November 2014

Mexican consulate awards $15,000 for scholarships
11/21/2014 - For the second year in a row, the Mexican Consulate has awarded $15,000 to the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District that will be used to award scholarships to 15 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students of Mexican descent.

Cuyamaca College center working to boost high school students' financial literacy
11/20/2014 - The Cuyamaca College-based San Diego Center for Economic Education will help update the financial literacy curriculum at high schools in the San Diego Unified School District under a new two-year, $161,533 grant.

Registration begins for winter session classes
11/19/2014 - Registration has begun for winter session – or intersession – classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges that start Jan. 5. Registration has also begun for spring 2015 classes, which start Jan 26, 2015.

New Campus and Parking Services director pulls into a spot at college district
11/18/2014 - Nicole Conklin, the district’s new Campus and Parking Services (CAPS) director, describes herself as a “parking nerd,” having dealt with the many issues involved in parking since she was 16 years old.

Barbecue honors Cuyamaca College student veterans
11/14/2014 - Cuyamaca College student veterans and active-duty military students were honored at a barbecue at the Water Conservation Garden.

College district names new vice chancellor of human resources
11/10/2014 - Tim Corcoran, a leader in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s human resources department since 2010, has been named vice chancellor of human resources following a nationwide search.

Two Cuyamaca College employees are honored
11/06/2014 - Both came to Cuyamaca College after long careers in other fields. Both have become invaluable, behind-the-scenes employees who are making sure that operations at the 9,000-student East County campus run smoothly. And both Michael Erickson and Corina Trevino have been honored with the Cuyamaca Way Award, which honors students, faculty or staff who best exemplifies the values of Cuyamaca College.

New members appointed to citizen's bond oversight committee
11/06/2014 - A retired bank manager and a healthcare educator have been appointed to serve on the citizens’ committee charged with ensuring that revenues from two construction bonds for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District are spent as promised to voters.

October 2014

East County college, high school district form alliance
10/29/2014 - A unique partnership designed to provide East County high school students with a smoother path to college and a career was announced today by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the Grossmont Union High School District.

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.

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