Posts Filed under College of Alameda
19 November 2015
This month on Peralta Matters, guest host Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph. D. introduces us to three of our amazing student leaders. Adrien Abuyen is a student at the College of Alameda and sits as a student representative on the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees. He explains his decision to attend college and drive to help fellow students. Brianna Rogers, President of the Associated Students of Berkeley City College, describes her successes as a returning student and the activities that have led to her Servant Leadership. And Serena Witherspoon of Berkeley City College details her passion for youth voter education and experiences as a college student.
Filed under: Berkeley City College, Board of Trustees, College of Alameda. Tagged: Adrien Abuyen, Associated Students, Brianna Rogers, Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre, Jowel C. Laguerre, Serena Witherspoon, Servant Leadership
26 October 2015
OAKLAND, Calif., October 26, 2015 – On Tuesday, October 20, at its regular meeting, the Board of Trustees for the Peralta Community College District authorized the acceptance of a Career Technical Education (CTE) Enhancement Fund sub-grant of $505,052 (40% allocation) from Cabrillo Community College District, which is the Bay Area Community College Consortium’s (BACCC) fiscal agent that is responsible for the distribution of CTE Enhancement Funds from the California Community College State Chancellor’s Office.
The Career Technical Education (CTE) Enhancement Fund was created by a one-time allocation from the state’s FY 2014-15 budget for California Community Colleges. The purpose is to develop, enhance, retool and expand quality career technical education offerings that build upon an existing community college regional capacity to respond to local labor market needs.
Acceptance of funds by each of The Peralta Colleges (Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland) from the CTE Enhancement Allocation will greatly enrich the educational mission of the district that serves the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont.
Many of its over 30,000 students attend the Peralta Colleges – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Merritt College and Laney College – in order to pursue certificates in Career Technical Education and fast-track to the every-changing job market.
This sub-grant will make a significant difference in the quantity and variety of CTE classes offered by the four-college district.
Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, Board of Trustees, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College. Tagged: Career Technical Education, CTE, Enhancement Fund
26 October 2015
OAKLAND, Calif., October 26, 2015 – – At its regular meeting on Tuesday, October 20, the Board of Trustees for the Peralta Community College District approved the appointment of Adrien Abuyen, a student Trustee, as the student representative to serve on the Citizens’ Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee (“Citizens’ Oversight Committee”). The purpose of this committee is to ensure that bond and tax dollars generously given to the District by the electorate are spent to enhance education at the four Peralta Colleges – Laney College, Merritt College, College of Alameda and Berkeley City College.
The Citizens Oversight Committee membership consists of a minimum of eight (8) members appointed by the Board of Trustees from candidates submitting written applications, and is comprised of: one a member active in a business organization representing the business community located in the District; a member active in a senior citizen’s organization; a member active in a bona-fide taxpayer’s organization; a member who is a student and currently enrolled in the District and active in a community college group, such as student government; a member active in the support and organization of the community college or the community colleges of the district; and two members of the community at-large.
Abuyen is already a Student Trustee for the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees. Previously, he has served on the Associated Students of the College of Alameda (ASCOA) as the Communication Officer, and then as the Vice President of Operations during the following term.
“I feel that my education must serve a deeper purpose than just meeting a deadline for a class,” said Abuyen. This motivated student has a strong desire to serve his community, which is reflected in his plans to major in Community and Regional Development when he transfers to UC Davis after completing his studies at College of Alameda. Adrien also plans to attend law school and hopes to one-day work in youth advocacy.
Filed under: Board of Trustees, College of Alameda, Peralta News, Press Release. Tagged: Adrien Abuyen, ASCOA, Associated Students of the College of Alameda, Citizens’ Bond and Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, Citizens’ Oversight Committee
12 October 2015
The Office of International Education for the Peralta Community College District – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland – was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Expo, which took place in Tokyo, Japan, last month.
Drew Gephart, Peralta’s Designated School Official, attended the Expo on behalf of the Peralta Colleges, and connected with Japanese educational institutions and promoted the Peralta Colleges’ programs to prospective international students.
EducationUSA is a global network of advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and assists in connecting U.S. institutions of higher education with partner colleges and universities around the world.
