Jesse Enriquez, the new coordinator of an East County initiative to make the high school-to-college or career transition more seamless, understands the challenges facing teens as they venture into adulthood. ...read more
New coordinator of Alliance eager to help teens launch futures
06/22/2016 - Jesse Enriquez, the new coordinator of an East County initiative to make the high school-to-college or career transition more seamless, understands the challenges facing teens as they venture into adulthood.
Colleges to offer 3 bachelor's degrees through PLNU
06/15/2016 - Starting in the fall, graduates of Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges can continue their education for bachelor’s degrees in three programs from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) without ever leaving the East County community college campuses.
4,200 degrees and certificates awarded to Grossmont, Cuyamaca graduates
06/06/2016 - Two Iraqi refugees who succeeded academically through perseverance and strength of spirit, and a high-school dropout who’s now on her way to UC Berkeley, shared their inspirational stories at last week’s commencement ceremonies for Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges.
Cuyamaca College takes the wheel to train auto tech students in EVs, hybrids
06/01/2016 - As hybrid and electric vehicles become more commonplace on San Diego County roads, Cuyamaca College is shifting gears to ensure its automotive technology program is on top of the trend.
Cuyamaca, Grossmont colleges to celebrate commencements
05/18/2016 - A busy academic year highlighted by new leadership at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges culminates with commencement ceremonies June 1 and 2, where more than 4,200 degrees and certificates will be awarded.
Cuyamaca College lands $1.5 million grant for student success programs
05/17/2016 - Cuyamaca College was awarded a $1.5 million state grant this week that expands on the college’s innovative programs to dramatically increase student success by reducing the remedial pipeline and better preparing students for college level coursework.
Grossmont and Cuyamaca College grads prove education is ageless
05/16/2016 - When Barbara Sue Adkins was born, FDR was president. When Hinsseenee Regassa entered the world, Bill Clinton occupied the White House. Generations may separate the two, but what the octogenarian and 17-year-old have in common is they are both part of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Class of 2016.
Cuyamaca College student earns State Department language scholarship
05/13/2016 - Rachel Becker didn’t know anything about the Arabic language until she became close friends with two Iraqi refugees who were classmates at Cuyamaca College. Now the 21-year-old Spring Valley resident is on her way to Jordan through a fully-funded, U.S. Department of State-sponsored immersion program to study the language while living with a host family over the summer.
Hot wheels, cool competition, live bands at Auto Skills Day, Coyote Music Fest
04/27/2016 - Cuyamaca College is revving up its annual Automotive Skills Day set for 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, showcasing its automotive technology program with high school and college students turning wrenches in head-to-head competition.
District selected as finalist for safety planning award from American Association of Community Colleges
04/26/2016 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has been selected as one of four national finalists for an Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges for its comprehensive system to keep its two colleges safe and prepared for emergencies.
We're here for you this summer
04/25/2016 - Need extra college credits or want to learn new job skills? Check out the more than 400 classes being offered this summer at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.
Coyote Music Festival returns to Cuyamaca College May 7
04/19/2016 - Six local bands with styles ranging from flamenco jazz to country rock will be featured at the 2016 Coyote Music Festival on the afternoon of Saturday, May 7, at Cuyamaca College.
East County Career Expo May 4 at Cuyamaca College
04/18/2016 - More than 50 employers from throughout the region will converge on Cuyamaca College May 4 to recruit applicants for an array of available jobs during the 2016 East County Career Expo.
Cuyamaca College Spring Garden Festival set for April 23
04/05/2016 - Wondering why your roses aren’t blooming or considering xeriscaping your lawn? Get some tips and a lot more at Cuyamaca College’s Spring Garden Festival Saturday, April 23, a family-friendly community celebration of spring and a greener future. Like hummingbirds drawn to nectar, garden and landscape enthusiasts by the thousands flock each year to the popular event, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
East County Education Alliance wins national innovation award
03/28/2016 - A partnership between a college district and high school district in San Diego’s East County to provide a smoother path to college and a career has received a national Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College.
College district team wins national community college award
03/23/2016 - Three faculty members and an administrator from the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District are recipients of a national award recognizing community college teaching and leadership.
'Scheherazade' brings Arabian Nights to Cuyamaca College
03/22/2016 - For 1,001 nights, Scheherazade eluded an untimely death by weaving tales with cliffhanger endings, keeping a vengeful king at bay. Again and again her life was spared so the king could hear what happened next.
Rain fails to dampen spirits at Community College AlumniFest
03/14/2016 - A torrential rain put the kibosh on the outdoor festivities planned for Friday night’s Community College AlumniFest, but the 2,300 tickets sold in advance for the post-event Gulls hockey game has sponsors vowing to bring back the event next year.
Cuyamaca College students earn top honors and academic praise
03/11/2016 - Two Cuyamaca College students have been named to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-California Community College Academic Team – among the most prestigious honors for community college students in the state.
Bond oversight committee releases annual report
03/03/2016 - A citizens committee charged with the oversight of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s Proposition V construction program has released its 2015 Annual Report to the community.