Faculty/Staff Awards

Graphic Design Instructor Amy Jo Levine Earns Award of Excellence

Amy Jo Levine, Partner/Founder of Visual Asylum and Adjunct Professor at San Diego City College will receive the Paula E. Sullivan Award excellence in her profession as well as her commitment to mentoring and volunteerism.

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Best People of San Diego: City College Artist and Instructor Anna Stump

Anna Stump, Above and beyond art

Stump is one half of the painting-and-print team Hill&Stump, founder of the women-only Feminist Image Group, an art teacher at San Diego City and Grossmont colleges, an art instructor at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility and a New York Times-reviewed blogger.

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San Diego City College City Works Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sunshine/Noir II: A Continuing Exploration of Literary San Diego and Tijuana It’s been ten years since San Diego City Works Press published its first book, Sunshine/Noir: Writing from San Diego and Tijuana and, much to our surprise in many ways, we are still here. Despite the trials and tribulations of running a very small, entirely volunteer, non-profit press, the members of the San Diego Writers Collective and other supporters of San Diego City Works Press have kept our beautifully useless endeavor afloat because, unfortunately, we still occupy a unique space in San Diego’s cultural landscape as the only local press primarily dedicated to publishing books by San Diego writers. Read full story here.

City College Faculty Members Veronica Ortega & Paul Greer Receive Excellence Awards

Two faculty members from San Diego City College have earned the distinguished John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards. Veronica C. Ortega, Ph.D., Psychology Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Coordinator for the Institute for Human Development, and Paul Greer, Professor of Health and Exercise Science. Read the full article here.

Cosmetologist Tessie Bonner Saves Lives Through Breast Cancer Prevention

KPBS and Union Bank are recognizing Tessie Bonner with the 2014 Black History Month Local Hero Award. Bonner encourages her clients to openly talk about breast checkups, mammograms and the myths that surround breast cancer. She's also a student and teacher: her craving to learn motivated her to become an educator, and pass her knowledge of cosmetology on to the next generation. Read her full story here .

City College Earns Readers Choice Award

Raymond Wong Embraces Lost Culture

Raymond Wong moved with his mother from Hong Kong to the United States when he was 5. He’s spent much of his life trying to figure out where he fits in. His memoir, “I’m Not Chinese,” recounts how a journey back to Hong Kong in 1996 helped him better understand his parents, their past, and himself. Wong, 52, is a counselor at San Diego City College. He lives with his wife and two children in Rancho San Diego. “I’m Not Chinese” is his first book. Read the full article at the U-T San Diego here.

Candice Lopez Believes in Community

Candice Lopez is a community leader, world traveler, and talented artist. She has channeled her energy into projects that often involve wide-scale collaboration and address issues both locally and abroad. Last week, we caught up with Candice and were able to hear about her life and work, while also picking up some compelling words of advice. A resident of downtown San Diego for about 24 years (and a teacher at San Diego City College for more than 20), Candice says that she loves living in the city, and moved here when it was still “pretty edgy.” For her, watching the East Village grow and develop over time has been a fascinating process: “It’s come so far, so it’s been really exciting. I’m really stimulated by living in an urban environment and teaching in it. And the fact that I can walk to work is so great.” Did we mention that Candice lives a whopping five minutes from City College? Read the full article here

Classified Service Awards 2014

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One-on-one with Paul Greer

If you’ve noticed more runners out on the streets lately, it’s because marathon season is underway: the La Jolla Half is on April 28, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half happens on June 2 and America’s Finest City Half Marathon on August 18. And helping some San Diegans prepare is running expert, Paul Greer. The Solana Beach native coaches San Diego City College’s men’s cross country team, the San Diego Track Club and directs the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon’s training program... To read the full article visit U-T San Diego

The Man of the Knight

The Man of the Knight San Diego City College is honoring coach, educator, and mentor, Jim Colbert as a Knight whose legacy will shine bright in the hearts, minds and spirits of the campus community. Colbert passed away from brain cancer on Sept. 18 at age 73. Colbert, an educator and motivator for 23 years, used his fearless approach to "inspire and encourage people to pursue fitness," said Kathy McGinnis, City College dean of health, exercise science and athletics, a career-long colleague and friend. Read the full article here .

