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  • Mesa College Announces Partnership with Cal LAW Pathway Program

    October 22, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego Mesa College has announced a new partnership with California LAW that will create a pathway for Mesa College students to complete their education and enter the legal profession. Cal LAW collaborates with community colleges to encourage diverse students enter the legal profession in order to represent the diverse population of the state of California. Mesa College will begin accepting interested students into its Pathway to Law School program in Spring 2021. Community colleges such as mesa partnering in the program were chosen due to their high commitment to equity, demonstrated by college leadership and resources that provide transformative educational experiences and support for students on a pathway to a law career.

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    Filed Under: Career Pathways, Cal Law, Guided Pathways, Cal Law Pathway, Law School

  • Reborn of Crisis: 9/11 and the Resurgent Superhero

    October 08, 2020  |  Jennifer Nichols Kearns // Office of Communications

    Add writing a book to Professor Michael Harrison’s impressive list of activities and interests. Most people at Mesa College know him as a Spanish Professor, a member of the LGBTQ+ Task Force, the Co-Advisor for the Mesa Gender-Sexuality Alliance and even as a tenor with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. In his “spare time” though, he is a comic book fan. Really. Since forever. And, he loves superheroes in comics. And Comic-Con. Just ask him. His face will light up.

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    Filed Under: Michael Harrison, Gender-Sexuality Alliance, Spanish, Superheroes

  • Smiling on Success

    September 18, 2020  |  Claudia Perkins and Jennifer N. Kearns

    Due to continuity of instruction and rigorous adherence to guidelines and safety practices, 100% of Mesa College’s 2020 graduating Dental students who were seeking employment, were able to get hired this past summer, despite the global pandemic. Even though Mesa’s Dental Assisting students were not allowed to return to campus until June 22, 2020, during that time frame, the Dental Assisting faculty continued to engage and instruct students in their laboratory courses, remotely, through videos, virtual simulations, case studies role playing and discussions.

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    Filed Under: Mesa College Alumni, Alumni, Dental Assisting, CTE, Career Education Programs, DENA

  • Mesa College Announces the Dr. Constance M. Carroll Humanities Institute

    August 13, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    Today, San Diego Mesa College announced the renaming of their Humanities Institute to the Dr. Constance M. Carroll Humanities Institute. The Institute, which was originally established in 1990, was generously supported by Dr. Carroll upon her appointment as President of Mesa College in 1993, and has continued to be in the forefront of her work during her tenure with the San Diego Community College District.

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    Filed Under: Chancellor, Constance M. Carroll, Press Release, Humanities Institute, Humanities and Cultural Studies

  • Track and Field Team Captain Troy Cristobal Wins President´s Award Scholarship for 2020

    May 14, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    Troy Cristobal is the winner of this year’s 2020 Mesa Scholarship President’s Award, given annually to a deserving Mesa College student who demonstrates leadership and academic excellence in their undergraduate career. Troy is a worthy recipient on both counts, having served as team captain for Mesa’s track and field team since the spring of 2019, and set to graduate this May as an Engineering major with a cumulative 4.0 GPA.

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    Filed Under: Athletics, Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony, Scholarships, Track and Field, Troy Cristobal, Engineering, President's Award Scholarship, Sean Ricketts

  • Mesa´s Speech and Debate Team Goes National in Award-Winning 2019-2020 Season

    March 04, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    The Olympian Speech and Debate team is living up to its reputation as a competitive, award-winning force. After competing in four tournaments during the fall, and a fifth this semester, the Mesa Speech and Debate Team has racked up numerous titles and awards. They have been working hard and achieving success at competitions across the nation, including in New York, where Mesa students Franklin McKenzie and Katya Azzam garnered a well-earned parliamentary debate win against Ivy League Cornell University’s team (see below for a full list of achievements).

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    Filed Under: Communication Studies, Speech and Debate, Dr. Kim Perigo

  • 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: Degree Access, SDSU

  • 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