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ONE COMMUNITY 2017-2018 Annual Report

NOTE FROM THE CHANCELLOR The most important word in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is community. Our two colleges exist to serve our East San Diego County community by educating students so they can transform their lives, providing skilled employees for the workforce, and offering cultural, athletic and public events that help make East County community a vibrant place to live and work. The 2017-18 academic year was a remarkable one for the college district. • We set a new record in awarding 5,384 degrees and certificates to 2,515 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College graduates. • We launched the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise, which will provide a free year of tuition to first-time students who are attending our colleges full time. • Our career education programs at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges received 18 Strong Workforce Star Awards for boosting the salaries and careers of their graduates. • Construction projects on both campuses are providing new state-of-the-art facilities to serve students for years to come. All this progress occurred while maintaining strategic control of our budget and ensuring we have monetary reserves to help protect us in an uncertain future. If you haven’t visited Grossmont or Cuyamaca College recently, I urge you to drop by. I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the bustle of activities and the many ways our students display their gifts and talents. We’re proud to be part of the East County community! Cheers!

Cindy L. Miles, Ph.D. Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District


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American Indian 0.4% Asian 5.2% Black 6.1% Filipino 3.3%




(includes European, Middle Eastern, and Northern African descent)


White 40.9%


Hispanic 35.2%



Full-time: 44% Part-time: 56%


Grossmont: 26,356 Cuyamaca: 14,285




Two or more 7.8% Pacific Islander 0.4%

Not reported 0.8%

19 or less







Grossmont 2,617 Cuyamaca 1,064 Total 3,681

Grossmont 1,496 Cuyamaca 207 Total 1,703

Within the district: 66.6%

Total degrees and certificates 5,384


Elsewhere in San Diego County: 25% Elsewhere in California: 3.5% Out of State: 2.5% International: 2.4% Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District l 3


Transforming Lives Through Learning 67

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Hills Eucalyptus San Eucalyptus Hills 1 Diego Diego San San Lakeside Lakeside Diego Diego Santee San Santee 52 Santee Santee 52


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Rancho Rancho Diego San La Diego San

Mesa La Mesa

Presa LaPresa La

Cajon El El Cajon


Alpine Alpine

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Valley Pine Pine Valley

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Valley Pine Valley 1,138 squarePine miles Population: 410,000





Mount Mount Laguna Laguna

Imperial Imperial County County Line Line


Spring Lemon Lemon Spring Valley Grove Valley Grove

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125 Bostonia Bostonia Bostonia Hills Granite Granite Hills Bostonia Cajon 3 El El Cajon

Spring Lemon Lemon Spring Valley Grove Valley Grove 2


Lakeside Lakeside


Jamul Jamul 94

Boulevard Boulevard 80 80 Campo Campo



8 8 Jacumba Jacumba






The district’s mission is to provide outstanding diverse learning opportunities that prepare students to meet community needs, promote global responsibility, and foster opportunities for all. 4

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1. Edwin Hiel 2. Debbie Justeson Portrero 3. Bill Garrett 188 4. Elena Adams 5. Greg Barr


Campo Campo 94


Beginning Balance 12%

Proposition V Funds 15% Capital Outlay Projects 6% Other Funds 4%


General Fund Unrestricted 43%


General Fund Restricted 20%

Contingency 3% Grants and Restricted Funds 3%

Academic Salaries 19%

Facility Projects 15%

Retirement Reserves 8%

Capitial Outlay 5%

Operating Expenses 23%


Classified Salaries 11%

$275,775,687 Employee Benefits 12% Supplies & Materials 1%

The district’s excellent fiscal practices continued to receive top marks from independent auditors for the 14th year in a row. The auditors gave an “unqualified” opinion, indicating no deficiencies in internal control or compliance, to the district’s general audit, as well as independent reviews of the financials for the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, the district’s auxiliary, and the management of Proposition V, the bond measure approved by East County voters in 2012.

