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Doctor of Toxicology, DMC Alumnus to give keynote address at May 19 commencement ceremony

The end of the semester is here, and with it, graduation and commencement. To kick off the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the approximately 782 graduating students, Del Mar College has invited Doctor of Toxicology and Del Mar College alumnus Natividad Roberto Fuentes Jr. to give the keynote address at the commencement ceremony this Friday. Fuentes graduated from Del Mar College in 2011 with an associate degree in biology and a certification in biotechnology. From there, he would go on to earn his bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and…

Studying anatomy in a virtual space

Student Success Center unveils new virtual reality headsets for student use Students studying anatomy and physiology got some high-tech help on April 26. The Student Success Center on Heritage Campus introduced five new virtual reality headsets for use as study aids. The set consists of five color-coded Oculus Meta Quest 2 headsets with two wireless controllers each. Each headset includes a program known as the 3D Organon Platform, which provides access to multiple life-like anatomy models for students to manipulate and examine at a fraction of the cost of physical models. The virtual models also include built-in labels and an…

Del Mar graduate earns praise as instructor 

Monica Martinez called ‘a voice of reason’ in college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic Shortly after starting a new job at Del Mar, Monica Martinez found herself having to work through the issues of the pandemic in 2020. Martinez, assistant instructor at the Dental Hygiene Clinic, remembers the experience well. “I started right before COVID hit and had to navigate a new career path in the mist of chaos,” said Martinez, herself a Del Mar alumna. “It was a challenging time but the stability and teamwork at the DMC Dental Hygiene Clinic overcame all the obstacles.” According to Martinez, patience and perspective…


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