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November 2020

Marsha Gable named interim Grossmont College president
11/20/2020 - Marsha Gable, Grossmont College’s vice president of Student Services, has been selected to serve as the college’s interim president beginning Jan. 1 following the retirement of Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh.

Vacancies on citizens' bond oversight committee
11/18/2020 - Two East County residents - a representative of a senior citizen group and an individual with expertise in finance or accounting -- are needed to fill a pair of vacancies on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s citizens’ bond oversight committee.

Grossmont College OPT program recruiting for spring
11/17/2020 - The Office Professional Training program at Grossmont College is recruiting students for a free one-semester program that can lead to a rewarding career as an office professional.

More help for students on tap as spring semester approaches
11/16/2020 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are preparing for the spring 2021 semester with a focus on supporting student success through the dual impact of the pandemic and economic uncertainty.

Trustee Bill Garrett lauded at final board meeting
11/13/2020 - As Tuesday night’s board meeting drew to a close, so did a chapter in college district history with the retirement of Bill Garrett, a beloved and esteemed member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board for more than 16 years.

Grossmont College again named Champion of Higher Education
11/10/2020 - For the third year in a row, Grossmont College is being recognized as a Champion of Higher Education by the Campaign for College Opportunity for its work to significantly increase the number of students earning an Associate Degree for Transfer, an associate degree that guarantees transfer to a California State University institution.

Grossmont College, district capture NCMPR Medallions
11/03/2020 - Grossmont College and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District have won a trio of first-place 2020 Medallion awards from District 6 of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.

October 2020

Grossmont College partners with Kitchens for Good
10/30/2020 - Grossmont College announced a new partnership with San Diego-based nonprofit Kitchens for Good to provide free fresh meals to students each week. The East County community college is the first to become a Project Nourish College partner, with its first distribution taking place Oct. 29.

Career Expo's virtual platform next best thing to being there
10/16/2020 - Like so many public events during the current pandemic, Grossmont College’s annual Career Expo won’t be in person this year, but organizers are taking steps to encourage human interactions in a virtual environment.

Colleges join for Undocumented Student Action Week
10/13/2020 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are joining in a host of activities Oct. 19-23 as part of a campaign by community colleges across California to advocate and provide resources for the undocumented student population.

Grossmont College gets high ranking for Latinx degrees
10/12/2020 - Grossmont College was named No. 55 in the country for the number of associate degrees awarded to Hispanic, or Latinx, students during the 2018 – 2019 academic year by Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.

September 2020

Grossmont College President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh announces retirement
09/23/2020 - Grossmont College President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, who since 2015 has led the academic and physical transformation of the El Cajon community college, announced his retirement today.

Taxpayers group gives district a high grade for Proposition V transparency
09/23/2020 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has received the highest grade granted to school and college districts by the San Diego County Taxpayer’s Education Foundation in its 2020 school bond transparency report.

Spring 2021 classes at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges to remain mostly online
09/21/2020 - With the coronavirus still dominating as a public health crisis, all but a very few classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will continue to be taught online or remotely through spring 2021.

8-week classes starting soon
09/18/2020 - Looking to earn some quick college credits, update your skillset to help with career opportunity, or simply wanting to gain some knowledge?

Grossmont College remembering PSA Flight 182 crash
09/16/2020 - The 42nd anniversary of the PSA Flight 182 crash in San Diego that killed 144 people and transformed North Park into a swath of wreckage and carnage will be remembered Sept. 25 with an online commemoration by Grossmont College’s history department.

Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges hail leading faculty
09/10/2020 - Noted for their passion for teaching and as stalwart advocates for students, four instructors at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are recipients of top faculty awards.

Grossmont College Theatre Arts going virtual for fall 2020
09/02/2020 - Grossmont College’s Theatre Arts program is making the best of these pandemic-stricken times by staging plays that can’t be seen in person, but can still be experienced remotely.

