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…

Del Mar College seeks to fill vacancy on Board of Regents

Following the resignation of Linda Villarreal, Del Mar College’s Board of Regents is looking to fill a now vacant at-large seat. The vacancy of Villarreal’s at-large seat was formally announced Jan. 4 on the DMC website and applications for the position opened the same day. Villareal, who was appointed to the board in 2021, resigned after accepting a dean position at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Her resignation was accepted by the board on Dec. 13 and went into effect Jan. 1. Any candidates seeking to apply are subject to certain legal requirements: A candidate must be a Texas resident for at…

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…

President Escamilla keeps Del Mar moving forward

While the challenges of overseeing the college may change over the years, President Mark Escamilla’s goal has been constant since he took the reins in 2008: to see every student reap the benefits and grow as a result of their time at Del Mar. To help accomplish this, Escamilla is working toward a future that includes further expansion of the college and programs it offers. “I want Del Mar to be an option not because we have to, but because we want to, and to be the first choice,” said Escamilla, himself a Del Mar College graduate. His dedication to…