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National Members

  • Jaclyn Bucik, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
  • Betsy Cooper, Kwittken
  • Katarina Markovinovic, Ontario Real Estate Association

Student Members

  • Murssal Akramy, Humber College
  • Rquel Amaral, Humber College
  • Brittney Bowen, Seneca College
  • Kaleigh Burns, Humber College
  • Nick Easkins, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Jeiny Ruiz, Ryerson University
  • Karina Chu, Seneca College
  • Jacquelene Clarke, Centennial College
  • Gabriela Deryck, Ryerson University
  • Nicole Di Iorio, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Taylor Gadde, Humber College
  • Alexandra Galanis, Humber College
  • Jasmin Gale, Ryerson University
  • Patrick Gallagher, Humber College
  • Victoria George, Centennial College
  • Amy Ginerick, Humber College
  • Katie Good, Humber College
  • Tremayne Gomes, Centennial College
  • Katerina Gourmos, Humber College
  • Aubin Havill, Humber College
  • Jennifer Holmes, Humber College
  • Adrienne Hung, Humber College
  • Adam Hunter, Humber College
  • Bristol James, Humber College
  • Elizabeth Janik, Humber College
  • Kate Johnny, Humber College
  • Elena Kouretsos, Ryerson University
  • Kavita Lahar, Humber College
  • Andrea Magana, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Sarah McNeil, Seneca College
  • Kaitlyn Nightingale, Humber College
  • Cassandra Papas, Centennial College
  • Alina Pavlova, Centennial College
  • Preeti Phatak, Humber College
  • Megan Sampson, Humber College
  • Galina Sheveleva, Centennial College
  • Danielle Smith, Humber College
  • Sancharia Sooknanan, Centennial College
  • Katie Sullivan, Humber College
  • Monique Thomas, Humber College
  • Racquel Tomaz Soares, Centennial College
  • Gemma Villanueva, Humber College
  • Daniel Viso Rivas, Centennial College
  • Nikola Wali Baraky, Humber College
  • Sarah Wilinson, Humber College

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  • Jacqueline Demers, Redbrick Communications
  • Michelle Eaton, Rothmans Bensons and Hedges
  • Alicia Pereira, World Vision

Student Members

  • Marc Begin, Humber College
  • Olivia Brutto, Humber College
  • Bora Caglayan, University of Toronto
  • Beth Caplan, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Emm Charlton, Humber College
  • Karina Cortez, Humber College
  • Jordan D’Amico, Humber College
  • Michaela DiMarcantonio, Humber College
  • Elizabeth Dowling, Humber College
  • Genevieve Dsouza, Humber College
  • Tianna Francois, Durham College
  • Sara Frank, Humber College
  • Cheyenne Freitas, University of Toronto
  • Karley Gleadall, Humber College
  • Maggie Hall, Centennial College
  • Shannon Harrington, Humber College
  • Elysha Haun, Ryerson University
  • Alexandra Hilkene, McGill University
  • Jessika Horak, Humber College
  • Gregory Howard, Western University
  • Hira Imran, Humber College
  • Nicole Kahansky, Seneca College
  • Cana Karatuna, University of Toronto
  • Tanya Kolacz, Humber College
  • Katherine Krasinski, Humber College
  • Annie Narae Lee, Humber College
  • Mallory Lipton, Humber College
  • Tenney Loweth, Humber College
  • Leanne Marola, Humber College
  • Natalie, Marynowski, Humber College
  • Jacqueline Masters, Humber College
  • Leigh McParland, Humber College
  • Natalie Mcmullin, Humber College
  • Jyoti Minhas, Humber College
  • Catherine Nguyen, Ryerson University
  • Erin O’Driscoll, Humber College
  • Fatma Othman, Humber College
  • Sylvia Pena, Ryerson University
  • Stephan Petar, Humber College
  • Paulina Prazmo, Humber College
  • Nicole Rafalovich, Seneca College
  • William Rea, Humber College
  • Jennifer Redding, Humber College
  • Bianca Ruffini, Conestoga College
  • Julia Santarossa, Humber College
  • Nicole Schram, Seneca College
  • Lianne Selke, Ryerson University
  • Chantal Seto, Humber College
  • Daniel Skrba, Humber College
  • Emma Soper, Western University
  • Vanessa Spagnuolo, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Amanda Speers, Humber College
  • Jillian Starkie, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Melissa Stepanians, Humber College
  • Sarah Thompson, Humber College
  • Lara Tuttpm, Humber College
  • Rachel Widakdo, Humber College

