On the evening of Tuesday, October 24th, Sariling Atin: We Are Our Stories, an inaugural literary reading, was held in G-101 to celebrate Filipino American History Month.
On Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the Shining Light on Generosity event, San Diego Mesa College debuted the naming of The Stand: The Pamela T. Luster Resource Center, in honor of former President Dr. Pamela T. Luster. Additionally, the event served as an intimate gathering that honored and recognized multiple donors who helped the Mesa College Resiliency Fund become a reality.
Sacramento, CA ---- This week, San Diego Mesa College Professor Dr. Veronica Gerace received the prestigious 2023 Regina Stanback Stroud Diversity Award from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC). As the official voice of California community college faculty in academic and professional matters, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) is committed to equity, student learning and student success. The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges acts to empower faculty to engage in local and statewide dialog and take action for continued improvement of teaching, learning, and faculty participation in governance.
San Diego Mesa College student, Renee Smaldino, competed in the International Interior Design Association Southern California Chapter Student Design Charrette on March 11 at the HLW International Office in Santa Monica. Renee was nominated by Mesa College for a chance to win cash awards and move on to the Regional Student Charrette Competition in Arizona.
November 6, 2017
On the evening of Tuesday, October 24th, Sariling Atin: We Are Our Stories, an inaugural literary reading, was held in G-101 to celebrate Filipino American History Month. The first event of its kind at Mesa College, it featured local Filipino American writers, including City College English instructor Ella deCastro Baron—author of Itchy Brown Girl Seeks Employment— Mesa’s Assistant Professor of English Jennifer Derilo, and former Mesa student and former Miramar College English instructor Jason Magabo Perez, who read from his recently published book, This Is for the Mostless.
These writers touched on themes surrounding illness, dislocation, resilience, and belonging. Poet Hari Alluri and former VAMP performers Edward Aparis and Jon Briones also shared their powerful work on themes of family, loss, diaspora, and struggle while still maintaining threads of hope and humor. It was a moving, and sometimes comical, showcase emceed beautifully by counselor Gabriel Adona.
Tags: Filipino American Writers, We Are Our Stories, Filipino American History Month, Literary Reading
Jennifer Nichols Kearns
Director of Communications