News of note

Here's the latest news from San Diego and Imperial County community colleges during the month of  May.
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
West Los Angeles College President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh has been hired as the new president of Grossmont College, effective July 1. Abu-Ghazaleh holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Cal State Fullerton, a master's in education from the UCLA, and bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering sciences from UC San Diego.
The governing boards for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the Grossmont Union High School District held a joint meeting to discuss their collaborative effort to help students make a smoother transition from high school to college.
Imperial Valley College
Imperial County high school students seeking careers in either law enforcement or allied health fields will receive a jump on their college education through 2018 as the result of a $5.8 million grant awarded to Imperial Valley College.
MiraCosta College
MiraCosta jazz band receives national recognition
MiraCosta College
Ten years from now, Antoine Stevens-Phillips plans to be a practicing attorney and CoCo Brown says she'll have two doctorate degrees. That kind of confidence - from two classmates who graduate Friday with associate degrees from MiraCosta College -- may sound over-optimistic.
The San Diego Union-Tribune has named MiraCosta student David Garcia as Young Latino of the Year at the 2015 San Diego Latino Champions Awards ceremony.
 San Diego Community College District

San Diego Community Colleges Boost Degree Production

Officials at the San Diego Community College District will see a significant increase in the number of degrees earned this semester.


San Diego City College
 Following similar agreements made between Point Loma Nazarene University and Grossmont and Palomar community colleges, students at San Diego City and MiraCosta colleges this fall will be able to earn bachelor degrees in nursing at their campuses.
San Diego Mesa College
Voices of San Diego's homeless will come alive on stage this weekend in an original production at Mesa College.
San Diego Miramar College
More than $151,000 was awarded to San Diego Miramar College students at the college's 21st annual Scholar Fest.
San Diego Continuing Education
Carlos O. Turner Cortez has been named president of San Diego Continuing Education, the adult education division of the San Diego Community College District. He will begin his new role July 1.