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College of Alameda awarded CCC Maker grant

31 August 2017

 

 

Last month, we were given the good news that College of Alameda (CoA) was awarded the CCC Maker grant. For the first year (July 2017- June 2018), CoA will receive $250,000; funding for the second year (July 2018- June 2019) of the grant will be determined by the performance/outcomes of the first year. The college will also provide match funding to support the lab. Your support was crucial in CoA being awarded this grant, so we want to continue keeping you informed as we move to the next phase.

 

We’ve started the work of implementation, including getting D102-108 ready as well as creating a list of equipment for the lab. To ensure that the equipment meets the needs of its future users, we are continuing the practice of gathering feedback from stakeholders; to  help us sculpt the design of the FabLab/makerspace lab, we ask that you complete a survey to let us know which pieces of equipment you feel would benefit you as a partner.

 

SURVEY:  The survey provides the name of the equipment, its price range, a description of products that can be created with the equipment, and at the bottom a rating of interest to be completed by the person submitting the survey. (Please see below for example of one equipment entry.)

Link to the survey website: http://alameda.peralta.edu/fablab/equipment-survey/

Deadline for survey submission: Monday, September 11, 2017

 

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COA FABLAB 3D MODEL: To provide you with an idea of what the COA FabLab will look like, the 3D model provides a rendition of the space.  Please click on the following link: http://alameda.peralta.edu/fablab/

We look forward to getting your input and ideas as we want the COA FabLab to be user-centered and user-friendly when it opens in spring 2018. Thank you for your ongoing support!

 

Fiat lux,

 

Lilia Celhay

Interim Dean of Instruction

College of Alameda

LCelhay@peralta.edu

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Peralta News: Race in the Media

26 July 2017

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A collaboration between the Psychology department and the Office of Student Activities and Campus Life, the College of Alameda hosted a discussion on ‘Race in the Media’.

It was a student-centered workshop that explored topics such as: how being “othered,” stereotypes, and racism impact such important concepts in psychology such as self-esteem and identity. 

The guest facilitator, Jinni Pradhan provided resources on how people of color and allies can reshape the media to be more inclusive and representative of who many of our Peralta students are and their communities.

The College of Alameda strives to raise the consciousness of all people and empower each and every student with tools and information needed to succeed and more fully shape their lives. 

For more information on the College of Alameda, please visit:
http://alameda.peralta.edu

For general information on the Peralta Colleges or to sign up for classes, please visit: 
http://web.peralta.edu

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College of Alameda 2017 Valedictorian Fudhah Al Khafaji

20 June 2017

Fudhah Al Khafaji grew up in Iraq, lived in Jordan for seven years and moved to the United States four years ago. With her degree in Biology from College of Alameda, she plans to work in the pharmaceutical industry designing new drugs. She will transfer to UC Berkeley in the fall to study Chemical Biology. Congratulations!

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Laney College 2017 Valedictorian Pauline Johnson

20 June 2017

Pauline Johnson is a native of San Francisco, where her painful and abusive upbringing led her down the wrong path. She turned her life around, enrolling at Laney College and being a walking testimony helping others see that it is possible. She enjoys going to church, mentoring youth and spending time with her seven children and six grandchildren. She will transfer this fall to Cal State East Bay to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Congratulations!

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Berkeley City College 2017 Valedictorian Patrick Kruger

20 June 2017

Patrick Kruger followed his girlfriend from Minnesota to Berkeley in 2011 to support her educational goals and in doing so discovered his own. He was one of the writes behind The BCC Voice, where he served as Editor-in-Chief for two terms. He also served as a writing tutor in the BCC English Department and plans to continue his education in the fall at Columbia University. Congratulations!

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Merritt College 2017 Valedictorian Asmita Neupane

20 June 2017

Coming to Merritt College from her home country of Nepal, Asmita Neupane is one of two Valedictorians at Merritt College earning 4.0 GPAs. She received an Associates Degree in Health Sciences with the goal of becoming a nurse. She supplements her classwork by volunteering at San Leandro Hospital. Congratulations!

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2017 College of Alameda Salutatorian + Peralta Valedictorian Speeches

15 June 2017

 

Esther Pillitiere, Salutatorian for the College of Alameda graduating class of 2017, brings her message of inspiration and hope to the Peralta College Board of Trustees.

