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Articles by Della Elliott

The inmate journals tell the story best about renewed hope and aspirations that a new program offering Grossmont College classes at Las Colinas jail have brought to the women, the first ever to enroll in college at the facility.

A just-completed air-conditioning plant built to serve new structures in Grossmont College’s near future is being hailed not only for its good looks, but its nearly 70 percent reduction in energy costs.

For the first time, more than 100 students from four disciplines in Grossmont College’s allied health programs took part   Friday in “Hospital Day,” a large-scale simulation exercise in the college’s high-tech Health and Sciences Complex, along with more than 20 instructors, college alumni and community volunteers. 

A summer adventure is in store for high school and college students wanting to explore the world of theater.

High school and college actors, actresses, costume technicians and stagehands are invited to team up with the Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department for its 2017 Summer Arts Conservatory, which closes with a musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island.”

Golf balls will rain down from the skies Friday, May 5, and prizes including a trip to Cabo will fall into the laps of lucky winners of the Brad Daluiso Golf Classic’s helicopter golf ball drop.

Now in its 14th year, the golf tournament is a daylong event at the Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort hosted by the former NFL kicker and Grossmont College alum to raise funds for Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges’ athletics programs.

Cuyamaca College’s answer to Coachella returns Saturday, May 6, with the 9th Annual Coyote Music Festival, organized, produced and promoted by students in the innovative Music Industry Studies program.

The free, family-friendly event from noon to 4 p.m. will feature two outdoor stages on the Grand Lawn with six local bands playing homegrown music ranging from alternative rock to folk. 

Two popular outdoor events will merge this year as one great way to spend a Saturday with the family: the Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival, set for April 29 at Cuyamaca College.

Friday, April 7, marked the start of Grossmont Gives Back: Month of Service, an annual event promoting volunteerism among the college community and the public that is expected to see hundreds participate in a series of projects on and off campus.

Grossmont Gives Back is a joint effort by the Grossmont College Community Service Learning program and Student Affairs to encourage community service and to provide exposure to new learning opportunities.

March was a winning month for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, with its Marketing and Communications Office receiving two awards for its 2015-16 Annual Report to the Community: In Their Own Words.

Established nationally by Congress in 1987, Women’s History Month will be celebrated at Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges with a variety of events, including presentations on feminist issues, a movie about the suffrage movement, a workshop on human trafficking, a donation drive for high school prom dresses, and more.

Grossmont College’s new chapter of the American Association of University Women is sponsoring two events:

Thursday, March 16, 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Main Quad