Measure J’s Voter Approval Upheld by OC Superior Court Judge

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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) Visits Cypress College to Report on Mortuary Science Bachelor’s Degree

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”

Mortuary Science Selected by NOCCCD Trustees as District’s Applicant for Bachelor’s Degree Pilot Program

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Mortuary Science — a program so well regarded that the HBO series “Six Feet Under” repeatedly referenced Cypress College to add authenticity — will be the North Orange County Community College District’s applicant for California’s pilot program to award baccalaureate degrees at community colleges. No more than 15 programs will be selected for the program’s trial period. Continue reading “Mortuary Science Selected by NOCCCD Trustees as District’s Applicant for Bachelor’s Degree Pilot Program”

OC Register: Cypress College takes campus safety seriously

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The Orange County Register reported on Friday about the release of Cypress College’s 2014 Annual Safety and Security Report. The article, by Louis Casiano Jr. mentions the newly revised sexual assault policy and the campus’ active use of social media to keep students informed about safety-related information.

Casiano wrote: Continue reading “OC Register: Cypress College takes campus safety seriously”

Photography Student’s Image of Rare Whales Appears Across the Globe, Including NBC Nightly News

A photograph by student Lasanthi Benedict was published widely, including on NBC Nightly News.
A photograph by student Lasanthi Benedict was published widely, including on NBC Nightly News.

Lasanthi Benedict, who is enrolled in Cliff Lester’s “Available Light” Photo 118 course, had photographs from an eventful whale-watching trip picked up by media outlets — including NBC Nightly News and the Associated Press — across the globe.

On Monday (October 6, 2014), Benedict was part of a tour off the Orange County coast when the group came across what the Newport Beach-Corona del Mar Patch called a “super-rare pod of sperm whales.” Continue reading “Photography Student’s Image of Rare Whales Appears Across the Globe, Including NBC Nightly News”

ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge Met by President Dr. Bob Simpson

 

Dr. Simpson meets the ALS ice-bucket challenge.
Dr. Simpson meets the ALS ice-bucket challenge.

Cypress College President, Dr. Bob Simpson met the famed ALS ice bucket after he was challenged by Chargers Women’s Basketball Head Coach Margaret Mohr. Dr. Simpson took the challenge this afternoon during a day-long meetings as the College prepared for Monday’s start of the academic year. He challenged his Fullerton College counterpart, Dr. Rajen Vurdien. #ALS #icebucket #icebucketchallenge #alsicebucketchallenge #mindsmotivated

 

OC Register: Career, more college on Cypress graduates’ minds

The Orange County Register coverage of Cypress College's 47th Commencement.
The Orange County Register coverage of Cypress College’s 47th Commencement.

When 400-plus members of the Class of 2014 paraded through Gateway Plaza on Friday, May 23, it represented the largest number of participants in a Cypress College graduation ceremony that anyone involved could recollect. The Orange County Register also found excitement in the 47th Commencement. Reporter Anders Howmann filed a report that opens this way: Continue reading “OC Register: Career, more college on Cypress graduates’ minds”

Educator Rosas is Recipient of 2014 Outstanding Alumna Award

Reyna Rosas, 2014 Outstanding Alumna
Reyna Rosas, 2014 Outstanding Alumna

Reyna Rosas ended up at Cypress College because that’s what she told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge was her intention. Her statement — and, the way Rosas tells the story, it was more declaration than promise — became reality thanks to the intervention of a stranger, who paid Rosas’ tuition. In 1980, Rosas took a job working overnight in a fast food restaurant as employment and a safe haven for shelter, and showered in the campus locker room before morning classes. To supplement her income and help pay for classes, she also worked on campus.

That was her humble introduction to higher education. Continue reading “Educator Rosas is Recipient of 2014 Outstanding Alumna Award”