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.
Gavilan Commemorates Veterans Day with Changing of the Colors Ceremony
November 13 – Under clearing skies, Gavilan College installed new flags and commemorated student veterans.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Students enjoy deep inquiry in service learning classes
August 4 – Service learning in the community brings real life experience to textbook constructs.
Gavilan launches first drone aviation class
August 4 – Gavilan offers the first of four sequential drone aviation classes at the Coyote Valley campus.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Super Saturday is Coming
April 25 – 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.
"...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.
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.
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.
Spend Your Summer in Spain!
March 9 – Spend this summer learning or perfecting your Spanish in Spain! Come to a free orientation this Saturday.
Gavilan's ESL program opens new opportunities for students
March 3 – Students enrolled in noncredit ESL classes learn new skills and improve employment opportunities.
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.
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.
Intersession Students Power-Add Units
January 13 – Gavilan College students take advantage of an expanded 2017 intersession class schedule to earn units for graduation and career enhancement.
Karl Sachtleben returns to Gavilan in a new role
January 13 – Karl Sachtleben, former Gavilan student, returns as webmaster after receiving his computer science degree and notable industry experience.
The Esthetician Program is Back at Gavilan College!
January 12 – Gavilan College offers a comprehensive skin care program.
Register to Perform at the Gavilan College Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition or Music Festival
January 12 – 5th - 12th grades can register to compete in the youth piano competition
Crews putting finishing touches on new Coyote Valley Center
December 19 – Crews are putting the finishing touches on Gavilan Colleges's new Coyote Valley Center. Classes will be offered at the new location for Spring semester 2017, which starts January 30. The center will also be home to the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium.
Trustees sworn in at December board meeting
December 14 – Following November's election, trustees Brusco, Dover, and Perez were sworn in prior to December meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Fred Harris Honored with College Facilities Award
December 2 – Fred Harris, VP of Administrative Services, receives statewide award honoring him for his work benefiting community colleges and the students of California.
Retiring Trustee Tom Breen Receives Sendoff from Gavilan College Board
December 2 – After 16 years of service, Trustee Tom Breen is retiring. Gavilan College Board members thank him for his calm leadership.
Gavilan students build games to solve social problems at CSUMB hackathon
December 2 – At the recent CSUMB hackathon, Gavilan computer science students spent a weekend building games to solve social and community problems.
Jacquelyn Richburg Receives Phenomenal Women Award
December 2 – Jacquelyn Richburg, Career/Transfer Center coordinator, was honored with the Phenomenal Women's Award at the Still I Rise inaugural ceremony in San Jose.
Register Now for Winter and Spring Classes
November 30 – Registration is now open for Winter and Spring classes at Gavilan College. This winter we are offering the biggest selection of Winter Intersession classes ever. Earn up to 6 units in only 4 weeks! Classes start January 3. Spring semester starts January 30.
Student Trustee Iris Cueto advocates for improved communications
November 4 – As Student Trustee for Gavilan College, Iris Cueto voices student concerns and brings awareness to the challenges faced by immigrant students.
Deputy Jon Ramey looks to expand safety and awareness on campus
November 4 – Filling a new position on campus, Deputy Jon Ramey brings 15 years experience to Gavilan College. He plans to expand safety and awareness across the campus.
Children's Theatre Repertory showcases Folktales from the American West
November 4 – Students in Children's Theatre Repertory classes share behind-the-scenes insights into the characters they will present to elementary school audiences.
Gavilan College Awarded Third STEM Grant
November 4 – Gavilan College was recently awarded its third consecutive STEM grant, more than $4.7 million over five years to add a STEM Study Center and expand student learning opportunities.
Gavilan College Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Ema Harris-Sintamarian
November 3 – Ema Harris-Sintamarian is a Bay Area artist originally from Romania. Her intricate works on paper are characterized by an intense proliferation of dynamic, complex abstract imagery and effusive color.
Gavilan College Transfer Day 2016
October 26 – This college fair provides students, staff, and the community with information on transferring to a 4 year institution.
Gavilan College Community Education Offering Small Business Management Series
October 12 – This dynamic series is designed for those who want to start or improve their business and meet their bottom line.
How Did We Get HERE? The 2016 presidential election through anthropological, sociological, and historical lenses.
October 10 – Feeling as if you’d like a little help through this election season? Come hear three Gavilan social scientists use their disciplines to bring some understanding to a chaotic process.
Learning Commons focuses on student success and access
October 7 – Students and instructors flock to expanded Learning Commons and Writing Center for engaged learning and technology access.
Student Center services relocated for seismic retrofit
October 7 – The student center and administration building are closed for upgrades. Services have been moved to the Multipurpose Building.
100+ Days of Engagement
October 7 – Newly appointed Gavilan College Superintendent/President Kathleen Rose is exhilarated to engage with the district communities, students and stakeholders.
Leah Halper, visionary organizer, melds academic and real world experience
October 7 – Leah Halper, visionary organizer, melds academic and real world experience during her tenure at Gavilan College.
ASGC Clubs VP Omar Lopez
October 7 – Third year student and ASGC VP of clubs looks to increase student engagement on campus and in the community.
Gavilan College awarded third consecutive federal STEM grant: $4,737,455 over five years
September 28 – The United States Department of Education yesterday announced that Gavilan College will be a recipient of $4,737,455 in federal funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HIS) STEM Program.
2016 Report to the Community
September 27 – The Gavilan College 2016 Report to the Community, with information about the college budget, Measure E, and college news and data, is now online.
Gavilan College announces winners of 2016 Community Spirit Awards
September 21 – At their September meeting, the Gavilan College Board of Trustees announced the winners of the Community Spirit Awards for 2016. The awards will be presented at three breakfasts in October.
Gavilan College’s 23rd Annual High on Health Faire
September 15 – Gavilan College’s 23rd Annual High on Health Faire on Wednesday, October 5, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ASGC President Priscilla Ahmed Shares Knowledge and Dreams
September 9 – ASGC President Priscilla Ahmed starts her second term and the 2016-2017 academic year with plans to help students fulfill their goals accessing available services.
Student Research Showcase
September 9 – Gavilan College STEM summer interns present science findings during 8th annual science symposium.
Gavilan College Aviation Program Wings North to San Martin
September 1 – In August, Gavilan College staff and students packed up everything for a trek 11 miles north, as the aviation program moved into a newly constructed hangar and renovated classrooms at San Martin Airport. The community is invited to see the new facility at a Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting from 4 - 6 p.m. on September 13.
Nominations now open for 2016 Gavilan College Community Spirit Awards
August 16 – Nominations are open now through Wednesday, August 31 for the 2016 Gavilan College Community Spirit Awards. Anyone who lives or works in the Gavilan Joint Community College District may nominate a business, individual, or organization for all they do that contributes to the quality of life in our communities.
Gavilan College Moves to Trustee Elections By District Areas: Filing period opens Monday
July 13 – The general election on November 6 will be the first election for Gavilan College Trustees since the board voted to transition from at-large to district elections.
Dr. Kathleen Rose named President / Superintendent of Gavilan College
June 23 – At their meeting on June 14, 2016, the Board of Trustees of Gavilan Joint Community College District named Dr. Kathleen Rose as the next President / Superintendent of Gavilan College
Food Pantry helps Gavilan students succeed
June 8 – All too often, these are choices students make every day. Money runs out before food is purchased, food runs out before the next paycheck. To address that problem, the Gavilan College Food Pantry opened to students.