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National Members

  • Cory Angeletti-Szasz, Canadian Film Centre
  • Charles-Antoine Dubois
  • Audrey Holt, Town of Halton Hills
  • May Lewars, York Catholic District School Board
  • Rebecca McGlynn, Ontario Northland

Student Members

  • Robert Alexander, Loyalist College
  • Jihan Aziz, Humber College
  • Harper Bauer, Loyalist College
  • Angela Best, Loyalist College
  • Brandon Black, Loyalist College
  • Margarita Boichuk, Centennial College
  • Natalie Brander, Centennial College
  • Jessica Brandon-Jepp, Seneca College
  • Kim Champion, Ryerson University
  • Kristen Cockburn, Loyalist College
  • Chantell Crawford, Seneca College
  • Jenne Finley, Humber College
  • Angela Ganzler, Loyalist College
  • Lauren Graham, Loyalist College
  • Anessa Guerra-Khan, Centennial College
  • Rebeka Hall, Loyalist College
  • Sara Hart, Loyalist College
  • Melissa Haughton, Humber College
  • Samantha Hicks, Humber College
  • Derek Holota, Loyalist College
  • Mitch Hounslow, Loyalist College
  • Lama Kanj, Ryerson University
  • Jessica Klein, Loyalist College
  • Ilyana Kocha, Humber College
  • Dakota Lefort, Loyalist College
  • Chantal Legge, Humber College
  • Jessica MacGregor, Centennial College
  • Riley Maracle,   Loyalist College
  • Rachel McLaughlin, Centennial College
  • Andrew Miller, Loyalist College
  • John Moodie, Loyalist College
  • Mitchell Moore, Loyalist College
  • Jodi Negin-Ulster, Humber College
  • Stephanie Nguyen, Loyalist College
  • Heather Norlock, Loyalist College
  • Queen Angela Owodiong, Loyalist College
  • Sofia Quiroz, Seneca College
  • Daisy Raudales, Durham College
  • Ashley Robinson, Loyalist College
  • Amy Seymour, Loyalist College
  • Oluwabunmi Gbemisola Shokvnbi, Loyalist College
  • Karanbir Singh, Loyalist College
  • Luisa Sorrentino, Loyalist College
  • Natalie Tannous, Ryerson University
  • Susan Vasey, University of Victoria
  • Liam Webster, Loyalist College
  • Tiffany Young, Loyalist College

2015 Ruth Hammond Scholarship Winner Announced

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 Communications +   Public Relations Foundation

2015 Ruth Hammond Scholarship Winner Announced

Toronto, November 9, 2015……. Katherine Baird, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is the 2015 winner of the $1,000 Ruth Hammond Scholarship, awarded annually to a public relations student in his/her final year of the Bachelor of Public Relations program at Mount Saint Vincent University (The Mount), Halifax. She has been on the Dean’s List since 2013. She was nominated for the 2014 Co-Op Student of the Year by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).

The Ruth Hammond Scholarship was established by Hammond’s friends and colleagues in the Canadian Public Relations Society (Toronto) to honour her lifetime commitment to public relations education in Canada. The Scholarship recognizes a student who has completed at least two public relations co-op work terms and who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership abilities and dedication to establishing a career in the public relations field.

