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January 24th, 2014

ASSC Elections for the 2014-2015 year are about to happen, but first, there must be candidates! The flyer below has details, more information contact Jose!


Animal Science Poster Project

October 14th, 2013

Hello Mesa students,


My name is Marissa Bass, and I am the leader for the animal science poster project. I just wanted to let those of you who were interested that we will be having our first meeting on Wed at 2:00-3:00 in room 1427. We will be discussing the theme, where and when are the best times for everyone to meet, etc. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at (707)761-9635 or my email- mbass2@students.solano.edu.


Thank you and I look forward to working with all of you!

Marissa Bass

UC Berkeley: School of Engineering Tour!!! THIS FRIDAY!!!

October 14th, 2013

Hello MESA Students,


Here’s a great opportunity for Engineering students!  On Friday, October 18th you are invited to UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering Event from 9am – 3pm. Transportation will be by carpool.  If you are interested, please come to the MESA Center in to sign-up and complete the required field trip forms. There are 8 spaces available so you should sign up as soon as possible. Please note: This is reserved for Engineering students.


Please see below for what’s planned for the day:


9:00 – 10:00 am Registration

10:00 Welcome Information Session on Berkeley Engineering

11:00 Presentation from TAP Program (invited awaiting confirmation)
12:00 Lunch provided

1:00 Lab Tour #1

1:30 Lab Tour #2

2:00 Student Panel of Berkeley Engineering Transfers


3:00  Program Ends




Jose M. Ballesteros

Interim Director of Student Development &

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

Solano Community College

MESA Office: (707)863-7863

Student Development Office: (707)864-7168

Bone Marrow Donation Event! – LAST DAY IS TODAY!!!

October 10th, 2013

Please see the message below regarding the Asian American Donor Program!


Greeting Solano Community College,


Next Wednesday and Thursday, October 9th and 10th, the ASSC will be hosting a Bone Marrow Donor Drive in cooperation with the Asian American Donor Program (AADP).  Please see below for link for flyer.


In Fall 2012, AADP Outreach Coordinator Thi Ly approached the ASSC to coordinate a marrow donor drive to help a former SCC student, Kyle Lu, with advanced leukemia. Although we were unable to find a match for him, the event did generate awareness and help other families in need. Over the past year, over two hundred Solano Community College students have signed up to be donors, and we have found two potential matches so far.


Inspired by Kyle’s mother’s unwavering drive to find a match for her son, the ASSC is determined to make the AADP Bone Marrow Donor Drive a semesterly tradition. This is the third semester in a row that we have held this event and we need your help. Please show your support by encouraging your students to participate; bring your friends and family, spread the word among your coworkers. The event will be held outside the 1400 building from 10am to 3pm, October 9 and 10.


Becoming a donor takes only a few minutes and could actually save someone’s life.


For more information on the process and need for donating marrow, please visit http://www.aadp.org, or view the flyer on the Solano website at




Thank you,


M. Naser J. Baig
Associated Students of Solano College
Governing Board Representative



Jose M. Ballesteros
Interim Director of Student Development &
Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
Solano Community College
MESA Office: (707)863-7863
Student Development Office: (707)864-7168

Internship Opportunities

October 10th, 2013

Hi All

I have 3 new places who have signed on to offer internships/volunteer opportunities for students to gain some experience and earn college credit. We have a section of Work Experience beginning Wed Oct 9th so interested students should contact me or the companies below right away if the are interested.


ABCO Laboratories (nutriceuticals and food production)
2450 S Watney Way
Fairfield, CA 94533
Possible stipend/pay TBD
Contact: Crystal Yarborough

They are open to taking 5-10 students ongoing over multiple semesters. They are open to working around a student’s interest in areas of advertising, package design, social media, sales development, marketing strategies.

Continentals of Omega Boys and Girls Club (COBGC) of Vallejo.

COBGC has a need of volunteers and would welcome students from Solano Community College “seeking experience related to their occupational studies and professional goals” Specifically seeking role-modeling, mentoring, tutoring in areas such as math, science, Language Arts and history in their after school program.

