December 21, 2010

KNBC Viewers Grant Christmas Scholarships to Students

Three Marymount College students were recently awarded the “NBC 4 Beating the Odds” scholarship. Every year NBC 4, in partnership with the Fulfillment Fund and the California Community Foundation, award scholarships to college students who have weathered numerous obstacles in their lives to get higher education.  They also receive a behind the scenes look at the NBC newsroom and studios. This year seven students were selected, three of whom are Marymount students: Jovana Smith, Daniel Gutierrez Medina, and Jose Carrera.  

November 30, 2010

Mike Grimshaw continues supporting business opportunities

Mike Grimshaw, faculty member of Marymount College supports student lead business lecture. Grimshaw and his dedication to Marymount's business department has also been featured in Peninsula People Magazine. read more

We are looking to provide a business incubator for Marymount Students, Staff & Faculty to be able to come and develop any entrepreneurial venture they would like to create, says Grimshaw.

We plan on running this in room C203 on Mondays after 4pm starting in the Spring 2011 semester.  We will provide coaching, mentoring, development, feasibility, business plans, how to's on marketing, financing, structure, etc for early stage business ideas...there will be no charge and I will be the advisor and faculty working with entrepreneurs and my students.

This is exciting and we are looking forward to helping Marymount create some phenomenal businesses.

left to right: Frank Sanchez, Stefnie Huth, Ryan Haase, Paul Quach and Mike Grimshaw

Marymount assists local Church in Thanksgiving Food Drive

On November 30th 2010, Volunteers and staff helped out in assisting First Presberitarian Church in San Pedro, assemble and stuff thanksgiving baskets. Marymount continues to be active in the surrounding community. View Article from the Daily Breeze about the event...

Kevin Wade (student), Father Mark, and Virginia Wade volunteering

November 29, 2010

Marymount College Men's Soccer Highlights 2010

Marymount Alumnus Gives Keynote Address

Marymount alumnus Christian Alvarado gave an inspiring keynote address to the more than 400 guests attending The Fulfillment Fund’s Stars 2010 benefit gala in October at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Fulfillment’s Fund’s mission is to help economically disadvantaged students graduate from high school, earn a college-degree and become productive members of society. To achieve this, the Fund works with students in under-resourced Los Angeles high schools and then provides financial aid and continued mentoring throughout the college years. Christian was the first Fulfillment Fund student enrolled at Marymount. Today, many students from the Fulfillment Fund are attending classes and are pursuing both two-year and four-year degrees at the College.

Christian has faced many challenges in his life, including blindness, poverty, losing his brother to murder and overcoming academic roadblocks. With the help of the Fulfillment Fund, his mentor and Marymount College, he has excelled and will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Santa Cruz in the spring of 2011. Next, Christian plans to attend graduate school and is considering a career in school administration.

November 22, 2010

Marymount Professor Exhibits Her Work in U.S. and Internationally

Professor Jennifer Vanderpool’s exhibition “Sagoberättelser” (Fairy Tales) was recently on view at the Designarkivet in Nybro, Sweden.  She was honored with an International Cultural Grant from the Swedish Arts Council.  This juried Award, bestowed upon cultural practitioners for artistic excellence furthers a progressive cultural agenda to support and encourage intercultural exchange and cooperation around the world. 
Jennifer Vanderpool works with experimental film, video, animation, and sound, in her indoor and outdoor installations.  She has exhibited at museums and galleries in the U.S., Mexico, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway and awarded grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Danish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Council, as well as project funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Sculpture, Art Papers, Artweek, Art ltd., Angeleno, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Tulsa World, Dagens Nyheter, Politiken, and El Universal, as well as numerous other national and international newspapers and magazines. Vanderpool holds an Independent, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Art Critical Practices from the University of California Regents and a MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

November 19, 2010

Marymount College Soccer Banquet

Marymount Soccer Teams celebrated the end of the season with a banquet at the Los Verdes Golf Club on Nov. 19th. Families, staff, coaches and the players had a great meal and celebrated the inaugural NAIA season. The coach, Ben Graham handed out awards and thanked the staff, families and the players for making this a memorable season. Below is our award winners, if you see them on campus make sure you congratulate them on their hard work and dedication.
Left to Right: Jay Lambert-Player of the Year, Michelle Granillo-Player’s Player of the Year
Scott Smith-Player’s Player of the Year, Andrea Poeschel- Player of the Year

I would personally like to recognize the efforts of everyone on campus for helping make this first season a success.

