Gavilan graduate Ray Lopez traded battlefield for academic challenges
June 14 – Gavilan grad Ray Lopez earns dual degrees, transferring to CSUMB to pursue BSN
Puente Program transitions with new staff, celebrates transfer students
June 14 – Puente Program students and their families celebrated student success with reflection and future plans.
Kathleen Moberg retires from Gavilan College after five-year tenure
June 14 – Kathleen Moberg reflects on student services begun and expanded during her time at Gavilan
Mary Ann Sanidad’s mark on Gavilan programs extends across the college
June 14 – As language instructor and grants project manager, Mary Ann Sanidad developed programs to accelerate student success
Gavilan College to celebrate 99th Annual Commencement
May 24 – In a ceremony rich with tradition, Gavilan College is proud to present its 99th Annual Commencement Ceremony, at the college's Gilroy campus on Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
Super Saturday is Coming
May 5 – On Saturday May 4, 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.
Elizabeth Williams selected 2019 Karl S. Pister Scholarship winner
May 3 – Gavilan College student and peer mentor Elizabeth Williams awarded 2019 Karl S. Pister scholarship
Communication Studies alumni share insights with Gavilan students
May 3 – Comms alum return to Gav, offering current students stories about their academic and professional paths
Nolan Golden’s ASGC leadership year fulfills key priorities
May 3 – Nolan Golden, ASGC President, guided efforts toward passage of Measure X, increasing equity and celebrating diversity
Amah Mutsun History Event
April 26 – 15,000 Years of Amah Mutsun History
Signing Day 2019
April 22 – Are you transferring this Fall? We want to celebrate your commitment to furthering your education!
Free Showing of The Hunting Ground on Denim Day
April 19 – Free showing of the Hunting Ground followed by a panel discussion.
Fred Harris retires with major projects completed
April 11 – Coyote Valley campus, San Martin airport education and Gilroy solar project: just a few of Harris's accomplishments
April 9 – High School seniors and their families are invited to campus for Super Saturday on May 4
Gavilan College Bond Rating Upgraded
April 9 – S&P Global Ratings has upgraded Gavilan Joint Community College District's (Gavilan CCD) general obligation bond rating from AA- to AA
Peer Mentors Build Legacy of Student Support
April 6 – A team of ten peer mentors support Gavilan College students, helping them navigate all available services
Guys and Dolls Tickets on Sale Now
April 5 – Guys and Dolls tells the story of a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them.
Gilroy Chief of Police swapped hammer and nails for community-based law enforcement
April 1 – A pathway to law enforcement led Chief of Police Scot Smithee through Gavilan College.
Celebrate Gavilan College's 100th Anniversary By Sharing Your Story With Us
March 22 – We invite all Gavilan College Alumni to share their stories with us.
Diane Stone, Athletics Department division assistant, maps pathway to retirement
March 8 – Diane Stone retires after more than a decade of service to Gavilan
Ron Hannon honored with statewide athletics director award
March 8 – Ron Hannon selected Athletics Director of the Year by CCCADA
Study in Spain this Summer
March 6 – Come to a free orientation to learn about the opportunity to study Spanish at the Giralda Center in Seville, Spain this summer.
2019 Career and Job Fair
March 5 – Gavilan College is hosting its annual Career & Job Fair. Students will have the opportunity to speak with people that work in a variety of industries including Childcare, Cosmetology, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Public Safety, Science, Security, and Technology.
Accessible Education Center offers learning solutions to students
February 13 – The AEC sets students up for success with computers, software and counselors
Gavilan College welcomes accreditation review team in March
February 11 – The college finalized its current self-evaluation and looks forward to meeting the academic review team
Gavilan College commemorates Black History Month
February 11 – A photo exhibit on loan from SJSU offers views of Dr. Martin Luther King's historical landmarks.
CalWORKS surveys students on hunger, housing and safety
February 11 – Student survey participants earn chance for $100 gift certificates
Science Alive registration is now open
February 5 – Science Alive is an annual conference for middles school students featuring hands-on activities that make science fun!
Bach to Blues Concert Tickets on Sale Now
January 24 – This year's guest performers will be Super Soul Bros.
Gavilan College Community Education focuses on career training
January 11 – Community Education adds new courses, training and opportunities for students, job seekers and industry
Gavilan Promise paves financial path to student success
January 11 – Gavilan Promise covers first year tuition to new to college students
Robbie Brown Creates Sustainability Solutions at Gavilan
January 11 – SEI Fellow Robbie Brown crafts innovative environmental curriculum and solutions
Scholarships : imagine your name on it
January 11 – Gav students start early on scholarship applications
Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition and Music Festival
December 11 – Piano students ranging from 5th - 12th grades can register to compete in the piano competition.
