For the second year in a row, community college alum in San Diego and Imperial counties have a big reason to celebrate and to have more fun than you can shake a hockey stick at. On Saturday, March 25, community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties are throwing Community College AlumniFest, hosted by California Coast Credit Union and the San Diego Gulls hockey club. ...read more
Community College AlumniFest: A ticket to celebrate
02/28/2017 - For the second year in a row, community college alum in San Diego and Imperial counties have a big reason to celebrate and to have more fun than you can shake a hockey stick at. On Saturday, March 25, community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties are throwing Community College AlumniFest, hosted by California Coast Credit Union and the San Diego Gulls hockey club.
Cuyamaca College Spring Concert Series to begin
02/23/2017 - A celebration of black history that includes music, dance, spoken word and theater performances takes center stage when the annual Spring Concert Series gets underway Friday, Feb. 24, at Cuyamaca College.
College district awarded $1.5 million state Promise grant
02/22/2017 - East County educators are celebrating a $1.5 million state grant to further the work of the East County Education Alliance, a three-year partnership between the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College and Grossmont Union High School districts to help students make the transition to higher education.
Scholarships awarded to 132 Grossmont, Cuyamaca College students
02/14/2017 - More than $70,000 in scholarships were awarded Saturday to 132 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students who achieved academic excellence while overcoming incredible challenges and obstacles.
Third Annual Cuyamaca College Powwow
01/31/2017 - The Native American Student Alliance (NASA) at Cuyamaca College is hosting its 3rd Annual Powwow 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb.4, in front of the Communication Arts complex, Building B.
Diversity Dialogues Returns to Cuyamaca College
01/31/2017 - A Feb. 8 workshop tackling the mass incarceration of African-American males kicks off the spring edition of Diversity Dialogues, a series of Cuyamaca College conversations aimed at fostering a greater understanding of different cultures. “Diversity Dialogues is known for opening frank and meaningful discussions about social justice and equity, and we look forward to another set of seven workshops on topics that go to the heart of making Cuyamaca College a welcoming community,” said Lauren Vaknin, Associate Dean of Student Affairs. All workshops are free and open to the public.
Black History Month at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
01/27/2017 - Music, art, a poetry slam, and a discussion on black activism at Grossmont College and a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute, a panel of young African-American professionals, and a presentation on institutional slavery at Cuyamaca College are among February’s Black History Month events.
Still time to register for spring classes
01/26/2017 - Spring semester starts Monday, Jan. 30, at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, but late registration is still an option at East County’s community colleges, where nearly 30,000 students are working toward a degree, university transfer, workforce training or just increasing their knowledge.
New executive director of development at Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges
01/24/2017 - Erich Foeckler, a fundraising professional for 20 years, is the new executive director of development for the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, the philanthropic partner for East County’s two community colleges. The East County resident is in charge of developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan for the foundation and will take the lead in forging relationships with donors who want to make a difference in students’ lives.
District's 13-year record of spotless audits remains intact
01/23/2017 - With the closing of the books on Proposition R, the voter-backed 2002 construction bond funds that transformed the campuses of Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, a final accountability report was presented to the Governing Board that keeps the bond’s streak of spotless audits intact.
Grant funds viticulture program at Cuyamaca College
01/18/2017 - Cuyamaca College has secured a grant of nearly $260,000 to bolster its new viticulture apprenticeship program and cover the cost of a planned two-acre vineyard on the Rancho San Diego campus.
Governing Board officers selected
12/14/2016 - For the 10th year in a row, Bill Garrett was selected Tuesday night as president of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board, while Elena Adams joined the board that leads the two-college East County college district.
Open registration starts at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
12/02/2016 - From anthropology to water technology, East County’s community colleges offer a full spectrum of classes for almost 30,000 students working toward a degree or interested in improving their skills and knowledge. Open enrollment begins Dec. 6 for the new semester beginning Jan. 30. The cost of the courses is $46 per unit, with most classes offering three units of college credit. Online registration for regular semester classes ends Jan. 29.
Register now for four-week intersession classes
11/23/2016 - Registration is now open for spring intersession classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges. Students attend classes Jan. 3-28 and can complete a course, including those satisfying general education requirements, in just four weeks.
New $6 million federal grant funds free training at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
11/21/2016 - Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are partnering with industry leaders and others in creating an ambitious workforce development program in San Diego County and the Inland Empire to educate and train people from underserved populations at no cost for high-skilled, in-demand jobs, thanks to a new $6 million federal Department of Labor grant. “This grant will help us transform what we do as community colleges by creating high-wage, high-demand opportunities that target underserved populations,” said Javier Ayala, dean of Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development at Grossmont College.
Basket Brigade links with Grossmont College to provide holiday meals
11/15/2016 - The Basket Brigade of San Diego, a local non-profit group that provides Thanksgiving Day food baskets to families in need, is partnering this year with Grossmont College to recruit volunteers and donors to bring a holiday meal to hundreds, including students at the community college and their loved ones.
El Cajon Elks honor Cuyamaca College vets
11/14/2016 - About 25 student veterans at Cuyamaca College were treated to a barbecue and a drawstring bag filled with school supplies at a Veterans Week commemoration on the grand lawn Thursday hosted by the El Cajon Elks Lodge.
District hosting job fair to hire 300 adjunct faculty
11/09/2016 - With an eye toward hiring 300 part-time instructors at both of its colleges for the upcoming spring semester, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is holding its first Adjunct Recruiting Event from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Grossmont College Main Quad.
Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges hosting events to honor veterans
11/04/2016 - From participating in a parade along Harbor Drive in San Diego to a barbecue courtesy of the El Cajon Elks Lodge, both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges plan a number of activities in commemoration of Veterans Week Nov. 7-10.
Colleges hosting Employer Engagement Event open to public
10/25/2016 - Local employers from law enforcement, healthcare, manufacturing and more will be sharing information about jobs and careers at a free public event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Grossmont College Main Quad.