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Botanical Society

Are You An OH Student?

Did you know if you are a student in the Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Program, you are automatically a member of Cuyamaca College Botanical Society (CCBS)?

What is the Cuyamaca College Botanical Society (CCBS)?

In 1980, the same year the Ornamental Horticulture program was established, a group of first year students decided that a club should be formed with the intent to raise funds for scholarships and beautify the campus. Thus, the Cuyamaca College Botanical Society (CCBS) was born. The society’s members are all Ornamental Horticulture students currently attending the college. There are no membership dues and once you are a student of horticulture you automatically become a member of the Cuyamaca College Botanical Society (CCBS.)

The Cuyamaca College Botanical Society has grown over the years and the scholarship program that was started in 1980 is unequaled by any other on campus. Each year its student members raise funds for the scholarship program and the OH Department with the Aggie Open Golf Tournament, a Sustainable Urban Landscape Conference and the school year culminates with the Scholarship and Awards Banquet at which over $450,000 in scholarship funds have been awarded since the program’s inception.

2016-2017 Officers

  • 40th President - Kaity Bevenour
  • 1st Vice President - Antonio Verduzco
  • 2nd Vice President - Tyler Shannon
  • Treasurer - Brittany Etnyre
  • Secretary - April Voss
  • Activities Coordinator - Alexandra Bickham
  • Assistant to the Board - Lance Rallof, Frank Ugarte, Damien Rosales, Judy Roden, Francisco Gallegos

Events include:

CCBS Past Presidents Roster
Year Name
1980 - Spring 1st Benny Wyndham
1980 - 1981 2nd Kris Errett
1981 - 1982 3rd Mike 'Woody' Woodrow
1982 - 1983 4th David Emigh
1983 - 1984 5th Linda Lee
1984 - 1985 6th Lynda Wightman
1985 - 1986 7th Katherine Grundman
1986 - 1987 8th Hellen Stone
1987 - 1988 9th Jan Tubiolo
1988 - 1989 10th Reg Rhea
1989 - 1990 11th Sandra Stephens-Budge
1990 - 1991 12th Cathy May
1991 - 1992 13th Kevin Bear
1992 - 1993 14th Mary Allen
1993 - Fall 15th Bill Milward
1994 - Spring 16th Steve Sink
1994 - 1995 17th Mary Simone
1995 - 1996 18th Lori Rodriguez
1996 - 1997 19th Kerri Conner
1997 - 1998 20th Tricia Daley
1998 - 1999 21st Nancy George
1999 - 2000 22nd Cheryl Darrieulat
2000 - Fall 23rd Season George
2001 - Spring 24th Mathew Gigear
2001 - 2002 25th Sheila Martin
2002 - 2003 26th Christian Canterberry
2003 - 2004 27th Pat Neal
2004 - 2005 28th Yce Abshire
2005 - 2006 29th Kyle Freyburger
2006 - 2007 30th Stephany Hurtt
2007 - 2008 31st Emilliana 'Viva' Emery
2008 - 2009 32nd Amanda Simpson
2009 - 2010 33rd Amy Huie
2010 - 2011 34th Jay Davis
2011 - 2012 35th Louise Parks
2012 - 2013 36th Zeek Magallanes
2013 - 2014 37th David Boggs
2014 - 2016 38th Lance Rallof
2016 39th Carrie Shuster

 


Events include:

  • Sustainable Turf and Landscape Seminar
  • Arbor Day Celebration
  • Spring Garden Festival
  • Scholarship and Awards Banquet

Become a Member

Logo for Cuyamaca Botanical Society

Becoming a Botanical Society member is a great way to get involved, learn more and meet new friends. And of course we always appreciate any help you can give us.

Membership Form

For more information email below
CCBS Information Email

Scholarship Program

The Cuyamaca College Botanical Society is a great source of information throughout the year and provides many annual scholarships.

Scholarship Information

For more information

More information about the club and their upcoming events is available from the officers of at the Nursery Sales Office on campus in Room M-107.

Last Updated: 02/16/2017

Contact

Don Schultz
Program Coordinator
Email: donald.schultz@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-660-4023

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