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Tell Your Story: Meet COM Alumnus John Carroll

COM Alumnus John Carroll is the Superintendent of the Bolinas-Stinson & Lagunitas School Districts.   COM set me up for success for my post-secondary journey. Instruction at College of Marin was consistently excellent and more personalized than anywhere I have been since.  
Scholarship Reception

College of Marin Celebrates a Record Number of Scholarship Awards

  KENTFIELD, CA—December 15, 2016—This week College of Marin (COM) and scholarship donors celebrated a record number of scholarships awarded to students, helping them overcome personal and financial hardships and pursue their academic dreams.  The student scholarship reception highlighted the tremendous impact of financial support to the College.

#GivingTuesday... #GivingCOMDay

This year #GivingTuesday will be held on November 29, 2016. We affectionately refer to as #GivingCOMday! #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.

COM Alumna Ariel Harrison Shines In Steel Magnolias

Kudos to College of Marin Drama alumna Ariel Harrison who is starring as Annelle in the Hope Theatre’s production of Steel Magnolias in London. Early on, the review calls out Harrison as the new hire, later praising her performance by noting that she makes for a wonderfully jumpy Annelle, a character that—while desperate to prove herself—is reluctant to speak her mind. 

Nurses Pinning Ceremony, Transfer Students and EOPS Reception

After two years of rigorous study, 38 students in the Registered Nursing (RN) Program stood for their Pinning Ceremony, an annual celebration of students’ accomplishments and readiness to sit for the national licensing exam.

COM 89th Annual Commencement Exercises

On May 20th, College of Marin (COM) honored 350 graduates receiving a total of 425 degrees and certificates at the 89th Commencement Exercises. Approximately 128 students walked in the ceremony in the Diamond Physical Education Center, Kentfield Campus.

Alumnus Visits Campus

Class of 1960 alumnus Louis Bershad returned to College of Marin to see the campus, speak to COM students and meet the Drama and Business students who each received the Ro and Louis Bershad Scholarship.

First Jack Eldridge Book Grants Awarded

The first Jack Eldridge Book Grants were awarded to three COMPASS program high school students
Adam Steltzner

From COM to Mars: How an 80s Rocker’s Curiosity Landed Safely on the Red Planet

Adam Steltzner, who headed the mind-blowing engineering feat of landing a one-ton exploratory Rover mission on Mars, says it was his own innate curiosity about the shifting constellations that first led him to study astronomy at College of Marin.

Iranian Student Ghazaleh Vargha Pursues Dream of Becoming a Dentist

Despite an extraordinary journey from Iran that included a cold winter in eastern Turkey waiting for entry to the U.S., Ghazaleh Vargha arrived at College of Marin with her educational dreams on fire. Behind her were years of religious persecution; ahead had been numerous barriers to a higher education.