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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Easter and beyond

Anne Hansen

We move quickly from our major religious holidays each year. It’s not intentional. Life hurries along and as soon as the sun sets on one holiday the next is being touted by merchants looking to sell us whatever the next big day brings. To remain in the spirit of the religious holiday — in this case Easter — takes deliberate intention.

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April 25, 2015

  • Saturday, April 25

    Super Groovy 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m., Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys. Sponsored by St. Euphrasia School, this year’s “Super Groovy” theme celebrates the school’s 50th anniversary of its founding in 1964 and serves as a tribute to that nostalgic era of peace and love — the 60’s. At the finish line, all runners and walkers will be puffed with clouds of psychodelic color. Registration $25-$40. For more information, contact Susie Sempelsz, (818) 488-1598. info@knights5k.org.

    5th Annual Car Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Junipero Serra High School, 14830 S Van Ness Ave., Gardena. Featuring classics, hot rods, and muscle cars as well as food, music, vendors and raffles. (310) 324-6675. la-serrahs.org.

    Challenge Weekend for Men, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Povorello Retreat House, 1519 Woodworth St., San Fernando. Presented by St. John Eudes and Our Lady of Grace Men’s Fellowships. Men will not board overnight; lunch is provided both days. $90 or donation. Register at knowingweekend.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Fred Perez, (818) 749-5126.

    First Annual Sacred Heart High School Gala, 5 p.m., Los Angeles City College New Student Activities Center, 855 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Proceeds from the event, themed “United to Empower,” will benefit the Comet Scholarship Fund.



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