Campus Scene
The President's Corner by Dr. Ted Martinez
Dr. Ted MartinezAs we reach mid-point in our academic year, it is time to reflect upon the great challenges we have already faced – a devastating state budget followed by the natural devastation of the firestorm. We mourn the loss of our student, and continue to be concerned for those who were injured, and to assist those who lost homes and property.

However, at Grossmont College we look forward with resolve! We will face continuing budget challenges with teamwork, and with the collective positive attitude that has already made such a difference in our remarkable efforts to sustain our educational mission. We also have confidence in our ability to focus on student success and look toward a bountiful 2004 in that regard.

The Grossmont College community continues to give, not only to the Fire Relief Fund, but to the several campus-based holiday sharing projects. Please learn more about the creative and generous ways we come together to help struggling students and their families enjoy the spirit of the season.

I wish each of you the warmest possible Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year in 2004!


Ted Martinez, Jr.


Holiday Sharing Abounds

giftsThere are meaningful ways for members of the Grossmont College community to participate in holiday sharing. Listed below are the activities, fundraisers and other projects that provide such opportunities.
  • 15th Annual Sharing for the Holidays
    Child Development Student Association

    Contact Sonia Gaiane, Child Development Department Fundraising proceeds benefit child development students and their families. Cash donations are used to purchase gift cards from grocery and department stores. Proceeds from the sale of 2004 Entertainment Books also benefit child development students and their families.
  • EOPS/ASGC Holiday Party – December 12
    Contact Janice Johnson, EOPS
    Each year, EOPS holds a holiday party for single parent students and their families who are most in need. Toys for Tots donates gifts for the little children. Cash donations help provide gift cards for teenagers. EOPS also solicits raffle items and gift baskets for single parents to be distributed at the party.
  • CSEA Fundraising
    Contact Rocky Rose, GCCCD Classified Senate President. CSEA sells See’s Candy and Dudley’s bread to raise money to support a variety of community and campus charities such as the District’s Teddy Bear/Toy Drive, the EOPS/ASGC Holiday Party, and the Child Development Sharing for the Holidays project. In addition, proceeds will also benefit the GCCCD Fire Assistance Project.
  • GCCCD Annual Teddy Bear and Toy Drive
    Call extension 7654 for on-campus pick up, or drop off at Grossmont Public Safety Office.
    The GCCCD Public Safety Office attended the Volunteers of America Parade December 5 to donate the teddy bears and toys that had already been received. New Teddy bears and toys will be accepted at the Public Safety Office through December 19 and will be distributed to needy children in the community.
  • GCCCD Fire Relief
    Contact Bob Eygenhuysen
    GCCCD fire task force is accepting cash donations to distribute to students, staff and faculty who are victims of the October wildfires.