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MPC Fall 2014 Registration Now Open

Monterey Peninsula College Admissions & Records Office is an integral component of Student Services. The Admissions & Records Office is responsible for the admission, registration, evaluation, graduation, and for the accuracy and maintenance of each individual student’s academic record for the lifetime of the College. The Admissions & Records Office has the capability to assign Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) for students.

Location: Student Services Building, 1st Floor
Telephone: (831) 646-4002/4007     Fax: (831) 646-4015
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:30 and Friday 8:00-12:00

Many tasks can be completed online such as applications, registration and transcript ordering. Applications are done through CCCApply, with a fast turnaround time of only a few minutes. Both class registration and transcript ordering can be accessed through a student’s WebReg account. Still have questions? Please feel free to visit, call 831.646.4002/4007 or email us at If you choose to email us, be sure to include your name, student ID number, and a description of your question.



White’s next journey awaits in Boston

by:  Glenn Cravens, Salinas Californian sports writer

When Sophia White found out about Emmanuel College, it piqued her interest.

Once the Santa Catalina School senior visited the campus, she knew it was the place to go.

White plans to attend Emmanuel College this fall, where she will play lacrosse and work toward a degree in biology.

“I’m so excited,” White said. “It’s in Boston, and that’s the ultimate college town. I’m looking forward to that in addition to playing lacrosse.”

White is a three-sport student-athlete at Santa Catalina, having just finished up playing soccer. She also was on the field hockey team. Both squads won MTAL championships this school year.

She hoped to play lacrosse on the next level, and she’ll be able to do that at Emmanuel College.

During a college fair in San Francisco, there was a representative of Emmanuel College there, and White asked about the school. The allure of being on the East Coast attracted White immediately. The representative then mentioned the small campus that was walkable. It also had several sports programs, including lacrosse.

“Since my sophomore year, I knew Emmanuel College was my top choice,” White said. “I’ve had backups, but I knew if I got into Emmanuel, I would go.”

Emmanuel’s women’s lacrosse team went 9-5 overall and 5-4 in conference play. This season’s team is ranked fifth in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

The campus is located a couple of blocks away from Fenway Park, home of the current World Series champion Red Sox.

If all goes well, White plans to move in the medical field and become an anesthesiologist. She said she’s not worried about how tense that field of work could be.

“I’ve worked in high-pressure situations before,” she said. “With sports, I’ve felt like I’ve worked well under pressure there. And I’ll get to be trained.”

15 reasons to feel great about being a publicist

15 reasons to feel great about being a publicist

PR is a unique career.

PR executives have made it into the list of the 10 most stressful jobs in America for the past three years. It’s a profession that can break people.

Still, if you are motivated, can check your ego at the door, possess strong attention to detail, and can multitask better than a plate spinner, it can be infinitely rewarding.
Here’s why it’s cool to be a publicist:

1. We preserve people’s stories in a lasting way. People may lose material objects, but articles live online, in scrapbooks, and on Mom’s Facebook page. We make that happen.

2. We are the rainmakers. We move the economy, getting people to spend by creating excitement about our clients and getting the public to buy stuff. That creates jobs and bolsters commerce.

3. We’re the ever-patient go-betweens. We are the intermediaries who manage the personalities of press and client. We deal with the churlish reporter and the narcissistic celebrity, and neither ever knows the other’s difficult nature; that’s our gratifying little secret.

4. What other job lets you know what’s going to happen in advance, and usually before the press even knows? If you’re an exceedingly curious person, PR is for you. Publicists usually have the scoop on breaking news.

5. The job title has cachet. Clients love to say, “Meet my publicist.” There’s intrinsic value in the sentence.

6. How about those benefits? You might handle the PR for a large law firm, but it comes in handy to know the trade when volunteering your PR expertise for a local homeless shelter, your kids’ school, or your church. You look and feel like a superstar.

7. We have superpowers, but like Superman, we use them responsibly. “Don’t make me wield my social media knife, neighborhood dry cleaner. I’m a publicist.”

8. We can’t turn their brains off, and that’s a good thing. Publicists look at the world in a creative way. We’re identifying trends that have a link to our clients, looking at new communication channels to disseminate information, and identifying different ways to present information that will excite the public. A topsy-turvy Willie Wonka way of perceiving life keeps publicists young.

