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Peralta Matters – Cybersecurity at Merritt College

5 April 2016

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Check out the new Cybersecurity Program at Merritt College! This program helps students get the skills they need to enter this growing field. Computer Information Systems Department Chair Courtney Brown describes the development of this program with industry partners to train the workforce that is needed in this growing field. First Cohort Student Andy Bittner recalls the excitement of their team’s participation in the National Cyber League competition. George Papandreopoulos describes some of the human elements and risks related to cybersecurity. And Cybersecurity Club President Dashobeam Harris talks about the supportive community he found while pursuing a long term dream.

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight January 26, 2016

2 February 2016

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At the January 26, 2016 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees, Chancellor Laguerre announced a new partnership with “K to College” to provide resources to our students in need. The Board received a positive report from the external auditor. And the Pirelli Group provided an Information Technology assessment.

The Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees meet the second and forth Tuesday of every month. All meetings are open to the Public, and are broadcast LIVE on peraltaTV and KGPC, 96.9 fm. Past meetings are available for viewing here.

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Peralta Matters – The Barbara Lee Center for Science and Allied Health, Part 1

2 December 2015

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Our next two episodes of Peralta Matters highlight the crowning jewel of our recent facilities construction projects, the Barbara Lee Center for Science and Allied Health. Our guest host, Chancellor Jowel C Laguerre, Ph.D., speaks first to student Kayla Pelletier, a successful registered nurse assistant who came back to Merritt College to increase her skills and further her career. And Biology Professor Hank Fabian describes some of the programs housed in this state-of-the-art facility, including our cutting edge Genomics program. To give you a bigger picture, we’ve included promos of other programs that are now housed in this beautiful, newly-opened facility.

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Peralta Matters – 2015 New Faculty, Part 2

13 October 2015

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In our second episode highlighting some of the new full-time faculty that joined us this year, we meet Courtney Brown, Computer Science Instructor at Merritt College, displaying his enthusiasm for the new Cyber Security program they have created. Next up, Berkeley City College Counselor Catherine Nichols tells her story, from Vista student, through various departments and roles, and now a new full-time counselor. And finally, Reginald Constant, new Public Services Librarian at Laney College, explains his work and approach to helping our students get the most out of college.

Did you miss Part 1? See it here.

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Peralta Matters – 2015 New Faculty, Part 1

24 September 2015

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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.

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Peralta Matters – Chancellor Laguerre

9 September 2015

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Welcome to the new season of Peralta Matters! This month’s episode features our new Chancellor, Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., discussing his welcome to the District and our community.

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Peralta Matters – 2015 Graduates

2 June 2015

This month on Peralta Matters, we’re speaking with graduates of our four Peralta Colleges. First up, Lorenzo Ramsey from Berkeley City College explains his decision to complete six (6) AA degrees in two years. Next, College of Alameda volleyball star Taylor Elliott describes her experience as a student athlete. Malina Ly tells us about the support she received from the APASS program at Laney College. Erik Leon relates the Merritt College experience and how it helped him get into Cal State East Bay. And Aman Williams details his history at Berkeley City College.

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Peralta Matters – Achievement Gap

2 April 2015

This month on Peralta Matters, we’re investigating some of the ways we address the Achievement Gap here at the Peralta Colleges. First up, Interim Dean of Student Success and Equity Lasana Hotep talks about some of the projects he is developing District-wide. Laney College student Kevin Sosa describes the TRiO program, one of the many Learning Communities throughout the District available to support students. And Dr. Herbert Kitchen relates the 40 years of scholarships provided by the Peralta Association of African American Affairs.

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Peralta Matters – College Presidents

27 February 2015

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

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 Matters – Career Pathways Partnership

10 December 2014

We’re talking about Career Pathways this month on Peralta Matters. The Peralta Community College District is the fiscal agent for a $15 million grant linking local school districts with community colleges to train our youth for jobs in the 21st century. Karen Engels, from the Department of Educational Services, describes our work in this exciting partnership. And we highlight the Machine Technology program at Laney College, with Department Chair Louis Quindlen and father/daughter students Mike and Jackie Feeney, who both got good jobs after participating in the program.

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Peralta Matters – English as a Second Language

21 January 2014

We are joined this month by Dr. Sedique Popal, College of Alameda ESL Faculty and Chair of the Peralta ESL Advisory Council. He shares his passion for teaching ESL and the re-envisioning of ESL curriculum throughout Peralta. He is joined by two of his students, Moisés Neira, a retiree looking to improve his English for personal fulfillment, and Ana Gantumur, building her skills to prepare for a career.

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Peralta Matters – Summer of Science

22 July 2013

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It’s the ‘Summer of Science’ part one of a two-part special on Peralta Matters! We kick things off with a student who started attending Laney College at just 13 years old, Maha Mostafi. She talks about why science is important and how the classes she’s taken changed her life. Also from Laney College we talk with Professor Mark Rauzon, who shares his observations on how science is perceived and how he demonstrates the accessibility of science to his students. Our third guest, Robin Kang – a Berkeley City College student talks about her experience with the biotechnology program and the benefits of having hands-on lab instruction. Last but not least, we welcome Berkeley City College Professor Brandon Celaya. He discusses how he keeps his students engaged and the influence of tools in the science world. Get comfortable, we are starting the ‘Summer of Science’ on Peralta Matters with a big bang!

 

Part 2

On this episode of Peralta Matters, we continue with part 2 of ‘Summer of Science’. First up, we have Professor Patti Tsai from the College of Alameda who talks about her experiences with being an instructor with the Peralta Colleges. Followed by 2 students, Anya Desai and Sara Sandu that were on a search for knowledge and found inspiration and a whole new world with the sciences. Last up, we have the amazing Gisele Giorgi, Professor and Director of the Merritt College Microscopy Program. She talks about how the program is a pioneer in the world of microscopy.

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Peralta Matters – Student Safety

29 April 2013

This month’s episode of Peralta Matters is focused on safety. First up, Margaret Dixon, Legal Administration Department Chair at Merritt College, describes the programs that prepare students for jobs in the Public Safety sector. Next up is Peralta’s Director of Risk Management, details his work to keep our campuses safe for our students and staff. And finally, Alameda County Sheriff Chris Shepard describes the work of the Sheriffs throughout the District.

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Peralta Matters: Finance

22 October 2012

This month on Peralta Matters, were taking a look at our finances, our success and challenges. First up, Peralta Federation of Teachers president Matthew Goldstein describes the paradox of reduced funding and increased demand. Vice Chancellor of Finance Ron Gerhard explains the precautions taken to avoid potential budget shortfalls based on the November election. And Merritt student Chris Cook exemplifies how years of budget cuts affects our students.

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