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Dream Center

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The Grossmont College Dream Center was established in January 2016. 


Create a safe space within Grossmont College that offers a support system for undocumented students. We aim to promote awareness of the issues and challenges that affect undocumented students in our college and community in order to ensure respect and appreciation of diversity, while promoting equal access to education.

Who We Are

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Adjunct Counselor

Katherine Vilchez

Adjunct Counselor

Noel Puga
Phone: 619-668-1736

Student Ambassador

Karla Garcia Garduno
Phone: 619-668-1744

Undocumented Student Task Force

Barbara Gallego
Interim Director of Student Affairs

Joan Ahrens
English Instructor

Nadia Almaguer
Financial Aid Advisor

Martha Amezcua Lopez

Diana Barajas
High Sch/CTE Partner
Middle Sch Connections Coord

Mario Chacon
Associate Dean of EOPS

Martha Clavelle
Dean of Counseling

Michael Copenhaver
Director of Financial Aid

Sara Corral

Jack Esquibel

Michael Golden
Biology Instructor

Pearl Lopez
EOPS Counselor

Pat Palma
World Cultural Languages Department

Lida Rafia
Associate Dean of Student Success and Equity

Laura Sahagun
Financial Aid Technician

Denise Schulmeyer
Communications Instructor

Michele Toval
General Adjunct Counselor

Wendy Woodward
Residency Specialist

Last Updated: 06/11/2018

Location: Building 10, Room 109F (inside the Financial Aid department)

Dream Center
Adjunct Counselors:

Noel Puga
Katherine Vilchez

Office Phone:


  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District