Merced County Times Newspaper
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This year’s graduation season includes these little ones

BY MICHAEL BRIGGS Special to the Times Enthusiastic graduates, proud parents, and family members were in attendance recently at the Merced County Library main branch for the conclusion and graduation ceremony of the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.” What began as a pilot program in 2017 has progressed into a blossoming avenue…

State of the College address highlights access, expansion

Energized by new initiatives to improve student access and enrollment, and a community willing to invest in campus expansion with new facilities and programs, Merced College — the largest institution of higher education in the region — is considered “stronger than ever before.” Those are the words of Merced College President Chris …

Leland to step down as UC Merced Chancellor

https://youtu.be/7pk9nnbFa7Y Dorothy Leland announced today (May 13) her intention to step down as chancellor of the University of California, Merced, effective Aug. 15, 2019. “These have been the most gratifying eight years of my long professional career,” said Leland, who was appointed by the Board of Regents in 2011 to serve as the third…

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