Cuesta partners with local business to provide job opportunities

“We are helping young people who are facing major challenges – the homeless, teen parents, high school dropouts,” says Cuesta College’s Youth Programs Supervisor Jennifer Kirn. “We are providing them with opportunities to make their way in the world.” For the past two years, Cuesta College has run the Youth […]

Cuesta staff member recognized by County and State

Cuesta College’s Wellness Arts Program Coordinator Kelsey Kehoe was recently honored by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation with the Paul Wolff Accessibility Advocacy Award. The award is given out annually to an individual, business and organization within San Luis Obispo County for exemplary contributions toward the creation of […]

Cuesta College student printmakers exhibition

A look back at the work of Cuesta College student printmakers from the past 20 years will be on display in the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s McMeen Gallery from June 7 to June 30. Although an annual show, the theme this year is a retrospective look at Cuesta […]

Top candidates selected for Cuesta Academic Affairs and Student Services faculty

After a nation-wide search, Cuesta College Superintendent/President Gil Stork has selected Deborah Wulff as the finalist for Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Academic Affairs and Sandee McLaughlin as the finalist for Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Student Services. Wulff is currently serving as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and McLaughlin […]

SLO Film Festival hires Charlotte Alexander as Festival Director

Charlotte Alexander has been named Festival Director of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival effective July 1. Previous Festival Director Wendy Eidson remains with the organization, moving into the role of Artistic Director. She and Alexander will work together to support the growth of the Festival in its mission […]

Cuesta College to graduate 682 students

Cuesta College will graduate 682 students at the 48th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 24. The Cuesta College 2013 graduating class, which includes students who have completed degree requirements in fall 2012, spring 2013 and summer 2013 semesters, earned a total of 839 degrees. Students from two international countries, […]

Cuesta’s career exploration summer camp for kids

For the second time, Cuesta College will host the Career Technical Education Summer Camp, June 10-13, 2013. Fifty spots are open to the first 7th and 8th grade-age students who sign up. The camp will provide opportunities for personal growth, new friendships and experiences that will help define their career […]

Local students win FFA state welding competition

Local high school students took home top honors at the recent California FFA Agricultural Welding State Finals held at Cuesta College on Saturday, May 4. The competition included, welding application, a written test, job portfolio/application and weld testing/inspection. Of the 68 students from 18 California high schools, Santa Maria High […]

Cuesta College newspaper wins national award

The Cuestonian, Cuesta College’s student-run, student-designed monthly newspaper, won top honors at a college journalism conference in San Francisco recently. The Cuestonian was one of 10, two-year colleges from around the country to receive a Best of Show Award at the National College Journalism Convention sponsored by the Associated Collegiate […]

Cuesta celebrates 50th anniversary with 5K race

Cuesta College is planning a 5K race on May 11 to celebrate the school’s golden anniversary with activities for all ages. “We’re excited about the race because it’s an opportunity for us to be part of the 50-year celebration and have a day to showcase physical education and kinesiology,” said […]