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LMC FOOD PANTRY OPENS
 
LMC Foodpantry 
Visit the website for an updated menu

The Los Medanos College Food Pantry, a program committed to providing food to eligible LMC students in need, is fully stocked and ready to serve students with healthy and nutritious food! Students interested in participating are first required to have an LMC student and be a current LMC student for the semester receiving food.

What is the process to receive food?
  1. Students will need to first fill out an intake form in order to be verified as a student.
  2. After the intake form has been approved, the Student Life Coordinator will notify the student that they have been accepted.
  3. After they have been accepted, they can start picking up items from the Food Pantry.
  4. Students will line up and swipe their cards in order to receive food.
So, stop by the Food Pantry to fill out the intake form and to get more information. Student staff members are ready to greet you with warm smiles and to help answer any questions you may have.

Hours of Operation
Monday - 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday - 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  

Location:
SS3-817 (by the Cafeteria and Veterans Center)

Contact: Student Life Office,  (925) 473-7554


(The LMC Food Pantry is made possible through fundraising efforts, donations, and grants, and is partnered with the Food Banks of Contra Costa & Solano Counties.)  
IMPORTANT DATES 
 

February

  • February 16 - Last day to request Pass/No Pass (P/NP) on courses marked SC
  • February 17 - 20 - HOLIDAY: Lincoln/Washington Birthdays - College Closed
  • February 28 - Last day to submit Early Summer 2017 Graduation Application

March

  • March 1 - First day to submit early Fall 2017 Graduation Application
  • March 1 - Last day to apply for Spring 2017 Graduation

April

  • April 3 through April 8 - SPRING BREAK - No Classes

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

View the events for Black History Month 
Join Student Life in celebrating Black History Month at LMC. There are many exciting activities planned throughout the month. To view all Black History Month activities please visit:
 
February 14th, 2017: Black Lives Matter Panel
12:00pm - 2pm in L-109
LMC student club, California Association of Woke Student (C.A.W.S) and the Honors Club are co-sponsoring a speakers panel on the Black Lives Matter movement. Learn more about the movement from local activists involved.  
For more information, contact Marcelo Clark:  mclark754@insite.4cd.edu
 
February 23, 2017: Hidden Figures - Movie Matinee & Discussion
2:00 p.m. at Maya Cinema
LMC's own Dean of Math & Science, Dr. A'kilah Moore and MESA Program Director, Dr. Nicole Trager, will be leading a short discussion and Q&A on the film, "Hidden Figures". "Hidden Figures"
  is a movie based on the true story of a team of African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.
 
Free tickets are available for LMC students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community, but seating is limited. Interested parties must register by following this link:  
 
  March 2, 2017: Trip to the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD),
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), based in the Bay Area, is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures all across the globe.
LMC students and staff can register here: 
MoAD trip   
For more information about all Black History Month events, contact the Student Life Office at 925-473-7554.


Make your voice heard 
STUDENT LIFE SEEKS LMCAS SENATORS 
 
Student Government Senator Applications
Are you interested in making a difference at LMC? Want to have a voice in important decisions that affect you and other students? Want to gain experience and develop leadership skills? If yes, please consider joining the student government (LMCAS) at Los Medanos College!

Go here to access the:
Spring Semester Deadline:  Tuesday, February 21, at 3:00 p.m. Please submit to John Nguyen at the Office of Student Life. For more information, please contact  knguyen@losmedanos.edu .
We have short term classes
  ADD A SHORT TERM CLASS

Many short term classes still available for Spring 2017! 
 
Do you have a bit of room in your schedule? Did you drop a class and need to add a unit or two? Or, are you just thinking of getting started now, but don't want to wait until Summer or Fall? If so, LMC has a list of short term classes, many of which are still open for registration.

Take a look at the list and sign up today!
 
GRADUATING THIS YEAR? GET PREPARED!!
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Spring 2017 Graduates
Application Deadline - March 1! 
If you are planning to complete your degree or certificate in Spring 2017, the deadline to apply is March 1. Graduation is not an automatic process and the deadline cannot be extended! Please be sure to see your counselor to make sure you are ready to graduate. You can also use Student Planning to check your progress.

Graduation Applications
 
Commencement Ceremony Spring 2017
This year's commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at the football stadium. Students who have completed academic requirements during the Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters will be invited to attend the ceremony. More information will be available soon at the   Commencement Ceremony Web page.
 
