Communication across cultures. Diversity and social justice. The worldwide struggle for African liberation. Fostering engagement among college men of color. Understanding LGBTQIA issues. These topics are on tap for fall 2015 at Cuyamaca College’s Diversity Dialogues, a series of workshops focusing on a variety of diversity awareness and social justice issues. ...read more
Diversity Dialogues talk of Cuyamaca College
08/28/2015 - Communication across cultures. Diversity and social justice. The worldwide struggle for African liberation. Fostering engagement among college men of color. Understanding LGBTQIA issues. These topics are on tap for fall 2015 at Cuyamaca College’s Diversity Dialogues, a series of workshops focusing on a variety of diversity awareness and social justice issues.
Grossmont College's 'Dr. J' shoots for threes as new dean of career, technical education
08/26/2015 - A former administrator at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., is Grossmont College’s new dean of career and technical education and workforce development.
'Streetcar Named Desire' opens theatrical season
08/21/2015 - The 2015-16 Grossmont College Theatre Arts season featuring student cast members and crew opens Thursday, Oct. 1 with “A Streetcar Named Desire,” one of the most celebrated plays of the 20th century.
'A Way With Words' hosts to laud Grossmont, Cuyamaca alum at community college fete
08/13/2015 - Two alums of Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will be among the featured guests when community colleges of San Diego County and the popular public radio show, “A Way with Words,” host a special Sept. 17 event celebrating language, literacy and education.
Cuyamaca College's Ford ASSET training back in gear
08/10/2015 - Ford ASSET, the only automotive technology training program of its kind in the county, is revved up to start anew at Cuyamaca College for the fall semester, and there is still time to enroll.
Fall semester to begin with more classes, students
07/30/2015 - The new semester begins Aug. 17 for more than 28,000 students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges with the continuing trend of additional class offerings and higher enrollment at the two East County colleges.
Cuyamaca College joins consortium to help men of color succeed in community college
07/21/2015 - Cuyamaca College has joined a national consortium dedicated to improve student success among men of color in community colleges. The Rancho San Diego college joins its sister campus, Grossmont College, and about 50 other community colleges and universities across the country in signing on with the National Consortium on College Men of Color, a project of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative, also known as M2C3.
El Cajon Elks Lodge helps Up! former foster youth at Cuyamaca College
07/13/2015 - About 20 students in a Cuyamaca College program that supports former foster youth or those raised by guardians received school supplies and vouchers for books and transportation from the El Cajon Elks Lodge Wednesday, marking the second year of the group’s donations.
New director of development at Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges
07/08/2015 - Breanna Baer, a former national director for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is the new director of development for the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, the philanthropic partner for East County’s two community colleges.
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 - Entrepreneur 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.