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December 2011

Improved services at college student health clinics to be funded by fee increase
12/22/2011 - Student health clinics at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will be able to offer longer hours, better staffing and more wellness education as the result of a $4 per semester fee increase beginning in fall 2012.

College district keeps record intact of multiple clean audits
12/21/2011 - If the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District was an NFL franchise, its number crunchers would be celebrating its eighth consecutive perfect season. That’s not to say the financial picture for the two-college district in East County is rosy – far from it – but its public accounting of its balance sheet remains crystal clear.

Grossmont College Student and Administrative Services Building reopens after expansion
12/19/2011 - The translucent roof and skylights of the reconstructed Student and Administrative Services building have transformed one of Grossmont College’s oldest buildings into a bright and welcoming facility with an expanded one-stop center for student services, including admissions and records, assessment, financial aid and more.

Cuyamaca College awarded $535,000 water/wastewater technology grant
12/19/2011 - RANCHO SAN DIEGO – As water becomes an increasingly precious resource in California, more public water agencies and businesses are hiring experts to help customers find ways to better conserve water. To meet this growing demand, Cuyamaca College has been awarded a $535,000 state grant to lead a partnership of seven California community colleges that will provide more training for jobs in the water and wastewater field.

Bill Garrett selected for fifth term as governing board president
12/15/2011 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board has unanimously selected Bill Garrett to serve a fifth term as president, while Mary Kay Rosinski and Edwin Hiel were elected to serve as fellow board officers for 2012.

District board approves trustee-area elections
12/14/2011 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District board has approved a new elections process beginning in 2012 in which the five trustees will be selected by voters in their area instead of being elected districtwide.

Calling all Grossmont lovebirds
12/12/2011 - Grossmont College is looking for former students, faculty and staff members who met their spouses at Grossmont College for an event to help mark the college's 50th anniversary. The couples who respond to college officials will be invited to attend a Valentine's Day reception on Feb. 10.

November 2011

Board to vote Dec. 13 on trustee-area elections
11/28/2011 - A second public hearing will be held Dec. 13 on a proposal to begin trustee-area elections for the five members of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District governing board. Following the hearing, the board is expected to approve a map showing the boundary areas that each of the five trustees will represent.

Cuyamaca College launches Community College Leadership Academy
11/22/2011 - The Community College Leadership Academy at Cuyamaca College helps students develop leadership skills.

Seasoned professional named associate vice chancellor
11/17/2011 - Sahar Abushaban, a community college alumna with a long career of public-education budgeting, is the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s new associate vice chancellor of district business services charged with overseeing the district’s fiscal operations and budgeting.

Vocal arts ensemble Kitka to perform Dec. 1 at Cuyamaca
11/17/2011 - Kitka, an Oakland-based group of American women vocalists who started in 1979 as grassroots amateurs sharing their passion for the distinctive traditional songs and vocal techniques of Balkan, Slavic and Caucasian women’s groups to become an internationally renowned professional ensemble, will kick off its Wintersongs Tour Dec. 1 at Cuyamaca College.

Grossmont-Cuyamaca moves to district elections
11/07/2011 - Public hearings will be held Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 on the new areas being proposed for election of the five Governing Board members for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.

October 2011

Cuyamaca College technician brings a beautiful spirit to his job
10/24/2011 - John Thomas, a technician at Cuyamaca College's Ornamental Horticulture department, wins a district Chancellor/Classified Senate award.

Cuyamaca College offers training in green building careers
10/20/2011 - For those interested in "green" construction, Cuyamaca College is providing a three-week introductory course free to eligible students through a training program co-sponsored by the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Wheelchair basketball competition Oct. 26 at Cuyamaca College
10/18/2011 - A wheelchair basketball game will be held at noon Oct. 26 at Cuyamaca College as part of National Disability Awareness Month.

"Aesop’s Fables" at Grossmont College Oct. 21 and 22
10/17/2011 - “Aesop’s Fables" to be performed Oct. 21 and 22 at Grossmont’s Stagehouse Theatre.

Robotic expo at Cuyamaca College Oct. 15
10/14/2011 - Saturday event features innovative robotic applications as well as opportunities to explore careers in robotic programming and engineering

Grossmont College to host Lester Bangs Memorial Reading event Oct. 19
10/11/2011 - Tribute to deceased rock ’n’ roll music critic and former student at Fall Reading Series

Grossmont College Career Center to host Career Week Oct. 10 to 14
10/10/2011 - The Grossmont College Career hosts Career Week to help students network, discover skills and learn job strategies

Customer Service Academy at Cuyamaca College
10/07/2011 - A Customer Service Academy series of classes that teaches employees how to better communicate with their clients and improve conditions in the workplace starts at Cuyamaca College beginning Oct. 14.

"Whites and Woods" tennis tournament Oct. 8 at Grossmont College
10/07/2011 - A tennis tournament is being held Oct. 8 at Grossmont College in which players are encouraged to wear white and use wooden rackets.

