Inclusion is Theme for First-Ever Yom HaShoah Event in May

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Holocaust Survivor Dr. Jacob Eisenbach is a keynote speaker at Cypress College’s first-ever Yom HaShoah event in May. He is seen here speaking with Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson (right) and Photography Professor Clifford Lester (left).

 

Out Of The Darkness, We Can All Create Light

Holocaust Day of Remembrance (Yom Ha-Shoah)
May 4, 2016
7-8:30 p.m.

Location: By the Ponds

Yom Ha-Shoah exists as an annual memorial to over six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis during World War II. On May 4, Cypress College pays respect to this Holocaust Day of Remembrance with a ceremony that promotes acceptance and inclusion, diversity and justice, no matter one’s race, religion, color or creed.

The tribute features an inspiring talk by Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Jacob Eisenbach, who will be joined by an exhibition of  the haunting and spirit-filled portraits of Survivors photographed by Cypress College Professor, Clifford Lester. At one time facing extermination, these survivors now express determination to keep the memories of the Holocaust alive.  The portraits create an enduring voice for the survivors, a voice that speaks out against hatred, injustice, stereotypes, and anti-Semitism.

This message will be accentuated by Cypress College Dance students, who will present an original interpretive performance interconnected with music and photography.

Further heightening the impact of our event will be Holocaust survivors attending in person. These survivors will light candles to commemorate six million who did not. They will help us remember what no one should ever forget.

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Political Science Faculty Peter Mathews Gives Analysis on Presidential Contest

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Peter Mathews featured on Al Jeezera International and Al Jeezera English

Throughout this 2015-16 primary season, Cypress College Political Science Professor Peter Mathews has regularly appeared in publications and on television to provide his analyses on the 2016 Presidential race. A frequent commentator on local, national, and international media, he was recently interviewed for Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera International where he offered context on the American electoral landscape: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and much discussed topical issues raised throughout the presidential season, including campaign finance, immigration and the middle class squeeze. Author of the book Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream For All, Professor Mathews is a respected political analyst whose long-held views are gaining wide traction.

You can view the feature video embedded on our public FaceBook page here . For regular clips and updates, please visit Peter Mathews’ YouTube channel and personal website.

#CypressCollege #PoliSci #Election2016 #AlJeezera

 

STEM Industry Partner: Edison Grant Supports Astronomy Program

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(Photo Credit: Edison International)

Cypress College regularly partners with industry to strengthen classroom studies so that students are better prepared for career opportunities and transfer to some of the nation’s best universities and liberal arts colleges. Southern California Edison (SCE) has done much to support our programs, faculty innovation, and student success. With guidance from CC Foundation Board Member and SCE Local Public Affairs Manager, Janelle Bader, Cypress secured a $25,000 grant in 2013 from SCE’s parent company Edison International, to fund science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies .

Astronomy Professor Michael Frey received $5,000 of the grant to buy a 10-inch Meade Ritchey-Chrétien telescope, which is larger and more advanced than other telescopes owned by the College. Frey uses the instrument to give students and the community high-powered views of above. During select days of the semester you can catch him in action by the Pond, both during the day (with students observing the sun, pictured above), or at one of the several evening “star parties” (open to the community) that he hosts in collaboration with the Astronomy Club. Frey also takes students on field trips, including to Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert (photo below).

In an interview with Inside Edison, Frey describes how through astronomy he feels connected to the past:

“I name the stars, then have the students name them. I tell them the ancient names of the stars, that our ancestors were people just like you and me and that they have mouthed the words of the ancients, connecting them to the past.”

A view of the night sky from Joshua Tree:

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(Photo Credit: Edison International)

Michael Kavanaugh, Manager of Systems Technology at the College, is a former student of Professor Frey. He was so inspired by Frey’s teaching and the course material that he now volunteers his time to help Frey with astronomy events. For Inside Edison, Kavanaugh describes the power of the Meade Ritchey-Chrétien telescope on a recent trip to the desert:

“We saw this big blue ball — Neptune — and Uranus and nine of the planets one night. The image was so bright that I had to put on sunglasses.

