lake center college day
March 24, 2022

On Thursday, March 17, the Mendocino College Lake Center hosted their first campus event in over two years. Nearly 200 students from Kelseyville High School, Clear Lake High School, Upper Lake High School, Terrace Middle School, and Mountain Vista Middle School were able to attend College Day to explore the Lakeport campus while meeting with college staff and faculty representing a variety of support services and educational programs. The focus of the event was to provide potential incoming college students with information about the many career paths possible through an education at Mendocino College.  

“It was invigorating to see our local Lake County students discover options for their future they did not know existed,” says Dean of Centers Amanda Xu. “The Lake Center is proud to be a resource to promote their higher education and career goals.” 

Student Service programs in attendance included: the Mendocino College Foundation, CalFresh outreach, tutoring, MESA, transfer counseling, disability resources, student equity, Native American student resources, Lake Family Resource Center, CAMP, Financial Aid, and EOPS. Academic departments included: Administration of Justice, Automotive, Child Development, English as a Second Language, English, Digital Arts and Media, Photography/Recording Arts, Athletics, Computer Science, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Theater, and Communications.  

Thank you to the Lakeport Kiwanis group, who sponsored lunch for all student attendees.  

Upcoming events at the Mendocino College centers:  

  • College Day at the Mendocino College North County Center in Willits - Thursday March 31. 
  • Registration Fiesta at the Mendocino College Lake Center in Lakeport - Thursday May 12.   
  • Job Fair and Registration Fiesta at the Mendocino College Coast Center in Fort Bragg - Friday May 13.

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