Welcome to the President's Bulletin!

This publication has been developed to share Coastline news and events. We welcome submissions by faculty and staff. Submissions are due Tuesdays by 12 pm.

The President’s Bulletin is produced by the Marketing and Public Relations Department at Coastline.  

Please email Judy Garvey,  Interim Director of Marketing & Public Relations at with your submissions.


Coastline Hosts State-Wide CTE Leadership Development Event!
Coastline hosted the Career Technical Education (CTE) Leadership Development Drive In event at its Garden Grove Center on Friday, October 28. The CTE event was well attended by CEOs and CTE teams of campus leaders directly involved with Career Technical Education, Workforce Development, Academic Affairs, and Student Success programs from colleges and non-profit organizations in California. Coastline Chancellor John Weispfenning welcomed the attendees on behalf of the Coast Community College District.   Dr. Weispfenning, Board Trustee, Jim Moreno, Dr. Loretta Adrian were also in attendance. In addition, members from the State Chancellor’s office, Community College League of California, and Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy attended this important state-wide CTE event.
The infusion of workforce development funding into the California Community College system has created an opportunity to advance the CTE mission of California’s community colleges. Our charge to close the skills gap and build a more robust workforce is reinforced by a proposed $200 million investment – an investment that’s nearly as powerful as the Student Success investment. Strong leadership is needed to further this initiative.
The League, in partnership with the State Chancellor’s Office and in support of the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework, present the CTE Leadership Summit to provide California colleges with current industry information and tools to lead campus and community dialogue focused on CTE efforts and opportunities.
Discussions at the event included: Funding requirements for the $200 million Strong Workforce Program; Regulatory Changes; Impact of CTE on Student Services and Academic Affairs; WIOA Performance Accountability Measures, and Model.
Coastline is proud to have hosted this important event in partnership with CCLC. Thanks to Dr. Adrian, Dr. Nancy Jones, the Garden Grove Center Staff and Laila Mertz for coordinating arrangements for this event.
Faculty Night at the Newport Beach Campus Art Gallery!
What a wonderful night at Coastline Newport Beach for this year’s Art Department Exhibition. Merged with our first annual Faculty Night, professors from all disciplines united for an evening of enjoyment and camaraderie.  Several Administrators attended in support, including the new Dean of Newport Beach, Tom Neil, President Dr. Lori Adrian and VP Vince Rodriguez.

"We hope to continue this as a tradition every year in October, where faculty participates in a little esprit de corps as we progress though the academic year," said David Lee, Assistant Professor and Art Gallery Curator.

The faculty was invited to participate in an open forum painting workshop lead by part-time Instructor Eric Leffler, with creative and unique results. A big thank you to the Academic Senate for the additional support to help make this event so memorable. 
SVA and VRC BBQ and Open House!

In honor of Veteran's Day, Coastline Community College Student Veterans of America (SVA) Club in partnership with Coastline's Veterans Resource Center (VRC), hosted an Open House and BBQ Lunch on Friday Nov. 4th. at the Newport Beach Campus.       

The turnout was outstanding! Attendees included John Weispfenning, Chancellor; Andreea M. Serban, Chancellor of Educational Services and Technology; Dr. Cindy Vyskocil, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources; Mary Hornbuckle, Vice President, Board of Trustees and Jim Moreno, Trustee.

Several organizations came out and supported the event to offer free services to Veterans in need such as Heroes Deserve Help, Battle Buddy Bridge, Goodwill of Orange County, Wild Side Yoga, and VFW Post 9557.

The Coastline SVA and VRC also welcomed two guests of honor, Iwo Jima Survivors, John Aiello (Joycelyn Groot’s father) and Bill Wayne. The two war heroes met for the first time and enjoyed lunch and shared stories with each other. Other Veterans were were honored to meet these two very special men! John just celebrated his 90th birthday and Bill is 91 years of age.

Guests were also given a tour of the Newport Beach Center's Veterans Resource Center and enjoyed music from Coastline's band, One Credit Shy.

Thank you to all volunteers who came to support the event, Coastline Student Veterans of America,  the Coastline Psychology club and Coastline's Associated Student Government. It was a wonderful day!
To view all of the event pictures please visit:

AT&T's It Can Wait Virtual Experience!

AT&T’s It Can Wait  Outreach Team partnered with Coastline at the Veterans Resource Center BBQ, Friday, Nov. 4th to give attendees a virtual reality experience on the dangers of texting and driving. 

The “It Can Wait” Driving Simulation uses virtual reality to educate the community about the dangers of distracted driving. Participants "drove" in a mock car, while wearing goggles to simulate the movement of the eyes-off-the-road and hands-off-the-wheel experience of texting while driving, which causes a vehicle to swerve. A single session from start to finish lasts around 5 minutes.  Once completed, students, staff, and community members made the pledge to not text and drive, agreeing distracted driving is never okay. 
For more information and to make the pledge, please visit:

Coastline would like to give special thanks to Foundation Board President and AT&T Public Affairs Manager, Jeff Morin, for coordinating this event."  

Arabic Club Dinner Social!
Coastline's Arabic Club held an Arabic Club Dinner Social, Nov. 7, at the Le-Jao Center to give the Staff, Club Members and Club Officers a chance to network and celebrate culture and a successful second semester as a cultural club on campus. Excellent cuisine catered by
a local restaurant, 
Al Tannour, fascinating conversations, Iraqi teas, and an authentic sense of cultural exchange were all enjoyed by attendees. Several professors and staff attended the meeting including Linda Kuntzman Department Chair, English as a Second Language Department; Valeria Barragan, Spanish Instructor, Norma McGeoch, ESL Instructor, family members of Coastline students, ASG officers, Arabic language students as well as ESL and Spanish students.

Much of the planning and event organization was done by to Dr. Amer Elahraf, professor of Arabic Language at Coastline, and many of the Arabic Club Officers, ASG President Roberto Orozco, Jr, and ASG PR Commissioner Don Pham also attended.

In the future, the club hopes to have similar events at the end of each semester and more events on campus celebrating Arabic culture.

"Shukran" (thanks) to all those who made the event a success!

The Arabic Club meets every Monday at 7:30 in room 205 at the Le Jao Center. 

For more information on how students can join, contact the Club Advisor, Dr. Elahraf, at
Coastline Ranks in the Top 3 for Business Associate Degrees!
Coastline was awarded a spot in the top three by Community College Week magazine for the Top 50 Associate Degrees: Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services!
Coastline is honored to receive this recognition!
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