May 2014                                                                                                          Volume 6, Issue 4
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Newsletter
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May 10 video premiere
Opera performance
College for Kids
Spring Garden Festival
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Cindy Miles     
For some of our students, a financial emergency can force them to drop out of college so they can pay their bills. Our "Give the Dream" grants help those students take care of their financial crisis so they can continue their education.
On May 10, we'll be unveiling a new music video at Grossmont College to promote our "Give the Dream" campaign. We want it to go viral, so please post a link on your social media pages!
Lots of fun activities will be offered on the Grossmont College campus in addition to premiere of the music video. Bring your family, and I hope to see you there!
Cindy L. Miles, Ph. D.
Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District


Have fun and help
"Give the Dream" 
May 10 at Grossmont College
A new music video will be premiered Saturday, May 10 at Grossmont College during a "Give the Dream" celebration with food and fun for the whole family.
The free event hosted by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges is being held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will include rock climbing, dunk tanks, face-painting and food trucks.
The festivities will also feature the premiere of a 4-minute music video filmed on the Grossmont and Cuyamaca campuses and which includes footage of students, faculty and community members.
The video was created to raise money for "Give the Dream," a program that provides emergency grants of up to $500 for students who face financial emergencies that could prevent them from continuing in college. Go to for more information.


Opera with the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra
 and Master Chorale

music sheet  

The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale, along with guest artists Anna Belaya, dramatic soprano; Alize Rozsnyai, coloratura soprano; and Sarah Ruddy-Carter, mezzo-soprano, will perform operatic pieces Friday, May 23 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.


The performance will be held at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, 8086 Broadway in Lemon Grove. Admission is by a free will offering.


The repertoire includes:

  • Verdi - Grand Finale Act II - Aida (Triumphal March "Gloria all'Egitto")
  • Tchaikovsky "Letter Aria" from Eugene Onegin
  •  Thomas "Je suis Titania" from Mignon
  • Mozart "Die Hölle Rache" from Die Zauberflöte"
  • Massenet "Va! laisse couler mes larmes" from Werther
  • Giménez "Sierras de Granada" from La Tempranica
  •  R. Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, TrV 227, Op. 59
  • R. Strauss "Finale-Act III" from Der Rosenkavalier, TrV227, Op. 59 

 Register soon for College for Kids

this summer at Cuyamaca College


 Registration will be opening soon for College for Kids, a summer enrichment program for youngsters aged 8-14. Programs will be held July 7-31 at the Cuyamaca College campus.
College for Kids is sponsored by the college district's Continuing Education & Workforce Training program.
Course topics will include favorites such as CSI Forensics, Football, Elements of Art, Glee, Theatre, and Digital Media. New courses to be offered include Multicultural Arts, Wacky Chemistry, Archeology, and Skateboarding.
Morning sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, and afternoon sessions will take place from 1-4 p.m. A supervised lunch will be available for free to any students registered for both a morning and afternoon session.
Check the College for Kids website for registration information.

SpringSpring Garden Festival in Bloom

May 3 at Cuyamaca College

The Spring Garden Festival at Cuyamaca College
will be held Saturday, May 3, at Cuyamaca College. The festival is a family-friendly community celebration of spring and a greener future that attracts more than 7,000 visitors annually. Admission and parking is free.


The festival features fun programs, exhibitors and demonstrations that will help you become a better gardener and learn how to conserve our precious resources.


The renowned Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture department will be holding its biggest plant sale of the year.


A special attraction this year will feature a fashion show, "Fashion in Bloom," to benefit students and programs at the college.


Go to the Spring Garden Festival website for more information.


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