It has truly been a team effort. Thank you!
Go Mariners!!

Marymount Student Leaders attend NACA Conference

Last weekend, I took four energetic leaders from Marymount to the NACA Conference in Ontario, CA.  Gavin Todd, Jesus Rodriguez, Jennifer Rosales, and Marily Lara couldn’t have represented Marymount College any better! They were eager participants in activities, attended educational sessions that excited them to start programs on campus, and treated each other and other students with respect and kindness.
Marily Lara, Jennifer Rosales, MTV Real World Celebrity, Gavin Todd, and Jesus Rodriguez
Please congratulate these students when you see them around campus!  They are ROCKSTARS and true leaders in our community.

November 17, 2010

Marymount College Theatre presents "Almost, Maine" November 18-20th

Marymount College Theater students will perform John Cariani’s highly acclaimed play Almost, Maine. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. Residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

Performance at Marymount Auditorium. Tickets available at the door. Reservations required for dinner theatre only, call 310.377.5501.

November 18 8:00 PM, Students $5, General Public $8
November 19 6:30 PM, Dinner Theatre $35 (reservations required)
November 20 8:00 PM, Students $5, General Public $8

Marymount College is located at: 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes. Parking is free!

For information on other Marymount Events call 310.303.7223
or e-mail

View Marymount's Fall Cultural Arts Calendar

November 15, 2010

Geo Trippin'

Story and photos by Terika Kons
Geo Trippin’... no it’s not the latest dance move... it’s not the newest model small car… it is a geography class... a three-day... on the road, geography class to be specific! This field study 1 unit course is taught by Marymount’s Assistant Professor of Geography, Sharon Johnson.

GEO 108 is a three day lab offered to students who opt for hands-on learning in the field that supplements what students are learning in classroom lectures. It’s geography “by the boot” not just “by the book”. The class/road trip consists of a caravan of students, volunteer drivers, Sharon and lots of maps, snacks, and walkie-talkie jokes.

The trip includes visits to the Owens and Death Valleys, the Sierra Nevada and San Gabriel Mountains and more than twenty stops in between. All in three days!

Sharon has been hosting these labs for 20 years and each year she perfects the trip even more. Students are so fascinated by the trips that many of them come back and volunteer year after year. Students not only get to see some of the most extreme conditions in California first hand, they get both geography and history lessons along the way including a stop at the WWII Manzanar Relocation Camp. GEO 108 gives students a creative and innovative reason to like learning again!

Discover what students have to say about the trip:
view student quotes and trip photos

November 11, 2010

Freshman Student Honored for her Volunteerism

On November 4, the Daily Breeze newspaper presented its first Women of Distinction Awards. After receiving more than 160 nominations, the Daily Breeze and a panel of community leaders narrowed the field to 33 finalists in 11 categories. Marymount College freshman, Erica Fine, was selected as a finalist in the category of Young Woman of the Year.

Erica has spent more than 1,200 hours doing volunteer work while enrolled at Palos Verdes High School. Now a student at Marymount, she is involved in Marymount Opportunities for Volunteer Experience and is serving at the Boys & Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor helping after-school students with homework, play activities and sports. “I like to spend my time wisely, rather than doing something like watching TV. That doesn’t really help anyone. I mean it’s fine, but I like to see what my time benefits and what I can do with that time,” says Fine.

November 09, 2010

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society welcomes new members.

On Tuesday, November 9, the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society welcomed seven new members into its Marymount Chapter, Alpha Omega Kappa.  The College would like to congratulate the following new members: Joshua Arakaki, Bianaca DiGuiseppe, Brianna Duggan, Clay Scheffey, Michael Spittel, Sandy Yang, Serena Yniguez.

November 08, 2010

One Campus, One Book Discussion

The Marymount College Community participates in "One College, One Book" which is a program that promotes the student body to all read the same book. This semester the book chosen is Planet Walker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence by John Francis. The college then holds a discussion open to all students to discuss different aspects of the book. It's a great way to collaborate with others and gain insight into different perspectives of the book.

Marymount students volunteer with Operation Teddy Bear

On Saturday, November 6th, 2010, a group of Marymount students went to the Volunteer Center in Torrance to participate in Operation Teddy Bear.  While there, they packed books and school supplies in backpacks for underprivileged first graders in our area.

Thanks to Assistant Director of Student Life Alyse Intagliata and MOVE president Alejandra Toribio
for their leadership of this event.

