Student Success

Register for Summer, Receive Bookstore $$!

Compton College is offering six-week and eight-week summer classes that begin on June 21, and classes may be added until June 23. And, there is still plenty of time to register for the second six-week session which begins on July 5. Summer classes will be offered via in-person, online, and hybrid formats. Students who enroll in one or more classes this summer will receive a $50 giftcard to the Compton College Bookstore! Check your @compton.edu email for more info.

The June and July summer sessions provide a perfect opportunity for recent high school graduates to jump-start their college education. There are so many benefits to taking classes during the shorter summer sessions: graduate faster, complete a class requirement, get personalized attention with smaller class sizes, reduce fall and spring class schedules, and keeping a sharp mind!

Students may apply and register online, 24 hours per day via the Compton College website www.compton.edu. Or, get in-person registration assistance on campus Monday through Thursday in Tartar Village near parking lot A.

Summer class schedule:
https://www.compton.edu/studentservices/admissionandrecords/ClassSchedule.aspx

Apply and Register for Fall 2022 at Compton College!

Create your success story during the fall 2022 semester at Compton College! We offer a convenient, affordable education for traditional and non-traditional students - all in an encouraging environment that provides personalized student support to put you on the road to success. With so many jobs currently available, now is the time to train for a new career or upgrade your skills to increase your earning power! Compton College offers 42 degree programs and 41 job training certificate programs.

"I have met a lot of people that come from similar backgrounds at Compton College," said Sadia Escovar, a Spanish and ethnic studies major who graduated from Compton College in June 2022 and will transfer to CSULB this fall. "It was my place to be, and I don’t know if I would have grown as much as I have academically and professionally if I had gone to another community college."

Registration is currently open for all students for the fall 2022 semester at Compton College. The fall 2022 semester begins August 20, 2022, with in-person, online, and hybrid classes available. Students are encouraged to register for classes immediately to ensure the best class selection!

All students enrolled during the 2022-2023 school year will receive a FREE student parking permit and one FREE meal per day at the Everytable Café on campus. In addition, Compton College provides financial, academic, and technical support for those in need such as financial aid, tutoring, book vouchers, free laptop and Wi-fi hotspot loans, and referrals for those with housing insecurity.

In-Person Enrollment/Registration Assistance Available (Appointments Recommended) Enrollment Services are available Monday - Thursday in Tartar Village-Room 5 near Parking Lot A (off Artesia Blvd.) by appointment or via walk-in assistance; if you walk in, you may be required to wait so appointments are recommended. For more information and to make an appointment, please visit our website at www.compton.edu/studentservices/.


Register Online Today!

Apply and register online, 24 hours per day via the Compton College website www.compton.edu. For new students, it takes four easy steps to apply online and enroll at Compton College. For assistance or more information, please call 310-900-1600, ext. 2765 or visit the website.

Fall Class Schedule: https://compton.edu/studentservices/admissionandrecords/ClassSchedule.aspx


Congratulations, Compton College Graduates & Scholars!

Congratulations to the Compton College class of 2022! This year, Compton College awarded 738 associate degrees and 313 certificates. Through a partnership with the Compton Unified School District, Compton College also had its fourth graduating cohort of 46 Compton Unified students who earned an associate degree while still in high school. In addition, approximately 150 Compton College graduates from 2020 and 2021 participated in the college’s 2022 Commencement Ceremony since missing an in-person ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compton College also recently hosted its 2022 Nursing Pinning Ceremony where 27 students graduated with associate of science degrees in nursing.

At the annual Academic Awards event, the Foundation for the Compton Community College District awarded more than $38,000 in scholarships to 33 outstanding Compton College students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Compton College 2022 Commencement Ceremony video may be viewed online here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd4v1ThUsDIYEh6z9TUaoIQ


Graduate Spotlight: Miguel Ramos

Miguel Ramos

Miguel Ramos was honored to serve as the student speaker for the 2022 Commencement Ceremony at Compton College. In addition to currently serving as Compton College’s 2021-2022 Associated Student Government commissioner of public relations, he is an environmental advocate and humanitarian who enjoys giving back to his community. He is proud to be the first member of his family to pursue higher education.

