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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, Director of Marketing and PR at

Accreditation Visit

Coastline's Accreditation Visit
 scheduled for
Monday, April 6.

Visiting Team Members include:  

Dr. Kimberly Perry & Ms. Erica LeBlanc

More information about Coastline's Accreditation can be found on the website by clicking HERE

Coastline Students Compete in
Cyber Defense Competition

A three student team from Coastline College’s Ethical Hacking course competed in the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) on January 30th.  The competition, hosted by the Cal Poly Pomona Center for Information Assurance, is intended to provide educational institutions with a controlled, competitive environment to assess their student's depth of understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting a corporate network infrastructure and business information systems. 

Working from the Garden Grove campus, the students accessed a virtual environment simulating the network of a small company with 50+ users, 7 to 10 servers, and common internet services such as a web server, mail server, and e-commerce site. 

During the course of the 7-hour competition the students worked to identify and correct vulnerabilities in the operating systems and software applications, while fending off cyber attacks from a “red team” to ensure that critical computer services were maintained. 

The instructor of the course, John Sicklick, stated that “The competition provided the students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge gained from an entire semester during a single event.”  This is the first time that Coastline College has entered a team in this competition, and it is an important step in the College’s efforts to fulfill its requirements as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense.

Coastline College Cyber Defense Team
Mary Wang
Lance Allen
Michael Adams


Student Life & Associated Student Government

This year has been an exciting one for the Associated Student Government (ASG). Since September, the group has welcomed the new ASG Advisor and Student Life Director, Nathan Brais. Under Nathan’s leadership, the ASG has filled its vacant positions and hosted and/or participated in multiple College and Student Life activities.

Recently, the members of ASG conducted a two-day training where they made progress on important projects. The students worked together to establish more structure for the By-laws, Public Relations, and Finance Committees and also collaborated to develop a new mission statement for the group. On January 29th, seven ASG members attended a special presentation by Mark Mitsui, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges with the U.S. Department of Education.

This year’s officers are as follows:

Vong Nguyen, ASG President – Wilson Peng, ASG Treasurer – Shelley Mackay, ASG Secretary – Andy Vu, ASG Public Relations Commissioner – Tom Boscamp, Garden Grove Area Rep – Hung Thai, Newport Beach Center Area Rep – Chau Nguyen, Le-Jao Center Area Rep – Jonathan Jimenez, Military Area Rep – Peter Vu, Distance Learning Area Rep

For more information about ASG, please email or visit the webpage at

Coastline Ambassadors

Under the direction of Ross Miyashiro, Vice President of Student Services, the Outreach Department has been working hard to increase its level of programming at local high schools and at key community events. Since December, the department has brought current Coastline students on board as Coastline Ambassadors to further support the College’s outreach efforts.

Four students, Janack Wong, Mustafa Zeinnedine, Rogelio Martinez, and Andy Vu are now actively involved in Outreach and have been instrumental in supporting events held at the Newport Beach Center with the Early College High School and, more recently, the College Preview Day event with nearly 400 students in attendance from 4 local high school districts.

Additionally, the Coastline Ambassadors can be seen in the first floor lobby area of College Center. They are eager to provide assistance to all walk-in customers and will soon be assisting with basic receptionist duties, including directing phone calls to College departments. Come by and say hello to these friendly students!


Coastline President's Cabinet
Open Forum Lunch

Coastline Student Spotlight

A Message from Peter Vu
 Coastline Associated Student Government Distance Learning Representative

I made the right decision to go to Coastline Community College. As a student, I am provided with excellent education through top-notch classes taught by high quality faculty. I love Coastline's multi-cultural student body, various extra-curriculum activities, and the exceptional student services.

Coastline kindly navigated me through the frustrating transfer process and helped me to get into my dream school, UCLA to pursue a B.A. degree in Biochemistry. My professional goal is to become a doctor, and now I’m on my way, thanks to Coastline!

My message to existing and potential students of Coastline is: If you believe in yourself and have a strong passion to pursue an educational goal, Coastline will help pave the way.

Thank you Coastline for all that you have done for me and continue to do for so many students!

The College Professional Development
& Leadership Committee

The College Professional Development & Leadership Committee is pleased to announce mini-grant and stipend opportunities:
· Innovation and Bright Idea Projects
· Brown-Bag Lunches
· Mini-Workshops
We need some NEW energy and SPARKLING ideas to generate training and professional development experiences to improve our excellence. Please complete the attached form as soon as possible, as this round of funding is limited.  Stipends and grants are available for you to share and/or apply your research, best practices, experience, skills, and great ideas.
All Coastliners are eligible to apply—classified staff, faculty, and managers. Submit your application to the College Professional Development & Leadership Committee c/o Bob Nash at Applications will be reviewed until funds run out.

