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Governing Board Plans National Search for Successor Dr. Willard Lewallen, superintendent/president of the Hartnell Community College District for nearly seven years, announced today, Jan. 4, that he will retire in September, culminating a 40-year career in higher education. The Hartnell district, which serves the greater Salinas Valley including... Read more
 Hartnell College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for a periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Hartnell will host a visit March 4-7, 2019, with a team representing the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The College has been accredited by ACCJC since 1952. The team... Read more
When a Hartnell College adaptation of the provocative play “Ubu Roi” takes to the stage on Dec. 7-9, the potential audience could extend all the way to the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington. Based loosely on William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” the original work by Alfred Jarry sparked outrage when it opened in Paris in 1896. The... Read more
SALINAS, Calif. – The Child Development Center at Hartnell College has immediate openings for additional children in its afternoon session, providing a highly individualized curriculum for preschool children at little or no cost for most families. To be eligible, children must have turned 3 by Sept. 1, 2018, be ready to handle their toileting... Read more
SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell College Superintendent/President Dr. Willard Lewallen urges interested community members in Salinas and surrounding communities and beyond to attend a public forum on Measure T projects at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Building E, room 112, on the Main Campus in Salinas. The Hartnell Facilities Planning and Construction... Read more
SALINAS, Calif. – At 11 a.m. on Sept. 11, Hartnell College students, staff and faculty paused in the campus Student Center to consider the enduring impact of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.   The Remembrance Ceremony, which began with the national anthem and featured solemn remarks, was an opportunity for students to... Read more
SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell College Superintendent/President Dr. Willard Lewallen urges interested community members in King City, other south Monterey County communities and beyond to attend the first of three upcoming open forums on Measure T projects at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the King City Education Center, room 109. The Hartnell Facilities... Read more
Hartnell College Receives Prestigious National Science Foundation Grant for Hispanic-Serving Institutions    SALINAS, Calif. –  Hartnell College is thrilled to announce that it was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Program... Read more
SALINAS, Calif. –  Hartnell College is thrilled to announce its Salinas Valley Promise program, an initiative that guarantees one year of free tuition for all first-time, full-time students attending Hartnell for the 2018-19 academic year. Hartnell is committed to providing the opportunity for all local students to attend college and/or receive... Read more
Hartnell to receive $1 Million Award from the State Award is sure to make significant impact   SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell College and the Hartnell College Foundation invite the media and the general public to a press conference on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on main campus at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA to... Read more