“Hospitality & Tourism amid COVID-19 Reopening and Recovery in the Coachella Valley” will be the focus of the program at 2 p.m. It will be presented on Zoom.
Kelly Schoenfeld and Brian Esser were out singing karaoke one night about five years ago when they decided to start what is now ESC Medical Billing. That resulted in a second business, Lightning MD, that launched in February.
As the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed large gatherings of any kind, Lacey Kendall saw a need to help local churches stream their services. With technology she and three friends developed, Kendall is seeking to help three historic Black churches in Riverside and San Bernardino counties go virtual.
The Regional Access Project Foundation grant will be used to purchase much-needed supplies for the street medicine team to use in the field while providing healthcare services to the homeless and unsheltered populations in the Coachella Valley.
The online program, offered with the instruction of faculty in hospitality and business management, will run from Oct. 6 -March 25.
The formal kick-off at the Palm Desert Campus for the 2020-21 academic year took place on Aug. 27. CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales, now entering his ninth year leading the university, delivered the keynote address.
The Verizon Foundation grant will support the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Street Medicine program and will be used to purchase and loan laptops to students during the pandemic.
Sean Kim joins the program as an assistant professor. Kim will teach Sports, Entertainment and Hospitality Marketing and Principles of Marketing.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a program designed for adults 50 and older who want to experience learning for the fun of it.