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College for Kids schedule features outdoor summer classes

This summer, Merced College for Kids (CFK) will offer in-person outdoor classes, as well as virtual classes, and registration is available starting April 9. Last month, based on new COVID guidelines, Lupe Ramirez, Merced College Community Education Coordinator, put out the word to CFK instructors to let them know if they were scheduled to teach…

MC alumnus found academic home on Los Banos campus

By LUCIANA CHAVEZ Special to Merced College This is the story about how Noel Felix came to feel at home on the Los Banos campus of Merced College, and how the support he found there changed his life. Understand that when Felix graduated from Los Banos High School in 2015, his mother had passed away a few years earlier, he had just turned…

Sierra Club showcases restorative prison gardening program

Community members who attended the virtual Sierra Club meeting on March 18 were treated to a presentation by Katerina Friesen, program manager with Insight Garden Program (IGP). Insight Garden Program is in 11 State prisons in California and two facilities outside California.  Friesen works at Central California Women’s Facility in…

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