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April 2016
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Student Success Ceremony

Are you receiving a scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year? Or are you transferring to a 4-year college or university in the fall? If so, you are cordially invited to participate in and be honored at the Student Success Ceremony on Friday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the LMC Recital Hall, MU-720. A reception will follow. Bring your family and celebrate with fellow students, faculty and staff! Sign up online by Thursday, May 5.

If you go, let us know! 
Transferring this fall?  We want to know!  And to prove it we are offering you a chance to win an iPad!
Come to Transfer Services on the upper level of the Student Services Center with your letter of acceptance, then RSVP online for the Student Success Ceremony. You must be present to win.
  • May 2 -- Deadline for Fall 2016 registration appointment appeals by students with more than 100 degree-applicable units or who are on second-semester probation or dismissal.
  • May 2 -- First day of priority registration for continuing students, by appointment
  • May 21-27 -- Final Exams, see schedule
  • May 27 -- Graduation
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Admissions News

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Graduation Application Status 
If you applied for Spring 2016 graduation, you will receive notification of your status and next steps to your Insite email by May 1.

2016 Graduation Ceremony

Are you graduating this spring? If so, the 2016 Graduation Ceremony will be your opportunity to celebrate your hard-earned achievement with your classmates.

This year's graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27 at the football stadium. If you have applied for graduation and completed the requirements during the Summer 2015, Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semester, you will be invited to attend the ceremony. See the Commencement Ceremony webpage for more information.

Check your priority registration date for Fall 2016
If you have not yet done so, be sure to check "My Priority Registration Appointment" on InSite/WebAdvisor to see when you are eligible to register for fall classes. Fall priority registration begins May 2. For the best selection of classes, it is recommended that you register on your priority registration appointment date.

Registration appointment appeals
Students who have more than 100 degree-applicable units or those on second semester probation or dismissal received a later registration date.  Students who qualify may file a Registration Appointment Appeal (see instructions on the form).

Beginning Fall 2016, students on second-semester probation will also lose their Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW). T
he Registration Appointment Appeal must be completed to qualify for reinstatement of the BOGW for Fall 2016. 

Fall 2016 Registration Appointment Appeals are being accepted from now through May 2.  An explanation and an educational plan must be attached.   
Apply to EOPS!

The Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) program will begin accepting applications for Fall 2016 on Monday, May 2.  EOPS is a state-funded student support service program established to promote the enrollment, retention, persistence, and success of low-income students and those from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education by offering services that are above, beyond and in addition to services available to all Los Medanos College students.

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Some of the services provided by EOPS include:
  • Book Vouchers
  • Parking Permits
  • Supply Kits
  • Priority Registration
  • Calculator Loans
  • Textbook Loans
  • Individualized Counseling
  • Comprehensive Education Plans
  • Mentoring
  • College Tours
  • CSU/UC Application Waivers
 For more information, program eligibility requirements and applications, visit the  EOPS website.  The deadline to apply is Friday, July 22, 2016.
Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application
The 2016-2017 Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW) Application is now available!
Go to the Financial Aid Forms web page and select the online or paper application.

Please note: If you have already completed or are planning to complete a 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you do not need to complete a separate BOGW application.
The Office of Financial Aid will determine your fee waiver eligibility based on your FAFSA.
Scholarship Opportunities
2016-2017 LMC Foundation Scholarships
Students who applied for an LMC Foundation Scholarship will be notified of their status via Insite email by the end of April. Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Student Success Ceremony on Friday, May 20 at 3:00 pm in the Recital Hall, MU-720. If you have been awarded a scholarship and would like to participate in the ceremony, RSVP here.
Open Scholarships
Sutter Delta Medical Center Auxiliary - Nursing Scholarship, $1,000

Open to students currently enrolled in college (or graduating high school seniors) who are pursuing a career in the medical field and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


East Contra Costa County Republican Women Federated (ECCRWF), $1,000

Open to female students enrolled for training at a technical school or returning to school after an absence to retrain job skills or obtain a degree or certificate. Must have GPA of 3.0 or higher. 


Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program, $2,000 -$10,000

Applicants must be majoring in engineering, engineering technology, information technology, machining, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, marketing, accounting, finance, industrial management, information technology, or an engineering-related STEM discipline leading to a career in industry. Open to bachelor degree-seeking students with a 3.0 GPA or higher and students with a 2.7 GPA or higher who are seeking associate degrees and certificates. 

Kennedy King Scholarship Update
This year a total of twenty-five students within the Contra Costa Community College District were awarded a $10,000 Kennedy King Scholarship - eleven students from LMC, eleven from CCC and three from DVC. A total of $250,000 scholarships! This is an annual scholarship and will open again in the Fall 2016 semester for students who will be transferring in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018.
For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the Local Area Scholarships page or contact the Financial Aid Office.

Public Utilities Commission Industry Tour
Career Services is happy to announce our first industry tour! Find out what it's like to work in business/finance, communications, engineering, information technology, government policy, or science at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on Friday, April 29th. See Career Workshops & Events or come to Transfer & Career Services on the upper level of the Student Services Center to find out more!

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UC Merced Spring Transfer Admission Guarantees

UC Merced is the only UC campus that accepts spring semester Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs).  Applications will be accepted from May 1 through May 30. Come to Transfer & Career Services and we'll help you apply.

