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Health and Wellness Fair

24 March 2015

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Sustainability Fair

24 March 2015


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Join Puente on March 25 to Celebrate Women’s History with Inspirational Speakers

24 March 2015

Puente will present three motivational speakers to honor and celebrate Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 25, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Come and hear Carla Trujillo, Mariela Salcedo, and Danise Davis as they present inspirational messages on women’s lives.

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Good day, everyone!  On behalf of the Puente Club, the Puente Project, and Associated Students of Merritt College, please join us to honor and celebrate women of OUR community!!


When: Wednesday, March 25

Time: 11:30am -1:00pm

Where: Newton/Seale Student Lounge, R-110



Spoken Word — Poetry by Bay Area Students Student Speakers: Mariela Salcedo (Class of 2014) & Denise Davis (Class of 2016) Keynote Speaker: Carla Trujillo, Author and UC Berkeley Dean of Graduate Diversity Programs

Food: Catered by Otaez Restaurant


Mariela Salcedo is a Merritt College-Puente Alum (2014).  She transferred to UC Davis last fall (2014) and is majoring in biology.  Students who are interested in the medical field should not miss this presentation!


Denise Davis, a current Merritt student who is legally blind, will share her inspirational journey and talk about what she does to manage stress and stay balanced.


Chicana author, Carla Trujillo is a Dean of Graduate Diversity Programs at UC Berkeley.  Ms. Trujillo has dedicated her career to advocating for Students of Color  in higher education.  She is also the author of a published novel, What Night Brings, a story about the rites of passage of a young Chicana growing up in San Leandro, CA.  Trujillo has worked closely with the LGBT student community in the Bay Area.


We hope to see you at our event on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:30am in the Newton/Seale Student Lounge, R-110.


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21 March 2015

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Free Tutoring!

20 March 2015


Get a head start on success and visit the Learning Center at the beginning of the semester. Take advantage of free tutorial services in mostly all subjects. Along with tutoring, the center also offers classes to help you succeed as well as two computer labs. We are located in Room D187 and are open on Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, go to our website here or call (510) 436-2442.

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Ability Counts Club Presents “Women and Success” on 3/23

18 March 2015

Join the Ability Counts Club as they celebrate women with stories of struggles, triumphs, and success on Monday, March 23, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Keynote speaker Stacey Milbern, a diversity and inclusion thought leader, was an Obama appointee to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Our own Barbara A. Dimopoulos, Learning Disabilities Specialist, will also speak, along with Merritt students, who will provide stories with inspirational messages. Refreshments served. All welcome!


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16 March 2015

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T-Birds Fall Short in LA But Congrats for Great Season!

15 March 2015

Coach Keenan McMiller reports that, “Your (25-7) Thunderbirds came up short against East Los Angeles College in the state final four championships 94-83. The Thunderbirds fought hard but too many turnovers, fouls, and free throws kept the Thunderbirds from earning a victory.” See Official state championship wrap up here and see overview article of the game here.

Congratulations to coach, assistant coaches, and players for an amazing season from all of your Merritt community family!

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For Women’s History, ICC Presents Exciting Events on March 17

15 March 2015

The InterClub Council and Student Clubs are sponsoring a Women’s History event on Tuesday, February 17, from noon to 4 p.m. that will bring you powerful speeches, song and dance performances, open mics, and a film screening of “God Is Not Dead.” You can also visit the art display presented by your Student Clubs. Light refreshments will be served during intermission. (Faculty are encouraged to offer extra credit. Send sign in sheets to the Student Activities office so they are able to note your students’ attendance. Thank you.)



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Thanks to the ACCJC Visiting Team on Their Last Day; Debriefing at 2 p.m. in the Student Lounge

8 March 2015


Merritt-College-Self-Evaluation-1We will be saying good-bye to the ACCJC Visiting Team who arrived on campus on Monday and are leaving today. They will give a brief overview at 1 p.m. and then the president will give her appreciation of all the hard work the college community has done at 2 p.m. . Thanks to Dr. Elmer Bugg for coordinating the efforts that went into making the team’s visit an enjoyable and informative one.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), requires its affiliated colleges to undergo a comprehensive self evaluation every six years.

Attached for your information is Merritt’s Spring 2015 Self-Evaluation Report For more information on the accreditation process and details, please go to to our Accreditation website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Elmer Bugg, Vice President of Instruction, at

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