Gephart also attended a reception to network with Japanese counterparts and met the United States Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy (pictured at the Expo), at her residence in Tokyo. Ambassador Kennedy has launched the TeamUp campaign, which aims to increase student mobility by promoting strategic partnerships between U.S. and Japanese colleges and universities.
“Peralta’s Office of International Education looks forward to expanding the educational exchange between the U.S. and Japan by working closely with the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Department of State and the EducationUSA centers in Japan,” said Sean R. Brooke, Director of International Education for the Peralta Colleges.
The United States Embassy in Tokyo hosted the Expo in cooperation with the Japan Network for International Education, and the Expo featured a reception, college fair and information seminars for institutions and prospective students. The U.S. Embassy provided the Peralta Colleges the opportunity to attend the free Expo to promote their colleges as a premier destination for Japanese students interested in international education.
Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College. Tagged: Bureau of Educational, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Caroline Kennedy, Cultural Affairs, Drew Gephart, EducationUSA Expo, International Education, Japan, TeamUp, Tokyo, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy
2 October 2015
The Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), an Early College High School partnership between the Alameda Unified School District and College of Alameda, one the four Peralta Colleges, has won a 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award.
The award, which is given out by the U.S. Department of Education, honors academically excellent elementary, middle and high schools. ASTI was designated as an “Exemplary High Performing School,” which means it is in the top 15 percent of schools statewide, as measured by various assessments, such as overall academic excellence and progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Only 29 schools (8 of which are high schools) in California received that designation. Across the country, only 285 schools received the award.
“The College of Alameda is pleased with this much deserved, national recognition of ASTI,” said Joi Lin Blake, President of College of Alameda.
“Research has shown that early college high school partnerships increase student access, affordability, achievement and completion. And ASTI is an example of the Peralta Community College District’s commitment to continued collaborative partnerships with our K-12 colleagues that promote and support student success,” Blake said.
Pesident Blake also noted that ASTI 2015 graduating class had received $400,000 in scholarships.
ASTI’s primary objective is to increase college readiness and retention among first-generation college-bound students and students from groups that are typically underrepresented on college campuses. The program allows students to enroll full-time at College of Alameda in 11th and 12th grade. As a result, about 40% of the students graduate with an AA degree, and 88% of the graduates meet the course requirements for attending a UC. The school was founded in 2002 and is supported by Measure A parcel tax money.
Five of the eight public high schools chosen from California were Early or Middle College High Schools.
The 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC next month on Nov. 9-10. Each school will receive an award plaque and a flag as symbols of their accomplishments. In its 33-year history, more than 8,000 of America’s schools have received the coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award
Read more about the ASTI program here:
Filed under: Announcements, College of Alameda, Peralta News. Tagged: Alameda Science and Technology Institute, Alameda Unified School District, ASTI, Blue Ribbon School, College of Alameda, Dr. Joi Lin Blake, U.S. Department of Education
24 September 2015
For the next 2 episodes of Peralta Matters, we are talking to new faculty at our four colleges. In this episode, meet Monique Inciarte, newly hired faculty in the Legal and Community Interpreting Department at Laney College, as she explains the opportunities in this growing field. Next up, Greg Schartz, new Geography instructor at both Laney College and College of Alameda, relates his experience teaching online classes. Bashir Shah, Merritt College Business Faculty, describes what it takes to succeed in business today. And Charity Clay, new Sociology professor at Merritt College, explains her courses and motivations.
See Part 2 here.
Filed under: College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta Matters, Peralta News. Tagged: Bashir Shah, Charity Clay, Geography, Greg Schartz, Legal and Community Interpreting Department, Monique Inciarte
15 September 2015
At the September 8, 2015 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees, President Joi Lin Blake received a donation to the College of Alameda from Tenacity Ten Lacrosse organization to fund the CoA Promise. The Board approved the final 2015-2016 budget after a public hearing and presentation by Vice Chancellor Ron Little. And a controversial choice was accepted for Employer Liaison for the California Career Pathways Trust. Please view the entire meeting at http://web.peralta.edu/trustees/meetings-votelog/
Filed under: Board of Trustees, Board Spotlight, College of Alameda, Peralta News. Tagged: California Career Pathways Trust, CoA Promise, Dr. Joi Lin Blake, Employer Liaison, Ron Little, Tenacity Ten Lacrosse
7 August 2015
Our mobile-friendly class schedule makes it easy choose the classes you need at any of our four East Bay colleges. Visit http://bit.ly/PeraltaFallSchedule2015 to see all the classes offered at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College.
