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1542 - Explorer Juan Cabrillo sets sail from Mexico; will stop for a drink at mouth of Santa Clara River [story]


A Message from the Chairman, Steve Corn
In the United States, local community colleges like College of the Canyons play an extremely critical role in the life of our communities and in the future of American society.
College of the Canyons is one of 113 community colleges in California, which together form the largest system of higher education in the nation, with over 2.6 million students. Every day we provide our students with the knowledge and experience necessary to compete in today’s economy. For our students this means jobs, family and housing. Many of our students are returning U.S. veterans, single parents, or unemployed workers who need new skills to re-enter the workforce. The college offers them educational opportunities in career technical education, basic courses in english and math, and preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
 
You help us make this happen. Your support over the past four decades has enabled us to be counted among America’s top community colleges. Plus, it is truly amazing to see the enormous impact the college has had on the lives of our students and the entire Santa Clarita Valley. And we thank you from the very bottom of our hearts.
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Meeting the Challenges of a Changing World… Together!
Chancellor’s Circle is the premiere support group for College of the Canyons! Its mission is to reach out to members of the local community to establish ongoing relationships. The underlying tenet of Chancellor’s Circle is the strong belief that by working together we can empower one another. The exchange of ideas is instrumental in the college’s endeavor to evolve and develop educational and training programs to benefit businesses and individuals in our local community.
Connecting Through the Alumni Network
As you walk through campus you can’t miss the beautiful banners highlighting the diverse success of some of our local alumni. You’ll see the array of accomplishments that distinguish our alumni and show how College of the Canyons can empower others to achieve.
Travel Opportunities!
Visit Tropical Costa Rica!
April 20 – 28, 2017
Join us for an all-inclusive trip to the lush forests of this tropical paradise! See exotic wildlife, stunning waterfalls and endless coastlines! Explore the beaches, take a cruise, travel into the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, take nature walks through this spectacular ecosystem, and encounter the region’s incredible flora and fauna up close. Dare to take a zipline tour through the rain forest and traverse through beautiful mountainous landscapes to the breathtaking views of the volcanoes. During your downtime relax on the beach, shop, or go to the spa. You’ll visit the picturesque topiary gardens and the lovely town of Grecia.

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Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice! October 1 – 9, 2017
This nine-day trip covers the mountains, valleys, lagoons and volcanoes of one of the most photographed spots in the world. Highlights include streaming lava fields, massive glaciers, sculpted mountains, valleys, thundering waterfalls, and plunging fjords. This is home to one of the world’s most geographically significant landscapes! Learn more about the island’s culture with a visit to an Icelandic family which continues the 400-year tradition of catching and preserving Greenland shark. Immerse yourself in the history of the world’s youngest continent and enjoy the scenery of Europe’s largest national park.
IN MEMORIAM
Frank Kleeman, Lloyd Sreden, Dave Davis and Robert Drescher
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to four of our foundation board members who passed away this year – Frank Kleeman, Lloyd Sreden, Dave Davis and Robert Drescher. Their contributions to the foundation are significant, and we will forever treasure the memories of our dear friends.
Connecting Students to Donors -One Scholarship at a Time!
The College of the Canyons Foundation’s Annual Donor Scholar Reception is a highly anticipated event. It represents a truly remarkable partnership between our caring donors and our scholarship recipients who are deeply grateful for the support. Donors connect personally with scholarship recipients, and this extremely heartfelt evening confirms that generous gifts make a difference in the lives of our students and their families.

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Old Zinfandel Vines Growing on Campus!
Ami Belli (left) visits the College of the Canyons vineyard to check on the progress. The Old Vine Zinfandel grape vines were originally donated to College of the Canyons by her late husband, Remo Belli. The college established its own vineyard with vines from his award-winning vineyard in Paso Robles. We look forward to enjoying a bottle of College of the Canyons Zin in the near future!

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Honoring Jack Oakie
and Victoria Horne
The Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation Trust has partnered with the College of the Canyons Foundation in support of student scholarships in the area of visual and performing arts. Since 2007, the Oakie Charitable Foundation Trust has donated more than $100,000 toward the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Memorial Scholarship at College of the Canyons.

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A Fond Farewell to
Michele Edmonson
Longtime COC Foundation staff member Michele Edmonson will retire at the end of the year, drawing to a close nearly 20 years of dedicated service. She began working at College of the Canyons by serving as athletic expansion campaign coordinator and worked her way up to become director of development in 2007.

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Jack and Doreen Shine to Receive Their Silver Spurs!
When Jack and Doreen Shine first crossed paths in the real estate world back in 1993, little did they know that their union would lead to a continuous commitment to serve community members of the Santa Clarita Valley. Today, whether they are building homes, contributing to local charities, or advocating on behalf of education and the arts, the Shines continue to work tirelessly to enhance the community of Santa Clarita.

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Doing Business in California
Don’t miss the 5th annual business-based Breakfast Briefing presented by Brian Koegle, attorney and partner from Poole and Shaffery, LLP. Brian, an employment law legal expert, will present his annual Employment Law Update with a review of new federal and state regulations that impact doing business in California.

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Become a Patron Today!
Patrons of the Arts plays a key role in helping College of the Canyons achieve its artistic and educational mission through annual memberships. By joining Patrons, you enjoy special benefits and opportunities such as:
  • Invitations to special pre-show and Art Gallery events
  • Opportunities to meet performers
  • Private behind-the-scenes tours of the Performing Arts Center
  • Member and organization recognition…and much more!

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