November 05, 2010

HOMEWALK2010 Make a Difference! Walk to End Homelessness!

Marymount College is participating in Homewalk2010, a Unite Way sponsored event. We have over 50 walkers so far... 

The 5K (3.2 mile) walk takes place Saturday, November 13 in Exposition Park (near USC) beginning at 9:00 am. If you are interested in more information about the walk, please call 310.303.7239 or email  If you are not able to participate in the walk, please think about supporting our efforts with a donation. To donate go to

Your help and support are greatly appreciated. Thank you!!


Thank you for all your support in making HomeWalk 2010 a success.  The Marymount College Team was almost 80 walkers strong (68 students, 4 faculty/staff, and 6 family/friends).  So far, Marymount College has raised almost $3000 in helping to end homelessness.  Special mention to fellow walker Darren Hall. Darren individually raised $500.

If you would like to donate, there’s still time.

You can donate to the Marymount College general fund or to one of the registered walkers (listed via the link).  Your help and support are greatly appreciated.

Finally, a special “Thank You!” to Susan Garman, Greg Narleski, Alyse Intagliata, Darren Hall, Elizabeth Nicolello, Adrienne Sanchez, and Audra Platz for their support both before and during the Walk.

November 04, 2010

Marymount College is on Twitter!

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Marymount Students Participate in Unparalleled Service Opportunity

A partnership, first of its kind in scope and impact, was launched this fall between Marymount College and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor.  More than 350 students in Marymount’s freshman class are serving  as volunteers at the local Boys & Girls Club.  With more than 8,000 after-school  students being served by the Clubs the need for additional “hand-on” assistance was a priority for Club leadership. 

Climbing aboard a shuttle bus, Monday through Friday, Marymount students are transported to the Clubs where they serve as homework helpers, engage in play activities and strive to be role models to kids who may not yet be considering college in their future.

“It’s hard to imagine a better way for Marymount students to sustain our founding order’s mission: to serve others so that all may have life.  Our collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club is simply our deepest and most impactful educational partnership,” says Marymount College President Dr. Michael S. Brophy.
“I don’t know of another college that has forged a partnership of service of this magnitude,” says Dr. Brophy.  Continues Dr. Brophy,  “We are very pleased that the Boys & Girls Clubs encouraged and facilitated the opportunity for our freshman students to volunteer. “

"The Wheeler Boys" Ito/Matsuura Film Series

Please join us at the Warner Grand in San Pedro this Thursday, November 4th at 7 pm for the last of the Ito/Matsuura films this year - "The Wheeler Boys," a film by Philip Flores.

With their father lost in a fog of anger and self-loathing, "Truck" Wheeler has raised his younger brother Ted as best he could, given he's just a teenager himself.  Now, Ted is entering high school just as Truck readies himself for his final year, and the younger boy is seeing everything - girls, life in a small town, the brother he's always idolized, in a different light.

"The Wheeler Boys" is the winner of the 2010 Netflix competition "Find Your Voice," contest, selected out of 500 entries.

Mr. Flores will attend the screening along with his cast for a Q & A.

October 28, 2010

Local Cyclists and Marymount College Dedicate Drinking Fountain to Fallen Cyclist

On Saturday, Oct. 23, Marymount College and local cyclists joined together to dedicate a drinking fountain on the college’s campus in memory of a Peninsula cycling legend and retired police officer Steve Hartt.  Hartt died tragically in April 2008 when an accident involving a truck took his life while he was returning home from a ride up the famous switchbacks, leading up to Marymount College.  During the dedication a bronze plaque was installed adjacent the fountain in memory of Hartt.

The drinking fountain is located adjacent to the roadway, making hydration accessible to all enthusiasts as they pass by the college.

Marymount College is happy to provide this drinking fountain to thirsty cyclists who need to refill their water supply,” said Marymount College President Dr. Michael S. Brophy.  “Steve Hartt regularly rode his bicycle by our campus and we are pleased to join with the Peninsula cycling community to honor his memory,” said Dr. Brophy.

“Dedicating this drinking fountain to Steve, and his family, at the very place where he so often excelled, at the summit of the switchbacks, was a very generous gesture by the college", said attorney and cyclist Michael Norris. “ We had the cycling community, and Steve's friends, join with us for this special memorial event,” said Norris.

