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College of Alameda Atech Student Jack Zhu Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

20 April 2015

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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
510-748 2267

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    Peralta News – CTE Fair at College of Alameda

    1 April 2015

    Peralta News: CTE Fair at College of Alameda

    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)

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      Arts & Culture – College of Alameda

      9 March 2015

      Arts & Culture: College of Alameda

      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/

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        Peralta Matters – College Presidents

        27 February 2015

        Peralta Matters 32: College Presidents

        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.

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          Peralta Matters – One-Stop Career Center at College of Alameda

          28 January 2015

          Peralta Matters 31: One Stop Career Center

          Based on the success of the One-Stop Career Center at the College of Alameda, the Peralta Colleges have opened a second One Stop Career Center at the Berkeley Adult School!

          This month, we are joined by Kunda Musambacine, who has been taking advantage of the services offered at the One-Stop Career Center at the College of Alameda as he seeks a new job. Mia Taylor, the career counselor at the new One-Stop Career Center in Berkeley, describes the services offered to all members of our community. And Michael Goldberg, Peralta Director of Workforce Systems, defines the goals and strategies employed at both Centers.

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            Peralta News – College of Alameda Maritime Program

            22 January 2015

            Peralta News: College of Alameda Maritime Program

            The College of Alameda launched into the New Year by creating an innovative partnership with the Bay Ship & Yacht company. This new waterfront-training program welcomes everyone. Whether you’re changing careers, a returning vet, looking for a second chance or just interested in the expanding maritime field!

            Read all about the new College of Alameda and Bay Ship and Yacht Maritime Painting Program right here: http://bit.ly/1C5L1rM

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              New Maritime Painting Program at College of Alameda

              15 January 2015

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              Read all about the new College of Alameda and Bay Ship and Yacht Maritime Painting Program right here: http://bit.ly/1C5L1rM

              Learn a new trade right on the waterfront!

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                LIKE YOUR FUTURE with the Peralta Colleges!

                15 January 2015

                Peralta Colleges Enrollment Promo January 2015

                Classes Start January 20th, 2015. Enroll now!

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                  Peralta News – Board Spotlight December 9, 2014

                  18 December 2014

                  Board Spotlight: 9 DEC 2014

                  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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                    Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees Appoint Joi Lin Blake Next College of Alameda President

                    17 December 2014

                    Joi Lin BlakeThe 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.

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                      College of Alameda wins 1st place in California Auto Body Association Model Truck Competition

                      20 November 2014

                       

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                      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!

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                        Student Spotlight – Marie Beunaiche, College of Alameda

                        17 November 2014

                        Student Spotlight: Marie Beunaiche

                        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.

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                          International Education Week at the Peralta Colleges, November 17-21

                          13 November 2014

                          IEW FlyerA celebration and promotion of International Education and Exchange. For more information contact Thomas Torres-Gil at ttorresigil@peralta.edu or call (510) 587-7835.

                          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/

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                            Peralta News – Aviation Maintenance at College of Alameda

                            14 October 2014

                            Academic Excellence: Aviation Maintenance

                            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.

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                              Workshop and Job Fair at College of Alameda, October 11 & 15

                              9 October 2014

                              jobThe 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.

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