Category Archives: General

FEI Awards Scholarship to Menlo College Student Bret Tretten

Financial Executives International- Silicon Valley Chapter (FEI) is a financial organization for CFOs and senior financial executives with more than 10,000 members in the US and 400+ in their chapter. FEI has many programs for the professional development of Bay Area business. One of FEI’s outstanding community service projects is a scholarship program that honors […]

A new learning option for Real Estate Law

A new learning option was offered to Menlo College’s Real Estate Program this spring thanks to student, Andrew Hart ‘15, president of the Menlo College Real Estate Investment Team (MCREIT). Under the auspices of MCREIT and with seed funding from a grant from Menlo College, nine students in the Spring semester real state law class pledged […]

Kumkum Pandey Interns at Plug and Play Tech Center

When Kumkum Pandey arrived at Menlo College from India, she didn’t feel like she was in another country. “Accepted and appreciated by the other students, I felt like I was at home,” she recalls. Kumkum is a marketing major who was able to intern at Plug and Play Tech Center, a global accelerator that specializes […]

VITA’s Third Year at Menlo College

Sponsored by the United Way and the IRS, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) program assists lower income taxpayers with the preparation of their tax returns. Since 2012, Menlo College has sponsored a VITA site, comprised of student volunteers, supervised by Professor Jack Klingler. Last year, the Menlo site prepared over 100 tax returns, […]

Engaging Conversation at Menlo College Authors Roundtable

On April 1, 2015, six influential business authors from the Bay Area had a discussion at Menlo College about writing and local, regional, and national affairs. Discussion ranged far and wide, and included the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Ellen Pao, the identity of the Millennials, California’s water shortage, the future of Silicon Valley, and […]

Menlo College Tapped and Unplugged – Get Caught Green Handed! Competes in Nationwide Energy and Water Conservation Effort

Students at Menlo College are leading a campus-wide effort to reduce energy and water use on campus. As part of Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), Menlo College is one of 150 colleges nationwide that will take part in the competition, now in its 5th year. The competition will run from April 3-24, 2015, with a variety […]

Professor Jan Dykstra Scholarship

In conjunction with Professor Jan Dykstra’s 90th birthday, a group of Menlo Alumni is pushing to perpetually endow the “Professor Jan Dykstra Scholarship” at $100,000.  Professor Dysktra was a fixture in the Language and Social Science departments from 1963 through his retirement in 1996 and continues to mentor, tutor, and advise students today.  Still a campus resident, he attributes his longevity to Menlo’s students.  “It’s all due to the youthful […]

Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

Menlo College welcomed seven new members to their Board of Trustees this academic year. “We are pleased to add such dynamic leadership to our board,” said President Richard A. Moran. “Their outstanding experience in business will make an important and positive impact on our College.” Lee McEnany Caraher is the founder and CEO of Double […]

Going Viral – Victor Calvo Sends Stats Soaring in Social Media

Victor Calvo is having fun with social media. A month ago, he wrote his first BuzzFeed article, “30 Reasons you should visit Guam.” The post went viral and received over 18,000 hits. That prompted him to try “24 Reasons Why You Should Choose Menlo College,” another BuzzFeed success that’s landing him a huge audience. “Buzzfeed […]