Baird’s first public relations co-op placement in 2014 was with Public Works and Government Services Canada, Halifax, where she maintained and edited its intranet site, developing content and creating visuals as well as distributing the weekly electronic newsletter. She was also involved in event planning, photography and the development of communications plans for a variety of programs and initiatives.

Her second co-op placement, completed in May 2015, was with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) PEI & Tourism, Charlottetown. There she planned, organized and implemented Ministerial events including the funding announcements for various projects. She wrote media relations materials, provided copy for the intranet site, created and distributed weekly newsletters as well as working with the Wellness Committee where she developed a quarterly newsletter including research, writing, editing and design.

“Katherine was a productive member of our communications team, demonstrating abilities that will make her a valued asset within any organization who hires her,” said Christopher Brooks, Acting Director, Communications, ACOA PEI & Tourism.

Baird has also worked part-time at the Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC), a research centre at the Mount, where she assisted with social media promotion, copy editing, web site management and development of a variety of communications materials. She is currently completing her final co-op placement at the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, where she is responsible for communications planning, social media, event planning and media relations.

She is a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society.

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development.

The Ruth Hammond Scholarship funds are managed by the Communications + Public Relations Foundation. The Foundation promotes the advancement of communications and public relations as vital functions in society, is dedicated to the public interest, and is committed to increasing public knowledge and awareness of the role of communications and public relations in daily life. The Foundation accepts individual and corporate contributions towards research and educational initiatives nationwide.

For more information about the Foundation and its public relations education initiatives, contact Barbara Sheffield, Executive Director, Communications + Public Relations Foundation, Suite 1515, 73 Widdicombe Hill Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9R 4B3, or phone 416 242-6146, or e-mail b.sheffield@rogers.com.

 

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Contact:

Steve Crombie

(604) 982-2451

steve.crombie@icbc.com

 

Barbara Sheffield, APR, FCPRS

(416) 242-6146 or (416) 557-3858

b.sheffield@rogers.com

Ashley Haraburda Wins the David Milliken Media Communications Award

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Ashley Haraburda Wins the

David Milliken Media Communications Award

 

Toronto, November 18, 2015…. Ashley Haraburda, a fourth year Bachelor of Public Relations (BPR) student at Humber College, Toronto, is the winner of the second $1,000 David Milliken Media Communications Award. Established by CNW to celebrate senior vice-president Milliken’s thirty years’ service to the company, the Award recognizes his commitment to the important relationship between journalism and public relations. Milliken served as chair of the BPR development committee at Humber.

“It is an honour to present this award to Ashley, an exceptional student who has demonstrated a thorough understanding of best practices in media relations,” said Nicole Guillot, CNW president and CEO.

Haraburda completed her internship with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) where she worked on communications and events. She focused her 750-word submission to the award competition on educating journalists about the appropriate way to refer to the Deaf and hard of hearing. She applied what she learned to the development of a social media strategy promoting campaigns using a number of social media channels. She highlighted, through a special event that connected guests through social media, technologies that have broken down barriers to re-connect Deaf and hard of hearing individuals with the world around them.

The jury, comprising both journalists and senior public relations practitioners, was impressed with the depth of Haraburda’s understanding of her role in facilitating media stories that demonstrated not only respect for her community but also education around important issues.

According to Marie-Lauren Gregoire, Communications Manager at the Canadian Hearing Society, “A very professional communicator, Ashley was able to guide our organization’s growth on social media and multiple channels. It is increasingly important for us to increase participation and audience engagement on social media.”

Dr. Gordon McIvor, Chair of the award jury this year, said that “While all of the submissions were of high quality, Haraburda’s was creative, well written and clearly demonstrated her understanding of the important relationship that must be established between PR professionals and members of the media, including influencers on social media sites”.

In addition to her 2015 CHS intern placement, Haraburda also served in 2014 as a public relations co-ordinator with CDS Studios, Toronto, where  she developed strategic social media plans from ideation through execution    to measurement.

