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September 2016
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New wellness program at LMC

The Contra Costa Community College District and JFK University Community Counseling Centers have partnered to offer the new Student Wellness Program at all three district colleges. The Student Wellness Program allows students to receive short-term personal counseling services that address the challenges they may experience while balancing work, family and academic responsibilities.
Program services include:
  • Free, confidential individual and/or specialized group therapy, conveniently located at both the Pittsburg campus and the Brentwood Center
  • A safe and welcoming environment to share feelings
  • Warm and caring therapists* (*JFK University graduate trainees and interns, supervised by licensed clinicians)
Services are available throughout the academic year beginning the first week of October, twice a week at the Pittsburg campus and once a week at the Brentwood Center. Visit the Student Wellness Program page for additional information and to schedule a confidential appointment.
  • September 9 -- Last day to request Pass/No Pass (P/NP) on Fall 2016 courses marked SC (Student Choice)
  • September 15 -- Begin accepting Spring 2017 online applications for admission
  • September 15 -- Last day to submit an Early Spring 2017 Graduation Application to receive early registration appointment for Spring 2017
  • September 23 --Native American Day holiday, college closed
  • October 3 -- Last day to apply for Fall 2016 graduation
  • November 11 -- Veteran's Day holiday, college closed
More important dates
Short term classes

Need another unit or two to fill out your schedule? There are still lots of late-start short-term classes available! Here is a complete list of late-start classesCheck availability and register online.
Library Open Saturdays

Looking  for a quiet place to study or a computer you can use on a Saturday? We have good news! The LMC Library is now open on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Stop by and consult a reference librarian, type and print a paper, use our wifi or just browse library books and other media. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

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New financial aid disbursement methods
Students now have three options to receive their financial aid awards. Sign up today! The funding options are:
  • 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: Delivered up to 14 days after funds are disbursed.
Sign up and learn more about these Electronic Disbursement Options online at . See our New FA Funding Options FAQs handout for more information.

Changes to the Full-Time Student Success Grant
New for 2016-2017, full-time Cal Grant C recipients are now eligible for the Full-Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG), as well! Note that eligibility for Cal Grant C and enrollment in full time (12) units are required.
Important Notifications about Your Financial Aid Status
The Financial Aid Office sends all communications through InSite. Remember, checking your Missing Information Checklist on InSite and submitting all requested documents or information will help us get you through the financial aid process in a timely manner. You may also check your Award Letter on InSite! 

Loss of BOG Fee Waiver eligibility

Effective Fall 2016, California community college students receiving the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver must meet minimum academic and progress standards to be eligible for the program.

Students must: 
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA. (grade point average) of at least 2.0
  • Successfully complete at least 50 percent of all units attempted
If a student is not able to meet any combination of these standards for two consecutive primary terms (fall and spring), they will lose fee waiver eligibility. If you need more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office or go to BOGFW Program Changes.

Important changes for 2017-2018 FAFSA
Starting October 2016, important changes are coming to the financial aid application process for students applying for the 2017-2018 academic year.  These changes include:
  • Submit a FAFSA earlier: Students will now be able to submit applications for 2017-2018 as early as October 1, 2016, three months earlier than in previous application cycles when the application was made available January 1.
  • Use earlier income information: Students will report income from an earlier tax year.  On the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students and parents will report 2015 tax information, not 2016 tax information.
What are the benefits of these changes?
  • More time for students to apply and explore financial aid options.
  • Students and parents will not have to estimate prior year tax information or need to correct the FAFSA after using estimates, since taxes should already be filed and processed with the IRS.
Live Your Dream Scholarship, $1,500
Apply by November 15, 2016
Open to female students who provide the primary financial support for themselves and dependents, have financial need, are currently enrolled or accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program, reside in the United States, are motivated to achieve educational and career goals, do not currently have a graduate degree, have a social security number or Tax ID number, and are not are current Soroptimist members or previous recipients of this award.

Mike Truitt Memorial Scholarship, up to $2,000
Apply by October 6, 2016

The Mike Truitt Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Mike "Bear Cub" Truitt, an Antioch police officer who served and protected his community for 26½ years.

