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Faculty and Staff Recognition Awards
Michael Bach Collegial Faculty
Coastline Awards 2,636 Degrees and Certificates
Coastline held their 39th annual commencement on Friday, May 15th at Orange Coast College’s Robert Moore Theatre, a sister college in the Coast Community College District. Coastline awarded a total of 2,636 Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees and Certificates of Achievement. The number of degrees and certificates being awarded this year has increased by 767 compared to last year, representing a 70% increase. Of the 2,636 degrees and certificates earned by the 2015 graduating class, 1,943 (73%) are Associate Degrees, and 702 (27%) are Certificates of Achievement, a 68% increase from last year.
Special guests of the commencement included, Coast Community College District Board of Trustees President, Dr. Lorraine Prinsky, Board of Trustees Members, David A. Grant, and Mary Hornbuckle, and Interim Chancellor, Richard A. Jones.
The 2015 Coastline graduating class ranged from the youngest student at 16 years-old to the eldest at age 75. Three valedictorians attended the ceremony and 288 students graduated with honors.
The youngest Coastline graduate, Ariana Isbell, has been a dual-enrolled student since she was in middle school. Ariana is a junior at Fountain Valley High School and majored in Digital Media Arts at Coastline, where she will receive two associate degree certificates in Print Design and Motion Graphic Design. Ariana also earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in all of her college courses.
Coastline’s Military Program awarded 1,143 A.A. degrees, 791 (41%) of which were earned through Distance Learning and Coastline’s site-based programs which span throughout the U.S. There were a total of 860 graduates,194 transfer students, and 172 honor students, six of which were valedictorians.
Coastline Military graduate, Wan Saint Charles, retired from the military in 2013 and moved back in with his parents when he decided to attend college. As a New Yorker, Saint Charles was interested in attending Coastline and his local community college, Union College. After contacting Coastline, Wan was informed that he could attend both colleges simultaneously. “My Coastline advisor, Stephanie Rogers, was an angel. She made it easy for me to register and enroll in the classes I needed,” says Wan Saint Charles. “Taking online classes at Coastline made it very convenient for me to complete two degrees, and I cannot thank Coastline enough for all of the great student service.”
Wan double majored at Coastline in Business Administration and Human Resources Management through Coastline’s Distance Learning program, and is transferring to the University of Maryland to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration, with a minor in Emergency Management.
Fountain Valley City Council Recognizes Coastline as Best Community College
Pictured above from left to right: President Loretta Adrian and Fountain Valley Mayor Steve Nagel
The Fountain Valley City Council Presented a Certificate of Recognition to President Loretta Adrian, on May 5, 2015. Coastline Community College was recognized for being named "Best Community College."
Academic Senate Annual Spring Luncheon
The Academic Senate held their annual spring luncheon on May 12, 2015 at the Garden Grove Center. The luncheon honored Coastline's faculty success and celebrated the induction of the 2015-16 Academic Senate members.
Special guests of the luncheon included, Coast Community College District Board of Trustees President, Dr. Lorraine Prinsky, Board of Trustees Members, David A. Grant and Mary Hornbuckle, and Interim Chancellor, Richard A. Jones.
Congratulations to the new Senate members!
Academic Senate Members for 2015-2016:
Stephen Barnes, Sandra Basabe, Gayle Berggren, Cheryl Chapman, Robert Covert, Scott Davis, David Devine, Anhvy Do, Kevin Erdkamp, Fred Feldon, Marilyn Fry, Eric Garcia, Pedro Gutierres, Deborah Henry, Ann Holiday, Dan Johnson, Noha Kabaji, Linda Kuntzman, Lisa Lee, David Michael Lee, Ken Leighton, Joshua Levenshus, Frederick Lockwood, Margaret Lovig, Christy Nguyen, Danny Pittaway, Celeste Ryan, Lauren Sakovich, Cheryl Stewart, and Michael Warner.
Board of Trustees President, Dr. Lorraine Prinsky, inducted the New Senators, Eric Garcia, Kevin Erdkamp, and Danny Pittaway.
The Installation of Officers for 2015-2016:
Ann Holiday, President, Scott Davis, Vice President, Committees, Stephen Barnes, Vice President, Legislative Issues, Marilyn Fry, Recording Secretary, Ken Leighton, Corresponding Secretary, Margaret Lovig, Treasurer, Dan Johnson, Chair, Curriculum Committee, and Joshua Levenshus, Parliamentarian.
