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New Mobile-Friendly Peralta Colleges Class Schedule for Spring 2015

21 November 2014

Spring_2015_Schedule_ViewerPeralta Colleges Department of Public Information has developed an online class schedule that can easily be accessed from any mobile device as well as by computer.

The Spring 2015 Class Schedule “flip-book” can be found in the right column of Peralta’s homepage and makes it easy for students to view the schedule on desktops, laptops, tablets, phones and other mobile devices. It features search, an index and other functions that make it simple to look up classes by college or discipline.

The flip-book can also be accessed here.

The Department of Public Information will continue to publish the printed class schedule, but this new electronic schedule is part of our digital engagement efforts to make our online content and websites mobile-friendly and thereby more easily accessible to students and the community.

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Fall 2014 Scholarship & Award Recipients

20 November 2014

Antoinette Lenahan Child Development Scholarship ($100)
Nancy Rodriguez – Merritt

Henry Fort Memorial Book Scholarship ($250 each)
Erica Hill – COA
Erin Cohen – BCC
Miguel Amado – Merritt
Quyen Le – Laney

Ivan J Houston Scholarship ($1250)
Jacquelyn Walker – Laney

James Hubbell Nursing Scholarship ($5000 each)
Lystra Pana – Merritt
Marjurie Thunder Hawk – Merritt

Jian Biao Li Scholarship ($500 each)
Libing Wu – Laney
Hikaru Yuki – Laney

Machine Technology Scholarship ($1000)
Sam Goldenberg – Laney

Metal Cutters Scholarship ($500 each)
Azania Luevella Kane – Laney
Thomas Walcek – Laney

Oakland Scholars Promise ($2500 each)
Jorge Cabral – COA
Omar Robledo – Laney

Outstanding Machine Technology Student Scholarship ($500)
Joel Hernandez – Laney

Richard Lewis McHugh Memorial Scholarship ($500)
Omari Taylor – COA

Ruth Bittman Memorial Scholarship ($500 each)
Jorge Cabral – COA
Keith Booker – BCC
Maria Fernandez – Merritt
Tyrice Bender – Laney

Sheryl Queen Memorial Scholarship ($1000)
Cherie Barker – Merritt

Torri Minton Scholarship ($400)
Brittany Hart – Laney

Peralta Colleges Foundation Scholars Award ($1000 each)

Adelya Harrison – COA
Sponsored by Karen Friedman

Bonnie Cherry – BCC
Sponsored by Michael & Margaret Mills

Drew Beesley – Merritt
Tyrice Bender – Laney
Sponsored by The Clorox Company

Fernando Navarro – BCC
Sponsored by Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Lynda Marin – BCC
Sponsored by East West Bank

Maria Fernandez – Merritt
Sponsored by United Parcel Service (UPS)

Maurice Martin – BCC
Sponsored by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #595

Nirit Bisconer – BCC
Sponsored by Gilbane Building Company

Quyen Le – Laney
Sponsored by Bell Investment Advisors

Rudrani Ghosh – BCC
Sponsored by WLC Architects, Inc.

Theresa Hill – Merritt
Sponsored by Chancellor José M. Ortiz

Uyanga Byambaa – Laney
Sponsored by Peralta Federation of Teachers (PFT) AFT Local 1603

Ana Pena – Merritt

Betty Rohney – BCC

Lydia Taylor – Merritt

Mary Wegler – BCC

Michelle Smedley – Laney

Samantha Serrano -Laney

Weixing Ou – COA

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Peralta Engineering Medicine/Science (PEMS) hosting Pre-Med Workshop by UCSF, Nov. 25

20 November 2014

PEMSTuesday, November 25, Noon – 1:00 p.m. at Laney College in Room B210. To RSVP email

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Open Door Mission Food Drive at Laney College, Nov. 20 – Dec. 15

20 November 2014

Open Door Mission Food Drive Flyer (PDF)

Please bring your contributions to the Laney College Library, Thursday, November 20 thru Monday, December 15 by 4:00 p.m. Library Hours: Mon – Thurs 8:00AM – 8:00PM and Friday 8:00AM – 6:00PM

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College of Alameda wins 1st place in California Auto Body Association Model Truck Competition

20 November 2014



College of Alameda’s Auto Body and Paint Department won 1st place at the 16th Annual Toys for Tots Model Truck competition. Congratulations to our Auto Body students, instructors and staff!

