February 2008

In This Issue
  • Important Dates
  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarship Deadlines Are Fast Approaching!
  • Transfer Center Update
  • Announcing the Umoja Scholars Program
  • Student Life - It's All Happening Here!
  • LMC Athletics
  • Come Celebrate Black History Month at LMC!

  • Greetings!

    Spring semester is underway and we wish you well with your studies. We hope you will pause and take a moment to check out the information below. Our goal is to keep you informed and help you succeed in your LMC experience.

    Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Important Dates

    • February 8 & 9 - CAMPUS CLOSED (Lincoln's Birthday observed)
    • February 11 - Last day to drop semester classes with no "W" on record &
      last day to petition for credit/no credit (C/NC) for semester classes.
    • February 18 - CAMPUS CLOSED (Washington's Birthday observed)
    • March 17 - 21 SPRING RECESS
    • March 22 - 23 NO WEEKEND CLASSES
    • March 24 CLASSES RESUME
    For additional spring dates, click here.

    Financial Aid
    Spring scheduel

    Cash for College Workshop - Register Now!
    Need money for college? Need assistance with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application? Do you have questions about the application? Los Medanos College is hosting a FREE Cash for College workshop on Saturday, February 16, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon in the Library's Community Room, L-109. Please feel free to stop by to speak one-on-one with a financial aid expert who can answer your questions and help you complete the application.

    NOTE: Please bring the following items:

    • Your federal income tax information for you and your family
    • Non-taxable income information
    • Other benefits you and your family receive
    • Student and parent Social Security number (if you are not a U.S. citizen, please bring your Alien Registration number)

    For more information or to register for the workshop, click here.

    Important Financial Aid Deadlines
    The FAFSA and CAL Grant priority deadline is March 2, 2008.

    Students who have NOT received a Financial Aid payment for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters must submit all requested documentation to the LMC Financial Aid Office NO LATER THAN Friday, February 8, 2008 by 2:00 p.m. to meet the next payday of February 29, 2008.

    It is not too late to apply for 2007-2008 Financial Aid. Please visit the FAFSA website . Applications are also being accepted now for 2008 - 2009 financial aid. Apply now for the fall 2008 semester.

    Please call (925) 439-2181, ext. 3139, to schedule an appointment to meet with a Financial Aid Staff member or visit our office during drop-in hours. We are located in room CC3-431.

    For more information, visit the Financial Aid webpage.

    Scholarship Deadlines Are Fast Approaching!

    Need $8,000 for College? Apply for the Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship.

    The deadline of February 15, 2008 is fast approaching. This scholarship is for two years, $4,000 per year, for a total of $8,000 per recipient. The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund has a goal of awarding forty (40) of these scholarships in March of 2008 to students of the Contra Costa Community College District in honor of Kennedy- King's 40th Anniversary!

    The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship fund was founded in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. It provides $8,000 college scholarships to students from minority groups underrepresented at California's four-year colleges and universities with financial need and who have demonstrated academic success at one of the three community colleges in Contra Costa County.

    Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Information and Forms
    NOTE: All forms and related documents for the Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship need to be turned in to Mary Oleson, Scholarship Program Assistant, in the LMC Scholarship Office, Room CC3-440 NO LATER THAN February 15, 2008.

    Additional Scholarships are also available!
    These scholarships are administered by the LMC Foundation and include local organizations and LMC scholarships. A downloadable scholarship application is available by clicking this link.

    The application is due February 28, 2008. Awards will be announced in May 2008 and will be available for the funding of educational expenses at LMC or your transferring institution as applicable beginning fall 2008.

    For more information about other scholarship opportunities and the 2008 - 2009 LMC Scholarship application, click here, or contact Mary Oleson, Scholarship Assistant, at (925) 439-2181, ext. 3130.

    Transfer Center Update

    Saturday Drop-In Now Available

    From February 2nd through May 17th, the Transfer Center will be open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Counselor Bill Fracisco will be available to see students on a drop-in basis.

    The LMC Transfer Center offers assistance to students who plan to transfer to a state college, university, or private four-year institution. Support services are available to help students explore transfer opportunities, and to assist students with the transfer process. Guaranteed transfer agreements are also available.

    For more information, visit the Transfer Center in room CC3-434, call (925) 439-2181, ext. 3124, or click here .

    Announcing the Umoja Scholars Program

    A Place Where Dreams and Goals are Realized

    Are you interested in being a part of a program that will support your academic, personal, and professional success? The 'up and coming' Umoja Scholars Program will address student needs through academic support services and an African- American focused curriculum. If you are seeking to fulfill your academic dreams, come and be part of a supportive learning environment that fosters cultural unity and academic success. Holla! (smile).

    If you are interested in becoming part of this new and exciting program, please join our team: The Umoja Scholars Program.

    For more information, visit the Umoja Scholars website or contact A'kilah Moore, at (925) 439-2181, ext. 3243.

    Student Life - It's All Happening Here!

    Wanna Go Green?

    Are you interested in improving environmental responsibility and sustainability at LMC? Join The Green Team (a new LMCAS Committee) and take on this challenge. The group meets every Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the President's Conference Room (CC3-409). Contact Jamila Stewart for more info.

    LMCAS Invites You to Join

    Come join the LMC Associated Students (the official student government at LMC). Applications for positions are now available. LMCAS meetings are held on Fridays from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. in the President's Conference Room (CC3-409) or stop by the Student Life Office (Room CC3-800A). For more information, click here.

    LMC Athletics

    In the LMC Football Spotlight. . .

    Former LMC football player, David Tollefson, attended LMC for two years during the 1999 and 2000 seasons and then transferred to Northwest Missouri State University on a football scholarship. He is now with the NFL, playing for the New York Giants! If you caught the Super Bowl game, you might have seen Dave Tollefson playing against the New England Patriots.

    Another LMC athlete and current student, Tremel Kline, has made a verbal commitment to attend Division 1 School, Utah State, on a football scholarship and plans on signing a letter of intent in early February. This will provide Tremel with a full scholarship to attend Utah State beginning in fall 2008. Congratulations Tremel!

    More congrats to former student, Niko Arellano, who is now attending Kansas Wesleyan University, also on a football scholarship. Good going, Niko!

    Come Celebrate Black History Month at LMC!

    Come watch performance artist, Awele Makeba, as she performs "I'm Not Getting On Until Jim Crow Gets Off".

    "I'm Not Getting On Until Jim Crow Gets Off" is an interactive performance/dialogue as part of LMC's Black History Month Celebration.

    When: Friday, February 22, 2008

    Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

    Where: LMC Music Recital Hall

    Mark your calendars now for the Black History Month celebration at LMC.

    This performance is generously being hosted by the Friends of the Los Medanos College Library, and is supported by a grant from the Los Medanos College Foundation.

    Many thanks, also, for the wonderful publicity materials produced by LMC's very own Marketing department.

    For more information, click here.

    Admission is free and parking permits are not required.

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