Gavilan College Kicks Off its Centennial Year
December 10 – Gavilan College kicks off its centennial year with a gala event looking back at its first 100 years on Sept. 7, 2019, on the college campus.
Just In Time Mobile Food Pantry puts a dent in local food insecurity
December 7 – A new college program addresses district-wide hunger issues with monthly food distribution
Art Gallery "All Together Now"
December 7 – Gavilan College Art Gallery features artists campus wide in newest exhibition
Fables and Folktales from Around the World
November 27 – The production is based on stories from India, Japan, Australia, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, African and the United States.
Enrollment is now open for Winter and Spring classes at Gavilan College
November 26 – The enrollment period for Winter and Spring classes at Gavilan College is now open, and the schedule of available classes is posted online. Winter Intersession classes run from January 2, 2019 - January 25, 2019 and Spring semester runs from January 28, 2019 to May 24, 2019. The Aviation Maintenance Technology program begins January 10, 2019.
SJSU science profs inspire Gavilan STEM students
November 19 – SJSU faculty share insights, success stories and career pathways with STEM students
Learning Commons and Writing Center serve as a resource to tutors and students alike
November 16 – Student educators work in the Learning Commons and in classrooms, amplifying student learning
Gavilan College restructuring nursing program
November 14 – Gavilan College is planning a major restructuring of its nursing programs due to changes in the industry and a desire to help students complete programs more quickly and efficiently.
Transfer Day kicks off 30-day clock to CSU, UC application deadlines
November 5 – Students score swag, chat with university reps and start the countdown to completing their transfer applications.
Halloween at Cosmo
October 31 – Cosmetology students express holiday flair in their creative classwork
Explore Your Options at Gavilan College Transfer Day
October 18 – The Gavilan College Career / Transfer Center is hosting its annual College Transfer Day at the Gilroy main campus.
Associated Students of Gavilan College Hosting National Coming Out Day Resource Fair
October 9 – ASGC is excited to announce it is hosting a National Coming Out Day event with 14+ LGBTQ organizations attending.
Health Fair helps Gavilan students take charge of their health
October 8 – On October 3, students participated in the 25th Annual Health Fair's free health screenings and learned about community health services.
Science students explore and document a living laboratory at Gavilan College
October 8 – The Bird Habitat Project expands, with more installed nesting boxes for science students to study
Gavilan Grad Madison Mitchell Found Her Groove at Gavilan
October 8 – Madison Mitchell charts her path from rebel teen to academic success via Gavilan College
Gavilan College Facilities Master Plan, The Big Five 2019-2022
October 8 – Designed in support of the 2017 Educational Master Plan, the facilities plan anticipates growth and support of student services.
Gavilan College Celebrating its 25th Annual High on Health Faire
September 25 – Gavilan College's 25th annual health & resource fair is free, open to the public, and offers services to anyone in the community.
Gavilan College announces 2018 Community Spirit Awards
September 24 – At their September meeting, the Gavilan College Board of Trustees announced the winners of the Community Spirit Awards for 2018. The awards are presented annually to honor the people and institutions that contribute to improving the quality of life in the Gavilan College district.
Gavilan College Theatre Costume Sale!
September 18 – The Gavilan College Theatre Arts program is having a costume sale with a wide variety to choose from.
Denée Pescarmona Shares her Passion for Learning and Student Success
September 10 – New VPAA Denée Pescarmona brings leadership and innovation to education at Gavilan
STEM students explore a range of science experiments during summer internships
September 10 – From energy production through nanowires to cybersecurity and preservation of native bird habitats, Gavilan STEM interns explore science.
Gavilan College Convocation 2018 Echoes the Past, Reaches for the Future
September 10 – A mix of history, accomplishments and future goals illuminate the themes for Convocation 2018
A Night of Flamenco
September 7 – Gavilan College presents a night of Flamenco singing, dance & guitar with Spanish performer José Méndez and Special Guests.
Join Dr. Kathleen Rose for some Coffee and Conversation
August 30 – You are invited to enjoy some Coffee & Conversations with Dr. Kathleen Rose, Superintendent / President of Gavilan College.
Jazz Festival Returning to Gavilan College
August 29 – This event will be featuring the Dahveed Behroozi Quartet, the Nate Pruitt group, Super Soul Brothers, and the Gilroy High School Jazz Band.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.)
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gavilan College Adds New Transfer Degree in Social Justice Studies
February 9 – Students at Gavilan can earn newly approved Social Justice Studies transfer degree.
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.
New year, new semester features upgraded student services
February 9 – Across all campuses, Gavilan rolls out new student support services
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
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.