Los Medanos College Student Services Enews
April 2010

In This Issue
  • Important Dates
  • Student Services News
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • ESL Enrichment Fridays
  • ACE at LMC
  • Umoja News

  • Greetings!

    Late spring semester is an extremely busy time for LMC students! Not only are finals on the horizon, it's time to plan for next year. Registration for summer is under way and classes are filling up fast, so now is the time to enroll if you have not already done so.

    If you are continuing at LMC next year, be sure to check WebAdvisor for your fall priority registration date. If you are graduating, be sure to read the "Graduation Update" in this issue. Then read on and learn about some opportunities to make a difference at LMC, the Job Fair, the new "ACE" program and more.

    Important Dates

    • April 27 - New & Returning Student Registration for summer session on WebAdvisor or TREG
    • April 29 - Begin fall semester Priority Registration for EOPS, DSPS, & Qualified Veterans on WebAdvisor or TREG
    • April 30 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcript
    • May 3 - Begin fall semester Registration for continuing students by appointment on WebAdvisor or TREG

    Student Services News

    Assessment by Appointment
    Because of increased enrollment at LMC, students are now required to make appointments for assessment testing on the main campus in Pittsburg. Testing by appointment reduces wait times and guarantees a spot for you to take the assessments on a date and time convenient to you. Testing is still done on a drop-in basis in Brentwood. See the Assessment Center website for more information or to schedule an appointment.

    resume graphicCareer Center News
    Special Event - Free Resume Writing Workshop
    In preparation for the annual LMC Job Fair on May 5th, the Career Center is offering a free resume writing workshop to be held on April 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn how to market yourself in your resume and on an interview. This workshop is free to the entire community. Visit the Career Center website or call (925) 439-2181, ext. 3252 to reserve your spot.

    Graduation Update
    It's almost time for 2010 graduation! If you applied for graduation by the April 2nd deadline, you will be receiving a letter informing you of your graduation status, along with a copy of your evaluation, by the second week of May. If you have a question regarding the results of your evaluation, contact the Admissions and Records Office.

    If you qualify to graduate, you will receive another letter the second week of May containing instructions for the graduation ceremony. Caps and gowns will be available at the college bookstore at that time. The bookstore also sells announcements and other LMC items for graduates. Complete graduation information

    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Financial Aid News
    Financial Aid Awareness Day
    Would you like more information on Federal Work Study, fee waivers, the FAFSA, financial aid workshops, etc.? Come see us in the quad on Tuesday, May 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Summer Pell Grant Information
    If you are planning to enroll in summer classes, be sure to file a 2009-2010 FAFSA application. The required number of units for summer will be the same as for fall or spring semester. For more information about how awards are disbursed, see Financial Aid.

    FAFSA Reminder
    Although the March 2nd Cal Grant deadline has passed, you still have time to apply for the 2010-2011 FAFSA. For tips on completing the FAFSA, watch the video, "10 Tips to complete the FAFSA".

    Scholarship News
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    Comedy Night
    The Los Medanos College Foundation and Into the Fire Film and Theatrical Productions LLC present "One Great Night of Comedy: Two Guys + One Gal = Three Very Funny Comedians" Friday, May 14, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Los Medanos College Drama Department and the Carla Zilbersmith Performing Arts Scholarship. For more details, visit El Campanil Theatre.

    Tylenol Scholarship
    The Tylenol Scholarship Program helps students with healthcare-related majors manage the rising costs of education. This year, forty students will be awarded $250,000 in scholarships based on leadership qualities and performance. Any student who is pursuing a career in healthcare is encouraged to apply. Eligibility requirements and application

    ESL Enrichment Fridays

    The LMC ESL Program is pleased to offer ESL students the opportunity to practice and develop their English language skills by attending a series of free, informal, supportive, instructor and counselor-led workshops. May workshop topics include: "Oxford Picture Dictionary" software program, "From Grammar to Writing", "Conversation Circles" and "Reading Ring". If you are interested in attending, stop by Professor Boehme's and Professor Gunder's office, CC3-502, for more information or to sign up.

    ACE at LMC

    Stressing about math?ace logo Taking English 90 in the fall? Don't you wish there was a way to accomplish this while having fun? Well, there is! Apply to the Academy for College Excellence (ACE).

    ACE will give you many of the tools you need to succeed in college, in a career, and in life. In one semester, you will develop personally, academically and professionally. ACE is fun! You'll develop self-knowledge and learn success strategies. ACE will help you reconnect with your motivation and learn effective communication and stress-management techniques. You'll discover how you learn best, while receiving strong support from some of the best teachers on campus and learning research skills that will help you tremendously with spring semester's English 100 and Math 34 (statistics) classes. A distinctive quality about ACE is its focus on professional skills. You'll learn teamwork, leadership and communication techniques usually reserved for the wealthiest few in America.

    For more information, check out LMC's ACE website or email Tue Rust at trust@losmedanos.edu.

    Umoja News

    USP Now Accepting Applications
    The Umoja Scholars Program (USP) is now accepting applications. USP is designed to address your 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. We are currently accepting applications for the third cohort of Umoja's Learning Community Scholars for students who are able to enroll in the Summer Bridge Learning Community (Math Refresher and Study Skills) or Fall Learning Community (English 70-1534 and Math 12-1450). There is also limited space available in Sankofa Cohort Fall Learning Community (English 100-1414 and Math 30-1173).

    For more information and to print out an application, visit the Umoja website or contact A'kilah Moore at (925) 439-2181, ext. 3243 or Tess Caldwell at ext. 3375.

    Career Panel
    On Thursday, April 29th from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. the Umoja students will moderate a panel of professionals in various career fields (i.e. computer animation, health field, engineering). Come to the Library Community Room, L109, and learn about the different paths they have taken to get to where they are. You are sure to be motivated, encouraged, and inspired! Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the Umoja Scholars Program and other upcoming events, visit the Umoja website or contact A'kilah Moore 439-2181, ext. 3243.

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