December 2013

College district offers lighting systems training program
12/20/2013 - With help from San Diego Gas and Electric, the Continuing Education and Workforce Training program based at Cuyamaca College is offering free training for installing and maintaining energy-efficient lighting systems.

Grossmont Colleges nurses pinned
12/20/2013 - Thirty Grossmont College nursing students were welcomed into the profession in a traditional pinning ceremony on December 11, as efforts are underway in California to allow community colleges to grant four-year degrees in high-demand workforce fields such as nursing.

Governing Board officers elected for 2014
12/11/2013 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board has unanimously selected Bill Garrett to serve a seventh straight year as president, while Edwin Hiel and Debbie Justeson were re-elected to serve their second terms as fellow board officers for 2014.

Cuyamaca College holds bone marrow drive for automotive instructor
12/09/2013 - It was his conquest over cancer the first time around and a changed perspective that led longtime mechanic Jake Konen to a new career teaching at Cuyamaca College. Four years after he beat non-Hodgkins lymphoma, cancer has returned to wage another war, this time in the form of acute leukemia. And Konen is determined to once again prevail.

Therapy dogs ease stress of finals at Grossmont College
12/05/2013 - Therapy Dogs Muddy and Kimo and their canine friends made their temporary homes outside the Grossmont College Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Their missions--which they joyfully performed -- were to help reduce stress among students preparing for their final examinations.

Cuyamaca's Winter Wonder Jam takes on new groove
12/05/2013 - If home-grown music is your thing, then the place to be this Friday night is the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater, the venue for the always eclectic and entertaining Winter Wonder Jam, produced by students in the college’s Music Industry program.

November 2013

Winter break classes return after 4-year hiatus
11/25/2013 - Registration is now open for the first winter session – or intersession -- classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges since 2009. Registration is also now open for spring 2014 classes, which start Jan 27. Registration is now open for the first winter

College district joins county's Live Well San Diego network
11/22/2013 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board voted this week to join San Diego County’s “Live Well San Diego” campaign, part of the district’s commitment to supporting the health and wellness of the campus communities at the two East County colleges.

Cuyamaca student statewide model of transfer program's success
11/22/2013 - Cuyamaca College alumna and now San Diego State University student Maria Brown is the shining example that the state Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office points to when talking about the success of the new streamlined program developed by the state’s community college and university systems that now offers 1,000 associate degrees for transfer.

Cuyamaca College wins green leadership award
11/20/2013 - Cuyamaca College has been honored with a statewide award for its long-term commitment to keeping students at the forefront of the green movement. The Rancho San Diego college was one of five community colleges across the state to receive a leadership award this month at a conference in Pasadena that brought together green-industry leaders and educators to focus on ways that two-year colleges have embraced the sustainability revolution.

Cuyamaca College to enforce restrictions on use of nature preserve
11/18/2013 - Cuyamaca College has begun to enforce restrictions on use of a nature preserve at the Rancho San Diego campus that has been a popular – but illegal – spot for young bike riders.

Nonprofit Stoney's Kids donates $10,000 to assist former foster youth
11/06/2013 - With its motto, “It’s all about the kids,” the nonprofit charitable organization Stoney’s Kids donated $10,000 Wednesday to benefit former foster youth now attending Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.

Colleges plan host of Veterans' Week activities
11/04/2013 - In commemoration of Veterans Day, Nov 11, both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges plan a number of activities between Monday, Nov. 4, and Thursday, Nov. 8. The Veterans Week programs are presented by the Student Veteran Organization at each campus, with support from student government and the student affairs offices. All events are open to the public.

October 2013

Wheelchair basketball athletes wow able-bodied players
10/30/2013 - Eye-opening as it is exciting, the 16th annual Cuyamaca College Wheelchair Basketball Game on Wednesday delivered in its mission to showcase the athleticism of league-competition players, whose dedication to the sport is obvious, from the cost of the customized chairs to the hours they spend every week finessing the finer points of the game.

Wheelchair basketball game at Cuyamaca College open to all
10/28/2013 - Eye-opening as it is exciting, the 16th annual Cuyamaca College Wheelchair Basketball Game is set for noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Cuyamaca College gym as part of the college’s annual commemoration of National Disabilities Awareness Month.

Three new appointees to GCCCD Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
10/25/2013 - Two volunteers with previous citizens’ bond oversight committee experience and a longtime electrical contractor are the newest members of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District CBOC.

