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Hundreds Of Graduates Celebrate At Merced College

More than 600 students crossed the stage during the graduation ceremony at Merced College last Friday at Stadium ’76. They were joined by an impressive gathering of friends and family members who filled the stands to support the grads after two years of virtual and restricted in-person events on campus in response to the COVID-19…

Women are leading the way at Merced College

By LUCIANA CHAVEZ Do you become a leader with the right job title? Or does the universe anoint you when your talent and skill combine to demand it? LaDenta Smith, Andrea Garibay, Sabrina Frias and Tzitzijank Jazmin Serrano all fit one or both of those descriptions in their daily work at Merced College. They all deserve the…

Truck driver training begins at Merced College

By LUCIANA CHAVEZ Special to Merced College Merced College would love to eventually have people banging down the door to get into its new truck driver training program. It is a perfect time for the college to launch this noncredit (read: free) program. Pay for truck drivers has increased during the pandemic. There are well-paying jobs…

Grad shares value of career-oriented classes

Alexis Presto, age 18, is excited about completing the first ever 12-week Hospitality Career Academy, a program developed by Merced College in partnership with The Mainzer and El Capitan Hotel, which focuses on preparing students for careers in the growing hospitality industry.  She graduated on December 6, 2021. Presto told the Times,…

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