Career Counseling Available!
Do you need help figuring out what career to pursue? Our Career Counselor, Kristen Freeman, is here to help!  Make an appointment online  or call (925) 473-7444.
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Writing for Math Workshop

Do you have a math class that requires writing?  The Center for Academic Support is presenting a workshop just for you! "Writing for Math - Discover Pie (π)" will be held on Wednesday, April 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Academic Support, CO-304.  Master "bakers" Mike Norris, Rick Estrada and Caitlin Mitchell will answer all of your questions about how to write for your math class.
BART Transit Career Ladders Training Program

Does a career as a transit electrician or technician interest you? In order to meet the growing needs of the transit workforce, BART is partnering with Los Medanos College and three other East Bay colleges to develop streamlined pathways into transportation employment. The Transit Career Ladders Training Program (TCLT) will provide technical training for traditionally under-represented individuals including low-income students, women and veterans. The program will feature LMC's first "Industrial Technologies Summer Bridge", a 6-week program designed to prepare both transit and advanced manufacturing students for the rigors of technical instruction where math and English skills are key to success.

For information about the TCLT program, visit the  BART TCLT website. Sign up for an information session


S.T.E.L.A.R. Awards
The annual S.T.E.L.A.R. (Student Engagement Leadership Award Recognition) Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the outdoor quad. This program is an opportunity to recognize outstanding LMC student leaders and clubs. You can nominate other students or even yourself! Student clubs and leaders will be acknowledged and awarded for their positive contribution to LMC through their execution of projects and programs, commitment to growth, and their embodiment of the spirit of leadership. Recipients of the annual awards will receive a framed award and have their name engraved on our perpetual plaques. Nomination form

Advisor Appreciation Ceremony
The Advisor Appreciation Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room (L109). LMC student clubs will honor their advisors for their dedication, support and involvement during the 2015-2016 academic year. If your club is interested in participating in this event, please contact Joel Nickelson-Shanks at for more information.
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Latina Leadership Network Conference

The Office of Student Life is now accepting applications for the 29th Annual Latina Leadership Network Conference. All fees will be paid by Student Life.

The Latina Leadership Network Conference is an annual conference geared towards Latinas in the California community college system -- students, educators, staff, administrators, and trustees. Their dedication brings together diverse individuals to promote higher education and the professional development of Latinas.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, April 30. Check the Student Life Leadership Programs page for more information.

Academic Competition Winners
The 11th Annual LMC Academic Competition was held on Saturday, April 9.  Twenty teams competed for $7000 in scholarships.  Congratulations to the winners! 
This year's winners are:

1st Place ($3000): The Cinnamon Dragons - Jacob Smith, Gabriel Halladay, Sam Halladay, Todd Hirtler
2nd Place ($2000): Plaidicals - Rebekah Herink, Daniel Galindo, Monet Ketchum, Devanie Harper
3rd Place ($1000): Brainiac's - Prabhjot Singh, Linda Drum, Reikio Kubto, Cody Smith
4th Place ($600): The Other Boys - Marc Magarin, Claudio Ramao, Kyle McEachern, Jeffrey Johnson
5th Place($400): The Boiz - Hoaran Xu, Justin Bullock, Jackson Wise, Timothy Carter
Brentwood Center News

Assessment and Ed Planning
Assessment Testing and New Student Ed Plan workshops are available at the Brentwood Center from now through the summer. Schedule an Assessment Test; Schedule an Ed Plan Workshop
Transfer 101 Workshops
Transfer 101 workshops with counselor David Reyes are coming to the Brentwood Center on Wednesday, April 20, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 3, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Room 9.  Learn how to start the transfer process at LMC and get guaranteed admission to a four-year college or university! No appointment is needed; just show up on one of the scheduled dates to take advantage of this valuable transfer information!  More information can be found on the Transfer Center website.
Our Disabled Students Programs & Services program (DSPS) provides support services to students with disabilities to allow them to fully participate in and benefit from courses at the college.  Services and accommodations include, but are not limited to, priority registration, alternative testing, adaptive computer technology, sign language interpreters, textbooks recorded onto audio file and Braille.  Counseling appointments and accommodations are available at the Brentwood center. Call the DSPS office at (925) 473-7471  to schedule an appointment.  To learn more about services provided and how to apply, see the DSPS web page.
Tutoring Services 
Be prepared for mid-terms and finals by taking advantage of the free tutoring services offered at the Center for Academic Support, Room 13.  We offer drop-in peer tutoring in many subject areas, as well as one-on-one reading and writing support services offered by English faculty.  Take a look at the schedule of services posted outside the door to Room 13 or check us out on the Brentwood Center website. To schedule a one-on-one appointment for reading and writing services, just stop by the office or call (925) 513-1625.

New Brentwood center coming in 2020
StudentLingo is Here!

We are excited to share a new tool that can help support your success at LMC! StudentLingo is a series of interactive on-demand workshops, action plans and valuable resources to assist students in achieving their academic, personal, and career goals. The Student Success and Support Program (3SP) is sponsoring 41 online workshops in the following areas:
  • Academic & Career Exploration
  • Reading & Writing Strategies
  • Learning to Learn
  • Personal Management
  • Online Learning
Each workshop is broken down into topic areas for easy viewing! Check out our On-Demand Student Success Workshops web page to access StudentLingo.

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