The David Milliken Media Communications Award funds are managed by the Communications + Public Relations Foundation. The Foundation promotes the advancement of communications and public relations as vital functions in society, is dedicated to the public interest, and is committed to increasing public knowledge and awareness of the role of communications and public relations in daily life. The Foundation accepts individual and corporate contributions towards research and educational initiatives nationwide.

For more information about the Foundation and its public relations educational initiatives, contact Barbara Sheffield, Executive Director, Communications + Public Relations Foundation, Suite 1515, 73 Widdicombe Hill Blvd., Toronto, Ontario, M9R 4B3, or phone 416 242-6146, or e-mail foundation@prmediaconnection.com.

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Contact:                                                                           November 18, 2015

Barbara Sheffield, APR, FCPRS

(416) 242-6146

foundation@prmediaconnection.com

Note to Media:   A photo of Haraburda is available by contacting the Foundation.

Rosedale Valley (credit: Doug Brown, Tourism Toronto)

Welcome New Members!

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National Members

  • Tina Perera-Blake
  • Lauren Reid, BASF Canada

Student Members

  • Sarah Adams, Humber College
  • Ben Alberts, Humber College
  • Dion Angelini, Centennial College
  • Cindy Aponte, Conestoga College
  • Emily Bailey, Centennial College
  • Kush Bakhshi, Humber College
  • Brittany Ballentine, Humber College
  • Ayelen Barrios Ruiz Pagano, Centennial College
  • Arlette Bax, Centennial College
  • Nikita Billy, Centennial College
  • Camila Borghetti, Centennial College
  • Jyothsna Bulla, Centennial College
  • Hanna Butt, Seneca College
  • Elyse Carney, Durham College
  • Emma Cavatassi, Humber College
  • Keisha Chapman, Seneca College
  • Jacqueline Chen, Humber College
  • Larysa Coba, Humber College
  • Sarah Cooper, Seneca College
  • Emma Corless, Centennial College
  • Robyn Cox, Humber College
  • Andrew Dafor, York University
  • Mahreen Dasoo, Seneca College
  • Caitlin DeCourcy, Humber College
  • Ryan Degen, Humber College
  • Lauren  Delves, Humber College
  • Anne-Marie Di Ivlio, Centennial College
  • Laura Dossey, Seneca College
  • Danielle Dupuis, Humber College
  • Mia Dvizac, Centennial College
  • Raquel Farrington, Humber College
  • Katherine Fernandez-Blance, Ryerson University
  • Kimberly Fishman, Seneca College
  • Kelly French, Humber College
  • Frank Furtado, Humber College
  • Alix Gallant, Humber College
  • Shakeira Garrell, Humber College
  • Tureisha Hamlet, Humber College
  • Jasmine Hayer, Humber College
  • Alison Henwood, Seneca College
  • Avery Hoffman, Humber College
  • Erin Holdbeck, Humber College
  • Mack Hunter, Centennial College
  • Alex Iantorno, Seneca College
  • Laila Jaffry, Centennial College
  • Kelsey Jenkins, Seneca College
  • Jamie Jensen, Ryerson University
  • Sophiti Johnson, Centennial College
  • Kate Knight, Seneca College
  • Sarah Kagan, Humber College
  • Tania Kedikian, Seneca College
  • Laura Kelly, Seneca College
  • Hayley Kleynhans, Humber College
  • Josephine Lim, Ryerson University
  • Robyn Lobay, Humber College
  • Brett Lochrie, Centennial College
  • Evan Luke, Centennial College
  • Meina Lutfi, Durham College
  • Katherine MacRae, Centennial College
  • Raphaela Mandel, Humber College
  • Alessandra Manieri, Humber College
  • Nicholas McNulty, Humber College
  • Samantha McConkey, Humber College
  • Christina Miller, Centennial College
  • Jill Molotsky, Seneca College
  • Darren Moore, Humber College
  • John Morgan, McMaster University
  • Karina Moskvitin, Seneca College
  • Katie Muekusch, Humber College
  • Kelly O’Brien, Humber College
  • Kelly Obirikorang, Seneca College
  • Sarah Ojamae, Centennial College
  • Jennifer Okoeguale, Humber College
  • Katelin Onishi, Seneca College
  • Kelly Palter, Centennial College
  • Dimitri Perdicaris, Seneca College
  • Alicia Phan, Centennial College
  • Laura Pound, Humber College
  • Rebecca Potter, Centennial College
  • Jordan Quinn, Centennial College
  • Shannon Regan, Humber College
  • Shirven Rezvany, Humber College
  • Justin Ricardo, Centennial College
  • Camille Salazar-Hadaway, Centennial College
  • Blake Sandham, Humber College
  • Kayla Sealy, Centennial College
  • David Shiff, Centennial College
  • Lidia Simoes, Acadia University
  • Alana Simpson, Centennial College
  • Sabrina Skoczylas, Centennial College
  • Amanda Sorokolit, Humber College
  • Rachel Steer, Humber College
  • Candace Steinhhart, Humber College
  • Tomiko Stanton, Humber College
  • Sydney Stonier, Humber College
  • Jaclyn Tambosso, Humber College
  • Danae Theakston, Seneca College
  • Stephanie Tzogas, Centennial College
  • Eileen Valenzuela, Centennial College
  • Sabrina Vitelli, Humber College
  • Karolina Weglarz, Seneca College
  • Taryn Welch, Humber College
  • Shannon Wicks, Humber College
  • Jaclyn Wingfield, Conestoga College
  • Sarah Willis, Humber College
  • Brian Wilson, Humber College
  • Erin Yudell, Humber College

