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Vocational students win $2,500 grants

Vocational students win $2,500 grants

Thirty-one students in the vocational programs at San Joaquin Delta College and Modesto Junior College qualified for $2,500 grants from the Cortopassi Family Foundation (CFF). The four-semester grants, totaling $10,000 per student, were awarded to high school graduates in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties... Read More

Health Academy ready for new students

Health Academy ready for new students

STOCKTON — People wishing to launch a medical career will have an opportunity as the San Joaquin County Office of Education Health Academy has openings for students.

The academy provides hands-on training in the clinical and administrative skills needed to become a medical assistant at its 7,000-square-foot facility.

Areas of instruction include pharmacology/medical administration, EKG and back-office clinical, medical terminology and medical records.

The fee-based program is open to students 18-years and older with a high school diploma or equivalent.

The next classes begin on Nov. 2. An open orientation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Health Academy, 7711 Murray Dr. in Stockton.

More information about the Health Academy can be found at www.sjcoecac.org/home.aspx or by calling (209) 229-4256... Read More

Delta Board Special Meeting Regarding North County Center Project Monday, November 9th, 5:30 p.m.

Delta Board Special Meeting Regarding North County Center Project Monday, November 9th, 5:30 p.m.

Delta College's Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet on Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to hear public comments, and hold open and closed session briefings regarding the North County Center (NCC) Project by the NCC Project Team. The meeting will be held at San Joaquin Delta College's Board Room, Administration Bldg. Room 103.

 

Tentative Meeting Agenda:

L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery Presents Imagine the Fantastic Oct. 8 - Nov. 5 Reception, Oct. 8, 5 p.m.

L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery Presents  Imagine the Fantastic Oct. 8 - Nov. 5 Reception, Oct. 8, 5 p.m.

Delta Center for the Arts L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery presents presents the 6th Annual 2D–3D Works National Exhibition and Awards Competition, Imagine the Fantastic, October 8 - November 5, 2015.

Dr. Kathy Hart to sign Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge on October 7th

Dr. Kathy Hart to sign Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge on October 7th

San Joaquin Delta College Superintendent/President Dr. Kathy Hart will sign the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurs (NACCE) Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge on Wednesday, October 7, 1 p.m. at the college’s new Plaza courtyard.

Gifts to help University of the Pacific expand gardens

Gifts to help University of the Pacific expand gardens

STOCKTON – Whole Foods Co. CEO Walter Robb has given the University of the Pacific a $400,000 gift to increase the on-campus garden he established in 2012. The new gift will triple the footprint of the Ted and Chris Robb Garden, named after his sons, and create the Abigail Robb Plaza in honor of his daughter.

A separate gift from the Bon Appétit Management Company, which operates more than 650 cafés in 33 states, including at University of the Pacific will help create an accompanying native garden.

The Robb and Bon Appétit Native Gardens will help educate students and the community about locally grown produce and sustainable practices. The gardens will also teach lifelong wellness skills... Read More

University of the Pacific alumni among top earners

University of the Pacific alumni among top earners

STOCKTON – Graduates of the University of the Pacific earn a median annual salary of $66,400 a decade after starting class, according to newest White House College Scorecard. That earns the school a ranking of eighth among public and private nonprofit universities in terms of alumni salaries.

On average, Pacific graduates earn more than their peers from USC, UC Berkeley or UCLA.

The average annual cost of attending the University of the Pacific is $30,318, and students graduate with an average debt of $23,500. Forty percent of students receive Pell grants and 57 percent graduate on time.

The school has tried to help students reduce costs by pledging to pick up the cost of coursework beyond four years for undergraduates who agree at the outset to declare a major on time, meet regularly with academic advisers, enroll in necessary courses and meet certain conditions... Read More