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PROPOSITION V The district continues to receive high marks for its construction bond program, with the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation awarding 24 out of 25 points possible last fall for Proposition V’s transparency.

Some of the key projects underway: • Cuyamaca College Building L Remodel: The project completed in early fall 2018 reconfigured Building L to provide two labs, two classrooms and an office for the new Center for Water Studies that will train future water and wastewater industry professionals. The project also includes a Field Operations Skills Yard, an outdoor learning lab.

Cuyamaca College Center for Water Studies


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Left: A rendering of the Grossmont College Performing and Visual Arts Center. Right: The groundbreaking.

• Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture Complex: Planning for the renovation of the Ornamental Horticulture complex includes upgraded classrooms, offices, storage spaces and greenhouses. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2019, with completion anticipated a year later. • Cuyamaca College Student Services and Administration Building: Planning is underway for a new facility to provide one-stop access to admissions, registration, counseling, financial aid, support services and administration. The building will be connected to the existing Student Center, and will include an enhanced Veterans Support Center. Completion is expected by 2021.

• Grossmont College Performing and Visual Arts Center: The Performing and Visual Arts Center at Grossmont College will include a new 390-seat theater, with a performance stage, orchestra pit and balcony. The theater will serve as a beacon for the community and will support theatrical performances, dance, and music education. A groundbreaking was held in October 2017, with completion expected in fall 2019. • Grossmont College Phase 1 Science, Math & Career Tech Complex: The renovated Building 31 will house the Administration of Justice and Child Development programs, a fingerprinting lab, an armory, computer lab and shared classrooms. Construction began in summer 2018, and is expected to be completed by 2021. Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District l 7

Grossmont College provided plenty of food for thought during the past year with special projects and events centered on nourishing bodies and minds.

In August, a new food pantry, Gizmo’s Kitchen, opened to serve Grossmont College students. The pantry, which offers prepackaged food and drinks, is stocked with the help of the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, student government, the San Diego Food Bank, and staff and public donations. Cuyamaca College also began distributing food at its own Harvest Pantry.


The focus of Grossmont College’s One Theme/One Campus for 2017-18 was food. The theme, explored throughout courses and events on campus, is dedicated to promoting advocacy, exhibitions, learning and expression about food.

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Changing Lives Thr The East County Californian featured the Grossmont College Culinary Arts Dinner in October, describing the meal as a five-star dining experience.

✱ For a second year, Grossmont College’s CalWORKS program partnered with the Basket Brigade of San Diego, a local non-profit group that provided Thanksgiving Day food baskets to 200 students and families. Volunteers filled baskets with donated items to provide all of the fixings for a holiday meal.

✱ During Bike to Work Day in May, tapas-style food, healthy

snacks, juice and giveaways were handed out at the Grossmont College pit stop, one of about 100 stops throughout the county. The event also honored Grossmont College Political Science Professor Brian Jennings, an avid bicyclist who died in a bicycle accident in April.

ough Education

Grossmont College was awarded a $150,000 grant in October to support its Open Education Resource initiative, to reduce text book costs. The college is gathering high-quality teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released from their license so that students and faculty can use them at no cost. Annual savings to students are projected at almost $1 million. The resources can include full courses, course material, textbooks, videos, and software.

▼ Grossmont College student Yukari Naono became the third player in state history to win back-to-back singles and doubles championships in the California Community College Athletic Association state women’s badminton individual tournament in May.

Derek Cannon, chair of Grossmont College’s music department and a recording jazz trumpeter, was named best teacher in the East County Californian’s 2018 Readers Poll. The college’s Hyde Art Gallery netted a gold star while the Stage­house Theatre and Music Department received silver stars for best live theater and best live music venue in the poll.

RICKY GERMAN Born with cerebral palsy, Ricky German faced incredible obstacles in his 16-year effort to earn his associate degree from Grossmont College. With his determination and the support of Grossmont College staff – particularly Counselor Pearl Lopez – German persevered to earn his degree. “Pearl has been a great counselor,” German said. “Whenever I reach out for her, she always makes times and makes sure I am on track with my education.”

