President's Newsletter

October 2020 | Volume 2, Issue 14

Giving Week

Giving Week Proceeds to Benefit
President's Fund for Excellence

Giving Week will be held November 2-6.

The week will be a celebration of sorts, highlighting the College's potency and impact on the lives of Valley residents. Giving Week provides an opportunity for companies, alumni and community members to show their support. Donations will benefit the President's Fund for Excellence providing leadership with resources to impact programs and student areas with the greatest needs. The week will highlight the College's community ties, business partnerships and learning opportunities which have impacted students. Throughout the week there will be testimonials from business and education partners, current and former students, and student performances as well as live question and answer segments.

Follow the week's events on the College's social media platforms or view the Giving Week schedule of events. To make a donation to the President's Fund for Excellence, click here.


College to Hold Virtual Veterans Scholarship Recognition Ceremony

The Virtual Veterans Scholarship Recognition Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 10, at noon. This year's guest speaker is Altie Holcomb, Captain US Marine Corps, Retired, and a district representative for Senator Richard Roth.

Voter Assistance Center

College a Voter Assistance Center

Moreno Valley College is one of the county's voter assistance centers for the November 3 election. On campus voting is available in the Student Academic Services Building, Room 121, from October 31 to November 3. Hours are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and on November 3 from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm. Parking is free.

College Holds Virtual Groundbreaking for Welcome Center

Moreno Valley College held a virtual groundbreaking for the Welcome Center, a $14 million single-story building that will house various departments that comprise Student Services.

Virtual Groundbreaking of Welcome Center
Patrick Saade

Apprenticeship Program Opens Doors to a World of Opportunities for Students

A white lie has Patrick Saade positioned for a successful career.

"When I was in middle school, there was this group called Math League," Saade, 20, said. "I joined it because I enjoyed math and thought it was fun. I was asked if I knew how to program because there was a (upcoming) competition/project. They were looking for a programmer. I volunteered and said I knew how to program, which I lied about, just to get the opportunity."

To learn programming quickly, Saade turned to Khan Academy for a course on java script. Turned out he was a natural and continued studying the field. A graduate of Valley View High School, he enrolled at Moreno Valley College in the summer of 2018 and quickly embedded himself into the file of computer science and cyber security.

DE Den

College Creates a Collaborative Environment for Effective Online Course Design

Moreno Valley College has created The DE Den, a collaborative environment within Canvas that models effective online course design, provides targeted distance education information, and offers synchronous and asynchronous support through discussion boards and weekly Zoom training and community building meet-ups.

The DE Den was created in response to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges' (ACCJC) determination that MVC needed to demonstrate that its Distance Education courses consistently adhere to the policies established by the College concerning substantive instructor initiated contact with students.

Diesel Mechanic

College Submits Grant for Development of an Employment Training Program

Moreno Valley College, in collaboration with the District's Grants department, has submitted a grant proposal for the development of an employment training program for semitruck drivers and mechanics.

MoVaLearns–Mayor's Challenge Receives Recognition from ICMA

The city of Moreno Valley's MoVaLearns–Mayor's Challenge received another recognition as the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the world's leading association of professional city and county managers and other employees who serve local governments, honored the program with an Excellence Award for Community Diversity and Inclusion.

Maker Ed

Community of Practice Assists Faculty with Course Curriculum, Outcomes

Moreno Valley College has launched Maker Ed - Moreno Valley College Community of Practice (COMMP) which is intended to get faculty involved with learning and implementing courses or curriculum.

Meeting monthly until April, the workshops aim to assist faculty in exploring and learning with other educators, using different approaches in the principles of maker education. Workshops are hosted in collaboration with Maker Ed and Moreno Valley College STEM Innovation Center & Makerspace.

"We think faculty will learn additional strategies to engage learners, deepen their understanding, and ultimately strengthen outcomes," Jason Kennedy, Makerspace project supervisor, said.


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