Ramos is a communications major who plans to transfer to a four-year university to earn his bachelor’s degree before ultimately pursuing a master’s degree and Ph.Miguel RamosD. He will attend California State University, Los Angeles this fall while juggling his new full-time job as a paid social media associate at Neo Media World. His lifelong goal is to continue working in the field of communications and eventually become the CEO of his own crisis communications firm.

Read his full success story here.


Alumna Spotlight: Claudia Blandino

Claudia Blandino

"The professors at Compton College have inspired me to take the route of becoming a college professor," said Claudia Blandino, a 2021 graduate of Compton College who transferred to California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) to continue her studies as a sociology major.

Blandino is a non-traditional student who, after 13 years of working in restaurants and raising her children, returned to school by enrolling at Compton College in summer 2018. She graduated in June 2021 with three associate degrees in sociology, social and behavioral science, and liberal studies teaching preparation.

She recently won first place in the "Behavioral & Social Education and Social Sciences - Virtual - Undergraduate" category at CSUDH’s annual Student Research Day, which is a CSU-wide competition to promote excellence in research by recognizing outstanding students’ accomplishments across the disciplines. Blandino’s research project is titled "First-Year Pandemic: Virtual Learning Experiences in the K-12 System" and focuses on the effects of the first full year of virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 on K-12 students.

Read her full success story here.


Compton College Promise: Local High School Grads Get Two Years Free!

Compton Promise Logo

High School graduates from the Compton, Lynwood, and Paramount Unified School Districts, who attend Compton College full-time (12 units) immediately after graduation, are eligible to have their enrollment fees paid for the first year at Compton College—a savings of more than $1,800!

The two years of paid enrollment fees include the fall semester, winter term, spring semester, and summer session at Compton College. Students can choose from a variety of educational pathways: earn an associate degree and/or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, or pursue job training through our Career Education program.

"I am so thankful for the Promise Program for many reasons," said Majesty Goodlow, a 2021 Compton College graduate. "From the start, its orientation and informational workshops helped me have a full visual of what college would be like. I am good at math now with help from the Summer Bridge classes which is a big transformation for me since I was not strong at math when I started college! Compton College's Promise Program staff, who I consider my mentors, helped me stay on track and take the necessary classes to transfer. With all these resources I benefitted from, there was no excuse to not achieve my educational goals."

2022 graduates from the Compton, Lynwood, and Paramount Unified School Districts interested in attending Compton College this fall must act now to complete the Compton College Promise Application and the Steps to Enrollment.

Application and more information: https://www.compton.edu/student/comptonpromise/..


District News

Compton Community College District Board Meeting Scheduled for June 27

Compton Community College District

The next meeting of the Compton Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom and in the Little Theater, located at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221. Closed session begins at 5:00 p.m. the meetings are now conducted with in-person and virtual options for Trustees and attendees.

The Board Agenda is posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Agendas are posted on the BoardDocs website under the “Meetings” tab at: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/compton/Board.nsf/Public

More information and Zoom access here.


District News

Compton Community College District Forgives Outstanding Student Enrollment Fees
Students with unpaid enrollment fees from summer 2021 to spring 2022 are relieved of debt

At its regular meeting on May 16, 2022, the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 05-16-2022 to forgive outstanding student enrollment fees from summer 2021 through spring 2022. Any Compton College students, except out-of-country students, with outstanding fees from that time specific period do not have to pay back these unpaid student accounts. The lost revenue for the district will be reimbursed through the American Rescue Plan of 2021. More than $712,595 was cleared for 2,733 students.

The full text of the Compton Community College District’s Resolution No. 05-16-2022B is available online here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted students’ ability to pay enrollment fees, including tuition fees, fees, and other institutional charges. The American Rescue Plan of 2021 allows higher education institutions to use the institutional portion of ARP to waive/cancel students’ unpaid enrollment fees from summer 2021 to spring 2022. Included in the enrollment fees will be Student Activities fees, enrollment fees, student representation fees, and health fees for all students.

"The Compton Community College District is thankful for the provisions in the 2021 American Rescue Plan that enable us to remove some barriers for Compton College students created by the COVID-19 pandemic, including relieving students of any enrollment fees debt so students may continue their higher education and enroll at Compton College for fall 2022," said Sonia Lopez, Compton Community College District Board of Trustees president.

