Campus Scene - Newsletter for Grossmont College Faculty & Staff. Volume 6 - Number 7 - October 2005
The President's Corner by Dr. Ted Martinez

Our semester is flying by! Grossmont College has scores of activities and events for students and staff, and a host of programs that enrich the curriculum and provide new perspectives for our students. Here are a few examples, in addition to a full calendar of intercollegiate sports:

  • Political Economy week, developed by the Political Science and Economics departments, providing classroom presentations and guest lectures on a myriad of topics;
  • Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and
    Humphrey, Albert and the Flying Machine in the Stagehouse Theatre
  • Faculty Art Exhibition
  • The French Grossmont Symphony Orchestra
  • College Transfer Day
  • Twenty-seventh Annual Career Expo
    and Career Fair
  • Contra Dance Exhibition and lessons with
    Steven Wistrich
  • El Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead exhibits by Cross-Cultural Studies Department, and WACO
  • Walk of Fame Gala

In addition, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alliant International University to provide yet another transfer option for our students; introduced 26 new faculty members to the Governing Board, and honored those recent retirees who joined the ranks of faculty emeriti. Congratulations to Marcy Diehl; Homer Lusk; John Maley, Ph.D.; Diane Merlos, Ph.D.; and James Sumich, Ph.D., who collectively represent more than 150 years of service to students and to our community.

We anticipate an even busier six weeks as we count down to the end of the semester. Don’t miss out! Be sure to check the Dates and Events section.

As we approach our nation’s annual day of Thanksgiving, please know how much I appreciate you all, your commitment to our mission, and your dedication to our students.



Ted Martinez, Jr.


Walk of Fame Gala

Grossmont College Foundation


Alumni inductees into the Grossmont Walk of Fame are Ernest Ewin and Dat Tien Phan. Ewin and Phan are shown with Foundation President Ken Sobel, left, and Grossmont College President Dr. Ted Martinez, Jr., right.
Ken Sobel and Dr. Martinez congratulate Walk of Fame Business Partners Kevin Mangan, SYSCO Food Services; Lori Burnell, Scripps-Mercy Hospital; and Dave Scott, KUSI TV News.
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