Welcome to the President's Bulletin!

Greetings Coastliners!
I hope everyone is having a great Fall and that everyone enjoyed the Summer! It is hard to believe how quickly time has gone by and that we are in full swing with our Fall Semester. I’d like to share some events and news that occurred at Coastline over the summer.
Going forward, I hope you will enjoy reading about Coastline news and events each week and that you will also share your department’s stories, events, and news so that they can be included in the President’s Bulletin. Coastline has so many great events and news happening each week that I am looking forward to collecting them all and sharing throughout our college. We have much to be proud of! We welcome submissions by faculty and staff each week by Monday, 12 noon.
The President’s Bulletin  is produced by Coastline’s Marketing & Public Relations Department. We hope you enjoy it!
Please email Judy Garvey,  Interim Director of Marketing & Public Relations at with your submissions.

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Welcome New Faculty and Staff!

We welcomed many new Coastliners for 2015-16!  Please make sure to give them a warm welcome to Coastline!

Stephen Fauce, Instructor, Biological Sciences         
Angela Gomez-Holbrook, Instructor, Digital Graphic Arts    
Elizabeth Horan, Librarian
Jordan Huynh, Counselor
Erin Johnson, Instructor, Psychology              
Sasha Montero, Instructor, Human Services/Sociology         
Tanya Murray, Instructor, Organismal Biology and Marine Science                  
Son Nguyen, Instructor, Mathematics           
Laurie Runk, Instructor, Health Education, Food and Nutrition         
Daniel Salcedo, Instructor, Biological Sciences (Microbiology & Physiology)
Stacey Smith, Instructor, Economics               
Claudia Stone, EOPS/CARE Counselor             
Hao-Nhien Qui Vu, Instructor, Mathematics
Tobi West, Instructor Computer Information Systems          

Classified Staff
Heba Akleh, Instructional Associate, Science
Mike Alcala, Staff Assistant, Senior
John Chu, Guidance Assistant
Gary Do, Guidance Assistant
Maria Hernandez Figueroa, EOPS/CARE/CAFYES & Foster Youth Specialist
Angelique Hill, Instructional Associate, Biology & Chemistry
Kasie Hipp Mirhashemi, Staff Assistant, Senior (College Life)
Richard Horn, Campus Security Officer
Anna Isbell, Instructional Associate, Computer Applications
Ly Le, Financial Aid Specialist
Jason Montgomery, Bookstore Operations Assistant
Henry Nguyen, Campus Security Officer
Long Nguyen, Instructional Associate, Math
Lizeth Ochoa, Typist Clerk, Intermediate
Mercedes Pacheco, Campus Security Technical Support Officer
Mike Ramirez, Admissions & Records, Technician II
Beverly Sadler, Division/Area Office Coordinator
Paolo Vasquez, Staff Assistant (Career Center)
David Walker, Campus Security Officer 

Administrators & Managers
Julieta Mendez, Director, EOPS
Renate Akins, Director, Human Resources
Michael Colver, Director, Public Safety & Emergency Management
Rene Gutierrez, Project Director, AANAPISI
Tom Neal, Dean of Newport Beach Center
Star 2.0 Orientation
The STAR 2.0 Orientation was held on June 25, 2016 and featured workshops hosted by faculty members, presentations from Deans and other administrators, a session for parents, and a registration workshop. The morning started off with breakfast for all attendees and a welcome address from the Dean of the program, Dr. Dana Emerson. After Dr. Emerson, the Dean of Counseling, Dr. Bruce Keeler introduced himself and said a brief word about the new support students will be receiving from the Student Success Coaches.
After the morning sessions concluded, all students grouped together to hear information about the three areas of interest within STAR 2.0: Pre-Allied Health, Business Administration, and Psychology. Erin Johnson, Dr. Deborah Henry, Rick Lockwood, and Kevin Erdkamp were in attendance to share information with the students. Parents simultaneously received information about how they can support their sons and daughters as they begin College.
A delicious lunch, catered by OCC, was offered to all attendees and immediately afterward, 43 students enrolled in their courses for Fall 2016. This event was organized by the Office of Outreach & Recruitment, led by Sara Estrada, Outreach Program Specialist with the support of the Director of Student Life & Outreach, Nathan Brais.

