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Lorena Ruggero
Director, College and Community Relations
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: 619-644-7840



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Grossmont College hosts Open House Feb. 21

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October 2016

Grossmont College to host Fall Preview
10/06/2016 - Grossmont College, East County’s largest and oldest college, will host a Fall Preview event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, on the Grossmont College campus at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon. “While structured for students ready to finish their school years, this event is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in attending our college,” said Grossmont College President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, Ed.D., who will welcome attendees at 10:30 a.m. in the Main Quad. “Whether it’s to start or continue their college journey, to improve their career skills or to learn a new language or maintain lifelong learning, Grossmont College is here for East County residents and their families.”

September 2016

College district wins marketing, PR awards
09/30/2016 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Marketing and Communications Office took home one gold and two silver Medallion awards Thursday from a national marketing organization for two-year colleges.

Grossmont College 2016-17 theatre arts season gets underway
09/19/2016 - William Shakespeare’s classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew and a bilingual performance of Frederico Garcia Lorca’s once-banned Blood Wedding are among the productions set for the 2016-17 season at Grossmont College’s Stagehouse Theatre.

Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña kicks off Fall 2016 Reading Series
09/16/2016 - Banned Books/Banned Lives Reading featuring New York Times bestselling novelist Matt de la Peña, author of six young adult novels, including “Mexican WhiteBoy” and “We Were Here,” and the first Latino to win the Newbery Prize in literature. De la Peña’s “Mexican WhiteBoy” was banned from classrooms in Tucson, Arizona in January 2012, when a law targeting Mexican-American studies courses that were perceived as antiwhite, was enacted. This event will be hosted by English instructor Alan Traylor.

Year's best faculty lauded at two colleges
09/16/2016 - – Five instructors at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have been selected by their peers as the academic year’s best faculty members. The honorees were lauded at fall convocations for exemplary service to the East County campuses.

Scholarships awarded to 135 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students
09/13/2016 - More than $81,000 in scholarships were awarded Saturday to 135 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students who excelled academically while many of them overcame life-changing challenges.

Colleges celebrate Latino Heritage Month
09/12/2016 - The Grossmont College Latino Film Festival and a Cuyamaca College Latino Heritage Celebration highlight an array of special events honoring Hispanic Heritage Month at the two East County colleges, Sept. 15-Oct. 15. All of the events are free and open to the public.

La Mesa couple keeps the arts alive at Grossmont College
09/07/2016 - Bob and Laura Duggan of La Mesa have donated $20,000 to Grossmont College's Summer Conservatory program given by the Theatre Arts Department.

Grossmont College hosts free Latino Film Festival
09/06/2016 - As part of Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Grossmont College is presenting a Latino Film Festival, with free, public screenings of films that explore Latino/a culture and history at 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening Sept. 20-Oct. 11 in Rm 26-220.

Colleges offering eight-week classes starting Oct. 17
09/02/2016 - Interested in earning college credit in just two months from Grossmont or Cuyamaca colleges? Eight-week courses beginning the week of Oct. 17 are a great way to pick up general education or subject-specialty classes in less time, but at the same affordable cost of regular semester-length classes. The classes ending Dec. 10 offer from one to five credits at a cost of $46 per unit. They consist of traditional, online and hybrid classes, which require both in-classroom and online attendance.

District receives national diversity award
09/01/2016 - For the second time, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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College district student trustee ready for new lessons
07/25/2016 - By his own account, Grossmont College Student Trustee Sebastian Caparelli’s foray into district government was more accidental than planned.

Grossmont College wins Chet DeVore Award as most successful PCAC athletic program
07/21/2016 - For the second time in three years, Grossmont College has won the Chet DeVore Award for having the most successful men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic program in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

District board approves $348 million bond measure
07/20/2016 - A $348 million bond measure was approved Tuesday by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board, responding to community demands for a workforce center that will train East County’s future employees for critically-needed jobs.

Community colleges receive $2 million basic skills grant
07/19/2016 - A new $2 million grant will give area community colleges a larger role in helping many students get a successful start at San Diego State University and California State University San Marcos by sharpening their math and English skills.

June 2016


Lorena Ruggero
Director, College and Community Relations
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: 619-644-7840

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