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Rising Scholars Program Looks To Grow

By Luciana Chavez When the Rising Scholars program began at Merced College in the spring semester of 2016, the mission was to remove as many obstacles as possible to assist currently and formerly incarcerated people to access and earn a college education. After seven and a half years, largely under the leadership of professor and faculty…

Graduating Blue Devils: Tales of Trials, Triumph

Students, family, and faculty celebrated Merced College’s 60th graduation commencement ceremony last Friday at Don Odishoo Field. The stadium was standing room only as students entered to receive their diplomas. Merced College gave out more than 3,000 degrees and certificates for the 2022-23 academic year. Merced College President…

MC graduation will be a Schwesinger family affair

By Luciana Chavez A “we can do this” attitude should be the ethos of any good community college. Merced College does impressive work living that philosophy, and the proof can be found in what must be considered one of the biggest wins of the 2023 graduation season. Carl Schwesinger, 47, father to twins Jacob and Jeremiah Schwesinger, both…