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GROSSMONT COLLEGE / STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS DEBBIE OLIVEIRA Debbie Oliveira moved from Brazil to pursue her dream of launching a career in engineering. She has excelled at Grossmont College, where she is an honors student and president of the campus chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She was also awarded a scholarship by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges. “I love it here at Grossmont College,” Oliveira said. “It’s a beautiful campus and it has a lot to offer. The support services are good too. I feel like I get all the information I need whenever I ask for it.”

ALAN PERALES Grossmont College broadcast student Alan Perales won a first-place international broadcasting award in the 2018 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts, billed as the world’s largest digital media and broadcast competition for students and faculty. Perales’ radio documentary, “Their Odyssey,” inspired by his Army veteran father, won first place in the audio production category for students attending two-year or small colleges. The documentary focused on a lack of Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics in rural communities. Perales hopes to pursue a bachelor’s in New Media, and he said he owes much of his success to Grossmont College. “The amount of support I receive from here is overwhelming,” he said. “The ability to succeed is there for anyone willing to reach out and to work for it.”


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UHMBAYA LAURY Uhmbaya Laury survived a childhood in which crack cocaine shattered the lives of friends and family members, moving 14 times in seven years as her crack-addicted mother was evicted from home after home. She was determined to avoid the ravages of the drug and improve her life, so she came to Grossmont College. Her dream is to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work or psychology so she can help other children facing what she went through. Laury said she found that the college could help her reach her goal.

BRIAN DUNCAN Brian Duncan has wanted to be a cop for as long as he could remember, but for the 73-year-old El Cajon resident, that wish has remained an unrequited dream. At least until now.

“When I began looking at the resources that are available, I got nothing but comfort, support and the information I needed to succeed. You know you’re not alone. This has become my home.”

Duncan was one of 15 cadets who graduated from Grossmont College’s 32nd Police Academy. He has his sights set next on joining the El Cajon Police Department as a reserve officer. “The academy training I have received has been excellent and the instructors are just terrific, with many of them working as sworn officers and teaching classes at the same time,” he said.

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Learning for the Cuyamaca College is the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Dr. John W. Rice Diversity & Equity Award from the state chancellor’s office in recognition of the college’s developmental education reform efforts in math, English and English as a Second Language to erase the student equity gap. An award ceremony was held in Sacramento in July.

Cuyamaca College was the first community college in California to completely transform its approach to basic skills classes. Instead of requiring students to take numerous remedial classes, students are placed in transfer-level classes and given extra assistance. The curriculum and teaching approaches have been completed redesigned with a “brains on learning” approach by faculty dedicated to ensuring success for all students. As a result of the innovative approach, the number of students who successfully completed transfer-level math classes was seven times greater overall, with significant gains across all ethnic groups, including Latinx and African-American students.


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Accelerated English and ESL classes showed similar gains, which has not only shortened the time that students spent taking classes, but also increased students’ completion rates in freshman composition classes.


Cuyamaca’s Cyber Security program was ranked among the top 10 online programs nationwide offering associate degrees. The cyber security resource and academic ranking site based its ranking on academic quality, affordability, return on investment and student satisfaction.

Cuyamaca College was the only community college in San Diego County and one of only a handful across the state to make it onto the Military Times’ list of military-friendly institutions of higher learning.

A team of nine students in the Ornamental Horticulture program placed fifth overall among community colleges across the country in the 42nd annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Alamance Community College in North Carolina. The students’ average scores topped the average scores for students at any of the 62 colleges and universities in the March competition. Cuyamaca finished ahead of numerous large universities, including Iowa State and Auburn, in demonstrating their skills in irrigation troubleshooting, sales presentations and more.

FERNANDO LUCERO Fernando Lucero found his path at Cuyamaca College. Although he once was kicked out of high school because of poor grades, he excelled at Cuyamaca College, where he earned an associate degree in communication and is transferring to San Diego State University. He plans to continue working at Cuyamaca College as a student mentor.

