Palomar College News

Palomar to Celebrate Groundbreaking for Parking Structure & Police Building

April 11, 2017

What:

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Palomar College Parking Structure and College Police Building

 

When:

Friday, April 14, 2017
3 p.m.

 

Where:

Palomar College
East side of Parking Lot 12
1140 West Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

 

Details:

This event officially celebrates the construction of a new parking structure and police building on Palomar’s San Marcos campus. College dignitaries will be joined by local public officials, members of the campus and community.

The five-story Parking Structure will be 499,621 square feet, with 1615 parking spaces, including 28 Accessible and six Van spaces. The structure will be equipped with license readers, emergency phones and security cameras. The top floor roof will be set up for photo voltaic panels.

The Palomar College Police Department will be housed in a separate one-story building adjacent to the parking  structure. The 7,645 square foot building will contain a reception area, dispatch office, locker rooms, evidence room, secure interview room, conference/emergency operations room, armory, report-writing room, and live scan room. The station will have a secure parking area for police vehicles, and will be equipped with cameras and an audio address system.

Expected completion date for this project is January, 2018.

Parking:

Parking for the Groundbreaking Ceremony will be available without a permit in Lot 12 during the hours of the event.

 More information:

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365

 

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu

 

 

Political Economy Days Features Experts on Campus April 12 and 13

 

April 6, 2017

Who:
Individual expert speakers on topics related to economics, history, political science, anthropology, multicultural studies, philosophy, law and more.

What:
Political Economy Days – a series of talks on a variety of political, economic and historical topics.

When:
Wednesday, April 12, 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 13, 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

 Where:
Palomar College
1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos 92069
(specific rooms listed in the attached schedule)

 Why:
This lecture series is designed to expose students and community members to ideas and applications of political, economic, and historical thought, presented by a diverse group of experts.

Who is invited:
Everyone – Palomar College students, faculty and staff, and community members. Attendance
is limited to the capacity of each room. Palomar College students will be given first priority.

Cost:
Free.

Parking:
Members of the community may obtain a temporary parking pass at the Palomar College Police Department building to the left of the front (Mission Road) entrance to the college.

 Contact:
Teresa Laughlin, Chair of Economics, History & Political Science and Faculty, Economics
760-744-1150, ext.2851; tlaughlin@palomar.edu

Peter Bowman, Political Science
760-744-1150, ext. 2416; pbowman@palomar.edu

Travis Ritt, History
760-744-1150, ext. 2753; tritt@palomar.edu

Sheila Atkins, Academic Department Assistant, Economics, History and Political Science
760-744-1150, ext. 2412; pbowman@palomar.edu

 

Schedule of Speakers is listed below an is also at http://www.palomar.edu/ehp/politicalEconDays.htm

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Media Contacts:

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu
Teresa Laughlin, Chair, Economics, History & Political Science and Faculty, Economics, 760-744-1150, ext.2851; tlaughlin@palomar.edu
Peter Bowman, Faculty, Political Science, 760-744-1150, ext. 2416, pbowman@palomar.edu
Travis Ritt, Faculty, History, 760-744-1150, ext 2753, tritt@palomar.edu

Political Economy Days Schedule

Wednesday, April 12

8:00 –

9:25 a.m.

Pippah Getchell, Former Congressional Staffer & Policy Advisor, “Unraveling the West: NATO and the Trump Administration”

MD – 157

9:35-

11:00 a.m.

Stephan Haggard, Distinguished Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies & Political Science, School of IRPS, UCSD: “Hard Target: Dealing with North Korea”

 

MD – 157

Jeremy Stock, Legal Intern, California Innocence Project, “Wrongful Convictions. Responding to a Broken Criminal Justice System: An Introduction to the California Innocence Project”

 

SSC – 1 (Gov. Bd. Rm)

11:10 a.m.-

12:35 p.m.

Dirk Mateer, Professor of Economics & Gerald J. Swanson Chair in Economic Education, University of Arizona: “Everything You Need to Know About Economics in 60 Minutes”

 

SSC – 1 (Gov. Bd. Rm)

Ian Ruskin, “To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine”

 

Brubeck Theatre

Devon Smith, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Palomar College: “American Association of University Women Start Smart Workshop”

MD – 304

12:45 –

2:10 p.m.

