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Lorena Ruggero
Director, College and Community Relations
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: 619-644-7840



May 14

Denise Whisenhunt selected as Grossmont College president

An educator with more than two decades of experience in higher education has been selected as the next president of Grossmont College. more

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June 2021

Grossmont College offers free job training for office professionals
06/16/2021 - Office Professional Training, the free, one-semester program at Grossmont College that has produced more than 2,600 well-prepared office workers and placed some 85 percent into jobs over the past 35 years, is gearing up for its fall 2021 term.

May 2021 April 2021

Three finalists chosen for Grossmont College presidency
04/16/2021 - Three educators with extensive experience working at community colleges have been chosen as finalists to be the next Grossmont College president.

March 2021

Tribe's support benefits Grossmont College students
03/21/2021 - Grossmont College students who are awarded a scholarship from an East County tribe get much more than the $500 to help them pay for books and supplies. They also get a connection with the tribe’s casino that can help them land a job.

November 2020

Grossmont College OPT program recruiting for spring
11/17/2020 - The Office Professional Training program at Grossmont College is recruiting students for a free one-semester program that can lead to a rewarding career as an office professional.

Grossmont College again named Champion of Higher Education
11/10/2020 - For the third year in a row, Grossmont College is being recognized as a Champion of Higher Education by the Campaign for College Opportunity for its work to significantly increase the number of students earning an Associate Degree for Transfer, an associate degree that guarantees transfer to a California State University institution.

Grossmont College, district capture NCMPR Medallions
11/03/2020 - Grossmont College and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District have won a trio of first-place 2020 Medallion awards from District 6 of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.

October 2020

Grossmont College partners with Kitchens for Good
10/30/2020 - Grossmont College announced a new partnership with San Diego-based nonprofit Kitchens for Good to provide free fresh meals to students each week. The East County community college is the first to become a Project Nourish College partner, with its first distribution taking place Oct. 29.

Grossmont College gets high ranking for Latinx degrees
10/12/2020 - Grossmont College was named No. 55 in the country for the number of associate degrees awarded to Hispanic, or Latinx, students during the 2018 – 2019 academic year by Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.

September 2020

Grossmont College President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh announces retirement
09/23/2020 - Grossmont College President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, who since 2015 has led the academic and physical transformation of the El Cajon community college, announced his retirement today.

Grossmont College Theatre Arts going virtual for fall 2020
09/02/2020 - Grossmont College’s Theatre Arts program is making the best of these pandemic-stricken times by staging plays that can’t be seen in person, but can still be experienced remotely.

June 2020

Grossmont College, DA's Office partner on community resource night
06/24/2020 - Like the coronavirus, crime is ever-present, and the county’s top prosecutor wants to alert the public about new risks arising in the era of COVID-19. Grossmont College’s Outreach Office is partnering with the District Attorney’s office for a free virtual Information and Community Resource Night 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, accessible via Zoom videoconferencing. 

Grossmont College English program for international students reaccredited
06/17/2020 - American Collegiate English (ACE), an intensive English language program for international students at Grossmont College, recently gained 10-year reaccreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).

Marshall T. Fulbright named Grossmont College VP for Academic Affairs
06/15/2020 -  Grossmont College announced today that it will hire Marshall T. Fulbright III, Ed.D., as its new vice president of academic affairs. Fulbright will join the college on July 1.

College district wins statewide PR awards
06/11/2020 - The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District received two 2020 PRO Awards Wednesday from the Community College Public Relations Organization, a professional development organization that seeks to promote excellence in California's community college public relations and related professions.

Applicants sought to fill vacancies on college district's citizens' bond oversight committee
06/09/2020 - Two East County residents -- a representative of a senior citizen group and an individual with expertise in finance or accounting -- are needed to fill a pair of vacancies on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s citizens’ bond oversight committee.

Grossmont College OPT program recruiting for fall
06/08/2020 - The Office Professional Training program at Grossmont College is recruiting students for a free one-semester program that can lead to a rewarding career as an office professional.

Thousands of students receiving CARES emergency grants from Grossmont, Cuyamaca colleges
06/04/2020 - More than 4,200 Grossmont and Cuyamaca College students who face financial challenges as the result of the coronavirus pandemic have been approved for emergency grants from the colleges to help them continue their education.

Key person behind Grossmont College's online conversion wins special award
06/02/2020 - Grossmont College faced a daunting challenge when the campus was abruptly closed March 19 in response to the coronavirus pandemic: train scores of instructors on how to make a speedy conversion to online teaching.


Lorena Ruggero
Director, College and Community Relations
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: 619-644-7840

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