Maria Huning Selected as Cañada Classified Employee of the Year
Maria Huning, Program Services Coordinator for Upward Bound, has been selected as Cañada’s nominee for the Community College Classified Employee of the Year Award. Maria is a valuable member of Cañada College and the San Mateo County Community College District. She has demonstrated her commitment to the principles of the California Community College mission and the mission of Cañada College for the past 12 years through her professionalism and service to the college. Her advocacy for students and families has naturally evolved to become what it is today-- an excellent example of the powerful role that classified staff have in fulfilling the college mission.
Maria understands the importance of becoming involved in the life of the college and has demonstrated her commitment to serving the college in a variety of ways. She has served three terms as the Vice President of the Classified Senate. She has taken a leadership role in professional development, including working closely with the Classified Senates at Skyline College and College of San Mateo on key issues and topics, including developing a unified voice and assisting them in exercising their ability to advocate. She also has played a key role in developing the Classified Professional Development work group to establish a clear and transparent process for allocating professional development funds to classified staff at the college. Additionally, she collaborates with the Associated Students of Cañada College in planning college events for students. Finally, she is a member of a number of key participatory governance committees and is involved in a variety of college activities that support the college mission.
Maria was recognized at the February 17 Board of Trustees meeting and congratulated by Vice President Gregory Anderson. Thank you, Maria - your collective commitment and dedication to our students help to make Cañada great!