Matthew Estes, Associate Professor of History, Palomar College: “Cartoons & Concentration Camps: How Nativism & Popular Culture led to the Japanese-American Internment”

SSC – 1 (Gov. Bd. Rm)

Fred Glass, Communications Director, California Federation of Teachers & Jim Miller, Professor of English & Labor Studies, San Diego City College: “Trump’s Election, California Labor History & The New Resistance Movement”

MD – 157

2:20-

3:45 p.m.

Dale Squires, Professor of Economics, Scripps Institute: “Fisheries and the Impact on the Economy”

SSC – 1 (Gov. Bd. Rm)

John Baden, PhD candidate in History, Case Western Reserve University: “In our Interest?: Refugee Admissions as Foreign Policy”

MD – 157

 

 

Thursday, April 13

8:00 –

9:25 a.m.

Gary Castaneda, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Palomar College & Mira Costa College: “Fascism: An Intellectual & Historical Review”

MD – 157

9:35-

11:00 a.m.

Nathan Fletcher, Professor of Practice in Political Science, UCSD: “Voting Rights in America: 200 years of Progress and Setbacks”

MD – 157

Donavan Muir, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Palomar College: “Human Nature in the Digital Age”

 

 

SSC – 1 (Governing Board Rm)

11:10 a.m.-

12:35 p.m.

Sean Flynn, Professor of Economics, Scripps College: “The Singapore Solution: How Singapore Delivers the World’s Best Health Care (While Spending 80% Less than We Do)”

MD – 157

Tom Ventimiglia, Professor of Counseling, Palomar College & Joseph Limer, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Palomar College”

“The Political Left vs. The Political Right: True Differences, Rationale & Social Media Myths”

SSC – 1 (Gov. Bd. Rm)

12:45 –

2:10 p.m.

Carl Luna, Professor of Political Science, Mesa College & Visiting Professor, University of San Diego: “Donald Trump: Last of the Hamiltonians?”

MD – 157

Craig Forney, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Palomar College with an interfaith panel: “An Interfaith Forum on Religion and Discrimination.”

SSC – 1 (Gov. Bd. Rm)

2:20-

3:45 p.m.

William Leslie, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Palomar College: “Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport: The Theory & Practice of Citizen Activism”

MD – 157

 

 

Public Safety Outreach Event Planned for April 5

The Palomar College Police Department and the GEAR-UP program are co-hosting the first annual Public Safety Community Outreach Event

Wednesday, April 5

  5 – 8 p.m.

Student Union, Palomar College, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos 92069.

The event, held during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, will include information about crime prevention, K-9 demonstrations, and opportunities to meet with local law public safety representatives.

The event is designed to promote police-community partnerships, and create a positive environment. By enhancing relationships between students, staff , the community, and law enforcement organizers aim to meet the goals of building trust and mutual respect.

Agencies scheduled to attend at press time include: Palomar College Police Department, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Mira Costa College Police Department, Cal State University San Marcos Police Department, Oceanside Police Department, San Diego Police Department, California Highway Patrol, San Marcos Fire Department, San Diego City College Police Department, San Diego Unified School District Police Department, Carlsbad Police Department, and Oceanside Police Department.

Parking:

Parking will be available in Lots 1 and 2 without a permit during the hours of the event. In addition, there will be no permit citing in student lots starting at 4 p.m. for the event.

More information:

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365

Gerard Perez, Palomar College Police Department 760-744-1150, ext. 2289

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu

Gerard Perez, Palomar College Police Department 760-744-1150, ext. 2289

 

Palomar Community College District Bond Ratings Improve

 

SAN MARCOS (March 22, 2017) – The Palomar Community College District has received upgraded and affirmed bond ratings from both Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) and Standard & Poor’s Global (S&P).

Moody’s increased its bond rating from an AA2 to an AA1, while S&P increased its bond rating from an AA- to an AA.  This is the first time the District has been rated this high by both credit rating agencies.

According to both Moody’s and S&P, the bond rating upgrades are a result of the District’s improved financial position and consistent healthy reserves outside the General Fund, huge North San Diego County tax base, strong management team and growing student enrollment.  Both reports also noted that “the forward picture is solid – the right sizing year is underpinned by a credible plan and the first year of rebuilding (2016/2017) looks good and will be reinforced by the new centers coming online.”

Palomar College President Dr. Joi Lin Blake credits the favorable reports on the work the District has undertaken to increase enrollment and to enhance financial reporting.  “The team in the District’s Finance and Administrative Services division, under the leadership of Vice President Ron Ballesteros-Perez and Director of Fiscal Services Carmen Coniglio, has worked diligently to produce the outstanding results from Moody’s Investors Services and Standard & Poor’s.  This same team also received an unmodified 2015/2016 Financial Audit for both its District Finances and its Measure M General Obligation Bond Program earlier this year.  Their professionalism and commitment to the Palomar College community is a true asset.”