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Peralta News – Board of Trustees Meeting November 18, 2014

20 November 2014

Board of Trustees Meeting November 18, 2014

Board of Trustees Meeting that was held on November 18, 2014 at the District Boardroom.

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Equal Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) at Merritt College is accepting applications for Spring 2015

18 November 2014


EOPS provides academic, personal and career counseling, student educational plans, book voucher services, textbook loan library, academic supplies, academic progress monitoring, priority registration and much more! To apply, stop by the EOPS office located in the Student Center, R-109, and meet the staff pictured above in their new EOPS “Super Power” t-shirts: Left to right: Angelina Sevillano, EOPS student; Schantay Walker, EOPS Peer Advisor; Judy Adams, EOPS Coordinator; Ana Pena, Peer Advisor; and Al Sith, Peer Advisor.

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Student Spotlight – Marie Beunaiche, College of Alameda

17 November 2014

Student Spotlight: Marie Beunaiche

Meet Marie Beunaiche, returning student who made the leap from a job with no opportunities to following her goal of working in aviation maintenance. The Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program provides an opportunity for students to gain the skills needed to work in a number of Airframe and/or Powerplant (A&P) careers. Conveniently located in a well-equipped facility adjacent to the Oakland International Airport.

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Q&A with Filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly at Berkeley City College, Nov. 21

14 November 2014



Here’s a unique opportunity to look at the history of Hawaii & meet filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly on Friday, November 21st at Berkeley City College for her documentary screening of Noho Hewa, followed by Q & A with the filmmaker.

Sponsored by the Art and Cultural Studies Department and the Global Studies Program.

For more information contact or visit

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Short Films for Mental Health at Laney College, Nov. 17

13 November 2014


Free Admission. Dinner & Discussion. Monday, November 17 at Laney College located in D200. For more information go to

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International Education Week at the Peralta Colleges, November 17-21

13 November 2014

IEW FlyerA celebration and promotion of International Education and Exchange. For more information contact Thomas Torres-Gil at or call (510) 587-7835.

The Office of International Education is celebrating International Education Week!  This week long celebration from Monday, November 17-Friday, November 21 is a joint initiative supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries. International Education Week is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.

Throughout the week, the Office of International Education will be hosting a variety of events at each of the four PCCD colleges, including a Peace Corps Panel, a Study Abroad Panel and an International Student Panel.  Please come out to learn about how you can become involved with international education!

Like us on Facebook:
International Students Website:
Study Abroad Information:

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Tobacco-less Clubs Reduce Smoking On Campus Meeting at Laney College, Nov. 18

13 November 2014

Tobacco_lessTuesday, November 18 at the Laney College Bistro. Lunch will be provided.

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Berkeley City College Fall 2014 Seminar Series featuring Susuan Lynch, Ph.D. Nov. 20

13 November 2014

MicrobiomeFree and open to the public. Thursday, November 20, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m (reception: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) located in the Berkeley City College Auditorium.

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Ebola Relief Effort at Laney College, Nov. 21

13 November 2014


Food packing event on Friday, November 21 at the Laney College Student Center located on the 1st floor.

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Biofest 3 at Merritt College, Nov. 22

13 November 2014


Would you like to understand why microscopists just won another Nobel prize? Come ask the students of the Merritt Microscopy Program!

Join us for Biofest 3, bigger and more fun than ever!

It’s equal parts hands-on science fun for all ages and career info for students. Everyone is welcome!

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