September 2014

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, 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.

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