The July 15 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees featured a unanimous vote to name the Barbara Lee Allied Health Center at Merritt College. Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Calvin Madlock presented a positive year in review. And Chancellor Ortiz shared some of the work being done to prepare for Accreditation.
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23 July 2014
21 July 2014
In appreciation and recognition of Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s contributions to Merritt College and the Peralta Community College District, the Board of Trustees’ passed Resolution 14/15-05 at its July 15 meeting to name the Merritt Science and Allied Health Center the “Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center” in her honor. Trustee Linda Handy, in yellow, reads the Resolution to Saundra Andrews of Congresswoman Lee’s office, who is flanked by President of the Board, Abel Guillén. Members of the Board, as well as Chancellor Dr. José M. Ortiz, and other senior administrators, are also pictured.
Filed under: Announcements, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: Abel Guillén, Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health Center, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, José M. Ortiz, Linda Handy, Merritt College, Saundra Andrews
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
2 July 2014
This week on Peralta Matters, we’re meeting the African American Studies Department at Merritt College. The first African American Studies Department in the nation was started at Merritt College, and no one is more proud of this legacy than Department Chair Dr. Siri Brown. She is followed by her former student, now a professor, Danae Brown. Next up is former student Durwin Brown, who describes unique challenges for African American males. And finally, current student Domonicke Dunlap tells her story and success in the African American Studies Department at Merritt College.
29 May 2014
At Merritt College, several students from the Puente Program are graduating, including Mariela Salcedo, who will be transferring to UC Davis as a pre-med student. Puente’s mission is to increase the number of underrepresented students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities.
Mariela was pursuing a nursing degree until instructors urged her to consider a career as a doctor. Mariela was co-president of Puente Club and a Puente Program Assistant. She would like to create pathways for more female Mexican-American students to get into medicine. Ambitious and compassionate, Mariela will, without a doubt, reach her dream of becoming a top medical doctor.
29 May 2014
Paul Martinez, one of several graduating students from Merritt College’s Puente Program, made the brave decision to uproot himself from everything that was familiar to him at home in Santa Barbara. Paul, who will be going to UCLA in the fall, moved to Oakland and soon joined the strong, supportive community at Merritt.
Paul grew up quite poor and often felt out of place as though the world had forgotten about him. Now, he a writing tutor in the Learning Center and everyone expresses what a pleasure it is to work with him. He is a gentle soul with a great deal of wisdom.
29 May 2014
Marisela Ochoa, a graduating student from Merritt’s Puente Program, will be transferring to UC Berkeley. As a member of the Puente Club, Marisela is conscious of injustice to workers and has spoken out against low wages for supermarket employees. She is breaking barriers as a Chicana pursuing her own dreams of attaining a higher education.
Administration of Justice Partnership Between Peralta Community College District and City of Oakland
27 May 2014
At a time when the City of Oakland is actively recruiting new police officers and Merritt College is helping Administration of Justice students find career opportunities, a mutually beneficial agreement was recently signed at City Hall by Oakland Chief of Police Sean Whent and the Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Dr. José M. Ortiz (pictured with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan).
As part of this academic affiliation, Merritt College will provide an accredited curriculum for the Oakland Police Academy. The program will provide the students with direct interaction and hands-on experience with City police officers. The optimum result will potentially be more than 50 well-trained candidates to meet the public safety needs of the City of Oakland.
“We want to make sure that what we provide at the college is what employers see as relevant in the workplace,” says Dr. Elmer Bugg, Merritt’s Vice President of Instruction. “This partnership allows for us to forge a marriage between academic preparation and career application. It’s a win-win all around.”
As a bonus, adds Dr. Bugg, the academy students will gain college-level credit for the work they do and could go on to get an associate’s or bachelor’s degree once they graduate from the Academy.
Mayor Jean Quan, who also participated in the signing, hopes that the program will bring more recruits who are Oakland residents and have a vested interest in the city and knowledge of the city’s culture.
“Our last class had only 16 percent of Oakland residents, and I’d like to get up to 50 percent,” says Quan. “Programs like these give us a steady flow of young people who are interested in the police department.”
Margaret Dixon, director of Merritt’s Administration of Jusice program and a retired Oakland police officer, wants the training to provide the students with the total experience of the profession. “It’s more than just passing a test,” says Dixon. “We want to support the students once they get into the academy, and we want them to truly understand what they are getting into.”
Filed under: Announcements, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: Administration of Justice, City of Oakland, Dr. Elmer Bugg, Jean Quan, José M. Ortiz, Margaret Dixon, Oakland Police Academy, Sean Whent
27 May 2014
King Burdett Jr., age 14, received two certificates in the Merritt College Microscopy Program. Read all King’s amazing accomplishment in this story from KTVU here:
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.
Filed under: Academic Excellence, Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: Corey Spears, Eddie Heard, Elaine Stewart, Erica Thompson, PAAAA, Peralta Association of African American Affairs, Scholarship, Selma Adam, Shalita Williams, Theresa Ary, Troy Dotson
12 May 2014
Our 4x100m relay team won the Northern California championship in a tight race that came down to the anchor legs while Kemarley Brown blazed to a 10.10 in the 100m to the oohs and ahhs of those in attendance. Tony Parnell also advanced in the 100m as the 4th place finisher at 10.55. Kemarley also won the 200m in 20.70 while Rajee Orr snuck in for 4th and a trip to the state championship in that event. Freshman Steven Gissentanner narrowly missed in the high jump finishing in 5th place and 11th in the triple jump.
7 May 2014
Merritt College is proud to announce that Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Temple University, will speak at Merritt College on Tuesday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m., in the Student Center. Considered by his peers to be one of the most distinguished contemporary scholars, Asante has published 74 books. Dr. Asante became chair of the African American Studies Program at Temple University where he created the first Ph.D. Program in African American Studies in 1987. He has written more than 500 articles and essays for journals, books and magazines and is the founder of the theory of Afrocentricity. You can find more information about Dr. Asante at http://www.asante.net. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.
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