Monday, February 29, 2016

Maria Huning Selected as Cañada Classified Employee of the Year





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!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Cañada College Art Department Presents "Empty Promises"




MICHAEL J. RYAN

EMPTY PROMISES

Cañada College Art Gallery


The Cañada College Art Department is proud to present "EMPTY PROMISES," an exhibition of paintings by Bay Area artist, Michael Ryan. The exhibit is in the Cañada College Art Gallery, located on the ground floor of Building 9, Room 9-152. It runs from February 16 - March 24. Gallery hours are Monday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. - Noon.

The present exhibition consists of nine oil paintings representing plastic packaging, in a way that, at times, can be seen as both eerie and beautiful. The artist thus takes this mundane symbol of our throw-away consumerist culture, and causes the viewer to see the beauty in the form and how it takes the light.

Michael received his training in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University and San Francisco State University. He has exhibited his work extensively in the Bay Area since 2005, including the ATA Gallery in San Francisco and the Institute for Contemporary Art in San Jose. 



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