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Arts & Culture – Jane Chu visits Laney College

26 January 2015

Arts & Culture: Jane Chu visits Laney College

Laney College welcomes the new Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Chu and Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council to celebrate the Chinese Music Program led by Sherlyn Chew.

Sherlyn is an extraordinary music teacher whose mission in life is to teach music to children from lower income circumstances using Chinese instruments. She is also founder of Purple Silk Music Education Foundation, an Oakland-based nonprofit that supports music education for inner-city youth. The program includes the Great Wall Youth Orchestra & Chorus of Laney College and the Purple Bamboo Orchestra & Chorus of Lincoln Elementary School. The mission is to instill in young people an appreciation of music from all cultures through instruction in traditional Chinese instruments. The Purple Silk Music Foundation promotes opportunities for children and youth of low-income families to receive music education from professional musicians, perform in public venues and become proficient musicians themselves.

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Peralta News – College of Alameda Maritime Program

22 January 2015

Peralta News: College of Alameda Maritime Program

The College of Alameda launched into the New Year by creating an innovative partnership with the Bay Ship & Yacht company. This new waterfront-training program welcomes everyone. Whether you’re changing careers, a returning vet, looking for a second chance or just interested in the expanding maritime field!

Read all about the new College of Alameda and Bay Ship and Yacht Maritime Painting Program right here: http://bit.ly/1C5L1rM

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight January 13, 2015

20 January 2015

Board Spotlight: 13 JAN 2015

The January 13, 2015 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees featured reports from Trustees about the new partnership with Bay Ship and Yacht. The Board reviewed the 2014 Annual Audit Report. And Vice Chancellor Sadiq Ikharo reported on scheduled maintenance projects. To view the full meeting, please visit: http://web.peralta.edu/trustees/meetings-votelog/

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New Maritime Painting Program at College of Alameda

15 January 2015

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Read all about the new College of Alameda and Bay Ship and Yacht Maritime Painting Program right here: http://bit.ly/1C5L1rM

Learn a new trade right on the waterfront!

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LIKE YOUR FUTURE with the Peralta Colleges!

15 January 2015

Peralta Colleges Enrollment Promo January 2015

Classes Start January 20th, 2015. Enroll now!

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For Faculty: District Flex Day, January 14

6 January 2015

If you are a faculty member, you won’t want to miss District Flex Day, January 14, 2015, 9:00am – 3:30pm, in the Laney College Theater.

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Powell, “Equality in America: Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King.”
An interactive discussion on the educational, life opportunities and possibilities for all students.

Chancellor José M. Ortiz, Ed.D., will also give his annual Flex Day address.

See the flier for more details: District Flex Day January 14, 2015 final

 

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CLASSES START JANUARY 20. ENROLL NOW!

23 December 2014

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The spring 2015 semester starts on January 20. Make sure you get the classes you need by enrolling now. It’s easy, just follow this linkl: http://web.peralta.edu/enrollment/

Happy holidays!

 

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Peralta News – Eco Art Matters, Laney College

22 December 2014

Arts & Culture: Eco Art Matters!

The Eco Art Matters class at Laney College covers the history of the environmental/social justice arts movement. Students take field trips, volunteer, watch documentaries and put together an eco art exhibit.

The students do extensive research on an important “matter” of their choosing, develop a proposal, and then create artworks, installations, visual presentations or performances which are installed by the artists and exhibited at a local gallery. You can check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EcoArtMatters

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

19 December 2014

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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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Peralta News – Board Spotlight December 9, 2014

18 December 2014

Board Spotlight: 9 DEC 2014

The December 9 meeting of the Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees featured the swearing-in of new and returning Trustees Bonilla, Handy and Riley and the appointment of Dr. Joi Lin Blake as the new President of the College of Alameda The College Presidents presented their Student Equity Plans. And a new construction plan for College of Alameda was revealed. To view the full meeting, please visit: http://web.peralta.edu/trustees/meetings-votelog/

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Peralta Colleges Trustees Sworn-In, New Board Officers Elected For 2015

17 December 2014

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The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees, at its annual organizational meeting held on December 9, 2014, elected a new slate of officers for 2015. Additionally, a newly elected trustee and two trustees, reelected in November, were sworn-in to serve for the next four years.

Meredith Brown, who represents Area 2, was elected president and Dr. William “Bill” Riley, who represents Area 5, was elected vice president of the nine-member board, which includes two student trustees.

Julina Bonilla, who was elected in November to represent Area 7, was sworn-in by Abel Guillén, the outgoing Area 7 Trustee who was elected to the Oakland City Council in November. Linda Handy, Area 3, and William “Bill” Riley, both re-elected in November’s election, were sworn-in, respectively, by former Assemblymember Sandré Swanson, who is Deputy Mayor of the City of Oakland, and Judge Gordon Baranco, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda.

