Commencement Ceremony for 2014 Graduates
May05

Commencement Ceremony for 2014 Graduates

Students graduating from Palomar College will be honored at the school’s annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 16. This year’s ceremony will recognize all Summer/Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates, as well as students who are planning on transferring or receiving a certificate. The ceremony starts at 5 p.m. on the football field at the front on the San Marcos Campus. Any students participating are to arrive at the Dome at 3:30...

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Palomar’s honor students shine bright
May05

Palomar’s honor students shine bright

Palomar students, donors and dignitaries from the Governing Board and more will have a chance to shine bright during the school’s Scholarship Honors Night. The event, which has been held annually for over 20 years, gives students a chance to meet their scholarship donors as well as mingle with members of the Governing Board and other dignitaries of the school. The Foundation, which hosts the event, are expecting to give away...

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Distinguished Faculty Award: Laurel Anderson
May05

Distinguished Faculty Award: Laurel Anderson

Assistant Professor of Child Development Laurel Anderson has been named the recipient of Palomar’s 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award for full-time faculty. “I am speechless…it’s humbling,” Anderson said. She was nominated once before in 2010 and was considered as a finalist for part-time faculty. This time, the grand prize is hers for the taking. The award is received only once during a professor’s lifetime of teaching. “I am humbly in...

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Love on a Leash a big hit for stressed students
May05

Love on a Leash a big hit for stressed students

A day of pet therapy provided students with a stress reliever on April 23. The Active Minds club teamed up with the non-profit organization “Love on a Leash” for a National Stress Out Day event at Palomar College. Dogs surrounded the Student Union for the event and welcomed students to pet and play with them. According to Active Minds Secretary Leslie Echegoyen, dogs put a smile on peoples’ faces automatically. “Dogs are a therapy,”...

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Student activity card not voluntary for graduation
May05

Student activity card not voluntary for graduation

The student activities card is not an optional fee for some students on campus. Students enrolled in some childhood development and health classes must pay the fee to satisfy the course requirements. Dr. Kendyl L Magnuson, the director of enrollment services, was not even aware of the policy. One official, after reviewing the policy, said he believes the fee is compulsory and not optional. Mark Evilsizer, a governing board trustee...

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Local colleges have different views on education code
May05

Local colleges have different views on education code

Palomar’s interpretation of the California Education Code, the guidelines that oversee the operations of California community colleges, is different than other community colleges in the area. While MiraCosta and Saddleback College have a bilateral process in how student funds are used; Palomar employs a unilateral process. Section 76063 of the education code, which pertains to the student activities fund, states the following: “The...

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