Happy New Year!

Welcome to the President's Bulletin!

Happy 2017!
I would like to wish you a rewarding and productive new year! I hope your Winter Break was a relaxing time and that you were able to spend it with friends and family, reflect on the past year, and be energized for the year ahead. The new year is a time to re-focus and make some well thought out plans. I am looking forward to a successful year of a making a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to the College and to our students.
-Loretta P. Adrian


This publication has been developed to share Coastline news and events. We welcome submissions by faculty and staff. Submissions are due Tuesdays by 5 pm.

The President’s Bulletin is produced by the Marketing and Public Relations Department and in collaboration with Coastline's President, Dr. Lori Adrian.

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



Early College High School Celebration


Early College High School Celebrates 10 years!

The Early College High School (ECHS) within the Newport Mesa Unified School District celebrated it's 10th anniversary this year. A special birthday celebration was held at the ECHS Campus in Costa Mesa, on December 15th.

Through their partnership with Coastline Community College, the ECHS has been able to offer 12 college courses on their campus. Their 2016-17 school year was filled with exciting developments. They moved into modernized classrooms and offices in the fall and offered more opportunities for students to take career readiness courses through ROP (Regional Occupation Program), and after school activity-based courses on our campus daily Monday-Thursday.

The event was attended by
Chancellor Dr. John Weispfenning, Board of Trustee Member, Mary Hornbuckle, and Vince Rodriguez, Vice President of Instruction.  A plaque was presented to the ECH staff by Coastline President Dr. Lori Adrian during the ceremony in appreciation of their 10-year partnership! Congratulations Early College High School!  

Coastline Adds and Continues to Adopt OER Courses
Open educational resources (OER) are a leading trend in education. This means that students have access to free, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. The burden of textbook costs is not only a financial strain to some students, but can actually result in students not enrolling in some courses or not purchasing required books for a class and compromising the quality of their education.

During March and April of 2016, more than 22,000 students participated in a Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey conducted by the Florida Virtual Campus’s (FLVC) Office of Distance Learning. One of the key findings revealed that the high cost of textbooks is negatively impacting student access, success, and completion. The findings suggest that the cost of textbooks is negatively impacting student access to required materials (66.6% did not purchase the required textbook and learning materials) (37.6% earned a poor grade; 19.8% failed a course). Completion time for graduation and/or access to courses are also impacted by costs. Students reported that they occasionally or frequently took fewer courses (47.6%); did not register for courses (45.5%); dropped courses (26.1%); or withdrew from courses (20.7%).

Coastline is proud to offer and continues to add a wide variety of OER classes that incur no other costs aside from tuition and use of an open textbook, as well as have no other fees. They are often referred to as "zero-cost courses."  
 Zero-Cost adoptions Offered at Coastline this Spring Semester:
  • Lisa Lee:  Math C160
  • Chau Tran:  Math C120/160
  • Mitchell Alves:  Math C115 (newly added!)
  • Hao-Nhien Q. Vu:  Math 180 Calculus I (newly added!)
  • Dan Johnson: History C170
  • William Diaz-Brown: History (newly added!)
  • Karen Morehouse: English C099
  • Ken Leighton:  English C099
  • Meri Rogoff: English C100
  • Cathy Palmer: English C100
  • Noha Kabaji: English C100
  • Scott Davis: English C100
  • Tobi West: CIS C113/231
  • Staff:  CST C091/092/093/094
  • Robert Franklin: Geography C100/180
  • Debbie Stockwell:  Bio C220 (anatomy)
  • Kevin Erdkamp: Acct C130 VITA I / C131 VITA II (newly added!)
  • David Lee:  Art C105 (starting in Fall ‘17)  
 Last Spring, Coastline's Senate Executive Committee unanimously endorsed OER adoption and on Oct. 14, Coastline was notified by the CSU's Chancellor's Office that it had received the AB798 Grant which funds the OER Coordinator position to promote the discovery and awareness of open educational resources at Coastline.
Coastline and LiUNA Partnership
Collaboration with Laborers’ International Union of North America helps develop training programs for students interested in the Construction, Petrochemical and Utility Industry

On December 14, the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees approved an agreement between Coastline Community College (CCC) and Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 1309 to collaborate on the development and delivery of workforce development programs that focus on preparing individuals for a career pathway in the Petrochemical Industry.

This partnership has led to the development of training programs focused on safety and an expanded career pathways program that includes a Pre-Apprenticeship Safety Attendant Program and a Safety Technician Apprenticeship Program. Students who successfully complete these programs may earn industry and college certificates, as well as associate degrees through Coastline.
The board-approved agreement will help strengthen the partnership between CCC and LiUNA Local 1309 that began with other projects and initiatives. CCC, a recipient of a California Apprenticeship Initiative Apprenticeship Accelerator grant, developed the Safety Technician Apprenticeship Program also in partnership with the Laborers’ LiUNA Local 1309 and industry training expert, Career Expansion, Incorporated.
Students have already experienced the benefits of the CCC and LiUNA Local 1309 partnership through these effective training programs. Mark Davis, an eight year Army Veteran, is a graduate of one of the programs and credits his current career success to the training received.
After hearing about the safety certifications offered through CCC’s Core Competency Construction training program, Davis knew that it would be a good fit for him to enhance his marketability, as well as gain nationally recognized certifications.
Following completion of the training, Davis was hired by Skanska, one of the biggest construction contractors in the world. Due to his experience, coupled with the training offered through CCC, he has received salary increases and promotions. 
“The Core Competencies Construction program through Coastline enabled me to enhance my hands on experience, receive industry recognized credentials, and gave me a foot in the door to my current position with Skanska,” said Davis.
To date, over 95 participants, including 23 Military Veterans have completed CCC’s workforce development programs. These programs boast a job placement rate of over 90% in construction and safety jobs with companies such as Skanska, Turner Construction, Brinderson, and J.T. Thorpe among many others.
The Safety Apprenticeship Program is within the CCC Military Education, Corporate Training, and Business Development Department under the leadership of Executive Dean Joycelyn Groot.
For program information, contact Karen, Coastline’s Apprenticeship Grant Manager at (714) 241-6355 or email  To speak with the training coordinator Jason Vogel, call (310) 975-4026. 
ASG Spring Training Retreat
Spring Training Retreat for Associated Student Government
Last week, the Coastline Associated Student Government (ASG) held their Spring Training Retreat for the officers. The retreat enabled the officers the time and opportunity to reflect on the past semester, to identify areas for growth, and to strategically plan the next few years.  Lots of  great discussions, brainstorming, and strategic planning took place. The group came up with a new marketing strategy. 

