Los Medanos CollegeJune 2013

Summer is here!  The weather is warm and it's time for fun and relaxation -- vacations, swimming, hiking, barbecues or just lounging on the deck with a good book. It may also be the perfect time to squeeze in a class or two, so don't forget that the six-week summer session begins Monday, June 17.  


There are some other important dates to be aware of this month, too, so please take time to read through this newsletter as you sip your lemonade.

Important Dates
  • May 31-August 2 -- College closed on Fridays 
  • June 17-July 25 -- Traditional 6-week summer session
  • July 1 -- Last day to apply for Summer 2013 graduation
  • July 4 -- Independence Day, college closed
  • August 1 -- First day to submit early Spring 2013 graduation application to receive an early registration appointment for Spring 2013
  • August 7 -- Begin Fall 2013 open/walk-in registration for all college students
  • August 8 -- Begin Fall 2013 registration for  all special admit/concurrent high school students    
  • August 16 -- Fall semester begins 

More important dates   

Admissions Reminders

View photos Graduation

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 graduates! If you completed your academic coursework in spring, your diploma will be mailed to the address we have on file no later than September 15. If you will complete your requirements in the summer, your diploma will be mailed no later than October 15. Go to WebAdvisor to update your address, if necessary. For more information see graduation policies.


Please be sure to sign the Graduation Memory Book!


Important Information About Summer Classes

Because summer sessions are much shorter than semesters, add, drop and refund deadlines are much earlier. it is vital, therefore, that you make sure you are properly registered in your classes and that you ascertain the drop and refund dates by checking "My Class Schedule" in WebAdvisor.


Don't Forget Your Summer Parking Permit!

Buy permit on insite Parking permits are required for motor vehicles parked at the Pittsburg Campus during the 6-week summer session. Summer parking permits are $20 for automobiles and $10 for motorcycles or mopeds. Permits can only be purchased online through InSite/WebAdvisor.


The 6-week session begins June 17th and police will begin citing vehicles without permits on June 24th.  Why not beat the rush and purchase your permit now?   


Summer University Rep Visit Schedule

Summer University Representative Visit Schedule

University representatives will be on campus this summer to meet with students who may be interested in transferring to their schools. Call or stop by the Transfer Center to schedule your appointment today!  University Rep. Schedule


Scholarship News

Region 9 Mary Horton Scholarship

Apply for scholarships The California Nurses Association - Region 9 Martha Horton Scholarship was established to encourage ethnic and socio-economic diversity in nursing. This $500 scholarship is intended to support those accepted for admission to a 2-year accredited associate degree nursing program and planning to complete the degree program within two years. Applicants must live in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt, Mendocino, Contra Costa, or Solano counties.  Deadline to apply: August 1, 2013. Region 9 Application


For a list of other available scholarships, visit: www.losmedanos.edu/scholarships


Sausalito Art Festival Foundation (SAFF) Scholarship  

The SAFF Scholarship Program supports the mission of the Sausalito Art Festival Foundation to encourage, promote, and support the arts for the community. Four $5000 scholarships totaling $20,000 are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors and to currently enrolled college students. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2013. 

Application and eligibility requirements  


Student Life News

Blood Drive

Student Life and Blood Centers of the Pacific will be hosting a blood drive on campus on Thursday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room (L109). For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, contact the Student Life Office at 925-439-2181, ext. 3266 or sign up online at www.bloodheroes.com, click on "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code = losMC.

Bookstore Updates

LMC bookstore LMC Bookstore Summer Hours

Monday -Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday


Extended Store Hours

June 17 - 20, 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


The Bookstore will be closed on July 2 for Inventory.


Textbook Buyback

July 24 and 25, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  


Process Technology Program Info Meetings

Information session Are you interested in a high growth career making $50,000 to $75,000 a year in Contra Costa County?  If so, you might be interested in a position as a process technician, one of the people who run petrochemical operations. Companies are hiring now.   


To learn more, attend one of the information meetings listed below.     

  • Thursday, June 13,
    7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 20,
    7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, July 25,
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, August 1,
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All information sessions will be held in the Library Community Room, L-109. Sign up for a Process Technology Information Session.


