Posts Tagged ‘Sara Glasgow’

Hurdling Obstacles: the theme of Grossmont’s 2011 graduation ceremonies

Grossmont College commencement, Spring 2011 (Rick Deharo, Grossmont College Photo Major)

Story and Following Photos by Russ Lindquist

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Thousands cheered as newly graduated Grossmont Griffins received long-awaited acknowledgement of their achievements.  An estimated 1,500 students received degrees, certificates or in some cases both, at a ceremony June 1 in the Main Quad.

Student speaker Timothy Snowball shared his turbulent educational journey, with a crowd estimated at 4,000–a journey that now brings him to having been graduated from Grossmont with honors, with Associate’s Degrees in Political Science and University Studies.  Snowball indeed had a chance in hell, having weathered Depression and Anxiety Disorder and having dropped out of high school; thereafter, whenever he spoke to friends and co-workers about returning to school, they scoffed at him.

Undeterred, he spent three years at Grossmont, along the way having joined Phi Theta Kappa, an international academic honors society.  He said that his eventual aim is a degree in Law.  Between then and now, he said that he plans to gain a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.  For this leg of his life’s race, Snowball has won acceptance to UCSD, UCLA and UC Berkeley.  Now, he can take his pick.

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New student activities director has varied background

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Sara Glasgow is settling into her new position as director of student activities, and don’t be surprised if you see her taking notes during on-campus events.  She toldMComm 132 student  Earnest Carter that she plans to observe many student activities before drawing up formal recommendations for the future.

Glasgow has a  varied background.  She has a bachelor’s degee in mass communications as well as a law degree.  Additionally, she has worked for several non-profit organizations, including the Make A Wish Foundation, which helps arrange wish-fulfilling trips for children with life threatening diseases.

Here is a video version of Carter’s interview with the new Grossmont College staff member: