The Public Affairs office of Merced College said it has launched several social networking sites with news and information for students, alumni and the local community.
Merced College can now be found on MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.
"Just as many educational institutions have found opportunities to communicate to the public through such sites as Facebook and Twitter, Merced College will begin to use this new media to provide college news about issues and events important to our community," said Robin Shepard, director of Institutional Advancement. "Our current students and our alumni will benefit from having this information at their fingertips."
Links to the college's MySpace, Facebook and Twitter sites can be found on www.mccd.edu. Visitors can also go to these sites and search for Merced College.
"Our goal is to provide up-to-date information about the many activities happening on the main campus in Merced and at our educational center in Los Banos," Shepard said.
For more information, contact the Merced College Public Affairs office at (209) 81-6470.