Welcome to Bernie's Spring Bash

Welcome to Bernie's Spring Bash

Together we continue to help students!

Graphically created students with COVID masks on hold a big Thank You sign

Why did Bernie's Spring Bash go Virtual?

Because students need our help now more than ever! The DMC Foundation’s virtual fundraising efforts through “Bernie’s Spring Bash” has successfully raised money for the Student Emergency Aid Fund.

Through the generosity of 113 individuals, businesses and other foundations, “Bernie’s Spring Bash” raised a little over $153,000 to date.

The Foundation has awarded over $112,780 of those funds to 214 DMC students, and more awards are in progress.

"Three million students drop out of college every year for financial reasons due to a time-sensitive crisis of less than $500. For many students, a relatively small expense can force a difficult decision about whether to stay enrolled in college. Thanks to the financial generosity of our community, including many college employees, the Foundation's Student Emergency Aid Fund is helping many of our students stay enrolled and graduate on-time." - Matthew Busby,CFRE, Director of Development

Students continue to need help during this unprecedented time of vulnerability and crisis. You can still donate here.

Please continue to enjoy our “online party with purpose!” It is still a rewarding virtual fundraiser featuring videos highlighting DMC faculty and staff expertise and talent including music performances, yoga sessions, work-at-home tips, a downloadable Valdar the Viking coloring book, healthy snack activities with children and more.

Thank you to Bernie's sponsors whose donations are helping students now.

Bernie's Spring Bash: enjoy your stay!

Image of Mayela, DMCF Emergency Aid recipient Mayela received emergency aid, allowing her to stay in school. Click for Mayela's Story
Mary C. McQueen, CFRE, FCEP, Executive Director, DMC Foundation A message from Executive Director, Mary McQueen, CFRE, FCEP Click for Mary's Message
Bernie's Virtual Spring Bash Logo
Busy mom studying, holding a child, at the laundromat

Vikings in Crisis: Del Mar students struggle with basic needs

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Valdar, DMC Mascot, as a printable coloring image. Click the link to download a PDF coloring book of Valdar.

Printable Coloring Pages of Valdar the Viking mascot.

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Kinesiology Professor Shawnee Bonnette sits poised to demonstrate some light morning yoga.

Start your day with Kinesiology Professor Shawnee Bonnette's 10-min. yoga stretch.

Click to Relax
Todd Ehle, Professor of Music, plays fiddle

Traditional Irish Fiddle Tunes by Todd Ehle, Professor of Music

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Leticia Wilson, Director of Advising Initiatives, poses in traditional African attire

Working from home? Best Practices from Leticia Wilson, Director of Advising Initiatives

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Dr. David Sutanto, Professor of Music, sits at his piano.

Dr. David Sutanto, Music Prof, performs "I Got Rhythm" by G Gershwin and E Wild.

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A Mission to Help Students

Del Mar College offers students many types of support, including academic, financial and mental health services. Lead Counselor Rita Hernandez is on the frontline and shares this eye-opening message.

Kinesiology Professor Shawnee Bonnette poses and says learn 8 simple poses in 3 minutes

Learn 8 simple yoga poses in 3 minutes or less in this video by Kinesiology Professor Shawnee Bonnette.

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Dr. Donald Pinson, Associate Professor of Music, performs all four parts of Blue Skies using multiple videos and playing all four parts.

Selfie Quartet: Dr. Donald Pinson, Associate Professor of Music, performs all four parts of "Blue Skies."

Enjoy Now
Susan Jean Sturman, Professor of Cello, performs with her cello

Beautiful strings: Susan Jean Sturman, Professor of Cello, performs "Salut d'Amour."

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DMC Counseling Center Logo

Did you know DMC students may visit the Counseling Center FREE of charge? - DMC Lead Counselor, Rita Hernandez

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During COVID-19, Associate Professor of Child Development Benita Flores-Muñoz is using video to share a recipe, story and lessons learned through cooking experiences with her students.

Benita Flores-Muñoz, Asst. Prof. of Child Dev/Early Childhood, uses video to teach during COVID-19

See Benita in Action
Lead Counselor Rita Hernandez shares how having hope helps everyone.

Hope Dealers: Having hope is a top indicator of academic success for students. This will challenge all be "hope dealers."

Learn About Hope
Corporate Services Facebook Live

FREE workplace training from DMC Corporate Services - replay on demand & Thursdays at 1PM.

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Portion of black and white student drawing from Art program's National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

Take a virtual tour of the Art program's National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show.

View the Art
Several of the students in the DMC Guitar Ensemble still image from a Zoom virtual performance

Time to relax with DMC Classical Guitar Ensemble's rendition of "Toccata."

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Professor Gene Power holds a foam "roller" fitness workout tool.

Foam roller techniques to enhance workouts with Professor Gene Power, Kinesiology.

Get Rollin'
Professor Gene Power holds a massage stick fitness workout tool.

Kinesiology prof Gene Power explains benefits of massage stick on soft tissue.

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Engaged and smiling woman is at her laptop and participating in a virtual meeting.

Best practices when attending a meeting online: Mike Jones, Speech professor.

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Thank you to our Sponsors

Bernie's Spring Bash Sponsors Logos: Fulton Coastcon Contractors, Harrison's Landing, AGCM a professional project management firm, Port of Corpus Christi, NAACP, NavyArmy Community Credit Union, NuStar Energy, Rabalais Instrument and Electrical Constructors, and the Texas Book Company.

You are making history with your generous support of our community during a crisis unlike any we have faced before!

Page last updated July 29, 2020.