January 24, 2013

San Pedro Chamber and College Engage in 2020 Planning Process

The San Pedro Chamber of Commerce announced the formation of a visioning group tasked with the development of San Pedro 2020 plan for the future. The 2020 Task Force is co-chaired by Dr. Michael Brophy, president, Marymount College and Arley Baker, deputy executive director of communications, Port of Los Angeles and includes community leaders in the non-profit, government, education, retail and property development sectors. This task force’s work will build upon recent positive developments and will make recommendations for the future. Assisting the 2020 Task Force with research are Marymount students and faculty.

To date, the 2020 Task Force is planning to build on significant developments that are already underway such as the Downtown Harbor and Visitor Plaza, the redevelopment of the Ports O’ Call property and the debut of the Marine Research Center at City Dock One.

During the past 15 years the downtown district has seen significant development in community programs, facilities, sustainability “green” initiatives, arts programming, and business innovation.

More information on the San Pedro 2020 vision, will be presented to the Chamber and the community in May 2013.

January 18, 2013

Do You Have the Must-Have Jobs Skills for 2013?

There is a growing demand for a skilled and educated workforce. Come and learn how a graduate degree from Marymount College can help you realize you career goals. Upcoming fall 2013 degree options (pending WASC approval) include a M.S. in Community Psychology and a M.S. in Leadership & Development.

Wednesday, January 23, February 27 and April 17 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Waterfront Campus, First Floor, 222 West Sixth Street, San Pedro
Please RSVP to graduateadmission@marymountpv.edu

January 15, 2013

Marymount Students Plan Beach Cleanup

Members of the Enactus Club of Marymount College invite students, staff, faculty and the community to join them at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 2 for a Native Garden Workday and Beach Cleanup event. Open to all ages, the volunteers will meet at the steps in front Cabrillo Marine Aquarium auditorium at 3720 Stephen White Drive, San Pedro.

To RSVP, email Hannah Zimmerman at hzimmerman@marymountpv.edu.

This project is spearheaded by the Marymount College Enactus Club. Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. Their experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

Human Resources: How to Empower Your Organization and Increase Job Satisfaction

Hiring, training, and retaining are essential but are they enough to ensure top productivity? How can we produce a thriving team? Empowering organizations can prevent work related issues, promote health and well-being and maintain a thriving workforce. Are you ready to empower your workforce? Bring your lunch and learn from the experts.

Tuesday, January 22, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, 707 Silver Spur Road, Suite 100 - Rolling Hills Estates (Park in the lot behind the building or on the street)

This is a free event. Please RSVP to office@palosverdeschamber.com

January 14, 2013

Marymount Adjunct's book honored by NPR

Congratulations to Regina O’Melveny, Marymount English Adjunct Professor, whose book was honored by NPR as the best historical fiction of 2012!  Read full story

The book is available for check-out from the Marymount College library. Enjoy and read on!

January 13, 2013

Marymount President visits Asia

The President of Marymount College, Dr. Michael Brophy will be visiting Asia in January to visit Alumni, Parents and Donors! View his current travel schedule below:

Departs: January 14 LAX
Arrives: January 16 Manila
Arrives: January 17 Jakarta
Arrives: January 19 Singapore
Arrives: January 21 Delhi
Arrives: January 22 Hong Kong
Arrives: January 24 Beijing
Arrives: January 25 LAX

For more information please contact Dina Dini ddini@marymountpv.edu or call 310 303-7258.
Itinerary subject to change, based on alumni, donor and parent meeting availability.

January 11, 2013

Marymount President Awarded Educator of the Year

Congresswoman Maxine Waters and California State Senator Roderick Wright presented Marymount President Michael Brophy the Educator of the Year Award at the 74th Annual Installation Luncheon and Awards Presentations hosted by the Harbor City and Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Brophy received this award for his leadership of the college for its remarkable growth in enrollment, the addition of extension campuses in San Pedro and Lake County, and its commitment to serving both students and the community.