Mendocino College Lake Center Assistant Denice Solgat has been chosen as the 2020 “Angel in Adoption” for California’s Fifth Congressional District, announced Congressman Mike Thompson last week. This award is granted to people across the country who make lasting differences in promoting adoption, permanency, and child welfare.
- September 29, 2020
- September 17, 2020
Mendocino College will continue remote instruction through the spring 2021 semester, announced Superintendent/President Tim Karas Wednesday.
“After multiple discussions with staff, faculty, and administrative leadership, the evaluation of guidelines by local and state health agencies, and recommendations from the State Chancellor’s Office, the decision has been made to continue holding most classes through a remote environment next term in order to protect the health and safety of our students, employees, and community,” stated Karas.
- September 16, 2020
At Mendocino College, part of our Mission is to be an, “intellectual, economic and cultural anchor for the region”, and it is our responsibility and honor to act as a leading public role in the district. Many Americans today are standing up demanding change throughout the US and in our own communities. This is not an easy time, but it is an important one. Change, and open, honest discussions are needed.
- August 20, 2020
As the academic year begins, Mendocino College is focused on the safety of students, faculty, and staff while helping students continue to pursue their academic success during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approximately 3,000 students will be taking hybrid – a combination of face-to-face and online classes – or fully online classes this fall. While the majority of classes and services remain online, the college has a reopening plan for limited in person operations that includes comprehensive safety guidelines and protocols to help keep students and employees safe and healthy.
- July 23, 2020
Mendocino College is pleased to announce the upcoming application period for the second year of its Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program. The application period will be open from August 15 until October 15, 2020 and students accepted into the program will begin their studies in January of 2021. Admission to the program will be based on the results of a random, computer generated lottery system. All qualified applicants will be included in the lottery.
- July 9, 2020
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has renewed accreditation for the Mendocino-Lake Community College District for another seven years, noting in an announcement letter, “The Commission commends the College for aligning its programs and services with its mission, which has guided the development of exemplary programs to support Native American populations contributing to the social and cultural dimensions of the educational experience of its students.”
- June 29, 2020
Enrollment and registration is open for the “mostly online” fall 2020 semester at Mendocino College. The semester will begin August 17.
- June 24, 2020
A grant from the U.S. Department of Education was recently renewed that will allow Mendocino College to continue its High School Equivalency Program (HEP). The program is expected to receive $400,000 per year for five consecutive years, beginning in the 2020-21 academic year. HEP has been in existence since 1967 and is an educational program which serves migrant or seasonal agricultural working families. Since its first award in 2001, the program has served close to 1,000 eligible migrant/seasonal farm working students in Mendocino and Lake Counties.
- June 11, 2020
The Mendocino-Lake Community College Board of Trustees approved the appointment of their next Superintendent/President Dr. Tim Karas on Wednesday evening at their regularly scheduled June meeting. Dr. Karas’ new role will officially begin July 13. Dr. Karas will be leaving his post as the President of the College of Alameda, a position he has held since 2016.
- June 9, 2020
Dear Mendocino College Community,
Our country is facing very challenging events. While we weather the COVID-19 storm, I am saddened and worried about the even larger and historical challenges we are being reminded of this week. The events of the past two weeks, including the racist killing of George Floyd, remind us of the perseverance of racism. Perhaps, for some of us, it could be easy to feel distant from the rest of the country’s strife in our relatively peaceful rural counties. However, our own local social fabric is woven by its own historical and structural racism.