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. 


Intellectual Disabilities Program's Art and Music Celebration: May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Newport Beach Center. Come enjoy the musical talent and hard work of the Keyboarding, Beginning Instrumental, and Vocal music classes. Light refreshments will be served.

Annual Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Graduation and Awards Ceremony: May 24, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Please contact Special Programs @ ext. 16214 for more information)

Veterans Resource Center Memorial Day BBQ: May 26, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; College Center Back Patio

Associated Student Government (ASG) End-of-the-Year Installation Dinner: May 26, 2017, Newport Beach Center, Room 119, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Please contact the ASG Office @ ext. 16253 for more information.


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: 

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 Scholarship Ceremony
Top: CCCD Trustee Board President David A. Grant presenting at the scholarship ceremony. Middle left: Johnson Attorney Group Paralegal Scholarship recipient with donor Susan Schaben. Middle right: CCCD Trustee VP, Mary Hornbuckle, Vice Chancellor Dr. Andy Dunn, & Trustee Dr. Lorraine Prinsky with Foundation Board Members Ron and Camille Howarth. Bottom left: ESL Faculty, Dr. Linda Kuntzman with ESL scholarship recipient Djubilee Do.  Bottom right: Dr. Adrian is presenting the Jack Lipton – General Counsel Scholarship to Paralegal student, Yongkang Li
Coastline Community College celebrated the accomplishments of its students and staff with its annual Scholarship Ceremony, held on May 4, 2017 at Orange Coast College’s Robert Moore Theatre.  This year, over 350 guests were in attendance, while Coastline Foundation awarded 293 scholarships to 266 students, totaling over $266,000. 
This year’s theme for the event was, May the 4th be with You, a play on the popular Star Wars tagline, “May the Force be with You.”  In the movies, the phrase is used to wish an individual good luck and enhance mental & physical abilities by using “The Force.”  The Force was with each Coastliner that evening.
Coastline’s Foundation is proud to support Coastline, its students and the variety of programs offered by the College.  If you would like to establish or contribute to a scholarship, please contact the Foundation at (714) 241-6154 or donate online here or visit:

2017 Academic Senate Luncheon
The Academic Senate held their annual spring luncheon on  May 9, 2017 at the Garden Grove Center. The luncheon honored Coastline's faculty successes and celebrated the induction of the 2017-18 Academic Senate Members.

Special guests included CCCD Chancellor John Weispfenning, Board of Trustees Vice President Mary Hornbuckle, and Board Clerk, Dr. Lorraine Prinsky.

The Luncheon began with a recognition of Dignitaries led by Stephen Barnes and was followed by Academic Rank recipient announcements. Dr. Lori Adrian then presented the Tenure Recipients Kevin Erdkamp, David M.Lee, and Evette Reagan.

Professor Celeste Ryan and Professor Judy Montague were both presented with the 2017 Teacher of the Year Award and the Teaching Excellence Award, 2017  was given to Instructor Katie Stubblefield. 
The Dr. Lorraine Prinsky Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards were presented to Dr. David Devine and Elizabeth Horan.

The event concluded with the induction of the new Senators Lisa Demchik, Angela Gomez-Holbrook, and Tobi West and the installation of the 2017-18 Officers:
  • Stephen Barnes – President
  • Lisa Lee - Vice President, Committees
  • Deborah Henry– Vice President, Legislative Issues
  • Marilyn Fry – Recording Secretary
  • David M. Lee – Corresponding Secretary
  • Ann Holliday – Treasurer
  • Dan Johnson – Deborah Henry– Co-Chairs, Curriculum Committee 

Special thanks to  Stephen Barnes, Academic Senate President, for the outstanding leadership that he has provided this year. Thanks to all who attended to celebrate Academic Excellence at Coastline!



What's New in
Workforce Development?
LiUNA Local 1309 Program Graduates- February 10, 2017
Coastline Community College’s Division of Military Education, Corporate Training and Business Development (MECTBD) and the College’s CTE Department, have collaborated with a workforce development company and industry experts to develop and deliver training programs focusing on high demand safety skills and core competencies in the energy, construction, and utilities industries.  These programs are short-term, fee-based, and not- for-credit, targeting military, Veterans, youth, and dislocated workers seeking gainful employment and career advancement in these industries. The programs are approved and listed on California’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) thereby enabling eligible candidates to participate at no cost.   

In addition to these training programs, Coastline offers a Pre-Apprenticeship Safety Attendant Program in partnership with Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 1309 (See photo above). This comprehensive pre-apprenticeship program was developed to align with LiUNA’s current apprenticeship program and includes a number of Department of Labor (DOL) authorized Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) courses that are nationally recognized and delivered through an OSHA Training Institute Educational Center, in collaboration with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. 

