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Peralta News – Apparel Design and Merchandising (ADAM) Program at College of Alameda

17 April 2014

Arts & Culture: ADAM Program College of Alameda

The Apparel Design and Merchandising (ADAM) Program offers affordable fundamental and advanced training in fashion design and production. The curriculum is industry-driven and meets current trends and technology in an ever-expanding field.



ADAM offers an affordable education and the opportunity of a creative and financially stable career.



Whether you’re interested in becoming a fashion designer or just want to take a class and meet other creative people, this is the program for you!



You can earn your AA degree or Certificate of Completion in Fashion Design in about 2 years.



ADAM instructors are industry professionals in the areas of Apparel Design and Manufacturing. They have worked and taught in the major fashion markets of London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Montreal.



Get in touch with your inner fashionista & check out the ADAM program.

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    College of Alameda Latinos Unidos Student Club Receives Award from the City of Oakland

    7 April 2014

    Latinos Unidos Student ClubThe COA Latinos Unidos Student Club was honored with an Award of Recognition at Oakland’s City Hall Cesar Chavez Celebration. It was presented by Oakland City Council-member Mr. Noel Gallo to LUSC President Maria Margarita Pinella Meneses.

    The Oakland City Council members recognize LUSC efforts to uphold many Cesar Chavez’s values as listed on the award: Acceptance of all people, celebrating community, knowledge, service to others, a preference to help the needy, and determination.

    The LUSC continues to be very active and is continually seeking new members to help bring multi-cultural events to the COA campus, network with other active Peralta District campus life groups, collaborate with the community to perform charitable works projects and raise funds for scholarship awards.

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      7 April 2014

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        New Vice President of Student Services at College of Alameda: Dr. Alexis Montevirgen

        31 March 2014

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        At its regular meeting last week, the Board of Trustees for the Peralta Community College District approved the appointment of Alexis S. Montevirgen, Ed.D., as Vice President of Student Services for College of Alameda.

        Montevirgen joined College of Alameda as the Dean of Enrollment Services/Student Services in August of 2009, and he has been serving as the college’s Interim Vice President of Student Services since July of 2013. Prior to joining College of Alameda, Montevirgen was Director of Student Life at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif. He has also held prior student services appointments at California State University, San Marcos and San Jose State University.

        Montevirgen earned his Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University, his Masters Degree in Education, Culture and Society from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology, with minors in Psychology and Literatures in English, from the University of California, San Diego.

        His primary research interests include counter-narrative methodology, transformative leadership, student success, educational equity and social justice education.

        Montevirgen is committed to building strong and collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students, administrators and the community. His responsibility is to lead College of Alameda’s student services units in a manner in which it is an integrated and cohesive component of the overall college community – working together seamlessly towards increasing student success for all students.

        Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges – 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, visit www.peralta.edu.

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          Peralta News – Board Spotlight March 25, 2014

          28 March 2014

          Board Spotlight: 25 MAR 2014

          The March 25 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees featured a report from Chancellor Ortiz on the Statewide Student Equity Conference hosted at Laney College. The Apparel Design and Merchandising program at College of Alameda was presented as a Program of Distinction. And Trustee Linda Handy proposed strengthening our Project Labor Agreement.

          (Watch the full Board of Trustees meeting below)

          Board of Trustees Meeting March 25, 2014

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            College Notes: Spring brings full slate of events at Peralta Colleges

            14 March 2014

            Jeff-Heyman-HeadshotIn March, with spring in the air, one has the sense that anything and everything is just around the corner. And if we look at the myriad events going on at our local community colleges, there is no doubt that a mix of anything and everything can be found this spring on the campuses of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Oakland’s Laney and Merritt colleges.

            Just down the street from the Cal campus, Berkeley City College leads the way with spring happenings. High school and college completion is the focus of an Academic Innovations workshop, “Launch Your Freshmen Toward High School and College Completion,” from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28. The workshop will be held in Room 421 at the 2050 Center St. campus in downtown Berkeley. Founded in 1990, Academic Innovations is known for its nationally acclaimed career choices curriculum and cutting-edge classroom technology. If you have a freshman heading to college, don’t miss this workshop.

            Also at BCC, students in Stephanie Sanders-Badt’s health education and health professions classes will host a semiannual college health fair from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 27. Student exhibitors and representatives from public and private health care organizations will answer questions and distribute information. The event is free and open to the public.

            Berkeley City College will also host the Northern California/Nevada National Student Advertising Competition from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5. The daylong event will be held in the college’s auditorium and breakout classrooms. Students and others interested in business, marketing, design, public relations, advertising, media, writing, creative, production and photography are welcome to attend.

