On May 9, the four Student Learning Communities at College of Alameda, Adelante, Amandla, APASS and Create the Class, celebrated their students’ success in the District Atrium. The Learning Communities use cultural curricula to engage students and teach the basic skills and confidence to succeed. We are all proud of these student success stories!
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The Laney College Lady Eagles Track Club, under the leadership of Coach Curtis Taylor, has raised the bar in bay area track and field. At the same time, let it be known that these Lady Eagles are no fluke. PTVSports’ Lex Gopnik makes the bold statement that Laney College Track & Field have become a legitimate dynasty with this victory and set the stage for years to come. With student/athletes like Lauren Rose and Ashton Purvis, Laney Lady Eagles Track set records and surpassed expectations. Peralta TV/PTVSports congratulates the coaches and the team on their victory and we thank them for allowing us the access. For more information please click here.
And thank you for watching the PTVSports Report on Peralta News!
23 May 2012. 0 comments
It is with sadness that I am announcing the retirement of Dr. Betty Inclan as President of Berkeley City College. Dr. Inclan has written me that she plans to retire from the California Community College system at the end of this academic year in order to spend time reuniting with her family and return back home to the Central Coast.
I am very much appreciative of the outstanding work Dr. Inclan has done for over four years as President of Berkeley City College. Throughout her tenure at the college, she has worked forcefully to make it the outstanding institution of higher learning that it is.
All of us in the Peralta Community are grateful to Dr. Inclan for the way she shaped Berkeley City into what it is today, and we wish her the best in her future “creative wanderings” of her retirement. Dr. Inclan has said that while she looks forward to this new phase in her life, “Berkeley City College as a thriving community will forever live in my heart.”
And it is with pleasure that I announce my appointment of Dr. Debbie Budd as interim President of Berkeley City College, effective June 4, 2012. Many of you have worked with Dr. Budd at both Berkeley City and in her current position serving as the Vice Chancellor of Educational Services for the Peralta Community College District, and know that she is a talented and experienced educator and administrator. She has a great deal of experience with enrollment management, grants, and facilities bond implementation, and has expertise in working with faculty to develop innovative programs to increase student success.
Dr. Budd has over 16 years of administrative experience and nine years of teaching experience. Prior to working at the district office, Dr. Budd served as Vice President of Instruction for Berkeley City College. Previously, she was Vice President of Educational Resources and Instruction for Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, and previous to that, served for six years as the Dean of Applied Health, Physical Education and Community Affairs for Chabot College.
In addition to her community college experience, Dr. Budd has been both a teacher and administrator at the middle and high school level. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Physical Education from University of California at Santa Barbara, her Master’s in Education from Stanford University, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University.
Let us thank Betty for a job well done at Berkeley City College and welcome Debbie as Berkeley City College’s new interim President!
17 May 2012. 0 comments
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11 May 2012. 0 comments
The Laney College Carpentry Department partners with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Rotary Club to build and refurbish affordable homes. Slated to start a new house in East Oakland next year, they are currently building a small, portable home, the Dandelion. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to work on every element of a construction project from start to finish.
11 May 2012. 0 comments
The PAAAA hosted the 14th Annual Student Scholarship Reception at the Peralta Community College District Atrium and this year’s ceremony was filled and charged with educational goal planning and achievement. Dr. Angela Cherry, Vice-President of PAAAA and Laney College Instructor, gives us a little background on the efforts of the PAAAA. For more information on the recipients and/or PAAAA visit www.peralta.edu
11 May 2012. 0 comments
In celebration of Earth Day, Laney College hosted the Seventh Annual Peralta Sustainability Conference on April 26th 2012.
Long Standing Organizer Nicky Gonzalez Yuen stressed that the Peralta Sustainability Movement is part of a continuing worldwide environmental and humanitarian obligation where education is key.
Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees Announce New Chancellor: José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., of Allan Hancock College
9 May 2012. 1 comment
OAKLAND, Calif., May 9, 2012 – The Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District announced last night at its Board meeting the appointment of a new Chancellor to lead the District, which includes Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland.
José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., Superintendent/President of Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif., and a former Laney College vice president, will be the next Chancellor of the 30,000-student Peralta Community College District, taking over the reins from Chancellor Wise E. Allen, Ph.D., a Peralta veteran, on July 2, 2012, pending contract finalization.
“Dr. Ortiz is a proven leader with great people skills and a sharp understanding of the challenges facing the diverse students of our four colleges,” said Board of Trustees President Cy Gulassa.
“He shows a strong commitment to building on the financial and governance reforms initiated by retiring Chancellor Allen, and will inspire faculty and staff to transform the Peralta Colleges into one of the finest community college systems in the nation.”
Ortiz was appointed Superintendent/President of Allan Hancock College in July 2005. In that position he has been responsible for a California community college serving more than 11,500 credit students and 5,500 noncredit students each semester. The college district spans 3,000 square miles in northern Santa Barbara County, and includes college campuses or centers in the cities of Santa Maria, Lompoc, Solvang and at Vandenberg AFB.
