Foundation News & Events
At its July meeting, the Miramar College Foundation elected Dr. Lisa Curtin to its board of directors, filling the vacancy created by long-time director Dave Stall, who recently resigned due to work obligations. Stall, a founding member of the Miramar College Foundation (1994), was named an honorary member, joining Bob Dingeman and Tom Hawthorne.
Dr. Lisa Curtin, San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Executive Director of Military and Government since 2003, began her career in education in Florida as a Special Education teacher. During her successful career on active duty as a senior naval officer, she held leadership positions at some of the country’s most prestigious universities and research institutions. As the Navy Fellowship Chair with the CNA Corporation, Curtin advised the Secretary of the Navy on all matters relating to Navy education and training. She has served on the board of the California Space Education Workforce Institute, is an advisory member of the California’s State Troops to Teachers program and the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni.
Curtin earned her doctorate degree in educational administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, as well as several certificates in management and advanced graduate studies.
Under Curtin’s leadership, the SDCCD now includes service to the government community, including
Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Prisons, and various state governments as well as industry.
Ground was broken for Miramar's long-awaited Student Services building, including a new Bookstore and cafeteria. Check out the photo gallery at the link below:
Scholar Fest 2011 was a huge success! Check out the photo gallery at the link below:
Mark your calendars now
Saturday, June 18, from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe estate of Foundation director Tony Pizarro. Plans are underway for an exclusive "by invitation only" fundraising event, Invest in Success, to help achieve Miramar College Foundation goals. From an incredible silent auction to tastes and sounds from around the world to the stunning beauty of your surroundings, you’ll enjoy an afternoon that touches the heart and enriches your senses. You’ll meet amazing students and alumni whose dreams are being realized through education and whose successes would not have been possible without help. Their compelling stories of personal determination and achievement, despite staggering obstacles, will inspire and move you. Tickets are $75 per person/$100 couple. Sponsorship packages are available. All proceeds will fund Miramar College Foundation scholarships and other campus projects that directly benefit San Diego Miramar College students.
At their January quarterly meeting, the Foundation board of directors voted to enthusiastically appoint Sarah Yang, Vice President and Senior Business Relationship Manager, Business Banking Division, Wells Fargo to fill the post vacated by long-time director Bob Dingeman, who resigned from the board to spend more time with his wife and family.
Yang, a 23 year financial services veteran, holds a B.A. in Finance from the People's University in China. She immigrated to the United States in 1986 from Beijing, and she has served in various banking and lending positions with a primary focus on commercial lending. She has funded over $100 million in commercial loans during her career.
Sarah is very active in the San Diego community and is currently involved with the Hong Kong Association, the Asian Business Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Asian Film Foundation for the last five years. She is the former president of the Orange County Chinese- American Chamber of Commerce and was the Co-Chair of the Wells Fargo Asian Connection team member resource group. Sarah has a strong passion for youth and education and will bring her business background and personal experiences to the Miramar College Foundation.
Miramar College celebrates the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting for the College's new Business/Math and Arts/Humanities classroom buildings.
Check back for Foundation events.
|Thursday, January 27, 2011||W-245 Conference Room|
|Thursday, April 7, 2011||W-245 Conference Room|
|Monday, May 23, 2011||W-245 Conference Room||Special Meeting|
|Thursday, July 14, 2011||W-245 Conference Room|
|Thursday, October 13, 2011||W-245 Conference Room|