Tammy Tumbling, director of Philanthropy and Community Investment at SCE, spoke with Inside Edison about the value that that Edison International sees in students getting this type of experience:

“As an energy company, we recognize the skills needed for our future workforce and business growth as well as the country. So we focus our educational funding on programs that prepare students to excel in the STEM fields.”

Frey and the College are planning future steps for the astronomy program, including an observatory and planetarium in a brand new Science, Engineering, and Math building that will be constructed under the Measure J Bond Program, which voters approved in November 2014. The Meade Ritchey-Chrétien and other telescopes, which currently have to be hauled out for each viewing event, will have a permanent home in the observatory.

Frey and Kavanaugh exemplify the dedication and innovation that Cypress faculty and staff are able to bring to their jobs with the support of the community. A big thank you to Jenelle Bader, Edison, and all of the College’s partners who make this type of service to our students possible!
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#Cypress College #STEM #Industry #Partnerships #Astronomy

#1 in the U.S. | Top Toyota T-TEN Auto-Tech Program in the Nation.

#2 in C.A. | Top Two ESL & Basic Skills English Programs in California.

#3 in C.A. | Ranked as a Top Three California Community College (Schools.com)

#3 in the Region | Ranked Top Three in Greater Los Angeles & Orange County for Student Transfer and Graduation Rates (EdSmart.org)

15 of 113 | California Community Colleges piloting a Bachelor’s Degree (Mortuary Science)

#17 in the U.S. | National Ranking on MTV-U’s website “Rate-My-Professor”

Top National Licensure Exam Pass Rates | Perfect state licensure pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen; Diagnostic Medical Sonography (OB/Gyn); Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Physics; and Mortuary Science: Sciences. 90+% state licensure exam pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Assisting; Mortuary Science (Arts); Radiology Technology. And85%+ state licensure rates for students in: Health Information Technology; Nursing; and Psychiatric Technology.

2/3ds of the Class of 2015 qualified for transfer to a UC or CSU institution.

75 Orange Empire Athletics Conference Titles

25 California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Titles

 

Learn to Fly: Private Pilot Ground School

Did you know that Cypress has one of the very best aviation schools in SoCal? Our program is a hidden gem. In just two years of training, Cypress graduates go on to well-paid aviation careers (upwards of $60K). Want to know more? So did we. Edilberto Valdez – an industry expert, experienced captain, professor, and instructor to NASA pilots (!) – gave us a bit of info on our pilot certification program and aviation course offering…

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What is your career background?
I have a total of 35 years experience in aviation. I’ve served as a commercial pilot for United Airlines, and chartered private planes for corporate clients. In addition to teaching courses at Cypress, I also instruct NASA test pilots training to fly Gulfstream jets and teach international flight procedures (how to fly throughout the world).

How did you start teaching at Cypress?
I started to get involved in local education as an aviation program advisor at another institution. Through that experience I was offered a teaching opportunity, which then opened the door to a full-time faculty position here at Cypress. I think Cypress is a fantastic place to work and great community resource. I feel fortunate to be in a position where I can connect my passion for flight with my love of teaching –it’s rewarding to help others find careers in the field.

What makes our aviation program stand out?
We really do have the best, most innovative flight-training program around. Our technology is the most advanced you’ll find in the Greater O.C. / L.A. region, and our curriculum practices are proven. We are known in the industry for producing great pilots… and quickly, too. In fact, most of our graduates save around $6,000 in obtaining their private pilot license – they acquire and build their skills so efficiently and solidly that they are able to launch careers immediately with certification as a flight instructor.

What kind of jobs do students get after certification?
There’s a large need for pilots across private and commercial industries. Our aviation program has been around since 1967. Over the decades we’ve built strong relationships with area employers so there’s a direct path for Cypress graduates to high-paying careers with commercial airlines, charter firms, military operations, or private instruction companies.

What is the industry pay like?
It varies depending on the niche. As a private instructor, hourly pay can range from $20 on the low starting end to $50+. If you work in the charter or commercial sectors, however, that scale will look different – salaries tend to range between $100,000 – $300,000. And the hours are relatively favorable.

