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College can be an intimidating place full of countless offices, departments, and jargon that can feel overwhelming for a brand-new student. Cypress College (Cypress) is determined to break down those barriers, following the implementation of a campus-wide commitment to ensure all students feel welcome and can access the information and …continue reading

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For the second year in a row, Cypress College has been named a 2022 Equity Champion of Higher Education for Latinx Students for its successful work supporting Latinx students through the successful attainment of an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT). Conferred by The Campaign for College Opportunity, the award recognizes …continue reading

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It might be easy to overlook the challenges of affordability in Orange County, a region known for its affluence, opulent coastal homes, and television series glorifying the idyllic living of the wealthy residents. Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D. admits that even she was stunned when she learned of the …continue reading

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Cypress College’s (STEM)² program has received partnership approval in collaboration with Chapman University for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Earth and Environmental Sciences (SURFEES). The National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) sponsored program will provide between 10 and 15 community college students with the opportunity to …continue reading

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Cypress College announces the nomination of Political Science Professor Gloria Badal for the 2023 Orange County Teacher of the Year award. Bestowed by the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), the annual award recognizes outstanding K-12 and community college educators in Orange County. Candidates will be honored at a recognition …continue reading

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The Cypress College Foundation Alumnus of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of Cypress College alumni and their contributions to their profession and community. Past honorees include alumni from business, arts & entertainment, sports, education, healthcare, law enforcement, and more. What they have in common is a commitment to their …continue reading

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The National Science Foundations (NSF) has awarded Cypress College; University of California, Irvine (UCI); and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) a $1.5 million partnership grant over three years. The grant will be used at the three campuses to encourage underrepresented students to consider studying data science and prepare them for …continue reading

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Cypress College Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) student Megan Park was one of only two recipients in the nation to receive the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Foundation Sonography Student and Advanced Degree Scholarship, earning $2,500 to use toward her tuition, books, and educational fees. Although Megan is committed to …continue reading

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Four Cypress College students are the initial recipients of a new Cypress College scholarship — The 2 Bills Flight Scholarship — which honors Bill Symons, Sr., and Bill Symons, Jr. The two “Bills” are, respectively, the father and brother of Gail Symons Goldwasser. Goldwasser, along with her husband Mark Chatinsky, …continue reading

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The Americana Awards is the largest single fundraiser for Cypress College Foundation, which supports the students of Cypress College. Each year the event honors a Man or Woman of the Year, plus a Citizen of the Year chosen by each of the cities that send students to the College: Anaheim, …continue reading

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The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recognized Cypress College as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College. Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling shared these comments about the prestigious recognition: The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced that Cypress College is an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College. This, …continue reading