COM Awards $44,470 in Student Scholarships
Congratulations to 78 exceptional students who received scholarships this year through the College of Marin. Students received a total of $44,470 to help them pursue their educational goals. The applicant pool of 143 included 13 students who were selected by departments. There were a total of 82 scholarships awarded.
Transfer Recognition Reception—Tonight
Thursday, May 23
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to Speak at Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 24
New Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees to be Honored Next Week
Saturday, June 1
HR on the Move; Processing Urgent Matters Only Through May 30
The Human Resources Department is moving offices this week and will be unavailable for normal business until Thursday, May 30. If you have an urgent matter, please call Human Resources (HR) at (415) 457-8811, ext. 7340. Beginning Tuesday, May 28, HR offices will be in Buildings HR8, HR9 and HR10 of the Portable Village, next to the Diamond P.E. Center. HR phone numbers will remain the same and are available in the Staff Directory. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.
Volunteers Needed to Staff COM Booth at Marin County Fair
Wednesday, July 3– Sunday, July 7, 2013
Volunteers are needed for two- and four-hour shifts. Volunteers receive complimentary admission tickets and will be reimbursed for parking. There are plenty of things to do and see while you are there. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Nicole Cruz with “County Fair” in the subject area. Include your available days and times, as well as an off-campus phone number where you can be reached.
Adela Jones, a College of Marin Social Sciences student, has won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in at the University of Bristol Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders in United Kingdom this summer. She is one of 10 students selected for the program from colleges and universities throughout the country. At the Fulbright Commission-University of Bristol Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders, she will attend a four-week cultural and academic program. The theme of the institute is Slavery and the Atlantic Heritage. In addition to courses, Adela will have the opportunity to visit local sites, participate in cultural activities and volunteer weekly in local community service organizations.
College of Marin sophomore Raquel Newman was named to the U.S. Community College All-American Swimming and Diving Team. Raquel ranked second in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 30.49 seconds and third in the 100-yard breaststroke with at time of 1:05.70. Raquel plans to transfer to the University of San Diego where she will continue her swimming career.
Photos of Retiree Reception
Last week’s retiree reception was full of storytelling from times past and the photo gallery capturing many of these moments, as well as the individuals that we were there to honor, is available online.
Modernization Program to hold Community Forum
Tuesday, May 28
COM Summer Public Swim Program
Kentfield and IVC Pools Will Open for Recreational and Lap Swimming
Puente Project Seeks Mentors for Students
College of Marin Puente Project is seeking college-educated professionals to mentor students preparing to transfer to universities. Puente is a successful statewide counseling, mentoring and writing program for high school and community college students in California that has helped more than 400,000 students since its inception in 1981. In its fifth year at College of Marin, the program has served over 150 students and seen strong results, thanks in large part to mentors who have been willing to meet with one student several times a semester. Mentors share their experiences and introduce them to new resources for their careers. Students can join the program at the English 120 level each fall. Many of them are the first in their families to attend college and most are Latino/a. In Puente they experience Latino-themed reading and writing assignments, sustained counseling, field trips and other activities to help them and their families learn more about transferring to universities. Mentoring is an experience not to be missed. Contact Blaze Woodlief, Puente English instructor, at (415) 485-9647 or Luz Moreno, Puente counselor, at (415) 485-9666 to learn about mentoring students in the coming year.
Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden Launches Pilot CSA Program
Arugula, strawberries, heirloom tomatoes and Japanese turnips are just some of the items on the menu for people who sign up to receive a weekly box of fresh, organic, seasonal produce from the Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden (IVOFG) Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) pilot program. The pilot CSA program is looking for 25 families to sign up for the program, which begins May 21 and runs through November. Members receive 28 boxes of nine to 12 different vegetables, herbs and fruit (strawberries for most of the season and melon for a couple weeks) harvested at their peak ripeness from IVOFG. They also receive a weekly newsletter with recipes, nutrition information, and farm news. Another option is to purchase one of the 10 farm stand memberships that are available for people who want to choose what they get each week from the stand. The cost is $700 for the season, payable in advance ($25 savings) or in installments. You can also get a fresh bouquet of flowers for an additional $7 per week. People may also sign up for a four-week trial. The CSA program supports the farm’s mission to teach the community about the health and environmental benefits of local, sustainably produced food, and work toward creating a healthier food system, and enhance the sustainable agriculture training that we offer our students. CSA members can choose to pick up their boxes on Tuesday or Friday either at the farm or in the staff lounge. The farm stand is now open Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For information or to sign up, contact Amy Ridout at (415) 454-4554.
Farm Stand—Wednesdays and Saturdays
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Volunteer at Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Through May 25
Through June 30
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