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College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons News

College of the Canyons news and updates. News and information to the community about the college's programs and services.

    COC Grad Awarded $7,500 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

    A valedictorian of College of the Canyons' 2014 graduating class was one of ten students nationwide chosen to receive the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship award, college officials announced Wednesday.

    Jessie Warme, who is set to attend the University of California at San Diego in the fall, was selected from more than 2,200 applicants to be awarded with the $7,500 scholarship in recognition of outstanding academic achievement of Phi Theta Kappa members.

    COC, Hart District Empowers Students To Graduate, Attend College

    Sixteen graduates from the College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District Upward Bound Program are expected to being their first semester at COC after completing the college preparatory program designed to empower students to graduate from high school and continue their education at a college or university.

    College Of The Canyons Unveiling New Campaign

    College of the Canyons is unveiling a new “Skills4Success” campaign for Fall semester featuring pictures of students on large banners across campus.

    College of the Canyons has unveiled the new campaign designed to publicly recognize and visually celebrate the wide range of student success stories found at the college, while also introducing new support strategies COC officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.

    COC Veterans Center Sees Rise In Number Of Student Veterans

    College of the Canyons Adult Reentry and Veterans Center staff are noting a rise in the number of student veterans coming to them for assistance, college officials announced Wednesday.

    Center officials saw about 20 percent more veterans during the 2013-2014 academic year compared to the previous year, bringing their total for the year to more than 1,000 veterans assisted, according to a COC news release.

    COC Offers Largest Class Selection In School History

    College of the Canyons officials announced they’re offering students the largest schedule of classes in school history, providing seats for more than 51,000 potential students this fall, according to school officials in a news release.

    College Of The Canyons Shares Single Dad's Student Success Story

    Overcoming mistakes, including a DUI conviction, College of the Canyons alum and father Jorge Vasquez is trying to use his education to turn his life around for himself and his family.

    Culinary Buildings At COC Nearly Complete

    Construction of two new buildings at the College of the Canyons Valencia campus is nearing completion as administrators prepare for the Fall semester.

    The new student services and administration building and the College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education building are scheduled to be finished by the end of the fall semester, said Jim Schrage, COC's vice president of facilities planning, operations and construction.

    College Of The Canyons To Graduate Largest Class In School History

    College of the Canyons will celebrate the 2014 class of graduates during their annual commencement ceremony on Friday. This year, 1,343 students will graduate, the largest class in the history of the school.

    COC To Present Scholarly Discussion On Prison Privatization

    The Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center will host a scholarly presentation given by COC professor Karyl Kicenski on Thursday. Kicenski will speak on prison privatization and how she believes it has affected recidivism, politics and the economy.

    COC Hosting 10th Annual Meet The Grant Makers For SCV Nonprofits

    Santa Clarita Valley’s nonprofit organizations are invited to the 10th annual Meet the Grant Makers event June 5, hosted by College of the Canyons Office of Grants Development officials.

    The event will feature a panel presentation and seminar offering nonprofits the opportunity to learn how to enhance their fundraising efforts and see their organizations thrive, according to a COC news release.