Cuyamaca’s Performing Arts Center was selected in 2018 as the venue for the East County Harmonics Organization’s Chamber Music series, which featured renowned international musicians playing a variety of classical music. The music series is being underwritten by Sam Ersan, a vice chair on the San Diego Symphony’s Board of Directors.

“I want to be able to help students who are just like I was, who may think they’re not college material,” he said. “I want them to know that you can do this. You can start planting the seeds here at Cuyamaca because of the community and the support that is available.”

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CUYAMACA COLLEGE / STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS MICHAEL RYAN Michael Ryan spent more than half his life behind bars, but he is building a new future for himself at Cuyamaca College. As a student in the Water and Wastewater Technology program, Ryan is a member of the college’s honor society and was named president of the American Water Works Association student chapter for the California and Nevada region. He also received a scholarship from the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges. “I couldn’t have done this without the people and programs that are available at Cuyamaca College,” Ryan said. “Everything is top shelf, from the Health and Wellness Center to the counseling staff to the financial aid people. Everyone is aimed at getting you what you need to succeed.”

ERICA ABRAHAM Erica Abraham worked for more than two decades before she realized her life’s passion was winemaking and grape-growing. She was the first to enroll when Cuyamaca College launched its viticulture apprenticeship program. In June, she became the first graduate of the program. “This program completely transformed my career path,” she said. “The people at the wineries who work with Cuyamaca College not only gave me the experience I needed, but they served as invaluable mentors, too.”


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JESUS SUAREZ Jesus Suarez, the president of the Cuyamaca College student government association, has a passion for helping others and promoting equity. He’s been the creative spirit driving numerous projects, from establishing a new food pantry to designing butterfly pins showing support for Dream Act students. He said Cuyamaca College has been a perfect fit for him.


“It’s small enough to get to know people, including your instructors, on a personal level, but it’s also big enough to provide you with a lot of opportunities.”

Her father was killed by kidnappers in Iraq and she would later spend more than three years as a refugee in Jordan. But Likaa Mohamad is not looking for sympathy. The Cuyamaca College student is too busy focusing on dedicating her life to helping the less fortunate. “I love people,” Mohamad said. “I want to do what I can.” The straight-A student spends much of her time helping immigrants in her neighborhood navigate their new life in America. She dreams of one day working at an orphanage that her father founded in Nigeria. Mohamad, her husband, and their four daughters immigrated to the United States in November 2012 and came to the thriving Iraqi community in East County. Mohamad and her husband both enrolled at Cuyamaca College, where she is majoring in child development and biology. “All of my teachers in all my classes are so supportive,” Mohamad said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn.” Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District l 15

CAREER EDUCATION Career education programs at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges train students for high-demand jobs in a wide variety of fields. Eighteen of the programs received state recognition for their success in boosting the salaries and careers of their graduates. The programs received Strong Workforce Stars from the California Community Colleges because they showed significant gains in these factors that advance social mobility: An earnings increase by 50% or more


Employment by 90% or more in a job similar to the field of study

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Attainment of the regional living wage


Grossmont College


Orthopedic Technology Grossmont College

Cardiovascular Technology Grossmont College

Respiratory Therapy Grossmont College


Grossmont College


Business and Commerce Grossmont College

Child Development Grossmont College

Administration of Justice Grossmont College

Culinary Arts

Grossmont College

Information Technology Grossmont College

Automotive Technology Cuyamaca College

Environmental Technology Cuyamaca College

Business and Commerce Cuyamaca College

Real Estate

Cuyamaca College

Water and Wastewater Technology Cuyamaca College

Office Technology Cuyamaca College

Computer Networking Cuyamaca College

Graphic Arts

CHARLES HARRINGTON Even while living in foster homes or on the streets, Charles Harrington was drawn to cooking. When he tired of working at minimum wage jobs, he enrolled in Grossmont College’s Culinary Arts program. After earning his certificate of achievement from the college, he now plans to open a delicatessen or a food truck. Harrington said he couldn’t have done it without the support he got at Grossmont College, where he received two scholarships to help him achieve his goal. “Everyone I saw all helped make sure I was going to get where I needed to go,” Harrington said. “From the top administrators all the way to the teachers, they all want you to succeed.”

