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    Monterey Peninsula College Accreditation Fully Reaffirmed Until 2023

    Monterey Peninsula Community College District (MPC) is pleased to announce its full reaffirmation of accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) until October 2023.


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    Getting to Know: Cathryn Wilkinson (Liberal Arts)

    Cahtryn Wilkinson, MPC's Dean of Instruction for Liberal Arts, Reflects in Middle of Second Year

    03/21/2019 10:00 AM

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    Getting to Know: Vincent van Joolen (STEM)

    Who says you can't go home again? Certainly not Vincent van Joolen, MPC's Dean of STEM

    03/20/2019 10:00 AM

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    Campus Forum: MPC & Statewide Budget Update (March 15, 2019)

    In this college forum, David Martin presents relevant statewide and community college budget information, detailed information on reimbursments under the new Student-Centered Budgetand summary information for

    03/19/2019 5:00 PM

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    MPC Art Gallery Presents "Fire & Light" (Mar. 11 - Apr 11, 2019)

    PLEASE JOIN US to explore the elegant, earthy sculptures of ceramicist Linda Abrams Bisberg (FROM CHICAGO) and the graceful digital drawings of Echo Lew (BORN IN TAIWAN, NOW OF L.A.).

    03/15/2019 7:55 AM

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    Women’s History at MPC

    Did you know that March is Women's History Month? MPC Library is celebrating with a special exhibit commemorating prominent women who have lectured or advocated for women's rights at MPC. Experience this exhibit!

    03/14/2019 11:30 AM

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    MPC Superintendent/President Dr. Walter Tribley Selected as President of Northern Wyoming Community College District

    Dr. Walter Tribley, Monterey Peninsula Community College District Superintendent/President, has accepted the position as President of Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) starting in July 2019.

    03/12/2019 12:00 PM

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    Guest Author Series Welcomes Author Nick Taylor (aka T. T. Monday) (Mar 14)

    The MPC Guest Authors Series is pleased to host accomplished author and professor at San José State University, Nick Taylor, on Thursday, Mar 14 at 6:00pm in the Sam Karas Room in the Library & Technology Center on the Monterey campus

    02/27/2019 8:00 AM

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    Publish this year in MPC's Literary Magazine - Scheherazade!

    MPC's Literary Magazine, Scheherazade, is accepting submissions through April 5th! MPC students are encouraged to submit original creative works, short fiction, poetry, memoir, novel excerpts, photography, and graphic art, online now through March 10th, 2018.

    02/26/2019 8:00 AM

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    Visa Card Drawing - benefiting the MPC Veterans Club

    Help Support the MPC Veteran's Club! Participate in our fundraising efforts to support the Veterans Recognition Ceremony by purchasing raffle tickets for Visa gift cards and MPC swag!!

    02/26/2019 8:00 AM

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    Getting to Know: Jackson Hsu (Mathematics)

    Some people like mathematics, there are those who loathe it, others are ambivalent, and many give it little or no thought. And then there is Jackson Hsu, Mr. Hsu loves studying math and explaining it to his students and eagerly guiding them through its intricacies.

    02/25/2019 3:37 PM

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    Free Tax Preparation at MPC!

    Did you earn less than $55,000 last year? If so, you'll want to take advantage of the United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service. Trained volunteer will be at MPC in Monterey and Marina through April 11.

    02/24/2019 10:04 PM

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    Food Share Days at MPC

    Come get a FREE bag of groceries at ASMPC's Food Share days.

    02/05/2019 2:45 PM

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    New LGBTQ Course for Spring!

    For the first time, a course focused exclusively on LGBTQ content will be offered at MPC by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies.

    12/17/2018 3:23 PM

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    Generous Bequest From Alumna Helps Science Majors at MPC

    The Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Foundation has received a $1 million bequest from an alumna to provide scholarships to science majors at MPC. The bequest was made by Alexandra Page Clark, who passed away on August 22, 2017 at the age of 55 after battling glioblastoma brain cancer.

    11/28/2018 1:00 PM

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    Monterey Peninsula Community College District reaches tentative agreement for two-year faculty contract

    The Monterey Peninsula Community College District (the District) is pleased to announce that, on November 5th, representatives for the District and for the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (faculty union) negotiated a tentative agreement for a new contract for the 2017-18 and 2018-19.

    11/05/2018 6:00 PM

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    MPCCD and MPCTA Joint Statement Regarding Conclusion of Contract Negotiations

    MPCCD and MPCTA reach tentative agreement in contract negotiations.

    11/05/2018 4:00 PM

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    Halloween Fun at MPC

    Monterey Peninsula College celebrated Halloween on campus in a BIG way on October 31st!


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    Education Master Plan (Oct 12, 2018)

    In this college forum, Dr. Catherine Webb (Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness) kicks off

    10/15/2018 9:00 AM

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    MPC Receives $3.75 Million for Title V Grant, “READY, SET, TRANSFER”

    Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) has been fully funded for the Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions grant, “Ready, Set, Transfer” (RST), a cooperative grant with fellow Hispanic Serving Institution California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).