Coastline, a recipient of a California Apprenticeship Initiative Apprenticeship Accelerator grant, also developed the Safety Technician Apprenticeship Program in partnership with LiUNA Local 1309.  Coastline serves as the Local Education Agency (LEA) for this program, the first of its kind, allowing participants to gain instruction and on-the-job training for advancement from apprenticeship to journeyperson.

These programs and others are being developed to align with several Coastline credit-bearing certificate and degree programs, providing job seekers with short term training for expedient gainful employment, and then an opportunity to progress toward college certificates and degrees in Occupational Safety, Process Technology, and Construction-related programs. “The beauty of these pathways is Coastline’s capabilities to deliver the college courses completely online, providing the flexibility desired by working adults” said Joycelyn Groot, Executive Dean for the program.  

According to Jason Vogel, Career Expansion Inc. CEO and Coastline’s training partner, “Over 202 participants, including 55 Military Veterans have completed Coastline’s workforce development programs. These programs boast a job placement rate of over 80% in construction and safety jobs with companies such as Skanksa, Turner Construction, Brinderson, PSC, and J.T. Thorpe to name a few.”
The demonstrated successes of the participants in these training programs have generated new partnerships with the Housing Authority City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).   The programs provide the core competencies identified by industry as needed to meet the workforce needs for upcoming Los Angeles projects including the Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens Construction projects.  The LAUSD Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Safety Program will target juniors in high school and provide early training for a career in the construction industry.  The program includes a hands-on “boot camp” and a summer internship at a construction site.

EOPS Awards Banquet
On Friday, May 5, the  Coastline Extended Opportunities Programs & Services(EOPS)/Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)/NEXTUP and the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Programs celebrated the graduating class of 2017. Also honored were those who received College scholarships and individual accomplishments of the programs. The programs have a combined 35 students graduating and 73 who received scholarships.

For the first time in the history of Coastline’s EOPS program, a total of 400 students were served and the program is on track to hit 500 by June 30. This year, EOPS offered more workshops than ever before – 35 to be exact. The program also began providing counseling services at all Coastline locations – and happily reported that the counselors were fully booked. The program staff also focused on community outreach and established strong partnerships with over 10 organizations.

Three students were asked to speak at the event and each gave touching accounts of their own personal struggles and the hurdles they had overcome to finish college. Cheryl Carter, mother of twin boys with autism spectrum disorder, spoke about how she had attempted college in the past but was never able to complete a degree due to time management issues. With the help of Coastline's EOPS department and the Learning 1st Program, she is graduating with an Associates Degree and is on track to finishing her Bachelors Degree.

Other Speakers included Kyduyen Nguyen Tran and Thao Nguyen who also expressed their deepest gratitude to Coastline and the EOPS team for their current success in finishing college.

Many Coastline Staff and Faculty attended the banquet including Dr. Loretta Adrian, President; Ross Miyashiro, Vice President of Student Services; Nathan Brais, Director of Student Life; Mai Le, Coordinator of the Student Success and Support Programs; and Mariam Khosravani, Executive Director of Coastline’s Foundation.

CCCD Board of Trustees' Vice President Mary Hornbuckle and Coastline Foundation Board of Directors' Camille Howarth also showed their support and congratulated the students individually.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Awards Banquet a success and to the amazing EOPS Staff for all their hard work and dedication to Coastline Students.

Associated Student Government Hosts 2nd Annual Spring Dance
On Friday, May 5, the Associated Student Government (ASG) hosted the 2nd Annual Spring Dance. This social event held at the Newport Beach Campus, promoted interaction among students and provided a fun atmosphere. Dr. Tom Neal (Newport Beach Center Dean), Dr. Dana Emerson (Le-Jao Center Dean), and Nathan Brais (Student Life & Outreach Director) attended the event to  show support and interact with students.
This year’s dance featured a live DJ, great food catered by OCC Catering, games, activities, giveaway drawings, and an area for students to vote in the ASG Annual Election. In addition to the dance floor area complete with lights, fog, a disco ball, and lazers, there was a table set up for “Giant Jenga,” an area for bean bag toss, and a photo backdrop with fun props and decorations.
Of course you couldn’t have an event like this without "Fin", the College mascot! Fin’s favorite day of the week is Friday, and he showed up in fine style ready to dance and spin some tunes. Students, staff, and administrators also posed for photos with Fin!

