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Peralta News: Merritt College Pruning Club

19 September 2017

Back in 1980’s Dennis Makishima was working as a gardener in the East Bay hills, and wanted to expand his training in the field of Horticulture, so he started attending classes in the Landscape Horticulture department.
 
As his horticultural knowledge increased, so did his understanding of a need that Dennis was able to develop into a clear vision of Aesthetic Pruning courses, which  “embrace the creative interpretation of small trees and shrubs in the urban context. The living art form combines the artistic skill of the pruner, the essences of the tree and the science of horticulture  and the needs of the clients and the surroundings.”  
 
Dennis Makishima was able to impart his skills and horticultural understanding into a successful series of courses designed to help students into a career that cultivated specialized pruning skills.
 
Dennis has taught hundreds of students and mentored many into lucrative careers of service to the East Bay and beyond.  
 

The Merritt Pruning Club has a 30-year history of mentoring and service. The Apprenticeship model of training and the Aesthetic Pruning club’s’ mission has benefited many gardens in the East Bay.  We are grateful to ALL the founding members and appreciate the skill and enthusiasm which has lasted and still inspires our community.
 
The 30 years of continuous service to the community,  here and throughout the world, had its beginnings here at Merritt College.
 
The department wants to also acknowledge Judy Thomas who was Faculty advisor to this club for the first 20 years:
 Pete Churgel, Yuki Nara, Randall Lee, and Bill Castellon and of course Michael Alliger, all extraordinary teachers, and Tom Branca assisted the program forward.
 
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

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Webinar for Sustainability and Resiliency Master Plan (SRMP)

12 September 2017

Peralta has put together a webinar to outline our efforts towards sustainability and resiliency – our Sustainability and Resiliency Master Plan (SRMP)

Visit Peraltasustainabilityplan.org for more details

 

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Click to view PDF in separate window

Click to download a video version of this presentation

 

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Peralta News: SMART Classroom Project

5 September 2017

We are happy to report progress on the SMART classroom project. As of today, the wiring and installation of projectors, speakers, and telephones have been completed in 12 classrooms.  We are waiting for the vendor to deliver the podiums around September 25th and will come back to install the touchscreen computer and document camera when they arrive.

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In the meantime, the projection and speaker system can be used by simply connecting a laptop.

For information on how to connect a laptop or tablet device, please watch this short instructional video created by the Laney College IT team: http://laney.edu/laney-it-group/smart-classroom-instructions.  We will also be reaching out to provide hands-on training for faculty assigned to each classroom as they become ready for use.  

Special thanks to the Laney College IT team for providing the training support and to everyone for their patience during the installation.
We look forward to providing you with another update in the next two weeks.

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(pictured: Jowel C. Laguerre – Chancellor, Vu Phan Laney – IT, Blake S Jonhson – Technology Committee Co-Chair, Donald Moore – Faculty Senate President, Dale Nabeta Laney – IT, William Jones Laney – IT, Jason Cole VC District – IT, Rebecca Bailey – Faculty, and Amy Bohorquez – Faculty)

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Peralta News: A look at Peralta Colleges classes starting today

21 August 2017

Engineering and science students can take transferable physics courses this fall at College of Alameda.

Check out the latest Community News column in the East Bay Times which highlights some of the many upcoming classes at the Peralta Colleges including Cybersecurity at Merritt College, Introduction to Sociology at Laney College, physics classes at the College of Alameda that meet the transfer requirements for California State University and the UC campuses, and, in collaboration with the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and Strength and Berkeley Underground Scholars, Berkeley City College is offering a unique evening class this fall, “Strength From Roots.”

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Filed under: Academic Excellence, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Uncategorized

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

Filed under: Academic Excellence, College of Alameda, Peralta News, Uncategorized

Super Saturday Enrollment Event

19 July 2017

Super Saturday 2017!
View a PDF of the flier

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PCCD New Student Enrollment

6 July 2017

New to Peralta? Here is a short introduction to enrolling, it is quick and easy to do!

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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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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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Merritt College Interim President Selected

26 July 2016

Marie-Elaine_BurnsThe Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., has announced that Marie-Elaine Burns has been selected as the Interim President of Merritt College. Dr. Burns, who most recently was Vice-President for Special Services at San Jose City College, begins her tenure at Merritt on August 2.

