Around Campus: Del Mar College’s many student services

Del Mar offers many different services to students each semester for free or at a low cost. All of these services are offered at the Heritage Campus with some extending to Windward and Oso Creek as well. Here are a few services offered to students. COUNSELING CENTER The Counseling Center offers virtual and in-person counseling sessions. Counseling is free and confidential to all Del Mar students. The center’s goal is to help students develop personal awareness and skills needed to succeed in life and college. Types of counseling include individual short term, group, couples, crisis briefing, community referral, outreach and…

Retired aviation maverick, Lt. Col. Olga E. Custodio, to speak on Feb. 8

Cultural Programs presents retired pilot Lt. Col. Olga E. Custodio, “Lessons from the Flight Deck: Overcoming Doubt/Imposter Syndrome,” Feb. 8 at the Richardson Performance Hall. Custodio completed U.S. Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training and graduated in the top 5 percent in her class with fighter qualifications. She went on to fly the T-38 as an instructor. After Custodio ended her military career, she went on to fly for American Airlines. This wasn’t until after she was rejected from the reserve officer training corps program at the University of Puerto Rico, then waiting for a training slot to open at officer…

Texas Jazz Festival returns for second time this year

People attend a recent Jazz Fest. This year’s festival is set for Oct. 14-16. Del Mar College’s Jazz Band will close out the 61st  annual Texas Jazz Festival with a performance on the HEB Stage at 6 p.m. Oct. 16. Jazz Fest got its start at Del Mar College in 1959, when Skip Vetters and Joe Gallardo called Gallardo’s uncle Al Garcia to perform with his jazz group at Del Mar for Jazz Club. After a large turnout, the seed was planted for the Texas Jazz Festival. After the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce recognized the potential for success of…

Heritage Park Market Days offers new venue for local businesses

Workers with local bakery Get Baked tend to their table selling vegan and gluten-free baked goods at the October Market Day. The first Saturday of every month, Heritage Park teams with small business owners to host Market Days, an event for vendors to gather in one place and sell their products. The idea of a small business gives people hope in a time where the typical workday has been deconstructed after the pandemic. With the shift to remote work, people have more time to do more of what brings them fulfillment. After the pandemic and drop of jobs many people…

Apply now for graduation

The deadline for graduation applications is Oct. 5. Students planning to graduate this semester must apply for graduation whether they plan to attend the ceremony or not. Students should speak to their adviser to request a signed degree evaluation to make sure they meet all requirements to graduate and complete an application packet. Requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and completion of 25% of degree requirements. Graduation packets can be found on the Del Mar website. Students participating in the ceremony must check the RSVP box on the application. The fall graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m.…