This publication lets us share Coastline news and events, and celebrates our growth and success. We look forward to hearing from you about the creative and exciting ways your department is helping Coastline to better serve students and keep the INNOVATION going!
The President’s Bulletin is created under the direction of President Lori Adrian, Ph.D., and produced by the Marketing and Public Relations Department at Coastline. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. each Monday. Please email  with your President's Bulletin submissions/ideas and the Marketing department will work with you to tell your story. 


Coastline Community College's Annual Graduation Ceremony: June 2.  Orange Coast College's Robert B. Moore Theater, 4 p.m.

The Paralegal Studies program orientation: 10 am - noon  June 3rd, Newport Beach Center, Room #227 or call (714) 241-6213 for more information.

Orange County Innovation Speakers' Series-Visionaries in Cybersecurity: June 9. 2017. Irvine Marriott. For more information and to register please visit: 

Summer Classes begin: June 12, 2017.

Classified Senate End of Year Luncheon: June 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 4th floor conference room at the Fountain Valley College Center. Please RSVP by June 9 to Anita Russell at or Kelly O'Steen at

San Diego Military Recognition Ceremony 2017: Friday, June 23, 10 a.m.- noon, Pacific Beacon Naval Base, 3705 Norman Scott Road, San Diego, CA 92136.


2017 Summer Institute: July 13 and 14 at the Garden Grove Center. More information to come soon!
The 5th Annual
Memorial Day Barbecue
Coastline’s 5th Annual Barbecue in Honor of Memorial Day was a community-building success for our Veterans Services. With more than 215 people in attendance and more than $1,500 raised, staff received nothing but positive feedback about the food, opportunity drawing prizes, and the exceptional performance by Coastline band “One Credit Shy”.  Funds raised from this event go toward Coastline’s Veterans Foundation account, which pays for expendables in the Veterans Resource Centers (VRC), such as snacks, drinks, and coffee, along with micro-grants for textbooks.   
Dr. Lori Adrian, along with Trustees Hornbuckle and Moreno, and Chancellor Weispfenning, presented the following awards:
  • Working Wardrobes, a local non-profit organization, successfully connected eight Coastline Student Veterans with jobs this past year. As a part of their mission to assist Veterans with resume writing, they also provide appropriate business attire for interviews and make gas cards or bus passes available when needed. 
  • Goodwill of Orange County provided Coastline Student Veterans with personal-emergency grants totaling just over $2,500 this year.
  • Sunrise Rotary Club, the 1st Marine Division Foundation, and Home Point Financial came together to support a national program known as Meals in a Box. Coastline’s VRC Emergency Food Pantry is the beneficiary of this local effort.
  • This year, Coastline recognizes a student, Jesse Blanco.  Jesse received the Special Recognition Student-Veteran award for outstanding service to Coastline.
 In addition to the awards presented, Ms. Jean Hardy, a dynamic community volunteer and avid supporter of Veterans, announced that Coastline’s Veterans Resource Centers have been selected to receive a $5,000 Scholarship from the Assistance League of Huntington Beach for the fiscal year 2017-18. The scholarship funds will be disbursed by Coastline’s Veterans Services team, via the VRC. Educational/office supplies, on-going convenience supplies (snacks and coffee), and non-perishable emergency supplies will be distributed directly in support of Coastline’s student and community Veterans.
The 5th Annual Barbecue in Honor of Memorial Day would not have been possible without the tremendous support of many, many volunteers and donors. Coast District employee and spouse of Nate Harrison, Christine Sta Ana, sang the National Anthem. Christine frequently sings the National Anthem at Angel Stadium. Coastline also extends appreciation to the Maintenance and Operations Department. Dave Cant and his extraordinary team set-up the event, fulfilled the duties as Grill Masters, and then took care of the tear-down after the event.
See you all next year for the 6th Annual Barbecue in Honor of Memorial Day on Friday, May 25, 2018!
2017 Associated Student Government
Installation Dinner
On Friday, May 26, 2017 the Associated Student Government (ASG) put on its annual Installation Dinner event. This special occasion marks the transition between the previous year’s ASG and incoming elected and appointed officers.
The event was held on the second floor of the Newport Beach Center with the scenic view of the Newport coast glistening in the background. ASG hired Zov’s Restaurant to cater the event with a delicious selection of Eastern Mediterranean entrees.
ASG was pleased to host Chancellor, Dr. John Weispfenning and Trustees Mary Hornbuckle and Jim Moreno. Coastline Administrators also attended, including Dr. Lori Adrian, Ross Miyashiro, Christine Nguyen, Dr. Vince Rodriguez, Dr. Dana Emerson, Dr. Tom Neal, Dr. Shelly Blair, Mai Le, Jennifer McDonald, as well as staff who have supported ASG throughout the year.  
The event featured addresses from the ASG Advisor, Kasie Hipp-Mirhashemi, and the outgoing ASG President, Humza Chohan. All past officers present at the event received Certificates of Appreciation for their service to the student body in 2016-2017. Next, the incoming officers were sworn into their new positions. The 2017-2018 ASG consists of the following students, by position:
  •           President: Carlos Bahena
  •           Vice President: Duy Tran
  •           Secretary: Amber Gil
  •           Treasurer: Jonathan Gomez
  •           Public Relations Commissioner: Farah Naama
  •           Garden Grove Campus Rep.: Michael Van
  •           Newport Beach Campus Rep.: Raquel Cabrera
  •           Distance Learning Rep.:  Kimberly Adame
  •           Legislative Affairs Rep.:  Eduardo Sanchez
The event concluded with the ceremonial Passing of the Gavel and a brief address from the incoming ASG President, Carlos Bahena. After the festivities, group photos were taken which will be posted soon on the ASG Facebook page at

