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David Bertini, a CSM alumnus, has become Menlo Park’s new chief of police. The appointment became official on July 8, 2018, the Almanac News reported.

On May 25, 2018, over 250 CSM graduates and their loved ones crowded CSM’s gymnasium for the best-attended commencement ceremonies in recent history. This milestone in their lives will pay off professionally, personally and financially for them as they are being prepared for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow.

The year culminated on May 25 with CSM’s 96th annual Commencement, when graduates, friends and families gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate years of hard work and academic achievement. Graduates heard from keynote speaker Boryana Straubel, a CSM grad who now heads a charitable foundation.

College of San Mateo softball head coach Nicole Borg said Harlee Donovan’s ascent to one of the nation’s best softball players occurred at the end of last season when Donovan’s Southern Oregon University Raiders were beaten by Oklahoma City University in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) World Series.

Boryana Straubel Graduated from CSM in 2008 with an associate’s degree in liberal studies with President’s Honors and transferred to University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a BA in economics in 2010. She says, “My time at CSM was transformational and life-changing.”

Five years ago, CalCPA implemented the Campus Ambassador Program for students attending four-year schools in an effort to support their studies and secure a stronger transition into the accounting profession. This year, CalCPA expanded the program with an experiment. It selected two community colleges to adopt the Campus Ambassador Program.

Matt Ta’ufo’ou, a former CSM linebacker who went on to play for Iowa State for three seasons, was hired in April 2018 to coach the outside linebackers at Cal Poly.

Beca Perez, current CSM sophomore and Student Manager in Football Operations, attended the San Jose State football clinic last Friday. Beca had the opportunity of meeting Coach Kate Sowers, San Francisco 49ers Assistant Coach, who is the first female coach in the NFL.

On February 15, the Veterans Resource & Opportunity Center (VROC) marked its fifth year of service and opened its doors to the campus community for a celebration. The attendees included current student veterans, alumni, faculty, staff, and campus administrators, who came together to have lunch and share stories about their experiences.

This year, CSM was proud to induct 19 women and men, who have distinguished themselves either as CSM athletes or later in their careers, into the Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet held on February 9.