Sheriff's Department passes key test in arrest at Grossmont College
10/24/2013 - The arrest of a man on Tuesday suspected of attacking a woman in the Grossmont College parking garage showed the value of the Sheriff's Department in ensuring safety at the East County colleges.

Mexican consulate awards scholarships to 15 students
10/24/2013 - The Mexican consulate has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 15 Grossmont and Cuyamaca college students of Mexican descent, marking the East County college district’s first year of involvement in the program seeking to help elevate the educational level of Latinos in the United States.

Zack Gianino sworn in as Grossmont College student trustee
10/16/2013 - Zack Gianino was sworn in Tuesday, October 15, as the new student trustee for Grossmont College.

Public invited to join Cuyamaca in earth-friendly projects
10/14/2013 - For the Saturday gardener or community volunteer, Cuyamaca College is hosting a pair of events that will score you some points with Mother Nature and answer the call of community service.

New VP of student services at Cuyamaca College
10/03/2013 - Scott Thayer, Cuyamaca College’s new vice president of student services, is as passionate about helping students succeed as he is about sports. And that’s saying a lot. A three-sport letterman in high school in Minneapolis, Minn., Thayer was also a standout athlete at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn., where he was a regional MVP baseball player and football competitor. A baseball scholarship paid his way through Rollins College, a private school in Winter Park, Fla., where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology.

September 2013

Helping students a career dream of new associate vice chancellor
09/27/2013 - Santee native John Valencia, who’s returned to his East County roots to start a new, top-level job at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, describes his post as fundamentally helping students. He chuckles over his lengthy job title: associate vice chancellor of Advancement and Communications and CEO of the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges.

Creative new inroads earn chancellor Pacesetter award
09/26/2013 - Cindy L. Miles, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, has been recognized by a national organization of community college marketing professionals for her leadership in communications and advancement of the East County college district.

New vice chancellor of human resources begins post
09/25/2013 - Marsha Edwards, a 22-year veteran in her field, has started her new post as vice chancellor for human resources for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Edwards, who was born in Oregon and spent much of her life there, said she was intrigued by the job posting for the top human resources job at the East County college district.

GM-sponsored automotive tech class back in gear at Cuyamaca College
09/23/2013 - Cuyamaca College students with ambitions of well-paying jobs in the automotive service industry have reason to celebrate. Local General Motors and ACDelco service centers are once again partnering with Cuyamaca College to sponsor a highly-regarded training program that alternates classroom instruction on automotive repair with on-the-job training.

Scholarships available for Mexican students
09/18/2013 - Students who are from Mexico or are of Mexican descent are eligible for an immediate $500-per-semester scholarship available through the Scholarship Offices at both Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College.

Grossmont College Fall Reading Series offers mix of veteran, emerging authors
09/17/2013 - The Grossmont College community will be treated to a variety of literary events during the college’s Fall 2013 Reading Series to be held on campus throughout the semester. The Reading Series, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, will feature award-winning authors as well as showcase talent from the campus and the community.

Colleges celebrating Constitution Week with public events
09/16/2013 - In celebration of Constitution Week Sept. 17-23, both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have set up events to commemorate this cornerstone document that is the foundation of America’s legal system.

College district: Budget picture rosier, but funding still below par
09/12/2013 - The $126 million 2013-2014 general budget approved Tuesday by the Governing Board of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District represents a far rosier budget picture than a year ago, but district officials are quick to point out that they are just beginning to restore course offerings and student enrollment losses resulting from four years of state funding cuts.

Personal memories spring from colleges' 9/11 ceremonies
09/12/2013 - With a vow to never forget the sacrifices made and the lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Cuyamaca College on Wednesday held a ceremony and display of 2,977 small flags on the campus’ Grand Lawn, each representing a victim of the fateful day when two planes hit the Twin Towers in New York City, and when two other commandeered planes crashed – one into the Pentagon and another into a field in Shanksville, Pa.

Grossmont College awards more than $45,000 in scholarships
09/08/2013 - The motto of Grossmont College, "changing lives through education," was dramatically illustrated Saturday, Sept. 7, at a Scholarship Award Breakfast at which more than $45,000 was distributed to 75 students in awards ranging from $150 to $2,000. Some students won multiple scholarships.