Gathering to dedicate a plaque in the memory of fallen cyclist Steve Hartt, at the drinking fountain located on the Marymount College campus, is Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church Pastor Fr. John F. Provenza; President of Marymount College Dr. Michael S. Brophy; and family members Bret Hartt, Mallory Hartt and Brooks Hartt.

October 20, 2010

Marymount Students Raising Money to Eradicate Polio

A student-led fundraising campaign, “Pennies for Polio,” will take place at Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes, on Oct. 21 and 22.  Rotaractors will be collecting pocket change from campus students, faculty and staff to provide polio vaccines to children living in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria, the only remaining areas of polio victims.

The Rotaract Club, sponsored by the Palos Verdes Sunset Rotary Club, will be collecting funds as part of the Rotary International (RI) effort to end polio.   A sixty-cent donation will provide the life-saving vaccine for one child. RI has raised over a Billion dollars to end polio by 2012 and recently received a $350 Million challenge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to achieve this goal.

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community based or Rotary club sponsored university organizations.

Polio is a contagious, historically devastating disease that was virtually eliminated from the Western hemisphere in the second half of the 20th century. Although polio has plagued humans since ancient times, its most extensive outbreak occurred in the first half of the 1900s before the vaccination, created by Jonas Salk, became widely available in 1955.

At the height of the polio epidemic in 1952, nearly 60,000 cases with more than 3,000 deaths were reported in the United States alone. However, with widespread vaccination, wild-type polio, or polio occurring through natural infection, was eliminated from the United States by 1979 and the Western hemisphere by 1991.

October 01, 2010

Marymount's Family Weekend - Fall 2010

Study travel options    
Is your student interested in a study-abroad opportunity?  Marymount has some great ones!  This session will focus on the opportunities Marymount provides for students to study at Regent’s College in London.  Dr. David Draper, faculty coordinator of the Regent’s program, will share a slide show highlighting the experience of students who recently participated in the summer or fall programs.  Dr. Ghada Masri, professor of Global Studies, will discuss other study abroad options that are currently being developed.
Service Learning
Coordinator of Service Learning, Susan Garman, will be joined by students who have participated in our new Service Learning programs.  All freshmen students are participating in a Service Learning program during their first semester and this session will help participants gain insight into the importance of this College program.
Advising and Career Services
Learn the steps students must take to earn a degree at Marymount College.  Key questions such as “What if I don’t know what my major is?” and “Which degree is right for me?” will be addressed, in the context of developing an Education Plan.  This fall, first-year students will begin developing their Education Plans in their ID 117 class.  Students and parents are invited to join this session to gain a better understanding of this important advising process.
Exciting New majors
Highlighting opportunities for study in our new BA programs, faculty members, Dr. Rex Draman, from the Business Department, and Dr. Duncan Earle, a professor of Global Studies,  will lead this session focusing on trends in Business education and our global world.

Marymount Advantage 
Learn about Marymount’s innovative co-curricular graduation requirement where students’ classroom learning is enhanced by out of the classroom activities.  This session will be led by Dean of Students Shane Armstrong.
For more information please contact:
(310) 303-7254

September 25, 2010

Success by the Sea Scholarship Gala

The recent Success By The Sea Biennial Scholarship Gala was an evening of outstanding achievement.  This elegant event honored Sr. Gregory Naddy, RHSM, Yvonne Bogdanovich and Sandra Sanders for their many generous contributions to Marymount College and the community. 

More than 250 guests were delighted by the gourmet meal prepared by Bon Appétit and the energetic music and dancing led by the Wayne Foster Entertainment Group.  A reception, a student art show, a chic boutique and music by the Marymount College Jazz Ensemble greeted the guests upon arrival.  It was a warm, slightly breezy eve, which made the photos taken of each guest particularly lovely with the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island in the background.
Success By The Sea raised funds for student scholarships.  With more than 70 percent of Marymount students this year requiring tuition assistance, the annual need is more than $4.1 million.  Sophomore Christian Gomez shared her road-to-college experience with the Gala attendees and was applauded for her academic and co-curricular achievements at Marymount College.

This event, led by Tara Brophy and supported by a committee that had exciting ideas and endless enthusiasm, provided a five-star experience for its guests.  Committee members included Bon Appétit General Manager Donna Novotney; Assistant to the President Kimberly Ramsay; film and TV actress Stacie Randall Allocco, who emceed the event; parent liaison and volunteer Nadine Bobit; and Board Trustee Lia Reyes.  

September 24, 2010

Marymount College Breaks Record at Blood Drive!

