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Once again, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Proposition V bond program has received a perfect score for its transparency in providing information to the public. ...read more


 
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October 2019

Grossmont College Respiratory Therapy Program celebrates 50 years
10/14/2019 - Neil Armstrong had become the first man to set foot on the moon just one month earlier, the minimum wage was just $1.60 per hour, and 50 years ago this fall, Grossmont College launched its renowned Respiratory Therapy program with an initial cohort of 20 students. More than 1,000 respiratory therapists have graduated from the Grossmont College program since its inception in 1969, all of whom leave the El Cajon campus with 576 hours of hands-on, clinical experience at an array of local medical centers.

The Slants musician and Grossmont alum returning to campus
10/04/2019 - There’s more to the story of The Slants than meets the eye. That’s the message that former Grossmont College student Simon Tam, frontman for the Asian-American rock band The Slants, wants to convey when he returns to his academic home of 1999-2000 on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to give a reading and multi-media presentation of his memoir,” Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court.” Scheduled for 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Griffin Gate as part of the English Department’s Fall Reading Series, the event is free and open to the public.

Taxpayers group finds bond program to be transparent
10/01/2019 - Once again, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Proposition V bond program has received a perfect score for its transparency in providing information to the public.

September 2019

Grossmont College instructor gets international award for textbook
09/24/2019 - Grossmont College Counselor and Professor Dave Dillon whose open-education textbook won a national textbook excellence award in Philadelphia in June has garnered global recognition.

Top faculty at Grossmont, Cuyamaca lauded
09/23/2019 - From the cotton fields of Arizona to a boyhood spent in Uganda, the four Grossmont and Cuyamaca College instructors honored by their colleagues this fall traversed unpredictable paths leading them to the two East County colleges.

Public invited to accreditation open forums
09/10/2019 - The community is invited to attend open forums being held October 1 and 2 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges to learn more about the administration of the colleges, the programs and goals of the respective schools, and to provide feedback about the needs of the community.

2019-20 ECHO Chamber Music Series at Cuyamaca College
09/06/2019 - The ECHO Chamber Music Series, now in its third year, is taking its 2019-2020 season at Cuyamaca College’s Samuel M. Ciccati Performing Arts Theatre to new heights with 14 concerts featuring performers such as Jason Vieaux, Bach Collegium, the Dalí Quartet, and members of the San Diego Symphony and other internationally acclaimed musicians who have performed across the globe.

August 2019

Grossmont College Theatre Arts season launches
08/28/2019 - Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park, the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy and the first full-length play written by actor/comedian/musician Steve Martin – Picasso at the Lapin Agile – are among the productions set for the 2019-20 Stagehouse Theatre season at Grossmont College.

Ornamental horticulture renovation to break ground
08/12/2019 - A groundbreaking to be held Aug. 22 marks the start of a $16.7 million project that will renovate indoor and outdoor classrooms and facilities, and add new greenhouses for Cuyamaca College’s signature Ornamental Horticulture program.

National recognition for Cuyamaca College education reform
08/08/2019 - Cuyamaca College’s efforts to transform the way that students are taught math, English and English as a Second Language have been recognized by a national organization that promotes Latino success in higher education.

July 2019

Four students chosen as ambassadors for statewide wellness program
07/30/2019 - Four students from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are among 20 from community colleges across the state selected for the California Community Colleges Student Wellness Ambassador Program for the 2019-2020 academic school year.

Grossmont College welcomes public to Career Academy Week
07/11/2019 - Making learning cool is what’s behind Grossmont College’s Career Academy Week, a three-day event featuring speakers, demonstrations and a new mobile lab where visitors can try their hand at virtual welding, as well as programming and flying drones.

Open registration for fall semester at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
07/10/2019 - Open registration starts July 17 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges for fall semester classes beginning Aug. 19 for some 30,000 students with goals of university transfer, workforce training or expanding their knowledge.

District vacancies on Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
07/01/2019 - Civic-minded East County residents with ties to the business community or the construction industry are invited to apply for three seats on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.

June 2019

Colleges secure grants to expand online career education
06/27/2019 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have each secured a $500,000 grant to build online career education programs to train students with the skills needed for good-paying, in-demand jobs.

2 from Grossmont receive national scholarship for LGBTQ students
06/26/2019 - Two Grossmont College students are recipients of scholarships from the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit.

Another commencement for the record books
06/11/2019 - Marking another record year, Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges last week awarded 5,652 degrees and certificates to 2,699 graduates, the largest graduating class in the college district’s history.

Mortarboards a feather in the cap for Grossmont grads
06/04/2019 - Commencement is a day of celebration, but for some, the pomp and circumstance is more than they can afford. For the past 15 years, longtime Grossmont College staffer Juliette Harrington has quietly paid for the caps and gowns of dozens of graduates who might otherwise not been able to participate in commencement.


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