31 August 2015
The Peralta Colleges celebrated a very special Flex Day to kick off a new semester and welcome our new Chancellor, Jowel Laguerre. Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined the festivities, filling the packed Odell Johnson Theater with words of encouragement and inspiration. Board President Meredith Brown, faculty members and staff leadership also spoke at this joyous event!
The Peralta family was treated to an outstanding performance by the Jiklele dance group, hosted by Laney’s very own dance department.
We look forward to a new semester with more fantastic happenings at Peralta and a heartfelt welcome to Chancellor Jowel Laguerre. Many thanks to Congresswoman Barbara Lee and her staff for sharing this momentous day with us!
Filed under: Peralta News. Tagged: Barbara Lee, Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, District Wide Flex Day, Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre, Flex Day, Flex Day 2015, Jiklele dance group, Jowel C. Laguerre, Laney College Dance Department, Meredith Brown, Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Odell Johnson Theatre, The Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
26 August 2015
The Peralta Colleges are experiencing intermittent telephone service disruptions and you may not be able to immediately reach faculty, staff or services.
Our Information Technology Department is aware of the problem and actively working to resolve it as quickly as possible. We will communicate with you updates and advise you when service is fully restored.
In the meantime, if you need to reach a faculty member or staff, please use email for your communication. Email addresses are available on our Website at http://web.peralta.edu/directory/
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Update 1 (Aug 27, 2015 at 2:04 PM): The phone system will be brought down today (Aug 27) at 5:00 pm for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, to make repairs in order to alleviate phone congestion issues. We regret the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we move toward uplifting the aging infrastructure across the district offices.
Update 2 (Aug 28, 2015 at 3:06 PM): The phone system is reported to be operating properly.
Filed under: Announcements. Tagged: Information Technology Department, Telephone Service Disruption
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?”
Filed under: Laney College, Peralta News, PeraltaTV, VOX Peralta. Tagged: Brianna Rogers, VOX Peralta
21 August 2015
If you haven’t enrolled, it’s not too late. Check out our mobile-friendly class schedule at http://bit.ly/PeraltaFallSchedule2015 and chose the classes you you want at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College.
Then enroll at http://bit.ly/PeraltaColleges. It’s not too late to get the classes you want at the Peralta Colleges. See you in class!
Filed under: Announcements, Peralta News. Tagged: 2015 Fall Enrollment, 2015 Fall Semester, Enrollment, Fall Semester
21 August 2015
If you missed Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre’s District Flex Day address, “The NEW Peralta Way,” you can watch it, Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s opening remarks and Board of Trustees President Meredith Brown’s inspiring introduction on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/FlexDayFall2015Stream (Dr. Laguerre’s address begins at about 2:25:50, the Congresswoman’s remarks at 22:05 and President Brown’s at 38:10).
If you wish to download the text of Dr. Laguerre’s address, you can find it here: New Peralta Way Flex Day Fall 2015 Chancellor Laguerre Address
You can also read a profile of Dr. Laguerre that was published in the Oakland Tribune here: http://bit.ly/LaguerreTribProfile. Also, Dr. Laguerre’s Guest Commentary in the Oakland Tribune and other Bay Area newspapers can be found here: http://bit.ly/LaguerreGuestCommentary.
Filed under: Announcements, Peralta News. Tagged: Barbara Lee, Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, District Wide Flex Day, Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre, Flex Day, Flex Day 2015, Jowel C. Laguerre, The NEW Peralta Way
21 August 2015
Read all about how the new school year is shaping up and also about the Flex Day address by Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., and inspiring remarks by Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Plus, there are some great new programs at the Peralta Colleges you should know about. Our monthly newspaper column is in the Oakland Tribune, the Contra Costa Times, the San Jose Mercury News, the Alameda Journal, the Berkeley Voice, the Montclarion and other papers, and you can read it right here: http://bayareane.ws/1MHmC2w
Filed under: Peralta News. Tagged: Bay Area News Group, Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre, Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre, Jowel C. Laguerre
18 August 2015
Welcome to a new school year! Please join faculty and staff in welcoming our new Chancellor, Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., on District Flex Day, Wednesday August 19th, 8;30 a.m., at Laney College’s Odell Johnson Theatre. We’ll be joined by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and the Chancellor will present his State of the District address.
