Student Success

Compton College Nursing Program Receives Approval

The Compton College Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Previously operating under the El Camino College Nursing Program, the Compton College program will continue to serve students at the Compton campus, now as a separate, fully independent and accredited program. In addition, the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Janet Baghoomian as the new associate dean of nursing, effective April 22. Read More...



11th Annual 'Voices of Compton' Literary and Arts Journal Published

11th Annual Voices of Compton Literary and Arts Journal PublishedEach spring, Compton College students are invited to share their artistic and literary work completed during the academic year in the annual of Voices of Compton, a fine arts and literary journal published by the college. The 11th annual edition features student submissions representing the artistic and literary creativity of the Compton College community. The majority of this year's submissions focus on art pieces; there are also two literary pieces and two poems written by students.

A Student Art Exhibition was presented this year on May 23, featuring the student artwork published in the 2018-2019 Voices of Compton. The exhibition showcased the talent of student artists at Compton College in a variety of media, including acrylic and oil painting; drawing with ink, charcoal, and graphite; cardboard, metal, and plaster sculptures; and digital artwork. Read More ....



Compton College 'Wonder Women' of Debate Win Top Honors

Compton College Wonder Women of Debate Win Top Honors Seven Compton College Argumentation and Debate students recently competed in the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association (PSCFA) Cool-Off Tournament at Cerritos College alongside representatives from 21 community colleges and universities. All three Compton College debate teams participating won gold. Debate topics included increasing tariffs, moderate vs. progressive political stances, and providing aid to Venezuela.

Prior to all three of Compton College's parliamentary debate teams advancing to the final round, all teams debated in five rounds, each covering a different social issue. The main competition for the Compton College students was debate teams from Mt. San Jacinto College, Cerritos College, and Cypress College. The three Compton College winning teams were: Alaya Zoppa/Lilia Resendiz/Maira Castro, Jordan Hixon/Valerie Lara, and Kameisha McNeese/Janet Nunez. Read More...



Compton College Honors Student Scholars at Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet

Compton College Honors Student Scholars at Annual Scholarship Awards BanquetCompton College held its annual Scholarship Awards Banquet on May 14 and recognized the academic achievements of 58 honor students, three Presidential Scholars, and 41 scholarship recipients. Scholarships awarded to the students totaled $32,100.

The 2019 Presidential Scholars are Ana Ruiz Bonaparte, Armida Ramirez, and Stephanie Arely Zacatares. Presidential Scholars represent students who have shown academic strength, singular focus and the desire to reach their highest potential while overcoming obstacles in the pursuit of their dreams. The Presidential Scholar program recognizes outstanding students who are graduating with a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Read More...



District News

Compton Community College District Board Meeting Scheduled for June 18

The next meeting of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room.

All regular session Board meetings are open to the public. Closed session begins at 4:00 p.m.

The Board Agenda is posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Agendas are posted on the BoardDocs website under the "Meetings" tab at: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/compton/Board.nsf/Public



Compton Community College District to Hold Community Meetings June 19 & June 26

The Compton Community College District (CCCD) will hold two Community Meetings on June 19 and June 26 beginning at 6 p.m. at the following locations:

June 19: the AC Bilbrew Library, located at 150 E. El Segundo Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90061

June 26: the Dollarhide Community Center (Room 116), located at 301 N. Tamarind Avenue, Compton, CA 90220



The meetings will be hosted by CCCD Board of Trustees Members Barbara Jean Calhoun and Dr. Sharonia Denise Little, respectively. Topics to be covered include updates on accreditation, facilities, summer and fall 2019 enrollment at Compton College, and community participation in governance opportunities. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

"We are excited for this opportunity to host an event in the community to share information a Compton College," said Calhoun. "We hope members of the local community attend this meeting to learn about all of the programs and services available at Compton College for students of all ages." For more information, please call the District Office at 310-900-1600, ext. 2000.



Compton Community College District Celebrates Milestone of Operating Independently

Compton Community College District Celebrates Milestone of Operating IndependentlyCompton Community College District Trustees convened at a special board meeting at midnight June 7 to commemorate the moment that Compton College would finally operate as an independent college. Courses for the 2019-2020 school year are now offered under the authority of the Compton Community College District, and going forward, all students earning degrees or certificates at Compton College will be issued a Compton College diploma.

