M.O.M. support group offers more than a chance to chat

M.O.M. support group offers more than a chance to chat

It began easily enough. A group of Merced College students had gathered on Zoom last summer to participate in an improvement program. The single parents were all recharging their batteries before the fall semester. Read More

Women are leading the way at Merced College

Women are leading the way at Merced College

Do you become a leader with the right job title? Or does the universe anoint you when your talent and skill combine to demand it? LaDenta Smith, Andrea Garibay, Sabrina Frias and Tzitzijank Jazmin Serrano all fit one or both of those descriptions in their daily work at Merced College. They all deserve the spotlight. Read More

Aspiring politician eyes future in public office

Aspiring politician eyes future in public office

Taylor Brown has wanted to serve as an elected official since she was in elementary school. Something about watching her mother Christie bring history to life, reading books about Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and other historical figures, has filled her with the hunger to chase public office. Read More

New equity 'hub' a space for all Merced College students

New equity 'hub' a space for all Merced College students

Merced College has for years offered programs to specifically reach and nurture Black students, Latino students, disabled students, students who are military veterans, foster youth, homeless or anyone struggling academically. Read More

New Umoja program to better serve black students and others

New Umoja program to better serve black students and others

In linguistic terms, "Umoja" is a Kiswahili word that means unity. In Merced College terms, "Umoja" is the name of a program that has been coming to life in 2021-22. Read More

Veteran finds path to her third act at Merced College

Veteran finds path to her third act at Merced College

Sara Friedman completed 22 units this past semester to finish her B.A. in Psychology at Fresno State. Taking on 22 units in one semester might seem insane for anyone, but not for a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, former chef, Merced College alumnus, 40-year-old, single mother of two. Right? Read More

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