The December 9 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees featured the swearing-in of new and returning Trustees Bonilla, Handy and Riley and the appointment of Dr. Joi Lin Blake as the new President of the College of Alameda The College Presidents presented their Student Equity Plans. And a new construction plan for College of Alameda was revealed. To view the full meeting, please visit: http://web.peralta.edu/trustees/meetings-votelog/
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18 December 2014
17 December 2014
The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees, at its meeting on December 9, 2014, voted to appoint Joi Lin Blake, Ed.D, the current Vice President of Student Services for Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif., as the next President of the College of Alameda. Dr. Blake starts in the position January 6, 2015.
At Skyline College, Blake has overseen admissions and records, counseling, financial aid, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), public safety, veteran’s services and other areas. She has served on the College Executive Team and on a number of committees.
“I am looking forward to working with Dr. Blake as we move forward not only at the College of Alameda, but throughout the entire Peralta Community College District,” said Chancellor José M. Ortiz, Ed.D. “The search committee did an outstanding job forwarding four finalists for my consideration, and I consider Dr. Blake to be the best fit for the College and the Peralta District.”
“Dr. Blake is the right person for the job,” the Chancellor added.
From 2006 to 2011, Blake served as Dean of Student Development and Matriculation at San Diego Mesa College. In 2010, she worked in Washington, D.C., as a Policy Assistant and Doctoral Intern for the U.S. Dept. of Education, where one of her duties was helping to develop a national strategic plan for community colleges.
Blake holds an Ed.D. from San Diego State University, with a concentration in Community College/Postsecondary Leadership. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Science from San Francisco State University (with a major in Program Development and a minor in Spanish) and holds a Masters of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State.
From 2003 to 2006, Blake was Interim Staff Development Coordinator for Southwestern Community College District in south San Diego County, and served as Academic Senate President. She was an instructor and counselor for Southwestern from 1991 to 2003, and served as Interim Dean of Instructional Support Services. In the 1980’s, Blake was an instructor in the field of Disability Support Services for San Diego Community College District, and a counselor for the San Diego Unified School District.
For 50 years, the Peralta Community College District has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 30,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.
20 November 2014
College of Alameda’s Auto Body and Paint Department won 1st place at the 16th Annual Toys for Tots Model Truck competition. Congratulations to our Auto Body students, instructors and staff!
17 November 2014
Meet Marie Beunaiche, returning student who made the leap from a job with no opportunities to following her goal of working in aviation maintenance. The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program provides an opportunity for students to gain the skills needed to work in a number of Airframe and/or Powerplant (A&P) careers. Conveniently located in a well-equipped facility adjacent to the Oakland International Airport.
13 November 2014
The Office of International Education is celebrating International Education Week! This week long celebration from Monday, November 17-Friday, November 21 is a joint initiative supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. International Education Week is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.
Throughout the week, the Office of International Education will be hosting a variety of events at each of the four PCCD colleges, including a Peace Corps Panel, a Study Abroad Panel and an International Student Panel. Please come out to learn about how you can become involved with international education!
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeraltaInternational
International Students Website: http://web.peralta.edu/international/
Study Abroad Information: http://web.peralta.edu/international/study-abroad/
14 October 2014
Always wanted to work with planes? Through the College of Alameda you can! The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program provides an opportunity for students to gain the skills needed to work in a number of A&P careers. Conveniently located in a well-equipped facility adjacent to the Oakland International Airport.
Certificates, Degrees, and Licenses
Certificates of Achievement – You can choose a path in either Airframe or Powerplant mechanics, and will receive a Certificate of Achievement in your pathway when you have passed all of the course requirements.
A.S. Degree – Students can graduate with an A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technology with the completion of the General Education coursework in addition to the AMT coursework.
FAA Licenses – The courses are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and will also prepare you to take the FAA exams. Passing the coursework and the appropriate exams will qualify you for an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic License as well as a General Radiotelephone License.
Filed under: Academic Excellence, College of Alameda, Peralta News. Tagged: A.S. Degree, AMT, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Certificates of Achievement, FAA Licenses, Federal Aviation Administration, General Education, General Radiotelephone License
9 October 2014
The City of Alameda is hosting a Job Readiness Workshop on Oct. 11 and Job Fair Oct. 15. For more information call (510) 748-2208 or to register click here.