All Senators took part in the Renewal of Service Pledge, followed by Rick Lockwood, Coastline faculty member, who recognized the Academic Rank Recipients: Professor Cheryl Stewart, Associate Professor Daniel Oase, and Associate Professor Iliana Marin.
Senate President, Ann Holiday recognized Danny Pittaway, Reading Department Lead Faculty, on being awarded tenure.
Dan Johnson, Senate Chair and Margaret Lovig, Treasurer recognized Professor Cheryl Chapman for being awarded the Coastline Teaching Excellence Award for 2015 and Professor Stephen Barnes for being awarded the Coastline Teacher of The Year for 2015.
Looking forward to a great upcoming academic year!
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
President Loretta Adrian atteded White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
President Loretta Adrian was recently elected as Region 8 Representative to the Statewide CEO Board.
Congratulations, Dr. Adrian!
Coastline Hosts Newport Beach Film Fest Event
In honor of the Newport Beach Film Festival, Coastline and Main Street Films hosted a Sunset Cocktail Reception, on April 24, 2015 at the Newport Beach Center.
The official sponsors of the event were Film LA, Beyond Cinema Magazine, and Sports One Marketing. A great mix of film makers, sponsors, and business owners, as well as the administration from the Film Festival were in attendance. Coastline Art Gallery patrons and members of the faculty and staff were also in attendance to celebrate the art of film.
Guests of the event also enjoyed a campus tour by Michele Priest, Dean of Arts, Sciences, Math, & DSPS, David Lee, Art Galley Curator, and Jane Bauman, Art Professor.
Memorial Day Fundraiser BBQ
The Veterans Resource Center hosted its annual fundraiser BBQ on Friday, May 22nd in honor of the Memorial Day Holiday.
The BBQ fundraiser was created to raise funds for Coastline’s Veteran's Resource Center (VRC) Foundation account, which helps pay for textbooks for Coastline veterans. Funds are also used to pay for VRC expendables such as snacks, drinks, and coffee, and to host Veteran related events.
More than 200 members of the community, VSOs, college, and district attended the event, successfully raising $1,617 for the VRC!
For more information about the Coastline Veterans Resource Center, visit the center HERE
Veteran Help at Coastline
Coastline community partner, Voc Rehab from Long Beach VA provided an information session at the College Center on May 12, 2015. The informational session was open to all Coastline students, staff, and faculty. Attendees of the session viewed a short video about vocational rehabilitation, reviewed benefit information, and were explained the application process by a Voc Rehab counselor, who also met one-on-one with students.
What is Voc Rehab?
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program, sometimes referred to as Chapter 31 or Voc-Rehab, helps veterans with service-connected disabilities and employment handicaps prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VR&E offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
The following services may be provided by VR&E VetSuccess: Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, interests, and needs. As well as, vocational counseling and rehabilitation planning. Employment services such as job-seeking skills, resume development, and other work readiness assistance are offered.
Assistance finding and keeping a job, including the use of special employer incentives.
On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeships, and non-paid work experiences. Financial assistance for post-secondary training at a college, vocational, technical or business school.
Supportive rehabilitation services including case management, counseling, and referral.
Independent living services.
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services
EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) hosted their 14th annual award banquet at the Miles Square Golf Course. The event honors all the students who have worked hard to complete their studies and have been successful in the program. These students typically come from low socioeconomic background and need access to higher learning. Some of the students are working single moms or dads or provide care for senior parents. With EOPS, students have a greater chance to achieve their educational goals, whether it be an associate's degree, certificate and/or preparation for transfer to a 4-year institution.
Inform your students of some of the services EOPS provides:
Individualized and Group Academic Counseling
Academic Progress Monitoring
Assistance with Transfer Goal-Setting and Applications
Textbook Assistance (vouchers and book loans)
Grants and Emergency Loans
Student Recognition/Award Events
EOPS Location: 11460 Warner Avenue, Suite 400, Fountain Valley 92708 Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm; Friday: 8:00-noon. Phone: (714) 241-6237. For more information, go to http://.wwwCoastline.edu/eops
Field of Honor Event
For the fifth consecutive year, Coastline sponsored the Field of Honor Event which was held May 15 -17, 2015 at Castaway Park in Newport Beach.
The Field of Honor event, presented by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, recognizes the service of the men and women of the American armed forces by displaying 1,776 large American flags at Castaway Park in Newport Beach. Each flag is dedicated to a person who served in any branch of the American military, past or present. The event took place in conjunction with Armed Forces Day, which took place on May 16.
