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  • "Keep Moving Forward"

    May 27, 2021  |  Office of Communications

    In reminiscing on his time as a student at Mesa College, new graduate Nikolai Kestler recalls the words of Dr. Martin Luther King as fuel for his determination. “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward,” he quotes.

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    Filed Under: Alumni, DSPS, MLK, Nikolai Kestler

  • Passing of Former Mesa College Athlete and Coach Arnie Robinson

    December 03, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. — It is with great sadness and deep regret that San Diego Mesa College announces the passing of one of the greatest long jumpers in history, Arnie Robinson, at the age of 72. Arnie Paul Robinson, Jr. had a nearly life-long connection to Mesa College as a student, a coach and a Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient. He lived in San Diego and began his track career as a stand-out athlete at Morse High School. In 1967, he enrolled at Mesa College, where he set school records in the long jump, high jump, and triple jump for track and field.

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    Filed Under: Athletics, Arnie Robinson, Alumni, Arnie Robinson Invitational

  • Smiling on Success

    September 18, 2020  |  Claudia Perkins and Jennifer N. Kearns

    Due to continuity of instruction and rigorous adherence to guidelines and safety practices, 100% of Mesa College’s 2020 graduating Dental students who were seeking employment, were able to get hired this past summer, despite the global pandemic. Even though Mesa’s Dental Assisting students were not allowed to return to campus until June 22, 2020, during that time frame, the Dental Assisting faculty continued to engage and instruct students in their laboratory courses, remotely, through videos, virtual simulations, case studies role playing and discussions.

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    Filed Under: Mesa College Alumni, Alumni, Dental Assisting, CTE, Career Education Programs, DENA

  • San Diego Mesa College Announces Antonio Martinez as 2018 Distinguished Alumnus

    April 26, 2018  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. — Today, San Diego Mesa College announced that alumnus Antonio Martinez has been unanimously chosen to be their 2018 Distinguished Alumni, and will speak at the 2018 San Diego Mesa College Commencement Ceremony to be held at the USD Jenny Craig Pavilion on May 19th at 3:00pm.

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    Filed Under: Press Release, Alumni, Distinguished Alumni Award, Commencement, Distinguished Alumni, Graduation, Commencement2018