October 2014
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President's Bulletin

A publication for faculty and staff

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, Interim Director of Marketing and PR at


ICare Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign 

Faculty, Staff, and Managers showing pride in Coastline by contributing to the ICare Giving Campaign between
September 19th-December 19th

  • Launched on September 19th
  • Total of 60 Participants signed up on launch day, contributing $29,540
  • As of October 6th, a total of 102 participants have contributed to campaign totaling $37,250.
  • Stats:
    • 2 Trustees
    • 1 President
    • 3 Vice Presidents
    • 13 Managers
    • 35 Faculty
    • 48 Staff Members
Show you care today! Contact the Coastline Foundation at 714.241.6154.

Welcome To The Team !

Welcome our new Unit Coordinator, Araba Mensah. 

Araba began her career in higher education twelve years ago, at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.  She counseled transfer students and assisted with the application review process for three nursing programs. Araba joined Coastline’s Military Education department six years ago and has also worked on District-wide initiatives, including being a member of the Degreeworks launch and scribe team. 
Araba has a commitment to providing a quality educational experience for students. She also has an appreciation for the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of service members, and their families. 

Welcome our new Graduation Specialist, Diana Agag-Maxwell. 

Diana has been working with the college for ten and a half years. She began as an hourly employee with the Orange County One-Stop Center in Costa Mesa. Shortly after, she became a full-time Workforce Specialist at the Orange County One-Stop Centers in Westminster and Irvine. Her experience includes outreach, recruitment, auditing, job placement assistance and case management functions for the Workforce Investment Act activities.

Diana then transferred to the Military/Contract Education Programs as a Military/Contract Education Technician Intermediate in the Admissions & Registration Operations unit.

Coastline Spotlights

Student Success Center Recognizes Daniel Pittaway

Student Success Coordinator, Daniel Pittaway was recently appointed by the California Community Colleges Success Network (3CSN) as the Regional Coordinator for the Orange County Learning Network!

He is tasked with building and sustaining a professional learning hub of colleagues from community colleges within Orange County. 3CSN supports a full calendar of professional learning events that are local, regional, and statewide.

Mr. Pittaway also runs a wonderful blog:

For more information about 3CSN events, visit or contact Danny (


Veteran's Resource Center Representative, Tom Boscamp Recognizes Coastline in Homeland Magazine!

Tom Boscamp, Coastline Veteran's Resource Center Representative and U.S. Army Veteran wrote an article that has been published in the October 2014 issue of Homeland Magazine. In the article, Tom addresses his journey to Coastline, becoming part of the Veteran's Resource Center, and the difference that Coastline has made in his life. 

Read this compelling article by clicking HERE. (T
he article begins on page 22 and continues on page 27)

College Council Meeting Minute Highlights

  • Plans to improve communication with constituencies
    • More transparency
    • Assigning accountability
  • The use of Coastline flat screen TVs in lobbies (all centers)
    • Promote more college activities and events
    • ASG section on screen with videos and information
  • Standing reports on PIEAC, Student Success, and College Budget(s)
  • Follow-up action plan for Vice Presidents: They will create All College Meeting action plans for their departments
  • Goals for College Council to be set at next meeting: October 14th
  • All College Meeting survey to be distributed by Monday, September 29th to all Coastline Faculty, Staff, and Management
  • Committee List updates: to finalize approved changes
  • Coastline Committees’ co-chairs are to start providing 5 minute re-caps of their meetings

Fall Lunch Time Lecture Series

Free For All

Learn about art galleries, how to make a living in the arts, and copyrighting. Hear from experienced curators, artists, and art directors about their personal experiences.  
Newport Beach Center
1515 Monrovia Avenue, Newport Beach
Room 104 @12PM 
Suzanne Walsh • October 8 (TODAY)
Shelley Liberto • October 22
Dan Cameron • November 5
Raul Ortiz • November 19
Matt May • December 3

Keeping Students Informed of Coastline Important Resources

Student Success Centers: Fall 2014 hours 

Counseling Department: Weekday Hours

Transfer Center: Fall Hours

Career Services: Job Leads 

Coastline News 

Want to read articles about Coastline? 

View news articles about us by the OC Register, Daily Pilot, and more by clicking the following link!

Coastline Events

9th Annual ABI Walk  

               Coastline Community College Acquired Brain Injury Program invites us to join their annual walk for brain injury awareness. 

Registration: $25 per walker (includes: breakfast & an event t-shirt)

When: October 11th
Where: Huntington Central Park 
Time: 8am-10am

For more information, visit the ABI Facebook Events Page.
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