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April 28, 2009 (El Cajon)--On Friday, May 1, the Grossmont College Foundation will induct El Cajon Police Chief Pat Sprecco into their Walk of Fame for 2009. The public is cordially invited to attend the ceremonies honoring Chief Sprecco that will start at 9:00 a.m. at Grossmont College's Main Quad area; this is following the conclusion of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast, which will begin at 7:15 a.m. at Grossmont College's Student Center. The Walk of Fame is located on campus in the Main Quad area, a short distance from the Student Center.

Introducing Chief Sprecco at the induction ceremonies will be San Diego County Sheriff William Kolender. Also scheduled to speak: Sunita V. Cooke, Ph.D., President, Grossmont College; Bill Garrett, Governing Board President, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District; Steven Devan, Grossmont College Foundation Board President.

Unveiling the plaque will be Ernest Ewin, graduate of Grossmont College class of 1969, and Grossmont College Foundation Executive Director. The Grossmont College Foundation Walk of Fame is a display of bronze plaques, embedded in concrete, that feature the names of distinguished Grossmont College alumni. Since the Grossmont College Foundation began
its Walk of Fame program in 1989, the 18 previous honorees have included medical researchers, political advocates, artists, athletes and community leaders.

Chief Sprecco enrolled in Grossmont College in 1973, and graduated with an associate degree in criminal justice administration in 1976. His career with the El Cajon Police Department spans 37 years. He first joined the Department as a volunteer cadet at age 16 in 1972. He was appointed chief of police in March of 2008.

For more information about the Foundation, contact the Grossmont College Foundation office at (619) 644-7109, or visit www.grossmont.edu/foundation. Grossmont College is located at 8800 Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon. For driving directions and a campus map, visit www.grossmont.edu.

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