February 2014

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014

Mt. SAC Flying Team Advances to Nationals

WALNUT, Calif.––– With a third-place finish at the recent regional airmeet, the Mt. San Antonio College Flying Team advances to the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s national competition and claimed its 23rd consecutive regional community college award.

“This year marks the 23rd consecutive year our team has won the top community college trophy—a truly remarkable run,” said Mt. SAC Flying Team Advisor and Aeronautics Professor Robert Rogus.

With 112 points, Mt. SAC placed third behind first-place Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University from Arizona with 333 points and second-place San Jose State University with 114 points. The 2014 Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON), a competition for university and community college flying teams, was hosted this year by Embry-Riddle on Feb. 4-8.

In addition to the Top Two-Year School Award, the Mt. SAC team took second in the flight event rankings. Manutea Maurin (Diamond Bar) placed second overall in the short-field landings event, and Josh Spolar (West Covina) took second in the instrument flight event.

The top three regional teams receive invitations to the national competition. The national SAFECON airmeet will be hosted by Ohio State University on May 12-17.

Over the years, the Mt. SAC Flying Team has consistently earned top honors as one of the best collegiate flying teams in the country. The team has won the Top Community College trophy at the regional competition every year since 1991. Mt. SAC has won the Top U. S. Community College award at the national airmeet in 1984, 1985, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007.


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014

Music Legends to be Featured in Mt. SAC’s 16th "Puttin' on the Hits" Scholarship Fundraiser

WALNUT, Calif.––– For the 16th year, Mt. San Antonio College will have the only stage in the world where you can see stars such as Lady Gaga, U2, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, and Queen together in one show as the Mt. SAC Faculty Association sponsors its annual scholarship fundraiser, “Puttin’ on the Hits.” Show times are Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 8, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., in the Clarke Theater.

Mt. SAC employees, students, and trustees, donning authentic costumes, will impersonate famous celebrities and lip sync their hit tunes. The program showcases several styles of music, including country, swing, R&B, hip-hop, and rock ‘n’ roll. This year’s show will pay special tribute to Mt. SAC professors Joe Franko and Phillip Maynard, who performed in the Hits for many years and who both passed away recently.

Last year, the Faculty Association raised over $12,000 for student scholarships, and over the past 15 years, “Puttin’ on the Hits” has raised more than $135,000.

Tickets are $25 and up for general admission at the evening performances and $15 at the Saturday matinee performance.

For more event and ticket information, go to http://tickets.mtsac.edu or call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 274-2050.


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Open Classes Still Available for Mt. SAC’s Spring Semester

WALNUT, Calif.–––Mt. San Antonio College still has more than 600 open seats for its spring semester classes, which begin Monday, Feb. 24. Openings in a variety of classes from Aeronautics to Welding in addition to high demand general education courses like math and English are available.

New and continuing credit students must register for classes online at my.mtsac.edu. New students must also submit an admission application online. For students who do not have computer access, computers and assistance are available in Mt. SAC’s Student Services Center during business hours. The Admissions Office is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Before registering, new students are required to activate their personal Mt. SAC portal account at the same website, which provides set-up instructions. Students will be able to view a registration date and time in their portal account and will not be allowed to register before their assigned time. New students must also contact the Counseling Department to sign up for the required orientation session before registering for classes. For more information about required orientation sessions, call the Mt. SAC Counseling Department at (909) 274-4380.

The enrollment fee is $46 per unit for California residents, and all fees are due upon registration.

For more registration information, call the Mt. SAC Admissions & Records Office at (909) 274-4415, or visit www.mtsac.edu.

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