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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

Welcome New Financial/Accounting Analyst

The Office of Administrative Services welcomes Travis Smith as the new Financial/Accounting Analyst (Grants). Travis comes to Coastline from the District office where he held the positions of Accounting Technician Sr. and Accounting Coordinator.  
While serving in the Accounting Technician Sr. position, Travis was responsible for overseeing all grants for the District Educational Services Department and Golden West College as well as individual grants district-wide for Basic Skills, CalWORKS and SSSP.  Travis was instrumental in the implementation of the Research Accounting Module (Grant Module) within Banner and became the subject matter expert for the district.  While serving as Accounting Coordinator, Travis was responsible for managing the apportionment schedule, consolidating financial statements and compiling financial reports. 
Prior to coming to the District, Travis has over 10 years of accounting experience in the private sector, serving in multiple accounting roles in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and as a Controller.
Please join us in welcoming Travis to Coastline!

Coastline Welcomes
Savannah Zubia and Justin Gille

Coastline Welcomes Savannah Zubia and Justin Gille to
Military Education, Corporate Training & Business Development 

Savannah Zubia
Savannah has been in the Military department for three years providing support to military students in the evaluation and graduation unit. She has extensive knowledge in evaluating military transcripts and preparing degree plans, especially with the Army population. 
Savannah will be the primary POC in Degree Planning Services for Army and Coast Guard students, she will also provide support to GoArmyEd and general student inquiries. In addition, Savannah will provide on-site advisement services to Coast Guard San Pedro. She can be reached via phone at extension 16642 or by email at  She will also be responsible for answering incoming inquiries for

Please join us in welcoming Savannah to Coastline!
Justin Gille
Justin comes to us with extensive professional experience in the financial and insurance industries, working at Wells Fargo, State Farm and Liberty Mutual, where he had noteworthy success as a supportive colleague, clear communicator, sales team leader, and stellar customer service provider. He is also a United States Marine, with a phenomenal record of rapid growth due to his exhibition of strong skills in camaraderie, leadership and an excellent work ethic. Justin is a product of the California community college system, being a graduate of Saddleback College, and is finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of California, Irvine. 
Justin will be the primary POC in Enrollment Services for Air Force students, MyCAA participants, Military Spouses, Corporate Clients (Kaiser and Boeing) and general student inquiries, to include Admissions, Registration, Eligibility, Tuition Assistance, Student accounts, and Grade Reporting.  Justin can be contacted at extension 16131. He will also be responsible for answering incoming inquiries for and

Please join us in welcoming Justin to Coastline!

Spring 2015 All College Meeting

Coastline's Spring All College Meeting took place at The Westminster Rose Center, on February 20, 2015. The event began with an Italian-themed lunch in the ballroom, followed by a personal welcome from Board of Trustees President, Dr. Lorraine Prinsky, Coastline President, Dr. Loretta Adrian, Classified Senate Vice President, Diana Agag-Mawell, ASG Treasurer, Wilson Peng, and Academic Senate President, Ann Holliday. 

A faculty trio comprised of Danny Pittaway, Charles Ardinger, and
 Scott Davis entertained the crowd with musical numbers that had everyone singing along.

The All College Meeting served as a platform to continue the conversation about what Coastline is doing to break down barriers for students. There were eight stations set up for a brainstorming session on  becoming a "college without barriers," which led to a discussion about how faculty and staff could create a more seamless and positive experience for students.

The discussion was followed by an All Faculty Meeting, Classified & Management Meeting, and Discipline Meetings. 

Missed the Event? Check out the All College Meeting Videos:
                                       Video 1                             Video 2

Coastline Student Spotlight

An interview with Jonathan Jimenez
Coastline Military Associated Student Government
& Military Representative 
Coastline is honored to hear from one of distinguished ASG and Military representative students, Jonathan Jimenez. Jonathan was born and raised in Illinois. He graduated high school in 2002 and then enlisted in the military where he retired in February of 2013.
Jonathan's Message: 
"I chose to come to Coastline because I had been in the military and Coastline was a more convenient way to continue my education. When I researched online schools, I found that so many people had great things to say about Coastline, so I decided to give it a try. What I like most about Coastline is that it is very accessible with online and on-site course options. I take classes both on-site and online, but I prefer to take classes on-site because I enjoy the ability to learn face-to-face. 
I am part of the Coastline Military Associated Student Government and I am a Military Representative. I like being a member of ASG because I get the chance to be a voice for the military, whether they are active, veterans or retirees. There are a lot of retirees that come back to school. I’m like any other member in ASG, but I focus more on military students. If they have problems or don't like how certain things are going at school, I am the one that brings up the issues.

