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Showing posts from April, 2014

Student Satisfaction Survey

The Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness recently completed a student satisfaction survey of Cañada students. The results provide a remarkable picture of our student body's experience here at the college. The surveys were distributed via email and we received more than 1,000 student responses to sixty questions. The questions covered their background, goals, and experiences with both academic and student services on campus. Among the findings:

97.2% of students indicated that they would recommend Cañada College to a family member or friends.  While some current students said they would have preferred to begin their educations at a CSU or UC, 92.3% said that they would start at Cañada College if they had it to do all over again. 93.1% of students rated their education experience at Cañada as “Excellent” or “Above Average.”  Among our favorite comments, one student wrote, “I don’t think I would still be in school if I had ended up elsewhere.” And, nothing bea…

Three Cañada Students Win Kitchen Design Competition

Debbie Nash, Jie Yang, and Anne Marie Cappelli took the top three spots in this year’s National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Charette hosted by Cañada College.

The three interior design students will receive a $50 scholarship and certificate of achievement. Their entries will also be forwarded to the National GE Charette where they will be eligible for the top prize of a $5,000 scholarship.

The competition challenged students from around the country to design a kitchen utilizing specific General Electric appliances within a defined space. They had three hours to complete the assignment using drafting pencils, calculators, architectural scale, a drafting triangle and NKBA template.

Cappelli, who left a career in fashion design to pursue interior design, won first place in the Cañada competition. “I knew at a young age I would pursue a job in a creative field. I was torn between interior design and fashion design.”

Cappelli worked as a designer and patternmaker for more than 20 yea…

Cañada Alum Froilan Malit Works on Labor Immigration Issues

Cañada College alum Froilan Malit is helping improve working conditions for migrant laborers in the Middle East with an eye towards returning to Oxford University to complete his PhD in Politics and International Relations and eventually a law degree.

“I conduct labor policy studies on low-skilled labor migrants – mainly Asian and African workers – and develop potential policy recommendations to improve their working conditions and rights in the region,” Malit said. His studies have been published in various policy institutes, including Migration Policy Institute, Al Monitor, and working papers at Cornell University, where he earned a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations (with honors) and MPA in Public Administration. Malit is also writing a book on Philippine labor migration to the Middle East and hopes to have it published later this year.

Malit is working for the Philippine Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and as a short-term consultant for the International Organization for Mi…

SFSU Nursing Program Information Session at CSM

Sequoia Hospital and San Francisco State University will host an information session from 1:10 to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, April 16, regarding their Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Cañada College. The information session will be held at the College of San Mateo,  Building 10, Room 195. The information session is free and open to anyone interested in pursuing a degree in nursing.

The program was founded in 2004 as a four-way partnership between the Sequoia Health Care District, Sequoia Hospital, Cañada College, and San Francisco State University. The program provides an additional 40 places each year for students interested in and qualified for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and helps address the nursing shortage in the San Francisco Bay Area and southern portion of San Mateo County.

All courses are taught by San Francisco State University faculty on the Cañada College campus. Sequoia Hospital provides most of the clinical placements for student in the program. In addition…