Guillermo Campos: From a sign on the door to a scientific symposium
August 3 – STEM interns build research and presentation skills during intensive 8-week summer program
Cyber camp students learn to isolate cybersecurity threats
August 3 – Two weeks at cyber camp train middle and high school students fundamentals of cybersecurity
Michele Castro heads north, adds another step in her educational journey
August 3 – Recent Gavilan graduate and honors student Michele Castro takes on a new challenge.
Revered ceramics instructor Jane Rekedal retires this summer
July 6 – After four decades building the program, ceramics instructor Jane Rekedal to focus on studio work
Chris Spence, telling the stories of Gavilan College student athletes
July 6 – Volleyball assistant Coach Chris Spence takes on new duties to promote student athletes.
Summer Bridge program links incoming freshmen to success
July 6 – Area high school grads invest six weeks of their summer, take key courses to jump start their college careers.
Gavilan College builds student leadership skills in Peer Mentor program
July 6 – Peer Mentors work on campus, support classmates with student services information and build leadership skills.
Allison Jordan earns Karl S. Pister Leadership Award to attend UCSC
June 1 – Community activist and psychology major earns Karl S. Pister scholarship to attend UCSC.
Gavilan College RN students get pinned before graduation
June 1 – The Gavilan College RN program, in its second year commemorating traditions established by Florence Nightingale, conducted a pinning ceremony before graduation.
New Transfer Degree in Administration of Justice
May 30 – Gavilan College has a new Transfer Degree in Administration of Justice with classes that can all be completed at a single location. Coyote Valley classes help students avoid traffic and parking problems, and are convenient for students co-enrolled in public safety training.
Family and friends celebrate Gavilan College's 98th commencement in huge turnout
May 29 – More than 3000 people thronged Gavilan College's 2018 graduation to celebrate student success and ambition.
2018 Scholarship Ceremony
May 21 – Friends, families, and donors gathered last Friday to help 71 Gavilan College students meet their educational expenses, through the distribution of $118,500 in 112 privately-funded scholarships. (Some students won more than one award.)
District Celebrates Staff and Faculty, honors service of those retiring
May 15 – On May 11, Gavilan College celebrated the service of staff and faculty at an annual event recognizing years of service and the careers of those retiring at the end of the semester.
Alice Dufresne Reyes, Gavilan College Nurse, retires after 24 years of taking care of others
May 15 – Alice Dufresne-Reyes built a tradition of access, awareness, and a focus on health for students and staff at Gavilan College
Communication Studies Hosts 6th Annual Alumni Speaker's Panel
May 14 – Five alumni share college and career challenges with Gavilan students.
Help Student Veterans of America Raising Money for Local Charities
April 18 – Support Student Veterans of America as they Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.
GAVILAN COLLEGE HONORED AS STATEWIDE "STRONG WORKFORCE STAR"
April 10 – Multiple programs at Gavilan College earned the California Community Colleges' Strong Workforce Stars recognition for their success in improving student employment and wage outcomes.
Super Saturday is Coming
April 10 – On May 5, high school seniors and their families are invited to the Gavilan College Gilroy Campus for the second annual "Super Saturday" event. where future Gavilan students will be able to accomplish many of the steps for new students -- including enrolling in classes -- all on one day.
Actors Workshop presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
April 1 – Actors Workshop students in Theater 13 present Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in May
Gavilan College announces 2+2 concrete industry management degree
April 1 – Gavilan business administration majors can fast track their four year degree and career with the 2+2 CIM program.
José Antonio Rodríguez Trio Concert
March 28 – Award-Winning Flamenco Guitarist José Antonio Rodríguez from Spain, Schedules Concert at Gavilan College as Part of North American Tour
New ADT in Social Justice leads to CSU and a variety of career options
March 28 – Gavilan College now has a new degree program with streamlined transfer to CSU: the Social Justice Studies ADT/AA-T.
Gavilan College and Chico State University offer new degree path in Concrete Industry Management
March 28 – Gavilan College has established a new Career Technical Information partnership with Chico State University to offer a "2+2" program for Gavilan College business majors, leading to a bachelors degree in Concrete Industry Management (CIM) at Chico State.
Science Alive 2018: Back with a bang
March 9 – Area middle school students flocked to Gavilan College for Science Alive, exploring new concepts while having fun.
