July 2012

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

Mt. SAC to Offer Child Care Food Program

WALNUT, Calif.––– For the 18th consecutive year, the Child Development Center at Mt. San Antonio College is offering a free Child Care Food Program to all children who attend the center.

Through this federally funded program, the center serves nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks to approximately 200 children from birth through age 5 without charge. In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Mt. San Antonio College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

For more information, call the Mt. SAC Child Development Center at (909) 274-4920.


Marin Sworn in as Mt. SAC Student Trustee

WALNUT, Calif.––– Mt. San Antonio College student Elisa Marin was sworn in as the new student trustee for the 2012-13 academic year during the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees' July 25 meeting.

As student trustee, Marin, 22, will present the student perspective on policy issues before Mt. SAC’s governing board. She 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.

Marin, a resident of West Covina, is an international relations major and carries a 3.0 GPA. She has served as a senator with the Mt. SAC Associated Students (student government) for the past year-and-a-half. She also holds memberships in the campus Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) club and the college’s chapter of Rotaract, the Rotary International youth program. Off campus, she volunteers for the California Mental Health Connection in Baldwin Park. After she graduates from Mt. SAC, she plans to transfer to USC as an international relations major.


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. 27.

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 $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.

TUESDAY, JULY 03, 2012

Mt. SAC Vocational Students Compete at SkillsUSA Nationals

WALNUT, Calif.––– Mt. San Antonio College vocational education students Leah Horowitz and Abdul Hameed represented Mt. SAC by recently competing at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference competition held June 23-27 in Kansas City, Missouri. More than 16,000 students, teachers, and business partners participated in the national showcase of vocational student skills.

At the nationals, Horowitz (Claremont) placed fourth in the electronic technology competition, while Hameed (Baldwin Park) placed twelfth in aviation maintenance. Both Horowitz and Hameed were previous gold medal winners at the state competition. Their participation at the national event was made possible by support from the Mt. SAC Associated Students, the student government at the college.

“The national competition gives our students the opportunity to apply their skills and compete at the top level with other students from across the country,” said Mt. SAC professor and SkillsUSA advisor Max Lizarraga.

The SkillsUSA championships are showcases for the best career and technical students in the country. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.

SkillsUSA is a nationally affiliated vocational club representing secondary and post-secondary students in the trade, technical and health fields. The vocational education organization represents more than a quarter million students in over 13,000 chapters nationwide.

MONDAY, JULY 02, 2012

Mt. SAC Health Career Students Win Bronze at Nationals

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

Perla Borrayo (Ontario), Tiffanie Dunn (El Monte), and Bryan Everage (Pomona) all won bronze medals in the creative problem solving competition.

Teammates Maria Bouz (San Dimas), Carlos Magana (Tustin), and Zachary Peterson (Corona) also ranked in the top ten as finalists.

“Six of our competitors this year ranked nationally as finalists, and that is quite an achievement,” 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.