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May 28, 2008
About 400 Golden West College students tossed up their mortarboards Friday at the school’s annual commencement, as the class of 2008 gained degrees in everything from cosmetology to business to welding. Due to clouds and rain, the ceremony was moved to the school gym. The commencement speech came from Jimmy Nguyen, a former student who has risen to become a full-time counselor at the college. The R. Dudley Boyce Outstanding Student Award went to student Arlyn Lim, a nursing student who has rebounded from the death of her mother when she was 15 to win honors including the Assistance League of Huntington Beach Scholarship.
NEWS
February 28, 2002
Mike Sciacca, Independent Golden West Water Polo Club is holding Spring Water Polo Camp registration for two separate camps. The first camp, for boys and girls 14 and younger, currently is taking registration at the school pool between the hours of 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. A camp for high school girls 18 years of age and younger will hold registration on Sunday, March 3, at 4 p.m. also at the campus pool. For more information, call 895-8246 or check out the Web site o7 www.goldenwestpolo.
FEATURES
April 16, 2009
The Golden West College Peace Program, Associated Students, and the Peace, Mind and Body Club are planning a ?Creating Peace through Conscious Action? conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the college?s student center. The event was coordinated by peace studies faculty member Fran Farazdaghi and the college?s 2009 Peace Studies Award recipient and faculty member Joyce Bishop, who will speak at the conference. Workshops begin at 9 a.m., and include topics like selfless giving, intercultural relations, conflict dissolution and literature as a peace method.
NEWS
July 12, 2001
-- Mike Sciacca Learning how to read is of paramount importance for any youngster, and parents can get a jump start on the process through the Reading Skills Programs offered at Golden West College. The programs are available for children ages 4 through the 11th grade. Tom Callinan, an instructor with the Institute of Reading Development, teaches a session for kids entering the first grade. "These kids bring so much energy into the classroom, along with their parents," Callinan said.
NEWS
March 29, 2010
A former Huntington Beach man has been arrested on suspicion of attacking a friend and security officers at Golden West College. Carlos Nunez, 48, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and battery on a school employee. Nunez is a transient, but his last known address was in Huntington Beach, officials said. Nunez and an adult female friend, who is also a transient, went to Golden West College to use the pool showers at around 9 p.m. March 19, said Lt. Russell Reinhart.
NEWS
November 24, 2009
Ding-Jo Currie, the president of Coastline Community College for the last seven years, has been named the Coast Community College District’s new chancellor. Currie, who became interim chancellor in January, was chosen last week by the district’s board of trustees. She took the interim position after Chancellor Ken Yglesias went on administrative leave. Yglesias resigned in March. The district, which comprises Golden West College, Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College, services more than 60,000 students in western Orange County and about 20,000 military students worldwide.
NEWS
April 9, 2010
Authorities are looking for an unknown male wanted on suspicion of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman from Golden West College in Huntington Beach. The man is described as a white male with a completely shaved head, a small amount of brown hair on his chin and a chubby build. The man is in his mid-30s to early 40s, 5 feet 8 to 6 feet, and was wearing blue jeans and a white or gray T-shirt. He was driving a black, newer model, four-door sedan with dark interior in clean condition.
FEATURES
By Candice Baker | March 19, 2009
Golden West College counselor Stephanie Dumont has been named one of the winners of the 2009 Hayward Award for Excellence in Education. Dumont, a California native, has worked for the school for 10 years. The Laguna Beach resident earned her Master of Science in educational counseling at National University. The Hayward Award is presented annually in four California regions by the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Dumont is being honored from Area D, which includes all community colleges in Orange and San Diego counties and the desert areas.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Alexander | April 19, 2007
Roger Camp has been a photography instructor at Golden West College for 30 years. But mainstream recognition found him only since 2002, with his nationally successful first book "Butterflies in Flight," whose vivid images of the colorful insects sold a blockbuster 20,000 copies, a rare feat for an art book. "This is at the culmination of my career," he said. "It's a nice place to end up in your photographic life." Camp will be signing his second book, "500 Flowers: A Celebration of the Natural World," from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery.
