April 2014

Public invited to join in making of 'Give the Dream' music video
04/21/2014 - Do you have a secret fantasy of appearing in a music video? Well, here’s your chance – the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges is making a music video for Give the Dream, a program that provides emergency grants to students. All MTV-wannabes are invited to join the fun.

Coyote Music Festival offers something for every musical taste
04/16/2014 - Homegrown live music from seven bands with a diverse mix of styles will be coming to Cuyamaca College with the return of the Coyote Music Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Cuyamaca College employee recognized for dedication to foster youth
04/14/2014 - Pam Fleming, a Cuyamaca College financial aid advisor, received an award from the California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Association for her dedication to foster youth.

Cuyamaca College Spring Garden Festival all the fashion
04/10/2014 - SoCal casual – the sartorial style most days at Cuyamaca College – will give way to a more refined and polished look May 3, when about 100 students, college staff and their families will strut down a fashion show runway as part of this year’s Spring Garden Festival.

College for Kids for spring break
04/01/2014 - Scrambling for a place to send the kids during spring break? There’s still room at College for Kids at Cuyamaca College, an enrichment program for youth ages 8-14, set for April 14-17, 2014.

March 2014

District shares national award for 'Salary Surfer' launch
03/27/2014 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has won a prestigious gold Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations for its role in launching “Salary Surfer,” an online innovation linking associate degrees and certificates to actual salaries.

College district's financial chief named top CFO for education
03/26/2014 - Sue Rearic, vice chancellor-business services for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, has been named 2014 CFO of the Year for education by the San Diego Business Journal.

District first in region to provide veterans' ally workshop
03/19/2014 - A half-day seminar at Cuyamaca College Friday opened many eyes to the experiences facing today’s military veterans as they pack away their service uniforms to join the civilian world, often coming to community colleges to begin a new chapter in their lives.

Young male students of color focus of community college workshop
03/12/2014 - In the wake of President Barack Obama’s declaration of the challenge of helping young men of color succeed as a “moral issue for the country,” Cuyamaca College recently held a workshop led by two San Diego State University professors highlighting the issue’s relevance to community colleges.

Colleges and district trio net national recognition
03/06/2014 - A trio of faculty and staff from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges and the district office are recipients of a national award recognizing community college teaching and leadership.

Cuyamaca College receives $350,000 clean energy grant
03/03/2014 - Cuyamaca College has been selected to lead a regional program funded by a $350,000 state grant that will improve and expand the training provided to students in the booming clean energy field so that they will be better equipped to find good-paying jobs.

February 2014

Golf course expert to speak at sustainability seminar
02/28/2014 - A national expert in golf course environmental stewardship is a speaker for Cuyamaca College’s 6th Annual Sustainable Turf and Landscape Seminar set for Thursday, March 6.

'Artists for Healing' exhibit to benefit cancer research
02/27/2014 - Nearly 100 local artists, including Grossmont College art faculty, have donated their own artwork to “100 x 100 – Artists for Healing,” a benefit to raise money for the American Cancer Society that takes place from 7 – 9 p.m., March 14, in Hyde Art Gallery.

Grossmont College nets $108,000 AARP Foundation grant
02/26/2014 - The Office Professional Training (OPT) program at Grossmont College has received an AARP Foundation grant of nearly $108,000 to help unemployed women 50 and older obtain high-demand jobs.

Career, job skills workshops at Grossmont College
02/24/2014 - Grossmont College’s Adult Re-entry Seminars series continues 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, with “Train the Brain: Study Habits and Skills,” presented by counselor Theresa Ford.

Cuyamaca dean focuses on challenges facing black women in college leadership
02/19/2014 - As an African-American college dean, Marsha Gable knew she was taking a risk focusing on the touchy topic of race in her doctoral dissertation in 2011. But what resulted is a fascinating, intensely personal account of seven black women who managed to beat the odds to become CEOs in the state systems of public colleges and universities.

Financial Aid Awareness Week at Grossmont College
02/18/2014 - With the March 2 Cal Grant deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) looming, Grossmont College’s Financial Aid Department will host its first-ever Financial Aid Awareness Week, Feb. 24 – 28.

Colleges' foundation hosting homecoming event for retirees
02/12/2014 - The Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges has its own take on the three R’s -- “Revisit, Reconnect, Rejuvenate.”

Local business leaders attend college district's launch of Global Corporate College
02/11/2014 - Business leaders from nearly a dozen local companies and organizations attended a recent launch of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s partnership with Global Corporate College, a higher education network ready to help corporations train their workforce to meet today’s needs.

Accreditation reaffirmed for Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
02/07/2014 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges received the welcome word today that they earned the highest level of endorsement by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

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