Campus food pantry keeps growing, serving more students

Campus food pantry keeps growing, serving more students

Merced College students needn't go hungry. That's not a goal. That is the uplifting truth behind the student food pantry, which came to campus full time in 2017. Read More

Merced College Ag-IT Complex Reaches Construction Milestone

Merced College Ag-IT Complex Reaches Construction Milestone

Community members and dignitaries gathered at Merced College on Thursday to celebrate a major milestone in the construction of the college's new Raj Kahlon Agriculture and Industrial Technology Complex. Read More

Free Program to Train Students for Hospitality Careers Starts Jan. 31

Free Program to Train Students for Hospitality Careers Starts Jan. 31

MERCED, Calif. -- From customer service and conflict resolution to crafting cocktails, local students can learn all the skills they need for jobs in hotels, restaurants and more through Merced College's Hospitality Career Academy. The free, 12-week program kicks off with an event at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Mainzer in downtown Merced. Read More

Truck driver training begins at Merced College

Truck driver training begins at Merced College

Merced College would love to eventually have people banging down the door to get into its new truck driver training program. It is a perfect time for the college to launch this noncredit (read: free) program. Pay for truck drivers has increased during the pandemic. There are well-paying jobs to be had. Read More

Looking back at a year of learning and growth at Merced College

Looking back at a year of learning and growth at Merced College

When this year began, our society was still reeling from the first year of COVID-19. We were still working from home and students were still figuring out how to learn in online environments, and it was easy to slip into a mode of pining for whatever we had one considered "normal." Read More

Win-win: Host families, foreign exchange students share languages, cultures, friendship

Win-win: Host families, foreign exchange students share languages, cultures, friendship

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Line between work and life blurred long ago for Merced College alumnus

Line between work and life blurred long ago for Merced College alumnus

For California Highway Patrol Sergeant Luis Lara, success means living in his hometown with good health, a good family and a good job. Having all three allows him to do good for his community, as well. "It was great growing up in this area, and it's a great community to work in," the Merced College alumnus said. "I also want this area to be the best it can be. My family and friends and colleagues live here. It's good to give back. I need to give back. It's what I enjoy most about living here." Read More