Awards for College District and Grossmont College communications staff

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s communications and public information staff, along with Grossmont College’s marketing, public relations and graphics design staff, were recently honored with awards from a national organization representing community college professionals working in marketing, public information, media relations and graphics positions.
The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) recently presented three District 6 Medallion awards to the district, including writing awards for news articles on Cuyamaca College cross-country coach Tim Seaman’s coaching duties at the London Olympics and Grossmont College ceramics technician Alfred Ventura., a recipient of the GCCCD Chancellor/Classified Senate Award, a commendation presented quarterly to outstanding staff. The other Medallion award recognized the district’s 2011 annual report.
Grossmont College was honored with four District 6 Medallion awards, including a first-place award for Campus Scene, a quarterly newsletter. The three other awards recognized the 2011-2012 academic catalog, a radio advertising campaign and an award in the “media success category” for publicity efforts on Grossmont College’s 50th anniversary celebration and community open house in April. The radio ad campaign featured a young boy’s voice who said, “Dad, take me to Grossmont College,” with the dad replying, “You’re too young for college” and the boy answering, “I mean Grossmont College football.”