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What are the perks of pilot life?
You get to fulfill a desire to fly; travel; have a flexible and variable schedule; enjoy different scenery; work with people of many backgrounds; and have a good income – that last factor is important… regardless of the job you take, you’ll be able to make a livable salary.

What kind of individual does well in the program?
Those who have always had an interest in flying do well. That’s for starters. What differentiates the best students from the rest is natural drive, curiosity and a broad interest in a variety of subjects (aviation is a multidisciplinary field that touches on physics, navigation, trigonometry, mechanics, as well as technical and procedural details).

What attracted you to flying?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with flight. As a kid my eyes were always scanning the sky…. I’m grateful to work in a field that I’ve always loved.

I would encourage anyone with an interest in flying – of any age or background – to sign-up for one of our classes. February 1, 2016 will kick-off spring semester so it’s the perfect time to start. We still have a few spaces in our beginner ATC – 132 Private Pilot course as well as our Commercial Pilot Seminar.

Class schedules and registration can be accessed via MyGateWay.

For those new to the College, register via: http://www.cypresscollege.edu/admissions/admissionsAndRecords/OpenCCCapply.aspx

For additional information on the Cypress College Aviation Program, please contact Captain Edilberto Valdez at evaledez@cypresscollege.edu

Also, check out the CC Aviation Program’s official, newly launched Instagram page for cockpit views and landscape beauty! @cypresscollegeflighttraining

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(Captain Edilberto Valdez)
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Cypress College’s Career Technical Education Division programs are among the highest ranked in the country, contributing to Cypress College’s reputation as one of the very best public community colleges. Recent 2015-16 accolades include:  

#1 in the U.S. | Top Toyota T-TEN Auto-Tech Program in the Nation.
#2 in C.A. | Top Two ESL & Basic Skills English Programs in California.
#3 in C.A. | Ranked as a Top Three California Community College (Schools.com)
#3 in the Region | Ranked Top Three in Greater Los Angeles & Orange County for Student Transfer and Graduation Rates (EdSmart.org)
15 of 113 | California Community Colleges piloting a Bachelor’s Degree (Mortuary Science)
#17 in the U.S. | National Ranking on MTV-U’s website “Rate-My-Professor”
Top National Licensure Exam Pass Rates | Perfect state licensure pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen; Diagnostic Medical Sonography (OB/Gyn); Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Physics; and Mortuary Science: Sciences. 90+% state licensure exam pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Assisting; Mortuary Science (Arts); Radiology Technology. And85%+ state licensure rates for students in: Health Information Technology; Nursing; and Psychiatric Technology.
2/3ds of the Class of 2015 qualified for transfer to a UC or CSU institution.
75 Orange Empire Athletics Conference Titles
25 California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Titles

Political Science Professor Peter Mathews Interviewed by Thom Hartmann

#Motivating | Political Science Professor Peter Mathews is among Cypress faculty contributing to their educational fields outside of the classroom. A frequent commentator on local, national and international media (including the BBC), Professor Mathews was presented with the 2015 Cypress College Charger Award for his community engagement. Recently, Professor Mathews was interviewed on the Thom Hartmann Show as part of “Conversations With Great Minds” on The Big Picture (via the RT network). 


In an hour-long interview Professor Mathews spoke to his recently published book Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream For All. Campaign finance reform, international diplomacy, and the 2016 Presidential election were also topics of discussion. You can view the feature on YouTube here. For more on Profesor Mathews, view his personal website.

Cypress College hosted its 48th Commencement on Friday, May 22, 2015. A total of 1,041 students earned 1,151 associate's degrees as members of the Class of 2015. In addition, 938 occupational certificates were awarded. Two-Thirds of the graduating class, 670 students, earned transfer certification into California's public university system. The Class of 2015 had 259 members graduating with honors and another 65 graduating with high honors. More information is available in the "graduation Central" section of the College website at: http://news.cypresscollege.edu.
Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson presents Political Science Professor Peter Mathews with the 2015 Charger Award for excellence above and beyond the bounds of the classroom. 

