August 2014

Fall semester begins with more classes, faculty
08/12/2014 - Fall semester begins Aug. 18 for more than 25,000 students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges with additional class offerings and instructors at the two East County colleges. Grossmont College is offering 1,605 class sections, compared to 1,548 last fall and Cuyamaca College, 694, up from 679 in 2013. Students still have the opportunity to register for fall classes, with the colleges continuing online registration through Aug. 15. Schedules and registration links are available on each college’s website, and

July 2014

Culinary Arts dinner tickets now on sale
07/29/2014 - The fall 2014 Grossmont College Culinary Arts dinner tickets are on now on sale for $20 per person. The menu is banquet-style service of a six-course, gourmet meal prepared and served by culinary arts students in the culinary arts dining room located in Griffin Center (Bldg. 60/Room 177).

Completion of $2.1 million lighting upgrade marks Prop. V start
07/23/2014 - A $2.1 million lighting upgrade at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges – the first project completed under the college district’s Proposition V construction bond program – is being hailed for dramatically improving visibility and greater energy savings.

Orientation for Grossmont College's Adult Reentry program
07/21/2014 - The goal of the program is to provide prospective students an overview of the training opportunities and support available to students.

Summer Conservatory at Grossmont College
07/14/2014 - The clang of swords in a staged fight, period costumes and sets, and a classic tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and honor will be presented in The Three Musketeers, on stage July 24 – 26, 30, 31, in the Stagehouse Theatre at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon. Presented as part of the first-ever Theatre Arts Department summer conservatory, the production features local high school and college students in acting and technical roles.

Grossmont, Cuyamaca grads join Grad Fest to kick off alumni group
07/08/2014 - The ink barely dry on their diplomas and certificates, hundreds of new graduates of Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges joined together for a recent networking party and Padres game to throw the opening pitch for a new alumni association.

'Give the Dream' music video raises $91,000 for colleges' foundation
07/07/2014 - It’s music to the ears of the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, which has tallied more than $91,000 in donations from its Give the Dream music video fundraising campaign that ended last week.

June 2014

El Cajon Elks Lodge helps Up! students at Cuyamaca College
06/30/2014 - Thirty students in a Cuyamaca College program that provides a measure of support often missing in their lives as former foster youth received school supplies and vouchers for books and transportation from the El Cajon Elks Lodge Thursday.

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Welcome Back Center at Grossmont College
06/26/2014 - U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez visited June 26 with foreign-trained health care workers to learn about the San Diego Welcome Back Center located at Grossmont College.

Ernest Ewin takes on new role with Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges
06/25/2014 - From student body president at Grossmont College during the 1960s to his fundraising efforts on behalf of students over the past 10 years, Ernest Ewin is the gift to East County’s community colleges that keeps on giving.

Associate dean selected for Cuyamaca Way Award
06/24/2014 - Cuyamaca College Associate Dean of Student Affairs Lauren Vaknin was selected to receive a Cuyamaca Way award for her dedication to students.

Summer basketball camps for kids
06/23/2014 - For parents looking for a way their kids could burn off energy in a fun, safe way, coaches at Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges are leading coed basketball camps in July and August.

New student trustee joins district Governing Board
06/18/2014 - Jocelyn Estrada, a business administration major, is the new Cuyamaca College student trustee on the Governing Board of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.

Cuyamaca College student makes Haitian humanitarian effort her personal cause
06/16/2014 - Life is filled with pivotal moments, but for Cuyamaca College student Dani-Jo Hill, none more so than on a particular day in March 2011, when a chance encounter during a church-sponsored visit to Haiti forever altered her future path.

Job fair returns to Cuyamaca after 3-year hiatus
06/12/2014 - A job and career fair at Cuyamaca College specially geared toward the refugee and immigrant population drew more than 300 jobseekers Thursday and about 40 companies and businesses looking to hire.

Grossmont College Nursing Grads Honored in Pinning Ceremony
06/09/2014 - Twenty-nine Grossmont College nursing graduates received their nursing pins in a ceremony on June 5.

East County Community Job & Career Expo at Cuyamaca College
06/09/2014 - With commencements now over and sheepskins and certificates now in the possession of newly minted college graduates, Cuyamaca College is joining community entities in sponsoring the East County Community Job and Career Expo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in I-207 in the Student Center.

Graduates earn record number of degrees, certificates at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
06/09/2014 - More than 2,000 graduates have received a record number of degrees and certificates from Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges in the annual celebrations of academic accomplishment, evenings made memorable by inspirational speeches, congratulatory moments, proud families and joyous graduates.

May 2014

Cuyamaca College on list of top veteran-friendly colleges
05/30/2014 - Cuyamaca College has been ranked among the nation’s “best of the best” veteran-friendly schools by U.S. Veterans Magazine, the only community college in San Diego County to earn the distinction.

Summer course offerings expanded
05/28/2014 - Students signing up for summer session classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have more than four times the number of sections to choose from compared to two years ago, with a variety of classes being offered to help students get the credits they need to reach their educational goals.

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