A youth basketball camp at Cuyamaca College continues with three more weeklong sessions led by head basketball coach Rob Wotjkowski, emphasizing the fundamentals as well as teamwork, sportsmanship, communication, and goal-setting. ...read more
Youth basketball at Cuyamaca
06/29/2015 - A youth basketball camp at Cuyamaca College continues with three more weeklong sessions led by head basketball coach Rob Wotjkowski, emphasizing the fundamentals as well as teamwork, sportsmanship, communication, and goal-setting.
Cuyamaca College graduate proves doctors wrong
06/25/2015 - A doctor told Brandon Kover’s parents soon after his birth that as the extremely rare individual born without a cerebellum – the region of the brain critical to motor movement and balance – he would be a human vegetable, unable to move or communicate. This month, in a cap and gown draped with the gold cord of an honors graduate, the 23-year-old Rancho San Diego resident was part of the Class of 2015 at Cuyamaca College’s 37th annual commencement ceremony. He took part in the processional seated in a wheelchair, clapping as he received his associate degree in web development, and certificates in web design and web programming.
New student trustees join district governing board
06/18/2015 - A Marine Corps veteran and a recent high school graduate were officially seated Tuesday as the two new student trustees on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board. The student trustees, who are elected by their peers as non-voting board members, are Grossmont College student Rafael Navarrete, 29, and Cuyamaca College student Evan Esparza, 18.
Three new members join Citizens Bond Oversight Committee
06/17/2015 - Two construction professionals and a landscape and property maintenance manager have been appointed to the committee that oversees construction spending from two bond measures at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. David Wilken, an expert in construction management; Scott Grogg, a survey technician for an East County water district; and Glenn Wilhite, a member of the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges board, were appointed to serve two-year terms by the district’s Governing Board at its June 16 meeting.
Stories of human grit and determination at commencement ceremonies
06/10/2015 - A man incarcerated in his youth now heading to UC Berkeley. A doctor of education who once thought a high school diploma was the pinnacle of her schooling. An Iraqi immigrant who now sits on the council of East County’s largest city. A retired businessman who is donating his wealth to better his community. These were among the faces seen at commencement ceremonies at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges June 3 and 4. What linked these compelling stories of human grit and determination was the impact that the East County colleges had on their lives.
Cuyamaca College again named among nation's vet-friendly colleges
06/09/2015 - For the second year in a row, 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 be included.
Philanthropist Bill Verbeck receives honorary degree from Cuyamaca College
06/05/2015 - Entrepeneur and philanthropist Bill Verbeck, whose business acumen and decades of giving to East County institutions have ensured his spot in local history, now has an honorary degree from Cuyamaca College to add to his long list of tributes and recognitions.
Cuyamaca College lauds graduating veterans
06/02/2015 - Many of the military veterans who will be graduating from Cuyamaca College on Thursday have faced challenges during their transition from service member to student, but perhaps none as difficult as Ruth Creen-Boulware.
Record number of degrees, certificates to be awarded
05/29/2015 - A continuing focus on student success is paying off for Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, where more than 2,100 graduates will receive a record number of degrees and certificates next week.
Employers find job fair at Cuyamaca College really works
05/28/2015 - The recent East County Career Expo at Cuyamaca College has resulted in at least 113 anticipated hires and lined up more than 80 interviews for jobseekers, according to a survey of employers who attended the May 20 event.
East County college, high school district boards meet to hear about Alliance
05/20/2015 - Defining the new East County Education Alliance, a partnership between the East County high school and college districts, is simple, but the work facing the team is intensive, the governing boards of the two districts saw at a first-ever joint meeting Tuesday.
Dr. Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh named new Grossmont College president
05/20/2015 - Dr. Nabil S. Abu-Ghazaleh, president of West Los Angeles College, has been named president of Grossmont College effective July 1.
Grossmont College joins national effort to improve success of men of color
05/14/2015 - Grossmont College announced today its membership in the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color. Participation in the M2C3 Consortium will enhance the college’s commitment to improving the success of historically underrepresented and underserved students, including men of color.
Cuyamaca College career and job fair open to public
05/13/2015 - A pitching bullpen is a new feature of this year’s East County Career Expo at Cuyamaca College, but it will be jobseekers, not the boys of summer, doing the warmup.
District, colleges find creative approaches to addressing drought
05/06/2015 - As California continues to grapple with an unrelenting drought, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and its two East County colleges are taking creative approaches to water and energy conservation.
College, high school districts' boards to hold joint meeting
05/05/2015 - The new East County Education Alliance, a partnership between the East County high school and college districts, will be the topic of discussion at the first joint meeting of the two districts’ Governing Boards to be held May 19.
District communications office garners statewide, national awards
04/30/2015 - The college district’s communications office last week won a first-place and two second-place awards
College district seeks appointees to citizens' bond oversight committee
04/27/2015 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is looking for volunteers to fill three vacancies on its citizens’ bond oversight committee formed to assure accountability for funds connected with two construction bond measures, Proposition R and V.
College district selected for national network to boost student success
04/22/2015 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has been selected for an ambitious, nationwide educational reform network called Achieving the Dream that has a long record of boosting graduation and transfer rates at community colleges across the country.
Cuyamaca College's big day: hot wheels, competition, live bands
04/20/2015 - Car enthusiasts will be treated to a vintage auto show at the same time they watch teens turn wrenches during Cuyamaca College’s annual High School Automotive Skills Day competition 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2.