For more information about ASG, please email or visit the office in Suite 400 of the College Center building.

Acquired Brain Injury ProgramGraduation
The 34th  Annual Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program Graduation and Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 24 at the Newport Beach Campus.  This year was a total of 21 ABI graduates. The morning began with light refreshments, featuring homemade cookies and a silent auction.The graduation awards ceremony followed and the celebration concluded with a Graduate and ABI Alumni luncheon.

Graduates celebrated their accomplishments alongside President, Dr. Adrian, and Board of Trustee Members Mary Hornbuckle, Vice President and Jim Moreno, Trustee.  Chancellor, Dr. John Weispfenning also attended the festivities.

The program is designed specifically for individuals who have sustained a brain injury, either due to traumatic (motor vehicle accident or fall) or non-traumatic (non-age-related stroke, brain tumor or infection) injuries.  This educational program is designed to provide structure cognitive retraining to our students.It is a proud moment to see all of the ABI students reach graduation, and is exciting to celebrate all that they have accomplished. 

Congratulations to Coastline students in the ABI Program!
Early College High School
Award Ceremony
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Early College High School (ECHS) held its annual Student Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 25.

Coastline College provides ECHS with a variety of college courses which are aligned within the students daily high school schedule. Coastline faculty nominated two students from each grade to receive Outstanding Student of the Year awards.
Hosting the event was the principle, Dr. David Martinez. Attending the Awards event from Coastline College were:  Dr. Lori Adrian, President; Dr. Vince Rodriguez, Vice President;  Dr. Dana Emerson, Dean; Dr. Tom Neal, Dean; Kris Krai, Counselor; and Karen McLucas, Instructional Facilitator.
Representatives from Coastline and the District will be attending the Early College High School graduation on June 1, 2017.

Pictured above: Dr. Lori Adrian, Dr. Vince Rodriguez, Dr. Dana Emerson, Dr. Tom Neal and Kris Krai; along with, ECHS award winning students.
Coastline Receives the 2017 United Way
Partner Award
Coastline is proud to be the recipient of the Outstanding Partner Award from the Orange County United Way for 2016 and 2017. These awards are for Coastline student-run and faculty-led Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. These sites prepare income tax returns for low-to-moderate-income taxpayers in the communities surrounding the three campuses. 

The 2017 award was given to Coastline for our outstanding Military support events, offering Coastline facilities for training other partners, promoting the MyFreeTaxes website to Coast District employees and the community, and for providing an excellent walk-in site for taxpayers who do not have an appointment. 

Coastline was also awarded Best Customer Service by all United Way volunteers in 2016.

In addition to the dedicated Coastline student and United Way volunteers, Coastline also recognizes the faculty, classified personnel, and Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF) Interns who helped the college earn these awards for the past two years. 

Coastline's faculty volunteers include Lisa Smith Jones, Mutsuno Ryan, Jerrie Muir, and Michael Gilgren.Many classified and administrative personnel have also provided additional support. The Coastline VITA site has helped over 1,000 taxpayers in the last four years which have brought hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds back to the local community.  The money saved by not paying preparation fees has been used by these taxpayers for the daily necessities such as rent, food, and transportation.Many of Coastline's taxpayer clients return each year to use this valuable service. 

Coastline graduates and transfer students also return to help with this site every year!

Associated Student Government Helps Students Relieve Stress During Finals Week
What do you do when you’re stressed out?  Coastline Associated Student Government (ASG) says, “pet a dog!”
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 ASG hosted a therapy dog named Blue at the Newport Beach Center to interact with students and help them de-stress in the midst of finals. Blue is a very friendly pit bull with plenty of experience working with students who are stressed out with the end-of-semester exams, papers, and deadlines.
As pictured above, the students took very well to Blue and enjoyed taking a break away from their student responsibilities to pet this friendly dog. A big thank you is owed to Pet Partners, the organization responsible for coordinating Blue’s visit.
ASG plans to host this event again next year and is seeking out ways to offer the event at all centers, along with other signature events they’ve been hosting the past few years.
For more information about ASG, please email

Intellectual Disabilities Program Art andMusic Show 
Coastline’s Special Programs and Services for the Disabled Department hosted the end of semester Art and Music Night on May 19th for students in the Intellectual Disabilities (ID) Program.  Students from Orientation to Art classes showcased their work in the Coastline Art Gallery. Various works of drawing, painting, and ceramics were showcased--all created by the ID students at Coastline.
Musical performances were also given by students in the Vocal Music, Beginning Instrumental, and Keyboarding classes.

