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December 2021

Grossmont College Science, Math and Career Technology Complex reaches construction milestone
12/17/2021 - Against a backdrop of an azure morning sky, a steel beam was hoisted atop Grossmont College’s new science, math and career technology complex during a topping-out ceremony Friday, marking the apex of the $37.1 million construction project.  

Debbie Justeson new board president
12/16/2021 - Debbie Justeson has been unanimously selected by her fellow board members to serve as president of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board in 2022.

Grossmont College reaches construction high point with new Science, Math and Career Tech Complex
12/13/2021 - A topping-out ceremony celebrating the pinnacle in construction of Grossmont College’s new Science, Math and Career Tech Complex – which will include an expansive Veterans Resource Center – is set for Friday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. It will be held between Parking Lot 3 and Building 41 on the campus at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon.

Open registration for spring 2022 semester
12/09/2021 - Spring semester is just a calendar page away at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges and employees are at the ready to help students register for classes.

Cuyamaca College celebrates ribbon-cutting of revamped OH facility
12/06/2021 - Like a shot of Miracle-Gro to a houseplant, Cuyamaca College’s expanded Ornamental Horticulture complex is expected to invigorate the campus flagship program.

November 2021

Cuyamaca College ribbon-cutting for remodeled Ornamental Horticulture complex
11/29/2021 - A ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held Friday, Dec. 3, for Cuyamaca College’s expanded Ornamental Horticulture complex marks a new chapter for one of the campus’ flagship programs.

College District retains trustee boundaries
11/19/2021 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s trustee area boundaries will remain unchanged, after a thorough review of 2020 Census population and demographic data.

Grossmont College, District win marketing, PR awards
11/17/2021 - Grossmont College and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District have won seven awards from a national marketing and public relations organization.

Grossmont College dance concert at PVAC
11/05/2021 - The Grossmont College Dance Department will stage its annual student-choreographed dance concert in the new Performing and Visual Arts Center (PVAC) on November 18, 19, and 20.

Grossmont College a Champion of Higher Education
11/03/2021 - Grossmont College has been named a 2021 Champion of Higher Education for its exemplary work in implementing the Associate Degree for Transfer program that provides a streamlined pathway between California’s community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.

Grossmont College named a leader in Associate Degrees awarded to Latinx students
11/01/2021 - Grossmont College was named No. 73 – out of more than 900 community colleges in the country – for the number of associate degrees awarded to Latinx students during the 2019-2020 academic year in Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s 2021 Top 100 issue.

October 2021

Campus visitor dies of apparent natural causes
10/29/2021 - A Grossmont College campus visitor died on Friday, October 29 due to what appears to have been natural causes.

College District appoints vice chancellor
10/26/2021 - Sahar Abushaban, a veteran administrator with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, has received permanent appointment as Vice Chancellor-Business Services following a two-year interim term.

Colleges join for Undocumented Student Action Week
10/20/2021 - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, acclaimed filmmaker and immigration advocate Jose Antonio Vargas will be a featured speaker as Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges mark Undocumented Student Action Week.

Career Expo's virtual platform promises interactivity
10/18/2021 - Grossmont College’s 43rd annual Career Expo will be virtual again this year to avoid the crush of attendees the popular event typically draws, but organizers are making the online environment as interactive as they can.

Grossmont Symphony Orchestra to debut at new home
10/06/2021 - The vagabond years of the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale draw to a close with its first performance in its new home Thursday night at the new Grossmont College Performing and Visual Arts Center (PVAC).

Colleges ready for in-person arts performances
10/05/2021 - After more than a year and a half of performances and presentations over Zoom and YouTube, the arts are returning in person to Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.

September 2021

Grossmont College Stagehouse Theatre opens 'Into the Woods'
09/27/2021 - Grossmont College’s Stagehouse Theatre, which has not permitted in-person performances for more than 18 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopens to live audiences when it launches its 2021-22 season September 30 with a staging of Into the Woods.

Fall 2021 short-term classes starting soon
09/22/2021 - In a hurry to pick up some quick college credits? Or ready to dip your toe in the water and return to Grossmont or Cuyamaca colleges for in-person classes?

Cuyamaca College VP chosen for national Aspen Institute fellowship
09/15/2021 - Jessica Robinson, vice president of Student Services at Cuyamaca College, is one of 40 educators across the nation to be selected by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program for a 10-month fellowship designed to prepare future community college presidents.

Cuyamaca College commemorates Sept. 11 attack
09/13/2021 - On a cloudless morning with the San Miguel Fire & Rescue’s massive 70-foot flag serving as a backdrop, the Cuyamaca College campus community and East County firefighters gathered Friday for an early commemoration of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

August 2021

District selects new Director of Public Information
08/18/2021 - A former community engagement manager with the County of San Diego is the new Director of Public Information, Government Relations and Community Relations at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.