Mustang Baseball News 

LMC Mustangs

Minnesota Twins Draft LMC Outfielder  

The third day of the 2013 Major League Baseball Player Draft was a great day for Los Medanos and their sophomore outfielder Kelly Starnes. Starnes was the 40th round selection of the Minnesota Twins. "This opportunity is a result of Kelly's tireless work ethic and drive to get better each and every day, explained Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. I'm very excited to see where this takes him, and I am very excited for what this means for our program. It is the recognition our great players deserve for the type of work they are putting in and the type of people they are becoming. Hopefully, Kelly is the first of many draft selections we get to brag about in the coming years."


Kelly Starnes Selected for 2013 All-Northern California Team

LMC Center Fielder Kelly Starnes was chosen as a member of the 2013 All-Northern California Team. This team is made up of players who were Unanimous 1st Team Selections in their Conference Post Season Awards. Starnes was a Unanimous 1st Team Outfielder in the Bay Valley Conference. "It's a great award for a great player," explained Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. "Kelly is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached, and this recognition is a testament to all the hard work he put in to getting better every day for the past two years here at LMC."


Mustang Baseball End-of-the-Season Awards 

The Mustangs Baseball Program 2nd Annual End-of-the-Season Awards, as voted on by the players and coaches, were announced as follows:


Pitcher of the Year

Left-handed pitcher Peter Nyznyk was named the top pitcher for the 2013 season. Nyznyk led the team in almost every pitching category, including innings pitched (103.1), strikeouts (72), wins (6), games started and complete games. "Peter was an absolute work horse for us for two years," explained Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. "He did everything we asked him to do and more on the mound, and what made him great was his competitive fire to always get better and help make those around him better as well."


Defensive Player of the Year 

The defensive player of the year award was given to both shortstop Ryan Lacy and outfielder Christian Kaplan. Lacy played every inning of every game at shortstop during the 2013 season. Kaplan was the everyday left fielder for the Mustangs. "Defensive awards are the hardest to give out because there are so many less numbers to evaluate guys on," said Coach D'Albora of the two. "Ryan was solid for us up the middle every day. This 2013 team was one of the best defensive teams we've had here at LMC and that starts with the presence you have up the middle. Especially down the stretch at the end of the year, we could not have asked for a better shortstop than Ryan Lacy. I think Kaplan's season defensively was summed up with the play he made in Santa Rosa to save a close game. He made a diving catch down the line in left that was probably one of the best outfield catches I have ever seen. He was capable everyday of not just making the routine play but going all out and making an ESPN caliber play to spark a team and save a run."


Most Valuable Player 

The 2013 Most Valuable Player was awarded to outfielder Kelly Starnes. Starnes was the everyday center fielder for LMC, and also one of the key offensive pieces leading the team in hits (55), doubles (14), triples (7), and RBI's (37). "It's easy to look at Kelly's numbers and know why he was the MVP, but what we will miss the most as he moves on is his leadership by example and by the type of person he was on and off the field everyday," remarked Coach D'Albora. "Kelly Starnes worked his tail off for two years here to be, in my opinion, what will go down as one of the best players to ever play at Los Medanos College."


Jerry Coakley Mustang of the Year
The Mustang of the Year is the player who best embodies the culture and pride of the LMC Baseball Program and our motto, "Loyalty, Merit, Champion". This year there were two Mustangs of the Year, catcher Chad Highberger and infielder Matt McHenry. "This is Matt's second year receiving this award and Chad's first, and I can honestly say without these two people, we would not have been as successful as a program for the past two seasons," said Coach D'Albora. "A lot of people say that at the two-year level, you are only as good as your sophomores and their ability to lead and follow. I think we had nine sophomores who 100% bought in to the program and our values, and that group and our entire program were led by two outstanding men in Matt and Chad." 

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Admissions Reminders
Summer Parking Permits
Summer Univeristy Rep Schedule
Scholarship News
Student Life News
Bookstore Updates
PTEC Program Info Meetings
Mustang Baseball News
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