Early Petition for Summer 2017 Graduation
If you plan to complete your academic requirements in Summer 2017, you can submit an early petition for graduation through February 28, 2017. By applying one semester early, you can get an early registration appointment for Summer to ensure you can get into the last classes you need for graduation. For more information review the Graduation Policies page on the website. If you want to walk in the Spring 2017 ceremony, you can fill out an additional form in mid-April. Watch the website for more details.
 
Early Petition for Fall 2017 Graduation
If you will be completing your academic requirements in Fall 2017, you can submit an early petition for graduation beginning March 1, 2017. By applying one semester early, you can get an early registration appointment for Fall to ensure you can get into the last classes you need for graduation. For more information review the   Graduation Policies page on the website. Students completing academic requirements in the fall will not participate in the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony.

Fall 2016 Graduates
Students who applied and completed academic requirements in Fall 2016 have already received diplomas. If you did not receive your diploma, please contact the Admissions & Records Office.


For assistance, contact the Office of Admissions & Records at (925) 473-7500 or email us at
View the student art show 
STUDENT ART SHOW


Los Medanos College Art Gallery
Through February 28,  2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
12.30 -  2:30 p.m. & 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Art Gallery Website:
http://www.losmedanos.edu/art/gal.aspx
Veterans Resource Center
Veterans Resource Center (VRC)
Spring 2017 Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.,  Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
College Complex, Room CC3-821 next to the Bookstore.
(925) 473-7511

The Los Medanos College Veterans Resource Center has been open for almost one year! Approved veterans may utilize the VRC to relax or work on homework. Appointments for Academic Counseling and Wellness Services are also available in the Center. To schedule an appointment, contact the Counseling Department at (925) 473-7449, or visit them in the Student Services Center, SS4-400.

Additionally, priority registration appointments are available by request to active military personnel and to veterans discharged within two years preceding the term of enrollment. To schedule an office appointment with a VA Certifying Official visit:  Veterans Service Appointments

For assistance, contact the Admissions & Records Office at (925) 473-7500 or  lmcadmissions@losmedanos.edu
TRANSFER & CAREER
 
Attend a Career Workshop!

Reflect_ Explore_ Persue
The Ins & Outs of LinkedIn
Wednesday, February 15, at 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Student Services Center, Room SS4-412

Create your LinkedIn profile, learn about tools for searching for majors and careers, and use it for networking.
 
Transferring?  Start Searching for an Internship
Thursday, February 16 at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24, at 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Student Services Center, Room SS4-412

Internships are a great way to get experience in your field right out of college. Learn about some tips and resources for finding internships by industry.
 
Interviewing
Wednesday, March 8  at 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 9, at 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Student Services Center, Room SS4-412

What do employers want to hear?  Come find out! Learn some tips and tricks to stand out during an interview and get that job you want.
 
Career Events

Career Networking Event
Wednesday, March 1 at 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Library, Room L-109

Connect with professionals from a variety of industries! Explore career fields through "speed networking" conversations!

For more information on all workshops, see the Transfer & Career Services Calendar:
http://www.losmedanos.edu/transfercareer
 
 
FREE OVERNIGHT COLLEGE TOURS! Apply now!

 

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Santa Barbara

April 3-4 (Deadline March 10) 

Apply Here 

 

HBCU Tour: Lincoln University, Howard University, Norfolk State, Hampton University, West Virginia State, North Carolina A&T, Bennett College

April 9-15 (Deadline March 10) 

Apply Here 

 

For information or assistance, contact Rachel Anicetti, Transfer & Career Services, (925) 473-7443.
ATHLETICS

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Join a College Team!
Are you interested in taking part in LMC's Intercollegiate Athletic Program and playing on a team? LMC has a proud tradition of winning teams and successful athletes who have followed their dreams of college graduation, transfer to four-year colleges, and career success. If interested, begin by filling out the Athletic Department's FIRST CONTACT INTEREST FORM. That way, an Athletic Department representative can contact you for follow-up!

It's Baseball, Softball, and Basketball Season 
Both our LMC Baseball and Softball teams have have their season openers and their games are underway. Also, our Women's and Men's Basketball teams are steaming right along and are about to finish up their seasons!

All teams are doing well and have some home games coming up. So, take a look at the schedule links below and plan to come on out to a home game and cheer our Mustangs on to victory!
 

BASEBALL SCHEDULE

SOFTBALL SCHEDULE


FINANCIAL AID 

Announcing the 2017-2018 FAFSA and California Dream Act Applications 
If you plan to enroll in 2017-2018 classes, get an early start on your application to ensure you make the first disbursement in the Fall. Priority deadline is March 2.  

