July 2015                                       
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Brandon Kover


A doctor told Brandon Kover's parents soon after his birth that as the extremely rare individual born without a cerebellum - the region of the brain critical to motor movement and balance - he would be a human vegetable, unable to move or communicate. 
This month, in a cap and gown draped with the gold cord of an honors graduate, the 23-year-old Rancho San Diego resident was part of the Class of 2015 at Cuyamaca College's 37th commencement ceremony. Read more.

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Colleges celebrate commencement


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"Cinderella:A New, Pop Musical" at Grossmont College
The Grossmont College Theater Arts Department's 2nd Annual Summer Conservatory features "Cinderella -- A New, Pop Musical," which opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Stagehouse Theater, and closes with its last performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31. Directed by Beth Duggan and Molly Stilliens, with the book by Jeannette Thomas, the musical version of this family-pleasing storyis sure to delight audiences of all ages. The summer conservatory features both high school and college students, with the former earning college credit. 
Tickets can be purchased by phone (619) 644-7234, online or at the box office, building 22A/Room 200A-1, near parking lot No. 1, next to the Aztec mural. The box office opens two weeks prior to the production 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday and one hour prior to all performances. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. July 23-25 and July 29-31, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. July 25 and 12:30 p.m. July 30.


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Classes are just $46 a credit unit, and the colleges are conveniently located in East County. They both have great academic programs, and financial aid is available.
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Summer basketball camp for kids at Cuyamaca College

A youth basketball camp at Cuyamaca College continues with three more weeklong sessions led by head basketball coach Rob Wotjkowski, emphasizing the fundamentals as well as teamwork, sportsmanship, communication, and goal-setting.


Camp 2 for fourth- to sixth-graders is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13-16; Camp 3, also for fourth- to sixth-graders is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20-23, and Camp 4 for seventh- through ninth-graders is set for 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 20-23.


Each camp takes place inside the college gym. The $79 fee includes the cost of a T-shirt. The camp covers ball-handling, dribbling moves, shooting drills, three-on-three competition, team games and shooting games. For more information, call (619) 660-4506, click here or email .


Graduates celebrate at GradFest!




More than 200 graduates of Grossmont and  Cuyamaca colleges, along with their guests,  celebrated their  achievement June 30 at GradFest, an event put on by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges. The grads met at Rare Form, Fairweather & Stone Brewery, located by PetcoPark, then headed over to the ballpark to watch the San Diego Padres play the Seattle Mariners.


Grads posed with cut-out frames with their college name and the hashtag #grossmontgrad or #cuyamacagrad. They held whiteboards showing their plans, now that they are community college graduates!

Chancellor Cindy Miles and Foundation CEO John Valencia welcomed the grads to the Alumni Association, and urged them to maintain their ties to the colleges.

Although the Padres lost 5-0, it was a fun event and a great way to celebrate the grads' success!


If you are a Grossmont or Cuyamaca College graduate, join the alumni association! You'll get invitations to special events, career resources, and much more!

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