 

On the Peralta Youtube page, you can view the commencement speeches given by each of the college valedictorians

Merritt College 2017 Valedictorian Asmita Neupane

Berkeley City College 2017 Valedictorian Patrick Kruger

Laney College 2017 Valedictorian Pauline Johnson

College of Alameda 2017 Valedictorian Fudhah Al Khafaji

 

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Merritt College Honors its Valedictorians and Salutatorian

30 May 2017

High-Achieving Valedictorians and Salutatorian Highlight Merritt College’s 62nd Annual Commencement

 

With the theme, “Moving In, Moving Through, Moving On,” Merritt College celebrated its 62nd Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 24. Out of a total of more than 900 students who received associate degrees or certificates or who will be transferring on to further their education, more than 350 participated in the ceremony. Honored during the ceremony were two valedictorians and the Salutatorian, all introduced by Dr. Jeffrey Lamb, Vice President for Instruction.

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Valedictorian Asmita Neupane

Valedictorian Asmita Neupane came to Merritt from her home country of Nepal. She achieved a 4.0 in her studies and received an Associate’s Degree in Health Sciences with her ultimate dream goal of becoming a nurse. She is currently getting experience by volunteering at San Leandro Hospital.

Valedictorian Anya Elizabeth Edwards majored in Administration of Justice and graduated with an Associate in Science for Transfer Degree with a 4.0 GPA. She will be transferring to Cal State East Bay and in the future plans to work in the law enforcement field.

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Salutatorian Bernice Diaz Estrada

Salutatorian Berenice Diaz Estrada was born and raised in Oakland and graduated from Oakland High School. She came to Merritt because of the excellent reputation of the Radiologic Science Program and is hoping to start the program soon. In the meantime, she has earned Associate Degrees in both Health Sciences and Natural Sciences and a Certificate in Teacher Assistant. She graduated with a 3.96 GPA.

Commencement Speaker Dr. Siri Brown, a passionate and committed educator at Merritt who is currently serving as Interim Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, gave a truly inspirational speech honoring the graduates for their successes no matter how long it took, how many challenges they had to face, or how many people may have discouraged them.

For the first time, Merritt’s newly appointed president, Dr. Marie-Elaine Burns, presided over the ceremony.

“It is an honor to have participated in this year’s Commencement ceremony and be surrounded by all of the students who worked so hard to get to this point,” says President Burns. “Whether they are getting associate degrees, certificates, or transferring, we are proudly looking forward to watching them achieve success beyond college and demonstrating how much Merritt College has changed their lives.”

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Enroll now!

23 May 2017

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We change East Bay Lives at the Peralta Colleges!

Sign up for classes TODAY at one of our four East Bay colleges:

Berkeley City College
College of Alameda
Laney College
and
Merritt College

Classes start August 21st

We have SO MANY ways for you to get ahead
Financial Aid
THOUSANDS of classes to choose from
Tutoring
and so much more!

CHANGE YOUR LIFE at the Peralta Colleges

Sign up for classes TODAY: http://web.peralta.edu/enrollment-2/

Like your future at the Peralta Colleges!

Peralta Community College District

Berkeley City College • College of Alameda • Laney College • Merritt College

Berkeley City College: http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/
College of Alameda: http://alameda.peralta.edu
Laney College: http://www.laney.edu/wp/
Merritt College: http://www.merritt.edu/wp/

Financial aid: http://web.peralta.edu/financial-aid/

THOUSANDS of classes to choose from: Fall 2017

Sign up for classes RIGHT NOW at: http://web.peralta.edu/enrollment-2/

For more information on the Peralta Colleges,
please visit: http://web.peralta.edu

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C-Direct TV: Marta Zielke

23 May 2017

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After leaving war-torn El Salvador for a better life in the United States, Marta Zielke used her passion for Psychology to become a counselor at Merritt College. After many years, she continues to help students find and reach their dreams at Merritt College, and pulls from her experience growing up throughout Latin America to help diverse Latino students navigate our Peralta Colleges. Chancellor Laguerre recognizes the hard and valuable service she provides to our students every day.

