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Take a look at our top 10 most-read news articles of the year!


As 2016 comes to a close, you may be more focused on enjoying the upcoming holidays and enjoying time with family. For MiraCosta College, there is no better way to celebrate the end of the year than to highlight the top ten most-read news stories that made 2016 so very memorable. Keep reading to find out what made this past year amazing!

#10 - MiraCosta College Basketball Star Reaching His Prime at Age 34

More than two years removed from serving 10 years in the Air Force, the MiraCosta College basketball star has been named – at age 34 – to the California Community Colleges Association’s Men’s Basketball All-State team.  Read more.

#9 - Dr. Richard Robertson: A Lasting Impact

For the past 29 years, Robertson has been vice president of Student Services at MiraCosta College. His MiraCosta College tenure ended June 30 when Robertson officially retired. He is the longest-serving vice president of student services in the California Community Colleges system. Read more.

#8 - MiraCosta College Secures a $6 Million Federal Grant to Spur Workforce Development Throughout San Diego County and the Inland Empire

MiraCosta College will drive an ambitious workforce development program that partners industry leaders with community colleges. Read more.

#7 - From International Student to Executive Leadership: MiraCosta College Announces New Vice President of Student Services

MiraCosta College President/Superintendent Sunita Cooke announced the selection of Dr. Alketa Wojcik as the new vice president of Student Services following a national search. Read more.

#6 - MiraCosta College Names Three New Deans

MiraCosta College hired three new deans to serve in the areas of instructional and student services. Together, the three have served the institution a total of 35+ years in different capacities. Read more.

Almost there – keep reading to see the top five most-read news articles!

#5 - MiraCosta College Professor McCorkle Launches Organic Baby Care Lotions

Dr. Kent McCorkle, a chemistry professor at MiraCosta College, has launched a new line of organic baby skin care products in partnership with his wife, Kim, after months of experimenting with more than two dozen formulations and 14 prototypes over several months. Read more.

#4 - MiraCosta College Associate Professor Anjeanette Oberg Honored with Hayward Award

MiraCosta College associate psychology instructor Anjeanette Oberg has been named a recipient of the 2016 Hayward Award, an annual recognition honoring four of the most well-rounded community college instructors in California. Read more.

#3 - MiraCosta College to Offer Bachelor’s Degree

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has voted to give MiraCosta College approval to host a pilot baccalaureate program. MiraCosta College is among only 15 of California’s 112 community colleges selected to host a program. Read more.

#2 - MiraCosta College Expands Nonsmoking Policy to Include e-Cigarettes and Vaporizers

At its January 20, 2016, meeting, the MiraCosta College Board of Trustees acted to expand the college’s smoking policy, Administrative Procedure 3570 (AP), to include the prohibition of other tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaporizers on campus. Read more.

#1 - More than $450 Million in Improvements Coming to MiraCosta College as Voters Back Facilities Bond Measure for First Time in More than 50 Years

MiraCosta College will soon lay the groundwork to sell $455 million in general obligation bonds for modernizing aging facilities and upgrading instructional technology, thanks to voter approval of Measure MM – the first successful MiraCosta College bond measure in more than 50 years. Read more.

Read more MiraCosta College news at miracosta.edu/news.