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The calm before commencement

Maintenance puts the finishes touches on their commencement setup.

Dennis Sigler takes a break from setting up for commencement

Story and photos by Russ Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Commencement will jump off today, starting at 5:30 p.m. As previously reported, attendance will be around 4,000, including an estimated 1,500 student who will receive either or both an Associate’s Degree and a Certificate of Achievement.

Today on campus, faculty and staff put finishing touches on the main quad which, by virtue of today’s good weather, will be the site of Grossmont College’s 50th Annual Commencement Ceremony. (Otherwise, the ceremonies would have been staged in the main parking structure.)

Among those preparing were Dennis Sigler of Maintenance;  Dean of Student Affairs Augustin Albarran, his administrative assistant, Maria Baeza; and Grossmont’s Director of Printing Holly Phan.

(from left) Maria Baeza, Holly Phan and Dean Augustin Albarran

Groundskeepers, maintenance spring clean

Martin Hipwell replaces a busted sprinkler-head.

Russell Lindquist

Story and photos by Russell Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–While the students are away, maintenance workers will … work, work, work! They will be on campus throughout Spring break. For them, it is business-as-usual.

Plenty of the work is typical: window washing, mopping, lawn mowing. Yet, with students temporarily missing from the campus (except for a few, here and there) maintenance workers and construction crews are freed to do some of the work that is too intrusive during Grossmont’s normal hours-of-operation.

Among the exceptional work is to pour new concrete in the Arts area so that the ground will be smoother thus less likely to cause students to trip.

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