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International Club photos by Stephen Harvey

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — The International Club, according to its website (, aims to “promote friendship and understanding among students from different cultures.” Further, among their goals is “to provide a more enjoyable stay for International Students, but our membership includes both American and International Students.” In the last months of 2010, Grossmont College photographer Stephen Harvey joined the Club on some of its outings.

International Club BBQ, 2010

International Club BBQ, 2010

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Looking back on Fall 2010 with Stephen Harvey

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – The campus is photographer Stephen Harvey’s beat, and though his appointment book is always full, he never knows what the  day will bring as he patrols the campus with his ever-ready camera.

The GC Summit recently requested Harvey to share some of the photos he had taken over the Fall 2010 semester, so that we, in turn, could share them with you.

Here are a dozen from Stephen Harvey’s files.  Enjoy!

Campus artists

Culinary Arts students

Women's Volleyball players

Evening at Health and Science complex

Poet Ilya Kaminsky, guest lecturer

Modern Dance

Women's Water Polo teammates

Men's Water Polo

2010 Football team portrait

Women's Tennis jump

Banned books discussion


Campus Photo Diary … by Stephen Harvey

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Stephen Harvey, the official campus photographer,  had a busy September with scheduled and unscheduled events.

An example of the former was the concert Sept. 10 featuring violinist Mikhail Dvoskin and pianist Ekaterina Petrosyan.

What better example of an unscheduled event than the rainbow Harvey spotted over the campus on Sept. 30?

In between these two photographic opportunities, there was plenty for Harvey to see, record and enjoy.   In sports, for example, the women’s volleyball posed for him before their Sept. 15  victory over Santa Ana in three straight games.

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Grossmont through Stephen Harvey’s lens

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GROSSMONT COLLEGE, Sept. 9 — Professional photographer Stephen Harvey on a daily basis photographs events and people at Grossmont College.  His work winds up on college brochures, on posters, attached to news releases, in annual reports and in a variety of publications.  And now, Harvey has agreed to share his work with the GC Summit.  From time to time, we will present a collection of his photographs which, in the aggregate, paint a campus portrait.

We start with a faculty convocation that was held in the gym on August 16, one week before the start of classes.  Everyone was asked to wear soft-sole shoes in order not to scratch the floor. 

Grossmont College President Sunny Cooke and a number of  faculty members dressed up their sneakers to show their school spirit:

Convocation shoes

Faculty and staff at Aug. 16 convocation

Sunny Cooke, in soft-soled shoes, addresses convocation

A week later, on August 23, the crowds on campus for the first day of classes were unbelievably large, as Harvey’s photo attests.  News crews came out to campus to interview President Cooke about the fact that budget cuts had forced the cancellation of numerous classes, even though overall enrollment had increased.

First day of classes, August 23, at Grossmont College

Channel 5 news crew interviews President Cooke on first day of classes

At the end of the first week, if things weren’t hot enough, a small brush fire broke out about 300 yards north of the campus.  It was put out with the help of mutual aid fire trucks from jurisdictions throughout the east county and helicopters and airplanes that sprayed water and retardant on the 10-acre blaze.

Firefighting chopper over campus, Aug. 27

There’s nothing quite like Grossmont College football to get the blood pumping, and Harvey was at the Sept. 2 practice recording the excitement as the Griffins readied for San Diego Mesa College (whom they would defeat 36-7 in the season opener.)

Sept 2 football practice

Sept. 2 football practice

Sept. 2 football practice

On Friday, Sept. 3, Harvey accompanied the International Club on a field trip to Mission Beach for a barbecue.

International Club at Mission Beach for a barbecue, Sept. 3

Fun at the barbecue

International Club students at Mission Beach

On Sept. 8, Harvey covered the Grossmont Women’s Cross-Country team from an unusual angle:

Women's Cross Country team, Sept. 8

The GC Summit thanks photographer Stephen Harvey for sharing his work with our readers. We look forward to future installments of this column.