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.
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
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
- 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.