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COMMENCEMENT Graduation ceremonies in 2018 at Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges were ones for the record books as a highest-ever 2,515 graduates received 5,384 degrees and certificates. These numbers translated into a 19% increase in the number of graduates and a 16% hike in the number of degrees and certificates compared to 2017’s record-setting numbers.

With many students earning multiple credentials, 800 graduates earned about 1,300 degrees and certificates at Cuyamaca College’s 40th annual commencement. Amid the pageantry and celebration were student speakers Joel Spencer, who earned three certificates from the Cuyamaca College Water and Wastewater Technology Program, and Marycruz Villaseñor, who received an associate degree in university studies with plans to study filmmaking and creative writing at a university. At Grossmont College’s 57th annual ceremony, more than 1,700 graduates were awarded more than 4,100 degrees and certificates, the most credentials granted among all the community colleges in the region. Giant video screens were introduced at this year’s commencement that displayed graduates’ thank-you messages to the college and a look at the year in review, as well as livestreamed video of speakers and students. Giving the commencement speech was student Kenda Willie (left), an Administration of Justice graduate selected by a committee of peers and educators. The first-generation college student will be transferring to San Diego State University this fall to pursue her bachelor’s in criminal justice and biology. 18

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“I now have the skills and the education to not just begin my next job, but to embark on a lasting career.” — Joel Spencer, Cuyamaca College student speaker




Degrees & Certificates

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EMPLOYEE & DISTRICT RECOGNITIONS Three instructors from Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges and district administrator were recipients of a national award in March recognizing community college teaching and leadership.

(Clockwise, from left) Biology professor Michael Golden and German instructor Astrid Ronke of Grossmont College; math department chair Tammi Marshall of Cuyamaca College, and Associate Vice Chancellor Chris Tarman (right) for research, planning and technology, were presented the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards March 21 at the Innovations 2018 conference in National Harbor, Maryland. The award is from the League for Innovation in the Community College, a consortium of nearly 500 community colleges and their districts worldwide.


Full-time employees


Part-time employees 20


Total number of employees

The district’s marketing and communications efforts were honored during the year with numerous state and national awards. The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, an

association of community college marketers, gave Paragon awards to the district for its annual report, feature writing and photography. The district received PRO Awards from the Community College Public Relations Organization, which represents California community college marketers, for its annual report, feature writing, a news release, and career education videos.

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BILL AND JUDY GARRETT: CIVIC LEADERSHIP The Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges established an annual award honoring individuals who have made notable contributions to the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the East County community. For its first year, the recognition, named the Bill and Judy Garrett Civic Leadership Award, was presented to the Garretts to honor their leadership on district boards and their financial support of Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students. “The Garretts have given tremendously of their time and their money, but most importantly their wisdom and leadership, to the college district and to the community,” Chancellor Cindy L. Miles said. Bill Garrett has served on the district’s Governing Board since 2004 and as board president for 11 years. Judy Garrett has served on both the Cuyamaca College and Grossmont College foundations. When the two foundations merged in 2011, she served for three years as president of the newly-formed Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges. In addition to their service to the district, the Garretts have funded two perpetual scholarships so each year, a student at Grossmont College and another student at Cuyamaca College receives one of the Garretts’ scholarships. They have also supported the theater and music programs at the colleges, and other initiatives such as an emergency scholarship for students who face a financial crisis.

“The contributions that Bill and Judy Garrett have made improve lives in our district and community every day” ­ Rob Nolan, chair — Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District l 21


GrossmontCuyamaca College Promise,

which offers a free year of enrollment at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges for first-time students, is opening the doors to college for many more students who may not have been able to seek a higher education.