Nationally, Cypress College is recognized for its premier faculty and their excellent classroom instruction. Professor Mathews and master faculty like him have helped the College attain several very notable recent recognitions.

In 2015-16 these include:

#1 in the U.S. | Top Toyota T-TEN Auto-Tech Program in the Nation.
#2 in C.A. | Top Two ESL & Basic Skills English Programs in California.
#3 in C.A. | Ranked Top Three California Community Colleges (Schools.com)
#3 in the Region | Ranked Top Three in Greater Los Angeles & Orange County for Student Transfer and Graduation Rates (EdSmart.org)
15 of 113 | California Community Colleges piloting a Bachelor’s Degree (Mortuary Science)
#17 in the U.S. | National Ranking on MTV-U’s website “Rate-My-Professor”
Top National Licensure Exam Pass Rates | Perfect state licensure pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen; Diagnostic Medical Sonography (OB/Gyn); Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Physics; and Mortuary Science: Sciences. 90+% state licensure exam pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Assisting; Mortuary Science (Arts); Radiology Technology. And 85%+ state licensure rates for students in: Health Information Technology; Nursing; and Psychiatric Technology.
2/3ds of the Class of 2015 qualified for transfer to a UC or CSU institution.

#Cypress College #Motivating


During this Holiday Season, a Reflection On Current Events

On Thursday, the College was closed as students, faculty, and staff took time to connect with friends and family and count their blessings. While many are giving thanks this holiday season, many others – both here and abroad – are mourning loss.

Extremists responsible for the recent mass killings in Paris took the life of a Cal State Long Beach student. Other recent terror attacks around the world – Lebanon, Tunisia, Mali, Iraq, and the skies over Egypt – have ended the lives of countless others. Among those connected to mourning communities is Dance Department Chair Maha Afra, who was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon.

Professor Afra immigrated to the United States in 1985 during Lebanon’s civil war. Having received an M.Sc. in Human Morphology and Genetics from American University in her native country, she accepted a research post at UC Irvine. While working in the sciences, Maha discovered her love of the arts and refocused her career – completing a B.A. and M.F.A. in Dance at UCI.

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Professor Afra is among the Lebanese expatriates worldwide feeling an intense sadness about the broken lives, shattered families, and loss of normality that many people in the country had worked so hard to rebuild after the civil war.

A vigil at the site of the explosions that occurred in the southern suburbs of Beirut:

Beirut Vigil(Photo Credit: Reuters)

Twin explosions in Borj el-Barajneh, a suburb of Beirut, killed 43 people and wounded more than 200 others earlier this month on November 12. Two suicide bombers on motorcycles targeted commercial and residential areas at a busy evening hour when families were gathering after a day of work. A marketplace, mosque, and school bore the brunt of the explosions. An ISIS group, “Soldiers of the Caliphate,” claimed responsibility.

Lebanon held a day of mourning following the blasts. While past attacks have led to a cycle of blame and recriminations, there are signs that this time may be different as politicians from various factions call for unity.

A photo from the day of mourning:

Lebanon Day of Mourning(Photo Credit: Sara Salman | Instagram)

Daily news reports detailing bombings, militias and checkpoints bring Maha back to her experience with extreme conflict in Lebanon. She worries about limited resources in the region’s countries who have to support Syrian and Iraqi refugees (who flee from wars that have produced millions of refugees). While recent news has focused much attention on those going to Europe, a majority are seeking asylum in neighboring Middle Eastern and North African countries.

“What do you do with young people who have no education, no job, and no hope?” Professor Afra asks. High unemployment rates, especially among young men, have left many disenfranchised and disenchanted. These are said to be ideal recruits for ISIS and other extremist groups both in warn-torn countries and economically struggling developed nations. Giving these individuals economic viability – “a job that provides them dignity and the ability to raise a family – is critical to the future of the region and world,” adds Professor Afra.

As we reflect on our blessings during the holidays, we send our thoughts not only to those in mourning, but all impacted by current events. 