            Each year, a corporate sponsor provides student competitors a case study that challenges students’ critical thinking abilities and creativity. Teams research the product and its competition, identify potential problems and develop an integrated communications campaign.Each team pitches its campaign to a panel of judges who are communications industry professionals. Contact Shirley Fogarino at 510-981-2852, for information about Berkeley City College events.

            Let’s not forget March is Women’s History Month and up in the hills, Merritt College is holding a resource fair aimed at the needs of women with children from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on March 25. There will be representatives to help women with physical and mental health needs. Childcare and employment information will be available. This free event, sponsored by the Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women, is open to everyone. Merritt College is at 12500 Campus Drive in Oakland.

            The Gallery Management class at Laney College is presenting an African American art exhibit at the campus’s June Steingart Gallery, housed in the Tower Building at 900 Fallon St.This exhibit of fascinating pieces runs through April 18, but don’t miss the opening reception, slated from 3 to 6 p.m. March 20 in the gallery. For more information, call Leslee Stradford at 510-464-3267.

            Reach Jeffrey Heyman at jheyman@peralta.edu and follow him at Twitter.com/JeffHeyman.

            See original news post here.

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              P-SPAN – Black History Month events at College of Alameda and Laney College

              6 March 2014

              P-SPAN #351A: Black History Month: Economic Justice lecture at Laney College

              Economic Justice lecture at Laney College

              Black History Month continues at Laney College, with a lecture by Professor Danae Martinez, “The History of Economic Justice in the Struggle for Full Citizenship and Civil Rights.” The event took place on February 11, 2014.

              P-SPAN #351B: Black History Month: "Fruitvale Station" panel discussion

              “Fruitvale Station” panel discussion at College of Alameda

              Black History Month continues at College of Alameda, with a panel discussion about the film “Fruitvale Station.” The event took place on February 13, 2014.

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                Free Scholarship Application Workshops

                20 February 2014

                 Application Workshop

                Berkeley City College, Room 126
                Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12pm–2pm

                College of Alameda, Room TBD
                Wednesday, February 28, 2014 12pm–2pm

                  Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Peralta Colleges Foundation, Peralta News, Workshops. Tagged: , , ,

                  Peralta News – Black History Month Kick Off at College of Alameda

                  13 February 2014

                  Peralta News: Black History Month Kick Off

                  On February 4th, College of Alameda kicked off Black History Month with a recreation of both The March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr’s, “I Have a Dream” speech. Students & staff got to experience an authentic bus from the 1950′s in salute to Rosa Parks birthday.

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                    16th Annual PAAAA Scholarship Reception – Friday, May 2

                    6 February 2014

                    PCCD_Announcement

                    The Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) scholarship recognizes eight (8) African American students attending Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College, who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership skills, and community service in the various communities where they live, work and study.

                    Since 1998, PAAAA has distributed over $60,000 in scholarships to PCCD students to assist them in continuing their education.

                    PAAAA will host its 16th annual student scholarship reception on Friday, May 2, 2014 in the atrium of the District Office at 5:30pm.

                    Apply for the Scholarship Program now, download forms below:
                    Form 1
                    Form 2

                    Application Deadline: Monday, April 21, 2014

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                      Black History Month at College of Alameda, February 4 at 11:30 am

                      31 January 2014

                      On Feb. 4, 2014 College of Alameda will kickoff Black History Month
                      with a recreation of The March on Washington at 11:30 am in front of the Administration A-Building.

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                        P-SPAN – College of Alameda: Alameda Promise Project/Men of Color Initiative

                        23 January 2014

                        P-SPAN#345 — "College of Alameda — Alameda Promise Project/Men of Color Initiative"

                        Alameda Promise Project and Men of Color Initiative are projects that address the achievement gap and educational equality, promoting full time attendance and academic excellence.  The kick off event happened at College of Alameda, on December 16, 2013.

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                          P-SPAN – College of Alameda Dance Recital

                          23 January 2014

                          P-SPAN#344 — "College of Alameda Dance Recital"

                          The College of Alameda Dance Department, under the direction of Danny Nguyen, presented its winter concert: Flashback for Change, on December 6, 2013.

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                            Spring 2014 classes already started – You can still enroll!

                            21 January 2014

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                            Classes already started at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges in Oakland. You still have time to enroll. Don’t wait, enroll now! (click here)

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                              Peralta Matters – English as a Second Language

                              21 January 2014

                              Peralta Matters 27: English as a Second Language

                              We are joined this month by Dr. Sedique Popal, College of Alameda ESL Faculty and Chair of the Peralta ESL Advisory Council. He shares his passion for teaching ESL and the re-envisioning of ESL curriculum throughout Peralta. He is joined by two of his students, Moisés Neira, a retiree looking to improve his English for personal fulfillment, and Ana Gantumur, building her skills to prepare for a career.

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                                • Peralta Community College District

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