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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 17, 2013
Glendale Community College officials this week welcomed Gov. Jerry Brown's state budget outlook that for the first time in four years doesn't include major funding cuts to higher education. While the state budget isn't likely to be approved until late June at the earliest, Ron Nakasone, executive vice president of administrative services for the college, deemed Brown's proposal “a welcome change.” Brown's budget would provide $197 million more for community colleges in 2013-14, potentially giving Glendale enough resources to restore classes that have been cut over the past year due to funding shortfalls.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 15, 2012
The hunt for an interim president at Glendale Community College is down to a short list of finalists, officials confirmed Friday. College trustees have conducted multiple interviews, whittling down an applicant pool of 22 to “several” top candidates, said board of trustees President Armine Hacopian. “It is all dependent on the reference checks,” Hacopian said. “Every board member is doing reference checks and we have to come together to see [the results]. That is where we are right now.” Trustees could announce the interim president as early as June 25. Candidate interviews were conducted on an accelerated schedule.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 26, 2013
Cadets at the Verdugo Fire Academy will soon get to practice life-saving skills on a 100-foot ladder truck. The Glendale Fire Department on Monday donated the surplus 1990 Seagrave ladder truck to the Glendale Community College academy, which trains cadets for careers in the fire service. The truck “reached the end of its service life” with the department and no longer had value on city books, according to a city report. The truck would have required major and costly repairs if it had remained in service with the department, the report stated.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | September 15, 2012
New statewide rules for registering for classes at community colleges are expected to complicate life for students who are already experiencing huge wait lists, officials say. Unanimously approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors this week, starting in 2014 first-priority registration will go to active members of the military, veterans and current and former foster children. A second change gives priority to new students who attend orientation, have an outlined academic plan and less than 100 units.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 3, 2013
Glendale Community College will be offering more classes for the summer and winter sessions, however, full-time faculty members teaching those courses will be seeing smaller paychecks. Where faculty members had once earned up to $7,200 to teach a three-unit class during the summer or winter, they will instead be earning about $4,500. The savings associated with the reduced pay during the short sessions is what is allowing the college to offer more classes, said Ron Nakasone, executive vice president of administrative services.
SPORTS
March 19, 2013
COLLEGE BASEBALL Glendale Community College 9, Citrus College 8 (16 innings): The visiting Vaqueros won their fifth straight game and their second extra-inning win in the last three games, as Julian Jarrard drove in the game-winning run on one of his four hits. . GCC is now 10-2 and remains in first place in the Western State Conference South Division and is 15-5 overall. Sergio Plascencia had three hits and three runs, including the game-winner on Jarrard's RBI. Justin Jones also had three hits.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
The nationwide search for the next superintendent of Glendale Community College is in full swing as officials look to make the hire by May 1. The college agreed to spend $25,000 for Community College Search Services - the same group that facilitated the mid-1980s search that lead to hiring insider and longtime Glendale College Supt. John Davitt, who retired in 2006 - to compile a list of candidates. Community College Search Services' Eva Conrad - a longtime academic herself - told the college's board of trustees this week that she's accessed a database of 400 people who may be interested in the job. “I already started going through that and made several phone calls today,” Conrad said Monday.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | June 12, 2012
After lopping $6.8 million from its budget last year, Glendale Community College now faces a potential $7.75-million deficit that could trigger layoffs and the cancellation of hundreds of classes. Ron Nakasone, vice president of administrative services, laid out the projections at a special board of trustees meeting Tuesday, where he described the college's 2012-13 budget as the most difficult he has ever seen. Included in the looming $7.75-million deficit is $4.1 million the college will lose mid-year if Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative fails in the November election.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | April 4, 2013
GLENDALE - Angel Rodriguez felt some extra pressure coming into the Glendale Community College baseball team's critical contest with College of the Canyons Thursday at Stengel Field. The Vaqueros starting pitcher didn't mind the extra meaning on the Western State Conference South Division game, tossing eight shutout innings to lead his team to a 6-1 win that broke a four-game losing streak and kept it in first place. PHOTOS: GCC vs. College of the Canyons baseball “Angel Rodriguez, that's what happened,” GCC Coach Chris Cicuto said of his difference maker on the mound.
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