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 #Thanksgiving #CypressCollege #FineArts

Legacy Program Attends Umoja Conference

The Legacy Program is one of the various ways that the College helps students reach their dreams of college success. With an emphasis on the African American experience in the United States, the program focuses on assisting educationally underrepresented populations of students. Legacy combines a  strong and focused academic curriculum with counseling, mentoring, and experiential learning opportunities. Recently, students and faculty from the program joined with their sister program at Fullerton College, the Umoja Community, to attend the statewide Umoja Community Conference.

Cypress and Fullerton College faculty conference attendees:

Legacy and Fullerton faculty

Umoja (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a statewide community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth and self-actualization of students with an emphasis on the African American experience.

Legacy students showing pride in their program:

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The conference ran from November 6-7 in Oakland with the theme Our Students Matter: Cultural Democracy; Equity As Action, and featured breakout sessions, a College Fair, and guest speakers. At a time of great national discussion of diversity and equity, the Umoja Conference brought together the voices of students, presenters, and other participants to “…explore equity as a verb, an act of doing.”

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Programs such as Legacy have helped the College attain several very notable recent recognitions.

In 2015 these include:
#3 in C.A. | Ranked Top Three California Community Colleges (Schools.com)
#3 in the Region | Ranked Top Three in Greater Los Angeles & Orange County for Student Transfer and Graduation Rates (EdSmart.org)
2/3ds of the Class of 2015 qualified for transfer to a UC or CSU institution.

Thank you to Legacy Program students and faculty for your active participation in discussing these important issues.

Art Professor Paul Paiement’s Work Featured in Italian Publication

#Motivating | Cypress College has many incredible faculty with strong professional backgrounds in their discipline.  Art Professor Paul Paiement is an example of those who not only bring past professional experience, but continue to practice and innovate in their field.  The Italian publication La Toscana recently featured his “Una Moderna Wunderkammer” show,  which ran from October 10-November 10 at the Florence Dance Center in Florence, Italy.

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Professor Paiement began teaching at Cypress College in 1996. An alumnus of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, he attended graduate school at the University of Southern California, where he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree. His work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows in New York, Norway, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, England, France, Austria, Japan, Chicago, and Southern California.

His recent exhibition was curated by Adelinda Allegretti and featured 17 paintings from Paiement’s “Hybrids” series.

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On his website, Professor Paiement writes that his work:

“…addresses technology’s influence on society in two primary ways. I first consider the fusion of the organic and inorganic through the concept of cyborgs. Cyborgs are a hybrid of machine and organism created to enhance nature. Evidence of these sci-fi inventions exists in robotics, prosthetics, DNA testing, cloning, etc. Secondly, I choose to paint the subjects, rather than digitally render them to display distrust in our culture’s deification of technology.”

Paul Paiement Opening 2(Photo courtesy Paul Paiement)

Professor Paiment’s involvement in his field is indicative of the level of quality of the Fine Arts faculty at Cypress, and College alumni are well represented across fields in the creative arts.

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A video showing the exhibition is on YouTube. To see more examples of Professor Paiment’s work, you can check out his personal website here and Instagram page here. For a past post we did on his work, you can click here.

Congratulations, Professor Paiment, and thank you for your work in the arts and with your students!

#CypressCollege #motivating

Professor Becky Floyd Nominated for 2015 Orange County Teacher of the Year

#Motivating | We are very pleased and proud to announce that one of our own – Becky Floyd (Professor of Anthropology, Social Sciences) – was nominated for 2015 Orange County Teacher of the Year. This prestigious recognition celebrates the most outstanding faculty in our region. Professor Floyd was honored at the annual awards ceremony, Tuesday, November 10th, which took place at the Disneyland Hotel. This distinction comes a year after Becky’s 2014 Cypress College Academic Senate Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award.

Becky Floyd Teacher of the Year

Pictured left to right: Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Cypress College Executive Vice President; Becky Floyd, Orange County Teacher of Year Nominee; Nina DeMarkeySocial Science Division Dean; and Nancy Pound, Social Science Division Administrative Assistant. 

