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Executive Vice Chancellor, Business and Technology Services Bonnie Ann Dowd was celebrated during a retirement party on December 13, 2022.

Acting chancellor shares SDCCD priorities in new role

Transition, budget, student housing and enrollment among topics to be discussed at district board meeting on May 11
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief May 11, 2023
Greg Smith, vice chancellor of people, culture and technology services since October 2020, will lead the district as acting chancellor filling the role of Carlos Cortez until a new chancellor is hired. After taking a period of emergency family leave to care for his parents, Cortez resigned effective May 1, according to a press release from the district.
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A young man in a green t-shirt plays a black piano in a cluttered recording studio.

Recording night at City College brings the Force to life

May the 4th recording night inspires attendees to jam out a Star Wars-inspired track
Luke Bradbury, Multimedia Journalist May 10, 2023
Motifs of Darth Vader’s theme echoed from the San Diego City College recording studio on May the Fourth in celebration of Star Wars.
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A man named Nilo Ondevilla uses a paintbrush to add green acrylic paint to a tan canvas.

City College honors art students to show work at The Art of Freedom pop-up exhibit

The event will take place in the Fine Art Sculpture Gallery today
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief May 9, 2023
The Art of Freedom, a pop-up show in the Fine Arts Gallery Sculpture Garden hosted by San Diego City College art students in the honors program on Tuesday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., will feature pieces from around a dozen students and represent various mediums according to featured artist Nilo Ondevilla.
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Joseph Martinez looks to monitors showing Newscene pre-production

City Times Media’s CTTV nominated for two student Emmy Awards

Executive Producer Jillian Fortner and Newscene team up for top honors
Sean Monney, Multimedia Journalist May 8, 2023
Student work from CTTV was nominated for two regional student awards at this year’s National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter Emmys, announced on May 5.
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Jakob McWhinney works on a story at his computer in is cubicle at the Voice of San Diego office in downtown San Diego on May 5, 2023.

City College alumnus becomes voice of education issues in San Diego

Jakob McWhinney’s reporting on education draws influence from his own educational journey
Sean Monney, Multimedia Journalist May 8, 2023
Jakob McWhinney was finishing his 5-month internship at the online news organization Voice of San Diego when it posted a job opening for the education reporter position.
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San Diego City College ASG president Diego Bethea stands behind a table and hands out items to three students standing in front of the table.

Cast your vote for City College student government

Elections close on Friday, May 5
Daniel Lasker, Multimedia Journalist May 4, 2023
The San Diego City College Associated Students Government elections are open. The final date to vote is Friday, May 5 at 11:59 p.m.
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Umoja showcase brings community together

City College students learn subjects through the prism of Black culture

Umoja community promotes personal growth for students interested in learning from different perspectives
Shamere Grimes, Multimedia Reporter May 4, 2023
Hussein Said was one of three students showcasing how the Umoja program helped them through their college journey while also giving them a way to voice their personal growth as African-American students on April 27.
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Students at City College counseling tent

Missed your chance? City Times Media brings the Spring Transfer Fair to you

University reps from 12 schools share their advice for transfer students
May 3, 2023
For students who missed their chance to network with visiting universities at the Spring Transfer Fair on April 25, City Times Media did the legwork of acquiring the main message from each of the 14 school representatives.
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Students walk the fair

Recruiters, admission specialists visit City College for Spring Transfer Fair

City students meet university representatives for insights on transfer requirements
Marco Guajardo, Multimedia Journalist May 2, 2023
Recruiters and admissions specialists from 14 universities welcomed transfer-minded City College students to the Spring Transfer Fair on April 25 at the San Diego City College A Terrace Plaza.
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Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District Carlos Cortez

BREAKING: SDCCD Chancellor Carlos Cortez resigns to care for parents

Vice Chancellor Greg Smith to serve as acting chancellor until permanent candidate found
Kathryn Gray, Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2023
After taking a period of emergency family leave to care for his parents, Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District Carlos Cortez resigned effective immediately, according to a May 1 press release from the district.
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Nursing students work on mannequin

City College shaping future of nursing students through hands-on training, instruction

City's nursing program, led by Dometrives Armstrong, is one of the top-ranked programs in the country
Shamere Grimes, Multimedia Reporter April 27, 2023
The nursing program at City College, ranked second best in California and third nationally according to an article published at, provides students with the skills and techniques they’ll need in a very difficult and rewarding field.
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Dr. Erelyn Vinegas, department chair and associate profesor, with nursing students in the simulation skills lab.

City College nursing program ranked as one of the best in the country

Nursing finished No. 3 in the country in latest ranking
Joel Nevarez, Sports Editor April 26, 2023
The San Diego City College nursing program is now one of the best in the country.  City College Is listed as No. 3 in the nation with a state ranking of 2, according to the latest rankings. 
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