Thursday, January 28, 2016

Colt Athletics Spring Update






The Men’s Basketball, newly reinstated, Women’s Tennis and Baseball Programs are competing this week and throughout the spring semester.

The Basketball team has lost four of five starters due to injury and has grinded their way to 3rd place, (9-9, 2-3) in the toughest conference in the State. The Colts battled the #1 Ranked CCSF Rams and lost a nail bitter, 84-79.  The Colts then ended Las Positas College’s 10-Game Winning streak, 80-73. Next Wednesday, the team will host Skyline College at 7 p.m. Coach Reynoso, Hardee and Litvinchuk are to be complimented for keeping the team together and focused with such a role reversal for all players due to season-ending injuries.

The Women’s Tennis program is back from hiatus and will open this Saturday at Home versus American River College.  The Colts will play Non-Conference matches thru February then compete in the always tough Coast Conference to qualify for the State Playoffs in May. Come down to our BEAUTIFUL courts and watch these ladies represent Cañada in a “first class” manner with Coach Rick Velasquez and Assistant Coach Garth Haynes.

The Baseball team will open their season at home today versus Solano College at 2 p.m.  The Colts will again make a push for the State Tournament which they have qualified for 7 of the last 9 years. This year’s group has veteran leadership across the board and will once again play the best Non-Conference opponents to prepare for 20 Coast Conference games starting in March.

Please take the time this spring semester to go out and support the student-athletes in your classes as they represent the College locally and Statewide! All programs have rosters and schedules on their websites for your enjoyment.

Go Colts!


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Cañada Welcomes 28 New International Students This Spring Semester




Cañada College welcomes 28 new international students this Spring 2016 semester, bringing our total international student enrollment to 140 -- a 16% increase from Fall semester. 

The new students are from: Brazil, China, Colombia, Jordan, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Israel, Italy, Russia, Luxembourg, and Nepal.  Vice Presidents Gregory Anderson and Kim Lopez and Deans Lizette Bricker and Chialin Hsieh and Misha Maggi and Megan Rodriguez Antone provided encouraging words during the International Student Luncheon on January 4 and Redwood City Vice Mayor Ian Bain welcomed the students at City Hall during a tour of downtown Redwood City on January 6.  We wish all new and current international students much success in the upcoming semester.






Heidi Diamond Joins Cañada as Dean of Business, Design and Workforce





Please give a warm welcome to Heidi Diamond, new Dean of Business, Design and Workforce at Cañada College.  Prior to coming to Cañada College, Heidi worked at West Valley College for fifteen years in a variety of institutional and student-focused positions. 

Recently, Heidi served as the Chair for West Valley College’s Business Division. In this role, Heidi led, developed, and supported programs in accounting, business, real estate, digital media, computer applications, computer information systems and court reporting.  As a Grants Project Director, Heidi managed numerous grants that established viable pathways for high school students transitioning to college.  While serving as the college’s Faculty Accreditation Liaison Officer and SLO Assessment Coordinator, Heidi helped ensure that the college’s accreditation status was reaffirmed with commendations.  Heidi has taught a wide range of face-to-face and online business courses including Marketing Principles, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, and Small Business Startup. Heidi also led the team that designed and implemented a college-wide Online Instructor Certification program.

Heidi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Baruch College.  Heidi completed additional graduate work in Spanish literature at the University of Salamanca.  Having just completed course work in fine arts and drawing, Heidi is passionate about establishing meaningful linkages between design thinking and business as they relate to ideation and entrepreneurship.



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