Cuyamaca's Winter Wonder Jam takes on new groove
12/05/2013 - If home-grown music is your thing, then the place to be this Friday night is the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Theater, the venue for the always eclectic and entertaining Winter Wonder Jam, produced by students in the college’s Music Industry program.
Winter break classes return after 4-year hiatus
11/25/2013 - Registration is now open for the first winter session – or intersession -- classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges since 2009. Registration is also now open for spring 2014 classes, which start Jan 27. Registration is now open for the first winter
College district joins county's Live Well San Diego network
11/22/2013 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board voted this week to join San Diego County’s “Live Well San Diego” campaign, part of the district’s commitment to supporting the health and wellness of the campus communities at the two East County colleges.
Cuyamaca student statewide model of transfer program's success
11/22/2013 - Cuyamaca College alumna and now San Diego State University student Maria Brown is the shining example that the state Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office points to when talking about the success of the new streamlined program developed by the state’s community college and university systems that now offers 1,000 associate degrees for transfer.
Cuyamaca College wins green leadership award
11/20/2013 - Cuyamaca College has been honored with a statewide award for its long-term commitment to keeping students at the forefront of the green movement. The Rancho San Diego college was one of five community colleges across the state to receive a leadership award this month at a conference in Pasadena that brought together green-industry leaders and educators to focus on ways that two-year colleges have embraced the sustainability revolution.
Cuyamaca College to enforce restrictions on use of nature preserve
11/18/2013 - Cuyamaca College has begun to enforce restrictions on use of a nature preserve at the Rancho San Diego campus that has been a popular – but illegal – spot for young bike riders.
Nonprofit Stoney's Kids donates $10,000 to assist former foster youth
11/06/2013 - With its motto, “It’s all about the kids,” the nonprofit charitable organization Stoney’s Kids donated $10,000 Wednesday to benefit former foster youth now attending Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.
Colleges plan host of Veterans' Week activities
11/04/2013 - In commemoration of Veterans Day, Nov 11, both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges plan a number of activities between Monday, Nov. 4, and Thursday, Nov. 8. The Veterans Week programs are presented by the Student Veteran Organization at each campus, with support from student government and the student affairs offices. All events are open to the public.
Wheelchair basketball athletes wow able-bodied players
10/30/2013 - Eye-opening as it is exciting, the 16th annual Cuyamaca College Wheelchair Basketball Game on Wednesday delivered in its mission to showcase the athleticism of league-competition players, whose dedication to the sport is obvious, from the cost of the customized chairs to the hours they spend every week finessing the finer points of the game.
Wheelchair basketball game at Cuyamaca College open to all
10/28/2013 - Eye-opening as it is exciting, the 16th annual Cuyamaca College Wheelchair Basketball Game is set for noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Cuyamaca College gym as part of the college’s annual commemoration of National Disabilities Awareness Month.
Three new appointees to GCCCD Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
10/25/2013 - Two volunteers with previous citizens’ bond oversight committee experience and a longtime electrical contractor are the newest members of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District CBOC.
Sheriff's Department passes key test in arrest at Grossmont College
10/24/2013 - The arrest of a man on Tuesday suspected of attacking a woman in the Grossmont College parking garage showed the value of the Sheriff's Department in ensuring safety at the East County colleges.
Mexican consulate awards scholarships to 15 students
10/24/2013 - The Mexican consulate has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 15 Grossmont and Cuyamaca college students of Mexican descent, marking the East County college district’s first year of involvement in the program seeking to help elevate the educational level of Latinos in the United States.
Zack Gianino sworn in as Grossmont College student trustee
10/16/2013 - Zack Gianino was sworn in Tuesday, October 15, as the new student trustee for Grossmont College.
Public invited to join Cuyamaca in earth-friendly projects
10/14/2013 - For the Saturday gardener or community volunteer, Cuyamaca College is hosting a pair of events that will score you some points with Mother Nature and answer the call of community service.
New VP of student services at Cuyamaca College
10/03/2013 - Scott Thayer, Cuyamaca College’s new vice president of student services, is as passionate about helping students succeed as he is about sports. And that’s saying a lot. A three-sport letterman in high school in Minneapolis, Minn., Thayer was also a standout athlete at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn., where he was a regional MVP baseball player and football competitor. A baseball scholarship paid his way through Rollins College, a private school in Winter Park, Fla., where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Helping students a career dream of new associate vice chancellor
09/27/2013 - Santee native John Valencia, who’s returned to his East County roots to start a new, top-level job at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, describes his post as fundamentally helping students. He chuckles over his lengthy job title: associate vice chancellor of Advancement and Communications and CEO of the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges.
Creative new inroads earn chancellor Pacesetter award
09/26/2013 - Cindy L. Miles, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, has been recognized by a national organization of community college marketing professionals for her leadership in communications and advancement of the East County college district.
New vice chancellor of human resources begins post
09/25/2013 - Marsha Edwards, a 22-year veteran in her field, has started her new post as vice chancellor for human resources for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Edwards, who was born in Oregon and spent much of her life there, said she was intrigued by the job posting for the top human resources job at the East County college district.
GM-sponsored automotive tech class back in gear at Cuyamaca College
09/23/2013 - Cuyamaca College students with ambitions of well-paying jobs in the automotive service industry have reason to celebrate. Local General Motors and ACDelco service centers are once again partnering with Cuyamaca College to sponsor a highly-regarded training program that alternates classroom instruction on automotive repair with on-the-job training.