The students who attended this event had a blast! The new Coastline Mobile App was used to check-in all students and guests with the new QR code scanner for events. After the dance, those who checked in were prompted to give a star rating (1 to 5 stars) on what they thought of the event. Coastline received nothing but 4 out of five stars and 5 out of 5 stars ratings!
ASG plans to host this event once a year.
Have questions or ideas for ASG? Please email

Financial Aid Awareness Day
On Wednesday, April 26, the Coastline Financial Aid Office hosted the annual Financial Aid Awareness Day at the Newport Beach Campus.

The event provided more than 300 students with important information about financial aid options and other student services that are available to them at Coastline. Several student services departments offered students information at the event including Financial Aid, Admissions, Counseling, ASG, Assessment, and EOPS.

Representatives from the Financial Aid department were also available to speak with students regarding financial applications and processes. Free giveaways were distributed among the attendees and the Habit Burger lunches were enjoyed by all!

For more information on financial aid, please visit:
Student Life Presents:
Spring 2017 Health Fair
On Wednesday, May 10, at the Newport Beach Campus, the Office of Student Life held the 2nd annual Spring Health Fair. The Title IX Office, as well as Campus Safety, collaborated in the planning of the well-attended event.
This event featured representatives from the following departments and community resources:
  • Academic Success Coaches (Support Service Information)
  • Associated Student Government/Student Life (Club Sign-ups)
  • Campus Safety (Overview of Services)
  • EOPS/CalWORKs (Support Service Information)
  • Hoag Hospital (Health Screening for Body Mass Index)
  • Memorial Care (Student Health Service Provider)
  • Title IX Office (Sexual Misconduct Awareness)
  • Veterans Resource Center (Support Service Information) 
Students were invited to stop at each table, collect a signature from each table rep, and then turn in their completed Health Fair “Passport” for a meal ticket. The caterer, Greenlife Fitfoods, provided sandwiches and wraps with chips and water for all participants.
Participants benefited from information given at each table at the fair. Students provided great feedback on the event overall and enjoyed the healthy food option for lunch.
Student Life will host this event annually and plans to offer similar events at all campuses next year.
Thanks to all the departments who participated and assisted with the planning of this successful event!

Health  Science  
Academic Triathalon

Approximately 75 students in the health sciences field of study participated at Garden Grove on Friday, May 5th to watch and compete in the second Health Science Academic Triathlon. Eighteen, 3-person teams answered questions on microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology in a round-robin format.

And the Winners were...
Third place: Team PVNRT (Gabrielle Dao, Gadiel Ticlea, and Sun Chung Chung).
Second place:  Team I LOVE PHYSIOLOGY (Timothy Ly, Crystal Ortega, and Shane Kelley).  
First Place: Team THE MIGHTY CHONDRIA (Joseph Vu, Lauren Evans and Vincent Deogracias).

A huge thanks to Angelique Hill, full-time instructional lab associate, who read the questions; Jessica Pham, part-time instructional lab associate, who was the official timekeeper; and Tam Au, supplemental instructional leader, who was the official scorekeeper.  

Thank you to the Professional Development Committee, The Coastline Foundation, the Instructional Wing, and the full-time science faculty for their support. 
Thank you also to Dr. Deborah Henry for organizing the event.

Teacher Feature:  Elizabeth Horan, Librarian

Academic background:
MLIS,  San Jose State
MSIDT, Cal State Fullerton
BS Art and Design concentration in Photography, Cal Poly SLO

Interesting and unknown facts:
She is the oldest of three girls, a snowboarder (strong intermediate level), a great cook because she loves to eat and is an avid traveler.  
"My two favorite places I have traveled are Hong Kong and Iceland!"
Why she loves working at Coastline:  
"Coastline has always tried to reach students where they are.  A “college without walls”, Coastline was started to help “non-traditional” students.  These students were the working adults, people transferring careers, or anyone who wanted to learn something new.  Basically anyone who was not the “traditional” 18-year-old high school graduate.  I love that about Coastline.  Nowadays, we take everyone, even traditional students, but have kept the college services cutting edge and available to all students.  That is why the Coastline Online Library has always been online, and why it is such a cool thing for students. The resources are available 24/7 for everyone at Coastline. The Online Library is part of that “college without walls”.  As a student who was blocked by a lot of walls, I really like that about Coastline."

For more info about Elizabeth: Please visit her Faculty Web Page:

Coastline Online Library:

To read more about Elizabeth's Travels, visit her blog at and

Thank you, Elizabeth, for your dedication to our students at Coastline!
The Student Success Center
The Coastline Student Success Center was created in the early 1980s, but development occurred rapidly after 2011. In Fall 2011, Danny Pittaway, Student Success Coordinator, Faculty Accreditation Co-Chair and Associate Professor, Reading & Education, set about rebranding the Student Success Center. At the time, there was only one, located at Le-Jao Center. His goal was to turn the center into a cross-curricular study center staffed with tutors broadly representing writing, math, science, and accounting.

