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Faculty Spotlight: Daniela Nikolaeva Pachtrapanska, Laney College Graphic Arts

13 April 2017

DanielaDaniela Nikolaeva Pachtrapanskatakes some time out of her busy schedule teaching Graphic Arts courses at Laney College to share her success story with Peralta TV. During the dark communist era, she was at the frontline in the fight for democracy. She escaped the war-ridden Balkan Peninsula to pursue her creative passions and career in art. She painted and sold her artworks in Italy and France, taught design and languages classes at the ‘Place of Culture in Prague’, The Czech Republic and decided from there to immigrate to California. Once a student of the Peralta Colleges herself, she decided to give back to her Alma Matter and become a faculty member where she now teaches Design and Multimedia classes at Laney College!

Watch the video here:

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    Introducing C-DIRECT TV: Chancellor Laguerre in the Community

    3 February 2016


    We are introducing a new feature to help keep you informed of the Chancellor’s activities: C-DIRECT TV, short spots produced by Peralta TV featuring Chancellor Laguerre in the community. Our first edition of C-DIRECT TV takes a look at Chancellor Laguerre’s meeting with Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates.

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      Peralta News – Board Spotlight October 20, 2015

      26 October 2015


      Welcome to Board Spotlight, a brief re-cap of the bi-weekly meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees.

      At the October 20 meeting, Chancellor Laguerre update the Board on his visits to our colleges.

      The Peralta Federation of Teachers recognized the outstanding work of our Human Resources Department in hiring 41 new full time faculty this year.

      And Vice Chancellor of Finance Ron Little provided an update on our progress resolving external audit findings.

      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. Past meetings are available for viewing here.

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        Student Spotlight – Rachel Harkleroad

        9 October 2015


        Berkeley City College student Rachel Harkleroad takes time out of her busy schedule to talk with Peralta TV about her passion for video game development.

        Berkeley City College’s Multimedia Arts Program prepares people for entry-level jobs in multimedia and provides skills-upgrading for those already employed in multimedia jobs.

        The program is interdisciplinary and focuses on developing fine art, critical thinking, and computer skills.

        The Bay Area is a hot bed for the gaming and tech industry, you can get the skills needed to be part of the gaming industry right here at Berkeley City College!

        To see what Multimedia Arts courses we have to offer at Berkeley City College, please visit:

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          Peralta Matters – Chancellor Laguerre

          9 September 2015


          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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            Wondering about going to college?

            24 August 2015



            Our Host Brianna Rogers asks students on the Laney Quad “What would you tell someone who is wondering about going to college?”

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              What Would You Tell Someone About Going to College?

              2 July 2015



              Students at Berkeley City College answer that question in this Peralta TV clip, hosted BCC’s Brianna Rogers. “What would you tell someone who is debating going to college?”

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                Peralta News – Board Spotlight June 9, 2015

                11 June 2015


                At the June 9 meeting, the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees announced their selection of Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre as the next Chancellor of the Peralta Colleges. They also swore-in new Student Trustees and honored outgoing Academic Senate President Dr. Karolyn van Putten. Vice Chancellor Rinne presented the tentative 2015-2016 budget. And Vice Chancellor Ikharo and Sustainability Manager Neal provided the annual Environmental Sustainability Report.

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                  Peralta TV’s Black Panthers Documentary Now Streaming

                  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:

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                    Peralta Colleges FM Radio Station On the Air in July

                    2 February 2015

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                    For the first time in its 50-year history, the Peralta Colleges will have its own FM radio station to provide educational programming to the community and hands-on broadcast experience to our students.

                    The FCC granted the Peralta Community College District a Low Power FM Community Broadcast Station license (“construction permit”) after a lengthy application process. There was plenty of competition for the broadcast licenses following a rule change by the FCC, and Peralta’s Public Information Department was successful in its bid to broadcast on one of the two available frequencies in the Bay Area.

                    Beginning in July, you will be able to hear Peralta’s community radio station in the East Bay at 96.9 FM. The tentative call sign is KGPC.

                    If you would like to get involved in Peralta’s community radio station, please contact our Executive Director for Public Information, Communications and Media, Jeff Heyman, at or 510-466-7369.

