Lake Center

About   |

About the Lake Center:

Mendocino College Lake Center is one of three centers in the Mendocino Lake Community College District (CCD). Other centers are located in Willits and Ft. Bragg, with the main campus in Ukiah. The goal of all Centers is to be able to provide classes, services and access for students in remote parts of the Mendocino Lake (CCD). To this end, the Lake Center offers Fall, Spring and Summer classes, admissions and registration assistance, academic counseling, financial aid, EOPS, CalWORKs and other support services. 

The Lake Center provides a friendly and accessible atmosphere for new or returning college students. Our faculty and office staff offer continuing education and support services that lead to college degrees, certificates, improved job skills, transfers to other colleges and universities and personal enrichment. It's never too soon (or too late!) to start thinking about what higher education can do for you. Please join us at the Mendocino College Lake Center. For information and/or assistance, call or stop by the Lake Center.

Lake Center Campus Photo

Lake Center Contact Information:

Mendocino College Lake Center
2565 Parallel Drive
Lakeport CA 95453

Center Hours 

Spring COVID Office Hours - 

 January 25 - May 21, 2021

Open:  Mondays and Wednesdays, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

By Appointment - 

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Please call (707) 263-4944

Students limited to one hour computer usage.  Wifi is available in the parking lot.

Masks, Student ID's and Social Distancing required for registation, food pantry, and other resources

New Hygiene Kits -

The Lake Center has personal hygiene kits that are available to currently enrolled students.

The kit consists of:  A shower cap, comb, toothbrush, razor, shaving cream, soap, body wash, shampoo, emery board and sewing kit.

Please complete a card at the Registration Desk.  Thank you!

Stay up to date with activities at the Lake Center through our Facebook page!

Mendocino College Lake Center Facebook

Maps   |

The Lake Center is located at 2565 Parallel Drive, Lakeport CA 95453. The Lake Center consists of one large central building that hosts admissions and records, student support services and administration offices, in addition to a large “learning commons” intended for students to use as a study area while on campus. There are twelve classrooms, including rooms dedicated to science, music, creative activities and a small distance education room. There are two computer labs, one for instruction and another available for student walk-in use. The Lake Center also has a six-person distance education room for classes that are streamed live from the Ukiah campus. 

Large Lake Center Map

Lake Center Campus Map


New Student Information   |

Five Steps to Sign Up!

1) Apply at “Apply Now”

2) Orientation

3) Placement Questionnaire:

4) Counseling Appointment: call 707.263.4944

5) Enroll at MyMendo -

Or call or visit the Lake Center:
2565 Parallel Drive Lakeport CA 95453
We can help you through the process!

Mendocino College Students have access to a variety of academic and financial support services. For example, Mendocino College students can ride Lake and Mendocino County transit free with their student ID. All registered students can access a free food pantry at the Lake Center. Most Lake County students are eligible for financial aid support that can cover the cost of classes, books and even living expenses.  Links to a comprehensive list of support services is below in alphabetical order. For more information about navigating these services, please call the Lake Center.


Child Development Center:


CAMP- College Assistance Migrant Program -

Disability Resource Center:


Financial Aid:

First Year Institute -

Food Pantry -

Foster and Kinship Care -


Native American Student Resources -

Student Perks -

Veterans Services -

Events   |

Week of Welcome
At the start of every fall and spring semester, the Lake Center hosts a week of welcome (WOW) event for our students. The event includes free food and an opportunity for students to meet the Lake Center Director and Dean of Centers.

Shakespeare at the Lake
Shakepeare at the Lake is an annual outdoor theatre production performed by Mendocino College Lake Center theatre students. During the summer of 2016, the inaugural Shakespeare at the Lake performance was made possible with the support of the Lake County Friends of Mendocino College, an affiliate group of the Mendocino College Foundation, and The Lake County Theatre Company. This partnership has continued to today allowing us to offer free community performances, and student sponsorships. Performances take place annually on the last weekend in July in Library Park in Lakeport. Starting in 2019, performance have expanded to Austin Park in Clearlake the first weekend in August.  The 2019 performance was Taming of the Shew.

Fiesta at the Lake Center
The Lake Center is known to host an occasional Fiesta during the month of May. The first Fiesta started in May 2018 and has evolved to a Fiesta and Registration Event. The Fiesta includes bilingual presenters providing information about Mendocino College English as Second Language (ESL) classes, free food, games, prizes and more. The May 2019 event took place on May 16 with more than 100 participants.  

Halloween at the Lake Center
In 2018, the Lake Center launched Halloween at the Lake Center, which included a harvest theme and three contests, best costume, best jack-o-lantern and best pumpkin dish. The Lake Center looks forward to making this an annual tradition for our students and staff.


Lab & Tutor Schedules   |

Fall  Computer Lab Aide Hours:

Fall and Spring Walk-in Computer Lab Hours:

Summer Walk-in Computer Lab Hours:

Tutoring Schedule

*For the most up to date information on tutoring schedules contact the Lake Center at 707.263.4944

Schedule of Classes   |

You may download a copy of current classes here: Fall Classes - Lake Center

As always, you can get the most recent course offerings via MyMendo.


