Community Connections
June 2012                                                                                            Volume 2, Issue 6

Congratulations to all our graduates at the  

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District 

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Cindy Miles
Dear  ,
This is one of my favorite times of the year at the college district. Both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are holding their commencement ceremonies, and there's nothing more rewarding than seeing the glowing faces of our graduates as they receive the degrees or certificates that are the result of lots of hard work and effort.


I'm proud that we're serving more than 27,000 students and helping them to acheive their dreams. Despite the difficulties caused by the state budget cuts, we're still fulfilling the important role of preparing our students for jobs and furthering their education.


Have a great summer!

Cindy L. Miles, Ph. D.
Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District



Cuyamaca & Grossmont College commencements to be held

May 30 and 31

 More than 2,300 students will be receiving their degrees or certificates from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges this month.
Cuyamaca College will honor 695 students on Wednesday, May 30, at the college's student center quad. Grossmont College will laud 1,664 students at the main quad. Both ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
Cuyamaca College's keynote speaker will be Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of the Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido. Koch, who spoke at Cuyamaca College's Green Business Symposium last year, was chosen because of his commitment to resource conservation.
Grossmont College will have Diana Marie Pico, a healer and registered nurse, as its keynote speaker at commencement. Pico, who graduated from Grossmont in 1986 with an associate degree in nursing, is also the wife of Anthony Pico, chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians.
Click here for more information about commencement ceremonies.

College for Kids gives youths a fun and educational summer


This summer, College for Kids at Cuyamaca College provides the perfect  combination of fun and learning for elementary and middle-schoolers, with a wide assortment of low-cost classes and activities. 


The program offered through the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District's Continuing Education program is available for youths aged 7 to 14. Registration is available for classes offered from mid-July to mid-August.


The day camps run from 9 a.m. to noon 1-4 p.m.  Mondays through Thursdays, with a wide variety of workshops in art, dance, fitness, science, media and more. Most workshops cost $80.


Click here for more information about College for Kids.



Farmer's market selling fresh food 

every Saturday at Cuyamaca College

The Rancho San Diego Farmers Market is now offering fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables, hot food and other treats every Saturday at the Cuyamaca College campus.


The market opens at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, and its sponsors include the Cuyamaca College Department of Ornamental Horticulture and the Environmental Sustainability Committee. Among the items being offered are fresh pasta, pizza, desserts, dates, cheese, sauces and Mediterranean food.

The learning never stops with Continuing Education
 Would you like to learn more about growing your own wine? Perhaps you'd like to learn about the wine business and how wine grapes are grown. Check out the continuing education classes being offered this summer by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.
A series of four wine-related classes are being offered: Your First Vineyard; Introduction to Wine; Wine Tasting: Summer Wines; and Wine Tasting: Wines of California.
Other continuing education classes being offered this summer include sessions on Photoshop, belly dancing, retirement planning, yoga, meditation, and how to get your writing published.
Click here for a full schedule.
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