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Announcements:

Courses recently added to the Fall 2013 class schedule:

ACCT P110  - Financial Accounting

1 section

COMM P101 - Intro to Public Speaking

1 section

COMM P102 - Interpersonal Communication

1 section

HLED P112 - Health Education

1 section

PHED P105 - Advanced Weight Training

5 sections

PHED P106B - Shape Up – Aerobic and Anaerobic

6 sections

Seats still available:

BSAD P120 Principles of Management and Organization CRN 71942

News:

PC Basketball Alum Robert Haynes Named Head Coach

Robert Haynes, a former standout player and lead assistant, has been selected as the new head men's basketball coach at Porterville College, athletic director Eric Mendoza announced Monday.

Coach Robert HaynesHaynes, who currently serves as a PC adjunct instructor in the physical education division and lone basketball coach on staff, will begin his new assignment in time for the fall semester which begins August 26.

 "This is a dream come true for me," said Haynes, who becomes one of the youngest college coaches in California at age 31.

 "Porterville College is a special place that means so much to my family. There are so many people on campus who are responsible for my success, so it's an honor to be a colleague. As I continue to work with students and staff, I look forward to making Porterville proud of our basketball program."

Mendoza said the basketball position drew a lot of interest from experienced college coaches on the West Coast – including former head coaches and current assistants from NCAA, NAIA, and community college levels.

 "Throughout a competitive search and interview process, Robert continued to rise to the top," Mendoza said.                                

Special Service to Veterans

graphic image of servicemanParking permits are required to park on campus; however, this expense is not covered under the Veterans Affairs educational benefit program. Therefore, when enough donations have been received, free parking passes will be provided to veterans who are enrolled at Porterville College.

Inspiration for Activity

The April 24, 2013 email distribution of the "Today's News – Office of Communications, California Community College State Chancellor's Office" included an article titled "Saving a Spot for a Veteran at Cuesta College." The article was about Cuesta College providing free parking passes for their veteran students in honor of a former student, Michael Mihalakis, who was killed while serving in Iraq. While a student at Cuesta College, Michael joined the Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq. While in Iraq, Michael was planning to enroll back into classes at Cuesta College and emailed one of his former professors to "save a place for me" ...                            

PC offering new Community Education classes

Community Ed postersLooking to learn something new? Porterville College Community Education Courses are designed to meet the needs of the community. These non- credit courses are designed to provide learning and enjoyment in a friendly, worry- free environment at a reasonable cost.

Current Fall offerings include: Community Ceramics, Fun with Fingerstyle Guitar, Zumba, and Fatburning 101. Pre-registration is required for all classes.

If you have a special talent, skill, or hobby you'd like to share with others and would consider teaching a Community Education Course, please complete and return a Class Proposal Form, which can be found at www.portervillecollege.edu/community_ed Past classes have featured such topics as: the arts, home/garden maintenance, special certifications and physical education.

Register for classes in the Porterville College Business Office. For more information on Community Education Classes call 791-2492 or visit www.portervillecollege.edu/community_ed.

PC Community Education to host Family Support series

Porterville College Community Education will present a series of 10 "Strengthening Family Support" classes this summer taught by Rebecca L. Gervasi, Psy.D., M.F.T.I.. All classes will be held on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per session.

Attendees will learn about loving family, friends, and those who have been diagnosed with psychological symptoms; the possible causes and common treatments; how to increase family involvement and engage in community support systems to strengthen the family; make accommodations for the disorder in daily living; create a problem solving action plan with family cooperation; and gain the necessary tools to deal with related stresses or issues.
Sessions include: Loving Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder (July 22), Loving Someone Who Is A Narcissist (July 29) and Loving Someone Who Is Angry (Aug. 3).
Register for classes in the Porterville College Business Office. For more information on Community Education Classes call 791-2492 or visit www.portervillecollege.edu/community_ed.

PC still accepting applications for Community Ed. instructors

Porterville College has extended the application period for those still interested in becoming spring semester Community Education instructors.

Community Education courses are designed to meet the needs of the community. These are non-credit classes offered in addition to the college's academic program. These courses are designed to provide learning and enjoyment in a friendly, worry- free environment. These courses include vocational skills, professional development or exposure to new recreational enjoyments.

Porterville College strives to create and offer a variety of exciting courses that are of interest to the community we serve. Community Education Courses are not funded by taxpayers' dollars. All registration fees and costs associated with the courses vary from course to course.

If you are interested in developing and teaching a Community Education Course, please complete and return a Class Proposal Form, which can be found at www.portervillecollege.edu/community_ed. Past classes have featured such topics as: the arts, home/garden maintenance, special certifications and physical education.

For more information please contact Diane Thompson, Career and Technical

Education Program Manager at (559) 791-2282 or dithomps@portervillecollege.edu.

Important Dates

August 22-23 Flex days
August 24 Saturday classes begin for fall
August 26 Regular Fall instruction begins
September 2 Labor Day holiday - Campus closed
September 6 10% date-Last day to drop semester-length courses and qualify for a refund
September 9 Last day to enroll in and add semester-length classes for the Fall.
Last day to drop semester length courses and not have it appear on the transcript.
Deadline for changing to Pass/No pass OR letter grade options.
Census processed at Midnight of September 8th.
* In courses other than semester length, the Office of Admissions and Records or the instructor should be consulted regarding drop, withdrawal and refund deadlines.

 

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