MSJC offering new American Sign Language program

MENIFEE—Mt. San Jacinto College’s American Sign Language Department is launching the first program on the West Coast designed to prepare deaf and hearing students to enter the field of professional interpreting. The MSJC ASL/English Interpreting Preparation Program will begin with the fall 2015 semester, which starts on Aug. 17. Students may begin registering for the […]

Girls awarded scholarships for STEM fields

Nine 8th grade girls, representing the Temecula, Murrieta and Lake Elsinore school districts,  are the 2015 AAUW Tech Trek scholarship winners. The Temecula Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women is sending them to the Tech Trek Science and Math Camp at the University of California Irvine in July. The branch has sent […]

Local residents graduate from basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas —Air Force Airman Susana Vargas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Vargas is the daughter of Maria and Eugenio Vargas of Romoland, Calif., and sister of Jesus Vargas. She is a 2014 graduate of Heritage High School in Menifee. Air Force Airman Vanessa Y. Pulido graduated […]

Local residents make spring dean’s lists

TEMECULA—The following residents made the spring dean’s list at college: Jansen Button of Menifee, Georgia State University, Atlanta; Fernando Bauzo of Murrieta, Trine University, Angola, IN.; Kirsten Alexander of Temecula, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.; David Gandara of Canyon Lake, American International College, Springfield, MA.; and Rafael Navarro IV of Temecula, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. […]

Local resident graduates from William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.—Paige Bermudez of Temecula recently graduated from the College of William & Mary with a BA degree. Founded by royal charter in 1693, William & Mary is the second oldest educational institution in the nation. During the past 300 years, the college has educated three U.S. Presidents—Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Tyler—numerous senators […]

Van Avery Prep students raise money for Nepal disaster relief

Van Avery Prep students raise money for Nepal disaster relief

TEMECULA—On April 25, the worst natural disaster since 1934 struck Nepal. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the district of Lamjung, killing more than 8,000 people and injuring 23,000 more. As a result of the devastation, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced as entire villages were flattened by the tremor. Making matters worse, a 7.3 […]

Multi-talented teen receives scholarship to UCLA

LAKE ELSINORE—Bailey Hyland, a multi-talented 17-year-old senior, recently graduated from Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore and received a federal grant for a four-year scholarship to attend UCLA. She will attend UCLA in the fall and her major will be biochemistry, the study of chemical biological system engineering. Hyland was involved in LHS’s water polo, […]

LEUSD high school seniors receive $1,000 scholarships from LEVEF

LAKE ELSINORE—Nine Lake Elsinore Unified School District students are recipients of the 2015 Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation annual scholarship awards. Each recipient and their families were recently gathered to be presented with a $1,000 scholarship towards college expenses. “We are proud to offer these scholarships to deserving students from across the district,” said Kevin […]

MacKichan graduates from Trinity College

HARTFORD, Conn.—On May 17, Colin Robert MacKichan of Temecula graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. He earned a B.S. in Neuroscience and Religion. Founded in Hartford in 1823, Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with more than 2,200 students from 44 states and 62 countries. It is home to the eighth-oldest chapter […]

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