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By Michael Miller | April 15, 2014
Forty-three years ago, John Lennon penned a lyric that has become a staple on the radio and countless bumper stickers and T-shirts: "Imagine all the people living life in peace. " This Friday, Golden West College will host its 2014 Peace Conference, but simple imagining isn't high on the agenda. Instead, the eighth annual event focuses on pragmatic steps toward a more humane world, with seminars on corporate responsibility, restorative justice, women's rights, entrepreneurship and other topics.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | April 1, 2014
If Edward Van Ornum's father were given an option between attending a party or cutting off his hand, he'd probably ask, "Which hand?" Growing up, Van Ornum, of Newport Beach, found that he similarly had little social life. He'd go to school, followed by work and then return home. The pattern would be repeated the next day. Deciding he didn't want to become a hermit, he picked up dance. In the more than three decades since, he's mastered the waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, samba and hustle, and eventually became a teacher, at studios in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa.
NEWS
February 26, 2014
Golden West College President Wes Bryan will be receiving the Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award to recognize his leadership at the college. The Coast Community College District announced Feb. 19 that Bryan will be getting the Assn. of California Community College Administrators' most prestigious award at the organization's annual conference Feb. 27 in San Diego, according to a press statement. "We are so proud that our very own President Bryan has been recognized for his outstanding leadership," said Andrew Jones, chancellor of the Coast Community College District.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Titus | December 30, 2013
Nearly 40 years ago, this newspaper first began honoring two people each year for exemplary contributions to local theater. On rare occasions, the honorees were a married couple (David and Betsy Paul, Greg and Kysa Cohen), and even rarer were two practitioners from the same venue (Ryan Holihan and Laura Lindahl). The latter instance holds true today as we focus the spotlight on a pair of directors who have elevated the quality of theatrical production at Golden West College, alternating as a tag team to bring consistently high-quality entertainment to their audiences.
NEWS
December 10, 2013
Golden West College has been awarded a Title III grant that will give the Huntington Beach campus more than $2.23 million over a five-year period. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant, known as Access 2 Success, according to a news release. The money will help support counseling services, development of coursework and certifications that have been underway but have stalled without sufficient funding, according to the release. David Baird, the college's dean of counseling, will take the lead as project director.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 27, 2013
The Golden West College women's water polo team added another award to the school's trophy case Saturday by edging host Riverside City College, 12-11, in the California Community College Women's Water Polo State Championships title game at Riverside Aquatic Complex. Orange Empire Conference and Southern California regional champion Golden West repeated as state champion and put the final touch on a perfect season. The Rustlers finished 29-0, and defeated Riverside in all five meetings this year between the teams.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 20, 2013
There was plenty riding on the line Saturday, namely, the future of its season, for the Golden West College football team. The Rustlers passed that test with flying colors, and their 30-6 win in the regular-season finale earned the program two milestones. First, the victory was the ninth of the season for the Rustlers, a new school record for most wins in a regular season. The previous record had been eight wins set by the 1977 team. No Golden West team has won 10 games in a season but the Rustlers will get a shot at that mark when they travel to Riverside Community College Saturday to face Riverside at 6 p.m. in the Southern California Bowl.
SPORTS
November 6, 2013
An impressive performance Saturday allowed Golden West College to win the Battle for the Bell for a fourth consecutive year. The Rustlers retained possession of the bell by rolling past rival Orange Coast College, 52-7, at OCC's LeBard Stadium. Freshman quarterback Chris d'Entremont (Fountain Valley High) accounted for four touchdowns and 218 all-purpose yards in the win as Golden West improved to 8-1 overall and ran their Southern Conference mark to 4-1. The Rustlers took an early lead on a double-pass from d'Entremont to Luke Pastell (Los Alamitos High)
NEWS
September 23, 2013
Huntington Beach police on Wednesday arrested a suspect in three sexual batteries in the city, according to police. Matthew Andrew Linville, 19, of Westminster, was booked into Huntington Beach City Jail on suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape and sexual battery and is being held on $100,000 bail, according to police. Plainclothes officers were monitoring the grounds of the Bella Terra mall, where Linville is believed to have groped women at a Burlington Coat Factory and a parking structure Sept.
SPORTS
September 18, 2013
The H.B. Waves Girls' Basketball Club will hold a tryout for its 2013-14 season Sunday at the Huntington Beach High gymnasium. The tryout is for youngsters in the fifth and sixth grades and runs from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (714) 393-0440. — From staff reports * Rustlers dominate Harbor The Golden West College football team turned in a dominating performance Saturday in recording a 48-17 victory over Los Angeles Harbor at Orange Coast College. Linebacker Anthony McNichols (Lakewood High)
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