Prior to Allan Hancock College, Ortiz served as an educational administrator in several institutions of higher learning including Laney College in Oakland and Solano Community College in Fairfield, California; Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland; the University of Maryland, University College; and the University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon. Ortiz holds a doctorate degree in education policy, planning, and administration from the University of Maryland, College Park; a Master of Arts in teaching English as a Second Language from West Chester State University in Pennsylvania; and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Catholic University of Puerto Rico.
“Dr. Ortiz is well-seasoned and disciplined, an educational leader with the hands-on experience essential for guiding Peralta wisely through these historically hard times,” Gulassa added. Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District has served Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing East Bay students of all ages with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities. To learn more, please visit www.peralta.edu.
8 May 2012. 0 comments
Merritt College is pleased to offer a new AA degree: Landscape Architecture. Part of the ever-popular Landscape Horticulture Department. The program has two main goals: to help students acquire skills necessary to work in a professional design or design/build office, and to provide the minimum educational credit required for the Landscape Architect Licensing Exam (LARE). For more information visit http://merrittlandhort.com/
8 May 2012. 2 comments
Merritt Kids College offers a well-rounded program for boys and girls entering grades 6-9. Our mission is to nurture a habit of learning by providing opportunities for career and academic exploration, physical activity, and personal growth in a college setting. Merritt College faculty will teach a variety of classes including forensic science, Administration of Justice. fire science, EMT, nursing, Horticulture, and Merritt College coaches will lead campers in physical activities such as soccer, basketball and flag football.
There will also be interactive sessions on career exploration from Merritt College Counselors, as well as presentation which will help your children overcome peer pressure, drugs and violence, and prepare them for the road to college.
We will be having one camp session this summer, which will go from Monday, June 18th, until Thursday, June 28th (no classes on Saturday and Sunday). Tuition is now only $150! and will include all classes during the 9 days of camp. Campers must bring their own lunch and snacks.
All classes will take place on campus from 9 am to 4 pm, with after care available from 4 pm to 6 pm for an extra fee.
Each camper will receive a FREE Merritt Kids College T-shirt!
If you have any questions, please feel free to check our FAQ page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 510-436-2609
8 May 2012. 0 comments
Laney College Baseball had a magnificent 2012 Season. Coach Francisco Zapata and staff led these student athletes to a Bay Valley Conference Championship title this year and earned them a shot at the state title. The 2012 CCCBCA Regional Playoff Series matched the #6 Laney Eagles against the #11 Sierra Wolverines in a best of 3 game series. PTVSports was on the scene for the Playoff weekend and here is our report.
For more Information on the Playoffs, visit…WWW.CCCBCA.COM and for more information on LaneyBall visit http://www.laney.edu/wp/athletics/
3 May 2012. 0 comments
The Laney College Dance Department proudly presents our first performance in the newly named Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center featuring a ballet tribute to our recently departed senior faculty member, Dr. Lynette Stevens DeFazio. The dance production class, taught by Jacqueline Burgess, will feature choreographed works by faculty and students in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Haitian, and West African dance.
Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at 8:00PM.
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Ericka Huggins is an educator, former Black Panther Party member, political prisoner, human rights activist and poet. For the past 30 years Ericka has lectured throughout the United States on the restoration of human rights, whole child education, and, the role of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting social change.
Ericka is currently a professor of Sociology at Laney College and Berkeley City College. She is also a professor in the Women’s Studies department at California State University-East Bay.
She teaches relaxation and resiliency skills in elementary and secondary schools as well as juvenile and adult prisons and jails.
2 May 2012. 0 comments
Dr. Harinder “Hari” Singh has been named dean of academic pathways at Berkeley City College, Dr. Betty Inclan, president, announced. Singh will supervise BCC’s arts and cultural studies, biotechnology and science, English/ESL, and social sciences departments. He also will work closely with the college’s dean of workforce development to create new collaborations among BCC’s instructional departments.
“I strongly believe that both the liberal arts and the business framework can complement each other and provide a stronger foundation for students to solve complex real world problems,” Singh said.
He most recently was director of assessment at Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI), and also served as editor of the Seidman Business Review. During his academic career, he was chair of the Economics Department at Seidman and was a professor in San Diego State University’s economics department.
His background includes extensive experience with curriculum development, scheduling, grants, research, and supervision of instructional programs. In his last post as director of assessment at Seidman, he coordinated assessment activities for five programs, with a specific focus on the development of basic skills for students in communication, critical thinking, quantitative skills, and ethical reasoning.
In 2011, Singh was awarded the Niemeyer University Award for outstanding teaching, administration, research, and service. The prestigious award is given to only two faculty members each year.
Singh received his M.A. in economics from DAV College in India, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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