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National Members

  • Phyllise Gelfand, Postmedia Network Inc.
  • Nate Habermeyer
  • Benjamin Greisman
  • Wendy McLean-Cobban, Aon Hewitt
  • Harry Sangha, Eureka cc

Affiliate Members

  • Emily Crane, Shaw Media
  • Irit Shtock

Student Members

  • Mary Aloia, Humber College
  • Chalista Andadari, Humber College
  • Shama Andany, Seneca College
  • Gifty Appiahene, Seneca College
  • Lauren Barclay, Humber College
  • Disha Batheja, Seneca College
  • Ryan Beckford, Seneca College
  • Nikita Billy, Centennial College
  • Elyssa Brooks, Seneca College
  • Blessing Bunhu, Humber College
  • Carli Burr, Centennial College
  • Sierra Catalfamo, Humber College
  • Deandra Christopher, Ryerson University
  • Elisia Ciancio, Seneca College
  • Chloe Collitz,Humber College
  • Patricia Cosgarea, Conestoga College
  • Jamie,Crawford-Ritchie, Seneca College
  • Jillian Dasti, Centennial College
  • Taylor Donovan, Humber College
  • Calvin Du, Centennial College
  • Gabriella Eliasoph, Seneca College
  • Courtney Ferguson, Centennial College
  • Olivia Fraczkowski, Humber College
  • Madison Francis, Centennial College
  • Tina Gauthier, Ryerson University
  • Deborah Gelwan, Centennial College
  • Leandra Greenfield, Humber College
  • Brittany Griffith, Centennial College
  • Rachel Gruber, Humber College
  • Amanda Hacio, Humber College
  • Jazzmin Hale, Humber College
  • Courtney Hall, Humber College
  • Riley Harding, Centennial College
  • Cathrin Hughes, Sheridan College
  • Syed Hussain, Niagara College
  • Tuktuk Islam, Seneca College
  • Msughter Iyoryisa, Centennial College
  • Bianca Jimeno,   Humber College
  • Brooke  Kelly, Humber College
  • William Korekiyo, Humber College
  • Cianan  Liburd, Humber College
  • Maddy Lodder, Humber College
  • Jordan  Maahs, Centennial College
  • Raveena Maharaj, Humber College
  • Erika Manassis, Seneca College
  • Eloisa Jane Mariano, Humber College
  • Adrienne Martin, Seneca College
  • Summer Martin, Humber College
  • Stephanie Matlow, Seneca College
  • Madison McCloskey, Seneca College
  • Megan McLean, Centennial College
  • Victoria McQueen, Humber College
  • Tahrell Miller, Centennial College
  • Emillio Morales, Ryerson University
  • Brent Murphy, Humber College
  • Stephanie Murphy, Centennial College
  • Chantelle Ormond, Seneca College
  • Kaitlyn Patterson, Humber College
  • Michelle Pipe, Humber College
  • Parisa Pouramn, Centennial College
  • Veronica Puistonen, Humber College
  • Alissa Randall, Centennial College
  • Tyler Reaume, Centennial College
  • Hillory Renkema, Seneca College
  • Chrissy Roebuck, Humber College
  • Sarah Rogers, Centennial College
  • Mikhaila Roy, Humber College
  • Christopher Sarpong, Centennial College
  • Victoria Saunders, Conestoga College
  • Jennifer Sapkowski, Centennial College
  • Alicia Sgromo, Humber College
  • Stacey Sheehan, Humber College
  • Laura Sinclair, Centennial College
  • Brittany Sliede, Centennial College
  • Nicole Spina, Humber College
  • Cindy Tate, Ryerson University
  • Victoria Taylor, Humber College
  • Matt Trocchi, Seneca College
  • Gabriela Urribarri, Centennial College
  • Khatereh Vafaei, University of Toronto
  • Liliia Vorontsova, Niagara College
  • Christopher Wai, Centennial College
  • Lyndsay Wallis, Centennial College
  • Nicholas Wattie, Centennial College
  • Emily Wilchesky, Seneca College
  • Andea Zakaib, Centennial College
  • Cassandra Zanetti, Centennial College