Colleges plan Sept. 11 commemorations
09/06/2013 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are holding public remembrances of the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people and triggered the global war on terror.

Grossmont College ESL instructor Nancy Herzfeld-Pipkin retires
09/03/2013 - Retiring following a 37-year college career as an English and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) faculty member, Prof. Nancy Herzfeld-Pipkin answered unhesitatingly when asked at her Grossmont College retirement party what quality ESL instructors need most. "Compassion," she declared.

August 2013

Intergenerational garden dedicated at Cuyamaca College
08/27/2013 - With the snip of the scissors, an intergenerational garden at Cuyamaca College was officially dedicated Tuesday with a “vine-cutting” ceremony led by county, college and college district officials, who touted the site’s educational and health benefits to East County.

Diversity Dialogues workshop series begins at Cuyamaca College
08/26/2013 - A semester-long workshop series that each year draws hundreds of students at Cuyamaca College and encourages them to embrace diversity kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 4, with a discussion of Chaldean culture and traditions.

Gourmet meals offered at Grossmont College
08/22/2013 - Ahhh! What better way to spend a Thursday evening out than with a gourmet dinner, followed by a concert or a play? The Culinary Arts Department of Grossmont College is collaborating with the Theatre Arts Department and with the Music Department to produce just such experiences on campus.

Cancer survivor's exhibit at Grossmont College Hyde Art Gallery
08/21/2013 - Art instructor Stephanie Bedwell has been sculpting new forms in the two years since she underwent a lumpectomy for breast cancer. Her current exhibit at the Hyde Art Gallery on the Grossmont College campus offers boat forms, woven from various materials, as metaphors for the fragile vessel that is human life. Her exhibit will remain on view through September 12.

College presidents to take the stage to deliver poetry of Edgar Allan Poe
08/20/2013 - The presidents of sister colleges in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District will be among the performers in a pair of staged readings of the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 6, and Saturday, September 7, in Room 220 of Building 26 on the Grossmont College campus.

A garden for the ages takes root at Cuyamaca College
08/20/2013 - The little pumpkins at Cuyamaca College’s Child Development Center and the “Gardening Grannies” who together have been cultivating a garden unlike any in East County will at last be able to share the early fruits of their labor with the community.

Grossmont College library wins "Muslim Journeys" grant
08/16/2013 - The Grossmont College Library will put on its reserve bookshelf this Fall Semester a special collection of 25 books and three films on “Muslim Journeys,” made available through a grant provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Optimism prevails as new semester starts
08/16/2013 - Fall semester begins Aug. 19 on a positive note at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, with additional classes being offered to students as a result of the November 2012 passage of Proposition 30, the tax plan that fortified education after four devastating years of state budget cuts.

Grossmont College professor Chris Hill honored
08/15/2013 - Dr. Chris Hall, geology professor and former president of the Academic Senate who filled in last college year as acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, was honored as Grossmont College's Distinguished Faculty Member of the year at an academic convocation held on the campus Monday, August 12.

Chancellor named one of nation's leading community college CEOs
08/13/2013 - Cindy L. Miles, noted for her innovations in education and her caring leadership style as chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, has been picked as the top chief executive officer for two-year colleges in the nine-state Pacific region by the Association of Community College Trustees.

Free orientation for adults wanting to return to school
08/01/2013 - Grossmont College’s Adult Reentry Program will host “A Daring Adventure,” a free orientation for adults interested in returning to school, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Griffin Gate (Building 60).

July 2013

Free Cuyamaca College classes on selling solar panel systems
07/29/2013 - For those with a knack for sales interested in joining the emerging green workforce, Cuyamaca College is offering a free course on selling solar energy systems. The 36-hour course is provided through the San Diego/Imperial County Environmental Training Center based at Cuyamaca College and will give students a working knowledge of one of the fastest-growing segments of the green-collar industry.

District board approves contract with sheriff's department
07/23/2013 - A contract with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to provide law enforcement for the Grossmont and Cuyamaca college campuses has been unanimously approved by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board.

Law enforcement training at Grossmont College July 16 and 18
07/12/2013 - An active shooter drill by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies will be conducted at Grossmont College on July 16 and July 18.

Updates on Proposition V bond program
07/11/2013 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is gearing up work on the Proposition V bond program, with selection of a program manager and preparations for the first round of bond sales next month.

