Welcome Back MESA Students ~ FALL 2013!
We hope you had a wonderful summer and are ready for another exciting and productive
term in the MESA Program and in your courses. We wanted to notify you of a few important
items of business as you begin your fall 2013 term.
- Just a friendly reminder to please be respectful that the center is a STUDY center
and your GPA is very important to your educational success. We welcome group study
and working together to support one another's academic success. Please respect your
peers and behave in ways that promote your academic success and that of your peers.
- The MESA Center will be open throughout the term Monday through Wednesday 9AM – 6PM;
Thursday 9AM – 5PM; and Friday 9AM – 2PM.
- We have redesigned our supplemental instruction workshops for your academic success.
This term we are offering weekly review sessions and organized study groups for Math
182, Math 183, Physics 161, Physics 162, Chemistry 150, Biology 150, Biology 155,
Chemistry 180, Engineering 170/171, and Engineering 152. You may review the schedule
of session offerings as well as our tutor availability at http://www.hancockcollege.edu/mesa/aew-tutoring-schedules.php
- If you haven't met with Christine Reed, MESA Counselor/Coordinator recently, please
make an appointment to do so. It is important that every MESA student meet with her
sometime between August and December to verify you are on track academically. Please
work with Dorine to schedule an appointment after the first two weeks of classes.
- All MESA students were mailed a letter from Christine in late June. This is a very
important letter and is mailed out annually. It contains your personal MESA "To Do
List". It is your responsibility as a MESA student to take care of your "To Do List."
All students have items that require action with deadline dates. If you have misplaced
it, we have a copy in your file.
- If you have not had a chance to utilize the MESA website regularly, please get in
the habit of checking it at least every two weeks for news and important information.
All MESA/STEM events, activities, field trips, and workshops are posted on the website,
as well as the Review Sessions/Organized Study Groups and tutoring schedules. There
is also lots of other useful information. You can access the website by visiting
the main Hancock site and selecting MESA from the quick links. Here is also a link
to it: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/mesa/index.php
- The STEM/MESA Activities and Workshop schedule for the term is completed and posted
to the MESA website. It is required that all MESA students attend at least 3 activities/workshops
within the term. If you are experiences difficulties attending, you must notify Dorine
and explain your circumstances. We will be taking attendance and electronically keeping
records of your MESA involvement. I think you will find the workshops valuable and
a good use of your time. Please visit http://www.hancockcollege.edu/mesa/documents/Calendar%20of%20Events.pdf to review the times, dates, location, and topics.
- If you are planning to transfer to university fall 2014, please check your email regularly
for updates and deadline notifications from the universities. Make sure to stay connected
to the MESA program as you prepare to transition to the next level (exciting!). We
will be holding "TAG You're In" workshops in September and "UC and CSU Application"
workshops throughout October and November.
- The MESA Club is an additional opportunity geared towards providing a collaborative
learning atmosphere for STEM students to engage in recreational, leadership, community
service and scholarship fundraising events. If you are interested, they meet every
other Wednesdays 3:30PM to 4:30PM in W 18.
We look forward to seeing all you wonderful people in the MESA Center soon. If there
is anything we can do to help you get off to a great start this term, please feel
free to let us know.
Take Care and Happy Fall 2013!
Christine and Dorine
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