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Cañada College Parking Lots Offer a Spectacular View of Fourth of July Fireworks Shows

Campus will open at 6:30 p.m.

It has become a tradition for many Peninsula residents. Pack the family into the car and head to Cañada College on the Fourth of July for amazing views of local fireworks shows.

Parking Lot 7 on the Cañada College campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., in Redwood City, overlooks the San Francisco Bay and offers views of local fireworks shows up and down the Peninsula. "It's a fantastic view and I understand the community enjoys coming to the campus for this event," said Cañada College President Larry Buckley. "We're pleased to open the parking lot on the Fourth of July and participate in this tradition."

The college will also be an active participant in the Redwood City Fourth of July Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Cañada will have a float and walking group in this year's parade with the theme "From Here, You Can Go Anywhere!" The float is being built by the Associated Students of Cañada College and Theater Manager Mik…

Crafts to Cash - How to Get Started in the Business of Art

Free Workshop is Designed to Help Artists Start a Business
Arts RWC and the Cañada College Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities will present a free workshop for artists titled, "Crafts to Cash - You Can do it! How to Get Started in the Business of Art."

The workshop will be held Monday, July 15 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Dragon Theater, 2120 Broadway St., in Redwood City. The theater is located near the corner of Broadway and Jefferson.

Catherine Fraser, director of the Cañada College Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities, will offer an overview for artists on how to start a business to sell art. She will discuss organizing the business, developing a business plan, and marketing. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP Beth Mostovoy at Space is limited.

Alicia Karver Hired to Coach Volleyball at Cañada College

Karver was a member of the CSU San Bernardino team that finished second nationally in 2008-09.

Alicia Karver, a former assistant coach at Sierra College in Rocklin, has been hired to rebuild the Cañada College volleyball program.
Karver spent three seasons as the first assistant at Sierra, winning a Northern California championship during her tenure. She was also a successful college player, winning conference titles at San Joaquin Delta Community College in Stockton and winning two conference titles and finishing second in the nation at California State University San Bernardino.
Karver is a 2005 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Stockton where she played four years earning first-team all-area three times.
Most recently, she’s been coaching Mercy High School in Burlingame, which finished 20-12 in 2012. That record was good for a three-way split of the West Bay Athletic League Skyline Division title.
“I’m really excited for this opportunity,” she said. “I enjoy coaching at the commun…

The National Hispanic University Partners With Cañada College to Offer Child Development Program

Partnership gives early childhood education students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree 

The National Hispanic University (NHU) and the San Mateo Community College District’s Cañada College announced today a partnership to offer NHU’s Bachelor of Arts in Child Development program at Cañada College in Redwood City, Calif., beginning fall 2013. The partnership expands access to a four-year degree completion for early childhood professionals who are looking to strengthen their knowledge base and skills while continuing their important work in the field.

“As early childhood programs and schools become more diverse, there is a growing demand for culturally and linguistically responsive professionals who can inspire and engage young learners and their parents,” said Dr. David P. López, president of NHU. “We are proud to partner with Cañada College to extend the educational opportunities offered to their students and help them advance their careers and address the needs in t…

Two Cañada Paralegal Students Earn Scholarships

Lorna Boales and Victoria Hughot received Scholarships from the San Mateo County Legal Secretaries Association
Two Cañada College paralegal students have each earned the Eula Mae Jett Scholarship from the San Mateo County Legal Secretaries Association.

Lorna Boales and Victoria Hughot each received a $500 scholarship from the association and Hughot was selected by the San Mateo Chapter of LSI to represent the county in the statewide competition where she earned another $1,500 scholarship. The second scholarship was awarded by Legal Secretaries Incorporated, California State Scholarship Board.
“This is a very competitive scholarship and our students should be commended for their hard work and outstanding academic ability,” said Althea Kippes, a faculty member in the Cañada College Paralegal Program.

Kippes had Boales and Hughot in her Advanced Legal Writing class in the spring semester. “As part of my regular assignment for this class, I require all of my students to draft the essay requir…

Cañada Begins Operating Under Summer Hours June 7

The college will be closed on Fridays through Aug. 2
Cañada College will begin operating under summer hours on Friday, June 7. During this time, the college will be closed on Fridays.
Student Services will be open Monday and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Library and Learning Center will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through July 25.
The college will resume normal business hours on Monday, Aug. 5. For more information, call (650) 306-3100.

A Five-Year Journey Ends at Commencement for Yesenia Haro

The Cañada College employee earns her Associate’s Degree in Human Services After five years of studying, one class a semester, Cañada College employee Yesenia Haro was able to walk across the stage at this year’s commencement ceremony and accept her Associate’s Degree in Human Services. Not only did she fulfill a life-long goal, but she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Haro came to California when she was 13-years-old and graduated from Half Moon Bay High School. English was her second language, so school was difficult. After high school, she joined the workforce to help her parents financially. In 2007, Haro began working for the college at the Coastside Center in Half Moon Bay, where she was in charge of admissions, financial aid, placement testing, and outreach. It was there that she set her mind to earning her college degree. In 2008, Haro returned to school, taking the Career 401 College Success course at Cañada. “That class motivated me and my family,” she said. “After that class, I set…

Sarah Harmon Receives Bay Honors Consortium Faculty Award

Award recognizes exemplary work of faculty in support of their honors community
Sarah Harmon, a Spanish and linguistics professor at Cañada College, received the Bay Honors Consortium Faculty Award at the group’s annual Honors Research Symposium held in May.
The Bay Honors Consortium is made up of honors program directors and counselors from 16 Northern California community college honors programs.The group’s mission is to promote and support honors programs and host its annual Honors Research Symposium.
“I am very grateful to receive this recognition by my colleagues and peers,” Harmon said. “It is truly an honor to work with the Bay Honors Consortium on our various agendas.”
Patty Hall, professor of early childhood development and director of the Honors Transfer Program at Cañada, said Harmon has shown consistent support for the school’s honors program. “She has mentored student research in her classes, participated on the Honors Transfer Program Advisory Committee, and assisted the pro…

Cañada Student Esmeralda Gutierrez Accepted Into Prestigious Accounting Development Program

The workshop is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of earning the CPA credential

Cañada College student Esmeralda Gutierrez will travel to Denver, Colorado, July 7-11 to participate in the Accounting Scholars Development Program. At the event, she will join other aspiring accountants honing her skills and learning about career opportunities. The workshop is sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Foundation. Through speakers, panel discussions and interactive programs, participants gain confidence and an enhanced understanding of the various career paths in the accounting profession. An all-expenses paid event, the AICPA Foundation covers the cost of student attendees’ transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals.

Gutierrez enrolled at Cañada in the fall of 2012 intent on earning a certificate in medical billing but was soon motivated by Leonor Cabrera, professor of accounting, to apply for scholarships and pursue a career in accounting. Cabrera…

Summer Session Begins June 17

Summer session at Cañada begins Monday, June 17. Class registration has begun and will continue through late registration, which concludes June 22. Students can register for classes at WebSCHEDULE.

The college has added a number of new online courses this summer, including Human Biology, Computer Science, Introduction to Astronomy, English 100, and Physical Geography. Space is limited so students are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible.

Janet Stringer, Dean of Science and Technology and coordinator for distance learning, said the online courses are extremely popular with students returning home from four-year universities who need core requirements. "There is a growing demand for online courses, especially in the summer," she said. "Those classes have been filling quickly."

A new online course in US History that transfers to both UC and CSU schools has proven so popular it filled within days of opening.

For a complete list of summer classes, go to WebSCHEDU…