The Mural Project: these walls and halls tell stories
March 9 – Gavilan grad directs the mural project at El Roble School, teaching fifth graders fundamentals of visual art.
Students attend Black History Month campus-wide events
March 9 – Historic, commemorative Black History Month events at Gavilan College featured art, dance, music, poetry and social justice, HBCUs and soul food.
Career and Job Fair at Gavilan College
March 8 – Students will have the opportunity to speak with people that work in a variety of industries including Childcare, Cosmetology, Education, Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality, Insurance, Public Safety, Science, Security, and Technology.
Black History Month Guest Speaker: George Higgins
February 23 – Beating the Drums for Justice! Language and the Law: A Poet and Performer's Journey
John Lango named Head Football Coach
February 14 – On February 13, 2018, John Lango was named the head coach of the Gavilan College football team. The announcement came from Dean of Kinesiology & Athletics, Ron Hannon.
New year, new semester features upgraded student services
February 9 – Across all campuses, Gavilan rolls out new student support services
Hollister site a hub for new, returning Gavilan College students
February 9 – The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister serves as a magnet for Gavilan College students.
Gavilan College Adds New Transfer Degree in Social Justice Studies
February 9 – Students at Gavilan can earn newly approved Social Justice Studies transfer degree.
Gavilan College Celebrates Black History Month
February 5 – Gavilan College has invited several special guests to campus in honor of Black History Month.
Buy Your Bach to Blues Concert Tickets Now
February 1 – Bach to Blues Concert tickets are now on sale!
Taxpayers save $9.1 in Refinance
January 23 – Gavilan Joint Community College District has refinanced general obligation bonds that will save district taxpayers over $9.1 million
Guided Pathways Five-Year Work Plan: Ten Weeks and Counting
January 18 – The Guided Pathways task force will deliver a completed, approved five-year work plan to the State of California by March 30, garnering $667K in program development funds.
Recollections of Gavilan Sought
January 16 – History instructor Leah Halper is seeking memories from former students at Gavilan College for a Centennial archive and oral history project.
Winter Intersession 2018 students choose from more than 20 areas of study
January 12 – Gavilan students benefit from accelerated Winter Intersession classes, offered at three locations and online.
Gavilan Students Prepare for College Transfer: A Day, A Sprint, A Wait
January 12 – Gavilan students finalize transfers to four-year universities using the Career Transfer Center.
Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition and Music Festival
December 12 – Register to Compete at the Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition or Sign Up to Perform at the Music Festival
Internment Camp Survivor Views Prejudice, Racism and Civil Rights Through a Seven-Decade Lens
December 8 – Mas Hashimoto shared personal history about the Japanese internment in the continuing series, A Closer Look.
Students learn new skills in Gavilan's drone technology program
December 8 – Gavilan College adds two new classes to its drone (UAS) certificate program, training students in new technology.
Hot Ticket: A Seat in Ceramics at Gavilan College
December 8 – Students queue up for Gavilan's ceramics studio and classes, stretching their talents.
Gavilan Commemorates Veterans Day with Changing of the Colors Ceremony
November 13 – Under clearing skies, Gavilan College installed new flags and commemorated student veterans.
Coffee and conversations: Two years, new locations, now a tradition
November 13 – Coffee and Conversations creates openings for ideas and concerns Dr. Kathleen Rose wants to hear.
The Gavilan College Gallery is pleased to present the work of our Fine Arts Majors
November 6 – The exhibition runs from November 6 - December 11, 2017. The gallery is located in the library on the Gilroy campus.
Changing of the Colors Ceremony
November 2 – Join the Gavilan Student Veterans as they retire the old flags and raise new ones in honor of Veterans Day
Tickets Now on Sale for Gavilan College Children's Theatre Production of Aesop's Fables
October 31 – This fall's Gavilan College Children’s Theatre production will be an original adaptation based on Aesop's Fables. The fables that will be showcased in the play include the Grasshopper & the Ant, the Crow and the Fox, the Donkey & the Lap Dog, the Fox & the Stork, the Country Mouse & the City Mouse, among others.
Gavilan College Transfer Day 2017
October 18 – This event will welcome over 30 college and university representatives to Gavilan College's main campus.
Gavilan College survey shows strong support for bond measure to repair aging facilities, improve classrooms, labs and technology, and expand access to higher education.
