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CSUSM Temecula Grand Opening Celebration

CSUSM Temecula Grand Opening CelebrationOn Monday, March 9, nearly 100 individuals attended the official ribbon cutting of Cal State San Marcos Temecula at the Paul Goldring Garrett Institute for Higher Learning, including President Karen S. Haynes and City of Temecula officials Mayor Maryann Edwards, Councilman Michael Naggar, and Councilman Chuck Washington.During her speech, President Haynes proclaimed, "Today's formal ribbon-cutting ceremony makes it official: Temecula is a university town!" Currently, 54 nursing students attend classes at the center, which was opened for classes in spring.At the President's Report to the Community in February, the City of Temecula was honored with CSUSM's Annual Community Engagement Award for their efforts in founding the off center branch.  Councilman Washington summed up the spirit of this remarkable venture when he said, "We want to be a university town. We like what that says about us!" And he added, "Cal State San Marcos is not just our partner - you are our soul mate!"The ribbon cutting was proceeded with a reception and tours of the facility's classrooms.(Left to right) Maryann Edwards, mayor of the City of Temecula; Mike Naggar, City of Temecula councilman; Chuck Washington, City of Temecula councilman; President Karen Haynes; Rich Ellis, chief operating officer, Southwest Healthcare System; Crash; Jeff Comerchero, City of Temecula mayor pro-tem; Ron Roberts, City of Temecula councilman; and Stephen King, chief operating officer of the Garrett Group