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 Mondays by 5 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.


Cyber-Security Pathway Day!

Coastline’s Cyber Security department hosted the Cyber Security Pathway Day at the Garden Grove Campus on Thursday, October 13. The event was well attended by a total of 186 students from Esperanza High School, La Quinta High School, Santiago High School, Century High School and Macarthur Middle School. Students were given a look into the world of cyber security and were given a chance to experience what a career in this field would entail. The students participated in various hands-on cybersecurity activities, which included a cybersecurity-themed game called Cyber Attack and presentations on the subject of Cyber Security.

The Cyber Attack game was created and developed by Coastline's own David Thompson and the BDATS team, as well as Coastline instructors: Scott Davis, Fred Feldman, John Jaber, Daniel Oase. Danny Pittway, and Michael Warner. The cybersecurity themed game has two different versions: one is for English and one is for math. Both are designed to help students prepare for the math and English placement tests. The theme engages the students and encourages them to review and test their knowledge in a fun and exciting way. The game development was funded by a grant from the Orange County Pathways Program (OCCP). 

Peter Kim, a cybersecurity expert and author of  The Hacker Playbook: Practical Guide to Penetration Testing Seriespresented on penetration testing and cybersecurity best practices, and  real-life examples. Peter has been in the information security industry for the last 12 years and has been running red teams/penetration testing for the past eight years. He has worked for multiple utility companies, Fortune 1000 entertainment companies, government agencies, and large financial organizations. Peter gives back to the security community by teaching penetration testing courses at community colleges and by creating and maintaining one of the largest security communities in the Southern California area (LETHAL).  He has also spoken at multiple security conferences including ToorCon, Derbycon, and others.

Thanks to Michael Warner, Department Chair, Tobi West,  Full-time faculty, and  Irvin Lemus, Part-time faculty for instructing the students while they moved in different groups to learn several aspects of the cyber security world! 
11th Annual ABI Walk!
Coastline Community College’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program celebrated it's 11th Annual Walk for Brain Injury Awareness on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Huntington Central Park from 8-11 am.  Approximately, 180 participants and a few well-socialized dogs enjoyed a light continental breakfast and an invigorating warm-up before heading out on a 1.5 mile path through beautiful Huntington Beach Central Park.  Afterward, brain injury survivors, friends and family members gathered in the Brain Pavilion to offer support and enjoy post-walk festivities. ABI Graduate and Alumni, Richard Kendall summed up the morning’s event:  “I really enjoyed the WALK, seeing old friends and making new friends!”
The ABI Program is offered through Coastline’s Special Programs and Services for the Disabled Department located at the Newport Beach Learning Center. Each year, the ABI Program serves approximately 200 students who have sustained an acquired brain injuries due to a traumatic event (such as a motor vehicle accident or fall) or a non-traumatic event (such as a stroke, brain tumor or infection). The ABI Program is an educational program designed to provide cognitive retraining for adults who have sustained acquired brain injuries. The program’s unique curriculum has been developed to address a variety of special needs that result from a brain injury such as impaired attention and concentration, language disabilities, loss of reasoning skills and memory disturbances. The ABI Program’s goal is to provide structured cognitive retraining, allowing students to maximize their abilities, to regain their independence and to realize their academic and vocational goals. For more information call (714) 241-6214 or go to:  
Faculty Night at the Art Gallery!
Faculty Night at Coastline’s Art Gallery located at the Newport Beach Campus, will be held this Friday October 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

This event is both an art showcase featuring art from Faculty in Orange County, as well as a faculty reception to create a relationship among colleagues here at Coastline. In addition to a one-hour painting demonstration at 6PM, there will be a screening of the documentary Truth and Beauty, which highlights the art and artistic process of Tom Dowling. The painting demonstration will be on a simple "still life" and includes all painting supplies for participants.
The Coastline Art Gallery is a vital and respected art venue serving Orange County art students, artists, and art enthusiasts. It presents a variety of dynamic exhibits and educational programming throughout the year. With a focus on providing exhibition opportunities for our students and faculty, local Southern California artists, and relevant artists from around the globe, the exhibitions are designed to teach and inspire art students toward greater development of their creative abilities, as well as introduce students and the community at large to new artistic experiences.

