Panther Prep gets better each year!

Publish Date: 
May 9, 2018

Many thanks to the dozens of individuals involved in making the 2018 Panther Prep Days a big success.  The outcomes at the King City Educational Center and Main Campus exceeded our expectations.  It was wonderful to see many local high school seniors enroll at Hartnell College.  Preliminary totals for each event are as follows:  346 students enrolled for summer and fall classes Friday at the King City Education Center and 511 students enrolled Saturday on the main campus.

Equally impressive were the large number of Hartnell College faculty, staff, administrators and student ambassadors who traveled to King City and/or spent their Saturday on the Main Campus.  It was also exciting to meet with parents who accompanied their high school senior to the event. 

It was a great experience for me to welcome the groups to Hartnell and to also present at the different parent workshops and answer questions.

“While there were many individuals who were vital to the success of these two events I would like to single out several colleagues who I felt went "above and beyond" to make Panther Prep 2018 a big success,” said VP of Student Affairs, Dr. Romero Jalomo.  “These individuals make up our college pathways team: Sara Sanchez, Brenda Jones, Wendy Cruz, Ernesto Rodriguez, Ariana Rodriguez, Laura Zavala, Isaura Arreguin, and Antonio Alarcon.”  

Beyond these individuals were many faculty, staff, students and administrators who hosted resource fairs on both campuses, conducted parent workshops, provided counseling services, registration services, financial aid and assessment services, IT support, cashiering services, coordinated breakfast and lunch, led campus tours, provided disability support services and helped or answered questions to 857 high school seniors over the past two days.

Panther Prep 2018 was a successful collaboration that brought together all divisions of Hartnell College. Among them were Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Administrative Services and Information Technology.  A big thanks to the President's Office and Foundation/Advancement staff who participated as well.  We proved once again that together we can provide a productive and meaningful experience for our incoming students.