October 2015
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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

Join Us at the 2015 Fall Festival!

Don’t miss out on Coastline’s most exciting event of the year!

The Classified Senate’s Annual Halloween Festival will have something for everyone. Bring a decorated pumpkin for the Pumpkin Contest. Dress up and maybe come away with the prize for Best Homemade, Scariest, or Funniest costume. Join us in a rousing game of Musical Chairs. Or just join us for lunch as watch the festivities.
Lunch from Lamppost Pizza will be served for $6 each and opportunity drawing tickets will be available. We have some great prizes and you might come away a winner.
Contact any Classified Senate officer to purchase opportunity drawing tickets, or to order lunch. 

Student Leaders Recognized at Meet & Greet Event

On Friday, October 9, 2015, President Lori Adrian hosted a special meet-and-greet reception for our student leaders from two areas: Associated Student Government and Coastline Ambassadors. Also in attendance were officers from the Student Veterans of America and Student Activities Club. The event provided the opportunity for all Coastline staff and faculty to meet and interact with the student leaders.

Distinguished guests from the District, Dr. Lorraine Prinsky, Dr. Andrew Dunn, and Interim Chancellor Gene Farrell attended to show their support for the growing presence of student leadership at Coastline.

After guest enjoyed refreshments sponsored by the President’s office, Dr. Adrian introduced the distinguished guests and recognized the student leaders by thanking them for their valuable contributions at the college.

Coastline Ambassadors provided a short presentation on their mission for the college. ASG representatives also conducted an overview of their activities and involvement in the community. ASG has entered into the 2015-2016 school year with a full board of officers and area representatives.

Both student leader groups look forward to another great year of building new opportunities for student involvement at Coastline Community College.

Go Coastline!

Title III News

Coastline received a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education
The Department of Education approved Coastline's five-year development grant application, under the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) program for the fiscal year of 2015. 

Coastline Community College serves one of California’s largest disadvantaged Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Orange County. The New AAPI Generation Initiative’s goal will seek to improve the persistence and completion time rates in an effort to match or exceed state averages for AAPI students. It will also seek to significantly increase the number of AAPI students who enroll full-time.


APACT Program Highlights

On October 9th, the APACT (Asian American Pacific Islander Program for Advancing Completion and Transfer) student leadership team held their first study-a-thon for Coastline students. 

APACT was founded and funded by the $1.5 million Title III AANAPISI Federal Grant.  The goals of this 5 year grant is to increase Asian American and Pacific Islander persistence, associate degree, and transfer rates at Coastline.  To encourage student interaction and studying, the study-a-thons are held once a month on Friday from 2-5pm.  

Students who attend these study-a-thons can receive snacks, giveaways, and coffee every hour that they attend. The APACT team  provides trained graduate and peer mentors to assist students in accomplishing their academic, personal, and career goals. 

If you would like more information about APACT or would like to get your own APACT mentor, please email us or call us at (714) 641-6308.  

Congratulations to Coastline President, Dr. Adrian!

Coastline President, Dr. Adrian is on the front cover of The Asian Journal MDWK Magazine! She provides an inside look into her personal life and speaks about her exceptional experience in higher education. In the article, Dr. Adrian invites us into her life as she speaks about her upbringing in the Philippines and her journey of becoming a project director for the US Peace Corps in Manila before migrating to Tennessee with her family. Read this candid interview about how Dr. Adrian came to be the President of Coastline Community College, and how she is strengthening diversity in higher education. 
For the full article
click here

2015 Tour de Coastline Event

Participants: Kevin Erdkamp, Scott Davis, Fred Feldon, Robert Franklin, Peter Maharaj, Brandon Remedios, Elliot Valles, Nathan Brais

On Friday, September 25, 2015, a group of faculty members, administrators, and students participated in the inaugural “Tour de Coastline” event. The group met at the Le-Jao Center in Westminster with their bikes and got prepped for a half-day ride to each of the centers of the College. This event was held in observance of the National Health and Fitness Day on September 26th.

