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October 21, 2014
College of the Canyons will welcome author and holocaust survivor Leon Malmed for a special presentation and accompanying book signing of his memoir “We Survived… At Last I Speak” on Monday, Oct. 27.

October 16, 2014
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery will present a first-of-its-kind exhibition inspired by the cult classic film “The Big Lebowski,” as Southern California artist Joe Forkan attempts to “really tie the room together” with his work entitled “The Lebowski Cycle.”

October 14, 2014
The College of the Canyons women’s basketball team will welcome more than 25 former players — as well as a bevy of fans and community supporters — to its inaugural Alumni Game, taking place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.​

October 6, 2014
The Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra is known as “a veritable who’s who among the Los Angeles area’s most accomplished studio and big band artists,” and it’s coming to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. ​

September 30, 2014
Historic legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown could provide local residents with another option to earn a bachelor’s degree in the Santa Clarita Valley. Brown signed Senate Bill 850, which authorizes California community colleges to launch a pilot program for 15 college districts to offer bachelor’s degree programs.

September 29, 2014
College of the Canyons students will explore California’s natural beauty, innovation and enduring spirit of optimism during the “California Dreaming” art exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library beginning Oct. 1.

September 26, 2014
As director of distance learning at College of the Canyons, John Makevich oversaw the growth of one of the most comprehensive online programs available to California’s community college students. The right people took notice, as Makevich has since moved on to serve as director of strategic planning and operations for the statewide Online Education Initiative. 

September 26, 2014
College of the Canyons sophomore runner Rodrigo Ornelas has been named the Western State Conference (WSC) Male Athlete of the Week based on his performance at the 2014 Southern California Preview at Woodley Park in Van Nuys on Sept. 19.

September 25, 2014
In implementing the Teaching a New Generation of Statistics Educators (TANGO) Stats Ed project for the fall 2014 semester, co-principal investigators Monica Dabos of College of the Canyons and Michael Posner of Villanova University are building a foundation for statistics education reform among the nation’s community colleges.

September 16, 2014
In an effort to spark collaboration, foster better communication and share best practices among the region’s many community college and high school department chairs, College of the Canyons will host a first-of-its-kind Regional Chairs Academy Conference on Friday, Oct. 24.

September 10, 2014
The College of the Canyons Athletics Department has won its first-ever Western State Conference Supremacy Award for its performance during the 2013-14 academic year. 

September 10, 2014
The College of the Canyons wine studies program is becoming a tastier option by the day. Due to an increasing global demand for experts in the field, as well as the college's focused devotion to expand the culinary arts program’s resources and facilities, taking an introductory course in wine studies could prove to be the most rewarding decision a student can make. 

September 9, 2014
Ecuador native Gaby Mendoza walked onto the College of the Canyons campus for the first time three years ago with a lack of direction and no social circle to latch onto. As it turns out, those circumstances were only temporary — as with her acceptance to NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars program, she confirmed her transformation from awkward newcomer to role model.

August 27, 2014
College of the Canyons graduate Jessie Warme has been named a recipient of the 2014 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, joining a select group of just 10 community college students from across the nation to receive this prestigious award.

August 22, 2014
College of the Canyons has unveiled a two-part "Skills4Success" campaign to recognize and celebrate the college's wide range of student success stories, while also introducing institution-wide student-support strategies that college officials believe will help revolutionize how student success is measured.

August 20, 2014
As U.S. veterans head home from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the College of the Canyons Adult Re-entry and Veterans Center continues to serve an ever-growing population of local student veterans who have sought out the college as their first stop on the path to educational and career success.

June 17, 2014
Offering local audiences a ‘Season of Celebration,’ the 2014-15 Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons 10th Anniversary Season will feature a wealth of talent for audiences of all ages to experience and enjoy!​

February 6, 2014
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Measure M community oversight committee has accepted the findings of an independent audit confirming that management of the college’s Measure M general obligation bond is in full compliance with all laws and accountability measures set forth by the legislature and mandated by California education code.


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