Saint Martin’s to host SOCAD Workshop

February 5, 2010

Lacey, Washington — On Tuesday, March 2, Saint Martin’s University will host a Service members Opportunity Colleges – Army Department (SOCAD) workshop at the University’s Norman Worthington Conference Center. The one-day workshop will discuss elements of degree networks, outreach, recruiting, and “after service” opportunities. The workshop will be limited to 70 institutional attendees so advance registration is recommended.

There will be representatives from many local academic institutions, including Saint Martin’s University, Brandman University, Pierce College, Central Texas College, Troy University, Pacific Lutheran University, South Puget Sound Community College, University of Washington, and other SOC institutions from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, as well as education staff from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other local military installations.

“As a member of the SOCAD Advisory Committee, I am provided ample opportunity by senior Army Education and SOC leadership to discuss, advise, and suggest changes to SOC, SOCAD, Army Continuing Education System, and GoArmyED policies benefiting our Soldier-Scholars,” says Cruz Arroyo, Saint Martin’s director of extension campuses. “At this March event every attendee will have the same opportunity for providing enhancing academic ideas in support of active duty, Reserve, and National Guard students who continue to seek education goals while serving our nation.”

For more information or to sign up for this workshop, please contact Judith Loomer, SOCAD Project Director, at or Cruz Arroyo, Saint Martin’s director of extension campuses, at

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of communications & marketing
Saint Martin’s University