This bi-weekly publication shares Coastline news and events with Students, Faculty and Staff.  Enjoy reading about our growth, success, and plans for an innovative future! 

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.

Coastline President

Please email Interim Director of Marketing, Judy Garvey, with any comments or concerns.
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Upcoming Events

3rd Annual AAPIphany Youth Leadership Conference: Hosted by the Intercultural Resource Center. February 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

2018 Transfer Fair: 10 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., February 14, 2018, Newport Beach Campus.
Email the Transfer Center for more information.

Movie Night, hosted by ASG: Join us for a free movie night featuring "Coco" at the Le Jao Campus. Doors open at 5:00 and movie starts at 6:00 p.m.
Email Coastline ASG for more info.


Applications are now available online through February 12, 2018. Apply here!

There are no classes on February 15th.

The college will be closed Friday 2/16 and Monday 2/19 in observance of President's Day.

Apply for graduation today! Deadline is April 6!

Coastline Hosts
2018 Education Partners Breakfast
On Wednesday, January 31, Coastline hosted their Education Partners Breakfast event at the Newport Beach Campus. High school counselors and community partners came together to explore opportunities for further partnerships with Coastline. Many local high schools were in attendance from Garden Grove Unified, Huntington Beach, and Newport-Mesa Unified School Districts, making the annual Education Partners Breakfast a big success for the College. In turn, the Education Partners received updates and information on the various programs Coastline offers—all very beneficial to their students in preparing them for College & Beyond.  
The morning’s activities included presentations on updates, benefits, and key developments of Coastline programs including Coastline Promise, STAR 2.0 Programs, Newport Beach Campus and Disciplines, Intercultural Resource Center (IRC), and Career & Technical Education (CTE). Presenters included Mai Le (Student Success & Support Program Manager), Dr. Dana Emerson (Dean of Instruction/Westminster Campus), Dr. Tom Neal (Dean of Instruction/Newport Beach Campus), Dr. Nancy Jones (Dean of Instruction-CTE/Garden Grove Campus), Rene Gutierrez (Title III/AANAPISI Director), as well as Louise Fonua and Pryscilla Truong (IRC Staff).
Coastline President, Dr. Lori Adrian kicked off the day with a welcome and brief address highlighting the importance of making strong connections with the community. Also in attendance were Dr. Kate Mueller, Coastline’s new Vice President of Student Services, as well as Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Vince Rodriguez, and Dean of Counseling, Dr. Bruce Keeler. After the presentations, attendees networked with each other and Coastline administrators and staff.
To conclude the event, Coastline Student Ambassadors conducted tours of the campus.
This event was hosted and organized by the Outreach & Recruitment Team at Coastline: Sara Estrada (Outreach Program Specialist), Anna Diaz Villela (Outreach Assistant), and Nathan Brais (Director of Student Life & Outreach).
Coastline Staff and
ASG Representatives

Welcome Students to Spring 2018
Staff and Associated Student Government (ASG) student representatives gave a warm welcome to students during the first week of classes of the Spring Semester at all 3 campuses. From mid-morning to late afternoon, students received guidance from staff about upcoming events, how to find their classes, parking information, and other important resources.
Associated Student Government (ASG) added to the event this year by including the new Inspiration Week activity where students were encouraged to share their goals for the semester and the new year. ASG Representatives used the opportunity to promote their upcoming events, including Join-a-Club event taking place during the week of February 5 (see upcoming events section), and Movie Night on Friday, February 23rd.
Student Life & Outreach would like to thank Associated Student Government (ASG), Intercultural Resource Center (IRC), Academic Success Coaches, Career Services, Veterans Resource Center (VRC), Administrators Dr. Tom Neal, Dr. Dana Emerson, Dr. Bruce Keeler and Raul Rodriguez, and all student volunteers for taking time during the first week of classes to welcome students and provide assistance.
It was exciting to see new and familiar faces getting back into the swing of things this Spring! Here’s to another amazing semester at Coastline! We LOVE our Students!
Coastline Welcomes
International Students
In January, Coastline welcomed new international students for the Spring 2018 semester at the International Student Program Orientation. Students from Vietnam, Egypt, Philippines, Brazil, and Japan were welcomed by Christine Nguyen, Vice President of Administration Services, Kate Mueller, Vice President of Student Services, and Bruce Keeler, Dean of Counseling.
Students were also welcomed by Coastline’s Academic success coaches who will help guide them as they begin their educational journey at the college.
Students also learned about other valuable resources from presentations given by the International Student Program advisor, Javier Alcala, Paolo Varquez, Career Services Coordinator, and Rachelle Lopez, counselor.  Javier presented F-1 (international student visa) regulations, online course limitations, maintaining status, DMV, Social Security, and health insurance. Paolo presented and discussed best practices for finding the right major and careers after graduation. Rachelle, extensively covered services provided by the Counseling Department as well as regulations regarding international students, academic counseling, and success.
Thank you to Brenda Ponce and the entire Admissions and Records staff and Farah Naama, Student assistant for International Student Program for all your help with the orientation.