“I am both pleased and honored to serve as president of the Board,” Brown said. “One of our first actions starting off our new year was to approve the terms of an agreement that will provide construction related apprenticeship positions for students in Laney College’s Construction Management Program to work on Peralta’s capital construction projects.” 

“We will continue to build partnerships with the local building trades, public transit agencies and the health industry, and we will work closely with our K-12 and county education partners to prepare our students for California’s changing economy,” said Brown. “We will continue to provide a well supported pathway for students transferring to our CSU and UC systems,” Brown Added. 

Brown, first elected to the Board of Trustees in 2012, is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in complex litigation and representing public agencies. She received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and her Juris Doctor Degree from Boston University School of Law. Brown served as a clerk for United States Magistrate Joyce London Alexander, First Circuit in Boston, Mass. Her community involvement includes service as a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and leadership with the Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club, Montclair Soccer Club, National Women Political Caucus – Alameda County North, and a volunteer Judge Pro Tem for Alameda County.  

Newly elected trustee Julina Bonilla is a community college graduate and received her B.A. from U. C. Berkeley. She is a former Oakland elementary teacher who moved into workforce development, providing education and job training to young adults in Northern California. Bonilla’s community work and active memberships include Board Vice President of Tradeswomen Inc., the National Women’s Political Caucus-AN, and she has served as a member of the Oakland Workforce Investment Board and co-chair of the Oakland Youth Council. She is the Program Director of the West Oakland Job Resource Center.

Linda Handy, who was first elected in 2002, has a long resume of community service and college administration experience. She has a M.S. in Organizational Development and Analysis from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Handy is a Laney College alumna and a former president of the Oakland Coalition of Congregations.

William “Bill” Riley was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 1998 and is a Merritt College alumnus who has served in public education for over 30 years, including in the Oakland, East Palo Alto/Ravenswood and San Ramon School districts. He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Policy and a B.A. in Sociology and Physical Education from the University of San Francisco and an M.A. in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University. 

Continuing to serve on the board are Bill Withrow, who represents Area 1, Nicky González Yuen, Area 4, and Cy Gulassa of Area 6.  Student trustees are Carl Oliver and Jeramy Rolley. 

For 50 years, the Peralta Community College District has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 30,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.

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Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees Appoint Joi Lin Blake Next College of Alameda President

17 December 2014

Joi Lin BlakeThe Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees, at its meeting on December 9, 2014, voted to appoint Joi Lin Blake, Ed.D, the current Vice President of Student Services for Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif., as the next President of the College of Alameda. Dr. Blake starts in the position January 6, 2015.

At Skyline College, Blake has overseen admissions and records, counseling, financial aid, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), public safety, veteran’s services and other areas. She has served on the College Executive Team and on a number of committees.

“I am looking forward to working with Dr. Blake as we move forward not only at the College of Alameda, but throughout the entire Peralta Community College District,” said Chancellor José M. Ortiz, Ed.D. “The search committee did an outstanding job forwarding four finalists for my consideration, and I consider Dr. Blake to be the best fit for the College and the Peralta District.”

“Dr. Blake is the right person for the job,” the Chancellor added.

From 2006 to 2011, Blake served as Dean of Student Development and Matriculation at San Diego Mesa College. In 2010, she worked in Washington, D.C., as a Policy Assistant and Doctoral Intern for the U.S. Dept. of Education, where one of her duties was helping to develop a national strategic plan for community colleges.

Blake holds an Ed.D. from San Diego State University, with a concentration in Community College/Postsecondary Leadership. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Science from San Francisco State University (with a major in Program Development and a minor in Spanish) and holds a Masters of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State.

From 2003 to 2006, Blake was Interim Staff Development Coordinator for Southwestern Community College District in south San Diego County, and served as Academic Senate President. She was an instructor and counselor for Southwestern from 1991 to 2003, and served as Interim Dean of Instructional Support Services. In the 1980’s, Blake was an instructor in the field of Disability Support Services for San Diego Community College District, and a counselor for the San Diego Unified School District.

For 50 years, the Peralta Community College District has served the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing 30,000 students each semester with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.

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Peralta News – Board of Trustees Meeting December 9, 2014

11 December 2014

Board of Trustees Meeting December 9, 2014

Board of Trustees Meeting that was held on December 9, 2014 at the District Boardroom.

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Peralta Matters – Career Pathways Partnership

10 December 2014

Peralta Matters 30: Career Pathways Partnership

We’re talking about Career Pathways this month on Peralta Matters. The Peralta Community College District is the fiscal agent for a $15 million grant linking local school districts with community colleges to train our youth for jobs in the 21st century. Karen Engels, from the Department of Educational Services, describes our work in this exciting partnership. And we highlight the Machine Technology program at Laney College, with Department Chair Louis Quindlen and father/daughter students Mike and Jackie Feeney, who both got good jobs after participating in the program.

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Student Spotlight – Tenzin Seldon, Berkeley City College

9 December 2014

Student Spotlight: Tenzin Seldon

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

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