The District issues bonds for major capital improvements to finance costs over time. The upgraded bond ratings impact the interest rate at which the District borrows money thus benefiting local taxpayers.  With favorable interest rates, the planned bond refunding is estimated to save property owners an estimated $24.6 million in actual debt service on their tax bills over the life of the bonds.

Palomar College plans to issue its final new bonds totaling $139 million as authorized in 2006 for Proposition M, which was approved for $694 million by the district’s local taxpayers.  The income from the bond measure has provided construction on more than twenty-one projects on the 200-acre San Marcos campus; a remodel of the Palomar Escondido Education Center and infrastructure and accessibility projects district-wide. Additionally, the District has purchased a building and parking structure on a 27-acre site in Rancho Bernardo, as well as 81 acres in Fallbrook. These two sites are the future homes of the South Education Center and the North Education Center respectively; both are scheduled to open in Summer 2018.

Palomar Community College District serves the residents within 2,500-square-miles of North San Diego County and is one of the largest community college districts in the state. The College serves more than 30,000 students annually; the full-time equivalent student count in 2017 is projected to be 18,203.  The District operates a main campus in San Marcos, an education center in Escondido, and four additional education sites on US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, in Fallbrook, Pauma, and at Mt. Carmel High School in the community of Rancho Peñasquitos

 

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Media contacts:

Laura Gropen, Public Affairs Office Director, 760-744-1150 x2152
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office Communications Specialist, 760-744-1150 x2365

Palomar College Students Juan Flores and Forrest Ponsot Receive National and State Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic Team Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAN MARCOS (March 17, 2017) – Two Palomar College students and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) members, Juan Flores and Forrest Ponsot have been selected to receive prestigious awards as part of The All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. Each student, chosen out of 1,800 applicants across the nation, will be honored in a separate ceremony in April. In  addition, they will both be honored in Sacramento this month as members of the All-California Community College Academic Team, Team One.

Flores is one of 20 students named as a 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team member. He will receive a $5,000 scholarship at Phi Theta Kappa’s Presidents Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention scheduled for Monday, April 24 in New Orleans, LA.  The All-USA Community College Academic Team is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa.

Ponsot has been selected as a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar. He will receive a $1,500 scholarship at PTK Catalyst, Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention to be held April 6-8 in Nashville, TN. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa.

Ponsot is the current President, and Flores the Vice President of Palomar College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa. Dana O’Callaghan, one of Palomar’s PTK advisors and Counselor, will accompany them to the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa Academic Team Awards Luncheon where they will be honored on March 23.

Katy Farrell, Associate Professor of Reading Services and co-advisor of PTK at Palomar said, “I am amazed at what Forrest and Juan have accomplished as college students and community leaders. Along with other chapter members, they are aggressively working towards providing food security to Palomar students and supporting human trafficking victims in North County.  They have a strong desire for social justice and are not lacking in work ethic. That’s for certain.”

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CONTACTS:
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs Office, 760_744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu
Katy Farrell, Reading Services, 760_744-1150, ext. 3640, kfarrell@palomar.edu
Dana O’Callaghan, 760_744-1150, ext. 2654, docallaghan@palomar.edu

KKSM Is (Again) Named Best College Radio Station Nationwide

Staff members from Palomar College Radio Station KKSM (AM 1320) are shown celebrating their wins at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference in New York City the first week in March. (Photo courtesy of Zeb Navarro)

Dr. Joseph Bagnall Wins Best Community Volunteer Personality

(SAN MARCOS, CA – March 13, 2017) For the second year in a row, Palomar College’s KKSM (AM 1320) was named Best Community College Radio station in a nationwide annual competition sponsored by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). In addition, the station won the Best Facebook award and Dr. Joseph Bagnall, recently retired adjunct history professor, won Best Community Volunteer Personality for his jazz radio show, Doc’s Jazz.

KKSM was also well represented among the finalists. Palomar digital broadcast arts (DBA) student finalists were Rob Blackwell for Best Music Director; Kenneth Hladky for Best Comedy Program, Plunther Hills Valley; Ryne Holloway for Best Public Service Announcement, YMCA Transitional Age Youth; Kristina Thomas for Best Station Promo, KKSM:Switchin’ It Up; Dylan Hanks for Best Commercial, Palomar College; and Dario Gallegos for Best Specialty Music Show, Versatil Style.

