Speaker's Bureau

About the Speaker's Bureau

MiraCosta College has established the Speaker's Bureau as a free resource to the communities served by the college: Oceanside, Carlsbad, La Costa, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Carmel Valley. MiraCosta College’s outstanding faculty and staff will share with North County audiences their scholarly pursuits, professional expertise and personal interests and experiences.

In addition to speakers listed here, other staff members and administrators are available to speak about college programs.

How do I schedule a speaker?

All speakers are scheduled through MiraCosta College’s Public Information Office. Requests may be made by contacting Lorie Nolte at lnolte@miracosta.edu. It’s helpful if you have a first, second and even a third choice in case your first choice is unavailable when you need him/her. It’s also helpful if you can be flexible with dates and times for your program. Please make arrangements at least four weeks ahead of your program date. When you make a request, you’ll need to provide the following information:

A note on speaker availability

Faculty and staff who participate in the MiraCosta College Speaker's Bureau do so on a volunteer basis. If you learn your choice of speakers is unavailable, check out the list for other interesting options. Faculty speakers are often not available during the summer months.

Still have questions?

Please email Lorie Nolte at lnolte@miracosta.edu.

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List of Speakers

Eric Bishop
Theatre Arts Instructor

Larry Burns
EOPS/CalWORKs Counselor

Jonathan Cole
Physics Instructor

Patrick Connolly
Lead Instructor, Administration of Justice

Trisha Hanada-Rogers
Dance Program Director and Instructor

Yoshimi Hayashi
Art Instructor

Jose Jara
English Instructor

Keith Meldahl
Geology and Oceanography Instructor

Lynne Miller
Anthropology Instructor

Jane Mushinsky
English Instructor

Arline Paa
Retired Nurse Associate

Edward Pohlert
Director of Retention Services

Richard Robertson
Vice President of Student Services

Aubrey Kuan Roderick
Chinese Instructor/Chinese Club Adviser

Bruce St. Gean
Associate Faculty in Geography

Mia Scavone
Coordinator, Institute for International Perspectives

Denise Stephenson
Writing Center Faculty Director

John Turbeville
Geology and Oceanography Instructor

Sheri Wright
Human Resources Director

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List of Topics

ART

BUSINESS, CAREERS

COMMUNICATION

COMMUNITY, ENVIRONMENT

EDUCATION, LEARNING

HEALTH, MEDICAL

HISTORY, WORLD CULTURES

LITERATURE

MIRACOSTA COLLEGE

PERFORMANCE

POLITICAL, CIVIC ISSUES

SAFETY/CRIME-RELATED TOPICS

SCIENCE

THEATRE

TRAVEL

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