Welcome to the
President's Bulletin!

This publication has been developed to share Coastline news and events. We welcome submissions by faculty and staff. Submissions are due Tuesdays by 5 pm.

The President’s Bulletin is produced by the Marketing and Public Relations Department at Coastline in conjunction with President, Dr. Lori Adrian.

Please email Judy Garvey, Interim Director of Marketing & Public Relations at with your submissions.


Veterans benefit from Coastline's Partnership with Heroes Deserve Help 
Through Coastline’s Veterans Resource Center's (VRC) recent partnership with Nat Miller from Heroes Deserve Help (HDH),16 computers were provided to Potters Lane. Potter's Lane is a housing complex dedicated to ending chronic homelessness through innovative permanent housing solutions. In addition to the computers, the VRC also donated a community bike to be shared by the occupants.
American Family Housing (AFH) celebrated the opening of this innovative project in Midway City, on February 8th with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new facility. About 300 people turned out Wednesday for the dedication of Potter’s Lane. The $6.3-million project, due to open by mid-February, will be the state’s first multifamily housing built from shipping containers. Each 480-square-foot unit was assembled from three containers. Along with the donated computers from Heroes Deserve Help and Coastline, each unit is also furnished with a double bed, easy chair, dresser, flat-screen TV, small dining table, wiht a fully-equipped kitchen and coffee maker.
Coastline's VRC Specialists Tom Boscamp and Nate Harrison, Manager of Instruction and Veterans Programs attended the event. Other honored guests included Theresa Gun, Deputy Secretary of Cal Vet Veterans Services, Andrew Do, Vice Chair, Orange County Board of Supervisors, many active members of the Military and Armed Forces, and several Veterans and their families.
Once building officials sign off on the last details, the complex will be home to 15 formerly homeless veterans. Move-in day is expected to take place the week of 2/13, pending final inspections and an occupancy permit from the county.
“Who would have guessed that Orange County would be the leader in this nation, on this front?” Donna Gallup, President and Chief Executive of American Family Housing, said in her remarks to the crowd, “But we are.”
Coastline is honored to be a part of such a wonderful and ground–breaking community project.
 Spring Transfer Fair 2017
The Transfer Center hosted its Spring Fair on Tuesday, February 7, at the Newport Beach Center.  The wet weather did not dampen our four-year universities or students from  participating.  This "mini" fair attracted over eighty Coastline students and thirty-one schools that included CSU Fullerton, CSU San Marcos, Cal Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Chapman University, Penn State Online, Arizona State University Online, to name a few.

 The Transfer Center staff plans to follow-up with thirty-two students who submitted passport cards that they had stamped at the tables they visited.

The Transfer Center wishes to thank the Newport Beach Center Administrative Office, the Counseling Academic Coaches, Student Success Tutors, and Maintenance and Operations for making this transfer fair possible and a success!
Coastline's Library--
Don't keep it a Secret anymore!

Did you know that since you are a part of Coastline you have access to hundreds of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles through the Coastline Library? This great no-cost resource can be used by visiting the Library web site:
  • Login with your MyCCC username and password
  • Click ebooks and Academic Articles
  • Search the Library Databases to see what we have (use videos on the Library YouTube to show you how)
 These resources are just a few of the many benefits YOU have available by accessing the Library. There are so many uses!
  • Use in your courses at Coastline!
  • Research topics, trends, and best practices to help you perform your job better!
  • To help your child with homework!  
  • You Name it!
Available online 24 hours a day, these databases are a great resource!  Make sure to take advantage of our Library!
Please let the Library hear from you on
how we can assist YOU! Faculty and staff are “the door” to the Library at Coastline College.
We would love to help you and give examples of how the Library can support your classes, as well as create and provide support to students. Please tell us what you would like to have the Library do to make Library resources part of learning at Coastline. This valuable resource, available (literally) at everyone's fingertips, should be used more often by everyone!

WE no longer want to be
the “best kept secret” at Coastline.