Cynthia Holbert
Academic Director
Continentals of Omega Boys & Girls Club
1 Positive Place, Vallejo, CA 94589
Club Phone: 707-643-1728, Fax: 707-643-2290
Wastewater Treatment Plant OIT
Stipend TBD
City of Isleton
101 Second Street
Isleton CA
Gerry Zink

Interested students can contact me or contact the companies directly to arrange for interviews. If they miss the October start on Wed – they may still contact the companies to arrange for a January start.

Thank you for passing these along!

Debbie B

Debra Berrett
Occupational Education Coordinator
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Room 1811
Fairfield, CA 94534
707-864-7165 Fax

September Events

August 30th, 2013

College and University Transfer Fair! Thursday, September 12

Daytime Session: 9:00 am—1:00 pm Evening Session: 5:30 pm—7:30 pm See this link for more details: http://www.solano.edu/transfer/1314/Transfer%20Fair%20F13.pdf

Career Options in Health & Biological Sciences


Tuesday, September 17, 2013




1400 Building, back of cafeteria
4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, CA 94534

A mix of presentation and Q&A, representatives from Kaiser, North Bay Medical Center and other industries will share personal and professional career advice with students in these majors. Refreshments provided.

Video Game Innovation Fellowship

August 30th, 2013

Please see the message below for a fellowship opportunity for those involved or interested in video game development. This is a great opportunity for those that know or are interested in programming.

An opportunity for students 16 to 24 interested in Video Game Innovation.


LOFT and the Entertainment Software Association have partnered to create the ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship.

The ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship, for students 16-24, is a unique program that encourages innovation by challenging fellows to create a video game that addresses a social issue in their community. Twenty Fellows will be selected from across America for their vision, creativity and potential impact on society. For more information on this program or to apply, visit us at LOFT Innovation.

Not a programmer? No problem.
You can apply to the LOFT Digital Marketing Internship! Leaders On Fast Track(LOFT) seeks a group of digital-savvy, motivated interns who will serve as the research, outreach, and marketing team for the LOFT Innovation Track. Contact Aja Gaddie for more details.

We are currently taking applications for both programs.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Calpine Geothermal Tour October 4,2013 – signup now be accepted!

August 26th, 2013

Hello MESA Students,



Kayla Salazar has set up a tour of the Calpine Geothermal facilities in Middletown. It will take place on Friday,October 4th.  this will be an all day trip, leaving SCC at 7am and returning around 5pm.


Sign Ups are being accepted in the MESA Center.  You will need to pay a $5 deposit that will be refunded to you when you return from the trip.  You will also need to complete paperwork.  You can see me or any of our MESA staff members to sign up.  When paying the deposit, please bring the exact amount as we cannot make change.


Please see the attached flyer for additional information.




PDF Attached!

MESA Geothermal Flyer

Greetings from the new MESA and Student Dev. Director, Dr. Jose Ballesteros

August 26th, 2013

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all have had a great summer and are looking forward to the upcoming semester.  Mostafa Ghous has taken on a great opportunity at Berkeley City College and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.  I will be serving as the Interim MESA Director at Solano Community College and look forward to working and building relationships with all of you, so please feel free to drop by and say hello.
The open door policy will remain, so feel free to come in and introduce yourself, chat and discuss any way that we enhance your MESA and Solano Community College experience.  My schedule is a bit erratic at the moment as I will also be serving as the Interim Director of Student Development, but I will usually be in the MESA office in the morning.
Please keep a look out for e-mails from Dena Hudson and I as we prepare for the upcoming semester.  There will be several e-mails regarding volunteer opportunities, tutoring, MESA announcements…etc. that everyone should read to stay current with events at the MESA center.  We will all function as a MESA Family, and if we have each others support and guidance, we will be able to accomplish great things.
Take care and I look forward to seeing you all during the next few weeks.
Jose M. Ballesteros
Interim MESA Director
Solano Community College

MESA Scholarships Available! (DEADLINE August 30!!!)

August 26th, 2013

Great News!!!! Applications are now being accepted for 3 scholarships paying up to $500 for full time (12 or more units) or up to $250 for half time (6-11 units) for Active MESA students.

Please see the attached application for the criteria and instructions. Note: The Deadline is: AUGUST 30, 2013. Applications must be submitted to Financial Aid.

Good Luck!!


PDF Included!

MESA Application Form