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MJC offers Dreamers and DACA panel discussion
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The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project is inviting the community to participate in a Dreamers and DACA panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday in Forum 110 on MJC’s East Campus, 435 College Ave. The event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series.  Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

Recent years have seen efforts at immigration reform, such as the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, & Education for Alien Minors) and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). However, the DREAM Act failed to pass in Congress, and DACA has been rescinded, though that rescission has been met with legal challenges in courts. So where are we now, and what support is available to today’s undocumented students?


‘The State of Stanislaus County Education’ presentation

Scott Kuykendall, assistant superintendent of educational options for the Stanislaus County Office of Education, will address students and the public on “The State of Stanislaus County Education” on from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Admission is free, and on campus parking in student lots is available for $2.

During his 23 years working in education, Kuykendall has held a variety of jobs including serving as the principal at Johansen High School in Modesto and as the director of secondary education for Modesto City Schools.

As assistant superintendent, Kuykendall oversees SCOE schools, including the Stanislaus Military Academy, Valley Charter High School and Come Back Kids — a high school diploma program for high school dropouts.  He is also responsible for the culinary arts program in Oakdale, the SCOE Preventions Department, YES Company, and the county Student Attendance Review Board.

Kuykendall, who was born and raised in Stanislaus County, graduated from Orestimba High School in Newman, earned a bachelor of art in Spanish at California State University, Stanislaus and a master’s degree in educational leadership from St. Mary’s College of California. 

A question and answer session is planned for the end of the presentation.

For more information contact MJC speech instructor Tammy VandenBosch at (209) 575-7950, ext. 8335 or