November 2014
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President's Bulletin

A publication for faculty and staff

Welcome to the President's Bulletin!

This publication has been developed to share Coastline news and events. We welcome submissions by faculty and staff.

The President’s Bulletin is produced in collaboration with Dr. Loretta P. Adrian, President and Coastline’s Marketing and Public Relations Department.

Please email Nhadira Johnson, Interim Director of Marketing and PR at


Coastline Wins Green Leadership Technology Award

On Wednesday, November 5th, Coastline Community College's Newport Beach Center was honored with a Green Community College Leadership Award in the category of "Green Building" at the Green California Schools Summit.

Coastline's Newport Beach Center was recognized for having key sustainable features such as storm water management, natural ventilation, green roofs, living walls, and maximized daylight and ocean views. 

The Green California Schools Summit provides an annual meeting place for stakeholders in the greening of California's schools - from facility managers, finance officers, teachers and administrators to architects, engineers and curriculum developers.

The Green California Schools Summit offers a unique opportunity to discover what's new, what is working and what is on the horizon with an expo that featured
 green products and services, concurrent education sessions, keynote presentations and an annual Leadership Awards program.

Event keynote speakers included Len Hering, California Center for Sustainable Energy Executive Director and Fran Pavley, California State Senator.

Learn more about the Green Technology Awards by visiting the website.

To view more photos from the Green Technology Awards Ceremony, please click HERE

Coastline Welcomes New AANAPISI Director, JP Schumacher!

JP Schumacher is the new Project Director of the Title III AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) grant. His career in student affairs began at the UCLA Community Programs Office (CPO) where he worked for over five years on programs that increased the retention and college access rates for Pilipino and other under-represented students.  During his three years as a project director at CPO, JP expanded program services to serve over 400 community college and high school students.
Outside of student affairs, JP is deeply involved in the Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) community and has served on the Boards of Directors for two A&PI community organizations.  As Board President of Barangay Los Angeles, JP led initiatives that strengthened program planning and review, improved the organization’s branding, and diversified fundraising activities. 
A fervent believer in the power of the community college system, JP was himself a community college alumnus, graduating from El Camino College with an AA in Psychology.  He went on to earn his BA in Psychology at UCLA and later his Master of Public Administration from the University of La Verne.  JP is excited about returning to the community college system and is looking forward to supporting Coastline’s diverse A&PI students to achieve their educational goals.



Coastline is pleased to recognize, Project Director, JP Schumacher and his team (Darian Aistrich, Diane Follis, Christine Ly, Chelsea Morris, and Josh Santos) for their hard work in crafting their new program, APACT (Asian American Pacific Islander Program for Advancing Completion and Transfer) in four short months.

APACT provides students access to programs and services designed to support their academic goals. Participants of the program have access to the following programs: guideU student-Mentor Connection service, STAR, Student Success Centers, Embedded Tutoring, and Supplemental Instruction (SI).

Below are some benchmarks that have already taken place at APACT:

‘APACT’ was created to serve as a central program that connects students to all grant activities; Title III AANAPISI rebranded as ‘APACT’ to increase name-recognition amongst students. 

The guideU Student-Mentor Connection service functions as the ‘heart’ of APACT; guideU outreach was re-strategized to reflect an ‘opt-out’ approach; two ‘lead mentors’ were hired to coordinate monthly programming and provide intensive mentorship via regular 40-minute sessions.

In partnership with the Coastline Marketing Department, APACT launched a robust marketing campaign to increase program participants and community engagement.

APACT hosted an inaugural Welcome Event, which was well received by students, staff, and parents alike.

In partnership with the Transfer Center, APACT successfully invests its students in the 2014 University Transfer Fair and the university tour of UCI. As of early November 2014, APACT has served 93 Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students through guideU, a 166% improvement from the previous year. Moreover, 55 students have participated in intensive mentorship via 96 sessions.   
Much thanks to faculty, staff, and managers who helped us successfully launch APACT in such a short period of time.
-JP Schumacher, M.P.A.

