Friday, December 17, 2021

Grossmont College science, math and career tech complex reaches construction milestone

Attendees sign a construction beam.
 Against a backdrop of an azure morning sky, a steel beam was hoisted atop Grossmont College’s new science, math and career technology complex during a topping-out ceremony Friday, marking the apex of the $37.1 million construction project.  

“This topping out illustrates how Grossmont College continues to grow in our community,” said college President Denise Whisenhunt. “A symbol of growth and newness -- this is what this ceremony is about.” 

Pausing to the sound of construction, which she described as a “sound of a symphony,” Whisenhunt recounted the words of a young architect, Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Open registration for spring 2022 semester at Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges


Spring semester is just a calendar page away at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges and employees are at the ready to help students register for classes.

Whether face to face or via Zoom, staff is eager is provide extra guidance to enroll.

Open enrollment has started for the new semester, which begins Jan. 31 with a multitude of courses, including about half that are online, and many with zero textbook costs. Open registration has also started for intersession classes, offered Jan. 4-29.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Cuyamaca College celebrates ribbon-cutting of revamped OH complex

 Like a shot of Miracle-Gro to a houseplant, Cuyamaca College’s expanded Ornamental Horticulture complex is expected to invigorate the campus flagship program.

A ribbon-cutting Friday celebrated the $19.4 million renovation of the site, with added indoor and outdoor classrooms and facilities, doubled square footage of building spaces, and a state-of-art, high-tech greenhouse for the college’s Ornamental Horticulture program. Also added was a separate new building housing the nursery’s retail shop, along with office and meeting rooms.

“We are proud of our stellar graduates who are prepared to take on jobs in the green industry in our region and beyond,” college President Julianna Barnes said to about 80 attendees gathered for the mid-morning celebration. “These facilities will help our students work in classrooms and outdoor spaces that model the professional world.”

This project, started in August 2019, was funded by Proposition V, a $398 million construction bond measure passed by East County voters in 2012 to improve and add facilities at Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges to meet student needs.