Graduation Ceremony
May16

Graduation Ceremony

SAN MARCOS – As the end of the spring semester approaches, Palomar will be holding its annual graduation ceremony on May 26 at 5 p.m. in the Dome. The pre-commencement meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. If you have received an associate’s degree, and associates to transfer, or a certificate, you are encouraged to participate in the ceremony. Special guest speaker, Anita Maag, who was part of Palomar’s first graduating...

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What sacrifices have you made to afford college?
Apr28

What sacrifices have you made to afford college?

Miguel Jimenez, 24, Gen Ed “From 19 to 20 I was just working and saving up some money, and in that time frame I have saved up enough money so I don’t have to worry about it.”   Stephen Cliffe, 20, Cinema Major “For the last year and half I have donated plasma.”   Olivia Thorpe, 19, Gen Ed ‘I never had a job before, so coming to Palomar I had to go out and look for a job to help support...

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Veteran to Snapchat fame
Apr18

Veteran to Snapchat fame

LeShun Fredrick, 30, Social Behavior Science and TV and Broadcasting Major “I served nine and half years in the Marine Corps, I am originally from the DMV, (DC, Maryland, Virginia) I am from Virginia. I came back to America in 2012 and left in 2008. I graduated high school in 2006 and then college was paid for but I didn’t want to go, I wanted to see what was out there. So, after I graduated, I moved out of my parent’s house and I...

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Payment plans offer different ways to pay tuition
Apr12

Payment plans offer different ways to pay tuition

Palomar college implemented the Nelnet payment plan in spring of 2017 and 926 students participated in the program. The nelnet payment plan is a program that Palomar has set up allowing a student to pick one of three payment plan options in order to pay their tuition in a set of statements. Carmen Coniglio, Director of Fiscal Services, stated, “One week behind and we were still able to get it going with a good turnout. We are...

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The A-building conundrum

Completion of the A building has been delayed until the summer, while students and staff have expressed concerns over the renovations. The renovations team was aiming to finish construction in April, but are now striving to complete the project this coming summer. Under Palomar’s Educational and Facilities Master Plan, the school called for a new administration building where all administration departments could be centralized....

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