A report from El Camino College detailing student achievement for the 2020-2021 academic year was celebrated at the April 18 board meeting.
Vice President of Student Services Ross Miyashiro and Dean of Library and Learning Resources Crystle Martin led the presentation which included statistics and results for a variety of programs and courses offered at El Camino.
Martin first reported on the El Camino Mathematics, Engineering & Science Achievement Program (MESA). El Camino College’s MESA program began serving 120 students and now serves more than 600 students a year, “making it the largest MESA program in the state,” Martin said.
Miyashiro reported on the success of the El Camino forensic team taking first place at the Wyman Division Nationals this year.
This [forensics program] usually beat Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard or anybody else in parliamentary debate,” Miyashiro said. “The Wyman Division is the highest level of competition. There are a few other lower level divisions, but El Camino only entered the highest division and won it all. It is truly a historic and incredible event.
The board all praised the presentation and achievement of the students she represented, with administrator Trisha Murakawa joking about being given a “cheat sheet” of the many academic achievements he can boast of.
Other highlights from the Student Success report include-
- Architecture and Environmental Technology students at El Camino College placed seventh out of 33 student entries in the national “Architecture at Zero” competition.
- El Camino College has the largest student government system in the state.
- The class of 2021 X-ray technology program pass rates had a retention rate of 91.6% and 100% of students passed the ARRT Registry exam for the 21st consecutive year.
- 193 El Camino student-athletes have a GPA greater than 3.0
- The Honors Transfer Program served 750 students in Spring 2021 and had 246 students graduating from the program in Spring 2021, a new record.