The calm before commencement

Maintenance puts the finishes touches on their commencement setup.

Dennis Sigler takes a break from setting up for commencement

Story and photos by Russ Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Commencement will jump off today, starting at 5:30 p.m. As previously reported, attendance will be around 4,000, including an estimated 1,500 student who will receive either or both an Associate’s Degree and a Certificate of Achievement.

While wandering through campus, I came upon faculty and staff putting finishing touches on the main quad which, by virtue of today’s good weather, shall be the site of Grossmont College’s 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony.  (Otherwise, the ceremonies would have been staged in the main parking structure.)

Among those helping to make ready were Dennis Sigler of Maintenance;  Dean of Student Affairs Augustin Albarran, his administrative assistant Maria Baeza; and Grossmont’s Director of Printing Holly Phan.

(from left) Maria Baeza, Holly Phan and Augustin Albarran