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Johnny Goode ran the fastest men’s 400 meter time in Northern California, 48.05 seconds, to win the Coast Conference championship and Donovan Garcia took both hurdles races for College of San Mateo last week at Hartnell College in Salinas.

Student enrollment at the San Mateo County Community College District has increased in recent semesters, a trend officials hope and expect will continue as most students take advantage of the free class offerings.

College of San Mateo was among a select number of California Community Colleges to be honored with a 2023 Excellence in Placement Award, hosted by The Campaign for College Opportunity. CSM was awarded Campwide Transfer-Level English Enrollment and Equity Designation for LatinX Transfer-Level English Enrollment. The award ceremony will take place on May 31.

College of San Mateo secured no worse than a second-place tie in the Coast North Conference with a dramatic 10-9 win Tuesday at Skyline College.

Skyline College and College of San Mateo are set for Tuesday’s second-place Coast North Conference baseball tiebreaker battle in San Mateo after both teams won Saturday. CSM smashed four home runs for a 14-4 triumph at rival Cañada College in a then second-place tiebreaking contest. Skyline won 12-5 over visiting City College of San Francisco in San Bruno.

Defending state champion College of San Mateo exploded for five runs in the fifth inning and took a 9-1 mercy-rule win over visiting West Valley College. The win breaks a first-place Coast Conference tie between the two teams and propels the Bulldogs to their fourth straight league title.

College of San Mateo’s Project Change Learning Community has positively transformed the lives of juvenile justice-impacted youth on CSM’s campus for many years. Project Change provides wrap-around student support services, direct access to postsecondary education for incarcerated youth, and in-person college instruction inside juvenile youth facilities.

High school students of all sexualities and gender identities from across the county were welcomed to the dance at the College of San Mateo’s College Center. As of the Thursday before, more than 250 students had registered.

College of San Mateo closed out its Centennial Year through a weeklong series of events from April 3–7. The week began with the launch of a new shuttle service for students providing free rides from the Millbrae BART station to the CSM campus.

Thousands of San Mateo County residents will remain eligible for free community college through the summer and next year but district officials have taken a more conservative approach to lower barriers to higher education by taking into account financial need for other fees.