September 2015                                       
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Breanna Baer


As director of development for the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, Breanna Baer is responsible for connecting with potential corporate and individual partners. Baer is a community college graduate. She grew up in Rancho Cucamonga and attended Chaffery College before transferring to a university. Read more.


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Cuyamaca College's Diversity Dialogues Talk of the Campus
Communication across cultures. Diversity and so-
cial justice. The worldwide struggle for African liberation.        Fostering engagement among college men of color. Understanding LGBTQIA issues. 
These topics are on tap for fall 2015 at Cuyamaca College's Diversity Dialogues, a series of workshops focusing on a variety of diversity awareness and social justice issues.The seven presentations are free and open to the public. 

The workshops kick off with "Communication Across Cultures," from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Room I-209 in the student center. Presented by Heather Belk, who teaches communications courses in the Department of Communication and Theater at Point Loma Nazarene University, and is also the director of Associated Students at the University of California, San Diego, the workshop focuses on the impact of culture on communication and developing skills to successfully communicate in diverse settings.
East County Manufacturing Tour To Be Held Sept. 17

Cuyamaca College will be the starting and ending point for an East County manufacturing tour for adult and veteran job seekers on Thursday, Sept. 17. The free event begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 1:35 p.m. following a lunch and panel discussion at the college.

The purpose of the event is to introduce job-seekers to manufacturing jobs available in the East County region, and will include tours of Quality Controlled Manufacturing (QCMI) Inc. in Santee and Taylor Guitars in El Cajon. QCMI specializes in the precision machining of all metals including exotic alloys.Register online for the free event. Be sure to register by Sept. 10 at the latest, as availability is limited.
Justin Grinnell Jazz Quintet performing Sept. 27 
The Justin Grinnell Jazz Quintet will perform Sunday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grossmont College Recital Hall, Building 26, Room 220. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students.

Grinnell is a Grossmont College music instructor and jazz bassist whose debut album, the Justin Grinnell Quartet's "Without You," was nominated for a San Diego Music Award for best jazz album in 2014.

'Streetcar Named Desire' launches  new theatrical season 

The 2015-16 Grossmont College Theatre Arts season featuring student cast members and crew opens Thursday, Oct. 1 with "A Streetcar Named Desire," one of the most celebrated plays of the 20th century.

The play by Tennessee Williams is an unflinching look at post-World War II America reflected in the crumbling fantasy world of a wistful Southern belle. With her checkered past, Blanche DuBois comes to stay with her sister and brother-in-law in a working-class neighborhood of New Orleans and tensions quickly escalate.

Directed by Theatre Arts instructor Stephen Schmitz, "A Streetcar Named Desire," takes the Stagehouse Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-3 and 8-10, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10. 
Tickets on sale now.
Day at the Races for Retirees
More than 40 retirees of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District visited the Del Mar racetrack together to try their luck and keep up with old friends. There weren't any big winners in the crowd, but they had a pleasant afternoon watching the races from the clubhouse at the track.
The event was sponsored by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges' Retiree Network, which offers several events throughout the year for District retirees. If you would like to get involved, email  or call 644-7257.

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