Linda Kurokawa, director of community education and workforce development at MiraCosta College, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Community & Continuing Education. Kurokawa was recognized for being a mentor and role model for others in their field. She received kudos for starting
MiraCosta’s Technology Career Institute
for job training. She was also recognized for starting a program called College for Kids at Palomar College, and later expanding the program at MiraCosta, for youths to come onto the college campus in the summer and take academically challenging classes.