In addition, California Governor Gavin Newsom and state legislators are to be commended for providing provisions under AB 132 - Postsecondary education trailer bill to implement significant California Comeback Plan investments in college affordability and access – specifically the language in AB 132 that allows for us to waive the fees of students that are unpaid due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Other News

Compton College Honors 2022 Distinguished Faculty and Staff

Compton College recently announced its honorees for the 2022 Distinguished Faculty and Staff awards. The annual awards recognize outstanding faculty and staff members for their commitment to Compton College and its educational mission. Shannon Williams, baseball head coach; Dr. Marlow Lemons, adjunct STEM faculty member; and Roy Patterson, purchasing agent, were recognized for their dedication to students, Compton College, and colleagues.

In addition, Compton College is proud to announce its 2022 Civility Champion: Nathan Lopez, history instructor, who is a shining example of how positive interactions with one another are critical to cultivating and maintaining a meaningful and effective intellectual environment, as stated in Compton College’s Statement of Civility and Mutual Respect. In 2020, the Compton Community College District introduced its Civility Champion Award to honor outstanding employees whose contributions demonstrate a commitment to self reflection, care, empathy, and respect while acknowledging the culture and humanity of others.

Full story here.


Staff Spotlight: Cameron Delahoussaye-Turner

CalFresh program

Cameron Delahoussaye-Turner is a student services advisor responsible for assisting students with enrollment in the CalFresh program. Students are encouraged to apply to receive monthly CalFresh food/grocery vouchers and/or Medi-Cal benefits! Two of five students are eligible to receive benefits and don’t even know it! "I’m here to answer questions and walk students through the application process, which is not too complicated and takes usually less than 15 minutes," said. Delahoussaye-Turner.

After working at another community college, she joined Compton College last fall as a student services advisor in the Financial Aid Department. Having earned her master’s degree in psychology in 2020, she was a student not too long ago and knows what it’s like to try to learn about and navigate all the resources available to college students. "We know money can be tight for most students, that’s why we connect students to CalFresh and other resources that can help ease that burden," she said. "I can also help answer questions after students receive benefits! Assisting students is very fulfilling for me and I enjoy being part of their support system as they grow and transition during their college experience." Contact Cameron Delahoussaye-Turner at cdelahoussayeturner@compton.edu


Summer 2022 Mobile Food Pantry Events

Please share this information with your family and friends! The summer Mobile Food Pantry program hosted by the LA Regional Food Bank is coming to Compton College July 12, and August 9, 2022, from 1-3 p.m. Compton College does whatever it can to provide resources for our community and alleviate food insecurity for students, employees, and community members.

The Mobile Food Pantry is open to the public on a drive-through and walk-up basis and will take place in Parking Lot F. Enter campus from Greenleaf Boulevard (between Santa Fe Ave. and Long Beach Blvd.) Click here for more details. Questions? Email tartarsupport@compton.edu.


Compton College Publishes 2020-2021 Annual Fact Book

Each year, Compton College publishes an Annual Fact Book. First produced in 2008 by the Office of Institutional Research, this year’s Fact Book includes information about student and enrollment trends, special programs, success and retention rates, and student outcomes such as persistence, graduation and transfer trends.

For the complete 2020-2021 Fact Book, click here.


After Hours Online "Help Desk"

Compton College has an online “after hours” Help Desk available to assist you with any questions or IT support from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., 7 days per week! https://comptonkb.blackbelthelp.com/kb/campus/

You may also chat with an after-hours support team here: https://bit.ly/3KHG27z

 


Campus Calendar

June 27 CCCD Board of Trustees Meeting
Last Day to Add a Class (8-wk session)
Last Day to Drop with a refund & without permanent notation on record (8-wk session)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 5 Second Six-Week Summer Session Begins
July 11 Last Day to Add a Class (2nd 6-wk session)
Last Day to Drop with a refund & without permanent notation on record (2nd 6-wk session)
July 12 Mobile Food Pantry
July 18 CCCD Board of Trustees Meeting
July 28 First Six-Week Summer Session Ends
Last Day to Drop with a "W" (8-wk session)
August 2 Last Day to Drop with a "W" (2nd 6-wk session)
August 9 Mobile Food Pantry
August 11 8-week and second 6-week summer sessions end
August 20 Fall 2022 Semester Begins
 

Calendar



Share Your News!

We know there is no shortage of good news happening with faculty and staff at Compton College, so keep us in the loop about your accomplishments.

Please email your news items to Heather Parnock at hparnock@compton.edu.

 

 

 

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