College district negotiating with San Diego County Sheriff's Department
07/09/2013 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is negotiating a contract with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to provide police services at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, a move that will improve coverage on the two East County campuses and provide access to the department’s specialized units.

Jazz wunderkind Chase Morrin to perform at Cuyamaca College
07/08/2013 - Picture Schroeder hunched over his toy piano, playing Beethoven’s Ninth and you have a pretty accurate image of jazz pianist Chase Morrin as an 8-year-old teaching himself how to compose music on the toy keyboard he got from his parents for Christmas.

New Grossmont College academic vice president
07/03/2013 - Katrina VanderWoude, vice provost at Rochester College in Michigan, has been hired as the vice president for academic affairs at Grossmont College.

June 2013

New student trustees join district governing board
06/20/2013 - Two new student trustees were officially seated this week on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board.

'Salary Surfer' website launched at Grossmont College
06/19/2013 - What is the return on investment for an associate degree or a certificate of completion from one of California’s community colleges? The public can learn the answer to that question for 179 different programs offered at any of California’s 112 community colleges by visiting a new website, http://salarysurfer.cccco.edu/SalarySurfer.aspx and scrolling to the program in question.

Cheers, tears at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges' commencements
06/10/2013 - “We did it, Andrew.” With those simple words, Grossmont College commencement speaker and now graduate Derrick Torrence paid tribute at Wednesday’s graduation ceremony to a son -- also once a Grossmont student -- fatally injured in a motorcycle accident in 2007.

Grossmont College professor to lead statewide Academic Senate
06/05/2013 - Grossmont College math professor Beth Smith has been elected president of the statewide Academic Senate for the 112 community colleges in California.

Variety of new summer classes for community
06/03/2013 - It’s summertime and the learning’s easy. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training division, based at Cuyamaca College, has several new classes from June to August, with fees ranging from free to $95. Most classes are just $45.

May 2013

Cuyamaca College's tree frogs need your vote
05/31/2013 - An innovative project to restore Cuyamaca College’s 47-acre nature preserve and educate high school students about the tree frogs that live there is eligible for a $25,000 prize – if enough people vote online for the project by June 20.


Cuyamaca College staffers lauded for worker excellence
05/30/2013 - Their jobs may be different, but two employees at Cuyamaca College have a shared vision of promoting college and student success, a commitment recently recognized with a quarterly award to outstanding staff. Cynthia “Cyndy” Bourget, instructional media services coordinator, and Linda Haar, the coordinator of the child development center, an on-campus childcare facility and learning lab, were presented the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Chancellor/Classified Senate Award at last week’s district Governing Board meeting.

Record number of degrees and certificates awarded at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
05/28/2013 - – A campaign to improve student success is paying off at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, where more than 1,700 graduates will receive a record number of degrees and certificates at commencements in early June. New programs and services helping students achieve academic goals, along with voters’ approval last fall of a tax plan tempering years of debilitating budget cuts, are credited for the strong numbers.

Grossmont College to present 'family-friendly' season at Stagehouse Theatre
05/28/2013 - Grossmont College will offer a “family-friendly” schedule of theater productions in the 2013-2014 season, starting Oct. 3-12 with Pygmalion, the George Bernard Shaw play that was converted into the musical My Fair Lady, and ending May 8-17 with “a new spin” on Alice in Wonderland, according to Beth Duggan, chair of the Theatre Arts Department.

College for Kids grows at Cuyamaca College
05/21/2013 - Forget your lazy days of summer. Hundreds of East County elementary and middle-schoolers will be busy engaging their minds and bodies while having fun at College for Kids classes at Cuyamaca College. The winning combination of fun and learning has proven so successful that 57 sections of classes – about 30 percent more than last year -- are now offered through the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Continuing Education program for youths, ages 8 to14.

Grossmont College offers summer basketball camp for youths
05/21/2013 - Grossmont College is offering a four-day basketball camp Aug. 5-8 for boys and girls who will be entering 3rd through 9th grades in the fall. The $75 fee includes T-shirts, contest prizes and other giveaways, according to Doug Weber, the college's men's basketball coach.

Grossmont College to Cross-Study "Emperor of All Maladies"
05/20/2013 - English professor Tate Hurvitz will lead a common reading project on the Grossmont College campus for the third year in a row this upcoming Fall 2013 semester.. Students and faculty members from a variety of academic disciplines will read "Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Grossmont College hosts Bike to Work Day
05/16/2013 - Grossmont College is an official pit stop for “Bike to Work Day 2013,” a nationally recognized event celebrated on the third Friday of May.

