Poetry Festival takes on a new name

The People’s Poetry Festival will now become the People’s Literary Festival in its 9th year as the newly appointed chair, Assistant Professor of English, Sarah Lenz revealed. The three day long interactive festival will begin on February 22 at Del Mar College’s Reading Lab on Heritage campus. The 23 will be hosted at A&M Corpus Christi, and the 24, the All Saints Episcopal Church. “We have 19 readings and those are panels of three to four people reading on the same theme,” said Lenz. “We also have eight different writing classes where people will learn aspects of writing craft and…

Free tax assistance program at Del Mar College

Tax season is underway, and anyone whose income was lower than $60k last year can access free assistance filing their tax return by IRS-certified volunteers from now until April 15th. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has 4 locations throughout Corpus Christi and one of them is in at the Del Mar College Heritage Campus. Adelfino Palacios, a Professor of Accounting who has been employed by Del Mar since 1981, brought the VITA program here after seeing it on other college campuses. This will be the 21st year that the IRS-sponsored program will be available on the Heritage Campus. Palacios…

Collegiate Hero Program kicks off in Harvin Center

Del Mar College faculty recently joined Coastal Bend Blood Center staff and representatives to launch a new program that lets DMC students help save lives while receiving a medal of merit.  Sofia Jimenez, DMC SGA president, welcomed students back for the spring semester and for the launch of the Collegiate Hero Program on Jan. 24 in the Harvin Center. “Being active in your college allows you to build connections to students, staff, faculty, administration and others in your community.” Jimenez said, “You learn leadership.”  She told students what a difference they can make by being active with both the school…

Improv troupe hosted performance in Finley Theater

Laughter rang out throughout the theater as they watched Del Mar students perform improv to their show, “Whadja Call Me??”  The performance was hosted by Del Mar alumnus Nathan “Nate” Ray Clark, who worked with the students for a week in developing their improv skills. The students demonstrated their newly learned skills on Jan. 27 at the Sue Sellors Finley Theatre.  “I grew up in Corpus, raised in Portland, the arts to me is so important down here, and to be honest there are not many places to learn improv,” Clark said of why he decided to offer the class. “From what…

Handshake provides students with career help

Hire-Viking is out, and Handshake is in. As the spring semester starts, along with it comes a new career exploration platform ready to use for the students and alumni of Del Mar College. Hire-Viking was the previous platform that enabled the student body to search for employment, both while they were currently enrolled at Del Mar and post-graduation. Now, thanks to the counselors in the Career Development department, the student body can use the invigorating website called Handshake. According to Career Counselor Emily Longoria, Handshake had a soft launch within the Del Mar campuses back in October 2023, but now…