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Who’s News: 5/21/21


Twenty-three pallets of pet food and supplies arrived at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza St., Encinitas and were distributed free May 12 to qualified pet rescue groups. This pet food and other products from are donated through Rescue Bank. In addition to the pallets food and kitty litter, the giveaway included dog crates, ramps, doggie doors, baby gates, bird seed, rabbit hay and horse food. Rancho Coastal Humane Society paid all shipping costs.


• Joshua Shoemaker of Carlsbad graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln May 7.

• Manuel Sanchez of San Diego has graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

• Rylee Skachenko of Oceanside graduated from McKendree University with a BBA degree in management.

• Sarah Wuthrich of Encinitas earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University, Nebraska.


• Blake Seits of the Cal State San Marcos men’s basketball team was named to the 2020-21 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District first team May 6.

• Akayla Hackson of the Cal State San Marcos women’s basketball team was named to the 2020-21 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District first team May 7.

• Gabrielle Russell of Oceanside has been named to Chadron State College’s Spring 2021 President’s List.

• James Annibale of Encinitas, James Burdge of Rancho Santa Fe and Kendal Cliburn, Paige Hokunson and Rachel Rossenfeld, all of Carlsbad, were named to the dean’s list at Belmont University for the Spring 2021 semester.


The Cal State San Marcos College of Business Administration achieved accreditation in April by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, joining the top 5% of business schools in the world.


Del Mar resident Daniel Aizenman has been applying the tools of science, education and conservation to become a leader in the conservation community. In May 2021, Aizenman concluded his master’s course of study with a Master of Arts in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly.


The Switchfoot Bro-Am Foundation and Feeding San Diego came together May 15 to volunteer at Feeding San Diego’s free food distribution at California State University San Marcos. The event was in preparation for the virtual Switchfoot Bro-Am event in June.


Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s board of directors has selected Laura Pitts to serve as its new chief executive officer. Pitts joined the foundation in 2019 as director of operations and educational programs and for the past six months has served as interim CEO.


Promises2Kids will be hosting a campaign alongside 23 local restaurants to help support children in foster care. This campaign, Foodies 4 Foster Kids, runs throughout the month of May. For participating restaurants, visit


Dr. Chris Hoolihan will host the grand opening of Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital of Oceanside, from noon to 4 p.m. May 22 at 215 S. Coast Highway, Ste. 101, Oceanside. A resident of North County, Hoolihan previously owned Pacific Beach Veterinary Clinic and is fulfilling his dream of opening a clinic in North County. The hospital is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Saturday and Sunday). For more information, visit