College district provides customized workforce training to businesses
05/10/2013 - For employers looking to hone their workers’ skills, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District offers on-site, cost-effective training that can be uniquely tailored to fit employer schedules and needs.

East County citizens sought for bond oversight committee
05/02/2013 - East County residents in the business or construction fields are being sought to apply for a seat on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, which will monitor spending on Proposition V, the college district’s $398 million bond measure passed by East County voters last November.

Congresswoman Susan Davis visits Grossmont College
05/01/2013 - Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) toured Grossmont College on Tuesday, praising the East County college for its strong support of student military veterans and the high-tech training it offers for aspiring nurses and other health professionals in the classrooms and labs of the Health and Sciences Complex.

April 2013

Grossmont College hosts "A Photographer's Journey on the Border"
04/26/2013 - Grossmont College professor Paul Turounet will discuss his photographs of Mexico on May 2 at 2 p.m. in Building 26, Room 220.

Music festival, auto-tech competition rev up Cuyamaca College
04/26/2013 - The perfect combination of music and cars is in store Saturday, May 4, at Cuyamaca College, where a lively competition for high-school automotive students in the morning will be followed by an afternoon of live bands and entertainment at the Coyote Music Festival.

More courses this summer at Grossmont,Cuyamaca colleges
04/25/2013 - Students signing up for summer session classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have more than three times the number of sections to choose from compared to last year, thanks to voters who passed a statewide tax measure last fall increasing education funding.

Grossmont College site of film festival showcasing cell-phone creations
04/24/2013 - The International Mobil Film Festival, a two-day event showcasing films shot only with cell phones, returns for its second year to Grossmont College from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Digital Arts Building.

Project SHINE sheds light on language, health needs of refugees
04/23/2013 - With East County as home to the second-highest Iraqi population in the United States, Cuyamaca College and the county of San Diego have partnered on a pilot program to address the basic language and health needs of recent immigrants.

Grossmont College dance program presents 'Entrances & Exits'
04/22/2013 - A faculty-choreographed dance concert will showcase the Grossmont College program’s diverse instruction, including salsa, tap, ballet, contemporary, modern and hip-hop. “Entrances & Exits” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26 and 27 at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave., in San Diego. Admission is $10, pre-sale; $13 at the door – cash o

College district, Grossmont College win five statewide PR awards
04/19/2013 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and Grossmont College were honored Thursday with five PRO Awards from the Community College Public Relations Organization in recognition of exemplary marketing, communications, design and public relations efforts. CCPRO is a statewide professional development and service organization that seeks to promote excellence in California's community college public relations and related professions.

College district welcomes state's new student success scorecard
04/17/2013 - The Student Success Scorecard released last week by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office provides a new tool to clearly and concisely measure student performance at the state’s 112 community colleges, making the system one of the most transparent and accountable in the nation.

Grossmont College music instructors performing in fundraiser
04/17/2013 - The Grossmont music department’s fundraiser April 21 features pop and jazz standards from a talented group of musicians who teach at the college. Ken Anderson, vocals and piano, is an internationally-recognized gospel musician. He’s also the music director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Choir. Fred Benedetti began playing guitar at age 9 and in 1986, was chosen as one of 12 guitarists worldwide to perform in the master class of Andres Segovia at the University of Southern California. He’s performed all over the world, including with opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti and jazz artist Dave Brubeck.

Martha Barnette Brings Her Way With Words to Grossmont College
04/12/2013 - Martha Barnette, co-host of the public-radio show, "A Way With Words," will be speaking at Grossmont College at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in Building 26, Room 220.

Grossmont College Hosts Fundraising Walk-a-Thon
04/11/2013 - Walk or run for a good cause to support Grossmont College’s Office Professional Training program, which has trained more than 2,200 people in its 26-year history.

Spring Garden Festival marks 20th year at Cuyamaca College
04/08/2013 - With farmer’s markets, community gardens and urban farming growing ever popular among the health- and conservation-minded in East County, it’s no wonder the Spring Garden Festival at Cuyamaca College has become such a major draw.