Marie-Elaine Burns is an educational leader who is visionary, energetic, and passionate. While adaptable to change, she is a risk taker/entrepreneur; not afraid to explore an idea different from her own or to encourage others to try their ideas. She encourages and supports innovation and creativity.

Dr. Burns’ leadership style is characterized by respect, inclusiveness, transparency, collaboration, effective listening skills, and participatory governance. She is committed to equity and student success. Contributing to a positive impact on students has always been integral to the decisions she makes as a college leader.

Having worked in higher education for many years, Dr. Burns has been responsible for college access, student retention, support services, transfer and graduation success which are major components of student success. She worked at universities and colleges throughout the state which include but are not limited to the following: San Francisco State University which provided her first opportunity to teach; California State University at Long Beach where she assisted the Director in training college and university learning assistance professionals (faculty, coordinators and practitioners) from countries around the world; at Skyline College in San Bruno she was the Director of The Learning Center and the Student Support Services TRIO program and lead the establishment of the Jump Start Program for high school students that continued long after she left the college; and Foothill College in Los Altos Hills where Dr. Burns was Dean of the Middlefield Campus and established the successful Dare to EXCEL program for high school students with a grade point average of 2.0 and below.

As Vice-President of Student Affairs at San Jose City College (SJCC), Marie-Elaine Burns developed a vision and championed core values for student affairs and cultivated an effective Student Affairs management team. Under her leadership the College opened a Veterans Resource Center; the Annual African American/Latino/Pacific Islander/Native American Male Summit was established and led by her for six years; the Mental Health Advisory Committee (MHSAC) was established and is running effectively; she developed the first online student support services which assisted the College in being released from an accreditation sanction; and she co-chaired the Student Success & Equity committee as well as led the development of both the initial SSSP and Equity plans.  

Dr. Burns’ postsecondary educational accomplishments include a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University, cum laude; a Master’s of Science Degree in School Management & Administration, summa cum laude and a Doctorate in Institutional Management, magna cum laude, both from Pepperdine University.

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Video: Bay Area Native C.J. Anderson Began His NFL Journey At Laney College

4 February 2016

Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson will play in Super Bowl 50, right in his backyard. NESN.com’s Ashley Allen spoke with some of Anderson’s former coaches — including Coach Beam — and teammate at Laney College. Don’t miss this video.

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Chancellor Search Public Forum

12 February 2015

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The Peralta Community College District  will be conducting  a  public forum on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., in the Boardroom, 333 East 8th Street, Oakland, for community input and feedback concerning the search for a chancellor. The forum is being facilitated by Community College Search Services.

The forum is open to everyone.

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Chancellor Search Survey Part II

11 February 2015

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Chancellor Search Survey Part II

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District selected a search consulting firm, Community College Search Services, to commence with a search for the selection of the next Chancellor for the District. This is an important position, as the next Chancellor will be tasked to lead the college district in accomplishing its strategic goals and institutional objectives.

As part of the Board’s process to obtain community-wide input and feedback to help develop the position announcement, we ask that you take a few moments to answer the questions below. Your responses will be shared with the Board of Trustees and used to help develop the Chancellor search brochure. The Board anticipates the next Chancellor will start on or about July 1, 2015.

Please follow the below link and complete the Chancellor Search Survey Part II by Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7S9VDGT

Thank you.

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Chancellor Search Survey Part I

9 February 2015

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On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District selected a search consulting firm, Community College Search Services, to commence with a search for the selection of the next Chancellor for the District. This is an important position, as the next Chancellor will be tasked to lead the college district in accomplishing its strategic goals and institutional objectives.

As part of the Board’s process to obtain community-wide input and feedback to help develop the position announcement, we ask that you take a few moments to answer the questions below. Your responses will be shared with the Board of Trustees and used to help develop the Chancellor search brochure. The Board anticipates the next Chancellor will start on or about July 1, 2015.

Please follow the below link and complete the survey by Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FBL68QX

Thank you.

Filed under: Announcements, Board of Trustees, Peralta News, Uncategorized

Student Government

28 October 2014

 

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