News

Pirates' Pantry Kicked Off Its Relief Project

"We are humbled by the opportunity we have to serve our students and their families with one of the most essential elements there is, food! The smiles and expressions of gratitude we receive reaffirms that we are moving in the right direction. Our Basic Needs Program is showing how essential it is, especially in a time like this. We are #MJCStrong"


Psychology Department's Dynamic Duo Retires

This Spring Semester, Professors Lee Kooler and Rebecca (Becky) Ganes, announced their retirements and delightfully shared about their roads to teaching at MJC. If you think they're going to fade into the sunset, think again.


From Costume Shop to Making Masks for Kaiser

Every semester the costume shop provides employment for several Federal Work Study students and as a result many of them end up loving the experience so much they stay. This summer as others might be basking in the sun, or reading books, these MJC students will be dedicating their time to keeping us all safe.


Speech and Debate Squad Score National Championships

The Modesto Junior College Speech and Debate Team competed in the first annual National Online Forensics Festival which took place April 25-26 in living rooms, laundry rooms, and hallway corners across the United States.


MJC Alumna at Front Line of COVID19

Tania Barjesteh has service to others in her blood. Both her mother and her grandmother are nurses. A graduate of the MJC Nursing program in 2016, she currently works at Doctor's Medical Center. Like most MJC students, Barjesteh did not have a linear path into nursing; she worked as a Vet Tech before making the decision to go into nursing.


MJC Student and Instructors create 3D PPE

Inter-departmental collaboration is alive and well at MJC! Dr. David Martin, Professor of Biology and Randy Thoe, Instructor of Manufacturing and Machine Tool Technology, collaborated on the creation of 3D PPE equipment to healthcare workers, but it was the addition of MJC student Andrei Burciu that scaled production!