Honoring Our Veterans

Monday, November 10, 2014, Coastline honored Veterans by having a special flag display on the roof of the College Center.

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) handed out gift bags to all Veterans who stopped by the center, and provided snacks and goodies for both Veterans and Non-Veterans. Posters of Coastline VRC members who served in the military where on display, as well as four American Flags that greeted guests at the entrance of the center.
Visitors of the center were encouraged to participate in a Veterans Day Quiz, where they were entered to win 2 movie tickets. By the end of the festivities, History Instructor 
and U.S. Navy Veteran, David Freeman won the free movie tickets, only missing 2 questions on his quiz! 
A special thanks to everyone who joined Coastline in saluting and thanking our staff and faculty who have served our county!

Maleficent Movie Night
Success on Halloween 2014!

On October 31st, the Associated Student Government (ASG) of Coastline hosted a successful Movie Night event at the Newport Beach Center. Nearly 90 guests attended along with volunteers from the Student Activities Club. The students decorated the event area with spider webs, lights, and Halloween decorations, and provided candy, fresh popcorn, and drinks free to all attendees.
The main attraction was ASG’s showing of Disney’s Maleficent—screened days before the official DVD release date. Students and community members in attendance enjoyed the comfortable and fun atmosphere set at the Newport Beach Center. After the movie, ASG gave away gift cards, t-shirts, and other goodies donated by the Coastline Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, and the Coastline Student Life Department.

Look out for the next edition of ASG Movie Night to be held in Spring 2015!

For more information visit or contact Nathan Brais at

Promoting Business & Financial Literacy

Coastline is in partnership with Vital Link of Orange County to provide a business and financial literacy presentation on Friday, November 14th for Coastline students and members of the community at the Garden Grove Center. The presentation will contain two sessions that will cover planning for college and career pathways. 

There are more than 100 high school students confirmed to attend the financial literacy presentation that will be provided by Price Warehouse Coopers. Guest speakers from CalCPAs will also join event attendees for lunch.

For more information about this special event, please contact Kevin Erdkamp, CPA at or call 714.241.6209 x17303.

Coast Community College District Receives a Tuition Discount

As a proud partner with the Coast Community College District, Grand Canyon University's College of Doctoral Studies is thrilled to offer members a 10 percent discount off catalog tuition rates.*

Grand Canyon University offers over a dozen doctoral degree programs including:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in General Psychology with an Emphasis in:
    • Cognition and Instruction: Explore how the human mind works and the most effective way to teach and train individuals so that information is retained.
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Study human behavior in the workplace and employee-management relationships.
    • Integrating Technology, Learning and Psychology: Understand the psychology of applying technology to individuals, organizations and communities, while assessing the risks and benefits associated with the use of technology and social networks.
    • Performance Psychology: Examine empirical, research-based approaches to understanding mental and thought processes, including memory, reasoning, intelligence, motivation and learning.
  • Doctor of Education (EdD) in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development: Learn how political, social and economic frames impact organizational change and analyze the effects in non-profit and for profit businesses.
For more information click here

Committee Meeting Minutes & Notes 

Access recent meeting minutes for the following Coastline Committees:

Keeping Students Informed of Coastline Important Resources

Student Success Centers: Fall 2014 hours 

 Online Library: Open 24 Hours

Counseling Department: Weekday Hours

Transfer Center: Fall Hours

Career Services: Job Leads 

Coastline in the News 


Coastline Events

Fall Lunch Time Lecture Series

Free For All. 
There's only two left for the Fall Semester!  

Learn about art galleries, and how to make a living in the arts. Hear from experienced curators, artists, and art directors about their personal experiences and thoughts.   
Newport Beach Center
1515 Monrovia Avenue, Newport Beach
Room 104 @12PM 
Raul Ortiz • November 19
Matt May • December 3
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