Then go to http://bit.ly/PeraltaColleges to apply and enroll. It’s that simple to get the classes you want at the Peralta Colleges.
Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: 2015 Fall Enrollment, 2015 Fall Semester
2 June 2015
This month on Peralta Matters, we’re speaking with graduates of our four Peralta Colleges. First up, Lorenzo Ramsey from Berkeley City College explains his decision to complete six (6) AA degrees in two years. Next, College of Alameda volleyball star Taylor Elliott describes her experience as a student athlete. Malina Ly tells us about the support she received from the APASS program at Laney College. Erik Leon relates the Merritt College experience and how it helped him get into Cal State East Bay. And Aman Williams details his history at Berkeley City College.
Filed under: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta Matters, Peralta News. Tagged: Aman Williams, APASS, Erik Leon, Lorenzo Ramsey, Malina Ly, Taylor Elliott
20 April 2015
Jack Zhu, a third-year student in the Atech program at the College of Alameda, was awarded the Ozzie Day Scholarship today.
Jack is a graduate of the Alameda High School Auto Program, and has been attending the College of Alameda Auto Program since 2012. Jack has a soft spot for “Detroit Iron,” and has rebuilt both a 1965 Chevy Truck and a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am during the last few years. While maintaining a 3.75 GPA in his auto classes, Jack has also worked part-time at Big O Tires, the COA Smog Check Referee station and O’Reilly Auto Parts. After he finishes the Auto Technology program in May, Jack plans to take Auto Body and Paint classes at COA to round out his automotive expertise.
The Ozzie Day Scholarship is a $500 scholarship which is awarded by the Atech Department each semester to the student with the highest grade point average and the most units in the Atech Program. The scholarship was set up in memory of Ozzie Day, the founder of Automotive Engineering and a long-time member of the COA Automotive Advisory committee.
Photo: Rick Greenspan, Atech Instructor, and Jack Zhu,
recipient of the Ozzie Day Scholarship Award.
For further information, contact
COA Atech Dept
Filed under: Announcements, College of Alameda. Tagged: Atech program, Auto Program, Jack Zhu, Ozzie Day Scholarship, Scholarship
1 April 2015
The College of Alameda hosted a very successful Career Technical Education (CTE) Fair welcoming over 400 high school students from all over the Bay Area. There were DJ’s, guided tours, hands on lab experience, free lunch, giveaways and a ton of activities!
College of Alameda’s award-winning CTE vocational programs include:
– Apparel Design and Merchandising
– Business/Accounting/Office Administration
– Computer Information Systems
– Dental Assisting
– Aviation Maintenance Technology
– Maritime Painting
– Transportation Technology – (Auto Body & Paint, Automotive Technology, and Diesel Mechanics)
Filed under: College of Alameda, Peralta News. Tagged: Accounting, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Auto Body & Paint, Automotive Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Business, Career Technical Education, Computer Information Systems, CTE, Dental Assisting, Diesel Mechanics, Maritime Painting, Office Administration, Transportation Technology
9 March 2015
College of Alameda Dance instructor, Danny Nguyen and his students kicked off the Lunar New Year with an outstanding dance performance!
For more information visit http://alameda.peralta.edu/dance/
Filed under: Arts & Culture, College of Alameda, Peralta News. Tagged: Dance, Dance Department, Danny Nguyen, Lunar New Year
27 February 2015
This month, we are talking to the Presidents of our four Peralta Colleges. First up, Laney College President Dr Elñora Webb describes the power of saying yes. Merritt College President Dr Norma Ambriz-Galaviz highlights some new projects at Merritt, including the upcoming opening of the Barbara Lee Allied Health Building and a new certificate program in Cyber-Security. Our newest President, Dr Joi Lin Blake at College of Alameda, presents her vision and leadership style. And Dr Deborah Budd helps us understand the buzz at Berkeley City College.
Filed under: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta Matters, Peralta News. Tagged: Barbara Lee Allied Health Building, Cyber-Security, Dr. Deborah Budd, Dr. Elñora T. Webb, Dr. Joi Lin Blake, Dr. Norma Ambriz-Galaviz