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  • `Soldiers Who Salsa´ Dancing Up a Storm at Mesa College

    February 14, 2017  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    Student Veteran at San Diego Mesa College have been finding a new sense of community on campus this semester through free social dancing classes on campus.

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    Filed Under: Veteran Affairs, Soldiers Who Salsa, Veterans

  • Veteran Mother of Two Hopes to Make Positive Change for Children´s Health

    November 10, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    After nine years in the U.S. Army, Karina Miranda returned to her hometown to attend San Diego Mesa College, which she said she chose in part because of aesthetic beauty as well as its treatment of veterans.

    “There is so much support for the veteran community here – there’s just so much here for veterans to be involved with,” Miranda said. “They offer a lot of opportunities here, there are a lot of programs and it’s very flexible with the courses and hours.”

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    Filed Under: Veteran Affairs, Veterans, Veterans Day, Veteran

  • Army Vet Takes Pride in Watching SVO Grow

    November 09, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    After being in the U.S. Army for just over four years, veteran Jordan Agricula – President of Mesa’s Student Veteran Organization – is now a student at San Diego Mesa College applying to transfer next fall.

    Agricula – who has attended classes at Mesa for the past three years – was born in Hawaii, but grew up in California. After initially beginning college at Santa Rosa Junior College, Agricula dropped out of college and moved back to Hawaii, later joining the military to gain job experience.

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    Filed Under: Veterans, Veteran, Veteran Affairs, Veterans Day

  • USMC Veteran Chose Mesa to Continue Education

    November 08, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    Following in the footsteps of her father and cousins, San Diego Mesa College student Janet Langrehr joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1985, 29 years before stepping onto campus as a student.

    After having first received a degree from ITT and a paralegal certificate from University of San Diego, Langrehr signed up for classes at Mesa two years ago to pursue a degree in accounting with minors in business and computer information systems. She plans on transferring to a four-year school once she has completed her time at Mesa.

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    Filed Under: Veteran Affairs, Veterans, Veterans Day

  • Marine Corps Veteran Found Second Home in Campus Community

    November 07, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    After four years of service in the United States Marine Corps, Bakersfield native Freddy Cervantes began to pursue his college degree at San Diego Mesa College in 2014.

    Studying as an electrical engineering major, he currently holds a GPA of 3.86 and is the President of Mesa’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. In addition to PTK, he is a member of the Student Veterans Organization, Math Club, MATLAB Club and sits in with the Math Research Group. He tutors at Mesa in math up to linear algebra, Calculus III, German and Chemistry up to CHEM 200.

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    Filed Under: Freddy Cervantes, Veteran Affairs, Veterans Day, Veterans

  • Week of Events to Honor Veterans at Mesa College

    November 02, 2016  |  Lauren J. Mapp

    With Veterans Day on the horizon, student veterans and their support staff on campus are gearing up for a week of activities to honor their service.

    “We know that it’s not just ‘a’ day that we need to honor our veterans, it’s something that we need to honor every day,” said Ramiro Hernandez, Mesa College Counseling Department Professor. “Thankfully, here at Mesa, we’ve been able to make it into a weeklong celebration.”

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    Filed Under: Veterans, Veteran Affairs, Veterans Day

  • Mesa College was Next Step for Marine Vet Calvin Dixon

    August 16, 2016  |  San Diego Community College District

    U.S. Marine Corps veteran Calvin Dixon retired from the military in July 2014, and stepped into life as a college student at San Diego Mesa College.

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    Filed Under: Veterans, Featured Posts, Calvin Dixon, Veteran Affairs, Students in the News