March 2017
Moonlight Chinese Dance

at Mid-City Campus

ASB hosted the Moonlight Chinese Dance group at Mid-City Campus (MCC). The group performed dances to celebrate the Chinese New Year to a captive student audience during morning and evening break times on 2/13. MCC’s own instructional aide, Yuequn Pang, is a member of the group. Staff and students alike were delighted to see this beautiful group grace MCC’s lobby!

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Celebrating student success through the Parent Education Program!

Gateway Recipient | Marcos Martinez

San Diego Gateway to College and Career

Students are being accepted now for the Gateway program. Please contact for information and eligibility requirements.

Free College through San Diego Promise

Application Deadline Extended for SDCE Students

The San Diego College Promise program is your pathway to high-quality education and career training. Imagine the possibilities! The Promise increased to 600 spaces for fall 2017 and will accept 75 students from SDCE.


  • FREE college (pays all enrollment fees at City, Mesa and Miramar colleges)
  • Up to $750 in grants for textbooks and related instructional supplies
  • One-on-one counseling sessions and academic support
To learn more or to apply: SDCE.EDU/PROMISE

Passport to Success

Participatory Governance

Submitted by Roma Weaver

Passport to Success had its 7th Workshop on Involvement in Institutional Governance. Jim Mahler invited the group to  a new-hire luncheon at the Handlery Hotel for the presentation on Salary Placement, Health benefits and General AFT organizational structure. Richard Weinroth presented an interesting overview of SDCE's Academic Senate and the structure of Participatory Governance at SDCE. Tim Pawlak discussed the duties of program chairs and his role as chair of chairs at SDCE. Rachel Rose reviewed the Governance Handbook, committees and their goals.

SDCE Welcomes Community for Black History Month

North City Campus & ECC Celebrate with Music, Art and Food

The celebration of Black History Month dates back to 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States (US) and February was designated in 1976 as Black History Month in America. SDCE recognizes and celebrates brave achievements made by black Americans and their essential role in our country's history.

The ASB at North City Campus hosted a Black History Month and Healthy Heart Month event on campus. Thank you to the 100+ students and faculty in attendance.

To Be Young, Gifted and Black

President Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D. and the African-American History Planning Committee welcomed the Mountain View community to ECC's theater to keep the celebration going.

The event, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”, presented African American art, culture, and history exemplified in music, theater, and spoken word.

CONGRATS! Following the musical performances the High School Diploma and DSPS students and faculty were presented with awards for their vibrant and colorful art displays of black heritage.

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Maher Alhaja, attended SDCE in 2013 when he was named the Los Dos Chefs Scholarship recipient for his academic diligence and excellent attendance. Maher continued to follow his big dream and transferred to San Diego Mesa College, where he was soon honored as the Valedictorian. He is now celebrating his acceptance into the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Maher says, “It is a great accomplishment! The people who were interviewing with me were really competitive. The school only accepts 60 students each year.”

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Welcome to the spring semester!



Next month the San Diego Workforce Partnership’s (SDWP) inaugural youth summit, Flip the Script: 53,000 Reasons to Change the Story of San Diego's Opportunity Youth, will address the disconnection crisis among the 53,000 San Diego County youth who are not working or in school--the same popluation SDCE is serving in the new San Diego Gateway to College and Career program launched at ECC this semester. At the summit, youth panelists will engage with local leaders including Cindy Marten, superintendent of San Diego Unified School District and myself, around the question of how our local public systems can better serve opportunity youth.


Faculty received e-mail notification from the Election Committee that included the results of the Academic Senate election. Per the e-mail, the largest number of votes for Academic Senate President went to Richard Weinroth. Antoinette Griffin received the largest number of votes for Academic Senate Vice President.


The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Visiting Committee recognized the multiple major strengths and areas where SDCE provides excellence and prepared an overwhelmingly positive report. The committee made several recommendations (A VIDEO PRESENTATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON AT THIS PAGE) and SDCE is already working toward accomplishing these areas of growth as part of our Strategic Planning process, Program Review, and our overall efforts toward integrated planning throughout our organizations. MORE


SDAERC’s Data and Accountability Plan, linked to the one-time funding meant to assist with setting up an infrastructure to track outcomes, was sent forward and received state approval on February 21, 2017. MORE

Flex Update: Spring Flex Days Highlights from February

Would you like to provide input for Flex and Professional Development planning for 2017-18?

You are invited to SDCE’s Spring Flex Advisory Committee meeting to share your suggestions and ideas:

Monday April 4, 2017  
2:30-4pm, ECC Room 186
Open to all faculty and staff
Flex #19317

Hope to see you there!

Need help or new to Flex? Contact Laurie Cozzolino, SDCE Flex Coordinator


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