Los Medanos CollegeOctober 2013

Time flies! Believe it or not, it's time to begin thinking about spring classes. In early November, Spring 2014 priority registration dates will be posted on WebAdvisor and the Spring Schedule of Classes will become available online. Now is a good time to make a counseling appointment to plan your classes for next semester. 


This issue features exciting activities for students planning to transfer, information about major scholarships, some good news for veterans and much more.  Please read on, and then take advantage of all that is provided to support your academic success -- and be sure to have some fun along the way!

 Important Dates  
  • November 11 -- Veteran's Day holiday, college closed
  • November 22 -- Last day to withdraw from full-term classes with a "W" appearing on transcripts
  • November 25 -- Begin priority registration for EOPS, DSPS, qualified veterans and foster youth
  • November 27 -- Special registration for DSPS notetakers, early graduation applicants and qualified athletes
  • November 28-30 -- Thanksgiving holidays, college closed
  • December 2 -- Begin registration for continuing students by appointment   
  • December 12-18 -- Final exams
  • December 18 -- Last day of instruction
  • December 21-January 2 -- Winter recess, college closed 

  More important dates      


 Transfer Center News 

Transfer Week 2013!

The week of October 28 is Transfer Week
! Please join the Transfer Center for the following activities and events:


Transfer Day and College Night:  

Meet with representatives from over 50 universities nationwide on Monday October 28th, 2013. Transfer Day is in the indoor quad on the third level of the College Complex from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. College Night will be held in the gym from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Don't miss these once-a-year event and the opportunity to meet with your top schools! 


Transfer Center Open House:

Are you interested in transferring but aren't sure how to start the process? Have you heard about the Transfer Center but don't know exactly what happens there? Or maybe you just haven't had a chance to stop by? Join us for our Open House on Tuesday, October 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in CC2-225 and get to know us!

Meet UCLA!
Join the UCLA Admissions staff for this recruitment event on Wednesday, October 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room, L-109. Hear what UCLA has to offer and what you need to do to be competitive in the application process. You won't want to miss this special event.


University Tours

Looking to visit a local university for free? We will be visiting two more schools this semester: 

  • San Francisco State, November 15
  • UC Santa Cruz, November 22  

Stop by the Transfer Center or visit the University Tours web page for more information and for registration forms.


Meet with a University Representative

Did you know that admissions representatives from all over California come to LMC to help students like you transfer? Schools represented include, but are not limited to: UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, CSU East Bay, Sacramento State, Mills College and many more. Stop by the Transfer Center, CC2-225, to make an appointment with a representative today. University rep schedule 


Questions about Transferring?  

The Transfer Center puts on a series of workshops each semester  on the following topics: the Transfer Admission Guarantee Process (TAG), how to apply to the CSU/UC System, and how to write a personal statement.  Workshops are held at both Pittsburg and Brentwood campuses. Fall 2013 transfer workshops 


To sign up for a workshop, visit the Transfer Center, CC2-225.


Admissions Updates
Graduation update 

If you applied for Fall 2013 graduation, you will receive notification of your status on November 15. Students who complete academic requirements will receive diplomas or certificates by February 15, 2014.


Students who plan to graduate in Spring 2014 may apply once they register for spring classes. The deadline for spring graduation applications is March 1. Please see your counselor to make sure you are on track.


Registration for Spring 2014

Spring 2014 registration appointments will be posted on WebAdvisor by the second week in November and priority registration will begin on November 25. Be sure to check "My Priority Registration Dates" in WebAdvisor for the first date that you can register. 


New enrollment priorities effective Fall 2014

The way priority registration appointments are assigned will change, by state mandate, beginning with registration for Fall 2014. Priority will be assigned as follows: 

  •  Veteran, Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS and CalWorks students will receive first priority.
  •  Priority for continuing students in good standing and who have completed less than 100 degree applicable units will remain the same.  
  • New students who have completed assessment, orientation and an educational plan will receive a priority registration appointment.
  • All categories of students will lose their registration priority if they exceed 100 degree applicable units or have been on probation for two consecutive semesters.  
 Career Center Update 

Career exploration  


The Career Center has reopened in its new location next to the Transfer Center in CC2-224. The center provides career development and career exploration services, such as self-assessments, resume and cover letter creation and critiquing, and mock interviewing. Students have access to computer work stations for research and browsing career-related sites, as well reference material from our ever-expanding library of career exploration and preparation books and periodicals. Additionally, career-specific events and professional development workshops will be held throughout the academic year. 