Grossmont College student shines as 2013 Young Luminary; professor a finalist as Latino teacher of the year
04/05/2013 - Student Esau Cortez credits Grossmont College with changing his life, but he is the one making an impact in student government. Cortez was chosen as the 2013 Young Luminary during the second annual San Diego Latino Champion Awards Ceremony, sponsored by U-T San Diego.

March 2013

A garden for the ages at Cuyamaca College
03/28/2013 - When the little sprouts at Cuyamaca College’s Child Development Center sit down for lunch, they’ll soon be munching fruits and veggies from their very own garden, one they’ll cultivate with the help of local seniors.

CBOC to oversee Proposition V funding
03/22/2013 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, created by Proposition R’s passage in 2002, now has the responsibility of monitoring Proposition V, the construction bond measure approved by voters last November.

Cuyamaca College hosting 2013 Destination Imagination state tourney
03/21/2013 - Nearly 3,000 volunteers and students statewide from elementary grades through high school will converge on Cuyamaca College all day Saturday, March 23, for the 2013 California Destination Imagination State Tournament, a precursor to a global competition designed to help children develop critical thinking skills in a fun, creative way.

Give the Dream nets $80,000 for grants to college students
03/20/2013 - Give the Dream, a two-day event throughout East County, has netted about $80,000 in donations that benefit Grossmont and Cuyamaca college students whose dream of a college education can be imperiled by a financial emergency.

Trio from Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges lauded for excellence
03/19/2013 - A trio of faculty and staff from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are among the first recipients of a national award recognizing outstanding community college teaching and leadership.

Cuyamaca College kicks off Diversity Dialogues series
03/12/2013 - The spring 2013 Diversity Dialogues workshop series at Cuyamaca College opens Wednesday, March 13, 2013, with “Be a Man/Act Like a Lady,” an interactive presentation that encourages participants to reflect on their own gender experiences.

Colleges add more classes for spring
03/08/2013 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are adding dozens of new short-term classes this spring as the result of strong demand by students and approval of a statewide tax measure by California voters last fall.

College for Kids keeps kids busy during spring break
03/06/2013 - College for Kids, a summer enrichment program at Cuyamaca College, is now available during spring break, March 25-28, 2013. Offered through the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Continuing Education program, College for Kids provides the perfect combination of fun and learning, with low-cost classes and activities for youth ages 8-14. The program serves parents and kids alike by providing fun, safe and educational activities with the added benefit of an early introduction to a college environment.

February 2013

Cuyamaca College hosting sustainable landscape conference
02/25/2013 - Cuyamaca College is hosting its fifth annual Sustainable Landscape Conference Thursday, March 7, at the campus performing arts theater, with topics ranging from local resource-conservation efforts to the role of trees in ecological landscapes.

California Conservation Corps members reach for the sun
02/25/2013 - Well known as a leader in all things green, from its sustainable landscaping and energy-efficient buildings to its green-career training programs, Cuyamaca College’s latest venture has youthful members of the California Conservation Corps excited about green jobs.

Cuyamaca instructors lauded for teaching excellence
02/19/2013 - Everyone has a favorite-teacher story – the memory often ingrained for life of a particular instructor whose love of the profession has proven inspiring. At Cuyamaca College, the Academic Senate each year recognizes one full-time and one part-time instructor selected by a faculty committee based on student nominations, rankings and reviews.

Black History Month events fill calendar
02/08/2013 - A library exhibit featuring John Robert Clifford, a seminal figure in African American history and a forefather of a Cuyamaca College administrator, and a stepping demonstration by members of a historically black fraternity are part of the commemoration of Black History Month at Cuyamaca College.

Give the Dream fundraising events March 14 and 16
02/07/2013 - Give the Dream, a series of fundraising extravaganzas throughout East County on March 16, will benefit Grossmont and Cuyamaca college students.

January 2013

New semester begins in optimistic spirit
01/24/2013 - Spring semester begins Jan. 28 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges in a restorative vein, with hundreds of classes added back as the result of California voters’ approval of Proposition 30, the governor’s sales and income tax measure.

Continuing Education classes now offered online
01/14/2013 - For those who have ever wished they had the time to take a quick course in an area of special interest, or to improve work skills to become a more valuable employee, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training division is now offering the convenience of online classes.

Take a virtual tour of the Water Conservation Garden
01/03/2013 - A new video tour of the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College provides a preview for first-time visitors of all that the garden offers – and some valuable water conservation lessons that will benefit both college students and gardeners.


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