Political Science Professor Peter Mathews Interviewed by Thom Hartmann

#Motivating | Political Science Professor Peter Mathews is among Cypress faculty contributing to their educational fields outside of the classroom. A frequent commentator on local, national and international media (including the BBC), Professor Mathews was presented with the 2015 Cypress College Charger Award for his community engagement. Recently, Professor Mathews was interviewed on the Thom Hartmann Show as part of “Conversations With Great Minds” on The Big Picture (via the RT network). 


In an hour-long interview Professor Mathews spoke to his recently published book Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream For All. Campaign finance reform, international diplomacy, and the 2016 Presidential election were also topics of discussion. You can view the feature on YouTube here. For more on Profesor Mathews, view his personal website.

Cypress College hosted its 48th Commencement on Friday, May 22, 2015. A total of 1,041 students earned 1,151 associate's degrees as members of the Class of 2015. In addition, 938 occupational certificates were awarded. Two-Thirds of the graduating class, 670 students, earned transfer certification into California's public university system. The Class of 2015 had 259 members graduating with honors and another 65 graduating with high honors. More information is available in the "graduation Central" section of the College website at: http://news.cypresscollege.edu.
Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson presents Political Science Professor Peter Mathews with the 2015 Charger Award for excellence above and beyond the bounds of the classroom. 

Nationally, Cypress College is recognized for its premier faculty and their excellent classroom instruction. Professor Mathews and master faculty like him have helped the College attain several very notable recent recognitions.

In 2015-16 these include:

#1 in the U.S. | Top Toyota T-TEN Auto-Tech Program in the Nation.
#2 in C.A. | Top Two ESL & Basic Skills English Programs in California.
#3 in C.A. | Ranked Top Three California Community Colleges (Schools.com)
#3 in the Region | Ranked Top Three in Greater Los Angeles & Orange County for Student Transfer and Graduation Rates (EdSmart.org)
15 of 113 | California Community Colleges piloting a Bachelor’s Degree (Mortuary Science)
#17 in the U.S. | National Ranking on MTV-U’s website “Rate-My-Professor”
Top National Licensure Exam Pass Rates | Perfect state licensure pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen; Diagnostic Medical Sonography (OB/Gyn); Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Physics; and Mortuary Science: Sciences. 90+% state licensure exam pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Assisting; Mortuary Science (Arts); Radiology Technology. And 85%+ state licensure rates for students in: Health Information Technology; Nursing; and Psychiatric Technology.
2/3ds of the Class of 2015 qualified for transfer to a UC or CSU institution.

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