    10/04/2018 8:00 AM

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    Scheherazade Magazine Now Available!

    The 8th terrific issue of Scheherazade, MPC's annual literary magazine, is now available. Short Stories, Poetry, Memoir, and excerpts from Novels and Nonfiction books -- all written by MPC students! Get your copy now!

    10/01/2018 8:45 AM

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    MPC Lobos Honored as Academic All-Americans

    Two 2018 MPC baseball teammates are college juniors now, having earned academic honors at MPC!

    09/27/2018 3:00 PM

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    Campus Forum: New Funding Formula (Sep 7, 2018)

    In this college forum, David Martin presents a review of the new funding formula and the possible future impact to MPC.

    09/11/2018 9:01 PM

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    Monterey Peninsula Promise Program Offers Free Tuition to New Students

    Monterey Peninsula College will offer free tuition for the 2018-2019 school year to new full-time students as part of its Monterey Peninsula College Promise program.

    09/05/2018 8:00 AM

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    Office 365 at MPC

    Get the tools and cloud services you need to succeed!


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    Stay on track with GradGuru!

    Looking for a way to keep on top of important events and deadlines at school? Try Grad Guru. This FREE mobile app is designed to help you navigate college successfully and is customized specifically for students at MPC!

    08/20/2018 12:07 PM

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    Start Your Teaching Career Today!

    Interested in a career in K-12 Education as a Teacher, Counselor, Librarian, Classroom Aide, Administrator, or Coach? If so get started now by taking EDUC 1: Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching at Monterey Peninsula College!

    07/23/2018 2:47 PM

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    MPC Prepares for Transition of Leadership

    During his historic tenure as Superintendent/President, Dr. Tribley has led the College on a path to success.

    06/29/2018 11:31 AM

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    MPC and Partners Celebrate the Inaugural Dual Enrollment Class

    On May 29, 2018, more than 40 dual enrollment students from Marina, Monterey, and Seaside high schools celebrated the culmination of their first year in CCAP with MPC Superintendent/President Dr. Walter Tribley, MPUSD Superintendent Dr. PK Diffenbaugh, and Louie the Lobo!

    06/27/2018 10:00 AM

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    MPC Accreditation is Reaffirmed!

    MPC is pleased report that on June 13th, the College received official notice from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) that the accreditation status of the College has been reaffirmed!

    06/22/2018 2:00 PM

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    MCCSN Faculty Cultivate Excellence in Teaching

    As a recipient of the Garrison Fund for Excellence Award, MPC Nursing faculty member Catherine "Kittie" Trapl begins her journey to become MPC's first Certified Nursing Educator - an arduous academic endeavor, but a challenge she is tackling enthusiastically!

    06/15/2018 12:43 PM

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    Update on Collective Bargaining with MPCTA (Jun. 11)

    On June 11, 2018, the bargaining teams for the Monterey Peninsula Community College District (“MPC”) and the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers’ Association (“MPCTA”) met with a state-appointed mediator for a second time to resolve negotiations on a labor contract.

    06/13/2018 9:40 AM

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    Math Boost Camp Offered at MPC!

    Are you an MPC student who needs to retake Math 261? Then MPC's Math Boost Camp is just for you!

    06/11/2018 1:10 PM

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    MPC celebrates "Rites of Passage" with 2018 Graduates

    Each year, the African American Faculty & Staff celebrate the special accomplishments of our Graduates and Transfers at our annual Rites of Passage Ceremony. The Rites of Passage is a ritual event that marks a person's transition from one stage of life to another.

    06/06/2018 9:00 AM

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    MPC Puts Students First!

    MPC is advancing students’ social mobility and economic outcomes with educational programs that provide an increase in earnings, help them attain a regional living wage, and ensure employment of 90% or more of our graduates.

    05/30/2018 2:25 PM

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    Dr. Tribley's 12th Annual President's Address to the Community

    Catch up on the special moments from the 12th Annual President's Address to the Community, featuring MPC Superintendent/President Dr. Walt Tribley!

    05/14/2018 9:45 AM

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    Women's Basketball Players Earn Statewide Honors for Academics

    At Monterey Peninsula College, the term student-athlete means just that. Alyssa Rivera and Marielle Tuazon, both of whom will graduate this spring, truly exemplify it.

    04/20/2018 9:00 AM

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    Monterey Peninsula College Security Alert - April 13, 2018

    (Alert: Sexual Assault, Fondling) The following information is provided, in accordance with the Monterey Peninsula College’s Crime Reporting Procedure, with your safety in mind.

    04/13/2018 4:00 PM

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    Lobos Baseball Players Attract Attention

    Three of Monterey Peninsula College’s Baseball players have been recognized by the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association (CCCBCA), for their great performances thus far this season. Players Jarvis, Kawauchi, and Sassarini were selected for significant contributions to their team!

    04/09/2018 1:30 PM