ESL Faculty from all four of our colleges make up the Peralta ESL Advisory Committee. They have standardized curriculum and assessment throughout the District to better serve the diverse needs of our ESL community. PEAC recently developed an accelerated model to help students cope with recent financial aid eligibility changes. Thank you for your ongoing work to provide the best to our students.
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25 March 2012. 0 comments
Peralta News – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning Studies (LGBTQ) offered at College of Alameda
24 February 2012. 0 comments
We are pleased to announce that the first LGBTQ studies course in Peralta is now being offered at the College of Alameda. Faculty, Staff and Administrators from all four colleges are working to develop first a Certificate program and ultimately an AA degree in LGBTQ studies. Thank you for all your work to support the diverse needs and interests of our students.
14 November 2011. 6 comments
Berkeley City College has a new vocational program to offer, and it is called the “Spanish Medical Interpreter” course. Dr. Pisano, a long time Berkeley City College instructor takes us through the basics and gives some very interesting stats on the diversity in the bay area.
21 October 2011. 0 comments
With a 600% growth in enrollment in its second year, the Violence Prevention Certificate Program at College of Alameda held a successful Community Stakeholder meeting. College of Alameda President Dr. Jannett Jackson, Students and Teachers share their experiences with this ground-breaking program, building capacity within our local violence prevention community.
21 October 2011. 0 comments
Peralta News dropped in on the Merritt College Horticulture Departments ‘Urban Community Gardening Class’ at the Oakland Lakeside Park Horticulture Garden for a little background information on the course. Merritt College Instructor Tom Branca gives us a brief insight to why this class began and who it benefits.
15 October 2011. 1 comment
Your career in Public Safety begins at Merritt College. Since 1962 the Peralta Colleges have been offering courses that provide students with the education, skill, and training to enable them to become effective and help achieve career goals.
Peralta News caught up with Merritt College instructor Margaret Dixon to get an inside peek at the Administration of Justice Department at Merritt College.
7 September 2011. 0 comments
The Department of Media Communication at Laney College continues to provide students with the necessary tools to succeed in this new media world. AV ESSENTIALS is a new spin on an old craft. Designed to educate students on a forgotten skill set in today’s media. Department Chair Vina Cera and Instructor Douglas Gey invite you to AV ESSENTIALS at Laney College.
7 September 2011. 1 comment
On August 17 faculty and staff came to Merritt College for Flex Day. Peralta News questioned faculty and staff about their thoughts and aspirations for the upcoming semester.
24 August 2011. 0 comments
Every year, Phi Theta Kappa honors the top 20 community college students nationwide with a $2500 scholarship to continue their education. A rigorous selection process narrows the 1600 students nominated by their professors to the final 20 honorees. Winners are selected based on a combination of academic achievement and community service.
This year Cassandra Beverly, a Paralegal Studies student from Merritt College, was one of the winners. She will use her scholarship to continue her education at University of San Francisco next year and plans to eventually pursue a Masters Degree in Public Administration so she can help others attain similar success. We at the Peralta Colleges are very proud of Cassandra’s achievement!
24 August 2011. 0 comments
Jurena Storm is the outgoing Student Trustee of the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees. She has recently graduated from the College of Alameda with a degree in Political Science and will continue her studies in the fall at UC Berkeley.
Jurena moved to California from Oklahoma, with the goal of attending UC Berkeley. She began her academic journey at College of Alameda, thriving in the personalized attention available at that small campus. A counselor recommended student politics as a way for Jurena to become involved in helping her fellow students. She is now committed to helping others navigate the system of public service to get the help they need and deserve. Thank you Jurena for helping your community.
22 August 2011. 0 comments
On August 22 the first day of classes started throughout the Peralta Colleges. Peralta News went to Berkeley City College and Laney College to question students on their thoughts for the upcoming semester.
18 May 2011. 0 comments
USA TODAY named 20 students to its 21st annual All-USA Community College Academic Team in New Orleans, honoring them for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership, and Merritt College student Cassandra Beverly is among this list.
“I was nominated by Barbara Dimopoulos, Phi Theta Kappa advisor for the Beta Theta Lambda chapter at Merritt College.” She explains, “I can’t really answer as to why she nominated me, but I believe that she saw my drive, my leadership skills, and high academic marks”. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society for the 2-year colleges. To be a member of PTK, students must have at least a 3.25 G.P.A. …morePeralta News – Merritt College Student Named to All-USA Academic Team
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