Today, there is a Student Success Center location at all Coastline campuses, including:
Le-Jao, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, and College Center. Additionally, tutors work in the Veterans Resource Center at Newport and the Transfer Center at Garden Grove. There is also a team of tutors who help students online to help the distance learning population. Finally, Danny directly corresponds with incarcerated students to provide learning support.

The Success Centers serve thousands of students annually, with the most growth occurring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The centers provide critical and necessary support to help students dream, to be organized, to learn, to persist, to have a plan, to innovate, and to never give up. This is DOLPHIN, which is the mission of the Student Success Centers.
Pictured: Coastline Tutors attend a 2016 training
The Student Success Centers offer new and innovative resources that are available to all students such as a free online english and math placement preparation course and the ability to talk to tutors online 24/7. The Success Centers have evolved over the years to accommodate all segments of Coastline's student population across the curriculum, regardless of mode of instruction. Students may walk in for tutoring across the curriculum. They can also arrange tutoring at a distance (e.g., email-based, Skype, et.).  

Another area Danny realized needed improvement was placement testing. This test has proved to be challenging for some students and one of the goals of the Success Center is to help students place successfully into courses that help them attain their goals at a faster rate. When Danny started at Coastline, there were two lab-based classes in the Le-Jao Student Success Center called English C080 and Math C080. These were designed as 16-week, site-based placement test preparation courses. While they had some utility,  he thought they weren’t very flexible or responsive to the majority of students needs.

"We needed something that was truly online. After attending some conferences and hearing more about local colleges who were innovating in this area, I opted to explore Pearson’s MyFoundationsLab as a solution for placement preparation, said Danny. "Today, we are using categorical funds to offer a year-round, open entry pre-assessment academy to help students prepare for the English and math placement test. I firmly believe that if students just spend a bit of time preparing and studying, they will be much more likely to place into college-level courses."
Once there, students can take advantage of the robust tutoring services Coastline offers to support their success in critical classes along their pathway.
Tutors facilitate the academy and provide individualized feedback and encouragement to students who engage in this self-paced opportunity. 

The Centers' schedule is located at The Centers provide study space and free access to tutors Monday through Friday during regular business hours. If students need help on the weekend or after hours, they are encouraged to use Smartthinking. The College utilizes categorical funds to pay for this valuable, just-in-time service, to help us close the loop on providing adequate learning support for all students (especially distance learners) at all times. Smarthinking is integrated into Canvas, and instructors receive instructions on how to activate it for their students. 

In 2017-2018, the Student Success Centers are poised to embrace the College’s efforts to build guided pathways for Coastline students. The Centers are here to support all program and service areas for the benefit of student success.

If you would like more information about the pre-assessment academy or the Student Success Centers, please contact Danny Pittaway, Student Success Coordinator:
  •  Professor Celeste Ryan & Professor Judy Montague:  received the Teacher of the Year Award, 2017!
  • Elizabeth Horan & Dr. David Devine: awarded The Dr. Lorraine Prinsky Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards 
  • Katie Stubblefield, Instructor: Awarded the Teaching Excellence Award, 2017
Rachel Tufono, Coastline Student, recently won 1st place in the Vital Link Digital Media Arts competition and received a $100 prize!
She is a Digital Graphics Applications Student in Angela Gomez-Holbrook's Digital Graphics Applications Photoshop 116B Fall 2016. 
Congratulations Rachel!
Lynn Torrini, Art Teacher, Recently announced her retirement after 40 years of teaching at Coastline.  Lynn will be greatly missed and has made many significant contributions to the College.  As one of the earliest teachers in the Art Department, Lynn was responsible for writing much of the core curriculum that launched the Art Department.  She also served for many years on numerous committees including, the Curriculum Committee, the Exhibition Committee, and the Academic Senate.  Lynn was one of the most active members of the Art Department and contributed greatly to the success of Coastline’s Art Gallery. One of Lynn’s finest achievements was Coastline’s Study Abroad Program:  ‘The Splendors of Florentine Art,” which she conducted with Professor Jane Bauman in Italy for five successful programs from 2003 through 2012.
“I will miss my many friends at Coastline and most of all I will miss my students who by the thousands I have taught the thing I love the most, sharing my lifelong love of Art with them," Said Lynn. 

We will miss you Lynn!

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