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Davis Woman First Visits Foothill Campus On the Day of Her College Graduation
Student Completes Foothill Associate Degree Entirely Online, Set to Transfer to UCLA

Cristina Puente’s first day on a college campus was unconventional. Instead of going to class, she walked with her class—the Foothill College Class of 2015—across the stage to receive her associate in arts for transfer degree in sociology.

Although she’d never set foot on the campus in Los Altos Hills until the day of the college’s 55th annual commencement ceremony, the new Foothill alumna completed her entire 90-unit associate degree by taking college-level coursework entirely online via Foothill’s popular online learning program.

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Foothill College Classes Now On Campus at Two Local High Schools
Juniors & Seniors Can Take College-Level Anthropology or Child Development Courses This Fall

Foothill College is coming to Mountain View and Alta Vista high school campuses to offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college units and complete a college-level anthropology or early childhood education course this fall.

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New Student & Parent Orientations Are Sept. 16

Foothill College will host New Student Orientation Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event gives incoming freshmen the opportunity to meet other new students and get answers to questions about attending Foothill College. Admission is free when you sign up at foothill.edu/nso/.

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Foothill Physics Instructor Flies as NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador
Highly Competitive Program Shares Frontier Science with Educators & Their Students

As a kid, he dreamed of being part of a NASA mission. This summer, Foothill College Physics Instructor David Marasco, Ph.D., donned the iconic blue NASA jumpsuit as his childhood dream became reality.

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Summertime Swim & Fitness Classes
Community Education Has Classes for the Whole Family

Whether you and your family want to stay fit in the pool or in the gym, Foothill College offers a variety of fitness classes this summer for every member of your family.

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Foothill Now Offers 3-D Printing Service to Students & Community Members

Enterprising students and community members can bring their computer-generated, three-dimensional ideas to life by taking advantage of Foothill’s new, affordable 3-D printing service. Customers may submit design projects that are then printed by 3-D printers on campus. The new service appeals to artists, engineers, educators, working professionals, hobbyists and youth groups.

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Foothill Now Offers 20 Associate Degrees for Transfer
A Degree with a Guarantee

Foothill College offers 20 associate degrees for transfer, a new type of degree that guarantees you priority when transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus.

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Honors Calculus Course Debuts This Fall
Foothill Is Only California Community College to Offer This Course

Foothill College debuts its first honors math course this fall with MATH 1AH: Honors Calculus I and MATH 1AHP: Honors Calculus I Seminar, which are taken concurrently. The first honors course of its kind to be offered by a California Community College, both courses explore concepts of applied and theoretical mathematics, and expect students to gain deep conceptual understanding in both areas.

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Foothill Instructor Juston Glass Honored at White House in June
Named a "National CTE Innovator"

Adjunct accounting instructor Juston Glass was named a "National CTE Innovator" at The White House in late June.  The award, presented by the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and the Obama Administration, recognizes students and educators who have demonstrated that they have the skills and vision to lead in preparing their communities for success.

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Stimulating Lifelong Education for College Students of All Ages & Abilities
A Journey Toward Self-Awareness Begins with Fridays@Foothill Program

To meet its mandate for inclusiveness, Foothill College offers quality courses to a variety of underserved groups, including seniors with memory, mobility and other impairments; retiring baby boomers; and those with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

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Students from All Walks of Life Study Healing Power of Music Therapy
Foothill Class Features Guest Lectures by Sound Healing Experts

Students are adding the power of music therapy to their professional portfolios by enrolling in Foothill’s MUS 83A: Introduction to Music Therapy course. The four-unit class—the only one of its kind offered by a California Community College—is taught by Foothill Music Technology Instructor Bruce Tambling, who has also won numerous recording industry awards.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum On Stage This Summer
Award-Winning FMT’s Production Features Brassy, Jazzy Orchestration & Dynamic Pacing

The velvet curtain rises, foot lamps light up and old vaudevillians kick off every show with a traditional opening joke, “A funny thing happened on the way to…”

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Helping Student-Veterans Succeed
Los Altos Rotary Donates $39,000 for Scholarships & Textbook Vouchers

Rotary of Los Altos, a longtime friend of Foothill College and its student-veterans, recently donated $39,000 to fund student scholarships and textbook vouchers for former military women and men who are pursuing university transfer and career and technical training at Foothill College. The proceeds were raised at the civic group's spring cioppino feed.

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In-Demand Computer Science Courses
From Python & Java to Quantum Computing

Be a part of Silicon Valley’s start-up action by enhancing your computer sciences skills with a variety of Foothill College courses. Whether your goal is to develop in-demand skills for career advancement, complete university-transfer requirements or add to lifelong learning, Foothill offers introductory and honors computer science courses that emphasize hands-on projects and assignments.

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FastTech Class Highlight: Adobe Photoshop Overview
Imagine the Stories You Can Share with Digital Imaging

In just a few hours, you can learn to enhance and improve images for presentations, projects, portfolios, even quick social media posts by enrolling in the FastTech LINC 73: Adobe Photoshop Overview course this fall. The one-unit LINC 73 course also transfers to the CSU system.

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Health Career Program Application Deadlines
Use Fall Quarter to Complete Prerequisites

Students enjoy impressive job-placement rates when they successfully complete Foothill’s high-wage, high-demand biology and health care career programs.

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Spring and Summer 2015 Achievements and Awards
Celebrating Our Foothill College Faculty, Staff and Students

Congratulations for a job well done to these Foothill College community members: Lesley Dauer, Andrew Fraknoi, Juston Glass, Karen Smith and Devin Thomas.

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