Long Beach Press-Telegram Highlights Mohr’s Milestone


Last week, Cypress College women’s basketball Coach Margaret Mohr reached a milestone with her 300th career victory. The Long Beach Press-Telegram noted the occasion, adding background about Mohr’s local ties:

Mohr starred for Long Beach State’s women’s squad in the mid-80s and was inducted into the 49er Hall of Fame in 2011.

More information about Coach Mohr and her team is available at: http://sports.cypresscollege.edu/sports/wbkb/index.

Photo of Cypress College Students on State Chancellor’s Facebook Cover

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Here is something pretty cool: Cypress College is the cover photo for the California Community Colleges Facebook page! If you haven’t already, this is great page to visit and to like.

Also, a “did you know”: Cypress College is one of 112 colleges in the CA Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the nation.

A little background on the photograph:

The photograph was taken by Derrick Coleman, a student and part-time employee in the Cypress College Office of Campus Communications, at our first “Legends of Hoops Night” on Friday, February 21, 2014. At the event, Chargers alumni Swen Nater and Mark Eaton, both NBA record holders, stood with their former coach on Don Johnson Court to see their jerseys retired. Coach Johnson was also recognized for his earlier induction into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.

More information and a photographs from Cypress College’s first “Legends of Hoops Night” are available in a gallery.

Volleyball Hosts Opening Round of Regionals on Tuesday


No. 3 Women’s Volleyball to Host No. 14 LA Pierce in 1st Round of SoCal Regionals

The third-seeded Charger volleyball team will host 14th-seed LA Pierce on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7:00 pm in the first round of the SoCal Regional playoffs. Cypress has had an impressive season thus far, notching a 19-4 record, while finishing second in the Orange Empire Conference with a 10-4 record. The team is poised for a deep playoff run and we want to show as much support as possible for the ladies on the court.

If the Chargers win Tuesday  night, the team will then host either No. 6 Santa Barbara or No. 11 Victor Valley on Saturday, Nov. 30 (6 PM).

Below is a link to the playoff bracket.

Come out and support your Chargers as they make a run at the state title.

Soccer Teams to Raise Awareness, Funds for Breast Cancer vs. Hornets on Friday

Support Cypress College’s soccer teams on the “pitch for a cure” this Friday as the men’s and women’s soccer teams play to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.

Free food and free rally towels will be provided as both Chargers squads host the rival Fullerton College Hornets. The men open with a 1 p.m. match and the women follow at 3 p.m. Both games are played on Ray Haas Field at Cypress College.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children and seniors, and Cypress College students enter for free with a valid student ID card. Parking in Lot #5 is also free.

All proceeds from the game will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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Cypress College Athletics Mourns the Loss of its Biggest Fan, Sonia Travers


Cypress College Athletics is mourning the loss of Sonia Travers, a longtime friend of the Chargers who passed away suddenly in early September after a pulmonary embolism. Travers was a constant fixture at Charger events and around campus for many years. She would often be seen at games handing out water to athletes and coaches, while assisting the athletic programs in a variety of ways.

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Baseball Coach Pickler’s Summer Team Wins Cape Cod Championship

Cypress College baseball coach Scott Pickler
Cypress College baseball coach Scott Pickler
Scott Pickler

Head Baseball Coach Scott Pickler led his Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to another Cape Cod Baseball League title in mid August. Pickler coaches in the elite league during the summer, and has now led the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to six Cape Cod League Championship appearances and has captured four titles in the past 10 seasons (2004, 2006, 2007, and 2014).

The Cape Cod League features some of the nations most elite and competitive Division I baseball players from around the country. Athletes from powerhouse baseball programs such as UCLA, LSU, Tennessee, Missouri, U.C. Santa Barbara and Cal State Fullerton among others, competed for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox this season.

Cypress College Assistant Coach Brian Resnick also coached alongside Pickler this summer.

Pickler is headed into his 30th season as the head coach for the Cypress Chargers baseball program. He has led Cypress to five State Championships, seven Orange Empire Conference Championships and has helped more than 200 student-athletes receive scholarships.

More than 120 of his former players have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft — with 18 of those former Chargers reaching the Major League, including eight who are currently active.

Dr. Simpson’s @Cypress Weekly Newsletter for September 5, 2014


The September 5, 2014,  edition of the @Cypress newsletter from Cypress College President Bob Simpson is now available.

This week’s headlines:

  • Estate Donation of $409,000 Believed College’s Largest Bequest
    >   Funds from the Sheron Huston estate will be used to establish an endowed scholarship for Cypress College students.
  • Cypress College Auto Students Dominate CNCDA Scholarship Awards
  • Students Sought for CA Board of Governors
  • Add/Drop Deadline is Sunday, September 7
  • Study Abroad in Rome for Spring 2015 Application Deadline is November 1
  • Transfer Center Schedules TAG Workshops, 1-on-1 Appointments
  • California Community Foundation Selects Tsuno for Prestigious Fellowship
  • “This Week,” “They Said It,” and “Chargers” Features
  • Plus @Cypress Bonus Material, including photographs from “Welcome Back,” men’s soccer, and the CNCDA scholarship presentations.


Visit http://news.cypresscollege.edu/wordpress/cypress-archive/ to view the complete @Cypress archives if you want to have a look at previous editions.

Padres to Honor Alumnus Trevor Hoffman

Congratulations to alumnus Trevor Hoffman, who is being inducted into the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame tomorrow. Hoffman, after whom Major League Baseball named an award earlier this year, played for the Cypress College Chargers in 1985-1986. He was also the Cypress College Foundation’s Americana Awards Man of the Year in 2013.

You can read more about Hoffman’s career at Cypress College in an earlier @Cypress Online post about his retirement announcement.

ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge Met by President Dr. Bob Simpson


Dr. Simpson meets the ALS ice-bucket challenge.
Dr. Simpson meets the ALS ice-bucket challenge.

Cypress College President, Dr. Bob Simpson met the famed ALS ice bucket after he was challenged by Chargers Women’s Basketball Head Coach Margaret Mohr. Dr. Simpson took the challenge this afternoon during a day-long meetings as the College prepared for Monday’s start of the academic year. He challenged his Fullerton College counterpart, Dr. Rajen Vurdien. #ALS #icebucket #icebucketchallenge #alsicebucketchallenge #mindsmotivated