Things were rolling along quite well in the summer of 2007. For some perspective on just how long ago that was, the first iPhone had just shipped, the Anaheim Ducks were the newly crowned Stanley Cup champions, and the cost to attend community college had recently dipped to $20 per unit.
Another significant milestone that summer: Dr. Mike Kasler became the 10th president of Cypress College.
Cypress College’s site visit concluded yesterday with a 12:30 Exit Meeting and Oral Report to the Campus. During the meeting, Dr. Lori Gaskin, who chaired the 12-member team, shared both commendations and recommendations.
The shining moment, however, came at the close of the half-hour meeting with Dr. Gaskin talking about the pride members of the campus community have in Cypress College.
“I would like to conclude with perhaps the most powerful commendation. One that was pervasive, shared by nearly everyone with whom we had the pleasure of interacting. We describe it as your espirit de corps — your strong belief in a common purpose to serve the educational needs of your students; and the fact that you carry out this common goal with a strong sense of camaraderie and joy. You live and breathe your core values of collegiality, integrity, excellence and inclusiveness.” Continue reading “Accreditation Team Commends ‘Espirit de Corps’ of Cypress College”
We learned yesterday that Cypress College was successful in its recent application for a federal Title V grant. The $3.25 million in funding will be used to enhance student support services in math, English, ESL and reading, among other programs. The grant is available to designated Hispanic Serving Institutions such as Cypress College. Continue reading “Cypress College Successful in $3.25 Million Grant Application”
Students are filling up every available seat — and then some — as the fall semester kicks off at Cypress College. In fact, the college is technically over capacity, as were the preponderance of individual courses.
Cypress College’s unduplicated headcount at first census for the fall semester is 16,444. The figure represents a 1.4% drop from the 16,670 during fall 2009. However, the college cut the number of sections offered from 1,443 to 1,379, a 4.4% reduction. The enrollment is an indicator of both the strong demand for our classes and the college’s ability to do more with less.
Theater/ Dance alumnus Rodney Munoz was honored with an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Costumes for a Variety/Music Program or a Special. He earned the Emmy for his work on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
You have to die to earn a Darwin Award, so a man arrested this week at Golden West College doesn’t exactly qualify. But he certainly gets an honorable mention. For those who don’t know, the Darwin Awards — made popular through vast e-mail circulation — are granted to those who remove their genes from the societal pool by committing stupid acts.
Forget those ritzy bashes held by political party big wigs in upscale Orange County hotels. Students at Golden West College can attend an election-night gala on November 5 in the Student Activities Office on the GWC campus.