Sociology professor named Educator of the Year at Marymount

Carlos Royal

Carlos Royal, an associate professor of Sociology at Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, was recently named the school’s Educator of the Year for 2013-2014 by fellow staff and faculty for his “stellar level of commitment and involvement to the Marymount Community.”

Among his varied teaching accomplishments, Royal was recognized for his dedication to his students, both in and outside of the classroom. He devoted personal time during spring break to lead a group of students, staff and community members on a trip to Cuba for service and cultural exchange, an experience that some of the participating students described as “life-changing.”

In addition, Royal actively supports students in Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national scholastic honor society he advises, and he regularly hosts “Wing Nights” with students, allowing them to develop familial relationships with faculty and with one another.

According to fellow Marymount staff and faculty, Professor Royal is also a “master of social media and technology … is thorough and organized … is detail-oriented and motivated by excellence … [and] is a joy to partner with in all academic projects.”


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Appreciating the gift of memory

Anne Hansen

Why do we hold on to so many things in closets, garages and storage units? What is it about the birth announcement of an adult child or the high school diploma of an elderly grandparent that keeps these objects carefully saved rather than discarded? They are of no use to anyone and take up space. Yet they are precious and difficult to part with.

 

 

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January 27, 2015

  • Tuesday, January 27

    St. Basil Choir Practice, 7 p.m., St. Basil Catholic Church, 3611 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. The choir sings at the 9 a.m. Mass every Sunday.

    BabyWise Maternity Tour, 7-8:30 p.m., Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills. Holy Cross Medical Center is opening their maternity unit to expectant mothers for walking tours and short informational presentations. These “Baby Wise” maternity tours are free. Expectant mothers are asked to call during their fourth month of pregnancy to schedule a tour. For questions about the tour, call Holy Cross’ Health Resources Center coordinators at (888) 432-5464.

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