Faculty team up for weight loss
May11

Faculty team up for weight loss

Palomar’s faculty and staff took their health and fitness into their own hands during the Spring 2015 Biggest Loser Weight Loss Competition. With the help of organized weekly workouts and biweekly weigh-ins, Palomar’s persistent participants said they worked hard over the course of 10 weeks to achieve the own personal weight loss goals as well as compete for the cash prize. Kelly Falcone, a faculty member in the kinesiology/health...

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Voices of Palomar graduates 2015
May11

Voices of Palomar graduates 2015

On May 15, 2015 Palomar College will be having its commencement ceremonies, handing out degrees and certificates, and saying goodbye to a few of you. It’s time for that big sigh of relief – you’re graduating. All the hard work, late nights, lost weekends, homework and stress are closer to evaporating. Some students came directly from high school on their road of a lifelong dream they’d had since they were kids. For some, the road to...

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Retirement bonus postponed again
May11

Retirement bonus postponed again

A decision on whether to grant an early retirement bonus program for employees has been postponed a second time, with the faculty union alleging a conflict of interest. The Governing Board’s decision whether or not to approve the Supplementary Early Retirement Plan, also known as the SERP, is now set for May 12 after its members review the union’s documents. The faculty union members said they sought legal counsel the day before the...

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First Year Experience moving onto the next grade level
May11

First Year Experience moving onto the next grade level

A program called First Year Experience (FYE) had a great night of celebration for completing their freshman year of college onto their sophomore year. Office specialist third student contact & FYE staff Jeanna Pina Bayaca said, “It was a great night we had a total of 58 students and parents attend the event, and that is the most we have ever had.” The environment of the promotion was very joyful everyone had smiles on...

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Successful College Fair for Palomar
May11

Successful College Fair for Palomar

Turnout for a college fair April 22, was better than previous semesters, with over 100 students actively participating, according to organizers. Previous college fair events, sponsored by the San Diego Education Consortium, have been located in the grass next to Palomar’s iconic clock tower. This year the event was held nearer to the Student Union on the cement. Placing the event on the main thoroughfare of the campus was highly...

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Palomar student, former student injured in deadly car crash
May11

Palomar student, former student injured in deadly car crash

Two Palomar College students, one former and one current, were involved in a fatal car crash that occurred May 1. The accident left two students in a medically-induced coma and resulted in the injury of their mother, and the deaths of their grandmother and father. The accident occurred on Interstate 15 near Mira Mesa Blvd., where the two cars collided head-on. Shane McDonald, 21, was driving the wrong way when his Audi A4 collided...

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