October 2014

Grossmont College President Sunny Cooke selected to lead MiraCosta College
10/01/2014 - After more than seven years as president of Grossmont College, Sunita V. Cooke has been chosen to serve as the new superintendent/president of MiraCosta College in northern San Diego County beginning in January 2015.

September 2014

Nurses put on thinking caps to brainstorm about new alumni group
09/29/2014 - About two dozen nurses had a reunion of sorts recently at Grossmont College to launch a nursing program alumni group with the support of the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges.

New staff for Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges
09/25/2014 - The Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges has stepped up its donor recruitment and fundraising efforts to benefit students with the hiring of a new staff.

Grossmont Middle College High School students score big
09/23/2014 - Four of the top high school seniors in the country are enrolled at the small Grossmont Middle College High School, according the latest results of a National Merit Scholarship competition.

Hyde Art Galley opens "Of the Element" exhibit Sept. 29
09/22/2014 - Local artists’ work will go on display in “Of the Element,” opening to the public Sept. 29 in the Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College, 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon. The five local artists represented include David Fobes, Steve Gibson, Anne Mudge, Marisol Rendon and Robert Treat. Their work will be on display through Nov. 6.

Cuyamaca College to host Sept. 26 congressional debate
09/18/2014 - Cuyamaca College will host the only debate between Rep. Duncan Hunter and challenger James Kimber in the campaign for the 50th Congressional District seat.

Grossmont College music professor nominated for Best Jazz Album
09/17/2014 - The debut album of Grossmont College music professor Justin Grinnell has been nominated for a San Diego Music Award for best jazz album.

National diversity award for college district
09/16/2014 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Tuesday received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Campuses address sexual assault prevention
09/16/2014 - As part of National Campus Safety Awareness month, both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are holding events addressing sexual assault prevention.

Budget picture improves, but still in recovery
09/15/2014 - The $134 million general fund budget approved Tuesday for 2014-15 by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board represents a boost over last year, but it is still nearly $1.35 million below what was funded for students for the peak year of 2008.

Colleges honor victims of 9/11 attacks
09/10/2014 - Memorial ceremonies marking the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be held Thursday at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges with the planting of 2,977 American flags representing the victims and the reading of names for everyone who lost his or her life.

Grossmont College Students’ Perseverance Rewarded with Scholarships
09/10/2014 - From struggles out of poverty to fleeing war-torn home countries to surviving personal tragedy, the perseverance of dozens of Grossmont College students was recognized Sept. 6 at the annual fall scholarship breakfast.

Diversity Dialogues continue to engage at Cuyamaca College
09/08/2014 - The power of music. People of different generations working together. Disabilities that go unrecognized. Talking to your kids about diversity. These topics and more will be covered over the fall semester in six workshops at Cuyamaca College’s Diversity Dialogues, a series now in its third year that focuses on a variety of diversity awareness and social justice issues.

Fall concert series at Cuyamaca College
09/04/2014 - Music from the Middle East, a classical string quartet, contemporary tunes from Argentina, and a pop, rock, and soul ensemble playing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon are among the performances set for Cuyamaca College’s fall concert series that begins Sept. 18.

Top faculty lauded by colleges
09/02/2014 - The names of the awards may be different, but the intent is the same: to honor the passion and dedication of faculty chosen by their peers as the year’s best at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges. Four faculty members – two from each college -- were honored recently with the academic year’s leading awards recognizing exemplary service to the campuses by either classroom or non-classroom faculty.

August 2014

Rotary Club donates $7,000 to Cuyamaca College as parting gift
08/21/2014 - The Rancho San Diego/Spring Valley Rotary Club has gone out with a bang. The service organization, which disbanded this summer after 49 years because of declining membership, has donated more than $35,000 in its bank account to an array of nonprofits and educational groups, including more than $7,000 to Cuyamaca College.

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, www.cuyamaca.edu and www.grossmont.edu.

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.


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