December 2010

East County college district keeps record intact of multiple clean audits
12/20/2010 - It happens with such regularity that it seems almost routine. But those in the number-crunching business are quick to point out that the top marks that Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District received this month from auditors for the seventh consecutive year are not to be taken for granted.

Bill Garrett returns as Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board president in 2011
12/16/2010 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board has selected Bill Garrett for an unprecedented fourth term as board president. His first official action at Tuesday night’s meeting was to swear in re-elected trustee Greg Barr and new trustees Edwin Hiel and Debbie Justeson.

November 2010

Veteran Grossmont College administrator fills new post as college district’s senior dean
11/29/2010 - Jerry Buckley can now put away one of the two hats he’s been wearing for the past year as both a Grossmont College dean and a district administrator.

Free training program in green building and sustainable energy practices
11/18/2010 - Cuyamaca College and three other community colleges will be providing free classes and hands-on work experience in green building and sustainable energy to 360 students through a training program funded by San Diego Workforce Partnership

College district bids a fond farewell to trustees Rick Alexander and Deanna Weeks
11/17/2010 - Two departing Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board trustees who helped oversee the transformation of the Grossmont and Cuyamaca College campuses were honored Tuesday for their years of service to the district.

Wendy Stewart named new Grossmont College dean
11/09/2010 - Outside of her professional career in higher education, Wendy Stewart is a self-taught songwriter and musician who dreams of turning on the radio one day to hear one of her pieces being performed by a famous recording artist.

College district account technician lauded for helping students afford higher education
11/08/2010 - Math is a great divider of people. Either you are a numbers person, or you’re not.

Companies that transformed Grossmont and Cuyamaca College campuses are honored at event
11/05/2010 - With construction finishing on 14 projects at Grossmont and Cuyamaca College, leaders of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District recently took time to honor the architects, engineers and contractors who led the work to transform the two East County campuses.

Free green technology classes offered to unemployed at Cuyamaca College
11/03/2010 - If you’re out of a job and looking to go green in your next career, check out the free classes being offered at Cuyamaca College.

Julianna Barnes new VP at Cuyamaca College
11/02/2010 - Julianna Barnes, who began her new job Monday as vice president of student services at Cuyamaca College, is not the sort to take things lying down.

Chemistry technician keeping storage area ship-shape
11/02/2010 - Melissa Chandler, a chemistry technician at Cuyamaca College, remembers the first time she walked into the large stockroom for the chemistry labs she oversees.

October 2010

New members and leadership in place for GCCCD Proposition R oversight committee
10/22/2010 - Changes are in store for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Citizens Bond Oversight Committee.

First-year students make the transition to college with Cuyamaca Link
10/18/2010 - Even before they started attending Cuyamaca College this fall, about 450 students from five East County high schools got help in making the transition to college through a program known as Cuyamaca Link.

Technology talk creates bonds between Dutch and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District educators
10/13/2010 - group of 36 educators from the Netherlands who traveled 5,600 miles to Cuyamaca College this week to hear about innovations in education agreed that technology is changing the way people around the world are being taught.

Kerry Kilber Named Grossmont College Dean
10/12/2010 - Kerry Kilber has been named dean of learning resources and technology at Grossmont College. Kilber comes to the district from the University of San Diego, where she served as the director of a Web-based master’s degree program in supply chain management in the college of business administration.

Cuyamaca College offers free green training to unemployed and underemployed workers
10/05/2010 - Out of work and looking for a way to prepare for a new career? Cuyamaca College is offering free courses in landscape irrigation management and water use efficiency as part of the Rancho San Diego college’s Gateway to Green Water program.

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Applauds Governor Schwarzenegger for signing SB 1440
10/04/2010 - Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Applauds Governor Schwarzenegger for signing SB 1440The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District applauds Governor Schwarzenegger for signing SB 1440, the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (STAR) said Chancellor Cindy Miles.

San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges celebrate improved pathway for community college students
10/04/2010 - The San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA) sent their congratulations to Governor Schwarzenegger, California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott, California State University Chancellor Charles Reed and Senator Alex Padilla today as they joined together in Los Angeles for a ceremonial signing of the historic transfer bill, SB 1440 (Padilla), the Student Transfer and Achievement Reform Act (STAR Act).


September 2010

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District forced to borrow $5 million a month
09/29/2010 - The continued lack of a state budget has hit home in the East County as the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District runs short of revenues to make payroll. The September payment owed by the state is one of the largest of the year and its delay has forced the district to borrow $5 million from restricted funds.