The launch of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise, which offers a free year of enrollment at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges for first-time students, is opening the doors to college for many more students who may not have been able to seek a higher education. The Promise grew out of the efforts of the East County Education Alliance, the district’s four-year partnership with the Grossmont Union High School District to inspire and encourage high school students to pursue college and a career. Following the passage of Assembly Bill 19, which created the California Promise Program for community colleges across the state, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise was launched in fall 2018. The Alliance held visits by high school students to the college campuses in spring 2018, and the Got Plans? college fair was sponsored by the Alliance to allow students to learn more about the opportunities available to them when they graduate. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise is available to first-time college students who are attending Grossmont or Cuyamaca College full time. To participate in the Promise, students must meet the following requirements: Sign the Promise pledge. Be a first-time college student (which includes dual enrollment students). Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application. Complete the college on-boarding program (Application, Orientation, Assessment, and Education Plan). Attend as a full-time student at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College (at least 12 units per semester). Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher while in college. To learn more about the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise, visit the website at


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East County high school students learn about college during tours of the Grossmont and Cuyamaca college campuses.

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PRESIDENT EMERITUS SAM CICCATI: A GIFT FOR THE GENERATIONS From his own experience as a community college student to his time as president of Cuyamaca College, Dr. Sam Ciccati knows firsthand the transformative value of education. Ciccati demonstrated his support through a $1 million gift, the largest ever received by the district, which will be used for scholarships and assistance to Cuyamaca College students. “I hope with this gift there will be students who would never get to college who will now get to go,” Ciccati said. “Then they’ll be successful and pass this on to the next generation.” Ciccati himself is a community college success story. The ninth of 12 children born to immigrant parents, he was working at an SDG&E power plant in National City to help support his family when his boss prodded him to enroll in college classes. He attended San Diego City College, then transferred to San Diego State University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He later received his doctorate degree from United States International University.

“My affinity with the community college is deeply rooted. I feel strongly about the value of community college.” 24

Through education, a future that he never dreamed possible was opened. Ciccati began teaching, then became a counselor at Grossmont College until he was named a vice president in 1976. In 1984, he was selected as the second president of Cuyamaca College, serving until 1993. Ciccati has been supporting students at the colleges even before his recent donation. He funded four perpetual student scholarships through the Bernard Osher Foundation fundraising campaign that allows the scholarships to be offered each year. Ciccati’s brother, Daniel, who died in 2010, also funded a scholarship.

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Ciccati congratulates a graduate at a Cuyamaca College commencement.


More than $124,000 in scholarships were awarded to Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students during the 2017-18 academic year by the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges, which supports students and programs at the two colleges. More than 100 scholarships are available for students, established by community members who are making a difference in students’ educational journeys.

Recent graduates of Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges and their guests celebrated their achievement at GradFest, a cruise on the Hornblower yacht that was sponsored by the foundation. More than 650 guests enjoyed themselves on the dance floor, played games, and wrote thank you notes to the faculty and staff who had meant the most to them during their time at the colleges. The Foundation is also responsible for managing over $20 million of grants each year that fund numerous educational programs benefitting the colleges and the community. They include East Region Adult Education Consortium and programs to support former foster youth, create a new viticulture apprenticeship program at Cuyamaca College, and increase college success rates for Hispanic students.


in Scholarships Awarded Last Year


Scholarships are available

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THANK YOU TO OUR FOUNDATION DONORS We offer our sincere thanks to the many donors who have generously given to the Foundation for Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges during the 2017-18 academic year. The money raised is used for scholarships and programs that benefit students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges. To learn more about the foundation or to donate, visit


Anonymous Margaret Barnett Barona Resort & Casino Bernard Osher Foundation California Coast Credit Union Samuel M. & Kristine J. Ciccati Ellen G. & Edward G. Wong Family Foundation Sam Ersan Roger Frey Yehudi Gaffen Hans & Margaret Doe Charitable Trust John F. Riley The Rice Family Foundation The Women’s Foundation of California

