April 3, 2014

President's Bulletin: April 3, 2014

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Accreditation Follow-up Visit Countdown: 4 Days to Go!

The Accreditation follow-up visit has been scheduled by Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) on April 8th-9th, 2014.

Four team members will visit Coastline, and will hold interviews at the College on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. Two out the four team members will be conducting interviews at the District on Wednesday, April 9th.

The follow-up report was completed and mailed to ACCJC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Please click the following link for the follow-up report: REPORT

Cheryl Stewart | Librarian Extraordinaire

Coastline is fortunate to have Cheryl Stewart as our champion librarian. She began working at Coastline in 1998 and has helped establish a robust online library system for students, faculty, and staff.

Although Cheryl has been working diligently to provide resources that students need from the library, there are some initiatives that she is taking to improve the user experience on various levels. Some of those initiatives include creating a library of videos, webinars, and media. Streaming lessons, 24-hour reference, and subject portfolios are other goals that Cheryl would like to accomplish moving forward.

Cheryl has dedicated her career to education for more than 30 years and works day in and out to make an impact for our students. With her innovative mind-set and progressive goals, she is working toward being the example that Coastline has set of being “Tomorrow’s College Today.”

Thank you, Cheryl for your valuable contribution to Coastline during your tenure. You make the difference that our students depend on.

Visit the Coastline Online Library by visiting http://www.coastline.edu/library/

SPAGHETTI/WESTERN > April 4th, 5pm-8pm

Students, faculty, staff, and community members cannot miss this event!

Experience the art scene like never before, right on the coast.

Be part of the action: Sheldon Figoten, Jorin Bossen, Lynn Torrini, and Bury Him Here Film by Ross Kolton and Ryan Mazzei.

Click here to view event details.

Coastline Art Gallery…The best kept secret on the Coast.

Coastline’s APIASF Scholarships

Coastline is proud to offer The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), which provides scholarships to help AAPI students overcome barriers. One segment of the program, the APIASF AANAPISI scholarships, is open to AAPI students at a select group of two- and four-year institutions. Coastline is one of the institutions!

Eighteen Coastline students received APIASF AANAPISI scholarships totaling $60,000 in awards reported this past December. Fifteen of the students identified their ethnicity as Vietnamese. Korean, Filipino, and Cambodian ethnicity, respectively, accounted for the other three. Six of the eighteen received two-year awards of $5,000 per student; the remaining twelve students received $2,500 one-time awards. The table at the left summarizes characteristics of the eighteen winners.

Funding for these eighteen awards is supported by the Coca–Cola Foundation ($30,000); the Walmart Foundation ($15,000); and USA Funds, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to helping college students succeed, ($15,000).

For information on future APIASF scholarships, visit http://www.apiasf.org or contact the Title III Activity Coordinator and Coastline’s APIASF Scholarships Primary Point-of-Contact, Darian Aistrich, at daistrich@coastline.edu.

Demographics of Coastline APIASF Scholarship Awardees

Demographics of Coastline APIASF
Scholarship Awardees
Total awardees 18  
Full-time student 18 100%
Intends to transfer 16 89%
Coastline EOPS student 6 33%
First to college 10 55%
First generation 12 67%

Discover the Possibilities at College Preview Day

Calling all future college students of Coastline!

Live the Coastline experience in a fun-filled day of food, touring, and more.

Learn about our popular certificate programs and services, tour our state-of-the-art classrooms, and meet your future faculty.

Join us on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 8:30am-1:45pm and discover what everyone will be talking about.

RSVP to myfuture@coastline.edu or calling 714-546-7600 x16427.

Coastline Goes to Washington D.C.!
Washingont DC

A delegation of student leaders from Coastline Community College attended the National Student Advocacy Conference on March 15-18, 2014 held in Washington D.C. The students spent four days discussing critical issues that impact community college students. The goal was to advocate on behalf of their fellow students for increased federal investment in higher education. The students who attended included Sophia Sourivong, Ngan Hoang, Kevin Pham, Kevin Nguyen, and Richard Rosete. They joined with nearly 300 other student leaders from across the country.

The date that was scheduled for visits with the offices of our Representatives and Senators was also the day it snowed it Washington, D.C. The students discovered that when it snows in Washington, D.C., everything shuts down. Unfortunately the students were unable to meet with their congressional representatives and apply what they learned. However, we will be sending letters as well as visiting local field offices so they have an opportunity to share what students concerns are.

During these visits they discussed the importance of sustaining and increasing the Pell Grant, passing the DREAM Act, and simplifying the tax credits and deductions for middle class families relating to higher education.

The meetings and workshops held over the course of the conference prepared the students for their meetings with Members of Congress or their staff. A highlight of the conference was an address by the Advocacy Guru, Stephanie Vance who provided the students valuable information on sharing their message with Members of Congress. Vance spoke about the importance of student leaders having a presence in Washington, D.C. so they are not among the “forgotten.” She encouraged students to continue to be involved in the political process and in working and volunteering to make our country better. Mark Mitsui, Deputy Undersecretary for Community Colleges from the U.S. Department of Education spoke to the students about the priorities for community colleges in President Obama’s budget and the major programs that will assist students especially in persistence and completion. He told the students to take a strong stand for the Pell Grant which benefits millions of community college students.