College counselors lauded with outstanding faculty awards
10/05/2011 - Two veteran counselors who help pave the way for students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges to transfer to four-year campuses have been given top faculty awards.

Faculty exhibition at Grossmont's Hyde Art Gallery
10/05/2011 - An exhibit of 39 paintings by Grossmont College Art Department faculty will be on display until Oct. 27 at the Hyde Art Gallery

September 2011

College district approves $179 million budget
09/15/2011 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District approved a $179 million budget for 2011-2012 that anticipates a $6.3 million cut in state funding this year.

New foundation established to raise funds for Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges
09/07/2011 - A new foundation that will strengthen fundraising for East County’s two community colleges has been established to better connect with alumni and broaden the sources of money coming in to support the schools.

Mark Zacovic calls Cuyamaca College presidency pinnacle of his career
09/01/2011 - Community invited to September 28 reception to welcome new leader

August 2011

East County college district picked for diversity initiative
08/23/2011 - Sole community college district among eight campuses tapped for American Council on Education initiative

Start of new semester Monday at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
08/19/2011 - Students can expect jam-packed classes, waitlists

Child Development Center celebrating
08/16/2011 - Cuyamaca College’s Child Development Center celebrating 10th year

English-language classes
08/11/2011 - English-language classes offered for Iraqi immigrants

Regional award
08/03/2011 - Regional award for Cuyamaca College Automotive Technology instructor

July 2011

Grossmont College alum lauded
07/21/2011 - Employee award recognizes secretary’s contributions to graduation ceremony

Hundreds benefit from clean energy and workforce training program
07/19/2011 - Hundreds benefit from clean energy and workforce training program

Bernard Osher Foundation scholarships
07/12/2011 - Two East County colleges among one-fourth in state to exceed fundraising goals

June 2011

Summer brings fewer students but more construction to Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
06/22/2011 - It’s summertime but the living is anything but easy at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges

College for Kids a summertime option
06/07/2011 - Fun learning opportunities abound for the younger crowd at Cuyamaca College

06/03/2011 - At long last, graduation

May 2011

Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges’ commencements next week
05/27/2011 - Grossmont alumni representing each of campus’ five decades to help kick off yearlong 50th anniversary fete

Colleges press on with fundraising
05/24/2011 - Colleges press on with fundraising

Green Business Symposium
05/23/2011 - Green Business Symposium May 26 at Cuyamaca College

Backing of governor’s budget plan
05/18/2011 - Community college leaders, students urge backing of governor’s budget plan

Applicants sought for vacancies on college district’s bond oversight committee
05/10/2011 - As construction funded by a 2002 bond measure nears an end, East County applicants are being sought for four upcoming vacancies on the citizens’ committee

Dr. Mark Zacovic new Cuyamaca College president
05/05/2011 - Veteran administrator in state community college to start at Rancho San Diego campus July 1

April 2011

Coyote Music Festival
04/29/2011 - Cuyamaca College’s Coyote Music Festival grows bigger every year

A sign of the times: iTunes U, Skype latest teaching tools for ASL students
04/13/2011 - A sign of the times: iTunes U, Skype latest teaching tools for ASL students

Cuyamaca College library worker
04/06/2011 - Worker recipient of employee-recognition award for repairing hundreds of building’s worn-out chairs

Budget woes force cuts
04/05/2011 - Budget woes force cuts of almost 800 class sections at East County colleges

March 2011

Free training program
03/29/2011 - Free training program in green building and sustainable energy practices offered at Cuyamaca College

Oversight committee’s annual report
03/11/2011 - Oversight committee’s annual report highlights progress in college district’s construction program

Cuyamaca College library expansion
03/08/2011 - Cuyamaca College library expansion completed

Cuyamaca College hosting its third Sustainable Urban Landscape Conference
03/08/2011 - Cuyamaca College is hosting a daylong conference,“Sustainable Landscapes in Action,” Thursday at the Performing Arts Theater

Innovations in community colleges
03/03/2011 - Locals played major roles in Innovations 2011 national conference

Cuyamaca College Automotive Technology
03/02/2011 - Accolades for Cuyamaca College Automotive Technology program

February 2011

Accolades for Cuyamaca College auto tech program
02/28/2011 - Cuyamaca College’s automotive technology program received a pair of valentines in February – an honor for the program and recognition for its coordinator.

Innovations in teaching and learning
02/15/2011 - Innovations 2011, national conference for community colleges, to be held Feb. 27-March 2 in San Diego

Grossmont College multimedia tech lauded
02/08/2011 - Recipient of employee-recognition award a community college success story

Music Business
02/04/2011 - So you want to be in the music business?

January 2011

Textbook rentals offered for spring semester at Grossmont and Cuyamaca College bookstores
01/25/2011 - Students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges trying to save money on their textbooks...

An aura of optimism despite budget woes as spring semester begins at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges
01/21/2011 - Almost 30,000 students will be starting a new semester of classes Monday

More spotless audits for East County college district
01/20/2011 - Independent review of Prop. R spending positive for eighth consecutive year

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