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District budgeting: walking a tightrope while blindfolded

Chancellor Cindy L. Miles

April 24, 2012

Editor's Note: Following is a letter sent by Chancellor Miles to faculty concerning the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District's financial condition. GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- For the past few years, putting together our District’s budget has been as precarious as walking a tightrope. We...

Scholarships! Get your scholarships!

Jenn Sanders

April 23, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE-- It’s that time of year again; a time of scholarship applications and graduations. Looking for scholarships is no easy task. There are so many, where would a person start? Does each one require a 500-word or more essay? Is it worth the time? When are the deadlines? There are many places ...

Peg Marcus elected to ASGC presidency

Johnny Weber

April 19, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- Peg Marcus, a grandmother and former Phi Theta Kappa honors society president, was elected as president of the Associated Students of Grossmont College for the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. She will succeed Cheryl-Anne Phillips at the end of the current semester. Marcus was un...

50th anniversary fete was many-faceted celebration

50th anniversary fete was many-faceted celebration

John Weber

April 18, 2012

  GROSSMONT COLLEGE-  The campus  threw open its doors to the community April 13 and 14 to showcase its many programs and departments and to celebrate the transformation the college has undergone over the past 50 years. Friday night, April 13, started with student performances in room 220...

Medical Research Involving a Vulnerable Population

Sara Birka

April 18, 2012

Editor's Note:  Last year, Grossmont College joined with five four-year colleges in the greater San Diego area in a joint study project based on Rebecca Skloot's book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  A student essay contest was sponsored as part of that joint study and Grossmont student Sara Birka w...

Campus preschool accepting enrollment applications

Barbara Boyd

April 17, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- While I am a full-time student at Grossmont College, I also serve as a partial caregiver for my sister’s two charming children. While I am here at school they are at home with my bedridden sister. In need of a daycare for them, I recently visited the preschool that Grossmont h...

Grossmont’s pioneer student journalists return to campus

Dylan Burke

April 15, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- Helen McCormick Halmay and Bill Ott, former features and sports editor of the first student newspaper here, say they had a wonderful time putting out the Collegian.  They say the experience helped both of their careers. Grossmont began in 1962 on just  half of a high school camp...

Two offices contested in ASGC elections Monday and Tuesday

Johnny Weber

April 14, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- The Associated Students of Grossmont College (ASGC) are to hold their elections on Monday and Tuesday, April 16th and 17th online and in the main quad as part of an effort to get more students involved in the school. The candidates are:  President: Peg Marcus;  Vice P...

For many Spring Break will be a stay at home affair

March 26, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Releases)-- In the movies, college students descend on vacation beach spots for a week of revelry during Spring Break; as for myself, I plan to watch as much professional baseball as possible. Meanwhile, a random survey of 11 students indicated that while some will be traveling...

Grossmont offers clubs for many interests

Andi Laurvick and Jenn Sanders

March 21, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- There are a variety of on campus clubs that cater to student interests and hobbies. At a recent Inter-Club Fair many clubs set up in the Main Quad to show Grossmont students and staff what extracurricular activities are available. One of the clubs was Circle K, a volunteer ...

Golden anniversary festival planned April 13-14

March 20, 2012

GROSSMONT COLLEGE -- A 50-year anniversary doesn’t happen every day, so Grossmont College will celebrate its golden moment in history with a blowout weekend of free events for the community to enjoy April 13 and 14 at the El Cajon campus. Music lovers, foodies, dancers, amateur scientists, artists,...

Happy Nowruz! Today marks start of Persian New Year

Amir Al Tamimi

March 19, 2012

  GROSSMONT COLLEGE-- Today, March 19, marks the beginning of Nowruz, a New Year's holiday celebrated at the time of the Spring Equinox in Iran and in neighboring countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan.  It's a holiday with roots tracing back to the pre-Muslim era of Persia when Zoroastrianism w...

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