Some riders bring decades of experience with cycling, and others were getting on their bikes for the first time in years. After departing from the Le-Jao Center, the group made stops at Garden Grove Center, College Center, and finally, Newport Beach Center.

Once the group arrived at Newport Beach, they took a break and ate lunch (provided by Associated Student Government). This event brought faculty and students together and helped them to interact on an informal basis. Doing something fun together as a group helped to create a sense of comradery throughout the entire ride.

“The Tour de Coastline was a great event to bring students and faculty together.  It was a great way to incorporate the interest of physical activities that many students enjoy.  This event should be continued every semester in order to bring out more student life on campus. Thanks for putting this together.”   --Brandon R., Coastline Student

After lunch, one faculty member and two students made the ride all the way back from Newport Beach Center to Le-Jao Center—concluding the 30+ mile bike ride to all the centers of Coastline.

Click this link for a short slide show of the event:
If you’d like to be a part of the planning team for the next event, please contact Nathan Brais at

Greetings from the Student Success Center!

Tutors from the Student Success Center
Le-Jao, Garden Grove, and Newport Beach Center offer full-service Success Centers with drop-in tutoring across all disciplines, study spaces, computer access, and free printing for all Coastline students. The Student Success Center also offers email-based tutoring and appointment-based online tutoring via Skype. 

For more information and/or to schedule an appointment, email,

To check out the latest tutoring schedule click here.

Fall 2015 University Tours

Coastline's Transfer Center provides free tours to students at four universities this semester. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about various universities, and their programs and services offered. 

List of Upcoming University Tours
1. CSU Fullerton Friday, November 6, 8:00am – 2:00pm
2. CSU Dominguez Hills Saturday, November 7, 8:00am – 1:30pm
3. Cal Poly, Pomona Friday, November 13, 8:15am - 2:30pm
4. USC Friday, November 20, 10:15am – 3:00pm
To Sign-Up, email the Transfer Center at with the following information: (1) Student Name and Student I.D. (2) University name and date (3) Yes or No for One-Day parking pass

Coastline students will board a District bus at the Golden West College Campus in parking Lot H. Students without a parking permit or who have a Coastline parking permit will be given a One-Day parking pass to park in Lot J prior to boarding the bus. 

Student Services: Writing a Personal Statement

Students can receive the valuable assistance they need to create a personal statement for their university applications. Often, the personal statements (essays) will be used for admission AND scholarship consideration. The statements are required on all UC and most private universities applications. Students can start writing their essays soon by attending Transfer Center online and onsite workshops!

UC applications are now open!
Application submission dates are Nov 1st - 30th for Fall 2016 admission.
Personal Statement Workshops 

Garden Grove Center - Transfer Center Room 109 
Tuesdays: Oct 27 Nov 10 
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursdays: Nov 12
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

 Newport Beach Center Room - TBA

Nov 4
Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Nov 18
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. or 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursdays: Nov 5, Nov 19
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

 To register and for more information on when sessions will be held online, students can email the Transfer Center:

Welcome New Coastliners

Amy Evangelista                                                              Beth Jugle
                          Counselor                                                                      Typist Clerk 
                                                                                                             Special Programs  
Beverly Sadler                                                              Carlos Cano
Division/Area Office Coordinator                                   Typist Clerk Intermediate 
 Carlos Martinez                                                            Charlene Ho
          Receptionist, Student Services                                           Financial Aid Assistant                                   
    Chris Johnston                                                            Dana Emerson
               Webmaster (Programmer)                                                 Dean, Le-Jao Center
                    Erin Johnson                                                                  Gary Du
                 Psychology Instructor                                                Guidance Assistant     
 Jesus Alcala                                                                  Joan Hayes  
                Senior Staff Assistant                                            Division/Area Office Coordinator                  
John Chu                                                                  Jordan Huynh
                Guidance Assistant                                                              Counselor
Julieta Mendez                                                                Justin Gille
               Director, EOPS/CalWORKS                                             Military/Contract Ed Tech
  Laurie Runk                                                                  Luz Ortega
              Health, Food & Nutrition                                             Interim Dean, Counseling
  Mai Le                                                                  Michael Scott
         Student Success & Support                                      Director, Strategies & Logistics
              Program Coordinator                                                
Ismael Ramirez                                                               Raissa Covit
                 Admissions & Records                                                   Research Assistant 
Rene Gutierrez                                                           Rosalie Triggs
                   Professional Expert                                                   Admin Assistant to the 
                   Office of Instruction                                            Vice President, Student Services
Son Nguyen                                                                 Sara Estrada
                     Math Instructor                                                      Outreach Program Specialist
                  Tanya Murray                                                               Travis Smith 
                Biology Instructor                                                  Financial/Accounting Analyst