Past Faculty Member Performs at Carmel Valley Library

Connie Lawthers Constance Lawthers sings with the Early Music Ensemble of San Diego and the La Jolla Symphony chorus, and is the cantor at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in City Heights. She sang with the San Diego Opera chorus and Opera Ensemble for many years, performed with UC San Diego’s SONOR contemporary music ensemble, and taught voice at San Diego City College and UC San Diego. Read the full article

Cy Kuckenbaker wins fellowship with MoPA Artist begins year-long project making video art.

Cy KuckenbakerIt's Sunday night, and Cy Kuckenbaker is on San Miguel Mountain, waiting for a meteor shower. It's supposed to be the biggest of the year, and he's there to shoot photos for his project, The San Diego Studies. He doesn't want to jinx it by assuming that he's going to capture some great images. ... To read the full article visit San Diego City Beat

John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards

Celebrating John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards Recipients The League for Innovation in the Community College congratulates the 2012 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards recipients! These recipients will receive their medallion of excellence at Dallas, TX at the annual League for Innovation conference March 10-13, 2013.

The following recipients were nominated by President Burgess:

  • Rafael Alvarez, Director, MESA Program
  • Dr. David Fiero, Professor of Engineering
  • Susan Hasegawa, Professor of History
  • Terri Jackson, Administrative Technician
  • Karen Lim, Professor of English
  • Awana Payne, Senior Clerical Assistant.

Candice López named 2009 AIGA Graphic Design Fellow 9/21/09

Candice López, professor of Graphic Design at San Diego City College, has been named a 2009 Fellow by the American Institute of Graphic Arts – AIGA. Read more (pdf).

What to watch for this week


November 24, 2008


Artistic obsessions come in myriad manifestations. Wayne Hulgin's takes the form of circles, some so tiny that they are smaller than pinheads. He fits hundreds of them into drawings that measure a few inches in size. And in his paintings, they become the components of abstract, atmospheric fields of color. Both types of work by the artist are in his solo exhibition, now on view at the Earl & Birdie Taylor Library in Pacific Beach through Jan. 4. (858) 581-9934 or sandiego.gov/public-library.

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Exhibit Dates: Oct. 27, 2008-Jan 4, 2009

Pacific Beach-Earl and Birdie Taylor Branch Library
4275 Cass St.
San Diego, CA 92109

Congratulations City College Professor Laurel Corona on the publication of her new book "Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance"

Scheduled Readings

Wednesday, June 18, 6:30-8:30 PM
San Diego Public Library, Downtown Branch (820 E Street), Wangenheim Room.
Sunday, June 29, 6:30-8:30 PM
The Ink Spot, 710 13th Street, Suite 210,San Diego

The book tells the story of Jewish underground and partisan resistance to Nazi persecution in Vilna, Lithuania, focusing on one young couple, Leizer and Zenia Lewinson Bart, who met and married in the ghetto of Vilna. Written by Laurel Corona, and based on years of research by the Barts’ son Michael, UNTIL OUR LAST BREATH is described by reviewers as "a narrative of great but controlled power," "carefully nuanced and beautifully written," "appeal[ing] equally to the head and the heart." Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the reading. (St.Martin’s Press, 2008)

For more information:
Email Laurel: lacauthor@cox.net
(619) 388-3597 (o)

Now Honoring...

San Diego City College Classified Employees Service Awards

Congratulations to all! See All Awards Here.
Thank you for your commitment and dedication to serving the educational needs of City College students and our service community.

City's Student Resource Handbook Wins 2003 CCPRO Certificate of Award

Congratulations San Diego City College Office of Student Development for winning CERTIFICATE OF AWARD Honors for its 2002-2003 City College Student Resource Handbook Awarded at the 2003 Community College Public Relations Organization Conference April 17, 2003 Horton Grand Hotel San Diego, CA

The following individuals were awarded Certificates:

  • Peggy Hayward
  • Marion Froehlich
  • Kelli Turpin
  • Michelle Montanez
  • Duane Short
  • Darlene Shumaker
  • Margie Aguayo
  • Global Expressions, Inc.