The station also was in the finals for Best Snapchat, and Best Music Library/Playlist and Best Station Facilities.

KKSM Station Manager Zeb Navarro said, “Winning these awards, and being in the finals alongside four-year universities including Indiana University, Arizona State University, and University of Kansas shows the quality of the programs we offer and the hard work of our students, staff, and faculty. I am very proud of the KKSM team and thankful of the support from our administration.”

KKSM is a 500 watt station that broadcasts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from the Palomar College campus in San Marcos, California at 1320AM on the dial, simulcasting on Cox Digital Cable Channel 957, and worldwide on the web. For more information about Palomar College’s digital broadcast arts program, go to http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/dba/.

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Media contact:

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, mfinn@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, lgropen@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150 ext. 2152
Zeb Navarro, KKSM, znavarro@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150, ext. 2442

Palomar College Celebrates Groundbreaking for South Education Center in Rancho Bernardo

 

SAN MARCOS, CA (March 3, 2017) – Palomar College officials are shown at a ceremonial groundbreaking for the College’s South Education Center in Rancho Bernardo on Friday, March 3. Pictured from left are Governing Board Trustees Mark Evilsizer and Nina Deerfield; Palomar College Superintendent/President Dr. Joi Lin Blake; former Governing Board Trustee Nancy Chadwick; Governing Board Vice President Paul McNamara; and Governing Board Secretary Dr. John Halcón.

Dr. Blake officiated at the event, which also featured comments from Halcón and Interim Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction Dan Sourbeer.

Palomar College purchased a 27-acre property in June 2010 to house a new education center in the southern portion of the District. The site includes a 110,000 square-foot building, as well as a three-story parking structure. Planned site improvements include completion of a new interior looped road and installation of walkways, landscaping and lighting. On the building interior, plans include a lobby, classrooms for lecture and laboratory, academic division offices, spaces for student support services, a bookstore and food services, information services, plus a community room.

The site purchase and improvements are being funded with Proposition M general obligation bond funds. This $694 million bond was approved by District voters in November 2006.

Classes are scheduled to be offered at the South Education Center starting in summer 2018.

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Media contacts:  Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150 x2365
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150 x2152

Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned for South Education Center

PALOMAR COLLEGE   MEDIA  ADVISORY

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE  1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, California 92069-1487 – 760-744-1150, ext. 2770

 

February 24, 2017

 

What:
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Palomar College South Education Center

When:
Friday, March 3, 2017
1:30 p.m.

Where:
Palomar College South Education Center
11111 Rancho Bernardo Road
San Diego, CA 92127

Details:
Palomar College purchased a 27-acre property in June 2010 to house a new education center in the southern portion of the District. The site includes a 110,000 square-foot building, as well as a three-story parking structure. Planned site improvements include completion of a new interior looped road and installation of walkways, landscaping and lighting. On the building interior, plans include a lobby, classrooms for lecture and laboratory, academic division offices, spaces for student support services, a bookstore and food services, information services, plus a community room.

The site purchase and improvements are being funded with Proposition M general obligation bond funds. This $694 million bond was approved by District voters in November 2006.

Classes are scheduled to be offered at the South Education Center starting in summer 2018.

Directions and parking:
From 1-15 in Rancho Bernardo, exit on westbound Rancho Bernardo Road. Continue .9 miles to the stoplight at Matinal Road. Turn left (south) into the Palomar College South Education Center campus. Follow directions to the parking area.

More information:
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Dianna Trujillo-Hernandez, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2956

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu
Dianna Trujillo-Hernandez, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2956

 

Palomar Theatre Explores Muslim Identity in ‘Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith’

San Marcos, CA (March 2, 2017) – Palomar College theatre presents Yussef El Guindi’s Muslim family dramedy Ten Acrobats in an Amazing Leap of Faith March 17 – 26 in the Howard Brubeck Theatre on the San Marcos campus at 1140 West Mission Road.

Written in 2005, Leap of Faith follows the Fawzis, a well-established Arab-American family, over the course of two eventful days, as their college-age children suddenly reveal the contradictions of their dueling identities.  The conflicts lead to deeply compassionate, and often comical exploration of the Muslim faith in the context of American culture.  Although many elements are particular to the Muslim experience, the play ultimately affirms a commonality with the great American family story.

