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News Article | May 2, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the best colleges and universities in California for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the list, Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley came in as the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools ranked, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pasadena City College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and Mission College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “California offers students some of the highest-quality academic opportunities in the country, and the schools on our list are the best of the best,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do these colleges and universities offer outstanding degree programs, they also provide their students with career resources and counseling services that equip them for post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in California” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in California” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Art Center College of Design Azusa Pacific University California Baptist University California Institute of Technology California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California State University-Long Beach Chapman University Claremont McKenna College Concordia University-Irvine Dominican University of California Fresno Pacific University Harvey Mudd College Holy Names University Loma Linda University Loyola Marymount University Mills College Mount Saint Mary's University National University Notre Dame de Namur University Occidental College Pacific Union College Pepperdine University Pitzer College Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College Saint Mary's College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Scripps College Stanford University University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Irvine University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Riverside University of California-San Diego University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Cruz University of La Verne University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of the Pacific Westmont College Whittier College Woodbury University The Best Two-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Allan Hancock College American River College Bakersfield College Butte College Cabrillo College Canada College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Siskiyous Contra Costa College Copper Mountain College Crafton Hills College Cuesta College Cypress College De Anza College Diablo Valley College Feather River College Foothill College Fresno City College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Long Beach City College MiraCosta College Mission College Modesto Junior College Monterey Peninsula College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Palomar College Pasadena City College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego Mesa College Santa Ana College Santa Barbara City College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Skyline College Solano Community College Southwestern College West Valley College Yuba College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | November 18, 2016
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SR Education Group has just announced their latest Community College Scholarship winners. Bonnie Arbuckle, of Modesto Junior College, and Beau Howard, of Helena College, will each receive $2,500 toward their education. The scholarship committee reviewed over 200 applications and chose the winners based on financial need and compelling, well-written application materials. Bonnie Arbuckle stood out due to her passion for teaching coupled with perseverance in overcoming challenging life circumstances in order to pursue higher education. She is currently working as a substitute preschool teacher, and her dream is to become a kindergarten teacher. Arbuckle was inspired by her own first grade teacher to be someone that makes children excited to come to school. Upon learning she had been selected as a winner, Arbuckle said, “This is fantastic news and it came at the most wonderful time. As a single parent working hard towards two degrees, this scholarship will enable me to get closer to my goals and release some much-needed financial pressure.” Beau Howard is currently in the pre-pharmacy program at Helena College. After graduating with an Associate of Science, he plans to pursue a B.S. in Chemistry and eventually a Ph.D. from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula. Howard’s career goals include researching flavonoid structures and their medicinal potentials, with an emphasis on supplemental oncological treatments. The scholarship committee was especially compelled by his motivation, which comes from a commitment to provide for his daughter. “As a single father, and college student, I cannot stress the importance of budgeting your finances in order to succeed,” Howard said. “This scholarship will help me to achieve my goal of obtaining my Ph.D. and for that, I am eternally grateful to the SR Education Group and their commitment to helping students further their education.” SR Education Group was impressed with many of the November 2016 Community College Scholarship applicants. In addition to the two winners, the scholarship committee also selected five finalists, who will each be awarded $100: Miranda Lowman, Rachel Burma, Christopher Rios, Kirsten Arellano, and Tyesha Washington. All finalists, applicants, and other full-time community college students are invited to apply for the next round of the scholarship, which closes on February 25, 2017. About SR Education Group’s Scholarships SR Education Group is offering another round of needs-based $2,500 scholarships for full-time students attending community college. The next deadline for the Community College Scholarship is February 25, 2017. SR Education Group will also be awarding a $5,000 needs-based Graduate Scholarship for Teachers on March 18, 2017. Find out more at http://www.sreducationgroup.org/scholarships. About SR Education Group Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, SR Education Group was founded in 2004 by CEO Sung Rhee. The company’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SR Education Group is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers, and educational financing should be free and easily accessible. For more information, please visit http://www.sreducationgroup.org.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leading source of higher education and student information, has named the Best Online Colleges in California for 2016-2017. A total of 60 schools received honors, with top marks going to California State University East Bay and Chico campuses, Humphreys College, Simpson University and the University of California, Berkeley for four year schools, and Lassen Community College, Foothill College and Diablo Valley College for two-year schools. The lists include the top 40 two year schools and top 20 four year schools to offer affordable, quality online learning in California. "California’s colleges have long been known for offering innovative, flexible learning options for online students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "The schools on these lists are strong examples of what today’s online learning is all about, providing quality education and affordable rates to enhance student’s success outside a traditional classroom environment.” In order to qualify for California’s Best Online College lists, AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to hold regional accreditation and be two year or four year public or private not-for-profit institutions respectively. To maintain affordability standards, only two year schools providing in-state tuition under $5,000 annually and four year colleges with in-state tuition under $25,000 were considered. To see the full list of schools and learn more about the specific data points used to determine each online college’s rank, follow the link below: California’s Best Two Year Online Colleges for 2016: Allan Hancock College American River College Barstow Community College Cabrillo College Citrus College City College of San Francisco Coastline Community College College of the Desert College of the Sequoias College of the Siskiyous Contra Costa College Cosumnes River College Cypress College Diablo Valley College Foothill College Hartnell College Imperial Valley College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Long Beach City College Los Angeles Harbor College Mendocino College Merced College Modesto Junior College Moorpark College Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Ohlone College Oxnard College Palo Verde College Pasadena City College Rio Hondo College San Diego Mesa College San Diego Miramar College Santa Rosa Junior College Solano Community College Ventura College West Hills College - Coalinga West Hills College - Lemoore West Los Angeles College West Valley College California’s Best Four Year Online Colleges for 2016: AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Lambert S.L.,MedImmune | Aslam S.,Merck And Co. | Stillman E.,Aragen Biosciences | MacPhail M.,Modesto Junior College | And 6 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2015

