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The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named College of San Mateo as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in learning, completion rates, employment rates and earnings, and equity—15 percent of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply for the Aspen Prize.

Jane McAteer will be retiring at the end of June after a 31-year career with CSM. Jane started at CSM as a nursing faculty member in 1987. She became the Director of the Nursing program in 2003, and since then, has led the program with a steady hand for the last 15 years

For the first quarter of the reporting period from July 1 through the end of October, 2017, the NCLEX pass rate was 97%. The Board of Registered Nursing uses the annual pass rate as a critical outcome and benchmark for the program.

San Mateo County Health System said Monday it’s won a $2 million federal grant to bolster primary care and behavioral health services for individuals with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Much hasn’t gone well in Foster’s young life, but she’s not complaining. In fact, she’s thriving despite — or even perhaps because of — the medical, emotional and other challenges she has endured.