Merced College will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its Los Baños Campus with a free celebration Nov. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the outdoor quad of the campus (22240 West Highway 152). “The Merced College Los Baños Campus 50th year celebration highlights our commitment to serving the community and the thousands of people on the west side of Merced County who have advanced their education and created better lives…

Historic UC Merced transfer initiative with Bakersfield, Merced Colleges launches Nov. 4 A hybrid convening at the University of California, Merced Nov. 4, “Charting Better Maps to Degrees,” will launch the historic UC Merced Transfer Pathways initiative between three Central Valley Higher Education Consortium member campuses and demonstrate how the new Program Pathways Mapper can revolutionize positive outcomes across enrollment, completions and equity for students. UC Merced Chancellor Juan Sánchez Muñoz will be…

With the fall semester in full swing on college campuses across the nation, we take a look at the past 18 months since the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the world —  as we crawl back to some sense of normalcy — through the “blog eyes” of our CVHEC southern regional coordinator, Stan A. Carrizosa Sr., retired College of the Sequoias superintendent/president. Stan reflects on the ups and downs, lessons learned and…

Rollout of Program Mapper software app for transfers set for Nov. 4 A pilot program developed between the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium and three member institutions — UC Merced, Merced College and Bakersfield College — is showing promise for outstanding results that can enhance a community college student’s transfer experience including a new web-based software application, Program Mapper. This new initiative, the CVHEC/UC Merced Transfer Project, was presented to the…

Dual Enrollment: success stories underscore equity-driven strategy to reduce disparities in student persistence and completion rates The Covid-19 pandemic of the past 18 months cast a shadow over joyous occasions like graduation events for Class of 2020 and 2021 high school and college students everywhere, but one narrative emerged repeatedly in the Central Valley that provided a spark of optimism for our region’s college attainment rates: dual enrollment success stories. One…

California State University, Bakersfield concludes a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary with a finale event on Oct. 1 featuring a State of the University address from President Lynnette Zelezny, CVHEC Board of Directors secretary. The virtual event, which will be broadcast from 7-8 p.m. on KGET 17 and streamed on the  KGET and Facebook and You Tube pages, will also include a presentation from CSUB leadership regarding the future of the…

  Modesto Junior College has begun a year’s worth of Centennial celebrations this month to recognize the  institution’s century mark. On Sept. 19, 1921, students attended the first-ever MJC courses and 100-years to the day, 2021 Pirates gathered to observe Founders Day Centennial Celebration activities that included the unveiling of a time capsule buried in 1987; the unveiling of plans for the East Campus Quad renovation; guest speakers includingDr. Henry C.V. Yong,…

Porterville College is featured prominently in the new  Just Equations report, “Solving for Equity in Practice: New Insights on Advancing College Math Opportunity and Success.” The JumpSTART  Bridge and PASS programs are highlighted as promising practices to help students succeed in college level Math and other classwork. The PC Tech Navigators is also highlighted as an innovative program implemented during COVID to support students with their tech needs. “Once more our faculty have shined and led the…

  Fresno State continued its five-year streak of ranking No. 3 among public national universities for graduation-rate performance in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best College Rankings issued Sept. 13. The University also placed fifth overall in graduation-rate performance among all national universities, according to an analysis of U.S. News’ Academic Insights data used in the magazine’s annual rankings. Fresno State has ranked No. 3 among public universities for the…

Fresno State received the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the eighth year Fresno State has been named a HEED Award recipient. As a recipient of the annual award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Fresno State will be featured, along…