Background Illness associated with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) remains an unmet medical need in both full-term infants and older adults. The fusion glycoprotein (F) of RSV, which plays a key role in RSV infection and is a target of neutralizing antibodies, is an attractive vaccine target for inducing RSV-specific immunity. Methodology and Principal Findings BALB/c mice and cotton rats, two well-characterized rodent models of RSV infection, were used to evaluate the immunogenicity of intramuscularly administered RSV vaccine candidates consisting of purified soluble F (sF) protein formulated with TLR4 agonist glucopyranosyl lipid A (GLA), stable emulsion (SE), GLA-SE, or alum adjuvants. Protection from RSV challenge, serum RSV neutralizing responses, and anti-F IgG responses were induced by all of the tested adjuvanted RSV sF vaccine formulations. However, only RSV sF + GLA-SE induced robust F-specific T H1-biased humoral and cellular responses. In mice, these F-specific cellular responses include both CD4 and CD8 T cells, with F-specific polyfunctional CD8 T cells that traffic to the mouse lung following RSV challenge. This RSV sF + GLA-SE vaccine formulation can also induce robust RSV neutralizing titers and prime IFNã-producing T cell responses in Sprague Dawley rats. Conclusions/Significance These studies indicate that a protein subunit vaccine consisting of RSV sF + GLA-SE can induce robust neutralizing antibody and T cell responses to RSV, enhancing viral clearance via a TH1 immune-mediated mechanism. This vaccine may benefit older populations at risk for RSV disease. © 2015 Lambert et al.


A multifaceted procedure is provided that correlates well with introductory organic chemistry or upper-level mechanistic chemistry. Lecture topics including carboxylic acid chemistry, the Diels-Alder reaction, photochemistry, and UV-vis and NMR spectroscopy are reinforced and the student is provided the opportunity to become more adept with laboratory procedures, in particular, TLC and column chromatography. The student will also gain exposure to topics that he or she will see in future courses such as ROS, steroid structures, and aspects of vitamin D chemistry. © 2010 American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.


Murov S.,Modesto Junior College
Journal of Chemical Education | Year: 2013

Experience from audience reactions indicates that most people cannot name the three most abundant gases in dry air. As this is relevant for an understanding of climate change, a demonstration involving mass determinations of equal volumes of four gases is provided to help the public understand that human activity is capable of increasing the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere. © 2013 The American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.

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