As educators, we adopt the rhythm of the academic year. We gear up for the
beginning of each new term and keep pace with the demands of the calendar
and our individual commitments to the classroom, providing student support,
as well as to our multiple roles within the context of shared governance. We
live very busy lives -- days and months seem to fly by as we approach the
end of another semester and our 43rd academic year.
As educators, we are indeed fortunate that we have special occasions to
celebrate our students’ successes, our institution’s accomplishments, and
our colleagues’ milestones. While we continue to work in a time of fiscal
uncertainty, I encourage and invite you to take the opportunity to share in
the collective recognition of the outstanding work that takes place here at
Grossmont College. The season of celebration kicked off April 30 with the
Student Scholarship and Service Awards. Here is a list of upcoming
opportunities to celebrate:
- May 7: Police Academy Graduation, 6 p.m.,
- May 14: Transfer Achievement Ceremony,
5:30 p.m., Student Center
- May 15: Student of Note Awards, 2 p.m.,
Learning and Technology Resource Center
- May 20: Fifth Annual College Recognition
Awards Ceremony, 2 p.m., Student Center
- May 21: Grand Opening, Learning and
Technology Resource Center, 11 a.m., Main Quad
- June 1: Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 4:30 p.m.,
- June 3: Commencement, 5:30 p.m., Main Quad
- June 4: OPT Graduation, 6:30 p.m., Main Quad
Please join us for these outstanding events and experience the celebration!
Ted Martinez, Jr.
ASGC Receives Grant to Help
Students Stop Smoking
Wonder where those “No Smoking for 20 Feet” messages, posted in chalk on
the sidewalks, came from?
They are one result of grants, administered by the ASGC, to promote
awareness of the hazards of tobacco use on campus.
Last fall, the ASGC received a $5,000 grant from the Pacific Islander
Tobacco Education Network. A program of the California Department of
Health, the “Tobacco Control Section” is funded by Prop. 99, California’s
first tobacco tax.
The ASGC in turn encourages students and faculty to apply for $500
mini-grants to develop specific messages that would help spread the word.
Six student groups applied for and received grants for a variety of
projects, including the interlocking 20-foot no-smoking zones, writing and
conducting a play, training child development students about the effects
of second-hand smoke on children, an essay contest about the impact of
tobacco on the Asian America Pacific Islander community, and a “Blow
Bubbles, Not Smoke,” media campaign.
The ASGC also sponsored several exhibit booths at the Health and Wellness
Fair through Tobacco Control mini-grants.