April 2017

April 2017 Newsletter MJC Distinguished Alumna for 2017 Marian Kaanon, Class of 1994 My MJC story is one rooted in a dream – the American dream that I believe is still alive for many who come to this country. I was born in Baghdad, Iraq and my family began their immigration journey to the West […]

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November 2016

November 2016 Newsletter The Language of Tennis Victor Hugo Camargo, Class of 2000 While living in Mexico as a young man and playing tennis at a very high level, I was looking for options to improve my English. My uncle Mauro, head of the Serrato family who had arrived in Modesto in the 70s, and […]

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September 2016

September 2016 Newsletter Inspiration in the Classroom Richard Randall, Class of 1979 I was born in Louisville, Kentucky to a very poor family.  My mother was from California but had moved to Kentucky with her mother to escape an abusive family situation. My mother was a young teenager when she married my father. Neither of […]

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June 2016

June 2016 Newsletter MJC Announces Distinguished Alumnus for 2016 John. R. Scheuber, Class of 1960 John Scheuber began his 60 year affiliation with Modesto Junior College during his junior year at Modesto High School while involved with the Future Farmers of America. Following his high school graduation in 1957, John completed his military training in […]

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March 2016

March 2016 Newsletter An Anchor in Stormy Seas By: Moni Azizi Thirty years ago dressed in my cap and gown, my heart swelling with pride, I was waiting for my name to be called to receive my diploma, doubting that it was true. Three years prior, in my late twenties, I had left a poisonous […]

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November 2015

November 2015 Newsletter MJC Reveals Life’s Options By: Kathleen Ennis, MJC Professor I was almost the first person in my family to go to college, but my mom beat me to the punch. She started taking classes at MJC when I was 12 and she was 37.  She went on to transfer to CSUS and […]

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August 2015

August 2015 Newsletter A Dream Becomes Reality By: Hector Duarte, Class of 2015 In high school, I lost my way and fell in with the wrong crowd. I was hurting myself and those around me.  In 2010, with the help of my uncle Hector, I enrolled at MJC in the EOP&S Bridge Program.  Bridge set […]

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November 2014 Newsletter

November 2014 Newsletter MJC PRIDE The college and its community partners offered almost $500,000 in scholarships to more than 600 students for the past academic year! We honor our donors who help MJC’s students to succeed. The MJC Women’s Soccer Team is on quite a roll. With a record of 17-1-1 this season and ranked […]

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October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter Destined to be a Star By: Shirley Sypert, Class of 1964 I actually had three favorite instructors at Modesto Junior College.  First, there was Robert McKnight who taught my first lessons in classical singing which I immensely loved.  Second, there was Jack de Benedictus who was my Russian instructor. He was a […]

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September 2014 Newsletter

September 2014 Newsletter Strengthening our Communities By: Julia Imburg, Class of 1989 I am thankful that I had MJC as an option after high school.  I was a great student with no financial resources so going away to school was not an option for me.  MJC provided high quality teaching and learning for $5 a […]

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