International students must hold F-1 Visas are required to enroll and complete 12 or more units each semester.
Coastline Community Supports #GivingTuesday
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Coastline faculty, students, employees and community members came together to support the Coastline Foundation during the national day of philanthropy - #GivingTuesday. Donors contributed to causes that are nearest and dearest to them, such as the Coastline Promise, Special Programs, EOP&S, Veterans Resource Centers, Scholarships and more. Supporters also posted their photos on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to share about their support for Coastline with their friends and family.

Thanks to the generosity of the #GivingTuesday participants, Coastline Foundation received $17,367.00 in contributions from more than 50 donors!  The Foundation
thanks everyone who participated in the social media campaign, including the student volunteers who helped with the tables at each site.  

Did you miss the #GivingTuesday event? Find out about the many ways you can make a difference year-round by clicking here and selecting "ways to give."

Cyber Attack Game Makes Debut at the Orange County Pathways Showcase and Local High Schools! 

Coastline’s Extended Learning Division recently exhibited the Cyber Attack Arcade Game at the OC Pathways Showcase in late November. The Career Technical Education (CTE) staff and faculty also exhibited Coastline’s CTE Programs.

The OC Pathways Showcase event was well-attended by hundreds of attendees that included business, K-12, community college, and higher education professionals, as well as elected officials. Chancellor Weispfenning, Trustee Jim Moreno, Trustee Lorraine Prinsky, and Vice Chancellor Andreea Serban also were in attendance to show their support.
Through a grant obtained by Dean Nancy Jones, Coastline was awarded a 3-year grant from OC Pathways in late 2014 to produce two online games with a Cybersecurity-theme. Although many students are interested in the career of Cybersecurity, OC Pathways had data that these students were often not placing well on math and English Placement tests. Coastline developed the games with this in mind to help engage students in the cybersecurity-themed games to improve their basic skills with engaging instruction and review.
The Extended Learning team, led by Coastline IT Director, David Thompson and Interim Marketing Director, Judy Garvey, recently finished development and production of the online apps and games. They took it a step further and built 7 arcade-style games and have loaned them to local high schools. Coastline was proud to give prospective Coastline students t this opportunity and also excited to spread awareness of the college and its Cybersecurity programs to local high school students.

The games will serve as a measurement for students to know when they are ready to take the placement tests, as well as when they need to study and learn more with the help of a teacher or tutor. The games are meant to help students “brush up” or familiarize themselves with math and English concepts they may have forgotten, or have become a little “rusty” on.
Content and questions for the games were created by Coastline faculty members, Scott Davis, John Jaber, Danny Pittaway, and Michael Warner. 
Instructional Design, Concept Development, and Programming team members: Sylvia A’mietoelau, Robert Dixon, Marie Hulett, Wendy Sacket, Dave Thompson, Toan Tran, Marie Vaughan, and Meg Yanalunas. 

 Thanks go out to all who participated in this massive endeavor!

 High schools currently using the games include Fountain Valley High School, Marina High School, Estancia High School, Hunting Beach High School, Early College High School, Rancho Alamitos High School, and Santiago High School.