Thank you to all student participants and their families and friends for their attendance and support. It was quite a wonderful array of beautiful artwork and excellent music!
Classified Staff
Appreciation Week
Last week, we celebrated our Coastline stars during Classified Employee Appreciation Week.  Classified employees at the College Center, Newport Beach Campus, Garden Grove Campus, and Le Jao Campus enjoyed treats every day of the week, that included donuts, nachos, candy and "mocktails" as a small token of appreciation for the outstanding work they do every do every day.

The week was filled with fun activities such as employees watching Zootopia at the  Le -Jao Campus while enjoying fresh popcorn, to College Center employees lunching and munching while watching the pilot episode of the TV show, New Girl.
Great feedback from classified employees was received at each center. Here are just a few comments:
College Center
Counseling Coordinator, Thien Vu, said, Classified Employee Appreciation Week “was lots of fun, creative, and diversified.”  She enjoyed the yummy goodies and has expressed an interest in helping to plan next year’s activities. 
Garden Grove Campus
Leonora Castillo, a Clerk Typist, said “I was looking forward to Classified Appreciation Week the week before it happened.  For the school to recognize our roles and contribution to the team effort made the week special.”
Le Jao Campus
Beverly Sadler, Division Area Coordinator at the Le-Jao Center said: “Classified Appreciation week was joyous and I appreciate being recognized as a vital part of the college team.”
Newport Beach Campus
 Campus Safety Officer, Armando De La Fuente, who was captured in numerous photos enjoying snacks said, “Classified Appreciation Week is a welcomed treat to all who are making a difference throughout the College.”
Special thanks to Dr. Lori Adrian, Christine Nguyen, Helen Rothgeb, Mai Le, Dave Thompson, Rozanne Capoccia, Shaunick Barber, Shelly Blair, Judy Garvey, Jennifer Fasulkey, Jennifer McDonald, Kathy McKindley, Kathleen McCarthy, Dana Emerson, Nancy Jones, Tom Neal, and all of the managers for their wholehearted support of this team effort. 
Most of all, thank you to all classified employees for your hard work and dedication!
Luis Morales, Graphic Designer, Marketing & PR Department

A little bit about Luis – I went to school in Long Beach and interned at NBC and Columbia Pictures. I used to fetch coffee and donuts for Jay Leno. Like really. 

Interesting and unknown facts: One of my first jobs was designing ads for TV Guide. Remember TV Guide? I feel old. I made ads for TV shows, Friends, Seinfeld , and Law and Order. I also designed Pokemon cards at one time for Nintendo. During my spare time, I coach U-14 AYSO soccer. It’s very rewarding to be able to yell at other people's kids with no legal ramifications. Parents even thank me, it’s amazing. During the weekdays, I play Overwatch and hand out justice online. My playable character is D.Va. She’s 800 lbs. of advanced mechanized destruction. I’m living the life. 

Why I love working at Coastline:  I love interacting with staff and faculty. I love to hear what they have to say, the problems they face trying to reach students, and coming up with a solution for reaching that target audience that they have in mind. It’s an educational experience for both parties. I can often see the generational gap rear it’s ugly head. Students don’t watch TV, they watch Hulu. Students don’t read the paper, they check Twitter for news. Students don’t post on Facebook, they now use “The Gram”. It’s awesome to help staff, faculty, and departments evolve and find new ways to reach students. The message of helping, building bridges, and creating pathways is still there, but the way for students to access this is changing. My goal is to help Coastline and it’s students connect using dynamic artwork, simple messages, and honest facts about what Coastline provides for its students.

Where you can find me: My office is on the 4th floor of the college center in the Marketing Department, aka "Avengers Headquarters". 
Save the Date  
Innovations in Cybersecurity Luncheon:
Part of the Innovation Speakers' Series

Register now for the upcoming OC Innovation Speakers’ Series Luncheon on    Friday, June 9, 2017, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Irvine Marriott.  Discounted registration is available for CCCD employees and students (by registering here).

Coastline Community College is the only 2-year higher education institution recognized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Academic Excellence in California. 

This luncheon program will provide current information on cybersecurity – an issue that is foremost in the minds of individuals, organizations, and industries. Two panels of experts will discuss digital citizenship and safety; Coastline’s cybersecurity program offers hands-on technical skills courses to prepare individuals for cyber careers, the
 Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC), National Cyber League, CyberPatriot, and CyberGirlz.
The event will also promote networking among representatives from small to large businesses, community organizations, educators, and students. For more information, please visit the website:
The 2017 Summer Institute

Please plan to attend the Summer Institute!
Amer Elahraf, Arabic instructor, recently honored by California State University, Dominguez Hills, Awarded the 2017 Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity Recognition for “Student Research and Creative Activity Mentorship”.
One of his mentored students  was also recognized by the University's President during the CSUDH President's Student Leadership and Service Awards Reception on May 3. 2017.

Congratulations Amer!

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