Campus Scene - November/December 2006.

Dean Colli, Ed.D'Tis the season to celebrate! Before the next issue of Campus Scene goes to press, we will have experienced the reality of opening two wonderful new facilities. The Science Laboratory Building will be officially opened with a ceremony January 17 at 12:15 p.m., with tours and refreshments to add to the festivities. Soon thereafter, on February 2, the Digital Arts and Sculpture Building will be opened, again with all the ceremonial trimmings. Students will occupy these new facilities (made possible by State Bond measures and by Proposition R), beginning with Spring Semester classes January 22. Thanks to those who served on the planning committees. I hope you enjoy seeing students enjoy the fruits of your labors.

Thanks to all who contributed so generously to our campus holiday season of giving. The collaboration of the athletic department in support of the EOPS/CARE family toy and gift drive is an especially heartwarming example.

Holidays also provide us with great opportunities to express our gratitude, not only for our family and friends, but for the daily relationships we establish and maintain with our colleagues. Certainly, as educators and as leaders, we honor differences as we seek consensus. I wish to thank everyone who has contributed constructively to help us move through this challenging year. I appreciate your collegiality and support, and have learned much from you.

My best wishes for a productive and rewarding year in 2007.

Dean C. Colli, Ed.D
Interim President


Grossmont Foundation News

Your Grossmont College Foundation is positioned to help the campus in a myriad of ways, and works diligently to generate funding for so many critical needs to help our students succeed. Our ‘Mini-grant’ program is a popular way to enhance the curriculum and to support innovative approaches to our work. Of course, the scholarship program is the most obvious way the Foundation helps students.

During this Season of Giving, it’s time to focus on ways the campus community can “Give Back” to this wonderful institution through the Foundation. Unfortunately, the Foundation is not a “money tree.” It is necessary to widen the giving pipeline to generate more resources for the good work we all do.

Please consider making a commitment to the Grossmont College Foundation. There are a number of giving paths, and because the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, you will give yourself a gift of a tax deduction. You will also know that your contributions are in good hands. The Grossmont College Foundation just received the results of our 2005-2006 year’s audit, with outstanding results…a ‘clean’ audit.

  • Faculty & Staff Giving is a quick and easy way to give. Determine your monthly gift and Payroll Department takes care of the rest every month. You’ll be recognized at the Annual College Recognition Ceremony, too.

  • Establish a Scholarship. A minimum of $5,000 will endow a permanent memorial or other designated scholarship.

  • Contribute any amount to the Foundation’s unrestricted accounts to help meet current commitments, or to ongoing various restricted/departmental funds.

  • Make a gift of stock or property.

  • Establish a Gift Annuity which provides life income for you while slicing your tax bill.

“Thank you” to those who already “Help your Foundation continue to help you help students.” Please give today and throughout the year.

Please Join Us! Science Laboratory Building Grand Opening - Wednesday, January 17, 2007. 12:15 p.m.

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