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Trustee Kenneth Brown
Trustee Kenneth BrownFriday, June 24th, 2016 at 6:58am
New state agency gets infusion of money to promote school success
The new agency charged with helping to implement and enforce the state’s school accountability and improvement system has a fresh source of money and a plan to spend it, starting this fall.
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Trustee Kenneth Brown
Trustee Kenneth BrownThursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 11:23am
California Democrats among dozens of lawmakers staging sit-in demanding gun vote
Dozens of congressional Democrats joined together in a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday morning, demanding a vote on stricter gun control legislation.
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Trustee Kenneth Brown
Trustee Kenneth BrownTuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 4:11pm
El Camino College Seeks Nominations for 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

El Camino College is seeking nominees for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding El Camino College alumni, honoring them for their contributions to the community. The biennial award program is coordinated by the El Camino College Foundation; honorees are selected by a committee.

Those nominated must have a proven track record of achievement in their chosen career, service to the community or area of endeavor, and have gained local, state, or national recognition for their involvement. In addition, 10 years must have elapsed since candidates attended El Camino College.

“The Distinguished Alumni Award is a wonderful way to honor and recognize El Camino College alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and/or their community,” said El Camino College President Dena P. Maloney. “We are grateful for the support of our alumni, and we thank them for continuing to represent El Camino College in a most positive way through their personal and professional lives.”

Nomination deadline is July 29. Awardees will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner scheduled for Dec. 2.

Anyone who wishes to nominate a former student for the El Camino College Distinguished Alumni Award may do so by completing a nomination form, found at www.elcamino.edu/foundation/alumni.asp. Additional information such as resume, newspaper or magazine clippings, etc. should be included. A complete list of El Camino College Distinguished Alumni can be found here: http://www.elcamino.edu/foundation/alumni.asp.

Nomination forms must be returned to the El Camino College Foundation: 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard; Torrance, CA 90506 by July 29. For more information, contact Andrea Sala: asala@elcamino.edu or 310-660-3593, extension 6040.

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Trustee Kenneth Brown
Trustee Kenneth BrownTuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 9:26am
Outstanding MESA Student Headed to UC Berkeley

Erick Quintanilla found support via ECC’s Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program

Recent graduate Erick Quintanilla said a highlight of his time at El Camino College was being a part of the Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program.

Erick has been involved with MESA for the past two years. He’s a computer science major, and will transfer to UC Berkeley this fall, where he plans to focus on computer engineering.

After an obsession with video games in middle and high school, Erick said he took on a new passion for programming when he entered college.

“I fell in love with it, because it’s both so logical yet artistic,” added Erick, a Gardena High School alumnus, who is also a 2016 ECC grad. “You’re given so much freedom to create.”

This year, about 100 MESA graduates will transfer to four-year colleges and universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis and Cal Poly Pomona. MESA students are offered rigorous coursework, leadership preparation and problem-solving workshops. Other perks include counseling support and access to the MESA/STEM Center to meet with study groups.

“The El Camino College MESA program provides a variety of academic and enrichment opportunities for students majoring in math, science or engineering,” said El Camino College President Dena P. Maloney. “Erick’s success is a model for additional students to take their studies to the next level, so they too, are able to excel in their academic and career goals.”

Since 2011, 129 scholarships have been awarded to 102 students through a National Science Foundation grant. The total amount of scholarships awarded to MESA/STEM students over the past five years is $524,000. This year, 11 El Camino College students received a total of $29,000 in scholarships.

Erick said he’s received scholarship support through MESA over the years, and was connected with summer research projects in UCLA as well.

He said MESA’s resources helped him navigate his way through higher education and choose his academic path. But Erick, who began at El Camino College in 2011, said the sense of community surrounding MESA is something he’ll remember most.

“Truly, the best things I will be taking with me to UC Berkeley are the friendships I’ve been able to make over the years,” he said.

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