Click here for the application

Coastline Hosts Interview with Kobe Bryant

If you missed the interview on NBA T.V. you can catch a glimpse of the interview by following this link:

Coastline Named Military Advanced Education
“Top College and University”

Congratulations Coastline, once again, on being named a Military Advanced Education (MAE) Top College!

A certificate was given to recognize Coastline's achievement in outstanding service to military/veteran students.  
Here check out a copy of the magazine,  as well as Coastline's Military complete listing on the MAE website (as seen above),

Upcoming ITC Professional
Development Webinars

March 2015

Accessibility Tips for Online Course Design
March 3, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time

Presenter: Colleen Fleming, Instructional Designer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

This presentation will outline what you need to know about key accessibility issues in online higher education and provide you with practical tips for improving the accessibility of your online materials. Colleen Fleming will discuss helpful software tools, faculty and staff training, clear communication with students, and how to incorporate accessibility standards into the course design process.

Stories from the Sandbox: Building the Sandbox
March 10, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time

Presenter: Cheryl Stanley, Instructional Designer, Kristi Baldwin, and Wayne Breau, Great, Falls College Montana State University

What happens when you send the entire eLearning department to a technology conference? Come find out about our adventures in creating a Sandbox Classroom, and how it stemmed from a conference just like the ITC eLearning Conference! We will share our story of what it took to create a technology-rich environment that also needed to be safe, wireless, innovative, exciting and most of all… fun and easy to use. 

Credit Hour Verification
March 17, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time

Presenter: Melanie Morris, Professor, Business Law, and Pattiann Kletz, Associate Professor, Business, Raritan Valley Community College
The presenters will illustrate the faculty-driven process RVCC adopted to demonstrate compliance, and will discuss the methodology behind the work RVCC faculty completed in the area of credit hour equivalency for online courses. The resulting product is a faculty self-audit, wherein faculty apply a set of generalized metrics to quantify the length of instructional time in an online course. 

Latest Trends in Teaching with Technology: An Implementation Framework
March 24, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Presenter: Sarah Bryans-Bongey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, Nevada State College

Dr. Bryans-Bongey will share practical and creative ways to address and adopt timely and technology-rich approaches to teaching and learning. Join this session to see real-world examples and share ideas aligning to an essential array of instructional technology trends. Discover teaching tools and strategies for the use of mobile devices, open educational resources (OERs), and accessibility, as well as examples of how to make your Web-enhanced or online lessons more interactive and collaborative. The session is appropriate for those seeking to plan, support, and deliver engaging and technology-rich classes, activities, presentations, or workshops in online, blended, and face-to-face settings.​
Influence the Moment: A Cross-Functional, Integrative Approach to Student Retention
March 31, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time

Presenter: Emma J. Zone, Ed.D., Vice President of Academic Operations, Colorado Technical University
Who owns student retention within higher education institutions? The question of student success and who is accountable is one with which administrators often grapple. Perhaps, however, the question we should be asking regarding student retention is not “who” owns it but “how?” How can we make a focus on student retention something that becomes part of the daily fabric of all facets of our institution? In this Webinar, we will discuss how to design and implement a cross-functional retention strategy that relies on goal-driven initiatives that are measurable and scalable. By leveraging points of view from across functional areas, we can create and implement a strategy that influences the student success culture as a whole.
April 2015
Using a Virtual Case Study to Teach Nursing Concepts and Increase Student Engagement
April 14, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time

Presenters: April Mackey, BScN, RN, Professional Academic Advisor, Sandra Bassendowski, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan

The presenters will introduce disruptive technology as a key aspect in student learning, both in face-to-face and online instruction. They will examine the "Choose Your Own Nursing Adventure" case study as an evolution from a traditional case study faculty have used in undergraduate nursing education, to a virtual case study engages students by increasing motivation to learn, adds an element of fun, reinforces learning, and provides a higher level of critical thinking within the teaching and learning spaces. The presentation will demonstrate a sample virtual case study that can be used in nursing education. In addition, the presenters will include time for a discussion about the creation and development of this innovative strategy.

Registration Information

Registration costs only $50 per Webinar, 20 for $900 ($45 each), or all 36 calls for $1,620 ($45 each). These fees are double for non-ITC members. The cost is the same to access the live or archived versions. If you have questions please contact Christine Mullins or 202/293-3132.

Spring 2015 Lunch Time Lecture Series

Feel the Excitement!
Hear from Gallery Owners, Curators, and Artists. 

All Lectures will be held at the Newport Beach Center
(1515 Monrovia Ave., Newport Beach)
Room 104 @ Noon 

Jamie Brooks - March 11
Owner Jamie Brooks Fine Art

Brett Rubbico – March 25
Owner Brett Rubbico Gallery.

Bradford J Salamon – April 15
Artist -

Raya Dawn Peterson – April 29
Independent Artist, Teacher, Tech.

Ann Marie Rousseau – May 13th
Artist - A.M. Rousseau Fine Art

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