August 29, 2013 (El Cajon) – Dr. Chris Hill, geology professor and former president of the Academic Senate who filled in last college year as acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, was honored as Grossmont College's Distinguished Faculty Member of the year at an academic convocation held on the campus Monday, August 12.
In announcing the award, Sue Gonda, current president of the Academic Senate, said that Hill had created a course studying natural disasters, and had re-instituted courses on California geology and California natural parks. Additionally, Gonda noted, Hill had written numerous articles, papers and abstracts in the field of geology, including those studying landslide movements in California and geologic processes in the Sierra Nevada.
April 4, 2013 (San Diego) – East County artist Chuck McPherson’s painting, “The Judge,” earned top place, the Board of Directors Award, in the 52nd International Exhibition at the San Diego Art Institute.
McPherson said this is the biggest recognition yet for his artwork, calling it “humbling. But that IS the man I knew and loved as the Judge.”
Juror/Executive Director of the Oceanside Museum of Art, Daniel Foster, gave the piece the top award out of 1200 entries.
A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, April 13th at 6 p.m. at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park's House of Charm.
ACCOUNTING TECH’S SUNNY OUTLOOK A MORALE-BOOSTER TO CO-WORKERS DURING GRAY DAYS OF STATE’S FINANCIAL CRISIS
July 22, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Kasi Althaus, a Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District accounting tech with a dedication to service and a joie de vivre that lifts the spirits of all around her was lauded at this week’s Governing Board meeting with an award for worker excellence.
January 26, 2012 (El Cajon) – – Grossmont College ceramics technician Al Ventura likes watching students discover the magic of creating art. It brings back memories of his first turn at the potter’s wheel, and the community college instructor who took him under his wings back in the ‘70s.
By Miriam Raftery
May 3, 2011 (El Cajon) – Drum Macomber of El Cajon is revved up over winning the “Best in Show Sycuan Casino Award” at last Wednesday’s Classic Cruise Night in El Cajon.
“I have owned the car for about seven years,” Macomber said of the 1963 Impala Super Sport that he purchased from the original owners with 132,000 miles.