Grossmont College marks opening of new health and sciences complex
09/17/2010 - An impressive array of demonstrations of everything from high-tech mannequins filling in as faux patients to a mock crime scene replete with a murder “victim” slumped over a living room sofa capped the grand opening Friday of Grossmont College’s new health and sciences complex, almost two years to the day after a groundbreaking ceremony at what was then little more than a large dirt lot.

Robert Garber interim Cuyamaca College president
09/07/2010 - Robert Garber, a 33-year veteran of California community colleges, has accepted a one-year appointment as interim president of Cuyamaca College. Garber, who retired in 2009 as president of Los Angeles Pierce College, returned to work in August, first as interim vice president of student services for Cuyamaca College and now as Cuyamaca College interim president.

August 2010

Steinback Named New VP of Instruction at Cuyamaca College
08/30/2010 - Following an extensive national search, Robin L. Steinback, Ph.D., has been appointed vice president of instruction at Cuyamaca College.

California Community Colleges chancellor: budget cuts a ‘tragedy’
08/27/2010 - Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Chancellor Cindy Miles welcomed California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott to Cuyamaca College Thursday for a candid discussion with the region’s community college and business leaders on topics ranging from the budget crisis to a bill just passed that smooths the transition from the two-year campuses to state universities.

Museum Presents Hieroglyphs Workshop
08/18/2010 - The Heritage of the Americas Museum on the campus of Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California, offers a special program including both a hieroglyphs workshop and an extended tour of Egypt where students will practice their new skills, reading the ancient writing they find on museum artifacts, or in temples and tombs. Participants may attend the workshop or the tour, or both.

Barbara Blanchard Named VP of Academic Affairs
08/10/2010 - Barbara Blanchard has been named vice president of academic affairs at Grossmont College. Blanchard comes to Grossmont College from American River College, one of four colleges in the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, Calif.

Grossmont College new nursing simulation labs
08/05/2010 - Vanessa Cordova, newly hired nurse at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, quickly assesses the situation. A 46-year-old patient, J. Smith, had been admitted after collapsing at home and losing consciousness. A heart patient, Smith is hooked up to a monitor, looking pale, but otherwise resting calmly while Cordova, the incoming day nurse, begins her morning assessment, studying his medical chart and taking his blood pressure. Also in the room are Smith’s wife, a second nurse and a certified nurse’s assistant, who is busy cleaning the patient and readying him for breakfast.

July 2010

Steve Baker named Grossmont College dean
07/20/2010 - Steve Baker has been named dean of the department of arts, languages and communication at Grossmont College. Baker began his career with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District as a music instructor in 1985, and has taught at both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges. At Grossmont, he was music department chair and interim dean before his latest appointment.

June 2010

Change in leadership at Cuyamaca College
06/29/2010 - Dr. Stuart Savin, currently out on medical leave, will be returning to Pennsylvania with his family and, as of July 1, will no longer serve as president of Cuyamaca College.

Tim Flood named Grossmont College VP of Administrative Services
06/21/2010 - Upon approval of the Governing Board, Tim Flood has been named Vice President, Administrative Services at Grossmont College.

Statewide Funding Cuts Force Severe Summer Course Reductions
06/17/2010 - Higher education funding cuts due to the California state budget crisis have forced the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District to severely reduce summer course sections, despite increased demands for classes as students retrain for new careers and complete general education requirements to transfer to four-year universities and colleges.

April 2010

Vacancies on GCCCD’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
04/19/2010 - With three seats on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Citizens Bond Oversight Committee to be filled in July, civic-minded East County residents are invited to apply for the openings by the May 27, 2010 deadline.

March 2010

Cuyamaca College instructor one of four in the state to win community colleges’ highest teaching award
03/02/2010 - Cuyamaca College music instructor Pat Setzer, a key player in the planning and construction of a performing arts complex inside the campus’ sprawling $45 million communication arts center, is one of four community college faculty members statewide to receive the 2010 Hayward Award for Excellence in Education.

February 2010

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board begins another year tackling tough budget
02/10/2010 - he Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board has unanimously re-elected Bill Garrett board president, Deanna Weeks board vice president, and Greg Barr board clerk for 2010.

High-tech Cuyamaca College Business & Technology Building greets students for new semester
02/04/2010 - Students back at Cuyamaca College for the start of spring semester are welcoming the campus’ fourth new building in less than three years, this time a $28 million business and technology facility housing some of the college’s most popular programs.


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