Being an ASG member gives me the opportunity to serve the students in the school and it helps me grow as an individual. I had never done this before and I always thought about joining student government so I decided to take the next step forward and do something for myself, the students of the school, and the military.
My current major is Supply Chain Management. I just need to finish 2 classes this semester to accomplish this degree. Before I transfer to a four-year university I plan on obtaining a total of 2-3 A.A. degrees, in accounting and business administration as well. I should be done by Fall of 2015, and will be able to transfer Spring of 2016 to California State University, Fullerton. I became interested in obtaining a degree in Supply Chain Management because I did supply for logistics in the military. I figured having experience and combining this with a degree would make me stand out more.
My future academic goals are to obtain a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, and then I want to obtain a Master degree in Business Administration as well. 
Another goal I set for myself and hope to accomplish is to get an EMT certification, because I love to help people. Being an EMT would give me the ability to help many people, and the medical field has always been of interest to me.

Coastline Hosts the APIASF Jump Start
College Tour

On Saturday, February 28, Coastline hosted the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Jump Start College Tour at the Le-Jao Center. The President of APIASF, Neil Horikoshi and Dr. Lori Adrian provided a warm welcome to the students and parents in attendance. The event was held in partnership with Wells Fargo, providing college planning and financial education resources to over 100 attendees. 
“Thanks to our strong working relationship with APIASF, Jump Start was a great success,” said JP Bareng Schumacher, Project Director of Coastline’s Title III AANAPISI grant.  “Events like Jump Start are essential to promoting financial literacy and improving college access, particularly for under-served Asian American and Pacific Islander students.”  
“We are so grateful for Coastline’s partnership over the years. In addition to providing scholarships, Dr. Adrian and her team have truly been our on-the-grounds support to ensure students and communities are supported. At Jump Start, students and parents had the opportunity to gain knowledge on college planning, and none of this would be possible without Coastline’s support,” said Joy Yoo, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications at APIASF.

Tax Preparation

On Saturday, February 28th, Westminster Mayor Tri Ta visited Coastline's Le-Jao Center to show his support for Coastline's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. 

Coastline has partnered with Orange United Way and the IRS in their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to offer free tax preparation to individuals and families who earn $60,000 or less. The free tax preparation services is being offered every Friday at the Garden Grove Center (12901 Euclid Street, Garden Grove) now until April 10th. 

Coastline's VITA program is also offering f
ree tax preparation for Military and Veterans. The event will take place March 21, 2015 at Coastline's Newport Beach Center.  

Coastline Newport Beach Center
1515 Monrovia Ave, Room 117
Newport Beach, CA 92663 

The event activities will begin at 8:00 a.m. with registration and breakfast followed by the tax workshop at 9:00 a.m. Participants can receive tax preparation services from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information about this special event CLICK HERE

Online registration is required for this event.
Register Here.

Special thanks to Accounting Instructor, Kevin Erdkamp and his team for their hard work in providing this special service to our students and the community!

For more information contact
Phone: (714) 241-6126

Paralegal Studies Program Orientation


The Paralegal Studies Program Orientation will be held on June 6, 2015 from 10 am –12 pm at Coastline's Newport Beach Center. 

1515 Monrovia, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Coastline’s Newport Beach Center Room #227

All prospective and incoming Paralegal students are recommended to attend. The requirements to obtain a Paralegal certificate from Coastline will be discussed. In addition, topics of discussion include course selection, course sequencing, and any questions students may have regarding the program.

All paralegal Students are required to attend a paralegal orientation, counseling, or advising session prior to graduation. Counseling appointments may be scheduled after applying to the college by calling (714) 241-6162.

Program advising appointments are available by contacting Program Director Stephen Barnes at: 714-241-6213 or 949-933-2558. 

Coastline President's Cabinet
Open Forum Lunch

News from the Coastline Art Gallery

More Art Gallery News!

The Coastline Art Gallery hosted an exhibition over intersession, in conjunction with the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. The exhibition, "Synapse," was shown January 14, 2015 to January 24, 2015.

The exhibition highlighted the work of
Lisbon-based artist, Miguel Palma (b. 1964), who has been exhibiting his work regularly since the late 80s, quickly establishing himself as one of Portugal’s most innovative artists. With a strong appeal to sculpture, Palma’s work has followed the direction of multimedia installations, using non-traditional methods of production and working regularly within a team of carpenters, mechanics, engineers, and biologists.

Palma's work orients into a hybrid practice, linking itself to the industrial production of the 20th century and its technological influence on the life of the modern man, its relationship with the environment, and the idea of human comfort as well as power dynamics. In parallel to the construction of large scale installations, Palma often resorts to drawings and miniature constructions of his projects. These works function simultaneously as a record of the intuitive work process of the artist as well as objects of aesthetic appreciation. 


Check out the reviews here: 

KCET Los Angeles 

OC Art Blog

Upcoming ITC Professional
Development Webinars

March 2015
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 

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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