1 October 2014
With our on-line scholarship application process it is easier than ever to apply for multiple scholarships all with one application! For assistance with the application process feel free to come by one of our workshops, and bring any of your scholarship application questions!
What: Laney Scholarship Application Workshop
When: Friday, October 3, 2014 3pm – 5pm
Where: Laney College Rm: F-170 C
What: Merritt Scholarship Application Workshop
When: Monday, October 6, 2014 12pm – 2pm
Where: Merritt College Rm: L-132
What: College of Alameda Scholarship Application Workshop
When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12pm – 2pm
Where: College of Alameda Rm: L-202
Deadline to Apply: October 13, 2014
Please remember your deadline for Classroom Enrichment Grants
is the next day Tuesday, October 14, 2014, so act now!
1 October 2014
In Room A225 Monday, October 27 at 12-1 p.m. Reserve your spot today and call (510) 748-2209 or for more information go to http://alameda.peralta.edu/transfer-program/
1 October 2014
Paid by Student Health Fee
7 September 2014
English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor Dr. Popal, with the help of other ESL faculty, staff, administrators and students at College of Alameda put together a fantastic video showcasing our ESL department. Check out the video to see what faculty and our students are saying about the ESL program at College of Alameda.
17 July 2014
Berkeley City College Graduation: May 22, 2014
College of Alameda Graduation: May 23, 2014
Laney College Graduation: May 24, 2014
Merritt College Graduation: May 21, 2014
Filed under: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, P-SPAN, Peralta News. Tagged: Berkeley City College Graduation, College of Alameda Graduation, Graduation, Laney College Graduation, Merritt College Graduation
16 July 2014
At its regular Board meeting on July 15, 2014 the Peralta Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the interim appointment of Eric V. Gravenberg as President of the College of Alameda through June 30, 2015 or until the position is filled permanently.
The District will begin a national search for the next President of the College of Alameda. It is anticipated that the selected candidate will begin January 2015.
During the past year, one of President Gravenberg’s major accomplishments was stabilizing the operational structure of the college by hiring permanent managers and filling vacant positions. His primary goal is cultivating a climate of respect, trust, and collaboration by establishing additional avenues for communication such as Colleagues in Conversation, which encourages a campus-wide dialogue on topical issues, and establishing drop in office hours to ensure that he is accessible to the campus community. He has implemented programs that recognize classified staff for exemplary service to the college community, and fostered student participation in campus life. These actions have created a cohesive leadership team, increased morale and improved overall productivity.
Additionally, President Gravenberg provided leadership for Institutional Self-Evaluation by meeting with constituent groups to solicit faculty and staff participation, and assigning a faculty member to work with academic departments to strengthen SLOs.
Especially noteworthy, is that he expanded equity efforts and supported student success through the implementation of initiatives such as Alameda Promise, and The Brotherhood – A Men of Color Initiative. President Gravenberg also co-authored the successful Community College Pathway application to the California State Bar. College of Alameda was one of 24 California Community Colleges selected for this innovative initiative.
Of the appointment, Peralta Colleges Chancellor Dr. José M. Ortiz said, “I am pleased President Gravenberg has agreed to delay his retirement and continue to provide exceptional leadership as the College of Alameda prepares for accreditation, plans for major construction of new facilities, implements programs to meet the mandates of the Student Success Act, and to stay attentive to addressing the myriad of challenges that lay ahead.”
11 June 2014
Two new student trustees were sworn-in last night at the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees meeting. Board President Abel Guillén, center, administered the oath of office to Jeramy Rolley, left, who has been active in the College of Alameda (COA) community, and Carl Oliver, right, who has been active at Laney College. Both co-trustees represent all students from the four Peralta Colleges. Their terms end 5/31/2015.
Filed under: Announcements, Board of Trustees, College of Alameda, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: Abel Guillén, Board of Trustees, Carl Oliver, Jeramy Rolley, Meeting, Peralta Board of Trustees, student trustees
3 June 2014
On Wednesday, May 22, 2014, the College of Alameda celebrated the achievements of the EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs graduates. The EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs class of 2014 is comprised of 76 students who will graduate, transfer and/or receive a Certificate of Completion.
This is a phenomenal class as the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 COA scholarship winners, as well as the Jack Kent Cook Foundation scholarship awardee, were overwhelming EOPS/CARE and/or CalWORKs students – all of whom graduated with higher or highest honors.
Councilmember Desley Brooks was the keynote speaker; and all of the COA administrators were present to congratulate the honorees.