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”
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.
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”
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
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”
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”
The photograph, known as The Great Picture, was created at the former Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, by turning an abandoned hanger into the world’s largest pinhole camera.
“I am very happy and proud of the (exhibit) and need to share it with the Cypress College family since the original impetus for the project started here in our Photography Department,” said Rob Johnson, one of six artists who spearheaded the project. “As many of you might recall, this image was originally created by The Legacy Project, a group of six photographic artists, of which I and three others who taught here at CC (including Jerry Burchfield) were charter members.” Continue reading “Smithsonian Air & Space Museum to Exhibit ‘The Great Picture’”
Cypress College has resumed normal operations as of 11:40 this morning. The college conducted a brief shelter in place following reports of a person with a gun at the Walgreens store located at the northwest edge of campus. The shelter in place lasted approximately 10 minutes before police informed campus officials that the suspect was in custody. Continue reading “Campus Resumes Normal Activity Following Shelter in Place”
Alumnus John Sexton — who worked for famed photographer Ansel Adams — has one of his own photographs featured in the new software running Apple iPhone and iPad.
The operating system, which was released on Wednesday, offers Sexton’s image of Tenaya Lake as one of the default wallpaper options.
“If you have an Apple iOS device running iOS 7 you have a limited edition image 1/250,000,000!” Sexton wrote to friends on his Facebook page. Continue reading “Alumnus John Sexton’s Photograph Featured in Apple’s New iPhone, iPad Software”
Rate My Professors released its annual “Top Lists” this week, and the site’s users propelled Cypress College faculty into a top-ten position — at seventh overall.
These rankings are based on student feedback, recognizing the excellence and dedication of our faculty, and the support of classified staff, and administration. Right behind Cypress College on the list is sister institution, Fullerton College. Continue reading “Rate My Professors: Cypress College Faculty in Nation’s Top 10”