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P-SPAN – Laney College Sustainability Symposium

17 July 2014

The Peralta Community College District (Peralta District), the Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies (ISPS) and Sustainable Pacific Rim Cities (SPRC) along with Bay Area leaders in pre-disaster planning presented a special 2014 Resilient City and Sustainability Symposia commemorating the on-going efforts and partnerships around Sustainability and Resiliency work in the Bay Area. This one-day symposium highlighted representatives from these Bay Area Cities, local university/college researchers as well as industry leaders and professionals from the Bay Area involved in cutting edge sustainability work from community analytics to eco-water treatment systems. This event took place at Laney College, on April 25, 2014.

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P-SPAN #374: Laney College Sustainability Symposium, Part 1 of 2

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P-SPAN #375: Laney College Sustainability Symposium, Part 2 of 2

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    P-SPAN – 2014 Graduation Coverage

    17 July 2014

    Berkeley City College Graduation: May 22, 2014

    P-SPAN #378: Berkeley City College Graduation 2014


    College of Alameda Graduation: May 23, 2014

    P-SPAN #376: College of Alameda Graduation 2014


    Laney College Graduation: May 24, 2014

    P-SPAN #379: Laney College Graduation 2014


    Merritt College Graduation: May 21, 2014

    P-SPAN #377: Merritt College Graduation 2014


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      Peralta News – Board Spotlight June 24, 2014

      30 June 2014

      Board Spotlight: 24 JUN 2014

      The June 24 meeting of the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees began with inspirational words by Classified Senate President James Blake.  Trustee Handy reported on the White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans hosted by Laney College.  Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Calvin Madlock proposed a series of workshops on the current state and future of our Information Technology.  And Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance Susan Rinne outlined minor changes to the proposed 2014-15 budget reflecting the recently passed State budget.


      (Watch the full Board of Trustees meeting below)

      Board of Trustees Meeting June 24, 2014

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        New Student Trustees Sworn-In

        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.

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          2014 Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans at Laney College, June 13-14

          9 June 2014

          BptHDfWCUAERjZyWhite House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans Friday, June 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM – Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT) at Laney College. Register Now!


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            Laney Student Jiayan Lu Awarded the John & Deborah Tunis Scholarship

            5 June 2014

            Jiayan Lu

            This $500 scholarship is available to support female and/or minority students who demonstrate financial need, outstanding academic achievement, and an interest in pursuing their career and degree in one of three categories: math/science including the health sciences, business/industry, or vocational education. Additional criteria include the applicant’s volunteer and community service activities and achievements.

            Jiayan is an immigrant from China and she is the first in her family to attend college.  She a Business major and has already been accepted to UC Davis, CSU East Bay and San Jose State University, and more.  Jiayan works as a Peer Advisory for EOPS, assisting students who are challenged by language, socioeconomic, and educational disadvantages.

            Jiayan’s accomplishments stem from hard lessons she had to learn that resulted from several unfortunate circumstances in her personal life.  She is a full time student while working part time.  After her father’s accident, her life turned upside down.  Her mother had to quit her job to take care of him. Jiayan, had to work because she is now the only breadwinner in her family. Instead of feeling defeated, she believes that her struggles can also be the source of her strength, motivating her to become more mature, patient, confident and strong

            Jiayan’s dream is to work at a non-profit organization and contribute to communities by exploring and solving economic problems.  She said that college is the first step toward fulfilling her lifelong dream.  In addition to school and work, she volunteers at the Korean United Methodist Church, organizing and distributing food to low income people in Oakland.  She understands the needs of the people she works with because she can identify with them. This is why she is eager to help.

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              Peralta News – 2014 Sustainability Festival at Laney College

              29 May 2014

              Peralta News: 2014 Sustainability Festival

              The Peralta College District hosted the annual Sustainability Festival on the Laney College Campus. It was a beautiful day with over 50 vendors and organizations offering information on integrating sustainable living into our daily lives. There was music, a live art project, bike adjustments, capoeira demonstrations, free food and so much more!

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                Outstanding Grads of the Class of 2014: Meet Érika Padilla-Morales

                23 May 2014

                Erika Padilla MoralesÉrika Padilla-Morales  is a nontraditional Laney College student who hails from Puerto Rican roots. Her academic career was reignited in 2011 after a decade of working with underserved youth in the classroom. She wants to translate this professional experience to the healthcare field and serve young people living with cancer. Her goal to work in pediatric oncology has begun with volunteering at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in their Communitas Program and will continue as she earns her bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine.

