August 2008


Mt. SAC to Host 4th Inland Valley Black College Summit Sept. 13

WALNUT, Calif.— Area youth and their parents will have a unique opportunity to get college entrance and financial aid information at Mt. San Antonio College’s 4th Annual Inland Valley Black College Summit on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the campus Performing Arts Center, 1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut. Admission is free.

“We host this event each year to provide a forum for students and their families to connect with the alumni and admissions staff from Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and area colleges,” said Heidi Lockhart, Mt. SAC’s director of career and transfer services. “We want them to realize that going to a great university is within their reach.”

The event will feature a virtual tour of HBCUs and a panel discussion from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by academic preparation workshops, a financial aid workshop, and an outdoor college fair. The morning panel session will focus on the benefits of attending HBCUs, the supportive learning and social environments at these institutions, as well as the experiences of local HBCU students and graduates.

Information booths will be staffed by representatives of HBCU campuses, including Howard, Grambling State, Prairie View A&M, and Bethune Cookman universities. All representatives will be prepared to provide assistance in completing admission applications and financial aid forms, and discuss housing opportunities.

In addition, representatives from Mt. SAC and local universities, such as UCLA, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Fullerton, will be on hand to provide information about their institutions.

The Black College Summit is sponsored by Mt. SAC's Career and Transfer Center and cosponsored by the campus' Associated Students and the San Gabriel Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women, which has conducted similar programs throughout the region.

For more information, contact Krystle Bybee at (909) 594-5611, ext. 6389, or visit


Mt. SAC’s Fall Registration Continues Through Aug. 20

WALNUT, Calif.— New, continuing and returning students can register for Mt. San Antonio College's 2008 Fall Semester credit classes online or by telephone now through Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Continuing students who prefer to register online may do so at A student ID number and PIN are required.

Those who wish to register by touch-tone telephone should dial (909) 595-6722 to add classes, drop classes, and make scheduling changes. The service is available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Students must check their permit for their assigned registration date and time. They will not be allowed to register before their assigned time.

New students need to submit an enrollment application to the college's Admissions & Records Office, located in modular building 16F along Mt. SAC’s Miracle Mile. 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. New students must also contact the Counseling Office to sign up for the required orientation session before registering for classes.

Mt. SAC’s Fall Semester classes begin on Monday, Aug. 25.

For more registration information, call the Mt. SAC Admissions & Records Office at (909) 594-4415.

Mt. SAC Names Virgina Burley Vice President of Instruction

WALNUT, Calif.--Dr. Virginia Burley, a Mt. San Antonio College faculty member and administrator for more than 20 years, has been named the new vice president of instruction at the college.

Burley oversees all instructional programs and services, including seven academic divisions and a workforce of more than 2,300 full and part-time faculty members, administrators, and staff.

“Ginny brings a wealth of experience in both academics and administration, which are needed to take our excellent educational program at Mt. SAC to the next level,” said Mt. SAC President John S. Nixon.

Burley joined Mt. SAC in 1986 as an English professor and later was named associate dean of humanities and social sciences. In 2004, she was selected dean of instructional services. For past year, she has served as the interim vice president of instruction.

During her tenure at Mt. SAC, she chaired for the English Department for four years, on the college’s Academic Senate, and as President of the Faculty Association.

Burley has earned numerous awards and recognition, including the college’s Outstanding Administrator Award and National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching Award.

She holds a bachelor’s in English from California State University Northridge, and a master’s in English and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Claremont Graduate University. She lives in Alta Loma.

Mt. SAC offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of academic disciplines, including credit and noncredit/continuing education courses that lead to university transfer and employment for more than 65,000 students annually.