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Peralta News: Merritt College Cybersecurity

18 May 2017

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Looking to start or find a new career? There are many reasons to look into the field of cybersecurity at Merritt. Cybersecurity is one of the FASTEST-GROWING careers in the country.

Merritt’s fully accredited program can lead you on a career path toward working in software (Applications) or hardware (Infrastructure) – you can earn an Associate’s Degree in Applications and Infrastructure in just two years.

You will be team-taught by industry experts, professionals and college instructors in a hybrid format, there are virtual lab assignments using online NETLAB+. The last three class terms are a combination of class lectures and labs as well as paid internships at local Bay Area companies to extend classroom learning and assistance landing a FULL-TIME JOB! In addition, the college offers employment workshops to prepare for internship interviewing and placement as well as access to the college’s Career Institute & Job Center.

For further details on the cybersecurity program at Merritt College, please visit: http://www.merritt.edu/wp/securitypro…

Questions? Contact Courtney Brown, Faculty or Program Coordinator, Anita M. Black:

courtneybrown@peralta.edu
ablack@peralta.edu

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C-Direct TV: Tony Hampton

16 May 2017

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Continuing our series of conversations with outstanding employees, Chancellor Laguerre joins Network Support Service Specialist Tony Hampton in the Barbara Lee Science and Allied Health building up at Merritt College. Tasked with supporting the growing number of Smart Classrooms, he works behind the scenes to make sure technology works to support learning at Merritt College.

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Peralta News: Merritt College Pruning Club

12 May 2017

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Merritt College has been offering a fee-based series of classes in Aesthetic Pruning for more than 20 years, with a wide array of individual modules for all interests and levels of expertise. These classes, plus additional Horticulture classes and experience, can lead to a Department-issued Award in Aesthetic Pruning!

For more information, please visit: http://merrittlandhort.com

To sign up for classes or for general information about the Peralta College District, please visit: http://web.peralta.edu

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CTE Open House at Laney College, Saturday, April 29

25 April 2017

 

 

image002Don’t miss the CTE Open House at Laney College on Saturday, April 29. See this flier for details:

 

 

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Faculty Spotlight: BCC’s Rachel Mercy Simpson Receives AACC Faculty Innovation Award

24 April 2017

The American Association of Community Colleges has awarded its 2017 Faculty Innovation Award to Berkeley City College’s Rachel Mercy Simpson. The award recognizes faculty across the country who have demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of campus programs that have had a positive impact on the learning experience for students.

As co-chair of BCC’s Multi Media Arts department, Simpson is credited with promoting a culture of collaboration and inclusion and for piloting interactive teaching techniques that engage students in teamwork. BCC President Rowena Tomaneng said, “I have observed her passion for student equity and social justice, and she is constantly looking for ways to provide more access to students of color who are interested in pursuing careers in multi-media arts.” According to Tomaneng, Simpson’s influence on student learning is apparent. “The tone of the work produced by her students reflects the spirit of unity, caring and passion that she brings to this campus,” she said.

But Simpson’s work extends further than the classroom. Simpson organized a Multimedia Faculty Retreat where faculty learned how implicit biases could impact grading and expectations. Simpson invited students to share their experiences of prejudice and relay best practices that enabled them to succeed. She also designed several faculty trainings on how to engage students across varied experiences.

Since 2009, Simpson has been instrumental in transforming BCC’s Multimedia Arts program by developing a challenging and rigorous curriculum that focuses on sharpening technical skills while working as teams and mastering communication skills. Today, BCC’s Multimedia Arts program is one that is well respected by industry professionals who allow students to apply their learning beyond the classroom.

“My goal as co-chair of the Multimedia Department has been to create a top-notch community college media program that employs the arts as a gateway to rigorous and engaging academic and technical work, and to serve our diverse student body in preparing them for transfer and sustainable careers,” Simpson said.

Simpson was recognized for her award by AACC at its 97th annual convention in New Orleans on April, 24, 2017. Joining her at the ceremony were Board Vice President Meredith Brown and her husband Guy Bryant, Chancellor Jowel Laguerre and Berkeley City College President Rowena Tomaneng. Congratulations, Rachel!

 

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