Emeritus Students of College of Marin (ESCOM) was designed to foster lifelong learning opportunities for adults of Marin County through educational, social and cultural activities under the auspices of the College of Marin.
The Emeritus Program, created in 1974, was a pioneer in the innovative use of community colleges for adults and was selected as a national model by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Membership in ESCOM is open to all students and community members with no previous educational requirements, only a desire to learn.
Basic to Emeritus is the concept of democratic decision making and planning using the talents and judgment of its members to enrich their own lives and to contribute to the community.
The ESCOM Council serves as the governing body of Emeritus Students of College of Marin.
ESCOM Council Member Responsibilities: Attend council meetings, express opinions, and help other council members with the work of the council. Participate in council projects and activities, leadership in clubs, committees, Author's Series, and two annual general meetings, as well as serving the needs of Emeritus at both IVC and Kentfield campuses. Participate in the greater community events. Participate in determining budget priorities and how targeted monies such as bequests or donations are to be allocated. Be a proactive voice for Emeritus by informing members of the opportunity’s clubs can offer in friendship and new ideas, by supporting Community Education in offering a variety of classes, and by participating on college boards and committees.
ESCOM meetings are held in the ESCOM Centers on alternating months. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 10 am – 12 pm (excluding June, July, and December).
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ESCOM Curriculum Committee
The Curriculum Committee assists in the selection of EC courses offered by Marin Community Education by recognizing excellence in teaching and curriculum.
Sadika Sulaiman Hara
Director of Student Activities & Advocacy Office (SSA)
Directory of Community Education
Lifelong Learning and International Education
ESCOM Officers and Council Members 2022-2023
President: Gary Gonser
Vice President: Leonard Weingarten
Treasurer: Richard Jensen
Council Member: Luanne Mullin
Council Member: Gini Moore
Council Member: Jim Moore
Council Member: Anne Pearson
Council Member: Ellen Breazeales
Council Member: Jay Conner
Council Member: Nancy Major
Council Member: Bonnie Jean Martz
Council Member: Lois St. Sure
Council Member: Bernie Cookson
Council Member: Gloria Dunn-Violin
Council Member: Bruce Schauble
Council Member Emeritus: Paul Tandler
Recording Secretary: Nancy Major and Lois St. Sure
Ex-officio Member: Marian Mermel and Eric Sitzensatter
ASCOM Liaison: vacant
College of Marin Governance Committee Representative
College Council: Luanne Mullin and Marian Mermel