Faculty & Staff   |

Contact information for all staff and faculty can be found at:


TBA - Director

Denice Solgat- Center Assistant

Machiko Shimada - Center Assistant

Kevin Burtness - Computer Support Technician

Counseling Faculty:
Kurt Combs - Counselor/ Articulation Officer
Sue Samota - Part Time Counselor
Liz Weiss- Part Time Counselor

Rebecca Accurso - College & Career Success
Neeka Aguirre - History
Deborah Arrington - Emergency Medical Services
Lorraine Arthur - Art
Aaron Bailey - English
Elaine Bishop - Computer Science
Cheryl Blake -  Child Development
Suzette Blundell -  Biology
Daniel Buffalo -  Business
Taylor Cannon - Sociology
Jaime Cechin - English
Jabez Churchill - Spanish
Herbert Colt - Chemistry & Math
Susan Cordell - English
Sarah Cunningham - Music
Daniel Davis - Computer Science
Saro Deacon - Child Development
Christine Depasquale - Culinary Arts
Pamela Heston - Administration of Justice
Greg Hicks - Health
Ben Hittle - Sustainable Construction Technology
Steven Hixenbaugh - Business
Jeremy Jernigan - Music
Cassandra Johnson - Child Development
Morgan Jones - Geology
Trilby Kerrigan - Human Services
Martha Klimist-Zingo - Political Science
Erick Larsen - Math
Angela Metzger - English
Michele Molina - Spanish
Wendy Mondfrans - Administration of Justice
Euline Olinger - English as a Second Language
Melbourne O'Meara - Math
Douglas Prather - Anthropology
John  Rall - English
Kathryn Renderman - Math
Anna Sabalone - Art
Victoria Schmidt - Psychology
Machiko Shimada - Math
Alexander Thomas - History
John Tomlinson - Theatre & Communications
Kris Tyner - Math
Shushan Vetzmadian - English as a Second Language
Elizabeth Weiss - Administration of Justice
Lily Woll - English as a Second Language
Michael Zeni - Welding
Gayle Zepeda - Human Services

Dual Enrollment   |

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment occurs when high school students are enrolled in both high school and college classes simultaneously. College classes completed by high school students can count as units towards their high school diploma and their college transcript.

College Career Access Pathways:
In 2019, Mendocino College Lake Center is launching a new College Career Access Pathways Program, which looks to expand dual enrollment at our three high schools located in the Mendocino Lake Community College District in Lake County. Each high school is focusing on dual enrollment classes that are part of a career education pathway and/or a general education transfer pathway. The pathways of focus are:

Upper Lake High School
- Business
- Healthcare
- General Education Transfer Pathway

Clearlake High School
- Administration of Justice
- General Education Transfer Pathway

Kelseyville High School
- Agriculture
- Healthcare
- General Education Transfer Pathway

Center Resources   |

Food Pantry:

The Lake Center Food Pantry is available to all currently registered students. The goal of the food pantry is to provide short-term food resources to students in need to that students can focus of academics while enrolled at the college. To access the Food Pantry students fill out a simple request card and present it to the Lake Center Assistants at the registration windows. Cards are located in the learning commons at the Lake Center, or you can ask a Center Assistant to provide one to you.

Free Bus Passes:

Mendocino College Lake Center Students ride the Lake County Transit FREE! Once registered all you need to do is get a student’s ID. You can present you ID at the bus and ride any route, anytime free. You can request a student ID at the registration desk at the Lake Center.

Lending Library:

The Lake Center now has a lending library with books available for most courses offered at the Lake Center each semester. Books can be used on campus only, but students can make copies of important pages to take home. To check out a book, just ask a Center Assistant at the registration desk at the Lake Center.

Counseling Appointments:

The Lake Center offers on-site & remote academic counseling for students. To make an appointment call 707.263.4944.

Financial Aid Appointments:

The Lake Center offers on-site financial aid assistance two times per month. Interested students should books appointments early. To make an appointment call 707.263.4944.

Disability Resource Center Appointments:

The Lake Center offers on-site Disability Resource Center counseling appointments two times per month. Interested students should books appointments early. To make an appointment call 707.263.4944.

CalWORKs Appointments:

The Lake Center offers on-site CalWORKs appointments one day a month. County CalWORKs programs must refer students. To make an appointment call 707.263.4944.


More information about these programs and more can be found at the links below:


Child Development Center:


CAMP- College Assistance Migrant Program -

Disability Resource Center:


Financial Aid:

First Year Institute -

Food Pantry -


Native American Student Resources -

Student Perks -

Veterans Services -

Employment Opportunities   |

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, or utilizing your Work Study funds by working at the Lake Center, please contact us at 707.263.4944.


Photo of the Mendocino College Lake Center Buildings