Author: Marc S. Posner
May 21, 2022
Cypress College Celebrates 55th Commencement
"Cypress College hosted its 55th Commencement on Friday evening — the first in-person graduation ceremony in 3 years — with a record number of graduates and guests participating. The event was held in the college’s Gateway Plaza with more than 800 graduates from the classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020 in"
February 15, 2022
CYProud: Raelynn Requena
"Student success comes in many different forms, and Cypress College is proud to recognize and celebrate the variety of paths our students take to achieve their dreams. Whether it’s transferring to a four-year institution, or receiving an associate degree or certificate and heading into the workforce, we want all of our"
January 10, 2022
Cypress College, UCI, CSUF awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Increase Diversity in STEM, Ensure Workforce Readiness
"For Immediate Release February 3, 2022 Contact: Marc Posner (714) 484-7006 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"
May 21, 2021
Class of 2021 Celebrated in 54th Commencement
"Cypress College celebrated the Class of 2021 in its live, remote 54th Commencement on Friday night. As one of Cypress College’s largest graduating classes, the 1,542 students overcame the pandemic along with the rigors of their normal coursework. Graduates provided photographs and quotes shown on screen along with the recitation of"
March 29, 2023
Cypress College President Finalists Present at Open Forum
"The Cypress College President Finalists Open Forum held on campus today, March 29, 2023, is now complete. You can now view the forum on the Cypress College YouTube channel. View the Cypress College President Finalists Open Forum at: Cypress College President Selection Process – Campus Open Forum – YouTube The finalists (listed"
March 20, 2023
Dr. Schilling Recognized in CA Legislature
"Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D., was recognized by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva on the floor of the California Assembly this afternoon as the Woman of the Year from the 67th Assembly District. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s office issued the following news release on the honor received by Dr. Schilling: For Immediate Release: March"
March 16, 2023
Dr. Schilling Honored by Rep. Steel as a Woman of Distinction
"Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D., was honored this morning by Congresswoman Michelle Steel as a 2023 Woman of Distinction in the 45th Congressional District. Dr. Schilling was one of 19 women honored at the ceremony, which was held at the La Palma Community Center. The recognition included a certificate from"
March 9, 2023
Dr. Schilling is Woman of the Year for 67th Assembly District
"Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva announced today that Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D. is the 2023 Woman of the Year from the 67th Assembly District — which includes Cypress College. Dr. Schilling will be recognized on the floor of the Assembly on March 20 with women across California. Quirk-Silva will make a"
February 3, 2023
Cypress College to Receive $500,000 for Veterans Resource Center, Military-Connected Student Services
"For Immediate Release February 3, 2023 Contact: Marc Posner (714) 484-7006 CYPRESS, Calif. – Cypress College (Cypress) will receive $500,000 through federal appropriations to support its military-connected students, part of $17 million successfully lobbied for various local projects by the recently retired Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47). These earmark funds will expand"
November 29, 2022
Cypress College’s Caring Campus Promotes an Atmosphere of Welcoming, Improves Student Completion Rates
"For Immediate Release November 29, 2022 Contact: Marc Posner (714) 484-7006 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"
November 21, 2022
Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling Announces June 2023 Retirement Plans
"For Immediate Release November 21, 2022 Contact: Marc Posner (714) 484-7006 JoAnna Schilling, Cypress College’s 12th president, announced earlier in the month that she will retire at the end of the academic year. Dr. Schilling was selected as president in April 2017 and will have served in the role for 6"
October 31, 2022
Cypress College recognized as 2022 Equity Champion of Higher Education for Latinx Students
"For Immediate Release October 31, 2022 Contact: Marc Posner (714) 484-7006 (Cypress, Calif.) – 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"
CA Governor Visits Veterans Resource Center
"Cypress College hosted California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in a ceremony honoring military veterans and marking the creation of the OC Veterans Cemetery. The governor visited with Cypress College VRC students and employees and other elected officials who worked to make the cemetery a reality. During his"
October 11, 2022
Remembering Retiree Colette Johnson
"Cypress College is remembering retiree Colette Johnson, one of the campus’ initial cohort of employees who helped open the new campus in 1966. Johnson was an administrative assistant with a passion for serving students and participating in campus events where she cheered on those who represented the college. Johnson died on"