City College’s year in review

Justine Schulz

The 2015-16 Report to the Community offers a summation of San Diego City College’s 2014-2015 Academic Year achievements, awards and key events.

With the opening of the new art gallery on Aug. 8, 2014, and the M building, or Office of Student Affairs, on Feb. 15, in addition to new classroom buildings along the 16th St. corridor, President Anthony Beebe shared how long-term faculty members say they feel like they’re walking into an entirely new campus.

Among others, City College received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for completing more than 1,000 hours of volunteer time in 2014 and to be the only institution to receive all three Military Friendly designations: 2015 Military Friendly Employer, Military Spouse Friendly Employer and Military Friendly School.

The report shows 16,370 student enrollments for fall 2014, 16,607 student enrollments for spring 2015 and includes the 2015 budget as well as the school’s demographics.

On May 22 at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Bark, 1,427 associate degrees and certificates were awarded to more than 400 graduates from ages 19 to 71.

City College showcases student and faculty achievements such as “most senior graduate,” which went to Artelia Korokous, a 71-year-old who received her certificate of achievement in alcohol and other drug studies and Teacher of the Year which was given to Sylvia Leon, professor of cosmetology who has been with City College since 2004.

Cameron Crowe, a Hollywood director and producer known for “Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous” and “Aloha” is highlighted as one of the school’s alumni in the report and features a photo of his signing on a copy of “The San Diego City College Story: A Centennial History” book. Cameron’s mother Alicia Crowe also worked as a counselor at City College.

City College’s Third Annual Community Open House day will be held on April 21, 2016, and will include exhibits, demonstrations, performances and a tour of the campus. For more inquiries, email [email protected].

To read the full report, visit