Apply online at
FAFSA.ed.gov or https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ 
 

Money
Need help applying?
   
Pittsburg Financial Aid Lab Hours 
Student Services Center, Room SS3-309 
 
Tuesday - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
 
Brentwood Center Financial Aid Drop-In Hours
 
Monday and Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 
and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday - 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
 
 
Cal Grant eligibility deadline: March 2 
To be considered for a 2017-2018 Cal Grant award, you must have completed both application requirements by March 2, 2017 (Postmark Deadline):
  1.  Submit a 2017-18 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
    .
  2. Submit a certified Cal Grant Grade Point Average (GPA) form to the California Student Aid Commission (Commission).
 
   
I completed the 2016-2017 FAFSA. What now?
Log in to the InSite Portal and check if you have a Missing Information Checklist (MICL). Then, submit all requested forms and/or documents to complete the financial aid process in a timely manner. If you don't see a MICL, check your Financial Aid Award Letter. You may have an award package waiting for you!

To check Missing Information Checklist or Award Letter:
  • Sign in to WebAdvisor
  • Click on Financial Aid
  • Click on Missing Information Checklist or Financial Aid Award Letter
  • From drop down, choose 2016-2017
 
When will I get my funds?
Pell Grant and Cal Grant awards are adjusted based on enrollment at time of disbursement. Pell Grant awards will be disbursed in two payments each semester. Applicants processed and awarded after the "2nd Pell Grant Only" payment will receive one disbursement for the entire amount for the term. Students must be enrolled in at least six units to receive the Direct Loan and Cal Grant disbursements.To view the disbursements dates go to:   
 
 
Get your money quicker!
Students now have the option to receive their financial aid awards electronically or by check via standard mail. Direct deposit provides added convenience and funds availability sooner. Choose one of three funding options. Sign up today!
  • Money Network Enabled CollegeCash Card: A reloadable prepaid account; funds are delivered within one day
  • ACH/direct deposit: Funds are delivered to your checking account three to seven business days after the funds are disbursed.
  • Paper check: Takes up to 14 days after funds are disbursed
To learn more about these Electronic Disbursement Options and to sign-up, go to: www.4cd.edu/collegecash . You may also access our Frequently Asked Questions handout for more information.
Apply for scholarships now_

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! Apply now!
 
CalRTA Diablo Vista Scholarship Foundation: Extended deadline - March 1
This $5,000 transfer scholarship is open to current full time students at LMC or DVC, transferring to  four-year accredited institutions in Fall 2017, and have financial need. For more information and to apply visit:   
Assistance League of Diablo Valley is offering the following scholarships:
  • Foster Youth Scholarships - $500 - $4,000- Deadline: March 15
  • Spotlight on You - A scholarship for Vocational/Career/Technology Students - Up to $3,000 - Deadline: March 24
  • $2,500 Sandi Lou Back to School Scholarship - Deadline: March 27
  • $4,000 Community College Students Transfer Scholarship - Deadline: April 3
New Scholarships now accepting applications:
  • St. John's Mission Endowment Scholarship - $$$ Varies - Deadline: March 1
  • MDLPA and LSI Scholarships - $1,000 to $2,500 - Deadline: March 1
  • Pan-America Round Table of Contra Costa & Alameda - $$$ varies - Deadline: March 16
  • Delta Branch Music Teachers' Association of California Scholarship - $1,200 - Deadline: April 7
For more information on these scholarships and other scholarship opportunities visit:
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BRENTWOOD CENTER NEWS  

Student Parking 
We love our Brentwood students!!! But as a Brentwood student, you probably know parking can be tight. While student parking at the Brentwood Center is free, there are "No Parking" and "Employee Parking" zones in the adjacent lot and surrounding business areas that are strictly enforced. We advise you to be conscientious and follow the rules so you don't get a ticket or towed...yikes!!

For detailed parking information and maps of acceptable parking areas, click here:

Brentwood Parking Information

For parking questions or concerns, contact Brentwood Center Police Services at (925) 473-6919.

Student Services

Located just inside the front entry, on-site services include:

  • Admissions & Records
  • Assessment
  • Counseling
  • Bookstore
  • DSPS
  • EOPS
  • Financial Aid
  • Library- Textbook reserve
  • Tutoring
 
For assistance or information about all services, contact the front office,  Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or call ( 925) 513-1625.  
 
 
New Brentwood center coming in 2020