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Ellen Neufeldt begins tenure as Cal State San Marcos’ fourth president

Ellen Neufeldt begins tenure as Cal State San Marcos’ fourth president

North Coast Current

July 7, 2019

California State University San Marcos’ new president officially took office July 1. She replaces Karen Haynes, who retired in June.

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

Lauren J. Mapp

June 28, 2019

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after five decades of working in higher education. Among her accomplishments over the years, she cites being able to lead two universities as a president. Haynes said this is a rarity in both the number of years served and for a woman to work in two presidential roles in academia.

High-speed internet access critical for students and job seekers

High-speed internet access critical for students and job seekers

StatePoint

June 8, 2019

The job market is rapidly changing thanks to new and emerging technologies. As a result, job training has become highly specialized, even at the high school level. While young people living in urban and suburban communities often benefit from onsite access to the specialized education that they will...

Why vocational education is critical for many young people

Why vocational education is critical for many young people

StatePoint

February 11, 2019

In this high-tech era where a college degree is positioned as a necessity for success, vocational education is often overlooked. But experts say that a vocational education provides the right experience for many jobs that are currently vacant. Indeed, there are 30 million jobs nationwide that don’t...

How to find and apply for scholarships

How to find and apply for scholarships

StatePoint

February 10, 2019

Savvy students and families know that scholarships can play an integral role in meeting college costs. To help students and families find and apply for scholarships, Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning and paying for college company, is offering six tips: Get an early start. Apply for schola...

How families today are paying for college

How families today are paying for college

StatePoint

February 10, 2019

The way families pay for college is a good indicator of how much planning takes place before the first tuition bill arrives. A new study by Sallie Mae suggests that while families are feeling confident in their decision-making, nearly 40 percent do not have a plan to pay for college. Last year, family...

MiraCosta College names new president

North Coast Current

October 2, 2014

Sunita “Sunny” Cooke will be the next superintendent/president of the MiraCosta Community College District, the district announced Oct. 1. The college district’s Board of Trustees made the appointment at its Oct. 1 meeting, according to the district’s announcement. “We are extremely excited...

MiraCosta College marks 80th anniversary with new facilities, reflections on success

MiraCosta College marks 80th anniversary with new facilities, reflections on success

Debbie L. Sklar

September 10, 2014

In 1934, actress Jean Harlow was starring on the silver screen, Time magazine’s Man of the Year was Franklin D. Roosevelt and the St. Louis Cardinals were the World Series champs. In North County, the new MiraCosta College was opening its doors to slightly more than 100 excited students. Today,...

MiraCosta College marks opening of Cardiff science building

North Coast Current

September 5, 2014

MiraCosta College’s Cardiff campus celebrated the opening of its new science complex with a ribbon-cutting Sept. 2. Work on the building at the San Elijo Campus in Cardiff started nearly a year ago, according to a MiraCosta news release. About 75 people attended the ribbon-cutting, the college reported. Carlos...

Public invited to Cardiff ribbon-cutting Sept. 2

North Coast Current

August 14, 2014

MiraCosta College invites the public to celebrate the dedication of the Cardiff campus’s new science building at a ribbon-cutting Sept. 2. The event is set for 7:30 a.m. at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff, the college announced. A short dedication ceremony that will include...

MiraCosta grants its first LGBTQ scholarship

North Coast Current

August 4, 2014

A student club’s effort to launch a scholarship for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and their supporters at MiraCosta College recently reached fruition with its first award, the college announced Aug. 4. MiraCosta student Geoffrey Koch received the $1,000 award after filling out an application for the scho...

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