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  • Marine Corps veteran found his path at Palomar November 10, 2018
    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 graduate began with a variety of difficulties—some obvious and some buried […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Every Donation at Palomar’s #GivingTuesday Event Will Be Matched November 9, 2018
    With a catered lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Palomar College Foundation will raise money for scholarships, textbook assistance and the Palomar Promise. SAN MARCOS, CA ― It’s a season for giving thanks and giving back, and several generous donors have stepped forward to make sure every contribution to the Palomar College Foundation on Giving […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Education and incarceration: making a difference November 2, 2018
    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 an unforgettable class, to say the least. Standing in the stark […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Full circle for Palomar alum who became Fire Chief November 2, 2018
    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 Academy when they walked across the stage for their diplomas in […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Student Equity Speaker Series Presents Robert Reich on Nov. 16 November 2, 2018
    November 2, 2018 Who: Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor who served three presidential administrations and is currently a professor at U.C. Berkeley, political commentator and author. What: Reich will give a keynote address as part of the Palomar College Student Equity Speaker Series. When: Friday, November 16, 2018 5:30 p.m. Where: California Center […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Palomar Opens New Food & Nutrition Center in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony October 30, 2018
    The Anita & Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center expands Palomar’s food pantry program and provides additional resources to address student food insecurity. Pictured above, left to right: Palomar College Governing Board Student Trustee Amber Bancroft; Trustee Nina Deerfield; Board President Paul McNamara; Board Vice President Dr. John Halcón; and Superintendent/President Dr. Joi Lin Blake. […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Political Economy Days: engaging students on key issues October 26, 2018
    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, immigration, elections and more, experts from Palomar College and around the region gathered with students […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Accommodating Student Parents: NCHEA Workshop at Palomar Oct. 26 October 25, 2018
    What: Palomar hosts North County Higher Education Alliance (NCHEA) workshop: Best Practices for Supporting Pregnant and Lactating Students. When: Friday, October 26, 2018 12 – 2 p.m. Where: Palomar College 1140 W. Mission Road San Marcos, CA 92069 Room MD-157 Details: With the growing number of student parents on college campuses, the implementation of the […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Palomar College Foundation Monster Dash & Bash 5K Run/Walk Was a Real Treat October 20, 2018
    Inaugural event raises nearly $100,000 for student scholarships and programs. SAN MARCOS, CA (Oct. 20, 2018) — More than 300 costumed runners and walkers “tricked or treated” a path through Palomar College in San Marcos early Saturday morning, Oct. 20, for the inaugural Monster Dash & Bash 5K Run/Walk. Presented by the Palomar College Foundation, […]
    Tom Pfingsten
  • Latest Political Economy Days Lecture Series Arrives Oct. 24-25 October 19, 2018
    October 19, 2018 Who: Palomar College’s Economics, History and Political Science departments present 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, October 24, 8 a.m. – […]
    Tom Pfingsten