August 2020

Culture and Community Circle workshops at Cuyamaca College
08/18/2020 - From women’s voting rights to the racial and economic disparities surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Culture and Community Circle workshops at Cuyamaca College cover a variety of important political and cultural issues.

Expanding help to students a top priority as fall semester nears at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
08/03/2020 - Registration is now open for fall semester classes starting Aug. 17 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, where a range of support from technology to basic needs is available to students for mostly online classes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 2020

Grossmont College, DA's Office partner on community resource night
06/24/2020 - Like the coronavirus, crime is ever-present, and the county’s top prosecutor wants to alert the public about new risks arising in the era of COVID-19. Grossmont College’s Outreach Office is partnering with the District Attorney’s office for a free virtual Information and Community Resource Night 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, accessible via Zoom videoconferencing. 

Grossmont College English program for international students reaccredited
06/17/2020 - American Collegiate English (ACE), an intensive English language program for international students at Grossmont College, recently gained 10-year reaccreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

Marshall T. Fulbright named Grossmont College VP for Academic Affairs
06/15/2020 -  Grossmont College announced today that it will hire Marshall T. Fulbright III, Ed.D., as its new vice president of academic affairs. Fulbright will join the college on July 1.

College district wins statewide PR awards
06/11/2020 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District received two 2020 PRO Awards Wednesday from the Community College Public Relations Organization, a professional development organization that seeks to promote excellence in California's community college public relations and related professions.

Applicants sought to fill vacancies on college district's citizens' bond oversight committee
06/09/2020 - Two East County residents -- a representative of a senior citizen group and an individual with expertise in finance or accounting -- are needed to fill a pair of vacancies on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s citizens’ bond oversight committee.

Grossmont College OPT program recruiting for fall
06/08/2020 - The Office Professional Training program at Grossmont College is recruiting students for a free one-semester program that can lead to a rewarding career as an office professional.

Thousands of students receiving CARES emergency grants from Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
06/04/2020 - More than 4,200 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students who face financial challenges as the result of the coronavirus pandemic have been approved for emergency grants from the colleges to help them continue their education.

Key person behind Grossmont College's online conversion wins special award
06/02/2020 - Grossmont College faced a daunting challenge when the campus was abruptly closed March 19 in response to the coronavirus pandemic: train scores of instructors on how to make a speedy conversion to online teaching.

May 2020

Virtual commencements for very real accomplishments at Cuyamaca, Grossmont colleges
05/26/2020 - The Grossmont and Cuyamaca College classes of 2020 will make their mark in history in virtual commencements as graduates in the era of COVID-19.

Governing Board calls for additional community college funding
05/19/2020 - Facing devastating budget cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Governing Board of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is calling on state and federal elected officials to advocate for additional funding for community colleges.

Bill McGreevy new VP of administrative services at Grossmont College
05/18/2020 - Bill McGreevy, an administrator with more than 25 years’ experience in higher education, has been appointed vice president of Administrative Services at Grossmont College.

Grossmont College hosting drive-thru food and diapers distribution for military, veterans
05/13/2020 - A free drive-thru food and diaper distribution for any active duty military, veterans, Guard and reservists will be held noon Saturday, May 16, in parking lot 5B at Grossmont College.

Fall classes mostly online at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
05/11/2020 - Citing health and safety concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all classes for the fall semester at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will be offered online or remotely.

April 2020

District gets $90,000 to help students learning remotely
04/24/2020 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is receiving $90,000 from The San Diego Foundation as part of a regional grant to help community college students who need laptop computers and internet connectivity.

Governing Board meetings to be livestreamed on YouTube
04/17/2020 - The next regular meeting of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board on Tuesday, April 21, will be its  first  livestreamed on YouTube.

Cuyamaca College students create devices to assist essential workers
04/13/2020 - A pair of Cuyamaca College engineering students are making things a little more tolerable for health care workers and other essential employees whose face mask straps can wear thin on the soft tissue behind their ears during their shifts.

