The University of California Merced hit a milestone this academic year with the largest and most diverse class of incoming freshmen, the largest contingent of graduate students, the largest total enrollment and the largest body of faculty members in its history.
This fall, freshman enrollment of 1,600 students will exceed last year's then-record class size by about 100 students. Students hail primarily from the San Francisco Bay Area (30 percent), the greater Los Angeles area (30 percent) and the San Joaquin Valley (40 percent) and comprise the most diverse incoming class in the university's history.
California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley wants everyone to show a little more pride. Touting the university's achievements in academia and community service are one of the goals Sheley has for the new year.
Battles for parking lot spaces, spending big bucks on expensive textbooks, and difficult professors were some of the horror stories Livingston resident Adilene Valuenzuela heard for weeks leading up to her first day at California State University, Stanislaus. But as soon as she stepped foot onto the campus, she felt right at home.
The Turlock Unified School District is going to be getting a budget boost for the upcoming school year thanks to a new state law, but just exactly how much will be coming to the school district and the restrictions attached remain an unknown.
Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.
Barney Gordon was appointed on Tuesday to replace former Turlock Unified School District Trustee Grady Welch, who resigned his post in July with more than two years left in his term. Gordon was one of four candidates who were publicly interviewed at Tuesday's board meeting.
America's democratic government relies on citizens to volunteer their time to serve in leadership positions for the well-being of their communities. The position of school district trustee is one of the most important elected offices in every city, as education is the key to creating prosperous communities.
As a Merced College instructor, one of my greatest privileges is working with our student veterans, many of whom are using their GI Bill benefits to prepare themselves for an increasingly competitive job market.
July 26, 2013|
BY CARY COBURN
For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.
While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.
No matter what comes next for Turlock High School and Pitman High School seniors set to graduate at the end of this month, they can rest assured knowing that they will be prepared thanks to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.