Golden West College Celebrates Graduates at 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony

GWC students enter the central quad at the 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony. Thousands gathered at Golden West College’s central quad to congratulate and celebrate the 1,643 students graduating with an Associates of Arts and Sciences degree or Certificate of Achievement at the college’s 51st Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Over 400 graduates […]

Photos Available for Download from President Bryan’s “Summer of Love” Retirement BBQ

GWC President Wes Bryan, and his doppelganger (or is it the other way around?). The scent of summer barbeque filled the air as Golden West College celebrated President Wes Bryan’s retirement on Wednesday, May 16 in the Student Center Garden. The event was attended by students, faculty and staff, and featured a DJ, outdoor games […]

President Bryan Honored at Retirement Reception

Golden West College’s President, Wes Bryan, was honored at a reception on Wednesday, May 22, on the Student Services north patio. The event was attended by GWC faculty, staff and community members, as well as Coast Community College District Executives, Trustees, and fellow college presidents from Orange Coast College and Coastline College.

40 Nurses Pinned At GWC School of Nursing Spring 2018 Pinning Ceremony

The GWC School of Nursing Spring 2018 Class. [photo credit: Barbara Erselius]   The GWC School of Nursing held its Spring 2018 Pinning Ceremony on Monday, May 14, 2018, on campus in the Forum I auditorium. A total of 40 nurses were pinned, marking their induction into the nursing profession.  The pinning ceremony represents a meaningful […]

Science Camp 2018 Returns This Summer

Golden West College’s Math/Science faculty along with Community Education is once again hosting a week-long science camp with hands-on experiments catered to elementary and middle school age students. Campers will learn biology, chemistry, math, physics, and astronomy. This year’s theme is outer space. The event will be the week of August 13 – 17 with […]

GWC Staff And Faculty Awards Announced At Annual Appreciation Breakfast, Wes Bryan And Retirees Receive Warm Sendoff

Golden West College hosted its annual Staff and Faculty Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Over 190 GWC employees were in attendance, as President Wes Bryan announced the following award recipients for 2018: Esteban Barrera: Employee of the Year Rick Hicks: Manager of the Year Denise Bon: Charlie Sianez Exceptional Service Award Scott Taylor: […]

Celebration of Life for GWC Professor Lou Mikelson to be held June 2nd

Lou Mikelson, Anatomy professor in the Math/Science Division passed away on April 30, 2018.  Lou taught Anatomy for 40 plus years at GWC.  He also was an instructor in the Physical Education Department teaching Karate.  Lou was an integral part of the campus, as his courses were required for the GWC Nursing Program and other […]

Golden West College Awards 422 Scholarships at Annual Ceremony

From L to R: GWC students Katherine Cormier, Thomas deMartino II, Salvador Cerda Rodriguez, Madrid Ruiz, Nuran Alteir, Joseph Nielsen and Jenna Hirao. [Photo credit: Greg Parks]   Rustler pride was in the air at the annual GWC Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  A total of 283 students received 422 scholarships, […]

A Record 135 Rustlers Honored at GWC’s Student-Athlete Academic All-Star Awards

Golden West College’s Athletic Department honored its student-athletes on Wednesday, May 9, at the fourth annual Student-Athlete Academic All-Star Awards.  The 2017-18 year boasted 135 student All-Stars, the highest number ever.  The Awards recognize student-athletes for their many accomplishments, especially in the classroom.   “A very small percentage of athletes end up making a living off of athletics, […]

Institute for Professional Development 2019 – 2020 Sabbatical Leave

Sabbatical_IntentToFile_2019-20 [PDF] Sabbatical-Packet_2019-2020 [PDF] If you are applying for a sabbatical leave next year (or within 3-5 years) and require additional information on the application process or have questions, please contact Amanda Best, Chair of the Institute for Professional Development at Common questions… What do I need to think of ahead of time? How […]