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  • Palomar Welcomes Over 1,500 Promise Students on First Day of Fall Semester August 20, 2018
    In its second year, the Palomar Promise doubles the number of local high school graduates receiving free tuition and textbook assistance in their first year of college. Pictured above: Palomar College sophomore Elijah Dierking, 19, attended his first year of classes for free under the Palomar Promise. SAN MARCOS — As students returned to Palomar for […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Palomar College Foundation Receives $100,000 County Grant August 17, 2018
    The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program allocation from San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn will help fund Palomar Promise student textbooks, a new campus police vehicle, a cargo van, and a utility cart for the new Anita & Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center. SAN MARCOS — The Palomar College Foundation received a $100,000 grant from the […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Legoland costume virtuoso found her creative community at Palomar College August 3, 2018
    Yoli Bennett brings Lego mini-figures to life for Legoland parks across the globe. When she was already an established master of her craft, she sought out Palomar’s fashion program and remains one of its biggest fans. CARLSBAD — Children love them. Adults sometimes try to disguise their love for them. Theme park directors are particularly […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Palomar debuts ‘Gig Economy’ certificate to boost upstart entrepreneurs August 3, 2018
    Students can earn the certification in one semester by taking three classes, including an internship with a local business. SAN MARCOS — A new program being rolled out this fall at Palomar College’s Rancho Bernardo campus aims to give students a head start in the brave new world of self employment—a growing category of businesses […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Apprenticeship program to focus on transportation tech August 2, 2018
    With a new apprenticeship program in Intelligent Transportation Systems, Palomar is training a new class of electricians to connect the roadways of tomorrow. SAN MARCOS — With the rise of “smart cars” and a proliferation of roadway technology enabling safer, smoother commutes, Palomar College is launching a new apprenticeship program this fall to train students […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Palomar College is Chosen for Prestigious OpenStax Institutional Partnership July 17, 2018
    Palomar joins nine other colleges nationwide to increase affordable access to education with free to low-cost textbooks. SAN MARCOS — Palomar College is one of nine colleges nationwide that has been selected to participate in Rice University’s 2018-2019 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program, furthering the college’s efforts to provide free to low-cost, peer-reviewed digital textbooks and course resources […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Second annual Drone-Con takes flight at Palomar July 7, 2018
    Leaders of industry and education gather to discuss the latest in emerging drone technology, from safety and regulations to drone maintenance to the growing list of commercial applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Pictured above: Drone inventor and Palomar College Drone-Con exhibitor Earnest Smith (second from right) explains the features of a search-and-rescue prototype he […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Palomar’s literary journal turns another corner July 6, 2018
    Rocco Versaci and Carlton Smith (pictured above, left and right, at microphone) expanded Bravura and brought the annual publication into the internet age. Now the 54-year-old magazine is getting two new faculty advisers. SAN MARCOS — For more than half a century, creative writers attending Palomar College have been publishing their work in Bravura, a […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Palomar College Planetarium offers summer programs June 28, 2018
    Warm, clear Friday nights provide ideal stargazing conditions, as well as a variety of programs and talks by college staff at the planetarium. Viewers can enjoy ‘The Sky Tonight’ and one of the four full-dome films currently in rotation, plus views of the night sky through Palomar’s telescopes. SAN MARCOS — As summer gets under […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Drone-Con at Palomar on July 6 June 26, 2018
    June 26, 2018 What: Second annual Palomar College Drone-Con. Conference tickets have sold out; media passes still available. When: Friday, July 6, 2018 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. in front of the Brubeck Theatre adjacent to Lot 1. Where: Palomar College 1140 W. Mission Road San Marcos, CA […]
    Tom Pfingsten