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National Members

  • Phyllis Bennett, Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs.
  • Maggie Hall, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Inc.

Student Members

  • Sarah Botros, Ryerson University
  • Candace Campbell, University of Western Ontario
  • Shaheer Choudhury, Ryerson University
  • Shruthi Dhananjaya, Ryerson University
  • Elle Kitchen, Ryerson University
  • Christopher Mello, Ryerson University
  • Ranziba Nehrin, Humber College
  • Jasmin Noble, Seneca College
  • Diana Orel, Ryerson University
  • Janet Pun, Ryerson University
  • Angelica Rotili-Montagano, Concordia University
  • Debbie Wang, Ryerson University
  • Lu Wang, Ryerson University
  • Lydia Zemaitis, Seneca College

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National Members

  • Nadia Araujo, Humber College
  • Corina Capmare
  • Sean Mallen, Sean Mallen Communications

Student Members

  • Benjamin Donato-Woodger, Ryerson University
  • Stephanie Gosine, Royal Roads University
  • Elisa Marino, Humber College
  • Aliki Milionis, Ryerson University
  • Natalia Oritz, Ryerson University
  • Alexandra Panagoulia, Seneca College
  • Jacqueline Ting, University of Western Ontario

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National Members

  • Gayla Brock-Woodland, MSLGROUP Canada
  • Mallory Clyne, Re: Sound Music Licensing Company
  • Jennifer Hills, Sears Canada Inc.
  • Rick Murray, NATIONAL Public Relations
  • Jennifer Ormston, City of Vaughan

Affiliate Member

  • Stephen Wilson, A hungry man travels

Student Members

  • Murryanna Bahadoor, Humber College
  • Jessica Brown, Humber College
  • Amanda Burnett, Humber College
  • Kathleen Fraser, Ryerson University
  • Anne Oldenburg, Humber College
  • Melanie Raffa, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Brandan Rowe, Humber College
  • Tanveer Sandhu, Seneca College
  • Smriti Shakargaye, Seneca College
  • Christopher Ting, Seneca College
  • Elizabeth Yohannan, Seneca College