Spring Semester Off to a Great Start

January 29th, 2018 - 4:38pm


Sandy Boyd, Ed.D. Presented with Barbara Hammerman Law Enforcement Leadership Award

Career Education Instructor Sandy Boyd, Ed.D. was honored on January 4, 2018, with the prestigious Barbara Hammerman Law Enforcement Leadership Award. Presented at the University of San Francisco International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership, Boyd was recognized with the award for her sustained leadership and contribution to the law enforcement profession. Congratulations!

Joel Blackwell Featured in Marin IJ

Community Education Instructor Joel Blackwell was featured in a recent Marin Independent Journal article about the new class on lobbying and political engagement for everyday people. This is a great example of community responsiveness, as the department heard the community’s interest in learning how to become more engaged in the political process. 

Traditional Hawai'ian Dance Class Performs at Carnegie Hall Invitational

More good news from the Community Education Department! Students from the Traditional Hawai'ian Dance were honored with an invitation to perform at the 12th Annual Carnegie Hall Invitational on January 14, 2018. This event was part of the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend celebrations and was themed "Of War, Peace and the Power of Music". The students presented a traditionally-inspired dance work entitled "Waika" before a packed house of dancers and choristers performing noncompetitively for each other and the love of their art. Instructor Lisa Saunders and the group also earned third place in the adult group division of the Performing Stars Dance Competition at the 2017 Marin County Fair for their performance of “Sophisticated Hula.” Keep up the great work!

Students Win Academic Internships with Golden Gate Parks Conservancy

College of Marin (COM) students Luke Cady and Laurel Halvorson have won coveted Golden Gate Parks Conservancy Academic Internships for 2018. These competitive internships are offered in the areas of restoration ecology, inventory and monitoring, education and outreach, trail work, among others. Interns work at sites throughout the counties of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. In addition to a weekly stipend, they will also receive personalized training and gain marketable work experience. We wish them great success and hope they have wonderful experiences.

Vet Mobile Delivers Donations to First Responders, Evacuees, Shelters, and Veterans

As the flurry of news stories surrounding the North Bay fires has quieted, it is important to remember that the major work of rebuilding is still ahead. I would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts led by Veterans Resource Specialist Marijke Gray and her colleagues in the field who helped distribute supplies to area shelters. I would also like to thank all those who helped with efforts to collect and organize donations. Pictured below is the “Vet Mobile” that came to receive and deliver the donations from COM to first responders, evacuees, shelters, and veterans. The outpouring of support for this effort was astounding. 

Image: Vet Mobile   Image: Donated items