July 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011

Hernandez Sworn in as Mt. SAC Student Trustee

WALNUT, Calif.––– Mt. San Antonio College student Bruno Hernandez was sworn in as the new student trustee for the 2011-12 academic year during the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees' July 25 meeting.

As student trustee, Hernandez, 22, will present the student perspective on policy issues before Mt. SAC’s governing board. He will have only an advisory vote, which does not count toward the passage or failure of a motion. The advisory vote helps the board know how the student trustee stands on issues and strengthens the student role in the college's shared governance process.

Hernandez, a resident of La Puente, is a biology major. He has been part of the college’s Honor Program and has been active with Mt. SAC’s student government and the Accounting Club for the past year-and-a-half. He also helped establish the college’s chapter of Rotaract, the Rotary International youth program. After he graduates from Mt. SAC, he plans to transfer to UCLA as a biology major and eventually go to medical school.

### WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

Mt. SAC Health Career Students Win Seven Medals at Nationals

WALNUT, Calif.––– Mt. San Antonio College health career students recently won four silver medals and three bronze medals at the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) national competition at the Anaheim Hilton. More than 7,000 secondary and post-secondary students competed at the national leadership event.

Alyssa Lee (Pomona), Elizabeth Meneses (Diamond Bar), Joe Diaz (Pomona), and Judith Ongere (Covina) all won silver medals in the creative problem solving competition.

Tiffanie Dunn (Covina), Rashida Chappell (Rancho Cucamonga), and Brian Ragland (Fontana) won bronze medals in the creative problem solving competition.

Teammates Susana Palomares (West Covina), Cleo Ashmore (Corona), and Sikiru Bamgbose (Highland) also ranked in the top ten as finalists.

“All ten of our competitors this year ranked nationally as finalists, and that is quite an accomplishment,” said Mt. SAC psychiatric technician professor and HOSA advisor Mary Ellen Reyes. “Being involved in and competing in HOSA is a life-changing experience for students.”

HOSA, established in 1976 by the U.S. Department of Education, is the national organization for secondary and post-secondary health career students. The organization provides students in 40 states with skills, leadership development, and career development.

Mt. SAC Fall Semester Registration Begins July 19

WALNUT, Calif.––– Online registration for Mt. San Antonio College's fall semester credit classes begins July 19. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 29.

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 the Student Services Center during business hours. The Admissions Office is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 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 $36 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.