                    Don’t forget to tune into all the great programs on our Internet radio station, 9th Floor Radio, at

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                      Peralta TV Honors Black History Month

                      2 February 2015

                      PTV-BHM-15Peralta TV honors Black History Month with Marcus Book Stores by presenting The Julian Richardson Lecture Series. The series is a collection of author events, readings and leactures from Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover, Angela Y. Davis, Elaine Brown, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, Walter Mosley and more. Beginning FEBRUARY 7th, 2015 @7:30P, Peralta TV will air these enriching productions. Tune in on cable channels 27 and 28 or AT&T U-verse channel 99. For more information visit us at

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                        Peralta’s Thuy Thi Nguyen To Serve As Interim Community College League of California President/CEO

                        19 December 2014

                        Thuy Thi Nguyen

                        Colleagues and Friends,

                        We are very pleased to inform you that Thuy Thi Nguyen has accepted our offer to serve as Interim Community College League of California President/CEO, beginning January 5, 2015.  Many of you already know Thuy — she currently serves as General Counsel for Peralta CCD. We are very grateful to Peralta Chancellor José Ortiz and the Peralta Community College District for making it possible for Thuy to serve as League Interim.

                        State Chancellor Brice Harris shares our enthusiasm: “We at the state Chancellor’s Office are excited to work with interim League president and CEO Thuy Nguyen. In her role at Peralta she has proven to be a dynamic and effective leader, and we are confident that her energy and talents will serve the League well as we continue to improve access and student success in our system. Ms. Nguyen is truly an impressive leader and the right choice for the League.”

                        Thuy’s appointment is for the duration of the upcoming legislative session, and you will be hearing from her directly in the New Year.

                        We wish you very happy holidays.

                        Cheers and Onward,

                        Yours truly,

                        Louise Jaffe
                        CCCT President
                        CCLC Board Chair
                        Santa Monica College Trustee

                        Frank Gornick
                        CEOCCC President
                        CCLC Board 1st Vice Chair
                        West Hills CCD Chancellor

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                          Student Spotlight – Tenzin Seldon, Berkeley City College

                          9 December 2014

                          Tenzin Seldon graduated from Berkeley City College, transferred to Stanford University and is now a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.

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                            New Video, 50 Years: The History of the Peralta Community College District

                            30 October 2014

                            In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Peralta Community College District, which was founded in 1964, Peralta TV has produced a short video, “50 Years: The History of the Peralta Community College District.” This look at our history will premiere tonight, Thursday, Oct. 30, at the 50th Anniversary Grand Reception, hosted by the Peralta Colleges Foundation at Merritt College. You can watch the video and learn about the long history of the Peralta Colleges right here:

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                              Peralta’s Public Information Department Wins NCMPR Gold, Silver Awards

                              6 October 2014

                              PCCD_AnnouncementThe Peralta Community College District is pleased to announce that its Public Information Department has recently been awarded two gold Medallion Awards by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), District 6, which includes community colleges in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Territory of Guam.

                              The first gold Medallion was for best Original Photograph for a picture of a Laney College student by department staffer Faiza Ali. The runners up were Western Nevada College and San Diego Mesa.

                              The second gold Medallion Award was for best Online Advertising for the new enrollment look on Peralta’s Website and its social media efforts to build enrollment, specifically Facebook and Twitter messaging to students. There was no silver award; Mt. San Antonio received a Bronze for their online efforts.

                              Last fall, Peralta TV, also part of the Public Information Department, won a national NCMPR Silver Paragon Award for its monthly public affairs program, “Peralta Matters,” hosted by the department’s Jay Calhoun. The winning episode was the two-part series “The Summer of Science,” which profiled several Peralta students as well as many of the exceptional science programs offered by the Peralta Colleges. Watch the program and hundreds of other videos about the Peralta Colleges at the Peralta TV YouTube Channel:

                              Peralta is particularly proud of the Online Gold Medallion as it demonstrates that the District is a leader among community colleges in its social media outreach efforts. Public Information staff have worked hard to build up Peralta’s social media and outreach efforts over the past several years and it appears to be an effective way to reach students and the community.

                              Recent survey data shows that the Public Information Department’s outreach efforts “extremely” or “moderately” influenced the decision of 21.4% of Peralta’s students to enroll at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda or Oakland’s Laney and Merritt Colleges.

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                                • Peralta Community College District

                                  The district comprises four campuses serving northern Alameda County.