News of note

Here's the latest news from San Diego and Imperial County community colleges during the month of  April.
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Students in the Cuyamaca College music industry program will present the annual Coyote Music Festival May 2 on campus. The student-produced event is free and takes place outdoors on the grand lawn from noon to 4 p.m. 
The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is looking for volunteers to fill  three vacancies on its citizens' bond oversight committee formed to assure accountability for funds connected with two construction bond measures, Proposition R and V.
Imperial Valley College
There are jobs to be had in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and more young girls need to hear that. Such was the platform of the first-ever Expanding Your Horizons STEM Girls' Conference held at Imperial Valley College.
Imperial Valley College program directors, along with other career professionals from the valley, spent the morning telling students what they do. Students learned information about how to pick a career and local educational programs.   
MiraCosta College
 Mohammed Rajah has given $100,000 to student scholarships since he came to the Oceanside campuse in 1975.  
MiraCosta prepares to open new center for certificate training.
At its April 22 meeting, the MiraCosta College Board of Trustees appointed and swore in Frank Merchat as trustee for Area 4.   
Palomar College
Siene Freeman is the oldest cadet and the only woman enrolled in Palomar College's spring Fire Academy.
 San Diego Community College District

 Training San Diego's workforce is all about the partnerships

California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris hit the proverbial nail on the hear when he told a recent gathering of business and education leaders that community colleges must better prepare students to meet employer expectations.


San Diego City College
Community colleges were founded on principles of social justice. This foundation still permeates the mission and core values of community colleges across our country. 
San Diego Mesa College
Staying focused enough to balance classes, extracurricular activities and a social life is no easy task.
San Diego Miramar College
Geographically the largest campus property within the San Diego Community College District, the 120-acre San Diego Miramar College originally opened as a training facility for San Diego's law enforcement personnel and firefighters in 1969.
San Diego Continuing Education
San Diego's Barrio Logan community has just unveiled a new artistic addition: giant murals honoring the life of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar E. Chavez. The murals were installed this week on the exterior facades of the new San Diego Continuing Education parking structure.
Southwestern College
Recently retired Southwestern College professor Steve Kowit leaves behind a legacy of poetry.
Artists from both sides of the border display work in a special exhibition.