January 8, 2021


The Palomar College Foundation presents the 2020 Community Showcase – A Report to the Community.


Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.


“Exploring the Possibilities,” Palomar College’s third annual Community Showcase, will be held virtually—an hourlong celebration of student success in the midst of staggering challenges, and an opportunity for the local community to hear from Palomar’s leadership.

Hosted on Zoom by the Palomar College Foundation, the event will feature highlights from the 2019-2020 academic year; a message from Interim Superintendent/President Dr. Jack Kahn; and a posthumous tribute to former Foundation Board Chair, John Masson. There will also be a special announcement in Masson’s honor.

“It is a privilege to take a moment at this year’s event to honor John Masson for his many contributions to both the College and the Foundation,” said Stacy Rungaitis, Executive Director of the Palomar College Foundation.

A Palomar graduate and a long-time Foundation supporter and board member, Masson passed away in March 2020 at the age of 55.

Culminating the Jan. 27 Showcase will be a presentation on one of Palomar’s newest academic programs: Cybersecurity.

“Cybersecurity is such a hot topic right now, and a lot of businesses in our community are interested in it,” Rungaitis said.

“As we approach Palomar College’s 75th anniversary this Fall, we are looking to the future, but also looking back at a lot of good work done to serve the students of North County,” said Dr. Kahn. “The Community Showcase is a great way to connect with our stakeholders and let them know all of the exciting things that are happening at Palomar.”

There is no cost to attend the Community Showcase, but registration is required. Register any time by visiting this link.

More information:

Julie Lanthier Bandy, Acting Director, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2365

Tom Pfingsten, Public Affairs, 760-744-1150, ext. 2960