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 participate.

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.

Meeting Dates

ESCOM meetings are held in the ESCOM Centers or on Zoom. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 10 am – 12 pm (excluding July, and December). 

Please contact:

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.

ESCOM Advisors

Director of Student Activities & Advocacy Office (SSA)

Lori Friedman
Directory of Community Programs, Lifelong Learning, and International Education

ESCOM Officers and Council Members 2023-2024

President: Gary Gonser

Vice President:  Leonard Weingarten

Treasurer: Richard Jensen

Council Member: Luanne Mullin

Council Member: Nancy Major

Council Member: Lois St. Sure

Council Member: Gloria Dunn-Violin

Recording Secretary: 

Ex-officio Member: Marian Mermel and Eric Sitzensatter

ASCOM Liaison:

College of Marin Governance Committee Representative

College Council: Luanne Mullin and Marian Mermel