Therapy Dogs Help Relieve the Stress during Final Exams at the Garden Grove Campus 

Therapy dogs from the organization Pet Partners, visited the Garden Grove Campus in early December, to give students a break and ease their stress during finals week. The dogs, Blue and Henry, are Certified Therapy Dogs and often "volunteer" to help out in hospitals and places that have people who have experienced recent trauma. For example, Henry recently went to help victims who lost their homes in the recent fires.

Pet Partners works hard to connect various groups of people who may benefit from this sort of therapy, with certified dogs in their area.

The event, hosted by Coastline Associated Student Government (ASG) welcomed over 50 students and all were very excited to see the dogs. Visitors who stopped by were also treated to ASG school supplies such as highlighters, post-it notes, and pencils.

Many thanks to the ASG Planning Committee: Eduardo Sanchez, Jonathan Gomez, and Michael Van and ASG Advisor: Kasie Hipp. 

 Fall Transfer Fair
Coastline had a successful career fair in November that provided a great opportunity for students, employers, and Coastline representatives to interact with each other for employment, gaining relevant experience, networking, developing collaborative relationships, and learning about each other’s programs.
The following are some of the companies/businesses that participated: The Hertz Corporation, Orange County Goodwill, Los Angeles Airport Police, T & T (Taco Bell), Children’s Learning Center, Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservatory, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency – Orange County, and others.
Coastline representatives also joined the career fair including Transfer Center, Associate Student Government (ASG), Learning 1st, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Intercultural Resource Center, Academic Success Coaches, and Latinas con Nuevos Horizantes.
The event was well attended and several students were asked to schedule interviews while they were at the fair and a few even received job offers a few days later.
To learn more about the transfer services Coastline offers click here.
EOP&S Department
Spreads Holiday Cheer to
Students and Families!
The EOP&S (Extended Opportunities Programs & Services) & CalWORKs Annual Holiday Party was a huge success. The children of Coastline EOP&S students were invited to a Holiday Party at the College Center in Fountain Valley. During the party, they enjoyed meeting "Santa", ate yummy treats and beverages, and sang songs with Coastline's wonderful Christmas Carolers.

Coastline EOP&S Staff would like to thank everyone who stopped by to share in the holiday fun with our students and their families. As a result of the generosity of the Coastline staff, EOP&S & CalWORKs was able to provide 65 children with toys for Christmas. The EOP&S staff is grateful to be able to provide this experience to Coastline Students in the Program.

The EOP&S Program is designed to help students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their academic goals, whether it be earning a certificate, Associate's Degree or transferring to a four-year university.

For more information on the EOPS Program at Coastline, click here.
Student Veterans of America Coastline Club Goes Bowling!
The Coastline chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) had a club event this past November at Lucky Strike Lanes in Orange County. Student Veterans and family members attended this night of bowling, fun, and camaraderie. The SVA is a national organization whose mission is, “to provide military Veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education, as well as support students after graduation”. There are SVA chapters at colleges and university across the nation.Coastline’s SVA chapter meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters, bringing student Veterans together to learn about and discuss topics relevant to their academic and personal growth. The SVA club meetings and activities allow Coastline Veterans a chance to connect with each other in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. 

To learn more about the Coastline SVA click here
Coastline Cyber Defense Team Ranks in Top Ten at
Recent Competition

The Coastline Cyber Defense Competition team made up of Xploit Cybersecurity Club members and led by Professor Tobi West, competed in the 3rd invitational round of Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition WRCCDC on January 13. Coastline's team ranked 6th among 20 teams from western region colleges and universities. During the competition, teams were tasked with keeping their networked system up and running while their system was being attacked by hackers. In addition to keeping the system up, they had to respond to requests from executives to answer computer networking and security-based questions. They lost points for system outages and incomplete responses.

Only the top 8 schools from the qualifying round, to be played on January 27th, will be invited to the Regional Competition at Cal Poly Pomona in March. Many companies will be involved in the regional round. There will be a mixer for competitors to speak directly with hiring managers looking for security-minded candidates.   

The team is looking forward to the upcoming qualifiers and making it to the regional round!

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