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College Of The Canyons Board Of Trustees President Announces Bid For Re-Election

With an aim to efficiently navigate coursework and provide necessary resources to students under the circumstances caused by Los Angeles County’s Safer-At-Home order, Michelle Jenkins, the current president of the Board of Trustees at the College of the Canyons, announced her bid for re-election Thursday. Jenkins is running for the Area No. 4 trustee position for the Santa Clarita Community ...

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Former ASG President, Local Activist Sebastian Cazares Announces Run For COC Board

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After graduating from College of the Canyons, former College of the Canyons Associated Student Government (ASG) President Sebastian Cazares is running for a seat on the COC Board of Trustees, officials said Monday. Cazares is now running to represent Santa Clarita Community College District Area 3, currently held by Steve Zimmer, for the General Election in November. “My goal for ...

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COC Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook Appointed To County Economic Resiliency Task Force

College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has been appointed by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Economic Resiliency Task Force, officials said Tuesday, Van Hook was appointed to the Education Sector Work Team, which is set to focus on creating a framework for the reopening of colleges and universities in the County, according to ...

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Dozens Of COC Nursing Graduates Celebrated In Drive-By Ceremony

Sixty College of the Canyons (COC) nursing graduates were celebrated in a drive-by ceremony at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center Saturday morning.  Graduates were joined by their family and friends in their vehicles, and welcomed by COC nursing staff members as they drove through the ceremony.  Throughout the drive-by ceremony, the traditions normally held at graduation were ...

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Dr. Dianne Van Hook: ‘Celebrating The Strength And Success Of Our Students’

Benjamin Disraeli said, “There is no education like adversity.”  If that’s true, then the Class of 2020 at College of the Canyons should graduate with Ph.Ds. By Dr. Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor of College of the Canyons. As the college adjusted to the new reality brought on by COVD-19, the circumstances we found ourselves in brought a steep learning curve for ...

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College Of The Canyons COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site Closed Thursday


The drive-thru COVID-19 test site at College of the Canyons is set to be closed Thursday in anticipation of a protest nearby. Thursday, officials with the City of Santa Clarita expect there to be a large gathering of Black Lives Matter protesters near the corner of Valencia Blvd and McBean Pkwy, just down the road from College of the Canyons. ...

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College Of The Canyons 50th Graduating Class To be Honored During Virtual Commencement Ceremony

The College of the Canyons Class of 2020 is truly unlike any other in the college’s 50-year history. They danced in their living rooms, composed music in their bedrooms, and got hands-on nursing experience at a coronavirus testing site. College of the Canyons will honor its 2020 graduating class during the college’s 50th-anniversary commencement ceremony. The virtual event will begin ...

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Graduating Nurses At College Of The Canyons Prepare To Enter The Frontlines Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

As the class of 2020 prepares to graduate at College of the Canyons, 60 students from the college’s nursing program are preparing to enter the healthcare world in a “baptism of fire” as they join the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. While many graduating students from the College of the Canyons class of 2020 will leave the ...

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College Of The Canyons Expects ‘Increased Demand’ During Mostly Online Fall Semester

Officials with College of the Canyons expect the demand for higher education to be “exceptionally strong” in the coming year as they prepare to host the majority of their fall semester classes online. Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook, chancellor for College of the Canyons, sent an email out to the campus community Wednesday to give an update on the college’s ...

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Dr. Dianne Van Hook: We All Stand Together

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At College of the Canyons, as we navigate the challenges, shift, and barriers presented by the COVID-19 pandemic so far, all of us are called upon daily to make sacrifices, and at the same time look out for one another, demonstrate extra consideration, regard, care, and teamwork.  As we do, as we put aside preferences; struggle to be comfortable; embrace ...

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