Monday, June 13, 2022

College district names 2 top administrators

Kerry Kilber Rebman, left, Nikki Salgado
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has selected two administrators to fill top leadership posts.

Nicole “Nikki” Salgado has been chosen as Vice President of Administrative Services at Cuyamaca College, and Kerry Kilber Rebman as Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology for GCCCD.

“Nikki and Kerry will provide strong leadership to ensure that we are providing the highest quality programs and services to students and broader communities in East County,” said Chancellor Lynn Neault. “I’m thrilled to welcome them to their new leadership positions, and I look forward to working closely with them.”

Monday, June 6, 2022

GCCCD to launch drone program

 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.
The field is in great need of highly trained workers, and college and district leaders partnered with business professionals across the region to develop the free new program. The district has long been a leading job generator in East County. Similar drone operations program supported by the U.S. Department of Labor ended last fall, after temporary grant funding stopped. The district’s governing board voted in March to expand the program this fall.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Grossmont College caps yearlong initiative promoting random acts of kindness

 One employee was recognized for putting together goodie bags for the homeless. Several others received a shout-out for volunteering to read to toddlers at the campus Child Development Center. A student was saluted for filming a video of sunrises and sunsets and collecting sand in a small bucket for an elderly senior who had shared his dismay about not being able to visit or walk on the beach during the pandemic. All are among those being acknowledged and honored as part of the Grossmont College Random 60 initiative, a yearlong endeavor highlighting 60 random acts of kindness taking place during the college’s 60th anniversary.

          “Grossmont College has been an integral part of East County for the past six decades, and we launched this undertaking to shine a light on the goodness that permeates our campus and remind us of all the good we have done and will continue to do for our community,” said Grossmont College President Denise Whisenhunt. “It has certainly been inspiring.”