CCC Summer Institute
July 28 and 29, Coastline hosted it annual Summer Institute, a 2-day, professional development opportunity promoting innovative, cutting- edge practices for teaching and serving students.
The attendance this year was close to 200 Coastline faculty, staff, management, as well as guests from the District, GWC, and OCC, and educators from four colleges in the Pacific Islands—Guam Community College, Leeward Community College (in Hawaii), Northern Marianas College, and Windward Community College (also inHawaii).
This year’s event featured notable speakers such as keynote speaker Rahim Rajan from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation who introduced the logic and rationale for the Gates Foundation’s focus on Postsecondary Success. Other innovative workshops included topics presented by representatives from the Open Education Initiative (OEI), Doing What Matters Credit for Prior Learning, Chaffey College’s Hope and Mindset, as well as workshops covering pertinent topics such as accessibility, RSI/REC, Civitas, Open Education (OERs). Thursday’s keynote presentation on incorporating video into online courses was rated by Coastliners as the most popular session. This session was given by Tracy Schaelen, Distance Education Faculty Coordinator,@ONE Certified Professor of English at Southwestern College, and Coastline’s very own dynamic Instructor, Cheryl Chapman. Other informative sessions included Canvas Open Workshops, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and were given by several Coastliners as well. Many other sessions were available to everyone, all geared to inspire and help develop innovative strategies for students.
Thank you to the Summer Institute Committee, headed by Bob Nash and Judy Garvey, for coordinating this event all who were in attendance as well as all who contributed to the sessions and set up of this event.
Etopia Meeting
On July 29, Coastline hosted educators from four colleges in the Pacific Islands—Guam Community College, Leeward Community College (Hawaii), Northern Marianas College, and Windward Community College (Hawaii) for a capstone meeting for the grant project, ETOPIA (“Enhancing Technology and Online Education at Pacific Island AANAPISIs.”).  The grant was conceived from an idea by Neil Horikoshi, the CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). The grant has been generously financed by USA Funds, with Coastline serving as the lead college and grant administrator. Its primary goal is to create innovations in online education at federally-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions. Collaboration between the four colleges and Coastline has occurred “at a distance” throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, resulting in the development of action plans for several initiatives at each college that will help students succeed in their online courses, persist to degree completion, and transition more quickly to rewarding careers.  Formal evaluation of the project will be completed this fall, which may lead to a second year grant focused on the implementation of each action plan.
Coastline Foundation Hosts Sunset Luau! 
“Aloha and Mahalo nui!”
Coastline Community College Foundation hosted the Sunset Luau, an annual donor appreciation reception on July 29, 2016 at Coastline’s Newport Beach Center. The evening featured Tausala Polynesia, who performed a survey of Polynesian cultural entertainment through dance and music. Coastline’s very own band, One Credit Shy, comprised of Coastline employees, also performed for the 100 guests. Guests included Board of Trustees President David Grant, Board Clerk Dr. Lorraine Prinsky, Student Trustee Stephanie Eichmann, Chancellor, Dr. John Weispfenning, Dr. Lorraine Prinsky, Student Trustee Stephanie Eichmann, and Garden Grove Councilmember, Christopher Phan.  Also in attendance were Coastline Foundation Board Members, as well as individual donors, sponsors and partners such as  Neil Horikoshi, CEO of the Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund (APIASF), whose organization awarded more than $35,000 in scholarships to Coastline students in the 2015/2016 Academic Year. A wonderful time was had by all!
Coastline Band, One Credit Shy
CCC Awarded 2nd Best ROI in Nation! 
When it come to education, students want to get more “bang for their buck" however, no student wants to sacrifice quality in order to save money, especially when it comes to higher education. Coastline was ranked by Online College Plan as #2 (of the top 20 2-year, public community colleges) as having the BEST ROI in the nation. Online College Plan was created to assist parents and students in learning about all of the options available and how to plan ahead for an online college education.

A team of seasoned educators, parents, and students ranked the colleges on the basis of overall dollar amounts offered for education and the amount of money their students made after graduation or certification. 

It is quite an honor to be recognized as having the 2nd highest ROI in the nation!
Coastline’s 1st Annual Dolphin Day
Dolphin Day was a HUGE SUCCESS for both staff and students!
This event for our students was the brain child  of our Vice President of Student Services, Ross Miyashiro and event coordinator, Rosalie Triggs with the intention of informing students of the various support services available to them.  Coastline students and staff benefited greatly from this fun and spirited event.
In the weeks before Dolphin Day, quite a BUZZ at the College Center was created among the staff. In preparation for giving our students the best experience when greeting them (as only Coastliners can do!), staff from all departments and offices took it upon themselves to “turn it up a notch”  and created a positive and fun atmosphere by decorating with Dolphin décor and motif. Posters promoting the event were on all floors of the college center and Dolphin and Marine décor popped up and was beautifully displayed everywhere. All there seemed to be missing was the water tank with live dolphins!  Over 150 students attended this event  and received valuable information as they visited all the departments from 11 am until 5 pm. KAMP Radio broadcasted during lunch where students enjoyed delicious food from T-K Burger.
The Department Winners for Best Dolphin decorations went to:
  • 1st  Place: Fiscal Services & Human Resources Department
  • 2nd Place: Student Life & Outreach
  • 3rd Place:
    Coastline Distance Learning Department

