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May 27, 2004
Photo of Farisa Morales with commencement ceremony in background.

Farisa Morales (photo), a Mission College graduate and astrophysics researcher
with the Spitzer Space Telescope project, will be the featured speaker on June 8 when Los Angeles Mission College awards diplomas to nearly 350 degree candidates.

Morales graduated magna cum laude from Mission College in 1999 with an Associate’s Degree in liberal arts, emphasis in math. She continued her studies at UCLA, where last year she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in astrophysics. She is currently enrolled in the Master’s program in physics at California State University, Northridge.

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Photo of guests wine tasting at the 2004 "Springfest"

Foundation pleased with festival success

Mission College Foundation members hailed the "Springfest" Food and Wine Festival as a big success after it drew nearly 350 guests to the campus last month.

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Skills for those who need them most
Photo of Alexis Higgins with students at Camp Scudder. Photo Reprinted Courtesy of Los Angeles Daily Journal.
Alexis Higgins teaches
culinary arts for Mission College. But not many people on campus know her. That’s because her "classroom" is located at Camp Scudder, a probation facility in Saugus, where Higgins teaches the finer points of the gourmet arts to youthful offenders.

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  S P O R T S   U P D A T E

Great finish by softball team

The women's softball team has issued a challenge to all future Eagles’ teams. The 21 wins recorded by the squad are the most in the short history of the program.

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Eagles improve to become playoff team

Photo of baseball infielder during game.

A tense 2-1 loss in the Southern California Community College Baseball Playoffs ended the Mission College Eagles’ dreams of a state championship.

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A L U M N I   N E W S

Dreams worth following

Photo of Maribel De La Torre and rendering of "dream" aquatics center

Maribel De La Torre and rendering of "dream" aquatics center

Community colleges are about second chances and choices. The mayor of San Fernando will tell you that. Community college gives you a chance to grow. Mayor Maribel De La Torre would agree.

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