Marymount has done it once again! Breaking all former records. Marymount students, faculty and staff member contributed to 58 pints of blood for the donation drive! Way to go!

September 15, 2010

Cardinal Mahony visits Marymount and Celebrates Mass of the Holy Spirit

On Wednesday, September 15, Cardinal Roger Mahony of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles presided over the Mass of the Holy Spirit.  Attending this special Mass held in the College's Chapel were students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.  The Mass of the Holy Spirit is part of a long tradition, dating from the founding of the first European universities in the Middle Ages, and is offered at the start of the academic year.
"This is a special year for Marymount College," said President Dr. Michael Brophy. The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges granted Marymount its Bachelor of Arts accreditation in February. This fall, the College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Media Studies and Liberal Arts.

Marymount welcomed more than 750 students - 40 to the baccalaureate program - at the start of the school year.  These impressive enrollment numbers are within the Rancho Palos Verdes city-mandated cap of 793 students, and represent an increase of about 25 percent over last year’s enrollment.
"We experienced great enrollment growth, which is a very good sign for the College.  We attribute this growth to the new baccalaureate programs," said Dr. Brophy.

The College has hired faculty and staff members to accommodate the bachelor's programs and enrollment growth.  In addition to the Bachelor of Arts programs, new developments on campus include men’s and women’s soccer teams with membership in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the addition of a study-abroad program with exciting worldwide locations, such as the Netherlands and China.

September 01, 2010

Marymount Professor’s New Book Explores Catholics and the Civil War

Marymount professor Kenneth Zanca, Ph.D., recently published his intriguing Civil War-era book, The Catholics and Mrs. Mary Surratt:  How They Responded to the Trial and Execution of the Lincoln Conspirator.

Professor Kenneth Zanca, Ph.D.
Dr. Zanca, who is a professor of philosophy and religious studies, explores the Catholic Church and its reaction to the Lincoln assassination.  In particular, he looks at Mary Surratt, the only woman convicted of taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln and the first woman executed by the United States federal government.

Dr. Zanca, whose book has been very well received, was invited to present his findings at the annual national conference of the Surratt Society.  Recently, he received a letter from Marshall Surratt, a direct descendent of Mary Surratt, who thanked him for his excellent work and confirmed that Mary’s involvement in Lincoln’s assassination remains both a mystery and a controversial topic.

Dr. Zanca says that he is currently working on the first volume of a multivolume work dealing with Catholics and the Civil War, a topic that he says has not received in-depth study in years.

Dr. Zanca says that he approached this topic with care.  “I worked hard to present the data and not pass judgment on Mrs. Surratt’s guilt or innocence – which to me will always be an unanswerable question unless new documents are found.”
Since the execution took place in 1865, questions have remained about Surratt’s involvement in Lincoln’s assassination.  

May 22, 2010

Nate Jones Sculpture Exhibit

Artist Nate Jones will exhibit his “industrial abstract” sculpture on the campus of Marymount College until May 22 2010.  This exhibit, titledCustomers, is open to the public and may be viewed during daylight hours on the college’s lawn areas.  Marymount College is located at 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Jones creates his sculptures from tire shavings. He is employed by a retail tire store. “The work that I call ‘industrial abstract’ began as an experiment with the materials I use every day at the shop,” says Jones. “Although the work will remind you of abstract expressionism, my ‘painterly gestures’ are not spontaneous.  My work is intentional and carefully directed.” His exhibit, Customers was inspired by tire customers.

“I created this exhibit from my experiences with different types of people.  I found a growing desire to represent the tire customer visually in some way, says Jones. “So, to create their portraits, I use the very material for which they come to the shop in the first place – tires.”

Jones has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach and studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy.

Nate Jones Sculptures Nate Jones Sculptures Nate Jones Sculptures

May 01, 2010

Marymount Community Freshens Up Elementary School Library

On May 1, Marymount College students spent the day at the 93rd Street Elementary School in south central Los Angeles helping to renew a school library. The service day included painting murals to brighten the library and the donation of 2,090 books collected by Marymount students.
“Our students heard how the 93rd Street Elementary School  didn’t have money to refresh the school library’s book collection for their budding readers.  New and replacement books hadn’t been available in more than 10 years” says Melanie Sellar, a Marymount College librarian  and the service project’s leader.
“Many of our students went to great lengths to visit used book stores and thrift stores, and to raid family and friends’ closets. For many of them, it became very personal as they recalled their favorite books as children and tried to imagine life without those stories, “ says Sellar.
This project is one of many community service projects that Marymount students, staff and faculty contribute time and resources to serve others.

