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College Receives Grant to Support MESA

January 31, 2024 – College of the Canyons has received a $125,000 subaward grant as part of a $3 million Title V grant awarded to CSUN from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the number of Hispanic and underrepresented students in art, health sciences, engineering, computer science, and STEM disciplines.

Women's Conference Slated for March 23

January 30, 2024 – The annual College of the Canyons Women’s Conference will return to the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center on Saturday, March 23. Held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., this year’s conference will feature an exciting lineup of presenters and breakout sessions designed around the theme “Flourish."

Free Tax Preparation Services Offered

January 29, 2024 – The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at College of the Canyons will offer free tax preparation services to individuals who made less than $67,000 in 2023, persons with disabilities, and those with limited English-speaking skills. 

Canyons Promise Accepting Applications

January 26, 2024 – The Canyons Promise program at College of the Canyons is now accepting sign-ups for the 2024-25 academic year. 

Audit of Bond Spending Affirmed

January 24, 2024 – The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Independent Citizens Bond Oversight Committee voted to accept the results of an independent audit confirming the district properly accounted for all bond expenditures in the 2022-23 fiscal year. 

College Named Regional Center of Excellence

January 24, 2024 – College of the Canyons has been awarded a $4 million grant to join a collaborative for Regional Effectiveness, Action, Transformation, and Equity as one of eight Regional Centers of Excellence in California. 

Registration Ongoing for Spring Semester

January 23, 2024 – It is not too late for students and community members to register for the College of the Canyons Spring 2024 semester, which starts Monday, Feb. 5.

Information Nights Set for Prospective Students

January 23, 2024 – College of the Canyons will host Information Nights on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Valencia campus and Thursday, March 14, at the Canyon Country campus to better assist high school seniors interested in starting their college experience.

College Earns Carnegie Classification

January 11, 2024 – College of the Canyons is the only California community college to receive the 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement awarded by the American Council on Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Corn to Receive Silver Spur Award

January 10, 2024 – The College of the Canyons Foundation has named Steve Corn as the recipient of the prestigious 2024 Silver Spur Award for Community Service in recognition of his longtime support of the college and community service.

Endowment Created to Honor Jenkins

January 4, 2024 – The College of the Canyons Foundation has created an endowment fund in honor of Michele Jenkins, who passed away Feb. 6, 2023, after nearly 40 years of service as a Board of Trustees member.

Board of Trustees Names Officers

December 14, 2023 – The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees, which oversees College of the Canyons, named its officers and confirmed its 2024 meeting schedule  on Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Program Awarded for 100 Percent Job Placement

December 12, 2023 – The College of the Canyons Workforce and Economic Advancement division was distinguished as one of the top-performing training providers by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board for its 100 percent job placement of Uniquely Abled Academy graduates. 

College Awarded $600,000 for OER Materials

December 11, 2023 – College of the Canyons has been awarded $600,000 from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in support of Zero Textbook Cost acceleration and Open Educational Resources that can be used and repurposed by community colleges statewide.

College Receives Industry Training Grant

December 4, 2023 – College of the Canyons has received a $500,00 grant from the California Workforce Development Board to develop High Road Training Partnerships with regional industry partners. 

Patinkin to Perform at PAC on March 21

December 1, 2023 – Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE,” to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons on Thursday, March 21.




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