Thursday, June 17, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Virtual information meetings are set for June 22 and July 13 for students interested in enrolling in the July 26-Dec. 19 online classes. OPT is a full-time, 20-week, free job-training program that teaches eight core subjects: business English; job search; keyboarding; Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; social media basics and office procedures. Students also select specializations in accounting, insurance, medical office, or office support.
“OPT is truly an amazing program,” said Candy McLaughlin, the Business Office Technology lab specialist who assists with OPT. “We pay for tuition and lend textbooks to students. We also have a career placement specialist and a licensed counselor who are solely dedicated to OPT. There is so much support for students.”
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Grossmont College grads celebrated June 8, 2021, with a drive-thru procession one day before their virtual commencement ceremony.
Sister campus Cuyamaca College is scheduled hold a similar celebration June 9, the day before its virtual commencement.
Nearly 1,790 graduates from the two colleges are set to receive more than 4,850 associate degrees and certificates of achievement.
Friday, June 4, 2021
|Melissa Shields, left, and Shanae James-May|
Almost 1,790 graduates from the two colleges will receive 4,854 degrees and certificates in virtual ceremonies to be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, for Grossmont College and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10 for Cuyamaca College.
Digital presentations of electronic slides featuring the accomplishments of individual graduates will take the place of the traditional processional. Because of COVID-19 safety protocols, the colleges opted for online commencements to protect the health and safety of the community. The drive-thru events give the graduates an opportunity to dress in their regalia, decorate their cars, have photos taken and be congratulated by faculty and staff along the route.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Melissa Shields is proof that all things are possible for those who believe in themselves, especially when they work hard and get the support they need to succeed.
At age 53, the Grossmont College student commencement speaker is a first-generation, African American college graduate. But she didn’t always have the confidence in her academic abilities as she does today. As a young adult, Shields believed that she was unintelligent. After her parents’ divorce, she dropped out of high school at 18. Then, life happened, and she became a wife and mom. As her children grew up, she realized that she had a limited ability to assist them with their homework. She was also embarrassed and ashamed to tell her children that she had not graduated high school.