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Hartnell College 2018 Graduation Ceremonies!
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Focusing on the needs of the Salinas Valley, Hartnell College provides educational opportunities for students to reach academic goals in an environment committed to student learning, achievement and success.
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Academic & Service Excellence

We commit to excellence in teaching and student services that develop the intellectual, personal, and social competence of every student.
Maria Hernandez receiving the Matsui $25,000 CSin3 Scholarship.

We develop relationships within the college and community, locally and globally, that allow us to grow our knowledge, expand our reach, and strengthen our impact on those we serve.
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Our student-athletes prepare vigorously in the classroom and on the playing field in order to represent Hartnell College.
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Hartnell College is committed to developing the talent of our students.
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CSin3 Scholarship Awards Banquet

Csin3 Cohort 5 is ready!
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The Hartnell College Child Development Center Lab serves as a model and sets standards for the larger community regarding quality education for children and provides quality educational opportunities for the youngest citizens of our diverse community.
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Hartnell College Student-Athletes Thrive at a State level

80% of Hartnell student-athletes had a full time status for both Fall and Spring semesters compared to 66% of all other Community Colleges
Students enrolled in the TRIO program at Hartnell College
TRiO Program creates a supportive environment for low-income, first-generation students. It motivates our students to ensure they continue to attend class, study and seek help at the Panther Learning Lab, continually increase their GPA, meet deadlines and think hard about their long-term goals.
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The central focus of Hartnell College is student learning, and we strive to create a stimulating learning environment.
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It is our hope through the process of preparing for college enrollment that students realize all the wonderful opportunities that await them at Hartnell College.
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Ethics and Integrity

We commit to respect, civility, honesty, responsibility, and transparency in all actions and communications.
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We believe that education should be accessible to all and is a sound investment for the individual and the community.
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Stewardship of Resources

We commit to effective utilization of human, physical, financial, and technological resources.
The New Science Building at Hartnell College
The new state-of-the-art STEM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is enhancing the learning experience of our students​ now- and for years to come.
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Continued teamwork helps give our students the support they need to graduate from Hartnell College, continue their education, and become the future leaders of tomorrow.
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Hartnell College will be nationally recognized for the success of our students by developing leaders who will contribute to the social, cultural, and economic vitality of our region and the global community.
2 Male Hartnell College Nursing students working with a pregnant mannequin.
As a result of expanded and improved educational pathways, there was a 53% increase in the number of associate degrees in nursing students dually enrolled in a baccalaureate degree in the nursing program.
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What’s Happening at Hartnell

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Oct 15, 2018
During the week of Oct. 15-19, Hartnell will join other California Community Colleges in an Undocumented Student Week of Action, with advocacy and activities to support and build awareness about undocumented students throughout the state.  ASHC and Mi CASA, in collaboration with Hartnell... Read more
Oct 14, 2018
Five third-semester registered nursing students served as simulated trauma patients on Oct. 14 in an Advanced Trauma Life Support class presented by the American College of Surgeons at Natividad Medical Center. Doctors and mid-level health care providers from across the United States attended... Read more
Oct 13, 2018
Students in the Men’s Institute for Leadership (MILE) and Women’s Education and Leadership Institute (WELI) at Hartnell gathered for their first quarterly workshop and mentor meetings on Oct. 13, organized by Mi CASA in the Student Center. Twenty-five WELI Scholars participated in a goal-setting... Read more
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Oct 9, 2018
The Transfer and Career Center partnered with Admissions & Records and Financial Aid on Oct. 1 to host a Transfer Applicant Orientation that informed students about the transfer process, including financial aid and graduation evaluation policies. Also, on Oct. 5, the center hosted its first... Read more
Oct 9, 2018
Beginning Oct. 9, the Salinas Arts and Innovation Hub will offer a series of fall workshops, free and open to the public, in the old planetarium, room N-7 on the Main Campus: Physical Theatre Workshop: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 9, 11, 16 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm Documentary Theatre Workshop:... Read more
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Oct 6, 2018
The Hartnell Speech Team continued its season at the Santa Rosa College Invitational on Oct. 6. For the second tournament in a row, Anthony Fashano led the team with a first-place finish in Open Persuasive Speaking. His topic calls for greater legal limits to stop the practice of civil asset... Read more
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Oct 6, 2018
Hartnell was proud to sponsor Brunch in the Barn, a Girls Inc. of the Central Coast® fund-raising event on Oct. 6 in King City. I attended along with Dean of South County Education Services Mostafa Ghous, former dean Paulette Bumbalough and part-time English faculty member Rose Adams.  Girls... Read more
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Sep 28, 2018
Members of Hartnell’s STEM-related clubs and Advanced Diesel Technology program shared hands-on science, health and technology experiences with Salinas-area kids on Sept. 28-29 as part of STEM Runway activities during the California International Airshow Salinas.   During the morning... Read more
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Sep 26, 2018
More than 30 faculty, staff and student club members – and some 200 students – participated in the Majors Fair on Sept. 26 in the Hartnell Student Center. Faculty, staff and outside recruiters from law enforcement reported receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from all who took part. They... Read more
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Sep 22, 2018
The Hartnell Speech Team kicked off its 2018-19 season with multiple individual awards at the Golden Gate Opener Day 2 tournament on Sept. 22 at San Francisco State University. They compete next on Oct. 6 at the Santa Rose Junior College Invitational. Leading the team at San Francisco State was... Read more
Sep 20, 2018
About 160 friends of Hartnell College gathered Thursday evening at Tehama Golf Club for the Fifth Annual WELI Forum, celebrating the transformative impact of Hartnell's Women's Education & Leadership Institute in the lives of striving, deserving women students. The event was an opportunity to... Read more
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Sep 15, 2018
The city of Soledad and the Soledad Unified School District hosted a wonderful back-to school celebration on Sept. 15, and I was able to attend for a seventh time. I am always grateful for the opportunity to address the gathering, and this year it was so exciting to tell... Read more


Press Releases

Sep 21, 2018
SALINAS, Calif. – The Child Development Center at Hartnell College has immediate openings for... Read more
Sep 18, 2018
SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell College Superintendent/President Dr. Willard Lewallen urges interested... Read more
Sep 12, 2018
SALINAS, Calif. – At 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, Hartnell College students, staff and faculty paused in... Read more