Kudos - May 2018

May 14th, 2018 - 3:07pm


Chloe Hammond Awarded Kathleen D. Loly Award

COM student Chloe Hammond was awarded a $950 scholarship by Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS), the academic honor society and service organization of the California Community Colleges. AGS holds an annual convention each spring, at which the organization awards scholarships to students who excel in academics and community service. This year’s convention, held in San Jose, had 441 attendees representing 36 college chapters. Scholarships totaling $44,850 were awarded to 43 student members of AGS. Hammond received the Kathleen D. Loly Award, which recognizes academic excellence.

Elisabeth Doermann Featured in New York Times Article

Architecture Instructor Elisabeth Doermann was featured in the New York Times article “When Lightning Strikes Back.” The article was about a house in Maine, which after a yearlong renovation was struck by lightning. Following this occurrence, they homeowners hired Doermann to update the house and its barn over the course of another year. Read the full article online

Multiple Accolades for United Professors of Marin Newsletter

For the fourth year in a row, United Professors of Marin (UPM) has received multiple accolades from the California Federation of Teachers for its faculty newsletter. This year's awards, in open competition with community colleges throughout California, included the top prize for feature writing, awards for editorial and graphic excellence, and an additional first place prize for the UPM website. Congratulations to newsletter editor Arthur Lutz, and UPM webmaster Derek Wilson.  

Golden Black News is Up and Running

The Communication Department is proud to announce the soft launch of Golden Black News. Students from Digital Journalism and Media Arts Instructors Gina Baleria and Michelle Kennedy are overseeing content creation. Baleria’s class, Writing for the Media, added stories over the course of the semester, while Kennedy’s students worked on individual reports. These reports aired online as a magazine show that cut away to individual, packaged segments. Kudos to Baleria for creating the site and to both instructors for producing and distributing the non-fiction narrative content.  Have a look at Golden Black News

Rinetta Early Receives Excellence in Education Award

EOPS Counselor Rinetta Early was selected as a recipient of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards for 2017-2018. She was recognized with six other educators at the awards ceremony on May 9 at the Smith Rafael Film Center for her outstanding contributions to our students.

Over the past 19 years, the San Rafael Chamber Education Committee has honored over 100 recipients with these awards. The committee consists of education leaders, business members, and individuals. Education leaders include members from the San Rafael and Dixie School Districts, local independent schools, Dominican University, and College of Marin. Business representatives have a long history of supporting education, and individual members are passionate about the interests of business and education.

Chester Arnold Selected as 2018 Awards in Art Recipient

Fine Arts Instructor Chester Arnold was selected by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a 2018 Awards in Art recipient. This is a purchase award, meaning that the Academy buys works from each year’s chosen exhibitors and places the works in museums around the country. The Academy chose Arnold’s “Quarrymen,” which previously premiered in the 2017 College of Marin Faculty Exhibition.

Since the Academy’s purchase program began in 1946, it has spent nearly $5 million to purchase over 1200 works of art by talented, living American artists. All works purchased are donated to American museums. More about the American Academy of Arts and the 2018 awards is online.