Lori Schick, a 17-year philanthropy professional who has raised funds for causes as varied as education, regional theater and tropical forest conservation, is the new director of development for the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges. ...read more
New development director at college district foundation
09/22/2016 - Lori Schick, a 17-year philanthropy professional who has raised funds for causes as varied as education, regional theater and tropical forest conservation, is the new director of development for the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges.
Year's best faculty lauded at two colleges
09/16/2016 - – Five instructors at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have been selected by their peers as the academic year’s best faculty members. The honorees were lauded at fall convocations for exemplary service to the East County campuses.
Scholarships awarded to 135 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students
09/13/2016 - More than $81,000 in scholarships were awarded Saturday to 135 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students who excelled academically while many of them overcame life-changing challenges.
Colleges celebrate Latino Heritage Month
09/12/2016 - The Grossmont College Latino Film Festival and a Cuyamaca College Latino Heritage Celebration highlight an array of special events honoring Hispanic Heritage Month at the two East County colleges, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. All of the events are free and open to the public.
New coordinator selected for East County Education Alliance
09/09/2016 - As a parent of two teenagers attending El Capitan High School in Lakeside, Amber Hughes has more than a professional stake in her new job as coordinator of the East County Education Alliance, a partnership between the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the Grossmont Union High School District.
Colleges offering eight-week classes starting Oct. 17
09/02/2016 - Interested in earning college credit in just two months from Grossmont or Cuyamaca colleges? Eight-week courses beginning the week of Oct. 17 are a great way to pick up general education or subject-specialty classes in less time, but at the same affordable cost of regular semester-length classes. The classes ending Dec. 10 offer from one to five credits at a cost of $46 per unit. They consist of traditional, online and hybrid classes, which require both in-classroom and online attendance.
District receives national diversity award
09/01/2016 - For the second time, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Cuyamaca College awarded $2.6 million grant to raise achievement for Hispanic students
08/30/2016 - Hispanic students at Cuyamaca College will soon see a significant boost in efforts aimed at guiding them toward obtaining certificates and degrees and transferring to four-year colleges and universities, thanks to a nearly $2.6-million, five-year federal grant.
College district chosen to train environmental health, safety techs
08/23/2016 - The San Diego Workforce Partnership has linked with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District to provide free training this fall for entry-level positions in the environmental health and safety field.
Colleges welcoming students for fall semester
08/11/2016 - The new semester begins Aug. 22 for more than an anticipated 28,000 students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges with a wealth of new class and program offerings at the two East County colleges.
Cuyamaca College to offer associate degree in Kumeyaay Studies
07/27/2016 - Cuyamaca College will break new ground this fall when it launches an associate degree in Kumeyaay studies program, becoming among the first community colleges in California to offer a degree program focusing on the language, culture and history of a specific Native American tribe.
District board approves $348 million bond measure
07/20/2016 - A $348 million bond measure was approved Tuesday by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board, responding to community demands for a workforce center that will train East County’s future employees for critically-needed jobs.
Community colleges receive $2 million basic skills grant
07/19/2016 - A new $2 million grant will give area community colleges a larger role in helping many students get a successful start at San Diego State University and California State University San Marcos by sharpening their math and English skills.
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.