In his author’s statement El Guindi says, “It’s a little troubling when depicting an ordinary Arab-American Muslim family, going about their ordinary day, getting involved in regular family mishaps and melodramas, seems like such a radical thing to do. In writing this play and trying to sidestep the stereotypes that attend Arabs and Muslims, and to simply present these characters as regular folk – not as wife-beating, bomb-strapping, terrorist inclined fanatics with a thing for barring little girls from school and enjoying a good mob scene that ends in many deaths – I didn’t quite realize how unexpected that would seem to an audience.”

Leap of Faith follows the tradition of American Family plays. The conservative father is rattled by the cultural changes influencing his children’s behavior.  One son announces that he no longer believes in the family religion.  The daughter is struggling to interpret troubling dreams about wearing the hijab and the third son is awakening to his sexual orientation.  In the face of these crises, the strong mother holds the family together with wisdom and compassion.  Along the way, however, we encounter profound and beautiful insight about the nature of God, religion and family.

Director Michael Mufson describes his goal for the production, “In the process of making theatre, we build a bridge from the boundaries of our individual experiences to the world that the playwright gives us.  Yussef El Guindi invites a multicultural ensemble to explore and discover the world of a Muslim-American family as they encounter the pitfalls of maintaining these two, sometimes conflicting, identities and to extend a bridge of understanding to our audience and our community.”

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and Thursday at 4 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.palomarperforms.com or in person at the box office on the San Marcos campus.

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Media Contacts:

Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365, mfinn@palomar.edu
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2152, lgropen@palomar.edu
Michael Mufson, Professor and Director, Performing Arts, 760-716-7098, mmufson@palomar.edu , www.palomarperforms.com

 

 

 

 

Palomar College Digital Broadcast Arts Students Win Awards Nationwide Competition

Pictured from left, Abel Garcia and David Michaels (photo by Coulter Grant)

(SAN MARCOS, CA – Feb 23, 2017) Students in Palomar College’s digital broadcast arts (DBA) program won first and third place awards in the national  2017 Festival of Media Arts competition sponsored by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA).

Abel Garcia won first place in the Two-Year Small-College category for producing the episode Palomar Live 11-10-16. David Michaels won third place in the same category for producing the episode Palomar Live 09-29-16.

Palomar Live is a morning news talk show produced entirely by students. There are opportunities to be camera operators, producers, directors, audio techs, technical directors, floor directors, reporters, photographers, writers and more. Students rotate jobs each week to experience different positions of the show.

Instructor Serena Reid, who is a graduate of Palomar’s digital broadcast arts program said the show’s tag line, “The Pulse of North county!” describes it well. The producers and reporters “seek out those unique nuggets of information about North San Diego County and brings them to the attention of residents in the surrounding communities,” she said.

Palomar Live 11-10-16, which aired right before Veterans Day, was focused on the topic of Veterans. Guests were Gerald Hampton of the National Naval Officers Association  http://nnoa.org; Kurt Schwend of United Through Reading, an organization that helps keep deployed family members connected to their kids by recording them reading books. http://www.unitedthroughreading.org; and Gail Chatfield and  Ron Pickett of the Veterans Writing Group of San Diego County http://www.veteranswritinggroup.org.

The Palomar Live 09-29-16 episode was animal-themed. Guests were Laura Spann and Aleia Scott, trainers for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park – with special guest “Pokie” the African Crested Porcupine http://sdzsafaripark.org; Geraldine D’Silva-Director of PAWS San Diego (PAWS provides essential pet services and support to low-income pet families all over San Diego County) http://www.pawssandiego.org; and Debbie Shinner and Kaitlyn Stewart from REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program in Fallbrook  http://www.reinsprogram.org.

“We stress to the students to make each show and its subject matter relevant, timely and compelling,” Reid said. “We want to create as close to real-world scenarios as we can so that the students are battle-tested and marketable once they leave our program and they are confident in either follow on academic endeavors or being gainfully employed.”

DBA instructor Austin Hill, also a graduate of Palomar’s DBA program added, “We’re very proud of Abel and David, and all of our students…This goes to show that the training, equipment, and experience at Palomar College makes it a top contender when it comes to getting invaluable experience in the field.”

DBA Professor Pat Hahn added, “It’s such an amazing feeling to have two former students become extraordinary instructors, and join forces to help shape the next generation of award winning Digital Broadcast Arts Alumni — I’m so proud of the students and our instructors. ”

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Media contact:
Melinda Finn, Public Affairs, mfinn@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs, lgropen@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150 ext. 2152
Pat Hahn, Professor, Digital Broadcast Arts, phahn@palomar.edu, 760-744-1150, ext. 2964