Nationally, Cypress College is recognized for its premier faculty and their excellent classroom instruction. Professor Floyd and master faculty like her have helped the College attain several very notable recent recognitions.

In 2015 these include:

#1 in the U.S. | Top Toyota T-TEN Auto-Tech Program in the Nation.
#2 in C.A. | Top Two ESL & Basic Skills English Programs in California.
#3 in C.A. | Ranked Top Three California Community Colleges (Schools.com)
#3 in the Region | Ranked Top Three in Greater Los Angeles & Orange County for Student Transfer and Graduation Rates (EdSmart.org)
15 of 113 | California Community Colleges piloting a Bachelor’s Degree (Mortuary Science)
#17 in the U.S. | National Ranking on MTV-U’s website “Rate-My-Professor”
Top National Licensure Exam Pass Rates | Perfect state licensure pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen; Diagnostic Medical Sonography (OB/Gyn); Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Physics; and Mortuary Science: Sciences. 90+% state licensure exam pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Assisting; Mortuary Science (Arts); Radiology Technology. And 85%+ state licensure rates for students in: Health Information Technology; Nursing; and Psychiatric Technology.
2/3ds of the Class of 2015 qualified for transfer to a UC or CSU institution.

Congratulations, Becky! Thank you for making Cypress exceptional.
#motivating 

 

 

Students Rate Cypress College Professors in Nation’s Top 20

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Students: your faculty are amazing! But — based on what you’ve been telling Rate My Professors — you already knew that.

For the fifth time in the past six years, Cypress College appears in the Top 25 Highest-Rated Colleges list produced by mtvU’s RateMyProfessors.com. Cypress College topped the list as the #1 faculty in the 2009-2010 academic year. The other three appearances were also in the top 10 — a strong indication of Cypress College’s consistence excellence in the classroom.

“Cypress College has some of the finest, qualified, passionate, and personable instructors,” one student wrote in reviewing the College. “[It’s] truly a lovely place with positive energy.”

Added another: “It’s one of the better community colleges compared to the other surrounding ones. I drive from LA county just to come here. I have not taken any class that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. The professors are great. The classes are cool. The students are pretty friendly all over.”

Because the honor applies to the Cypress College faculty as a whole, no individuals are named on the list. The ranking is based exclusively on student feedback.

“The rankings for best schools were determined by analyzing both professor ratings and campus ratings,” Rate My Professors said in a statement releasing this year’s lists. “Different from typical college rankings, this list is generated entirely from the input of the students themselves — providing an authentic overview of daily life at each respective school.”

According to the company’s release: “Owned and operated by MTV’s college network, mtvU, the site consists entirely of student-generated ratings of current or former professors, featuring more than 8,000 schools, 1.8 million professors and 15 million ratings. RateMyProfessors.com reaches 6 million college students on average each month.”

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#CypressCollege #Premier #Faculty

Other notable 2015-16 recognitions include:

– #1 in the U.S. | Top Toyota T-TEN Auto-Tech Program in the Nation.

– #2 in C.A. | Top Two ESL & Basic Skills English Programs in California.

– #3 in C.A. | Ranked as a Top Three California Community College (Schools.com)

– #3 in the Region | Ranked Top Three in Greater Los Angeles & Orange County for Student Transfer and Graduation Rates (EdSmart.org)

– 15 of 113 | California Community Colleges piloting a Bachelor’s Degree (Mortuary Science)

– #17 in the U.S. | National Ranking on MTV-U’s website “Rate-My-Professor”

– Top National Licensure Exam Pass Rates | Perfect state licensure pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen; Diagnostic Medical Sonography (OB/Gyn); Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Physics; and Mortuary Science: Sciences. 90+% state licensure exam pass rates for students in the following programs: Dental Assisting; Mortuary Science (Arts); Radiology Technology. And85%+ state licensure rates for students in: Health Information Technology; Nursing; and Psychiatric Technology.

– 2/3ds of the Class of 2015 qualified for transfer to a UC or CSU institution.

– 75 Orange Empire Athletics Conference Titles

– 25 California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Titles