Student Success

Annual Student Leadership Conference – April 4

Annual Student Leadership Conference – April 4Compton College's Annual Student Leadership Conference will be held in the Little Theater today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Faculty Workshop begins at 12:45 p.m. in SSC-220.

The keynote speaker is Hector Preciado, director of global sales development at Hired, Inc. He is a regular contributor to Univision and Telemundo's coverage of policy and political issues. Preciado is a native of Mexico who was raised in a family of 13 children in East Los Angeles. He is a first-generation college student who earned his MBA at the University of California, Berkeley, a bachelor's degree in sociology from Pomona College and an associate degree from Mount San Antonio College. During his career, he has worked at the Greenlining Institute and LinkedIn.

Other panelists and guest speakers include Terri S. Long, who recently retired from serving as interim vice president of instruction at San Bernardino Valley College; Elizabeth Martinez, Compton College's vice president of student services; and Dawn Person, professor of educational leadership at California State University, Fullerton.

Students Encouraged to Enroll/Register for the Spring Mid-Term!

Spring mid-term classes begin April 13 and there is still time for students to enroll at Compton College. Or, for students already enrolled, the mid-term offers a great way to pick up a needed class or two! This is the perfect opportunity for students to complete a class requirement during the current academic year.

Students are encouraged to register for Spring 2019 mid-term classes as soon as possible.

Students may apply and register online, 24 hours per day via MyECC on the Compton College website

Compton College Students Awarded Year-Long Internship Aimed at Building a Pipeline of STEM-Trained Talent

Compton College Students Awarded Year-Long Internship Aimed at Building a Pipeline of STEM-Trained Talent Compton College students Oscar Espinoza, Fernando Ramirez, and Tania Ramirez are completing year-long internships this semester at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Southern California thanks to the nonprofit workforce and entrepreneur development organization Base 11. The internship provides students with an opportunity to gain science and engineering skills at leading local universities, receive mentorship, and get real-world experience. Base 11 awards scholarships and academic internships to high potential, low resource college students with the STEM talent that industry desperately needs. Read More...

Annual Northern California University Tour

Annual Northern California University TourThe Compton College Northern California University Tour is coming up on April 8-11, 2019. The goal of the University Tour is to increase transfer students' awareness of different major options; knowledge of transfer admissions eligibility requirements; and introduce them to some of the institutions of higher education in Northern California. Student participants will have the opportunity to visit the following six universities in Northern California: UC Merced; UC Davis; UC Berkeley; CSU Stanislaus; San Jose State; and UC Santa Cruz. The Compton Community College District will provide accommodations, food, and transportation for participating students.

Renaming of College Promise Program

At its February 19, 2019 regular Board Meeting, the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees honored Oliver W. Conner's memory and financial contributions to Compton College by renaming the Compton College Promise Program to the Compton College Oliver W. Conner Promise Program.

This change is consistent with Compton District Board Policy 3320 - Naming of Buildings and Administrative Regulations 3321- Criteria for Naming Buildings and Other Facilities. The financial contribution will support the book program for College Promise students from Compton and Lynwood unified school districts, further reducing out-of-pocket expenses for students enrolled in the program.

Compton College will host the Oliver W. Conner Promise Program luncheon on April 16 at noon in the Library-Student Success Center Art Gallery. The purpose of the luncheon is to introduce the Oliver W. Conner family to the Compton College administration, Compton College Promise staff, as well as our partners from Compton and Lynwood unified school districts. The luncheon will kick-off fall 2019 recruitment for the Compton College Oliver W. Conner Promise Program.

District News

Compton Community College District to Hold Community Meeting April 17

Annual Northern California University TourThe Compton Community College District (CCCD) will hold a Community Meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Los Angeles Adventists Academy Auditorium, located at 846 East El Segundo Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90059.

CCCD Board of Trustees Member Barbara Jean Calhoun will host the meeting and topics to be covered include updates on accreditation, facilities planning, summer and fall 2019 enrollment at Compton College, and community participation in governance opportunities. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

"I am excited for this opportunity to host an event in the community to share information a Compton College," said Calhoun. "We plan to host additional meetings in the future in communities served by the Compton Community College District."

For more information, please call the District Office at 310-900-1600, ext. 2000.

Other News

Compton College Baseball Coach Shannon B. Williams Earns 220th Career Victory

Compton College Baseball Coach Shannon B. Williams Earns 220th Career VictoryOn March 16, 2019, Tartar Baseball's 7-3 victory over Chaffey College marked Coach Shannon B. Williams 220th win making him the all-time "winningest" baseball coach in Compton College's history. Head Coach Williams is in his 17th season at the helm of the Compton College Tartar Baseball program. During his tenure, Coach Williams has provided stability to the baseball program and continued to help change students' lives in the Compton community and surrounding areas.

Coach Williams has led the Tartars to two of their four playoffs appearances (2010 and 2013) in school history. Since the institution was founded in 1927, Compton College Baseball has made four appearances in the state regional playoffs (1954, 1956, 2010 2013). In 2013, Compton College became only the second No.16 seed to upset a No. 2 seed (Riverside City College) in the first week of the playoffs. Achievements that season included a super-regional appearance and a school record 25 wins for the Tartars.

The most impressive contribution during his tenure is the fact that a total of 170 players have transferred from Compton College to four-year colleges and universities. Eleven players have been drafted and signed professional baseball contracts. A total of 7 players have been named JC All America/All Region: Alfredo Lopez (2010), Matt Young (2011), Pascual Garcia (2012), Omar Pelayo (2013), Nick Sanchez (2013), Larry Barraza (2014), and Martin Teague (2015). Two players were named South Coast Conference MVP's: Matt Young (2011) and Martin Teague (2015). In 2010, Alfredo Lopez was named California Rawlings Big Stick Offensive Player of the Year. In addition, 47 players earned All-Conference honors, 4 Tartars were All-State Academic Selections and 3 players were Rawlings Gold Glove Team Selections.

Congratulations to Coach Williams for his nearly two decades of achievements with the Tartar Baseball program!

New Survey of California Community College Students Reveals More than Half Face Food Insecurity and Nearly 20 Percent Have Faced Homelessness

New Survey of California Community College Students Reveals More than Half Face Food Insecurity and Nearly 20 Percent Have Faced HomelessnessMore than half the students attending a California community college have trouble affording balanced meals or worry about running out of food, and nearly 1 in 5 are either homeless or do not have a stable place to live, according to a survey released March 7, 2019.

These numbers are in line with student statistics at Compton College, where current research shows 59 percent of students reporting food insecurity, 68 percent face housing insecurity, and nearly 18 percent experience homelessness. A full report about the college will be available in the spring to help guide programs designed to support students.

"Compton College is committed to assisting students in need, especially those who have housing and food concerns or simply need some extra support," said Keith Curry, President/CEO of Compton College. "The Compton College Tartar Support Network is examining other ways to assist students with basic needs." Read More...

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Campus Calendar

April 6-12 Spring Recess (campus closed)
April 13 Spring Mid-Term Classes Begin
April 16 Instructional Building 1 Groundbreaking Ceremony
April 17 CCCD Community Meeting (Calhoun)
May 10 Last day to drop with a "W" (full semester courses)
May 14 Summer 2019 Registration Begins
Academic Awards Banquet
May 16 Career Day
May 21 Student Services Year-End Celebration
May 27 Memorial Day Holiday
May 28 Fall 2019 Registration Begins
May 30 Partnership Celebration
June 4 Spring 2019 Nursing Pinning Ceremony
June 6 Commencement
June 7 Spring Semester Ends