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New Faces and Opportunities at Mendocino College for Fall 2011



Although many classes are already full, there is still time to apply and register for classes at Mendocino College.  “Seats are still available in many transfer and career and technical classes, including our new programs in Sustainable Technology,” said Vice President of Education and Student Services Meridith Randall.  “However, students need to move fast to be able to see a counselor and plan a program of study before classes start on August 22.” 


In addition to the Sustainable Technology certificates, the College has revised the Culinary Arts Program and hired its first full-time faculty member Nicholas Petti, chef/owner of the Mendo Bistro in Fort Bragg.  Classes for fall include Culinary Skills, Local Foods: From Farm to Fork and Food Preservation.


Three other new faculty have been hired in Mathematics (Leslie Banta), Business Office Technology (Eric Stadnick) and Music (Rodney Grisanti).  Grisanti comes to the college with the expectation that he will revitalize the Recording Arts program, eventually developing a certificate in that area.  Similar curriculum updates are planned for the Business Office Technology program.


Existing programs are debuting new classes, such as BUS 159: The Business of Sports and JRN 200: Mass Media and Society.  The latter course, JRN 200, is part of the new Communication Studies for Transfer program, a degree that will expedite advanced standing for transfer students at CSU campuses.  The other special programs for transfer are Mathematics and Sociology.


Another new opportunity for students is the Native American Studies degree, one of the Liberal Arts choices that allows students to focus on Native American issues.  The College intends to add to the course choices in this area over the next few years.


Students can begin the registration process by completing an application online at and attending orientation on the evening of August 11 (call 468-3048 to reserve a seat). 



Created: September 26, 2011 @ 03:49 PM
Last Modified: July 31, 2012 @ 03:12 PM


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