Community Open House In April
As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we are inviting the
entire community to our campus for a free Community Open House, a
fun-filled, family-oriented festival on Friday and Saturday, April
13 and 14. The theme is "50-Year Spectacular! A Sizzling Weekend
Celebration." We are encouraging all faculty, staff and
administrators to support, participate and attend. Over two
action-packed days, we will feature events where you'll jump and
jive to the sounds of the dazzling decades, plus make history with a
Guinness Book of World Records attempt.
On Friday, April 13, the scheduled activities include student
performances (singers, guitars, jazz, and more) in the Main Quad
from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a "Sock-Hop Dance" in the Main
Gym featuring live music from our very own Rick Trestrail's
"Footloose" band playing classic tunes from the '50s, '60s and '70s.
The dance (free admission) runs from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., and will
include prizes and giveaways. Classic cars will be on display, and
food specials will be available from "Ms. Patty Melt" and "Sweets
in Motion" food trucks.
Then, on Saturday, April 14, everyone is encouraged to attend the
9:30 a.m. dedication ceremony for our two brand new buildings,
followed by a Departmental Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring
exhibits, interactive demonstrations, activities and classes
showcasing our faculty and all that Grossmont College has to offer.
Let your divisional dean know your plans for showcasing the
college's outstanding learning environment. In addition to the
Department Fair, our community members will be able to indulge in
culinary creations from a dozen of San Diego's most famous food
trucks, offering free samples and an abundance of luncheon choices.
Most importantly, at noon, we will put Grossmont College on the
world map by setting a Guinness World's Records attempt in the Main
Quad. A free t-shirt will be available for every participant who
attends the world's records attempt.
So, mark your calendars and join in this celebration! Families are
invited, especially ages 12 and up (no child care will be
available). For updates, tell your friends and neighbors to visit
Looking for couples who met their spouse at Grossmont College
College is looking for former students, faculty and staff members
who met their spouses at Grossmont College. The couples who respond
to college officials will be invited to attend a free
pre-Valentine’s Day reception to be held on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 on
the El Cajon campus. The event will be one of several the college is
planning as part of its year-long 50-year anniversary celebration,
to be held from June 2011 to June 2012. The reception is planned to
feature refreshments and live music, including love songs from the
past five decades.
President Sunny Cooke, one of every three adults currently living in
East County has enrolled in a class at Grossmont College sometime
during their life. “We will be diligent over the next year to
identify couples whom we can recognize and honor for finding love at
Grossmont College,” said Cooke. Interested persons are encouraged to
contact Grossmont College’s Office of College and Community
Relations at (619) 644-7840, or send an e-mail to