News: Featured

COM Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge Continues to Grow

Program sees increases in students served and student success
Ryan Byrne

Ryan Byrne Appointed by Board of Trustees to Lead Kinesiology and Athletics Department

Byrne brings well-rounded experience as an administrator, coach, and faculty member
Student Services Building

Announcing the Enrollment Services Trifecta Launch

New services for scholarship management, communicating financial aid information, and financial disbursement.
COM Seal

College of Marin Awarded $1.3 Million Grant

Transformation Grant will assist students in achieving their goals in fewer semesters
College of Marin Seal

California Community Colleges Board of Governors Plans to Change Accreditation Structure

California Community College Board of Governors approved plans to change the current accreditation structure. This move comes after college presidents and district chancellors voted for a dual approach to bring about this change.
Dead Accounts cast member

Drama Department Nominated for San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards

COM’s Drama Department received the good news that its production of Dead Accounts received three San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC) award nominations in the category for theatres with fewer than 100 seats.
Indian Valley Campus student

Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund Grant Boosts COM Biotech Program

College of Marin biotech students and employees in the workforce will soon have access to a new wet lab designed to simulate real-world environments thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund. The capital grant allows the College to retrofit and restore a state-of-the-art, multi-functional biotechnology laboratory at the Indian Valley Campus in Novato.

Unique Benefits From Austin Center Demolition

At the end of the spring 2015 semester, College personnel with offices in the Austin Center prepared for demolition of the building and packed to move into their new locations.
Jim Stopher

Newly Appointed Music Director Debuts with COM Symphony Orchestra

College of Marin welcomed Jim Stopher as a new full-time instructor in the Music Department.

Marin Transit and College of Marin Announce Transit Partnership

As part of College of Marin’s annual student-government elections, an item on this year’s ballot establishes the foundation for a new partnership with Marin Transit to improve transit service to its campuses and provide bus passes for local transit services. With 72 percent approval, College of Marin students voted in favor of a semester-based transportation fee for all students enrolled in one or more units of credit or noncredit instruction.
Paul Smith

Performing Arts Instructor Paul Smith Wins Milley Award

Performing Arts Instructor Paul Smith was honored at the annual Milley award dinner held at the Mill Valley Community Center. Smith received the Sali Lieberman Award, named in honor of the Marin Theatre Company founder and given to those who have contributed to the cultural life of Mill Valley.
Lido Cantarutti

Italian Language Instructor Lido Cantarutti Honored by the Italian Government

Community Education Italian language instructor, Lido Cantarutti, has been acknowledged by the President of the Republic of Italy with the promotion and conferral of the title of Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Knight Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy).
Academic Center

Measure C Capstone Celebration and Academic Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

College of Marin will hold a celebration to commemorate completion of the final building project funded by Measure C—the Academic Center. The Capstone Celebration will recognize the many individuals whose work has contributed to a physical transformation of the campuses. It will also serve as an opportunity for the College to extend its appreciation to Marin County voters for their overwhelming support of the Measure C Modernization Bond passed in 2004.
Kentfield Campus

Students Now Have Unlimited Access to Ride Buses

College of Marin students now have unlimited access to Marin Transit bus service with expanded services between downtown San Rafael and both campuses thanks to overwhelming campus support for a new student transit fee.

Bond Refinancing Will Save Marin Tax Payers Over $8.7 Million

For the second time in three years, Marin Community College District (District) has demonstrated its stewardship of tax dollars by refinancing an additional $32 million in general obligation bonds associated with Measure C.

COM Announces Partnership with Tesla Motors

New Sustainable Energy Source Anticipated to Create Significant Cost Savings