Congratulations to Gallery Curator, David Lee

Coastline Art Gallery Curator, David Lee, and former Coastline Community College student, Tim Schwab, showcased their opening exhibition, September 19, 2015 in Santa Ana. David met Tim years ago at Santa Ana's "Memphis Santora." It was not until 2013 when David discovered that Tim made ceramics. Last semester Tim signed up for classes at Coastline Community College to work with Professor Laura Haight. David asserts, "My thoughts, these pieces are awesome."

David spoke with an artist/gallerist, Micah Kersh, and was offered a show at his gallery last year. After seeing Tim's work around the campus, David saw him as the perfect artist to work with for showcasing his work. Within a few days David called Kersh to request a show--and the rest is history.

"Tim's work is amazing. It shows the quality and skillfulness of the ceramic medium, which highlights what is best about our program. This will be Tim's first significant exhibition, made possible though his association to the College." -David Lee

Richard Chang, from the OC Art Blog interviewed Tim Schwab. To view the interview click here

Important Deadline Announcement

Attention Coastline Students: 
The filing deadline for Fall Graduation is
November 13th!

Click Here for the petition for Graduation. 

Successfully Complete the UC & CSU Application Workshop

The UC and CSU applications are complex and requires detailed information on students’ academic history. This online and onsite workshop will provide step-by-step demonstrations on how to complete each page of the applications. The Personal Statement and Narrative will be highlighted. Students who have attended these workshops have become more organized, and know what documents are needed to complete their applications accurately and competitively.
UC Application Workshops

Garden Grove Center-Transfer Center, Room 109 
Tuesdays: Oct 27 Nov 10, Nov 17 Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays: Nov 12 Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Newport Beach Center Room TBA
Wednesdays: Oct 28 Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m. or 4:00-5:00 p.m. Oct 21-Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Nov 4-Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. Nov 18-Time: 4:00-5 p.m. or 5-6:00 p.m. 
Thursdays: Nov 19 Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov 5– Time:1:30-3:00 p.m.

CSU Application Workshops
Oct 1 - Nov 30 for Fall 2016 admission!

Garden Grove Center Transfer Center-Room 109
Tuesdays: Oct 27 Nov 10, Nov 17
Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m. or 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: Oct 22,Oct 29, Nov 12
Time: 10:30 am-Noon or 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Newport Beach Center Room - TBA
Wednesdays:  Nov 18 Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. or 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursdays: Nov 19 Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
To register & for more information on when sessions will be held online, email the Transfer Center: 

 To register & for more information on when sessions will be held online, email the Transfer Center: 

Art Gallery New Exhibit

Walk for Brain Injury Awareness

The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program is set to host their 10th Year Celebration - Walk For Brain Injury Awareness!
Huntington Central Park
October 24, 2015
Registration begins at 8:00am
Walk begins at 9:00am

Participants will enjoy a light breakfast and warm-up before heading out on the 1.5 mile path through Huntington Central Park in Huntington Beach. Afterward, attendees will meet in the Brain Pavilion to enjoy post-walk festivities.

Registration is only $25 per walker, which includes breakfast and an event t-shirt. Well socialized dogs are welcome. Rain or shine, the walk will go on!

Click Here for the registration form.

Stay up to date with the Chancellor's News Brief

The most recent news brief is available for September 25, 2015. 

Click here to read the full news brief