The Coastline Library, part of
Tomorrow’s College, Today.
WE look forward to hearing from you!
Movie Night Featuring Moana!
Coastline Associated Student Government (ASG) hosted the Spring 2017 Movie Night Event on Friday, February 10th at the Newport Beach Center.  Over 140 people attended the event including students, staff, faculty, and their families!
For this event, the students selected Disney’s Moana—an exciting new animated film that has received rave reviews since it was released in the theaters in 2016. ASG obtained a one-time license to be able to show the film publicly prior to its release on DVD.
The event featured free admission, hot appetizers served and prepared by Orange Coast College's Catering Department, popcorn, and a selection of Moana-themed giveaways. The kids had a blast meeting Fin, our College mascot, and took plenty of photos with the friendly dolphin. According to the most recent records, this is the highest attendance Coastline has had at an ASG Movie Night.
ASG is appreciative of everyone who came out to support the event. 
For more information about upcoming events, please contact
Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABI)
Coastline's Acquired Brain Injury Program 

Our very first In the Spotlight features a program that is very near and dear to the hearts of many at Coastline. Even though this renowned program has been around for 38 years, it still remains one of the college's innovative programs. Today, it is housed in the Newport Beach Center.

The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program has helped countless adults who have suffered acquired brain injures, re-enter and transition back to the work-force, academic, and/or volunteer activities in the community.

When starting this program, Coastline had the first community college-based cognitive retraining program in the country. The ABI Program continues to lead in innovation with its comprehensive curriculum wheel, integration of smart technology, research partnerships, and internship opportunities in neuropsychology and, speech and language pathology.

The ABI Program features an integrated curriculum focused on cognitive (or thinking) psychosocial and community transitional skills most relevant to the academic and/or day-to-day success of adults living with brain injury. Cognitive skills addressed by the program include organization, note taking, decision making, reading to learn, memory, problem-solving, and time management. In addition, students explore psychosocial issues associated with brain injury, including communication, cognitive behavioral strategies, communication, emotional intelligence, as well as brain anatomy. An emphasis on goal setting, self-regulation, and the use of compensatory strategies is placed throughout the curriculum and helps tie the various topics together to assist students, upon graduation, to re-enter and transition to work, academic, and/or volunteer activities in the community.
Smart Technology
The ABI Program began integrating smart technology (iPhones, etc.) in the process of brain injury recovery over 10 years ago and continues to be a leader in the use and training of technology for adults with brain injury and the professionals who work with them. In fact, the program faculty members have been invited to present at many conferences, Veterans Administration and Department of Defense workshops, and professional webinars, including several sponsored by the national Brain Injury Association and several of its state affiliates.
In addition to training in the use of smart technology, Michelle Wild has created two apps specifically designed to help individuals with brain injury, and various other disabilities that involve cognitive challenges. The ReachMyGoals app assists users in learning to plan, monitor/track, and evaluate SMART goals. The PaceMyDay app helps users maximize the energy they have by having them plan their day, monitor how they feel, and adjust the tasks they do based on their energy levels — optimizing success and wellness.
The ABI Program is fortunate to partner on research projects with a variety of universities and organizations, including the University of Oregon’s Center for Brain Injury Research and Training. In addition, the ABI Program sponsors a research symposium each year to bring together many of its research partners with other leaders in the field, in order to share research projects and results directly relevant to the success of Coastline’s ABI students.
Coastline’s ABI Program is a much sought after internship program for neuropsychology and speech/language therapy graduate students. Graduate students are involved in the testing of incoming and graduating ABI students, assisting students with adjusting to living with a brain injury, and in various research projects.  Undergraduate students volunteer in the ABI Program to gain field hours needed for a Mental Health Care Worker Certificate or other coursework. 
Coastline’s ABI Program has long served as a national model for other community college brain injury programs. Coastline’s ABI Program and its faculty have won numerous awards for instructional excellence over the years, including the Board of Governors Exemplary Program Award, Third Annual Board of Governors, and Chancellor’s Office Student Success Award.
Coastline’s ABI Program continues its innovative beginnings by leading the nation in developing cognitive and psychosocial curriculum for adults with brain injuries, integrating smart technology in every aspect of its curriculum, and assisting students’ transition back into school, work, or volunteer placements. The ABI Program is committed to its students through direct contact in the classroom and being a national leader in curriculum development, integration of smart technology in the cognitive retraining process, and partnering with others to further the understanding of how technologies and teaching techniques can have a positive impact on not only their students but on brain injury survivors across the country.

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