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Life is a marathon


Life is a marathon

Governet president Mark Svorinic gave the graduates of Pima Medical School some great advice last month. He reminded them of the importance of having a team in this marathon of life:

You will find the encouragement, motivation, truth and perspective that your team brings invaluable. Your team will help keep you focused, honest and, at times, humble.
— Mark Svorinic, Governet president

In treating life as a marathon, Mark encouraged the graduates to build their team, set mile markers, not get discouraged by “uphill” trials and use the flat-road times to refocus. What great advice for all of us.

Thank you, Mark!

Governet’s president delivers commencement speech at Pima Medical Institute

Mark Svorinic, Governet president

Mark Svorinic, Governet president

Mark Svorinic, president of Governet, a web-based company that creates and implements curriculum and program management software for colleges and universities around the world, encouraged graduates from Pima Medical Institute’s Mesa, Ariz. campus to build their team during a recent graduation ceremony in Phoenix.

“You will find the encouragement, motivation, truth and perspective that your team brings invaluable,” Mr. Svorinic told the 300 graduates. “Your team will help keep you focused, honest and, at times, humble.”

The graduation was held at the Chandler Center for the Arts, outside of Phoenix.

Founded in 1972, Pima Medical Institute is a medical career college with 15 campuses across the western United States. Pima prepares its students for the quickly growing healthcare industry in several fields of study. It’s the largest independently owned, private allied health school in the U.S. and is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

In his speech, Mr. Svorinic, who has more than 25 years of experience in educational technology, compared life to a marathon and encouraged the graduates to set mile markers, to not get discouraged by “uphill” trials and to use the flat-road times to refocus.

Mr. Svorinic earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business education from the University of Arizona and his master’s degree in learning and instructional technology from Arizona State University.


Governet is a curriculum management systems innovator that helps colleges and universities totally automate the curriculum process: planning, approving and publishing. Through a network of individual institutions and statewide college/university systems, Governet is guiding the development of best practices standards for curriculum databases, workflow and the dissemination of curriculum information to a worldwide community of students and educators. For more information, call 208-522-1225 or visit




Golf Tournament aims to raise $75,000 for local teachers

Publicity on Noozhawk.

Renee Grubb of Village Properties Realtors is chairing the 4th Annual Teacher’s Fund Golf Tournament, fundraiser benefiting the Teacher’s Fund.

Founded in 2002, the Teacher’s Fund helps support local public and private K-12 school teachers buy specifically-requested supplies, materials, equipment and special projects that each teacher needs to benefit their classroom.

Ms. Grubb said she hopes the golf tournament will raise $75,000 for the nonprofit.



Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra comes home to Lobero Theatre

Publicity in CASA MagazineMontecito JournalSanta Barbara Family LifeSanta Barbara News-Press, and Santa Barbara News-Press Scene Magazine.

The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, a critically-acclaimed chamber orchestra that has performed well-known classical repertoire and hosted world-class soloists since 1978, will return to its home in the Lobero Theatre after the theatre underwent almost a year of renovations.

The Lobero Homecoming Celebration Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20 at the Lobero Theatre on the corner of Anacapa and Canon Perdido streets.

Music Director and conductor Heiichiro Ohyama will lead the chamber orchestra in Mozart’s last symphony, Symphony 41 “Jupiter” K551 in C Major, followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” Op. 55.