Posts Tagged ‘Tina Howell’

52 scholarship recipients named

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release) – Fifty-two students have been awarded scholarship this semester, with some winning more than one based on merit. As listed by Grossmont’s Financial Aid Office and the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, the recipients are:

Allen, Keiara —$1,000, Grossmont College Osher Initiative for California Community College Students

Bailey, Brittany — $500, Jerry Lester Scholarship in Theatre Arts

Barrett, Debra —$1,000, Grossmont College Osher Initiative for California Community College Students; $250, Fleet Reserve Auxiliary Scholarship

Belysheva, Yulia — $500, Barnes and Noble Textbook Award

Benter, Marisol–$1,000, Grossmont College Osher Initiative for California Community College Students

Bilal, Alina — $1,000, Grossmont College Osher Initiative for California Community College Students; $300, Lee Roper Memorial Scholarship

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ASGC board seeks new members

Chris Foskett at work in ASGC office (Photo: Kellen Brauer)

By Kellen Brauer

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- The Associated Students of Grossmont College, which coordinates many events on campus, is chaired by ASGC President Cheryl-Anne Phillips and is run by a board of directors who want more colleagues.

“We want all of the students to know that we are here for them,” said ASGC board member Tina Howell. “If there is any suggestion that any student has, we want to know about it. It’s very important to us that we represent our students.”

“We have over 20,000 students, and at the moment we only have 13 board members,” Howell continued. “We would love to have a board member for every 1,000 students.”

ASGC meetings are open to all students and applications for board membership are available in both the Student Affairs office and the ASGC office.

“If you have above a 2.4 GPA, time available between 8 a.m to 9::30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, four hours available to give to office hours, six credit hours and your student benefit card, then you can apply to be on the board,” said Howell.

“We also want to promote our student benefit card,” said Howell. “We’re working really hard to get different benefits within the community and not just at Grossmont and Cuyamaca.”

Items obtainable with the student benefit card include unlimited popcorn, a prize drawing ticket, and savings at Ross Books and the Grossmont Bookstore, according to Howell.

Brauer is a student in Media Comm 132. He may be contacted at

‘World’ Languages Department makes debut

By David Hurst

Professor Yolanda Guerrero says among the last steps of the World Languages department's transition is to change its signs and stationary

Professor Yolanda Guerrero, chairperson of Grossmont's World Languages department, says that among the last steps of the World Languages department's transition is to change its signs and stationary. (Photo: Russ Lindquist)

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – What’s in a word? In academia, one word may make a world of difference. For example, what once was known as the Foreign Languages Department now is called the World Languages Department.

Yolanda Guerrero, the head of the newly named World Language Department led the proposal for the change. She said that, “The word ‘foreign’ itself has a negative connotation of not belonging.” Making the name change started with a vote among professors from all eight of the language subjects in the World Language department at Grossmont, followed by approval from Dean Steve  Baker, other administrators, and the District Board.

The process began during the Spring Semester of 2011, “The name change is officially in place this semester,” says Guerrero, although changes have yet to made to such things as the stationary, cards, and signs.

Guerrero said that the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages is attempting to make the name change at many other colleges and Universities and noted that Cuyamaca College, Southwestern College, and Mesa College has also made the switch.

Baker, dean of the arts, humanities, languages and communications, said the name change reflects a wish to “avoid stigma and create inclusiveness” for people who speak languages other than English , a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He explained that the word “foreigners” frequently has been used in a derogatory way since those attacks.

Cheryl-anne Phillips, president of the Associated Students of Grossmont College, declared the move to be “political correctness – it’s political correctness.” On the other hand, Tina Howell, president of Phi Theta Kappa, said “I think it’s good. We are all here on campus and all languages of the world are being spoken right here at Grossmont.”

Henceforth, if you study a non-English language at Grossmont, it will be under the auspices of the World Language Department. If you call the department by any other name, that might be considered foreign.


Hurst is a student in Media Comm 132.  He may be contacted at

Campus display begins Sept. 11 commemoration

Student passerby photographs campus 9-11 memorial (Photo: Kellen Brauer)

By Kellen Brauer

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- A remembrance for the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center, went on display on campus Thursday, Sept. 8

The display was set up by the Associated Students of Grossmont College and featured two tall black boxes with American flag colored banners that listed the names of all the victims. The display also had an olive tree. Students were encouraged to write a memorial note on a card and hang it on the tree.

“Most people know the olive tree to be a symbol of peace,” said ASGC President Cheryl-Anne Phillips. “We wanted to set up this display as a healing process for the campus.”

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Campus diversity on display at Fall Festival

Japan Club (from left) President Melissa Angland, Chair of Culinary Nicole Steinshauer, and member Emily Raab


Photos and Story by Russell Lindquist

Dyari Qadir, vice president, and Juweria Jeilani of Muslim Student Association

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- The diversity of this college’s student population was on display when the annual Fall Festival was celebrated in the Main Quad, Nov. 2-3.

Circle K Club, Grossmont College Art and Design, Muslim Student Association, Challenge Club, Japan Club, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, and the College of St. Isidore were among the clubs and groups which participated in the festival.

Circle K Club, sponsored by Kiwanis international, is a collective that encourages college students to contribute to the community by helping with local schools and hospitals, and with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Also, the Circle K Club helps with many other events, such as the Diabetes Walk and the Rock n’ Roll Marathon.

Challenge Club is a Christian study group that meets every Tuesday in Room 525 of Building 55 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. Presently “Crazy Love” is the lesson as students eat lunch.

Circle K members John Robinson, Tim Horning and Chuck Fleming check out The Summit

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