July 2013

MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013

Mt. SAC to Offer Child Care Food Program

WALNUT, Calif.––– For the 19th 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.

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THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

Maureira Sworn in as Mt. SAC Student Trustee

WALNUT, Calif.––– Mt. San Antonio College student Karina Maureira was sworn in as the new student trustee for the 2013-14 academic year during the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees' July 24 meeting.

As student trustee, Maureira, 20, 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.

Maureira, a resident of San Dimas, is a communications major and carries a 3.7 GPA. She has served as a senator with the Mt. SAC Associated Students (student government) for the past two years. She is an honors student and has held membership in the campus chapter of Alpha Gamma Sigma, the California Community College scholastic honor society. Off campus, she works for her family’s business management company. After she graduates from Mt. SAC, she plans to transfer to UCLA as a communications major.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013

Mt. SAC Health Career Students Win Silver and Gold at Nationals

WALNUT, Calif.––– Mt. San Antonio College health career students recently won four gold medals and four silver medals at the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) national competition in Nashville, TN. More than 5,200 secondary and post-secondary students competed in 56 different health-related events at the national leadership event held June 26-30.

Arnold Brown (Ontario), Gabriela Franco (Hesperia), Cecily French (Pomona), and Irma Macias (Azusa) all won gold medals in the biomedical debate competition.

Han Duong (West Covina), Stephanie Gonzalez (La Puente), Amanda Repato (Corona), and Tenique Silcott (Fontana) all won silver medals in the biomedical debate event.

Teammates Michelle Alejandrez (Pomona), Darlene Cabrera (Rowland Heights), Deborah Delgado (Upland), and Bryan Everage (Pomona) placed fourth in the creative problem solving competition. Peria Borrayo (Ontario), Jeremy Kurkowski (Chino Hills), Blanca Tovar-Garcia (Pomona), and Laura Wroth (Chino) placed fifth in the creative problem solving event.

“We had 16 competitors this year, and all 16 ranked nationally as finalists. 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.

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TUESDAY, JULY 09, 2013

Mt. SAC Fall Semester Registration Begins July 16

WALNUT, Calif.––– Online registration for Mt. San Antonio College's fall semester credit classes begins July 16. Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 26.

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.


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WEDNESDAY, JULY 03, 2013

Mt. SAC Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships

WALNUT, Calif.–––Four Mt. San Antonio College students have recently been awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Arianna Rivera (La Puente), Blanca Flores (La Puente), Elizabeth Gutierrez (Montclair), and Jared Morales (Covina) were awarded the scholarships, which will allow them to participate in a study abroad program in England for the fall 2013 semester. Rivera and Flores received $4,500 scholarships, while Gutierrez and Morales received $3,000 in scholarship funds.

The students will attend classes in London where they will study British culture, philosophy, literature, and art as participants in the Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad, a cooperative venture among area community colleges.

Rivera is an art history major and plans to become a museum curator. Flores is a physical therapy major and plans to become a sports physical therapist or doctor. Gutierrez is a medical allied field major and plans to become a radiologist. Morales is also a medical allied field major and plans to become a physician assistant.

The Gilman Scholarship program provides under-represented students and students of limited financial means with the opportunity to participate in study abroad programs throughout the world. Seven hundred undergraduate students from 270 colleges and universities across the U. S. received Gilman Scholarships this year.

Mt. SAC also will offer upcoming study aboard programs in Taiwan (international business), Hawaii (geology and astronomy), and Spain during the winter and next spring.

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