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Traditional ways hinder women’s interest in STEM

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-In-Chief

March 1, 2017

Filed under Campus Beat

Women make up less than a quarter of workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, in spite of being 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Surve...

Program funds, supports diverse groups

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate Staff

March 1, 2017

Filed under Campus Beat

Colleges that have more than 25 percent Latino students can be deemed “Hispanic Serving Institutions” and Contra Costa College is one of these institutions. The Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM program helped those in the Lati...

Scholarship application process streamlined

By Gabriel Quiroz, Advocate Staff

March 1, 2017

Filed under Campus Beat

Scholarships can have a huge impact in a student’s life. They can make the difference between having time for study and quality time with family or working countless hours to pay off tuition. Livingson Azode, an internatio...

Sponsored tour promotes ‘positive’ aspirations

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Campus Beat

Six Contra Costa College students are getting the opportunity to visit a variety of top educational institutions and historic sites throughout the southeast with the Historical Black College and University tour from April 9-1...

Novice competitor earns award

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Campus Beat

The single competitor from Contra Costa College won the Top Novice award at the forensics speech competition at Las Positas College on Feb. 4. Jose Chavez, the speech and debate team member who won, said, “I was consider...

Documentary emphasizes fatherhood, success

By Sean Austin, Advocate Staff

March 1, 2017

Filed under Campus Beat

Lessons of integrity, quality, work ethic and humility passed on by fathers to their children were viewed by students at an event titled Black Male Leadership held in the Fireside Hall on Feb. 15. Athletic Director John Wade co...

Alumni return to share university experience, give advice

By Jessica Suico, Advocate Staff

February 16, 2017

Filed under Campus Beat

Five alumni from Contra Costa College’s Center for Science Excellence (CSE) spoke about their experiences while transferring from Contra Costa College into the UC system at an on-campus forum on Jan 10. “The first seme...

United Faculty sues district over unfair labor practice

By Anthony Kinney, News Editor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Campus Beat

The United Faculty filed an “Unfair Labor Practice” claim in November 2016 with the Public Employee Relations Board against the Contra Costa Community College District after years of failed attempts to modify how investigations i...

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