view the entire Service Day photo album

April 28, 2010

Marymount College Spring Recital 2010

On Wednesday, April 28 at the Norris Center for the Performing Arts, Marymount College presented its annual Spring Recital.  Community members, faculty, staff and students attended the event and enjoyed an evening family-style entertainment.  The Recital is provided without charge to those attending and has become a much-anticipated event for many who reside in the community.  Performing that evening was Vox Marymount, a student “Glee” group who sang and danced to a variety of popular songs from the past few decades.  The Marymount Dance Ensembleshowcased their talent to All that Jazz, Mrs. Officer and Gravity.  Rounding out the evening was musical performances including a saxophone grouping, piano and flute and violin and keyboard performances.  The evening was emceed by student Joerelle Bennett.

View Videos from 2009 Recital

April 05, 2010

Dr. Brophy to Present Leadership Lecture

At 6 p.m. on Monday, April 5 at the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Dr. Michael S. Brophy, president of Marymount College, Palos Verdes will present Critical Leadership Challenges at Two-Year Institutions: Reflections from the Perspective of the President.  This program is co-sponsored by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and is open to the public and free of charge.
President Brophy will address the topics of academic change, innovation, governance and leadership within the context of his tenure at public and private institutions.  His remarks will be grounded in his research on leadership practices that contribute to positive change in higher education.

March 22, 2010

Marymount College Celebrates Founders Week 2010

Marymount celebrated its Founder’s Week 2010 with an alumni reunion on Saturday, March 20 that was sponsored by the newly formed Alumni Association.  Classmates and their families gathered for a BBQ lunch, catching up with old friends and a College update and tour.  On Monday, March 22, an ice cream social was held in Chapel Circle and students, staff and faculty gathered to celebrate, hear music and meet representatives from non-profit organizations where Marymount students currently volunteer.  On Tuesday, March 23 a gathering of faculty, staff and trustees heard a lecture presented by the Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., chairman of the board of trustees of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC. He presented “Mission and Margin:  A Distinctive Future for Marymount?”  That same evening the students presented awards to faculty and staff.  On Wednesday, March 24, a Mass was held by Bishop Joseph M. Satoris in commeration of Marymount College’s founding.  The Founder’s Award was presented to former trustee Dr. William Petak who received this honor in the presence of the sisters of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, trustees, faculty and staff in a reception following Mass.

March 10, 2010

Los Angles Food Bank - Volunteer Day

Marymount gets into the spirit of volunteering!
Marymount staff and faculty kicked off the new year by volunteering at The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Volunteers helped package, sort, and assemble food packages that feed needy individuals, families, seniors, and children in our community.
On behalf of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the network of 900 charitable agency sites in Los Angeles County, thank you for choosing the Food Bank for your volunteer service project. The fact is; without volunteers the Food Bank would not be able to accomplish its mission “…to mobilize the resources of our community to fight hunger.”
For more information on volunteer opportunities through Marymount please contact:
Susan Garman 
Coordinator of Service Learning Programs
Marymount College
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
310-303-7290 (office)
310-377-6223 (fax)
Cheslea Heritage President of student club M.O.V.E.
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank logo

Click Here for more info and volunteer opportunities with LA Food Bank

February 24, 2010

Marymount College Senior Accreditation Celebration

In Rancho Palos Verdes: 'New and exciting times'
Story and photos by Doris Benavides - The Tidings
For years Marymount College has been known as the only two-year higher education Catholic institution left in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

To celebrate the achievement, faculty, staff, students, the board of trustees, the president and the founders all gathered on a sunny March 12 at the Rancho Palos Verdes campus' Chapel Circle.That changed Feb. 24, however, when the college board of trustees and president Michael Brophy announced the accreditation of the Rancho Palos Verdes school as a four-year, co-educational Catholic college by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

February 18, 2010

Will Keim, Ph.D - "Welcome to the Time of Your Life"

On Thursday, February 18, Marymount College enjoyed an empowering and humorous presentation by Will Keim, Ph.D., who is the author of Keys to Success in College & Life.  Through inspirational stories, sound advice, and a genuine personality, Dr. Keim demonstrated to students how to make the right choices for success in both college and life.  This event was hosted by James Little’s family as a reminder of the goodwill of James R. Little.