Volume 6, Issue 5                                                                    June 2014 
In This Issue
Student Success
Cuyamaca College Commencement
Grossmont College Commencement
Give the Dream music video
College for Kids



Grossmont College was Tamara McMillan's destiny. It just took her a little while to get here.


A standout discus thrower, she was an   Academic All American athlete at San Diego State University.

 A few years after graduating from SDSU, McMillan enrolled at Grossmont College in the fall of 2013 to pursue her longtime dream of becoming a nurse.


"Being a nurse is something I really want to do," McMillan said. "It is my calling." 

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Cuyamaca College Commencement June 4
Cuyamaca College will be holding its commencement on Wednesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Quad. Almost 600 students will be receiving degrees and certificates, a record number for the college.
The keynote speaker will be Mae Brown, assistant vice chan cellor of Admissions and Enrollment Services at the University of California, San Diego.
The valedictorian and student speaker will be Nancy Yousif, a Chaldean refugee with a 4.0 grade point average just five years after coming to the United States and speaking no English. Read more about Nancy.
GCcommenceGrossmont College
 Commencement June 5
 Grossmont College's commencement will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the college's Main Quad.
A record 1,400 graduates will be receiving degrees and certificates.
The alumni speaker will be former San Diego County Chief Administrative Officer Walt Eckard, who served as chief executive for nearly 14 years until he retired in 2012.
The student speaker will be Zechariah Bolz, who will be starting this fall at the University of California, Berkeley. Bolz, who has a 3.92 grade point average, will be receiving an associate degree in German.
gtd Check out our new music video  
and help Give the Dream


Give the Dream video

Help us to keep students' dreams alive!


Please go to the Give the Dream website and share this video on all of your social media sites!
Every time you share the video, we'll put your name in a raffle for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. One card will be awarded each week until June 20.
Give the Dream provides grants of up to $500 for students who face a financial hardship that could endanger their education. We want thousands of people to see the video, click on the Give the Dream website, and give a little to make a big difference to our students!
cfkCollege for Kids offers summer fun
for youngsters 8-14 years old


Registration is now open for College for Kids, the popular summer enrichment program for elementary and middle-schoolers offered through the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District's Continuing Education program.
Registration is currently open for the low-cost, mostly weeklong classes offered from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Featuring a wide variety of workshops in art, science, music, media and more, this summer's College for Kids includes a football camp for ages 8-11 and 12-14, along with new day camps for BMX, scooter and skateboard riders. Read more.

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