Excellence In Education Awards
Modesto Women of Love
Fundraiser for Merced County Arts &
Multicultural Arts Center
HSA Health Fair
A Run For Ryan
Merced Fall Hiring
Know Your Right!
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ATWATER-MERCED Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Invites young Ladies ages 11-18 to participate in our Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy. Now Enrolling Limited Space
For dates and other information Contact Iris Jackson @ 209-358-0213.
College Night event at McNamara Park
By John Miller/Mid-Valley Publications
Dozens of residents of all ages made their way to McNamara Park Thursday evening to take part in Merced Community College and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Merced Branch 1047’s College Night program. Aimed at providing community members with information about attending college now or in the future, the event brought together several departments and programs in one location including Student Success Program, Student Government, Athletics, Administration, Financial Aid, Student Services, and Extended Opportunity programs and Services.
NAACP Branch 1047 President Darryl Davis noted that with Merced College recently passing its 50th Year in the community, it has served a vital role in the Merced area by emphasizing the value of education. “One of the things I heard when I took over as president was that the NAACP wasn’t involved enough in the community,” Davis said.
“So the last few years, we’ve been focused on teaming up with like-minded organizations, such as Merced College, that understand the importance of education.” Davis went on to point National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Merced Branch 1047 President Darryl Davis (left) speaks with Merced residents during Thursday evening’s College Night program at McNamara Park. out that in particular, the Merced Branch of the NAACP is striving to push literacy as a way to ensure that children in the community push themselves up to grade-level reading. “Hopefully this is an event that the community will be interested in and will help spread that message” Davis said.
Highlighted during the event was Merced College’s Extreme Registration event, which serves as a one-stop shop for everything that needs to be completed prior to enrollment in the upcoming semester. Those who were considering attending Merced College in the fall 2017 semester were given free bus passes to the Extreme Registration event according to Acting Dean of Student Services Raul Alcalá. She went on to say that by hosting programs such as the College Night event, the campus is looking to show those in the community, both young and old, that the college is both accessible and attainable. Merced College’s fall 2017 semester began in August.
Those who are interested in enrolling in the upcoming semester can start the process by logging onto MCCD.Edu/Get-Started to begin the process by filling out an application online.
Once completed, prospective students can complete the orientation online prior to making their way to the college campus to take their placement tests and attend a Student Planning Session. Following the Student planning Session, residents can begin searching for classes either online or alongside of a consoler to begin their pursuit of a degree.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Merced Branch 1047 President Darryl Davis (left) speaks with Merced residents during Thursday evening’s College Night program at McNamara Park.
Dezmond Grant Received Gold Medal Award
Dezmond Ray Grant during the Royal Ranger Gold Medal Ceremony, has completed the necessary requirements for the Royal Ranger Gold Medal of Achievement. Commander Chad Humpal, left, presented this special commendation on August 6, 2017 at Liberty Fellowship, in Atwater, CA.
Liberty Fellowship Assembly of God, Atwater, Outpost 68 honored two Gold Medal of Achievement Recipients: Dezmond Grant and Gary Benz. Both have completed the necessary requirements for the Royal Ranger Gold Medal of Achievement.
Royal Rangers is a mentoring program for future men. We provide Christ like character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment.
Their mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders.
The Royal Rangers meet weekly on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Liberty Fellowship1900 Shaffer Rd., Atwater, CA.
For more information call: (209) 358-5701.
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