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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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