The GWC Surf Report

2018-19 Manager of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Dr. Kay Nguyen for being recognized by the Golden West campus as 2018-19 Manager of the Year. Kay has served as GWC’s Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness since 2014. Dr. Dana Emerson, Dean of Instruction at Coastline and CDMA president was on hand at the Employee Appreciation Barbecue to make the […]

GWC Employee of the Year Announced

At last week’s Staff Appreciation Barbecue, the 2018-2019 GWC Employee of the Year was announced. A big congratulations goes to Pratik Solanki, IT User Support Analyst for Golden West’s Information Technology department for the past 3 years. Pratik’s primary day-to-day role is to provide technology support for the Career Technical Education program. In the short […]

Celebrating the Life of John Tornow

On Wednesday, May 8th at 4pm, we will be gathering in our Native Garden, to share memories, stories, to laugh, to cry and to remember John Tornow, our colleague, friend, and a wonderful person who is greatly missed.  If you would like to speak at this gathering, please let me know as soon as possible so […]

Four GWC actors recognized by the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival

Congratulations to Golden West College performers Marcus Voyette (Frederic), Daniel Geurkink (Sergeant), Breea Hayes (Mabel) and Sarah Cabrera (Kate) for being recognized by the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival (ACTF) for their performances in the recent Theater Arts department production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance directed and choreographed by Martie Ramm. Marcus Voyette and Daniel Geurkink have been nominated for Irene Ryan […]

2019 Scholarship Announcement

Congratulations to this year’s winners…

Congratulations to our May Employee of the Month Terry Otto

Congratulations to Terry Otto, our Employee of the Month for May 2019. Terry is Technical Specialist for Golden West College’s Theater. This was sent in with one of his nominations: “Terry had been committed to the theater department and all of the shows and events that are part of what we do for well over […]

Passing of Christopher L. Hamilton

April 12, 2019 Mission Viejo, CA — Chris L. Hamilton, 72, after a long and courageous fight with illnesses, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He lived a full and rewarding life and left much knowledge and goodness behind for others. Chris […]

Health & Lifestyle Fair on Campus This Week

All employees are invited and encouraged to attend our Health & Lifestyle Fair on Wednesday, May 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Criminal Justice Multi Purpose Room. (Managers may coordinate coverage as needed for their individual departments.) The health fair is a FREE educational and interactive event designed for Coast Community College District […]

Sabbatical Leave Opportunities for 2020-2021

Attachments: Sabbatical – Timeline/Deadlines [PDF] Sabbatical – Intent to File [PDF] Sabbatical Application Packet [Doc]   The Institute for Professional Development (IPD) is initiating the Sabbatical Leave application process intended for 2020-2021 consistent with Article 21.3d of the CFE/AFT-CCCD contract. Applications are accepted during the Fall 2020 semester, and sabbatical leave awards are announced in […]

Congratulations to April’s Employee of the Month Therese Grande

Congratulations to Therese Grande, our Employee of the Month for April 2019. Therese is Student Life and Leadership Specialist for Golden West College. This was sent in with her nomination: “Therese has been integral in developing and expanding our Student Clubs & Organizations program, as well as generating interest from students to start new clubs […]