Grossmont College Culinary Arts instructor a 'Chopped' champ
04/08/2020 - Chef James Foran, a veteran pastry instructor at Grossmont College and head of the Culinary Arts program, has gotten a taste of celebrity, thanks to winning the March 24 season premiere of “Chopped,” the popular TV cooking competition on the Food Network.

College district aids community during crisis
04/07/2020 - Loaning ventilators, aiding stranded cruise ship passengers, and stitching home-made face masks are ways that Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District employees are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2020

Cuyamaca College Middle Eastern Heritage Month goes online
03/30/2020 - Cuyamaca College’s popular Middle Eastern Heritage Month is moving online as part of Cuyamaca’s Virtual Campus.

8-week classes start March 30
03/24/2020 - For high school students homebound because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, eight-week online classes starting March 30 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges could be just the thing to get a head start on a college education.

8-week online college classes a good fit for home-bound high-schoolers
03/24/2020 -  For high school students homebound because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, eight-week online classes starting March 30 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges could be just the thing to get a head start on a college education.

Governing Board approves emergency declaration
03/18/2020 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board approved an emergency declaration in response to the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges closed to students, public
03/16/2020 - As the coronavirus situation remains in a state of flux, effective today, March 16, 2020, Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are now closed to students and the public until further notice.

Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges temporarily shifting to online classes
03/12/2020 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are cancelling in-person classes during the week of March 16-20 in response to the coronavirus outbreak, temporarily shifting to online instruction as a precautionary measure.

Faculty foursome shine in Seattle, reflecting the best of community college instruction
03/04/2020 - Four celebrated instructors at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges who last fall picked up top awards at their campuses added another jewel to their crowns on Wednesday as recipients of a national award recognizing exceptional teaching and leadership by community college faculty and staff.

February 2020

Grossmont College's Dia de Familia a free event promoting careers in public service
02/24/2020 - Crime lab demonstrations, free food, folklorico dancers, a VIP panel, a drone giveaway and more are on tap for Grossmont College’s Dia de Familia, a free community event promoting careers and programs tied to public service and non-profits.

Top faculty at Grossmont, Cuyamaca lauded
02/20/2020 - Three instructors at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have been awarded top honors for their commitment to students at the East County campuses.

Bond oversight committee issues annual report
02/19/2020 - The bond-funded construction projects that are transforming the Grossmont and Cuyamaca College campuses are highlighted in a citizens’ oversight committee annual report released this week.

Grossmont College among top 100 in nation for awarding associate degrees to minorities
02/13/2020 - Grossmont College was recognized as No. 52 in the country for the number of associate degrees awarded to minorities in a recent study produced by Diverse, a news magazine dedicated to diversity in higher education.

Cuyamaca College president selected for Aspen Institute fellowship
02/04/2020 - Cuyamaca College President Julianna Barnes has been selected by the Aspen Institute to join the 2020-21 inaugural class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship program.

January 2020

Accreditations reaffirmed for Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
01/29/2020 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have received notice of reaffirmation of their accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

Black History Month events at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
01/27/2020 - Food, movies, dance and cultural and educational presentations are on tap in February at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges for Black History Month.

College district sets 16-year record for clean audits
01/24/2020 - The fiscal practices of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District have once again received the highest possible rating from independent auditors, marking a 16-year streak of financial transparency.

Cuyamaca College powwow to be held Feb. 1
01/21/2020 - Native American history and culture will be celebrated when tribes from throughout the West congregate at Cuyamaca College’s 6th Annual Powwow on Saturday, Feb. 1. Up to 2,500 people from throughout the region are expected to attend the free event that is open to the public.

Scholarships awarded to more than 500 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students
01/15/2020 - More than 500 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students who received scholarships totaling almost $450,000 this academic year were celebrated at a breakfast held Saturday by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges

Women in Water Symposium Jan. 16 at Cuyamaca College
01/06/2020 - Whether you’re exploring a career in the water industry or already a professional in the field, the 3rd annual Women in Water Symposium will provide valuable information about job and advancement opportunities in the water and wastewater industry.


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