October 13 – At their regular monthly meeting on October 11, 2017 Gavilan Joint Community College District trustees received the results from a community survey regarding a potential locally-funded bond measure that might appear in a future election. No final decision regarding a potential bond measure election will take place until 2018.
Kinesiology and Athletics construction projects wrapping up on schedule
October 10 – Students return to new pool and gym, with ball fields nearing completion.
Gavilan College Hosts 24th Annual Health Faire
October 9 – Gavilan College 24th Annual Health Faire offers personal health and screening tools.
Gavilan's MESA grant renewed, funding student services
October 7 – Students in MESA receive counseling, transfer and tutoring support for their STEM career goals.
ANIMO road show engages students, builds new relationships
October 7 – Newly designed program helps pre-transfer students complete courses within three semesters.
Gavilan College Presents A Closer Look Speaker Series
September 26 – A Closer Look is a series of scheduled speakers from Gavilan College, along with experts from the South Bay, that will be taking place both on Gavilan’s main campus and repeating in the surrounding communities.
High on Health Faire
September 19 – Gavilan College's annual health & resource fair is free, open to the public, and offers services to anyone in the community.
Jazz Concert Kicks Off Fall Events at Gavilan College
September 8 – Music...history...galas...So many ways to get involved with your local community college: Gavilan's the place to be.
STEM Symposium Interns Further Research, Expand Career Paths
September 8 – After intensive summer research, STEM interns presented their scientific results in a wide range of applications.
Gavilan's campuses teem with students as fall semester begins
September 8 – Beginning the fall semester, students bring their excitement and aspirations to the Gavilan College campuses.
New CTE Initiatives at Gavilan Harness $1 Million Annually in Strong Workforce Funding
September 8 – Gavilan leverages state funding to add six new CTE programs, boosting student career pathways.
Jazz Festival Coming to Gavilan College!
September 5 – Tickets are now on sale for the Gavilan College Jazz Festival! This event will be featuring the Gilroy High School Jazz Band, the San Jose State University Latin Jazz Band, the Dahveed Behroozi Quartet, and Primary Colors.
STEM Summer Academy students explore career pathways, build networks
August 4 – Gavilan's first STEM Summer Academy mentored new students in growing field of STEM career opportunities
Gavilan's First CyberPatriot Camp Wins Three Top Slots
August 4 – Students from area middle and high schools train, compete in CyberPatriot event, applying new cybersecurity skills.
Gavilan launches first drone aviation class
August 4 – Gavilan offers the first of four sequential drone aviation classes at the Coyote Valley campus.
Students enjoy deep inquiry in service learning classes
August 4 – Service learning in the community brings real life experience to textbook constructs.
One Book program bridges student, faculty and community engagement
July 14 – Building engagement, One Book selection Just Mercy explores issues of equity, justice and diversity across campus curriculum.
Gavilan College athletic program burnishes sports venues
July 14 – Gavilan athletic facilities - pool, gym and sports fields - undergo major renovations.
Women's volleyball team builds on last year's championship results
July 14 – Gavilan College women's indoor volleyball team returns to take another crack at championships, and sand volleyball courts coming this spring.
EOPS and CalWORKs enhance student success
July 14 – EOPS and CalWORKs translate student potential into academic success, retention and transfer to four year schools.
Late-Summer Classes start July 31
June 30 – It's not too late to enroll in a summer class! Late-Summer offerings will give you a chance to complete a course before fall during an accelerated session in the month of August. Look for 7/31 start date in the Summer Schedule of Classes.
Gavilan Builds Student Success with Guided Pathways Implementation
June 9 – Gavilan College starts Guided Pathways implementation to improve student success
SIGGRAPH offers powerful digital media conference networking
June 9 – Digital Media students learn the importance of portfolio and the power of conference networking.
Community Education: New Director, New Location, New Directions
June 9 – New director Susan Sweeney plans new directions and pathways for Gavilan College Community Education.
Services and offices return to the Student Center
June 9 – Seismic retrofit complete, administrators and staff return to renovated buildings.
Talented Gavilan students commit during college's second annual Signing Day
May 5 – Students filled the Gavilan Art Quad to post their choice of transfer college and university and celebrate continuing education.
Bobbi Jo Palmer heads Gavilan educational foundation and alumni relations
May 5 – Local leader Bobbi Jo Palmer leads efforts to build Gavilan's educational foundation and alumni relations.