                Érika thanks her Laney family, including APASS, TRiO, DSPS and Gateway to College programs for supporting her growth as a scholar. They helped her tap into a peer and mentor network passionate about education. She balances her academic work by doing outreach for the Peralta Colleges and volunteering for Bay Area health, arts and food justice organizations. she has found much joy in the comfort of Laney’s dance community and the hospitality of the Laney Bistro.

                Graduating tomorrow with Laney College’s Class of 2014, Érika once thought she was incapable of academic work. Through the encouragement of instructors and administrators and inspired by the thousands of young people she has served in the Bay Area, she has exceeded her own expectations. Érika was a 2013 California Academic Team Member and received several scholarships from the Peralta Colleges Foundation, including the Oakland Promise and Foundation Scholars awards.

                She is honored to be selected as a 2014 Dean’s Medallion recipient and is proud to stand with her fellow Eagles as a member of the Class of 2014. Érika appreciates Laney College and all of the Peralta Colleges for its dedication to omnis enim scientia — knowledge for all.

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                  PAAAA Honors 2014 Student Scholarship Recipients

                  12 May 2014


                  The Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) held its 16th annual scholarship reception on Friday, May 2, 2014.

                  With a record number of applicants, PAAAA recognized nine 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.


                  Congratulations to the 2014 PAAAA Scholarship Recipients!

                  Berkeley City College: Robyn Walker, Troy Dotson & Theresa Ary

                  College of Alameda: Randi Elaine Stewart & Selma Adam

                  Laney College: Erica Thompson & Eddie Heard

                  Merritt College: Shalita Williams & Corey Spears


                  Since 1998, PAAAA has distributed over $65,000 in scholarships to Peralta students.

                  Click here to view pictures from this year’s reception.

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                    Peralta News – Gateway to College at Laney College

                    12 May 2014

                    Academic Excellence: Gateway to College

                    Gateway to College is a scholarship program that provides academically and economically disenfranchised Alameda County residents 16 to 20 years old with an opportunity to experience success in an academically rigorous, supportive and safe environment as they pursue their high school diplomas and transition into a college.

                    To keep students on the right track to success, one-on-one support is provided by dedicated GtC counselors. All GtC classes are college classes, and the program is fully integrated with Laney College.

                    Interested students 16 – 20 are welcomed to apply. Enrollments are once a year so please contact Gateway to College staff to start on the application process. click here

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                      Honoring Retirees and Years of Service Employees at Laney College, May 9

                      6 May 2014

                      123Friday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Laney College Bistro. $15 ticket.

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                        Peralta News – 2014 Health and Wellness Fair at Laney College

                        6 May 2014

                        Peralta News: Health/Wellness Fair 2014

                        The 2014 Health and Wellness Fair was a blast, thanks to Indra Thadani, Dylan Avery and everyone who pitched in to make a successful event! Held on the Laney College Campus, there was music, food, information and a ton of health related organizations that offered free advice and services. The Peralta Community College District supports student success by encouraging students to seek better health. There is more and more research evidence that students who engage in healthy activities persist and complete their studies.

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                          2014 Summer Session: Spanish for Bilingual Students Class at Laney College, June 18 – July 24

                          6 May 2014

                          SPANISH FOR BILINGUAL STUDENTS-SP-SUMMER-2014Starting June 18 for the 2014 Summer Session at Laney College. See flyer for details.

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                            The Oakland Ballet Company at Laney College, May 5

                            2 May 2014

                            OaklandMasterClass.v4.postcardsizeMonday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Laney College, Room D100. Lecture demonstration at noon – 1:00 p.m., Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center. For more details, contact Priya Shah at

                            You are invited to attend an exciting collaboration between the Laney College Dance Department and the Oakland Ballet Company. OBC’s Artistic Director, Graham Lustig, will host a master-class in the Laney College dance studio (D100) on May 5, 2014 (10-11:30am); all participants will have the unique opportunity to learn repertory from OBC’s upcoming production of “Oakland-esque”. Following Lustig’s master-class, OBC dancers will present excerpts from “Oakland-esque” in the Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center (noon-1pm). The afternoon will conclude with an informal question and answer session.

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                              Going to CAL? Don’t miss the “Next Steps” workshop at Laney College, May 2

                              1 May 2014

                              calcalCongratulation to everyone who was accepted into UC Berkeley yesterday! If you are going to Cal next year, join us for our Next Steps workshop this coming Wednesday, April 30th from 4:10-5:30 in room F202 at Laney College! We’ll be talking about next steps, websites, programs and resources to know at UC Berkeley. For those of you interested in petitioning your decisions please feel free to contact us for assistance with the process at or (510) 969-6929

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                                  Wednesday 30 July 2014
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