9. We are good conversationalists. Working in PR, you always have the best “insider” stories of how things sometimes did not quite transpire the way that you’d expected—though often better, and sometimes worse. You’ll be a hit at your cousin’s wedding table recounting your best moments.

10. The side effects. They may include attending gala press openings, meeting childhood heroes, business trips to swank destinations, and a lot of freebie promotional items.

11. We’ll never forget the first time our article or photo ended up in The New York Times.Publicists must be strong writers, and sometimes you hit the jackpot and a media outlet posts your press release verbatim.

12. There is no better feeling than introducing something wonderful to the world. Your clients become your “babies.” You nurture them, introduce them to the public, and watch them grow. Publicists are like parents in that way.

13. We can multitask and problem-solve like nobody’s business. You can figure out what to do in a pinch and always know whom to call (and sometimes you’re on more than one phone at a time). You’re skilled at talking, typing, and texting simultaneously.

14. We aren’t afraid to take risks. Big ideas often mean more press. You have to have an element of fearlessness and a lot of inspiration to “make it work.”

15. No day is ever the same. Repetition is boring. At a PR firm, every day is full of surprises.

By Noreen Heron and Kate Hughes
Noreen Heron is president at Noreen Heron & Associates, Inc., where Kate Hughes works as a senior account executive. Based in Chicago, the full-service agency primarily handles hospitality, entertainment, and restaurant clients. Follow it on Twitter @heronpr. A version of this story first appeared on the agency’s blog.

MPC Board of Trustees Special and Regular Meetings Set for January

MONTEREY, CA – January, 2013 – The Governing Board of the Monterey Peninsula Community College District will hold a special meeting to discuss budget balancing strategies for the 2014-15 fiscal year on Wednesday, January 22, 5:00 PM in Lecture Forum 103 on the Monterey campus.

At the meeting, superintendent/president Dr. Walter Tribley and staff will present recommendations for addressing the district’s $2.5 structural deficit.

On January 31, the Governing Board will meet for their monthly regular meeting. The closed session will begin at 3:00 PM and the open session will follow at 4:30 PM in the Sam Karas Room, Library Technology Center, on the Monterey campus.

Both meetings are open to the public.

For more information, contact the president’s office at MPC, (831) 646-4060.

ABOUT MPC: Monterey Peninsula College is committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs, facilities and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and life-long learning opportunities. Through these efforts MPC seeks to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community.

Monterey Peninsula College announces Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Open

Student Financial Services of Monterey Peninsula College would like to announce that the application period is now open for the  2014 JACK KENT COOKE SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship Amount is up to $30,000 over 2 years

– Must be transferring to a 4 year institution beginning Fall of 2014
-Minimum GPA OF 3.5
-Must demonstrate significant unmet financial need

HOW TO APPLY, Visit:,%202013.pdf


Creative Content Development for your Brand

If you are in charge of developing the creative content in support of the brand strategy, do not present a creative option that is off strategy.  If other people are developing the creative content, they should be active participants in (or at least observers of) the brand strategy formulation. Also, establish creative content evaluation criteria that includes “reinforcement of the brand’s promise and unique value proposition” as a primary criterion.

If you succeed in your brand strategy formulation but then stumble in translating that to creative execution, all of the previous work has been for naught. Don’t let down your guard during creative translation of the brand strategy.  Be ever vigilant in seeing a strategy through to its proper execution. launches on World Ocean Day

Please join us on June 8th at for our contribution to World Ocean Day!

We are ready to launch a web portal devoted to ocean conservation with over 100 high quality videos that are entertaining and informative…and best of all FREE to community media stations world wide who carry the flag and the fight to preserve and protect our oceans for future generations.


Your Sanctuary TV will come alive at midnight on June 8th..glorious in its content, superlative in its knowledge, brilliant in its images and ready to capture future partners who will join the fight for our oceans with their own images and videos and articles.

The flame burns too hot to be extinguished…..hold on for it will be an unforgettable ride…hold on for the promise to launch this portal for all to share and multiply the impressions in towns, cities, counties, states and countries throughout the world!