$5,000 - $9,999

Janet Arnold East County Schools Federal Credit Union Ford Motor Company Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of San Diego (IIAB) Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Surge Water Polo 26

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$1,000 - $4,999

Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh American Federation of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 Melinda D. Anderson Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC. Scott Barr Julianna Barnes Barona Band Of Mission Indians Sydney Brown James Canady Toni Cleveland Sally Cox Dean & Sharon Colli Michael Copenhaver Brad Daluiso Paul & Nancy Dunn Henry Eimstad & Barbara Nolan John Eppstein Fischbeck & Oberndorfer, A.P.C. Jan Ford Friends of East County Arts Bill & Judy Garrett Thomas & Tange Gavin Amy Gillen-Garcia William Gillespie Bessy Glaske Robert C. Hajosy Scott Herrin Scott Highfill Hunter Industries Robert P. & Helen F. James John Norman Datto Trust Anne Krueger George & Karen Longstreth Patty Morris Brian & Ann McDonald Cindy Miles JoAnn Mullins Mark & Elinor Mumm Ron & Lisa Oberndorfer Lester & Alba Orr Professional Women In Insurance, Inc. Mark Pressnall

Sue Rearic Robert & Linda Snider Russ Sperling Suda House Swimming Pool Contractor Inc./SPCI Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Tatupu Family Randall & Anne-Marie Tweed Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians Walmart Foundation

UNDER $1,000

4S Ranch School of Music Stephanie Acton Joan Ahrens Gabi Aliyev Nadia Almaguer Kristen Amicone Sheryl Ashley Gifford Asimos Kristina Bagdasar Kamala Balasubramanian Felipe & Suzanne Ballon Elizabeth Barrow Rhonda J. Bauerlein Allan Goetz & Lesia L. Belanger Benchmark Landscape, Inc. Lee Berry Patricia Bergen Judy Birtcil Daniel Bloch Jonathan Bleuitt & Karen Young Natasha O. Bowman Christopher Branton Wayne Branker Joseph J. & Mary L. Braunwarth Nancy Buck Marvelyn Bucky Debra Byrd Katie Cabral Juliana Cardenas Christine Carroll Craig Carroll Luis Castro

Caterpillar Foundation Jason & Heather Cavazos Mario Chacon Dr. Pei-Hua Chou Martha Clavelle John & Angela Colson Peggy Conroy Paul & Sunita Cooke Judy Copenhaver Blanca Cummings Carol C. Cunningham Judd & Victoria Curran Spencer & Jennifer Danks Paul Dautremont Stephen Davis Marion J. De Koning Maria De La Cruz William Deerfield Kristina Delgado William & Lynne Denby Michael & Cecelia Denton Dentons US LLP Shelley Dettman Anthony Devine Mary Donnelly Donald & Karen Dostal Fran Dudenhoeffer Beth & Aaron Duggan Ann Durham Phillip Scott Eckert Connie Elder Della Elliott Kenneth Emmons Jennifer Schmidt Enright Hugo Estrada Craig Everett Jennifer Vanden Eynden Matthew Farley Enid Farrell Barbara Felix Diane Finch-Payne Sue Fisher Stanley & Darlene Flandi Russell Flannery Maria Flatau Erich Foeckler Ronald Fox Brandon Fricke Randee Friedman Joyce Fries Raymond Funk Marsha Gable Gage Parent Teacher Association Sonia Gahlhoff Barbara Gallego Jane Galarneau