All proceeds of the event were distributed to organizations that support military families, as well as other local charities.
Outside The Wire
Coastline teamed up with US Vets in providing free mental health counseling services and support to veterans and their families through a service known as, Outside the Wire. An Outside the Wire counselor visited the College Center, May 20, 2015, from 10AM to 4PM.
Outside the Wire offers confidential mental health services to Veterans and their family members who are struggling to adjust to civilian life. Through individual, group, and family therapy, Outside the Wire provides anger management strategies, substance abuse treatment, and coping & problem-solving skills.
The Veterans Resource Center will be hosting routine visits by an Outside the Wire counselor each semester, however, one-on-one appointments can always be arranged as needed. Upcoming counselor visits will be posted to the Veterans Resource Center webpage under News and Events: http://military.coastline.edu/veterans/news.cfm, and will be promoted accordingly.
About Outside the Wire:
Since October 2001, over 1.5 million U.S. troops have deployed. About 300,000 of those veterans have returned home with combat-related psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and major depression. Many of these people have received traumatic brain injury during their deployment and they don’t even know it.
Outside the Wire is a program that is designed to address the unmet needs of returning veterans who require treatment as a direct result of service-related psychological injuries. The program provides intensive and extended counseling, as well as information and referral services to these veterans who are at increased risk for severe mental illness, suicide, physical health problems, unemployment, substance abuse, homelessness, interpersonal violence, and relationship problems with spouses and children.
Veterans and Veteran family members who would like to get more information, or set up an appointment with an Outside the Wire counselor may contact the Coastline VRC at 714-241-6126 or email@example.com, or can contact the Outside the Wire counselor directly at 213-545-6931.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Presenters: Bill Knapp, Chief Academic Technology Officer, Lakeland
While the percentage of online enrollments at Lakeland Community college continues to grow (as compared overall declining student enrollment), today's completion agenda requires special focus on student success and the online learner. Historically, learning outcomes, retention and GPA for online students have lagged behind those same outcomes for face-to-face on-campus instruction. In Fall 2013, Lakeland Community College convened faculty, staff and administrators—from multiple departments and divisions—to identify gaps and assess the state of the delivery of online student support services. In Spring 2014, the team asked online students how the college could better support their success. Bill Knapp will share the student voice concerning online student success and what they are discovering about online learners, learning outcomes, and persistence.
More Webinars in June
They're Dropping like Flies—Retention Strategies and Best Practices for
June 9, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Presenter: Karen Hyman, Professor, College of Southern Nevada
New to Online Faculty Training: The Next Generation
June 16, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Presenter: Andie DiMarco, Interim Assistant Dean, Online, Berkeley College
Where is Your Library: Bridging the Gap between Serving On-campus and Online Students
June 23, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Presenters: Emily King, Digital Services Librarian, and Caprice Roberson, Instructional Service Librarian, College of Southern Nevada
New! Coping with Student Incivilities in the Online Learning Environment
June 24, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time
Presenters: Laura Duvall, Instructor of Psychology, Golden West College
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.
Coastline's Public Safety Department
Please review the changes that are occurring with the Public Safety Department:
•Daily Patrol Logs- Officers will complete a daily patrol log for each shift. The logs are kept in a folder near the officers work station at each center and can be viewed by faculty or staff. There is a section included on the log for staff to enter comments/concerns for the oncoming shift officer to view.
•Incident Reports- A standard fill in the blank PDF file is now available for officers and/or staff to fill out and email to the Campus Safety Officer. In the event an officer is not on shift, staff could complete the form.
•A new look-- Public safety officers will soon be donning a new uniform! This is an effort to establish uniformity among our sister colleges, Orange Coast and Golden west.
•Training- The campus safety officer will be arranging job specific training for the officers as well as Emergency Prep items for staff.
The Public Safety Officer is currently on the path to upgrade Coastline's existing surveillance cameras at all of our centers as well as installing an emergency PA system!
-Interim Campus Safety Officer, David Staneart
Learn With Lynda.com!
We are pleased to announce that Coastline faculty and staff now have unlimited access to lynda.com through a district-wide license! With this license you can view high-quality instructional videos in the online library and even take short courses with completion certificates available to print. These courses are accessed online and also on a variety of mobile devices. We are confident you will find lynda.com a useful professional development resource.