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Cañada to host Convocation Ceremony Aug. 28

Dean David Johnson (left) leads last year's ceremony.
Cañada College will host its annual Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Theater. The ceremony began last year as a way to welcome students to the college.  


"The Cañada convocation is a gathering of faculty, staff, students and community members to celebrate and prepare for the academic year," said David Johnson, Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. "This event underscores our commitment to academic excellence and highlights the opportunities and resources Cañada affords to every student."

The short program will be highlighted by Johnson’s welcome to students and a description of what they can expect this semester. Redwood City Mayor Alicia Aguirre (also a faculty member at the college), Academic Senate President Doug Hirzel, and Associated Students of Cañada College President Alaa Aissi will also offer welcoming remarks. A reception with light refreshments will follow the formal ceremony.

Johnson said bringing together students, staff, faculty and the community at one event to kick-off the new academic year helps formally welcome students to the company of scholars. "It affirms the responsibility we have to educate and prepare our students and makes clear the expectations we have of them," he said.

This will be new Cañada College President Larry Buckley's first convocation ceremony at the college. "I’m proud to be a part of this tradition that brings together our students, faculty, staff, and the community," he said.

The ceremony is open to everyone. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Maggie Souza at souza@smccd.edu or call (650) 306-3238.

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