May 31, 2016
Many of us on campus are still basking in the glow of the many happy graduates and their families who attended Commencement Friday.
We had a record number of graduates, and we were able to celebrate all of them in a way that kept them engaged. More than 800 students walked across the stage. With additional readers taking turns in announcing graduate names, we honored our tradition of students selecting faculty and staff to present their diplomas, and still kept the ceremony flowing. Welcome to the new readers who assisted Counselor Ed Cosio: Assistant Professor Shaunte Griffith-Jackson, Counselor Erik Moberly and Professor Frank Paiano.
Congratulations to Student Development Director Brett Robertson and his team, along with all of those on the Commencement Committee for their months of planning. It was a memorable day for us all.
Photo: Graduates walk through the new arch as the Commencement ceremony begins.
Photo: Governing Board President Nora E. Vargas address the graduates.
Summer Sessions Begin Next Week
We will be offering more than 400 class sections during two summer sessions this year. Sessions begin June 6 and June 13 and run through Aug. 4.
The college is offering dozens of the classes in English, Math and Science to help students complete the courses needed for transfer. The college is also offering math and reading Boot Camps to give students the opportunity to improve their skills and help them test into college-level courses when taking the college assessment tests.
Courses are offered during the day and in the evenings at the Chula Vista campus and at the Higher Education Centers in National City, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro. Many one-unit classes are offered at the Crown Cove Aquatic Center.
Students can search for classes, find out about all the important dates and get information about services and programs by going to this page on the website.
College for Kids
For our younger residents, the College for Kids program also kicks off June 13 and July 5. Now in its 42nd year, College for Kids offers two-week workshops in art, technology and science for students entering grades 5 through 9. Students can choose from such workshops as “The Art of Cartoon Caricature Sketch” and “Pottery Making” to “3D Modeling for Film & Video Games” and “Homes for the Homeless.”
Spots are still available, and more information on the workshops can be found here.