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College roundup: Central Washington softball picks up a pair of wins in California

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 Two dominant pitching performances carried Central Washington softball to a sweep on its first day at the Tournament of Champions in California.

Ashlee Laver threw a complete game shutout and Allie Thiessen's two-run double provided all the offense the Wildcats needed in a 2-1 win over Hawaii Pacific.

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Merced College Set to Double Capacity for Nursing Program Students

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The nationwide nursing shortage has been especially acute in California’s Central Valley. Now, Merced College is teaming up with clinical partners to double the number of slots available for students in its nursing program.

The college, which already has a longstanding partnership with Mercy Medical Center in Merced, is resuming a previous partnership with Emanuel Medical Center that will provide even more opportunities for Merced College nursing students to find the clinical training they need to become professional nurses or to advance in their careers.

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MJC football reloads as it looks to continue success starting with Saturday’s home opener

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In Modesto Junior College head coach Rusty Stivers’ first season, he didn’t send any players to Division I schools. That was in 2015.

“My first year, we had zero Division I recruits, and that year, (San Joaquin) Delta had a running back go to UNLV,” Stivers recalled at MJC Football’s media day. “I told our recruiting guy, ‘I would do anything just to get one guy to go to a Division I school.’”

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Program offers college students $10,000 to volunteer in their community

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Students at 45 colleges and universities, that include Stanislaus State and UC Merced, will be able to earn $10,000 toward their degrees by volunteering for the new Californians For All College Corps program. 

The first volunteer program of its kind in the country will be available to 6,500 students at a variety of schools, including University of California, California State University and California Community College campuses, as well as a handful of private schools.

The idea behind the initiative is that in exchange for volunteering in their communities at places like schools, food banks and community gardens, students can make a difference and earn money.

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