A brand new Science, Engineering and Mathematics Building will replace the existing facility. The decision to start from scratch rather than conduct a full remodel was approved by the Board last Tuesday when Trustees reviewed a study comparing costs for the two options. Continue reading “New Science, Engineering, Math Building Approved by Board”
This is the second-largest student body in Cypress College’s nearly 50-year history.
A near-record 16,566 students were enrolled in classes on the first census day. That is just 104 students shy of the College’s all-time high. It is also 1,294 more students than were enrolled at the same milestone in the spring semester. The initial figure may fluctuate slightly, but is safely ahead of the 16,444 students who attended in fall 2010. Continue reading “Second-Highest Enrollment in College History Reached”
With more than 16,000 students enrolled — plus hundreds of employees — Cypress College is like a small city. While the campus is a safe environment, the large population makes it important to prioritize personal safety. We’ll maintain a safe environment through vigilance and preparation.
As part of our commitment to safety, we plan and implement drills each semester. For example, in October we’ll be participating in The Great California ShakeOut. Continue reading “Safety on Campus a Top Priority”
I’m honored to have been selected to give the undergraduate student commencement address last weekend and excited that my alma mater included it on their news site.
Here is the text:
Thank you, Chancellor Brahm — I’m excited to share my gratitude to the Brandman faculty and staff in person.
Guests: we are here today on the shoulders of the support you’ve provided throughout our journey.
And, fellow classmates: can you believe this moment has finally arrived? Continue reading “Commencement take away: ‘The knowledge that we could do it’”
What an amazing weekend. Thank you to everyone who encouraged me along the way. When I enrolled at Brandman, I experienced what a lot of my students go through: doubt. I wasn’t sure I could earn a bachelor’s degree.
It took a lot of work, and an even-greater amount of discipline.
Thank you to my family and friends who were there at commencement, including my sister who flew in and surprised me. Thank you to those who posted congratulations and added likes on Facebook. And, of course, thank you to the wonderful faculty and staff at Brandman University. Continue reading “Finally! Reflecting on Graduation and its Significance”
I’m deeply touched to be recognized by the Chancellor, my President, and Chancellor’s Staff with the NOCCCD “Above and Beyond” award for volunteer work on the Measure J campaign. This was a complete surprise and was made more special because behind the scenes people conspired to get my family to the board meeting where the presentation took place.
Thank you to Interim Chancellor Fred Williams, Dr. Bob Simpson, Kai Stearns Moore, Greg Schulz, and the rest of Chancellor’s Staff for creating this award and for making me a recipient. I also appreciate everyone else who helped pull off the surprise (Raul Alvarez, Phil, Tracy, etc.). Continue reading “What an Amazing Surprise Award”
Sexual Assault Awareness Month kicked off at Cypress College on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, with a series of flash mobs roving the campus to increase awareness about the topic. Continue reading “Flash Mobs Open Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events”
Measure J’s election victory was validated by an Orange County Superior Court judge yesterday. In response to the court ruling in favor of the North Orange County Community College District and the Registrars of Voters in both Orange and Los Angeles counties, NOCCCD Interim Chancellor Fred Williams shared these thoughts: Continue reading “Measure J’s Voter Approval Upheld by OC Superior Court Judge”
TVB (USA), a Chinese-language channel appearing across the country, visited Cypress College on Tuesday to prepare a news report about Cypress College’s participation in the California Community College’s pilot bachelor’s degree program. Cypress College’s Mortuary Science Program was one of the 15 programs selected to represent the state’s 112 community colleges in the first-of-it’s-kind effort in the Golden State. Continue reading “TVB (USA) Visits Cypress College to Report on Mortuary Science Bachelor’s Degree”
Here is something pretty cool: Cypress College is the cover photo for the California Community Colleges Facebook page! If you haven’t already, this is great page to visit and to like. Continue reading “Photo of Cypress College Students on State Chancellor’s Facebook Cover”