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Evacuations Ordered After Suspicious Object Reported In COC Bathroom

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Deputies are investigating after a “suspicious object” was reported in a restroom at College of the Canyons (COC) Valencia Campus on Monday. Return To Normal After an exhaustive search of College of the Canyons by staff and law enforcement, no suspicious object has been found, according to COC spokesperson Eric Harnish. The evacuation has been dropped and students and staff ...

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Chuck Lyon Announces Bid For COC Board Of Trustees For Area 1 Seat 

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Chuck Lyon is seeking election to the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees in the November general election, officials announced Wednesday. Lyon has more than 35 years of experience in higher education, supporting students and their success at the community college level.  “Having had decades of opportunity to serve College of the Canyons, seeing firsthand the impressive growth of ...

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‘I Need To Finish This’: Formerly Unhoused, First Generation COC Student Finds Success

This week, a College of the Canyons (COC) student is set to graduate with three associate degrees after having dealt with homelessness. Sarah Zamudio, a formerly unhoused and first-generation COC student, is set to graduate with three associate degrees after a time of hardship with her family. Family And Hardship “Going to college was a dream,” Zamudio said, who has ...

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Santa Clarita Master Chorale Announces Final Concert For The Season

The Santa Clarita Master Chorale announced its final concert for the 2021-2022 season, “The Roaring 20’s,” is set to take the stage next month. This concert is expected to celebrate choral gems that resounded in their respective “’20s,” beginning with Palestrina in 1520, said Katherine Rotim, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Master Chorale.  “We work our way through the centuries ...

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‘Mr. COC’ Awarded Silver Spur Award In Annual College Of The Canyons Celebration

In recognition of his “unwavering” support to College of the Canyons (COC) throughout its five-decade history, the college’s foundation presented Bruce Fortine with the prestigious “Silver Spur” Community Service Award during the first annual celebration since the on-set of the pandemic.  Held in the backlot of Santa Clarita Studios in Valencia on Saturday, cocktails and appetizers preceded the 30th annual ...

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College Of The Canyons Annual Silver Spur Celebration Returns  

After a two-year hiatus, the College of the Canyons Foundation announced the return of the Silver Spur Celebration and honor Bruce Fortine for his service later this month.  The 2022 Silver Spur Event is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 at Santa Clarita Studios in Valencia. The evening is set to recognize the accomplishments of Fortine, also known as “Mr. COC.” ...

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National Science Foundation Awards $646,000 Welding Grant To College Of The Canyons

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The National Science Foundation has awarded College of the Canyons (COC) a $646,354 grant to fund a Welding Education Smart Technology (WEST) program on campus in Fall 2022.  Expected to launch next semester, the WEST project intends to integrate smart technology platforms — paired with industry-recognized stackable certificates — into the current welding curriculum.  “We are very excited to receive ...

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