Monday, June 13, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022
Students will soon be able to attain a certificate in the high-demand and high-pay field of drone operations at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.
|Students line up for a class photo taken by a drone.|
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The award-winning Stagehouse Theatre at Grossmont College wraps up its 2021-2022 season with a production of “All in the Timing.” The production was written by David Ives
and directed by Grossmont College theatre arts instructor and Broadway actor Geno Carr. Opening night is May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Winner of the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, this critically acclaimed evening of comedy comprises six, one-act plays that combine wit, intellect, satire, and just plain fun. Carr recently joined the North American tour of “Come From Away,” reprising the role of Oz and others that he originated for the Tony Award-winning play on Broadway. Musical direction for the production is by Nancy Snow Carr, a soprano who has been singing, performing, and teaching professionally for the past two decades.
Friday, May 13, 2022
“We show the works of regional and national artists all year long, but the show that gets the most recognition and attention has always been the Student Art Exhibitions,” said gallery coordinator Alex Decosta. “It’s really exciting to see the work that comes in.”
Thursday, May 12, 2022
|From left: Laura Murphy, Francys Ropohl and Janice Fischer|
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Friday, May 6, 2022
Grossmont College celebrated its 60th anniversary May 3 in the Main Quad with music, food, prizes and proclamations. A legislative contingent also joined in marking the big day. In attendance were: County Supervisor Joel Anderson (District 2) and staff member Paige Bounds; Zach Bunshaft from Governor Gavin Newsom's office; Jessie Schmitte from State Sen. Ben Hueso's office; Lori Brown from State Sen. Brian Jones' office and Moana Alo from Assembymember Akilah Weber's office.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022
The photographs are rich in color and culture, and the stories behind them tinged in blood and atrocities.
Friday, April 15, 2022
Association (CCCAA) Hall of Fame. Lackey received the recognition April 6, becoming the first Grossmont College coach to earn the plaudit.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
All events are free and open to the
- Tuesday, April 5: Understanding Ramadan, a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims; Griffin Gate in Bldg. 60, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., presented by Dr. Noha Ireiqat, who teaches Arabic and English as a Second Language courses.
- Wednesday, April 6: Arabic Language and Communication, Building 55-524, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. presented by Dr. Sonia Ghattas-Soliman, co-chair of World Languages at Grossmont College and professor of Arabic.
- Monday, April 11: Henna: A Presentation and Application, Griffin Gate, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 14: Arabic Calligraphy, a presentation on the main six patterns of calligraphy followed by a demonstration by a master calligrapher, Ayman Karkhy. Griffin Gate in Bldg. 60, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 14: Debka (Arabic folk dance) and light lunch, Main Quad, 2:30-4 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Artrice Bennett, a student at Grossmont, and Fawzia Bakhit, a student at Cuyamaca, have been named 2022 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-California Award Winners. Bennett and Bakhit are among just 114 community college students statewide to be selected for the All-California Academic First, Second and Third Teams. Both Bennett and Bakhit were named to the Third Team. Bennett, a student at both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges, received her award through Cuyamaca.
PTK recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has a presence on nearly 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges in 1929. Building on the success of the national All-USA Team Program, PTK launched the All-State Academic Team Program. The purpose of the program is to provide recognition at the state level for these top community college students.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has filled two key positions with the recent promotions of Eric Klein as associate vice chancellor for Educational Support Services, and Nashona Andrade as the new Human Resources director.
Nashona Andrade and Eric Klein
Chancellor Lynn Neault said the selections of Klein and Andrade will further strengthen an already talented leadership team.
“Both Eric and Nashona will bring passion and innovation to these positions,” she said. “They will help keep our district moving forward.”
Klein, who joined the district in 2019 as Grossmont College’s dean of Learning and Technology Resources, will coordinate strategic enrollment management efforts, manage institutional data and work closely with Information Technology to design and improve systems to support operations. He is highly regarded by his peers and leaders in the district, and committed to serving students.
Friday, March 25, 2022
Looking for a quick, affordable and flexible way to earn college credits, obtain critical work skills, or
|Cuyamaca's HAZWOPER certification class.|
Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are offering numerous short-term, accelerated classes in person, virtually and in hybrid formats beginning April 4 for students seeking a variety of ways to advance their education and professional training. Grossmont College’s list of short-term classes, is updated daily. A list of short-term classes at Cuyamaca College is available through the college’s home page.
Short-term classes, which help students earn credits quickly, range in length from four to eight weeks – in contrast to 16 weeks for regular semester-length classes. These short-term classes run between early April and late May.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
The award-winning Stagehouse Theatre at Grossmont College is back this spring with a trio of
performances that will include Pride & Prejudice, All in the Timing, and As You Like It.
As You Like It, a pastoral comedy written by William Shakespeare and directed by Benjamin Cole, is the latest addition to the Stagehouse Theatre’s annual Inside the Actor’s Process that tours more than a dozen San Diego County high schools as part of the Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department’s outreach program. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, however, high school students – and the general public – will be treated to four free performances on February 26 and March 5 at the Stagehouse Theatre at 2 and 7:30 p.m. both days. Reservations are required by calling the Stagehouse Theatre Box Office at (619) 644-7234.
Pride & Prejudice, directed by Shana Wride and written by Kate Hamill, is based on the novel by Jane Austen. It comes to the Stagehouse Theatre with 7:30 p.m. performances on March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26; and at 2 p.m. on March 19 and 26.
The Governing Board received reports detailing the district audit, as well as independent reviews of the district’s Proposition V bond building fund, and the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, for fiscal year 2020-21. East County voters approved Proposition V in 2012, enabling the district to make $398 million in major facilities upgrades across the two college campuses.
“All reports have unmodified opinions, which is the best opinion we can have and there are no other findings for 2021,” Sahar Abushaban, Vice Chancellor for Business Services, told the Governing Board last month.
Clean, unmodified opinions are the finest that an auditor can issue. The
auditor found no blemishes in internal control or compliance at the district. In
addition to giving the district a clean bill of health for 2021, the general
audit by the certified public accounting firm CWDL noted that the district had
taken corrective measures to address two minor record-keeping findings for 2020.