On November 7, Marymount professor Susan Garman received the Educator of the Year Award from the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club. The Educator of the Year program, is in its 32nd year of honoring outstanding teachers on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Susan Garman, selected for this special honor, began working at Marymount College in 1999 as the Director of Student Life and has since served in many roles including English instructor, Freshman Seminar instructor, and Honors Program director. In 2009, Susan was appointed to serve as Marymount’s Director of Service Learning. She has been instrumental in advancing the College’s service learning program, which now has membership in Campus Compact, 100% freshman participation, and representation in every degree program. In the past two years, Marymount students have volunteered more than 17,000 hours in the community under Susan’s leadership.
Last year, Susan earned the rank of Assistant Professor of Education. Susan is now a candidate for a Doctorate in English Literature at Claremont Graduate University.
Marymount College Provost Ariane Schauer, who presented the award to Susan said, “I have always known Susan to bring tremendous energy and commitment to her work, and she always puts students first.”