June 2019
In This Issue
Danika Lund has overcome more than her share of obstacles on her journey toward dental school, but she refused to give up.  
Her determination has paid off. A lead tutor at the Cuyamaca College STEM Center, Lund this fall is heading to the nationally renowned University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco,


Lund credits Cuyamaca College for her success. "I really can't tell you how grateful I am," she said. "I really can't thank the people here at Cuyamaca enough." 

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gradsCommencement time!


Almost 2,700 graduates from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges will be receiving 5,652 degrees and certificates at this year's commencements, setting a new record as the largest graduating class from the two East County colleges.

Grossmont College's commencement begins at 5 p.m. June 5 in the Main Quad, while Cuyamaca College's commencement starts at 5:30 p.m. June 6 on the lawn outside the Communications Arts Center.
AllianceSecond school district joins
East County Education Alliance  
The Mountain Empire Unified School District has joined the East County Education Alliance, a partnership formed five years ago to ensure a seamless educational path between high school, college and a career.
An agreement was signed at a May 21 joint board meeting of the Mountain Empire district, the Grossmont Union High School Distict and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District governing boards held at Cuyamaca College. It was the first time the boards of the two East County school districts have met jointly with the college district board. Read more. 
summerRegister for summer classes 
Summer is just around the corner, which means summer session starts soon at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.

Most classes begin June 10 and are four, six or eight weeks long. Online registration using Web Advisor continues through June 9, but some classes offer late registration until the end of the first week of classes. Class schedules and information about enrollment at both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are available at www.gcccd.edu/now/.  
All classes cost $46 a unit for California residents, or $138 for the average class. A maximum eight units are allowed during summer session. Financial aid, online application and registration are available.

mermaid'The Little Mermaid' heading to Grossmont College

The Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department's Summer Conservatory will feature "The LIttle Mermaid" to be held July 25-August 3 at the college's Stagehouse Theatre.
Performances will be held July 25, 26, 27 and August 1 and August 2 at  7:30 p.m., and July 26, 27, 31 and August 1 and August 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and the military, and $10 for Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students.

The play tells the story of Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, who wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs.

But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.  This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
Career Compass Summer Program at Cuyamaca College 
High school students who would like to learn more about career options should check out the Career Compass Summer Program being held July 8-11 at Cuyamaca College.

Through hands-on activities, participants can find out about six career options: Graphic Design, Environmental Health and Safety, Automotive Repair, Ornamental Horticulture, Child Development and Water Technology. All workshops are taught by industry professionals, with roundtable sessions with community college alums now working in the field.

The program is designed for high schoolers in grades 10-12. The cost is $60 per student - a $300 value. Space is limited.

Contact corporatecollege@gcccd.edu for more information or go to Career Compass Summer Program to register.
hoopsSummer Hoops for Kids
 at Grossmont College
A co-ed basketball camp for children aged 7 to 15 years old is being offered from June 24 through June 27 at Grossmont College. Caires Hoop s is led by Karen Caires, women's basketball coach at Grossmont College. 

The camp, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Grossmont College Gym, features development of individual and team skills, contests, a camp shirt and ball, and a player evaluation. Activities include instruction, drills and clinics and activities including games and swimming.

The cost is $175 for first-time campers, and $150 for returning campers. A discount of $25 is offered for each sibling. Go to Caires Hoops for more information and registration.

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