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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.”

The Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes is now available on our website and in print. We also encourage readers to take a look at our three feature stories, as they highlight our flexible Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and resources.

CSM’s Honors Project is delighted to announce that nine of its students will be presenting their research at the 9th annual Honors Research Symposium, to be held Saturday, May 7 at UC Berkeley.

Washington is the first M/A High School Boy Scout Fire Explorer Program and College of San Mateo Fire Cadet to ever be hired with the Fire District.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges unveiled the new Step:Forward campaign today—an awareness effort and website that encourages students to adopt successful behaviors to increase the likelihood they will achieve their educational and career goals.

Don’t let Jackie Prager’s size fool you. She may be an introvert — and small — but Prager pushes herself. For instance, she has two black belts in kung fu — a fact that makes her parents feel a lot better about Prager attending college on her own.

Four English instructors and the football coaches at the College of San Mateo have invested in student-athletes through a unique program called Writing in the End Zone that links composition and the gridiron.

Daniel Brusilovsky started his first business when he was 14. With his next venture, he wanted to help other young entrepreneurs, so the then 15 year old launched Teens in Tech Labs in 2008. And now Microsoft is backing it.

Les Williams was the first African-American bomber pilot during World War II as one of the Tuskegee Airmen and broke racial barriers as a businessman in San Mateo County in the postwar years.

An artist’s reception on Saturday from 2-4 pm celebrates the group photography exhibit “From Mind to Lens” at Avenue 25 Gallery in San Mateo. The show is on view through March 2.