Fall 2021: Help for all students
08/02/2021 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are preparing for the fall 2021 semester with the start of a return to the campuses that includes more in-person classes and a continuing focus on helping students face the impacts of COVID-19.

July 2021

Topping out ceremony for Cuyamaca's Student Services Building
07/12/2021 - A ceremonial topping out is set for Tuesday, July 13, at 9:00 a.m. for a three-story Student Services Building under construction at Cuyamaca College, a milestone representing nearly a decade’s effort to centralize student support at the campus.

June 2021

Grossmont College holding virtual open house for Adult Reentry program
06/22/2021 - Returning to school years – even decades – after one’s last classroom experience can be a daunting experience.

Grossmont College offers free job training for office professionals
06/16/2021 - Office Professional Training, the free, one-semester program at Grossmont College that has produced more than 2,600 well-prepared office workers and placed some 85 percent into jobs over the past 35 years, is gearing up for its fall 2021 term.

Celebrations to honor about 1,800 graduates
06/04/2021 - The graduating classes of 2021 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are holding their commencements virtually, with drive-thru processions the day before for more jovial -- but still safe – celebrations.

May 2021

Classified professionals lauded with top award
05/21/2021 - A mentor for former foster youth, a key worker at a child development center and a professional development expert were lauded at a college district Governing Board meeting Tuesday night for epitomizing excellence.

Grossmont College Performing and Visual Arts Center completion celebrated
05/20/2021 - Grossmont College celebrated the completion of the Performing and Visual Arts Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the new landmark structure on the El Cajon campus.

Denise Whisenhunt selected as Grossmont College president
05/14/2021 - An educator with more than two decades of experience in higher education has been selected as the next president of Grossmont College.

Ground broken for second phase of Grossmont College Science, Math and Career Complex
05/13/2021 - With the turning of shovels at a groundbreaking ceremony this morning, construction has officially begun at Grossmont College on the second phase of a science, math and career technology complex, which will also house a new Veterans Resource Center.

Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges celebrate AAPI Heritage Month
05/04/2021 - May marks national Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are hosting a series of virtual events starting with a May 4 AAPI Read-in and continuing through May 25 with workshops and presentations.

East County college district wins CCPRO statewide public relations awards
05/04/2021 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s marketing efforts have garnered statewide recognition.

April 2021

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee issues annual report
04/29/2021 - The bond-funded construction projects modernizing the Grossmont and Cuyamaca College campuses are highlighted in a citizens’ oversight committee annual report released this week.

Registration now open for summer classes
04/26/2021 - Registration is now open for the June 14-Aug. 5 summer session and both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are adding resources to help students earn units to get a jump start on the fall semester.

College and school district boards reaffirm commitment to Alliance
04/22/2021 - The governing boards of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and two East County school districts held a joint meeting this week to reaffirm their commitment toward working together to provide students a clear path from high school to college and a career.

Three finalists chosen for Grossmont College presidency
04/16/2021 - Three educators with extensive experience working at community colleges have been chosen as finalists to be the next Grossmont College president.

Grossmont College Literary Arts Festival to celebrate 25th year
04/14/2021 - The Grossmont College Literary Arts Festival has special reasons to celebrate its April 26-29 run: its 25th anniversary and its return after a one-year COVID hiatus.

Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges celebrate a month of diversity
04/08/2021 - In keeping with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awareness Month at California Community Colleges, Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are hosting a number of events highlighting the many forms of diversity at the East County campuses.

March 2021

Tribe's support benefits Grossmont College students
03/21/2021 - Grossmont College students who are awarded a scholarship from an East County tribe get much more than the $500 to help them pay for books and supplies. They also get a connection with the tribe’s casino that can help them land a job.

College District's fiscal prudence rewarded
03/18/2021 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board recently received good news reflecting the district’s wise handling of taxpayer dollars.

Grossmont College hosting Labor Council's first East County food distribution
03/09/2021 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are continuing to do their part to address food insecurities arising from the pandemic with more food distributions for students and the public, including East County’s first Labor Council Community Drive-Thru Food Distribution from 9 -10 a.m. Saturday, March 13.

February 2021

Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges hail winning faculty, staff
02/23/2021 - Four employees at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have been awarded top honors for their commitment to the East County campuses.

Construction begins on Cuyamaca College Student Services Building
02/05/2021 - A ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony was held today for a new, three-story Student Services Building at Cuyamaca College that promises to be a welcoming gateway to the campus and a central, go-to  location for students to get help in multiple ways.

January 2021

Black History Month events on tap at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
01/14/2021 - Speaker panels, a poetry reading, and presentations, including one on the nation’s first Black vice president, are among February’s Black History Month events presented by Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.

College district adds $1.1 billion to region's economy
01/12/2021 - A new economic impact report finds that the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District added $1.1 billion to the San Diego County economy, providing a dependable stream of skilled employees to the region’s workforce and dramatically boosting lifetime earnings of graduates.


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