Posts Filed under College of Alameda
3 June 2016
Introducing Gabriel Thomas Tramble, Valedictorian
Valedictorian Gabriel Thomas Tramble has been an exemplary student during his time at College of Alameda, earning a 4.0 average. This fall he will be attending UC Berkeley, where he received the Regents Scholarship. This is the most prestigious scholarship that UC Berkeley offers. He was also accepted to UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Alabama State University, and Tuskegee University. Gabriel will be majoring in Media Studies with an emphasis in business. Gabriel has a website, stockbaby.org, which focuses on stocks and investment strategies. In his free time, Gabriel says he uses his website as a tool to teach others while researching and trading stocks.
Introducing Gabriela Martinez Garcia, Salutatorian
Through hard work and perseverance, Gabriela Martinez Garcia has become the 2016 Graduating Class Salutatorian. Gabriela is a first generation college student and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She spends a significant amount of time working with underserved youth in Oakland through non-profit organizations like the Reading Partners and AVID. She also volunteers her time at schools like Brookfield Elementary, John Muir Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary School. She is transferring to UC Davis as a major in Native American Studies with minor in education. She aspires to go into the education field to help her community.
Filed under: Announcements, College of Alameda, Peralta News. Tagged: Alabama State University, AVID, Brookfield Elementary, Gabriel Thomas Tramble, Gabriela Martinez Garcia, John Muir Middle School, Media Studies, Native American Studies, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Reading Partners, Regents Scholarship, Roosevelt Elementary School, Salutatorian, Tuskegee University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Valedictorian
18 May 2016
The Chancellor’s Trophy Award winner and recipient of the College of Alameda President’s Medallion for Spring 2016 is Weixing Ou.
Weixing is a biochemistry major with an earned grade point average of 4.0. According to Weixing her dream is to “improve people’s life using my professional skills to focus on HIV and cancer.” Weixing will be attending University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2016, where she will maintain her goal of pursing a BS degree in Biochemistry.
According to Weixing, “the scholarship gives me a chance to continue chasing my dreams. I am a student who not only persistently works hard and makes efforts to overcome every obstacle; but also gets involved in different activities to develop various skills and contributes to the community by volunteering.”
Weixing is an ASCOA Senator, Vice President of College of Alameda’s International Students Club and is an active volunteer who tutors. In addition, she joined the Berkeley City College Lions Club where she attended their community events such as “Street Etiquette” for promoting how to assist the visually impaired person; and volunteers at CoA in support of the annual Red Cross blood drive.
Filed under: Announcements, College of Alameda, Peralta News. Tagged: Chancellor's Trophy Award, Medallion Recipient, Trophy Award, Weixing Ou
4 May 2016
Don’t miss the CEO Forum presented by the Alameda Chamber of Commerce with Trustee Withrow and Chancellor Laguerre at College of Alameda’s Student Lounge (Building F), on May 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. The topics discussed will include how the College of Alameda can serve local businesses. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. College of Alameda is located at 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway in Alameda.
See this flyer for more details:
CEO Forum 8.5 x 11 flyer for print
Filed under: Announcements, College of Alameda, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: Alameda Chamber of Commerce, Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre, Jowel C. Laguerre
21 April 2016
Richard Saeparn, a third-year student in the Auto Technology Program at the College of Alameda, has been awarded this year’s Ozzie Day Scholarship.
Richard had already started a career as an Air Force Reserve Ground Equipment Technician when he made the choice to begin the A-Tech Program at the College of Alameda. Since he was used to 12 hour days in the Air Force, Richard jumped full steam into the A-Tech Program and often attended classes 9 hours a day, five days a week. Not only was he taking classes, but for most of the last two years, he has worked as a student aide to help other students! And all the while, he has maintained his Air Force Reserve status by continuing his Air Force training and certifications. He is currently looking at opportunities with Honda, Toyota or Tesla when he graduates in May.
The Ozzie Day Scholarship is a $500 scholarship, which is awarded by the A-Tech Department each semester to the student with the highest grade point average and the most units in the A-Tech 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: Richard Saeparn accepting his $500 check from Candido Mejia, A-Tech Toolroomkeeper
For further information on the A-Tech Program, call 510-748 2267.
Filed under: Announcements, College of Alameda, Peralta News. Tagged: A-Tech, A-Tech Program, Air Force Reserve Ground Equipment Technician, Auto Technology Program, Ozzie Day Scholarship, Richard Saeparn
7 March 2016
Join us on at College of Alameda on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., for The People’s Breakfast honoring Cesar Chavez.
WHERE: College of Alameda Gymnasium 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway Alameda, CA 94501
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Abel Guillén, Oakland City Councilmember and former Peralta Colleges Trustee.
WHO MAY ATTEND: Free to all including the public and Peralta students, faculty and staff. Parking fees are waived for the event.
PLEASE RSVP: By calling 510-748-2273 or online at: http://www.evite.com/event/0126XNULTPTV7QOJGEPF4DGUWFTYDE?utm_source=NA&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_campaign=send_sharable_link
DONATIONS ACCEPTED: Credit cards or checks made payable to the Peralta Colleges Foundation to support Student Success Initiatives
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Filed under: Announcements, College of Alameda, Peralta News. Tagged: Cesar Chavez
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