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  • SDSU Launches Innovative Agreement with Local Colleges to Increase Degree Access

    February 05, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 05, 2020) – Local community college students will be able to access and attain a San Diego State University degree through new partnerships with two community colleges without ever having to step foot on the SDSU campus. As an initial pilot of the SDSU microsite model, SDSU will launch bachelor’s degree completion programs at San Diego Mesa College and Southwestern College in Business Administration and Criminal Justice, beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year. Additional programs are being planned for future years

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    Filed Under: SDSU, Degree Access

  • Nominations Open for San Diego Mesa College 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award

    January 23, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, Calif. —San Diego Mesa College has opened nominations for the 2020 San Diego Mesa College Distinguished Alumni Award. The Alumni Award program was established in 2011 to recognize former students who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of academic excellence and equity at San Diego Mesa College. The award recipient will be announced in March and invited to be the guest speaker at Mesa College’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 30. Nominations are due no later than February 21, 2020. Anyone in the community is encouraged to submit a nomination.

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    Filed Under: Press Release, Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Mesa Student Represents Women in STEM as Cooke Scholarship Semifinalist

    January 23, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    On January 23, 2020, San Diego Mesa College student Hanan Dirirsa was announced as a semifinalist for the selective Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the nation’s largest private scholarship for transfer students. The scholarship supports select high-achieving community college students with up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years as they complete their bachelor’s degree at a four-year university or college.

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    Filed Under: Jack Kent Cooke, Scholarships, STEM, Women in Science

  • Mesa College Resiliency Fund Campaign Reaches Over $100,000

    January 06, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. — On December 25, San Diego Mesa College announced that donations to The Resiliency Fund reached $100,000, and has since raised over $1,000 more. This is historic for the College, as this is the highest level of giving ever reached in a fundraising campaign. The Resiliency Fund will be a sustainable long-term financial reserve used to assist students in need, and thereby decrease their risk of dropping out of class or college.

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    Filed Under: Mesa Foundation, Press Release, Resiliency Fund

  • Mesa Bridges Students' Success

    December 31, 2019  |  Office of Communications

    With the passing of each academic year, Mesa College continues to be honored by the academic and professional achievements of our past and present Olympians. Those include the merits and accolades of our developing scientists in the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, which supports scholars from historically underrepresented backgrounds as they plan to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree in biomedical or behavioral science.

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    Filed Under: STEM, Student Research, Bridges to the Baccalaureate

  • Mesa Goes to the Land of Fire and Ice

    December 05, 2019  |  Don Barrie, Geology Professor

    This summer, when the predictable June cloudiness sets in over San Diego, a group of adventure-seeking travelers from Mesa College will be heading north to Iceland – the land of fire and ice. The trip will be co-led by myself, Geology Professor, Don Barrie, and El Camino College Geography Professor, Matt Ebiner.

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    Filed Under: Don Barrie, Travel, Iceland

  • $67K in 67 Days - Mesa College Resiliency Fund has averaged $1,000 per day in donations

    November 18, 2019  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. – Since its official launch in September 2019, the San Diego Mesa College Resiliency Fund Campaign has been receiving – on average - $1,000 per day in donations, with total donations up to $67,000 as of November 18, 2019. Leading donors who made this possible include California Coast Credit Union, which provided an Olympian Gold sponsorship, and a generous bequest from Mesa Alumnus Warren Rigdon.

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    Filed Under: Press Release, Mesa Foundation, Resiliency Fund

  • Mesa College Culinary To Table Series to Debut Local Chefs Italian French and Turkish Creations

    October 07, 2019  |  Office of Communications

    On Friday, October 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., San Diego Mesa College Culinary will present Chef Travis Swikard from Callie Restaurant, who will be creating signature dishes for his upcoming restaurant debut. The dishes will be a combination of Italian, French, Turkish creations sourcing local ingredients from local farmers. Refreshments and appetizers will be served in the beginning of the lecture.

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    Filed Under: Culinary, Chef Travis Swikard, Culinary to table series