By Dr. Kathleen A. Rose, Superintendent / President
Happy Finals Week! This will be a high intensity week for all of our students as they complete the fall 2019 semester and prepare for a break from studies and time with family and friends. It has been an incredible start to our Centennial celebration year, and we still have several months of special events to go, culminating with our 100th Commencement ceremony on May 22, 2020. We are delighted to have Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor of the California Community College system confirmed as our keynote speaker this year for graduation.
But before we jump ahead to the end of the spring semester, this is my last First Friday column of the calendar year, and the last of the decade! So it is fitting to look back on some of the highlights in the college’s history over the past ten years, knowing that each year always culminates in the success of our students and the support of the communities we serve. Happy Holidays everyone, see you in 2020!
Bucky the Ram Retires. College welcomes new mascot: Rocky T. Ram
ADT degrees offered in Administration of Justice, Art History, Communication Studies, Journalism, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Studio Arts, and Theater Arts
Communications Studies department wins Model Communication Program Award from Western States Communication Association
$3.75M Title V grant to develop and strengthen nursing, computer science and digital media Career Technical Education (CTE) programs at Gavilan and Hartnell; thus making the transfer pathways to CSUMB more efficient.
Veterans Resource Center pilot project
Measure E renovation of Social Science building completed
Gavilan College adopts Smoke-Free / Tobacco Free campus policy
First credit classes in Water Resources Technology offered
Student Success Policy adopted by Board of Trustees
ADT degrees -- AA-Ts and ASTs, created by the state
Water Resources program piloted through Community Education
STAR celebrated 25th year on the Gavilan campus
Disability Resource Center honored as Outstanding Community Agency of the Year by the Department of Rehabiltation
Aviation program leaves Hollister Airport for temporary location at Gilroy campus
Measure E renovations of Cosmetology and Business buildings completed
Gavilan College Community Education Winter-Spring 2020
Community and Career Education at Gavilan College. Schedule of classes for Winter/Spring 2020
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS ATTEND STATEWIDE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Associated Students of Gavilan College (ASGC) turned out en masse for the fall weekend California Community College Student Affairs Association (CCCSAA) Student Leadership Conference, held annually in Sacramento.