As part of their new marketing strategy, ASG officers will be providing each campus and department flyers, posters, and other promotional materials for upcoming events. Included in the marketing plan, outreach to more students throughout the semester at the three different campuses will take place, among other plans to inform, market to, and retain our current students.  

On Friday, the officers welcomed and benefited from the knowledge and wisdom of two very special guests, President  Adrian and Vice President Miyashiro (Student Services). The two guests  joined  them for  a lunch, with great food and conversation.  After lunch, Dr. Adrian engaged the officers in a lively conversation about Coastline’s participatory governance structure, and the importance of ASG.

ASG is also very excited to announce that Humza Chohan will be serving as the new ASG President for the remainder of this term.  At the next ASG meeting, January 27th, ASG will be voting in additional members to fill recently vacant positions.  Student Life will be accepting student applications until January 25th. 

The ASG Officers are looking forward to the new year and new plan, and hope to see you at their upcoming events!

Coastline is Committed to Sustainability 
Garden Grove's Community Affairs Committee nominated Coastline Community College as the "Go Green" Business of the Year awardee! The parking lot at the Garden Grove campus has completed it's  update with solar panels. Installing these panels will keep vehicles cooler, minimize the college's energy expenses, reduce parking lot maintenance cost, and overall confirm Coastline's commitment to sustainability.

In Spring, 2016,  Coastline contracted with Sunpower for the design and installation of solar carports at the Garden Grove Center. After approval of the plans with the Department of State Architecture (DSA),  construction began in May 2016. The project took about 6 months to complete and we are currently  waiting for  Southern California Edison to give final approval before we “flip the switch.”

The system is expected to be fully functioning within a couple weeks. Once the system is operational it will generate a guaranteed 718,383 Kwh of power in one year. We currently use 900,000 Kwh per year, so at a minimum we will produce approximately 80% of our power from solar energy.
With the passing of Measure M in 2012, one of the goals for the Coast District was to increase the amount of solar power throughout the District. The District hired a consultant with the Community College League of California to identify feasible locations throughout the District for the installation of these panels.
After the study was complete it was determined that our Garden Grove Center was second on the list of best locations to maximize solar power.

The award will be presented at Garden Grove Chamber Gala on March 25th.

STAR 2.0 Celebration
The STAR Program Celebrates Student's Achievements

The 2nd Annual Fall 2016 STAR 2.0 Celebration took place on Friday, December 16th at the Newport Beach Center. The event was designed to recognize the achievements of the STAR 2.0 students who are majoring in the areas of Psychology, Business, and Pre-allied Health.
It was a cool, rainy evening outside, but the environment inside was festive, cozy, and fun! The event featured a collaboration between the Instructional and Student Services Wings with staff members from the STAR 2.0 Office, Counseling, Outreach, Student Life, Info Center,  and Instruction present. Faculty members who taught courses in the program as well as those who are members of the Academic Senate were present.
Board Members Dr. Lorraine Prinsky, Mary Hornbuckle, and Chancellor Dr. John Weispfenning were also present to show their support. The President of Coastline Community College, Dr. Lori Adrian welcomed everyone and introduced the dignitaries in attendance. All Vice Presidents, Dr. Vince Rodriguez (Instruction), Ross Miyashiro (Student Services), and Christine Nguyen (Administrative Services) were also there to celebrate. Members of the Associated Student Government and Coastline Ambassador teams helped with registration and decorations.

The 70 guests, including STAR 2.0 students and their family members, enjoyed hot hors d’oeurvres served with hot chocolate and dessert. Compliments are due to OCC Catering for putting on an amazing display of food and beverage at this event!
Students, staff, and families enjoyed foosball tables and a side-by-side basketball booth for entertainment while a slideshow with recent photos from students played in the background with holiday music as the soundtrack. Toward the end of the event Dr. Dana Emerson,  the Dean overseeing the STAR 2.0 Programs, lead the recognition time where over a dozen STAR 2.0 students were recognized for their positive attributes as students in the program. Three student’s names were called in recognition of their commitment to their academics in attending tutoring services at the Student Success Center.
The STAR 2.0 Programs continue to grow year-by-year with an increasing population of first-time freshmen coming from local high schools. STAR students are transfer-bound and have built a strong sense of community among themselves while they are completing their coursework at Coastline. Four students were recognized for already having received their acceptance letters from CSU schools.
For more information about the STAR 2.0 Celebration or the STAR 2.0 Programs, feel free to contact Dr. Dana Emerson (Dean of Instruction) or Nathan Brais (Director of Student Life & Outreach)
Plan to Attend the
2017 Spring All-College Meeting 
Friday, February 24, 
9 am until 5:15 pm
The Rose Center (next to Le Jao Center)

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