November 28, 2012


The Marymount College Choral Ensemble, directed by Melinda Becker, welcomes you to its annual Advent concert. The program highlights traditional carols from Spain and a selection from the Hispanic folk nativity "Navidad Nuestra" by Argentinian composer Ariel Ramirez. The concert will also feature beloved Christmas carols and Gospel songs. Sunday, Dec. 2nd 5-6 pm Chapel, Main Campus Free event. For more info. visit our Facebook page:

November 15, 2012

Marymount College Has Master's Degrees ...

Marymount College Admission Blog: Woah, Son. Marymount College Has Master's Degrees ...: Oh, they grow up so fast... Just a few weeks after our President took a fully-clothed jump into our swimming pool  to celebrate enro...

Marymount Student Lauded for her Volunteerism

Peggy Wall, Marymount College freshman, was a finalist in the Daily Breeze People of Distinction awards. She is one of 20 remarkable people from a field of nominees who was heralded at a November 14 event sponsored by the South Bay newspaper. Peggy has been volunteering routinely for as long as she can remember. In her biography, presented by the Daily Breeze in their November 14 special section devoted to the finalists, said Peggy and her family have been volunteering through the Optimist Club and have worked in Chinatown helping out with the neighborhood carnival and other ways during the Christmas holiday. In 2006 and 2008, Peggy received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her years of service.

November 14, 2012

Marymount Receives NAIA Champions of Character Award

Marymount College has been named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Institution for 2011-2012. This marks the second consecutive year Marymount has been honored with this award. Each institution in the NAIA is graded on a scorecard and only those institutions that score 60 points or higher are given this prestigious award. The Cal Pac Conference has also been awarded as a Champions of Character Conference. For the conference to receive this award, all institutions within that conference must have qualified as a Five Star Institution.

 The NAIA Champions of Character program will create an environment in which every NAIA student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through the five tenets: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

Congratulations to our athletes, coaches, and supporters for helping us achieve this award! Visit the Marymount Mariners Website

November 09, 2012

Susan Garman Receives Educator of the Year Award

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.”

November 07, 2012


November 29, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Main Campus • Free

Marymount is excited to host Jorge Chojolán, an internationally recognized social entrepreneur, educator, and human rights activist from Guatemala. Jorge Chojolán was born into the indigenous Mayan community in the deeply inequitable society of Guatemala. Despite the barriers before him, he rose to achieve a university degree and went on to found the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy in the predominantly indigenous city of Quetzaltenango. His goal is to transform his society through education at the school by educating and empowering some of Guatemala’s most vulnerable children: girls, the indigenous and the poor. Mr. Chojolán will discuss the importance of education to democracy in Guatemala and speak about the Academy’s unique educational model.

November 05, 2012

Marymount College Mariners - Rieger and Guizar make History

11/2/12 Rocklin, California

History is in the books as Daniel Rieger (Palos Verdes, CA, Palos Verdes) becomes the first athlete in Marymount College's athletic history to qualify for an NAIA National Championship. Alongside Daniel will be Mike Guizar (Torrance, CA, South Torrance, El Camino Junior College) who also qualified for the championships. "Today was a tremendous day for Marymount College" states Athletic Director Gary White. Cross Country is a new sport at Marymount College this fall and becomes the first program to represent the College on the national level. Daniel Rieger (Palos Verdes, CA, Palos Verdes) placed 2nd and Mike Guizar (Torrance, CA, South Torrance, El Camino Junior College) placed 4th overall as 58 runners toed the line for the Cal Pac Championships. The top five finishers not on the winning team qualified as individuals. Daniel and Mike will travel to Vancouver, Washington on November 17th to represent Marymount. The future looks bright for Marymount athletics.

Marymount College Mariners - Rieger and Guizar make History