"We are looking forward to the future of Compton College," said Dr. Deborah Sims LeBlanc, Compton Community College District Board of Trustees president. "Our commitment to representing the interests of the communities we serve will continue to be a priority as we focus on being at the forefront of change and innovation." Read More...



CCCD Breaks Ground for New Two-Story Instructional Building

CCCD Breaks Ground for New Two-Story Instructional Building The Compton Community College District (CCCD) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $18.8 million instructional building on the north end of the Compton College campus.

"As part of Compton College's renewed beginning for a brighter future, the Compton Community College District is focused on being at the forefront of change and innovation," said Dr. Deborah Sims LeBlanc, Compton Community College District Board of Trustees president.

Instructional Building No. 1 is an all-new, multi-story classroom building that is targeted for completion in spring 2021. It will replace a portion of the former "Row Buildings" that were built circa the 1950s. This new construction is made possible with funds from the District's 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and State capital outlay funds.

Instructional Building No. 1 will be the second new instructional building constructed at Compton College since the 1990s following the opening of the Allied Health Building, which was completed in January 2016.

The new instructional building will house nine classrooms, four computer labs, 15 offices, a lounge/breakroom, two workrooms, custodial and storage rooms, and restrooms. Smart classroom technology that will be incorporated includes wireless access points throughout the building and portable device-charging stations for students, faculty and staff. The sustainable features incorporated into the design and functionality of the Instructional Building No. 1 will include high efficiency thermal glass with exterior louvers for shading, high efficiency HVAC systems and controls, a cool roof, and drinking fountains with filtered-water filling stations for reusable containers.



Other News

Compton College Names 2019 Distinguished Faculty and Staff

Compton College recently announced its honorees for the 2019 Distinguished Faculty and Staff awards at its annual ice cream social, an event designed to thank all members of the campus community for their commitment to Compton College and its educational mission. Jerome Evans, social sciences instructor, and Pilar Huffman, human resources representative, were recognized for their dedication to students, Compton College, and colleagues. Read More...



Compton College Welcomes New Managers

Compton College is pleased to welcome Janet Baghoomian as the new associate dean of nursing, César Jimenez as the new dean of counseling and guided pathways, and Andree Pacheco as director of student development and athletics. Read More...



Financial Aid Reform Needed: Compton College President Keith Curry Weighs in on Important Legislation Past Due

California Community colleges do an outstanding job offering degree attainment and education opportunities that lead to rewarding careers for the 2.1 million students who attend. But far too many of those students do not have the means to cover enrollment fees and basic living expenses, putting them at risk.

"The current financial aid formula does not fully address the needs of students working to meet their academic goals, and in many cases, working full-time to support themselves and their families," said Compton College President/CEO Keith Curry. Current legislation, Senate Bill 291 by Sen. Connie Leyva, aims to change that by focusing on financial aid that covers the true cost of attendance. Read More...



Share your news!

We know there is no shortage of good news happening with faculty and staff at Compton College, so keep us in the loop about your accomplishments. Please email your news items to Heather Parnock at hparnock@compton.edu.



Campus Calendar

June 18 CCCD Board of Trustees Meeting (5 p.m., Boardroom)
June 19 Community Meeting (6 p.m., AC Bilbrew Library)
June 20 Last day to add a class, or drop with a refund and without permanent notation on record (first six-week summer session)
June 24 Last day to add a class, or drop with a refund and without permanent notation on record (eight-week summer session)
June 26 Community Meeting (6 p.m., Dollarhide Community Center)
July 1 Second six-week summer session begins
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (campus closed)
July 8 Last day to add a class, or drop with a refund and without permanent notation on record (second six-week summer session)
July 16 Last day to drop with a "W" (first six-week summer session)
July 16 CCCD Board of Trustees Meeting (5 p.m., Boardroom)
July 25 First six-week summer session ends; last day to drop with a "W" (eight-week summer session)
July 30 Last day to drop with a "W" (second six-week summer session)
August 8 Second six-week and eight-week summer sessions end
August 24 Fall 2019 semester begins
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