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Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges

We invite you to use the "Donate" button at right to make a secure, tax deductible contribution to The Foundation on behalf of the Creative Writing Program. Your support helps us to achieve excellence in our literary events and our Program mission.

The Creative Writing Program at Grossmont College is generously supported and sponsored by a variety of organizations and programs that, over the years, have helped to make our Literary Arts Festivals a reality, one of which is the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges.  



This year's Literary Arts Festival is made possible because of the collaboration, planning, volunteerism, and support of the many individuals and agencies. Though we can't name them all, here are a few deserving special recognition:
  • The Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, and the generous patrons of the Creative Writing Fund
  • Agustin Albarran, Dean of English and Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Lorena Ruggero, Dir. College and Community Relations
  • CW Program faculty Daniela Sow, Sydney Brown, Julie Cardenas, Ryan Griffith, Karl Sherlock and Tammy Greenwood
  • Instructors Alan Traylor (English) and Joan Ahrens (English) and Raymundo Quezada (Cross Cultural Studies)
  • Latin@ Alliance
  • Puente Project
  • Denise Robertson, Coordinator, Disabled Students and Programs Services 
  • ASL interpreters Lois Aaron, Alycen Haynesworth, Johnna Hitt, Doug Hlavay, Rick LaBar, Sergio Peña, and Norma Villegas
  • Chancellor Dr. Cindy Miles
  • President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh, Ed.D. 
  • English Dept. Chair, Dr. Oralee Holder
  • MaryAnn Landry, Administrative Assistant
  • Joel Lopez & Kurt Brauer, Facilities, Maintenance and Custodial Services
  • Business and Communication Services
  • Holly Phan and the entire Printing Dept.
  • Dave Steinmetz and Ryan Cline of Instructional Media Services
  • student volunteers Joy Cancryn, Caroline Cecena, Jasmine Huerta, Jennifer Rouse, and Stephanie Westgate 
These sponsoring organizations and programs have helped to make the 21st Annual Literary Arts Festival a reality:

American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Local 1931
Associated Students of Grossmont College
Creative Writing Program of Grossmont College
The Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges
Grossmont College English Department
Grossmont-Cuyamaca College District
Poets and Writers
World Arts and Cultures Committee of Grossmont College


Last Updated: 04/20/2017
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