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Mt. SAC Important Message

COVID-19 NOTICE: To take classes ON CAMPUS this upcoming Winter 2022 term, vaccinations will be required. Fully online students are exempt from this requirement. Learn about the December 10 deadline for the first dose, exemptions and more in your Mt. SAC email or

Black History Month Luncheon

Black History Month Luncheon

Aspire students attending A2MEND Conference

A2MEND Conference

Aspire students attending A2MEND Conference

A2MEND Conference

Aspire campus involvement

Aspire campus involvement

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Message To Our Aspire Family

The Aspire Program stands united with our Aspire Family during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in need, then please contact our program at (909) 274-6396 or Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and our entire Mt. San Antonio College campus.

In Community,
The Aspire Program



Aspire is a dynamic program designed to provide essential educational support and services to increase the academic success, retention, degree completion, and transfer rates of African-American and other students enrolled at Mt. San Antonio College. We accomplish this through monthly workshops, academic counseling, and learning communities. Our aim is to develop a sense of “community” among African-American students, other students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Aspire provides:

  • MOTIVATION by offering inspirational workshops and events throughout the semester
  • CONNECTION to campus resources including Counseling, Career and Transfer services, Financial Aid, and other support services
  • ACADEMIC HELP through study groups, tutoring, and learning communities
  • CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING by providing educational forums and events that reflect and discuss African-American culture and history

Students in the Aspire program are required to:

  • Be currently enrolled at MT. SAC
  • Meet with the Aspire Coordinator for an Aspire Orientation
  • Meet with an Aspire Counselor once per semester
  • Attend at least one Aspire Event per semester 
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Student Recognition:

Congratulate the 46 students who maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the Fall 2020 semester.

  • Abdul-Mahdi Abbas
  • Justin Argueta
  • Amanda Blakely
  • Temore Bristel
  • Janelle Brown
  • Jonathan Brown
  • Sin Cheng
  • Sakori Chrishon
  • Trevor Clarke
  • Katelynn Coleman
  • Clarke Collier
  • Jeffey Dorsey*
  • Shavonne Dukes
  • Alyssa Garcia*
  • Fanny Giron Perdom
  • Kamira Green
  • Dwight Hinton
  • Maya Holley
  • Alina Hurtado*
  • Felecia Isabell
  • Deajenea Jacquette
  • Sanaa Johnson*
  • Mechille Johnson*
  • Candace Jordan*
  • Antunez Lee
  • Jing Lou*
  • Barret Miller*
  • Kathleen Molina*
  • Derrese Morganfield
  • Gillian Papabi-Manu
  • Chloe Ramos-Jackson*
  • Misty Richardson
  • Kiara Sangronis*
  • Nyaja Smith
  • Ashley Spencer
  • Velvet Stemley*
  • Ashley Valdivia
  • Zoey Ward
  • Breanna Washington
  • Raheem West
  • Felix Xie
  • Amahni Yarber*
  • Kayi Zheng Guan*

*Received a 4.0 or above

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