Special Presidential Recognition Award: Admissions & Records for getting the Dolphin Spirit going!
Going forward, Dolphin Day is sure to be a new Coastline tradition at the start of each semester. Thank you everyone for your Coastline Spirit and dedication to do the BEST job in serving our students!
A Proper Au Revóir to a Valued Colleague!
Luncheon for Dr. Pedro Guiterrez:
Many had the pleasure of attending a lunch to bid farewell to Dr. Pedro Guiterrez, our past Academic Senate president and Biology Professor. He will be missed!
All-College Meeting!
The Fall Semester got off to a great start with the 2016 Fall "All College Meeting" on Friday, August 26 at the Rose Center. It was very enlightening for all who attended and had one of our best turnouts ever!
Coastliners were fortunate to have a dynamic keynote speaker, Paul Stoltz, Ph.D.
Dr. Stoltz is the author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller, GRIT— the new Science of what it takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed. Dr. Stoltz, presented his game-changing GRIT concept throughout the day and gave great examples to help all Coastliners apply these concepts to overcome difficulties and succeed in their careers, pursuits, relationships, and dealings with students.  Dr. Stoltz customized each presentation to make it relevant to the audience members. In commemoration of Coastline's 40th Anniversary, all attendees at the All-College meeting posed for a photo by forming the number 40, while Chris Blackmore flew his drone overhead and took a photo.

Special thanks to Laila Mertz and the planning committee for such a wonderful event!
Happy 40th Anniversary Coastline!
APACT Welcome Event
On September 23rd, APACT (Asian American Pacific Islander Program for Advancing Completion and Transfer) held their first event for the fall semester to welcome Coastline students to the 2016-2017 academic year.
As students walked into the APACT Welcome Event, they were greeted by an APACT staff member and enjoyed relaxing music.  During the Welcome Event, students were introduced to the APACT program and upcoming events for the semester, as well as engaged in discussion about the importance of being involved in programs on campus. Through food, entertainment, and discussion, students enjoyed learning more about the APACT program and are looking forward to an eventful year.
If you would like more information about APACT or how to get APACT Mentor please email us or call us at (714) 641-6308.
Veterans Resource Center Hosts Veterans Of America
The Coastline Student Veterans of America's first meeting of the semester was held on September 9th and was a huge success!  The Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a national organization that advocates for veterans who are in college and may be using education benefits. Coastline's SVA club represents one chapter of many in the United States. 14 students and 3 staff members attended the meeting. 
"Our club not only focuses on a successful transition from military to school life for our Veterans, but it also provides services that will help all Veterans in our communities," said Jesse Blanco, U.S. Navy Veteran and President of Coastline's SVA.
Officers for the club, which now has over 25 members, were nominated and named:
  • President: Jesse Blanco
  • Vice President: Preston Angstrom
  • Secretary: (Open)
  • Treasurer:  James Fern
  • Public affairs officer: Chris Matilszki
  • Master at Arms: Sean Reardon
  • Member Recruitment: Roberto Orozco
 The new club t-shirts were also handed out.
"It was a great way for the Student Veterans to meet each other and connect," shared Tom Boscamp, Veterans Resource Center Specialist, "One of the students who attended the meeting is now enrolled here at Coastline after coming from ITT Tech."

Future events were discussed and planned for the year and Dr. Miatta Snetter, "Outside the Wire" counselor, spoke to the veterans. Outside the Wire is a service that has partnered with the VRC at Coastline to provide Mental Health counseling to Veterans and their families free of charge.
 On Monday, September 26th, Coastline’s EOPS/CARE/CAFYES advisory committee met for their twice yearly meeting to provide stakeholders with updates on our programs. This year, Coastline was awarded the Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Services (CAFYES) grant. The meeting was devoted to discussing how we can strengthen our partnerships with high schools, community organizations, and community agencies in order to better serve foster youth.
The advisory board learned about the services provided by EOPS/CARE/CAFYES, heard from a student panel, and provided recommendations on how we recruit foster youth that meet CAFYES criteria and market our services.

 Representatives from the following organizations were in attendance:
  • City of Santa Ana Workforce Development Board
  • City of La Habra, Orange County Youth Center
  • OC Social Services Agency/ Children and Family Services
  • CSU, Fullerton
  • Orange County Social Service Agency
  • OC Health Agency
  • Olive Crest
  • Orangewood Foundation 
  • New Alternatives, Inc.
  • Casa Youth Shelter
  • Orange County Dept. of Education
  •  Hope Builders

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