This event and the art gallery are open to the public as well as Coastline Faculty and Staff. For more information contact:
Coastline Adopts OER Courses!
Open educational resources (OER) are the leading trend in distance learning 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 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 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 called "zero-cost courses."  

 Coastline Faculty currently using OER:
  • Michael Warner: CIS C155, CST C201/202/203/204/205
  • Stephen Bund: CIS C155
  • Al Kami: CST C201/202
  • Ed Lui:  CST C203/204
  • David Devine:  Physics C120/125
  • Dan Johnson:  History C175
 Faculty planning to use OER materials starting Spring 2017:
  • Lisa Lee:  Math C160
  • Chau Tran:  Math C120/160
  • Dan Johnson: History C170
  • 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)

Students who use the OER pathways can earn an AA degree without paying a cent for a textbook. 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.


Student Veterans of America Club Hosts Open House & BBQ!
The Student Veterans Of America (SVA) will host a BBQ, Friday November 4th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newport Beach Campus. In an effort to raise awareness of Coastline's Veterans Resource Centers VRC), the event will be open to the public. Attendees will be given a tour of the Newport Beach Center VRC and have the chance to meet and talk with WWII Veterans and student Veterans.
The Psychology Club will be greeting the guests  as they arrive and showing them how to get to the VRC center for a tour.
There will be live music and free food from 12-1:30 p.m.!
Coastline's VRC is happy to support the SVA BBQ and looks forward to building camaraderie among the Coastline and community Veterans!
It's Fall Festival Time!
Coastline is excited to present the annual 2016 Fall Festival 
 to support CCC Classified Senate!
Join us Friday, October 28, 2016 at the FV College Center on the back patio for lunch from Cancun Fresh and enjoy treats from the bake sale! Lunch will be $7 for one item and $9 for two items! The event will be from 12:00noon until 1:30pm and will include a costume parade, tombstone decorating, and musical chairs.
Raffle tickets are on sale for $1 each or 6 for $5! A variety of prizes for the raffle have been donated such as a one-hour massage form Origins, In-n-Out gift cards, movie passes, restaurant gift certificates, and much more!
Just a reminder, if you are planning on participating in the office decorating contest, please email or by October 24th so that we can arrange for the Marketing Department to come take pictures of your department!!
If you plan on performing a skit and need music set up, please email or by October 26th 
Coastline Ranked #12 in the Nation for The 20 Best 2-Year Colleges for Veterans!
Coastline Community College is honored to be ranked #12 in the Online College Plan's Top Best 2-Year Colleges for Veterans. Utilizing data and research from multiple sources, such as National Center for Education StatisticsMilitary Times, and, College Plan has compiled this top 20 ranking for U.S. Veterans. This ranking helps veterans and Military personnel find colleges that excel at making veterans and Military feel at home and provide services to aid in enrollment and understanding tuition waivers or other reductions, as well as financial entitlements such as the G.I. Bill.
Many factors determined what schools were best, such as:
  •         Faculty to Student Ratio
  •         Staff Support
  •         Academic Support 
  •         Course Completion 
  •         Retention of Military Students 
  •         Graduation of Military Students 
  •         Percent Employed after 6 Years 
  •         Salary after 6 Years
Serving in the United States Military is not for everyone, and those who do enlist have some of the toughest jobs in America. When it comes to getting an education to join the civilian workforce, it is important that Veterans and Military members  know that they are welcome at Coastline!

Coastline is proud to serve the Military, their spouses and dependents, and our Veteran community and to be acknowledged by Online College Plan as a Top 20 School!

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