August 2010


Martinez Sworn in as Mt. SAC Student Trustee

WALNUT, Calif.––Mt. San Antonio College student Patrick J. Martinez was sworn in as the new student trustee for the 2010-11 academic year during the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees' August 25 meeting.

As student trustee, Martinez, 26, 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.

Martinez, a resident of Diamond Bar, is an international business/public policy major at Mt. SAC and carries a 3.7 GPA. As a 19-year-old in 2004, he ran as a candidate for the State Assembly’s 60th District seat. Martinez served as the Mt. SAC Associated Students (student government) president last year and is active with the college’s Honor Program and the Forensics Team. After he graduates from Mt. SAC, he plans to transfer to USC as a public policy major.


Mt. SAC to Offer Child Care Food Program

WALNUT, Calif.–– For the 16th 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 to age 5.

For more information, call the Mt. SAC Child Development Center at (909) 594-5611, ext. 4920.


Mt. SAC to Host 6th Inland Valley Black College Summit Sept. 25

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 6th Annual Inland Valley Black College Summit on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 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, followed by academic preparation workshops, a financial aid workshop, and an outdoor college and vendor 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 Morehouse College and Howard, Bethune Cookman, and Grambling State universities. All reps 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 UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Long Beach, will be on hand to provide information about their institutions.

The Black College Summit is sponsored by Mt. SAC's Career and Transfer Services 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