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June 1 , 2005

Maribel De La Torre, a graduate of Mission College, will return to her former campus as Commencement keynote speaker on June 7.

Ms. De La Torre recently completed terms as Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of San Fernando. She continues to serve on the city council of that historic community.

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Harvard beckons for former Mission student

How does a student who graduates from high school with a 1.5 grade point average wind up with an invitation to attend Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government?

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Want coffee? Ask the Delocator

Mission College multimedia instructor Christine Hanson – who prefers to be called by her artistic name Xtine – recalls that it started with a yen for a cup of coffee during a visit to New York.

“Here I was in SoHo, this community with such an artistic spirit and an identity as a hip, creative place...but I could not find a coffee house other than Starbucks,” she said.

From small disappointments, revolutions can be born.

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A volunteer job that
pays really well

The pager could go off at anytime of the day or night. A small aircraft or a hiker is missing. Or, there is a confidential homeland security issue. When those situations arise, the call often goes to Denise Edwards. As an incident commander for the auxiliary of the United States Air Force Civil Air Patrol, Edwards often plays a central role in such incidents.

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Work on parking
structure nears

Plans are in place to begin construction of “Parking Structure A” during the fall semester, said Dr. Adriana Barrera, college president.

The three-story parking facility will be built on the present site of the student parking lot. A temporary parking lot near Hubbard Street and the 210 Freeway is being prepared for use by students during the anticipated 18-month construction period of the new structure.

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