College application help

The Norwood Library in El Monte will offer a free workshop on how to apply for college from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Workshop speaker Wenli Jen, Ed.M., educational consultant and college counselor will touch on various subjects of the application process. Relevant books will also be available for check out.

Light refreshments will be offered, courtesy of the Friends of Norwood Library.

The library is located at 4550 N. Peck Road, El Monte. For more information, call John D. Ho at (626) 443-3147.


‘Paying for College’ Bus stopping in La Puente

The Sallie Mae Fund ‘Paying for College’ Bus Tour will be making a stop at two La Puente schools on Friday, March 7, to educate students and families about planning and paying for college.

The bus will stop at Sparks Middle School in La Puente to offer eighth-graders a 45-minute in-school workshop on college planning.

From there, the bus will stop at La Puente High School for two in-school workshops for freshman and sophomores, and juniors and seniors.

A $250 scholarship will be rewarded to one participating junior or senior at La Puente High.

Sallie Mae Fund’s goal is to increase access to higher education for all of America’s students – in particular lower-income and minorities.

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Mt. Sierra College welcomes gaming legend

On Thursday night at 7 p.m., Mt. Sierra College will welcome guest speaker Michael Gilmartin of Blizzard Entertainment.

As global quality assurance director for Blizzard, Gilmartin is the man behind such games as World of Warcraft, Diablo II, Starcraft and more.

Gilmartin has been involved with numerous franchises such as World of Warcraft, and others like Unreal Tournament, Neverwinter Nights, Tomb Raider, and Sid Meiers Civilization.

Working nearly 15 years in the gaming industry, Gilmartin has worked with companies like SEGA of America, Inc., Eidos Inc., Maxis Software, Inc., and Atari, Inc. and more.

Mt. Sierra College is located at 101 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia. For information and to RSVP, call Angie at (626) 873-2166 or Kellee at (626) 873-2100.