Career Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   


Blue ribbon New! Blue Ribbon Counseling for Vets


The LMC Counseling Department now offers priority counseling appointments to veterans within 5 business days. Student educational plans are required for all veterans. 



Appointments must be made in person at the Counseling Office, CC2-271, or by phone at (925) 439-2181, ext. 3334.  Appointments are also available at Brentwood Center, (925) 513-1625.  


 Scholarship News


Have you considered applying for a scholarship? Last year, over 200 LMC students received scholarships! To see the complete list of scholarships available to LMC students, visit the Scholarships website.  Here are a few great ones you can apply for now. 


Scholarships now available The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship

The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship application for 2014 is now available. This scholarship was found in in 1968 in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. $8000 scholarships are awarded to students from minority groups under-represented at California's four-year colleges and universities with financial need, who have demonstrated academic success at one of the three community colleges in Contra Costa County.  The application is due February 3, 2014.   Application information 


LMC Brentwood Center Scholarship

The $500 Brentwood Center Scholarship is awarded to a Brentwood Center student who plans to continue their education at the Brentwood Center in the Spring 2014 semester. Qualifications and application   


Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award

The Women's Opportunity Awards program assists women who are the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.  Applications are due December 1. Award: $1500. Eligibility requirements and application   


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need as they transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at the nation's top four-year colleges and universities. The foundation selects up to 75 community college transfer students each year and awards each scholar up to $30,000 annually.  Apply online by November 7. How to apply    


Pan-American Round Table Scholarship  

Pan American Round Table of Contra Costa & Alameda, an educational organization with a primary focus on cultural and ethnic awareness programs, offers scholarships in various amounts.



  1. One of the applicant's parents must have been born in a Latin country. Ability to speak the Spanish language is preferred, but not a requirement.
  2. The applicant must be a college or university student from Contra Costa or Alameda County.
  3. The application must be accompanied  by an essay (250-500 words) discussing your educational objectives and future plans. Limit your essay to one single-spaced typewritten page.
  4. Provide any other information that would assist us in your evaluation, such as:
    • Community activities and leadership positions: club memberships, offices held, volunteer work. If you have done significant community service and want this to be considered, please include a recommendation or verification. (Note: The recommendation letter should be written on official letterhead stationery.)
    • List of awards and honors you have received in high school or college.
  5. Recommendations from a professor.
  6. Enclose the official transcripts of your college grades.

Your completed  application package must be received by Thursday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m.

 Student Life Events 

Inter-Club Council Meetings

Inter-Club Council (ICC) meets weekly on Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in L-106. ICC is the coordinating body for all clubs and organizations on campus. ICC promotes engagement in community and college activities. If your club is a member of ICC, it is imperative that your ICC Representative attend the meetings on a regular basis.   


LMCAS (Student Government) Meetings

Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS) is the official student government at LMC. Their primary purpose is to advance the welfare of all students. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in L106 (Library Conference Room 2).  


Club day fun!  

Club Day! 

Join LMC's student clubs for a festive day of activities, bake sales, music and more on Tuesday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  in the indoor quad.


Blood Drive 

Student Life & Blood Centers of the Pacific will be hosting a blood drive on campus on Wednesday, November 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in L109. For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, sign up on line at www.bloodheroes.com click on "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code = losMC. Or contact the Student Life Office at 925-439-2181 ext 3266.

Soup Cook Off 
The 4th Annual Soup Cook Off is coming!!!!  Mark November 12 down on your calendar and help the Classified Senate raise money for student scholarships. Be creative!  You may enter your soup as an individual or by department.    

Contact Linda Maniscalco at Ext. 3111 if you have any questions, need an entry form or wish to volunteer at the Cook Off.    

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Important Dates
Transfer Center News
Admissions Updates
Career Center Update
Blue Ribbon Counseling for Vets
Scholarship News
Student Life Events
Soup Cook Off
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Academic Dates
Financial Aid
Transfer Center
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