Eligibility criteria:
  • Must be accepted and currently enrolled in the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department Academy.
  • Must intend to pursue a career in law enforcement
  • Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Must have financial aid need
  • Applicant cannot be affiliated with any sponsoring agency
For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, see Local Area Scholarships or contact the Financial Aid Office.
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Weekly Transfer Newsletter
Are you getting all of the transfer news? Get the Transfer & Career weekly newsletter and keep up to date with all transfer and career related information, workshops, college visits and more! Sign up here

University Tours 
University tours for Fall 2016 are now posted online. Sign up here

What can you do with a degree in your major?
Wondering what careers your LMC major can lead to?  Find out here. More career resources 
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A Place to Talk
On September 15, the Office of Student Life and Counseling Services will be holding an event for the LMC community to come together and engage in meaningful and genuine conversations around the recent tragedies that have occurred. "A Place to Talk" will take place in L-109 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
First LMCAS Meeting
LMCAS held their first meeting of the academic year on August 15. Elected and appointed officials of LMCAS represent all LMC students by providing the student body a voice and the means to use it. LMCAS is responsible for encouraging student participation, policy and decision making, enhancing the quality and scope of education at LMC, and bridging the gap between students and faculty. The public is welcome to attend the meetings which are held every Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in L-106.
ICC Orientations
Student clubs and organizations are beginning to start the chartering process! If you are interested in starting a club, please come to the Office of Student Life to pick up a Student Club Charter Packet, fill it out and submit it back to the office. Then attend one of the student club orientations to officially become a club at LMC. The first ICC (Inter-Club Council) meeting will be on September 12. Listed below are the times and locations of the student club orientations:
  • Friday, September 9 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in L-106
  • Friday, September 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in L-106
Mustang Madness - a follow up on a great week
During the first week of classes, the Office of Student Life and LMCAS welcomed new and returning students. On Monday, we provided free Jamba Juice to students to cool off from the hot weather, games and activities to win gift cards, and resources to help students be successful during their time at LMC. On Tuesday, we held our annual Mustang Day where students were able to learn about how to be involved with student clubs, organizations, and learning communities on campus. Over 20 departments and student organizations participated. A lucky LMC student was randomly selected to win a free LMC backpack filled with t-shirts, Scantrons, booklets, water bottles, pens and pencils to start off their year at LMC. The college president and deans provided free hot dogs. On Wednesday, students participated in a water balloon toss to win free gift cards to the LMC Bookstore. On Thursday noon and evening, students cooled off with ice cream while getting to know one another. The week was a great success, providing a welcoming atmosphere for students, opportunities for easy and enjoyable interaction, and a variety of information about the resources available to students at LMC.
Constitution day September 17th
Constitution Day is Saturday, September 17. Activities are currently being planned and will take place either the week before or after Constitution Day.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
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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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Assessment Testing
English and Math placement services will continue through September at the Brentwood Center.  Follow this link for dates, times and to schedule an appointment for Assessment . Don't forget to review the study guides carefully beforehand.
Choosing a Major Workshop  
This workshop will provide student resources, tools and insight to help you determine what major is for you. Everyone is welcome to attend!  No appointment needed, just drop in to Brentwood Center Room 9 on October 17 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. 
Center for Academic Support  
Instructional support services are offered for Brentwood students through the Center for Academic Support located in Room 13.  Services include drop-in tutoring and one-on-one reading/writing consultations by appointment. The Center for Academic Support is a quiet comfortable space where students can find collaboration and community.  Hours of services are posted outside Room 13 and Brentwood Center for Academic Support page.
Student Wellness Program
The Student Wellness Program is a partnership between the Contra Costa Community College District and JFK University's Community Counseling Centers. The program allows LMC students to receive short-term personal counseling services that address the challenges they experience both in and out of the classroom, and include:
  • Free, confidential individual and/or specialized group counseling, conveniently located at both the Pittsburg campus and the Brentwood Center
  • A safe and welcoming environment to share feelings
  • Warm and caring therapists* (*JFK University graduate trainees and interns, supervised by licensed clinicians)
Visit to Student Wellness Program page for additional information, contact information and to schedule a confidential appointment.
Transfer Services and Events
CSU East Bay Rep Appointments 
A representative from CSU East Bay is at the Brentwood Center once per month to discuss your transfer planning needs.  You can schedule an appointment by visiting or calling the Brentwood Center at (925) 513-1625, or you can book an appointment through the University Rep web page.
Transfer Workshops 
Transfer Workshops are designed to give you information on the application process,TAGs, personal statements, what to expect (4-year college life), special programs and more!  No appointment is necessary -- just drop in to the Brentwood Center, Room 9, on the following dates and times: 
    • September 13, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    • October 28, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    • November 15, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
University Tours
Tour buses pick up and drop off students at both the Pittsburg campus and Brentwood Center.  T ours are free and include lunch! Check out upcoming tours and book your space .

New Brentwood center coming in 2020 

Are you a full-time student who likes to play soccer? The Women's Soccer team is looking for more players! Contact Coach Zach Sullivan at for more information.