One of Robert Reich’s former students now teaching at Palomar

One of Robert Reich’s former students now teaching at Palomar

As a senior at U.C. Berkeley, Tara Roach took Economics from Reich, the former U.S. Labor Secretary. When Palomar College brought him to Escondido last month, she was in the audience with her students. SAN MARCOS — When Robert Reich, the former U.S. Secretary of...
Robert Reich delivers electrifying keynote at Palomar forum

Robert Reich delivers electrifying keynote at Palomar forum

As one of the world’s leading economists and a professor at UC Berkeley, Reich spoke to approximately 1,200 people as part of the Palomar College Student Equity Speaker Series. ESCONDIDO — At a special engagement hosted by Palomar College on Friday, Nov. 16, former...
Marine Corps veteran found his path at Palomar

Marine Corps veteran found his path at Palomar

As the college celebrates Veterans Day, one veteran’s story illustrates the power of higher education. “Once a Marine, always a Marine,” the saying goes—and now, for Matt Baugh, also a college graduate. SAN MARCOS — For Matt Baugh, the road from infantryman to college...
Education and incarceration: making a difference

Education and incarceration: making a difference

Palomar College brings courses into the Vista Detention Facility as formerly incarcerated students on campus get their feet under them. In the effort to assimilate back into society, everyone seems to agree about one thing: “Education is the key.” SAN MARCOS — It was...
Full circle for Palomar alum who became Fire Chief

Full circle for Palomar alum who became Fire Chief

Nearly 30 years after graduating with the Palomar College Fire Academy’s first class, Ed Hadfield is back in North County as Chief of the Rincon Fire Department. SAN MARCOS — Ed Hadfield was among the first firefighters to graduate from the Palomar College Fire...
Political Economy Days: engaging students on key issues

Political Economy Days: engaging students on key issues

Presenters and students speak out against division as the latest installment in a semiannual lecture series draws hundreds of participants less than two weeks before the national midterm elections. SAN MARCOS — In two days of talks covering history, economics,...