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.
Posts Filed under Merritt College
27 February 2015
Filed under: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta Matters, Peralta News. Tagged: Barbara Lee Allied Health Building, Cyber-Security, Dr. Deborah Budd, Dr. Elñora T. Webb, Dr. Joi Lin Blake, Dr. Norma Ambriz-Galaviz
10 February 2015
In honor of Black History Month, Peralta TV is now streaming its award-winning documentary “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers.” The documentary won a national best college video award and was featured at the United Nations’ International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery. Previously it was only available on DVD. You can now watch the full documentary here: http://bit.ly/PanthersDoc.
Filed under: Announcements, Arts & Culture, Merritt College, Peralta News, PeraltaTV. Tagged: Black History Month, Black Panthers, Documentary, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers, United Nations
6 February 2015
Merritt College is now offering a program that can lead to a lucrative career in the in-demand field of cybersecurity. Students enrolled in the new “Applications and Infrastructure Security Programs” will learn about protecting computers, networks, programs, and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction.
Program highlights include:
- Choice of career pathway in Applications or Infrastructure security
- Instruction by experts who manage information security programs
- Support by the CISE group that includes key Silicon Valley companies including Hewlett-Packard, McAfee, Autodesk, Informatica, Seagate, and Synopsys
- Guaranteed paid internships in summer 2015
- Completion of program in just two years
- Expected annual salary of $60,000 to $80,000 upon completion
The first two courses in the program, which start February 20, are taught on a fast-track, 6-week schedule to move students along quickly and prepare them for the third 6-week course which starts April 10. The second half of the program, starting in the summer, will be a combination of class lectures, labs, and paid internships at local Bay Area companies.
Filed under: Announcements, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: Applications and Infrastructure Security Programs, Autodesk, CISE, Hewlett-Packard, Informatica, McAfee, Seagate, Silicon Valley, Synopsys
15 January 2015
Classes Start January 20th, 2015. Enroll now!
Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: 2015 Spring Enrollment, 2015 Spring Semester, college enrollment, Enrollment, Spring Semester
Equal Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) at Merritt College is accepting applications for Spring 2015
18 November 2014
EOPS provides academic, personal and career counseling, student educational plans, book voucher services, textbook loan library, academic supplies, academic progress monitoring, priority registration and much more! To apply, stop by the EOPS office located in the Student Center, R-109, and meet the staff pictured above in their new EOPS “Super Power” t-shirts: Left to right: Angelina Sevillano, EOPS student; Schantay Walker, EOPS Peer Advisor; Judy Adams, EOPS Coordinator; Ana Pena, Peer Advisor; and Al Sith, Peer Advisor.
Filed under: Announcements, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: academic progress monitoring, academic supplies, Al Sith, Ana Pena, Angelina Sevillano, book voucher services, EOPS, EOPS “Super Power”, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Judy Adams, personal and career counseling, priority registration, Schantay Walker, student educational plans, textbook loan library
13 November 2014
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/
13 November 2014
Tuesday, November 18 at the Laney College Bistro. Lunch will be provided.
13 November 2014
Would you like to understand why microscopists just won another Nobel prize? Come ask the students of the Merritt Microscopy Program!
Join us for Biofest 3, bigger and more fun than ever!
It’s equal parts hands-on science fun for all ages and career info for students. Everyone is welcome!
29 October 2014
The Fire Science program at Merritt College is designed to prepare students for a career in the Fire Service, and provide career advancement opportunities for those already in the Fire Service. Instruction includes fundamentals of fire prevention, building construction for fire protection, safety and public education, certification, firefighter academy, and fire investigation.
(Special Thanks to the Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership and Charles Lightfoot at Oakland Fire Station 1)
Filed under: Academic Excellence, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership, building construction for fire protection, certification, Charles Lightfoot, fire investigation, fire prevention, Fire Service, firefighter academy, Oakland Fire Station 1, safety and public education
9 October 2014
Did you know that famous rapper Master P is an alumni of Merritt College? Then known as Percy Miller, he came back to visit the college, see his former basketball coach, and thrill lots of current students who had their photo taken with him!
9 October 2014
Merritt College welcomed activist and author Kevin Powell, who gave a lecture on “Educating the Hip-Hop Generation.”
9 October 2014
The Associated Students of Merritt College Horticulture Club is hosting its bi-annual plant sale on Oct. 11 and 12, Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & Sunday, 12 noon – 3 p.m. The plant sale includes a wide variety of edible perennial and annuals, heirloom vegetables, Mediterranean, drought-tolerant plants, and much more. On Saturday there will be plant and landscape design information experts on hand, live music, delicious organic locavore lunches for sale, tours, demonstrations, and “Salvation Garden” tools, books and whatnot sale table. They will have plenty of plants and people to answer your questions on Sunday, too. Cash or checks only, as they are not equipped for credit/debit cards. For more information go to http://merrittlandhort.com or call (510) 436-2418.
Filed under: Announcements, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: Associated Students of Merritt College Horticulture Club, Plant Sale
9 October 2014
Merritt College’s Transfer Day College Fair on Monday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is an opportunity for students to meet admissions representatives from over 35 colleges/universities, including 6 University of California campuses, 9 California State University campuses, and private/independent schools. For a list of participating schools, visit http://transfermerritt.wordpress.com/transferday/.
6 October 2014
The Peralta Community College District cordially invites you to our 50th Anniversary Grand Reception, October 30
3 October 2014
“Celebrating the Past and Building for the Future” Guest Speaker: Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Thursday at 6pm, October 30, 2014 in the Newton/Seale Student Lounge at Merritt College. Call (510) 466-7206 for information and tickets.