Lynn Gardner Pamela Garrett Selam Gebrekristos Janet C. Gelb Barbara Gilchriest Barbara Gillespie Angelica Gish GKN Foundation Michael Golden Louis Goldich Susan Gonda Laura Gordon Stan Kottle & Sheryl Graf Roger & Ann Graham Martin & Deanna Greenberg Manjit Grewal Ryan Griffith Aida Gutierrez Phyllis Haines Roger & Beverly Haines Donna Hajj Courtney Hammond Ilse Hanning Kenneth & Jacquelyn Hanson Brianna Hays Kimberlee Hedrick Alireza & Narges Heidari Dawn Heuft Orlee Holder Peter & Margaret Hovde Tiffany Hungerford Tate Hurvitz Jamie Lynn Ivers Rafee Jajou Susan Jensen Janet Brehe Johnson Stephanie Johnson Geroge & Shirley Jones Hank Jordan Kathy King Sarah Klingshirn Paul & Linda Kurokawa LandCare USA, LLC Robert Lauritzen J. Richard & Pamela Lawrence P. Lazzara Helen Liesberg Lolita’s Restaurants, Inc. Pearl Lopez Barbara Loveless Rosanna Lupien Jane Lytle Kelli Magargal Jim Mahler Jason Maletic Lisa Maloy

Olga Marks Sandra Galea Martinez Mildred S. McAuley John McCaw Bradley McCombs Tracy McDonald Nancy McIntyre Suzanne McPhatter Catherine Melick George & Vilma Meriwether Michael G. & Mary C. Qualls Bradford Monroe Jerry & Pamela Monroe Eugenia Lu Montoya Jessica Murguia Vanessa Murrell Frank Nehs Harvey Neiman Brian & Jeannie Nevins Erin Newkirk Myron & Kathryn Newland Gwen Nix Andrew Nolan Richard & Marilyn Nolan Thomas W. & Susan Oertel Ofield Family Trust Patrick & Bonnie Oliverio One Grounds Management Timothy Pagaard Irene Palacios Martha Pat Palma Margo Parks Scott Patterson Barbara Perez Michael & Carrie Perez Tina Perez William & Margaret Piland Ann Pooch Alexis Popko Ginger Poutous Eric Preibisius Bonnie Price Marilyn Quinsaat Dana Quittner Lida Rafia Natalie Ray Jodi Reed Michael Reese Anita Reith Ray Reyes RG Sales & Marketing, Inc. Brian Rickel Bonnie Ripley Cynthia Rittershofer Dana Rivers Charles & Barbara Rizzo

Priscilla Rogers Rotary Club Of La Mesa Linda Lee Ruiz & Albert Johnson William & Linda Ruiz Louise Russell Hossna Sadat Qais Sako Tonette Salter Lauren Sambrano San Diego East County Chamber San Diego Police Foundation Patricia Santana Thomas Scanlan Steven Schlichtenmyer John & Eileen Schmitz Denise Schulmeyer Bruce Scofield Malia Serrano Pat Setzer Sharp Healthcare Karl Sherlock Ronald Smith Julio Soto Aaron Starck Bridget Strickland David & Sara Suter Chris Tarman Stacy Teeters Scott Thayer Claudia Thompson Sosha Thomas Scott & Elaine Thornton Roxanne Tuscany Dennis & Sandia Tuttle Lauren Vaknin John Valencia Diana Vance Katrina VanderWoude Sara Varghese Patricia Watts Wawanesa Insurance Group Sarah Way Dante & Tamra Webster W.P. & M.l. Wilcox Courtney Williams Valeri Wilson Perri Wittgrove Barbara Wojtach Madelaine R. Wolfe Dianne Woodson Steven Workman Dorian Yanke Bonnie Yoshida-Levine Tina Young Myra Zimmerman Emilie Zouhar

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Governing Board

Elena Adams Greg Barr Bill Garrett Edwin Hiel Debbie Justeson Chancellor

Cindy L. Miles, Ph.D. Grossmont College President

Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, Ed.D.

Cuyamaca College President

Julianna Barnes, Ed.D. Vice Chancellors

Tim Corcoran, Human Resources Sean Hancock, Ed.D., Student and Institutional Success Sue Rearic, Business Services

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2018 Annual Report to the Community  

The annual report of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

2018 Annual Report to the Community  

The annual report of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District