Gavilan College Vets Raise Funds at "Walk A Mile" in Hollister
May 5 – Gavilan vets donned high heels and walked in downtown Hollister to raise money for domestic violence awareness.
Alejandra Rueda earns prestigious Karl S. Pister scholarship
May 5 – UCSC-bound Ali Rueda earns $20K scholarship to further her path to a career in medicine.
Gavilan College Theater presents Cabaret
April 27 – Gavilan College Theater presents Cabaret, a musical set in 1930's Berlin, during the final decadent years of the Weimar Republic.
"...and justice for all"
April 14 – History students tackle the issue of unconscious bias, share their research as the final presentation at Gilroy Library during Silicon Valley Reads.
Gavilan College and FIRST 5 partner to offer evening ESL classes in Hollister
April 14 – ESL students attend evening classes, learn a new language while their children participate in FIRST 5 educational program.
Communications Studies alumni offer career insights at annual speaker's panel
April 14 – Students exploring potential career paths engaged with five Gavilan College Communication Studies alumni at the fourth annual department panel.
Women leaders gather to share career insights and humor
April 14 – Three leaders in Gavilan College's district area brought their perspective as women to the first Women in Leadership panel.
Super Saturday is Coming
April 10 – On May 6, high school seniors and their families, and other prospective college students, are invited to the Gavilan College Gilroy Campus for the first annual "Super Saturday" event. where future Gavilan students will be able to accomplish many of the steps for new students -- including enrolling in classes -- all on one day.
Spend Your Summer in Spain!
March 9 – Spend this summer learning or perfecting your Spanish in Spain! Come to a free orientation this Saturday.
Education Master Plan on schedule for completion
March 3 – The contributions of staff and faculty campus-wide will culminate in a new Education Master Plan in May, to guide college initiatives for the next 10 years.
Community celebrates Gavilan's Coyote Valley grand opening
March 3 – Local community joined Gavilan College trustees and administrators in celebrating the grand opening of the Coyote Valley campus.
Dana Young travels with Librarians Without Borders this spring
March 3 – Gavilan College librarian Dana Young plans April trip to Guatemala with Librarians Without Borders to bring more books to low-income students.
Gavilan's ESL program opens new opportunities for students
March 3 – Students enrolled in noncredit ESL classes learn new skills and improve employment opportunities.
GavDATA makes college data readily available
March 1 – New online GavDATA portal makes it easy to find college stats on enrollment, transfers, and student success
Free Admission at the Gavilan College Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition & Music Festival
February 27 – Piano students ranging from 5th - 12th grades will be competing in the youth piano competition, and musicians of all ages will be performing during the music festival.
Bach to Blues Concert tickets are now on sale!
February 27 – Tickets are now on sale at the Gavilan College Bookstore, Porcella's Music, BookSmart in Morgan Hill and the Gavilan College sites in Morgan Hill & Hollister.
One Step Closer to San Benito County development
February 13 – A key milestone has been cleared in the process of developing a educational center in San Benito County, with the receipt of an “Incidental Take Permit”
Tuesday Morning Meet and Greet Brings Campus to Dr. Bresso's Door
February 3 – New VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Michele Bresso hosts morning social to meet faculty and staff at Gavilan College.
Gavilan College Garners Strong Workforce Program Funding
February 3 – Fulfilling its commitment to technical education, the state awarded Gavilan CTE programs nearly $1 million in funding for new classes in four programs.
Gavilan vets attend Student Veterans of America conference
February 3 – Four Gavilan veterans attended a recent conference in Southern California, bringing back ideas to expand VRC services and outreach.
GradGuru mobile app targets student success
February 3 – Free mobile app for Gavilan College students automatically alerts them to key dates and deliverables, improving their academic success.
Dr. Michele Bresso to join Gavilan College as Vice President of Academic Affairs.
January 18 – Dr. Bresso will take the helm of the Academic Affairs division, overseeing all of the district's instructional programs. She brings 25 years of community college experience, most recently as Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services at Kern Community College District.
Professional Learning Day Slated for Final Friday in January
January 13 – Staff, faculty and administrators from across the district will meet January 27 for a day of learning, training and growth.
Gavilan College's Coyote Valley site opens doors to first classes
January 13 – Gavilan College opens newly constructed Coyote Valley campus in the northern section of the district.