If you cannot make Flex Day in person, you can watch the live video stream of the morning session starting at 9:00 am — with remarks from Congresswoman Lee, Board President Brown, Chancellor Laguerre and others — on the Peralta TV’s Youtube Channel: http://bit.ly/FlexDayFall2015Stream (Dr. Laguerre’s address begins at about 2:25:50, the Congresswoman’s remarks at 22:05 and President Brown’s at 38:10).
Filed under: Announcements, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, District Wide Flex Day, Flex Day, Flex Day 2015
17 August 2015
Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to attend District Flex Day on August 19, 2015, at Laney College in the Odell Johnson Theater, For more information, please visit http://web.peralta.edu/staff-development/
Filed under: Announcements, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: 2015, August 19, Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, District Wide Flex Day, Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre, Flex Day, Flex Day 2015, Odell Johnson Theatre
7 August 2015
Our mobile-friendly class schedule makes it easy choose the classes you need at any of our four East Bay colleges. Visit http://bit.ly/PeraltaFallSchedule2015 to see all the classes offered at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College.
Then go to http://bit.ly/PeraltaColleges to apply and enroll. It’s that simple to get the classes you want at the Peralta Colleges.
Filed under: Announcements, Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, Peralta News. Tagged: 2015 Fall Enrollment, 2015 Fall Semester
29 July 2015
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Filed under: Announcements, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: Career Technical Education, Corinthian College
22 July 2015
The July 14, 2015 meeting began with a reception welcoming our new Chancellor Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre. Our college presidents provided updates on the Accreditation report. And the Board received the first report from our new Academic Senate President Cleavon Smith.
Filed under: Board of Trustees, Board Spotlight, Peralta News. Tagged: Cleavon Smith, Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre
6 July 2015
Here’s William Escobar’s story, an alum of the Environmental Control Technology Program at Laney College: “I am sharing my story today as a testimony to the Laney College mission statement. My life will never be the same because of the educational opportunity I had at Laney College. My story begins on the day I met Nick Kyriakopedi, the Environmental Control Technology (ECT) Department Chair. As a senior in high school I was looking for a program to meet my school’s graduation requirements. My mother, who was a Laney College student at the time, heard about opportunities at the ECT program. I applied and excelled through the program and landed a job at Carrier Corporation. I am now a top paid journeyman technician and have a prosperous career ahead of me. I purchased my first house in 2009 at the age of 20, and this year I purchased my second house, this one for my mother. It is astonishing to reflect back to just half a decade ago when the three of us were surviving on welfare after my father passed away. My life’s story is only beginning. I hope to become part of the outstanding faculty at Laney, and as an instructor to inspire a vision of success in students that their vision can become their reality. I know from experience because it happened to me. I am living my vision.” Contact Laney ECT to sign up for classes at (510) 464-3292.
Filed under: Academic Excellence, Laney College, Peralta News. Tagged: Carrier Corporation, ECT, Environmental Control Technology Program, Environmental Control Technology Program (ECT), Nick Kyriakopedi, William Escobar
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?”
Filed under: Berkeley City College, Peralta News, PeraltaTV, VOX Peralta. Tagged: Brianna Rogers, VOX Peralta
29 June 2015
The June 23, 2015 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees began with a heart-felt farewell to Chancellor José M. Ortiz. It also featured the final report from outgoing District Acadaemic Senate President Dr. Karolyn van Putten. And Deputy Chancellor Gravenberg and Vice Chancellor Orkin presented a new “Multiple Measures” placement pilot program.
Filed under: Board of Trustees, Board Spotlight. Tagged: Dr. Eric V. Gravenberg, Dr. Karolyn van Putten, Dr. Michael Orkin, José M. Ortiz, Multiple Measures