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Dear Friend,
Welcome to the Fall edition of 2017 COM Advancement eNotes

In this Issue:
Grant Award for Adapted PE!

New Scholarships

COM Alumnus

Nursing Celebration


About COM Advancement

Upcoming Events

UpComing Events
Upcoming Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit, October 2-26, 2017

“In Conversation: Lucie Noel Thune & Hadi Tabatabai”
Tabatabai's work is combination of drawing, painting and sculpture and has been shown in London, Turin, Bonn, and widely in the United States. Lucie Noel Thune’s sculptural installations are based on objects and materials of everyday life and have been shown in Paris, Oslo, Berlin and in the United States. Visit the Fine Arts Gallery website for more details

COMmon Read
Join us for a year-long college-wide celebration of Hidden Figures, the inspiring true story about African-American female mathematicians at NASA who played a pivotal role in the space program. COM will offer book clubs, lectures, and special events open to the everyone. Find out more about COMmon Read!

A week of events celebrating the life of Jimmy Carter on his 93rd birthday!
A Road Not Taken
Film Screening
October 2, 2017
7 - 9 pm
Showcase Theater Marin Center
The Little Prince
Pre-show Reception
Dunn Theatre Lobby

Saturday, October 7th
6:00-7:00 pm

The Advancement Office is teaming up with the Drama Program to do another fun pre-show event for alumni and friends.  Come by for dessert before the performance in the James Dunn Theatre.  Check out the COM website for more information about the 2017-18 Drama Season and purchasing tickets.

About College Of
Marin Advancement

COM Advancement is responsible for creating awareness and generating support for College of Marin’s educational mission and strategic goals. Advancement seeks to instill well-deserved pride in College of Marin's accomplishments, strengthen awareness and support among alumni and friends, and build a culture of philanthropy.

Charitable gifts from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations enhance academic and career technical programs, create scholarships for students, and secure the means to allow COM to offer the best education possible.  Contact the advancement office at 415.485.9563 or visit our website for more information

Comments or Questions?
Grant Award for Adapted Physical Education Dept

Pic8Recently, the George Sandy Foundation of San Francisco awarded COM a $15,000 grant to purchase new equipment for Adapted Physical Education serving 400 students. In this program, students continue to improve their physical well-being and fitness goals. COM students have remarked that this top-quality equipment is “life-changing,” and already students are showing marked improvement. The equipment, has new adaptive features such as leg stabilization, making usage comfortable and possible.
To support Adapted PE, you can make a secure online donation here and select “Student Accessibility Services."

Appreciate Support for Student Success!

The Elvire Coriat de Baere Art Scholarship was established through an estate gift to support COM students studying fine arts.  A COM alumna of the Class of 1972, Elvire was 42 when she graduated.  She was an artist and completed a book about the Holocaust as a result of an art assignment in one of Chester Arnold’s art classes. Her two daughters Rachel and Caroline are also alumna, Class of 1979 and 1981, respectively. Thank you to the deBaere Family for supporting COM students!

Recently, the college received a bequest from the Joy Trust for more than $34,000 that will fund student scholarships, including the Emeritus College.  We are grateful to donor Diana Joy who passed away on January 31, 2017. Ms. Joy included the college in her estate plan and provided for this special funding.

Read more about the impact these gifts and YOUR gift can make at College of Marin.  Find out how you can set up a scholarship.

Alumni Connection: Meet COM Alumnus Emily Rosenberg

exhibit-fiberart-international-2013-1The Fiber Sculpture class taught by Carole Beadle changed my life. I entered the class casually but learned so much about fine art, fabric and fiber that it has truly enriched my retirement and changed the way I look at things and the way I travel.  Carole taught us versatile fiber techniques but even more importantly, critical thinking about any piece of art. 

My research project on Indian saris led to travel that was no longer just being a tourist but led to participating in study tours in India, South Africa and the United States where I could meet with artists, designers and collectors. Now I serve on the Board of Directors of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles which has a highly developed collection of California made fiber art. Thus, I have gone full circle and have become a stronger supporter of the arts.  The fiber art necklace, pictured, is a piece that I admire greatly for its bold colors and design.

COM Alum?  We would love to hear from you! Tell your COM story.

 RN-4 On Saturday, June 10, the College of Marin Registered Nursing (RN) Program held its 50th Anniversary Celebration. The afternoon festivities began at the Kentfield Campus where current nursing faculty, students, and the simulation coordinator hosted visitors with tours of the new facilities inside the Science, Math, Nursing Building.

Early graduates of the program were amazed to see how teaching and learning have evolved through tools found in the state-of-the-art classrooms, real time simulation, and video conferencing.

In the evening, Nursing alumni enjoyed the celebration at the Embassy Suites in San Rafael. The full story is here and enjoy the photo gallery from the event here!

Accreditation Success!

summer bridge 2016College of Marin’s (COM) accreditation status has been reaffirmed by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC) through 2024. In a formal letter from ACCJC Interim President Richard Winn, the Commission reaffirmed that COM provided evidence that it continues to be in substantial compliance with eligibility requirements, accreditation standards, and policies.

“This validates the hard work, forward thinking, and commitment to student success taking place across both campuses each day,” said Superintendent /President Dr. David Wain Coon. “Our students and the community can remain confident that the College is providing high-quality instruction and support services while striving for continuous quality improvement.” See the complete story.
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