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Criminal Record Expungement Informational Workshop at Laney College, Thursday, April 19, 2012

28 March 2012. 0 comments

Does your criminal record stop you from getting or keeping a job? Has your application for student loans or housing been denied?  Did you know you may be entitled to vote; to have a felony reduced to a misdemeanor?  Don’t miss this informative workshop.


Laney College

Thursday, April  19, 2012

12 noon – 12:50 p.m.

Bldg. E,  Room 211


Workshop Presenter – Ms. V. Serina Rankins

East Bay Community Law Center, Berkeley, California


For more information contact:

Carolyn Cornelius,  510-464-3411,


Presented by Project Bridge with a grant from the Peralta Colleges Foundation

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Peralta Matters – The Peralta Colleges Foundation

21 October 2011. 0 comments

The Peralta Colleges Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships a year to students at all of our colleges. They also offer scholarships to faculty for professional development. This month, we are joined by Stephaine Casenza, who tells us about her work as the Executive Director of the Foundation. We are also joined by Talitha McAdams, a student at Laney College and recipient of a Foundation Scholarship.

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Peralta News – Director of Peralta Colleges Foundation to Receive Distinguished Honor

11 October 2011. 1 comment

The Peralta Community College District is pleased to announce that Stephanie Casenza, Executive Director of The Peralta Colleges Foundation, has been selected to receive the San Diego Press Club’s 2011 Andy Mace Award for Outstanding Contributions in Public Relations during its annual Excellence in Journalism Celebration on October 25, 2011. Casenza spent much of her career in the San Diego region before joining the Peralta Colleges Foundation in June 2010.

The Andy Mace Award is one of three special awards presented in recognition of excellence by the San Diego Press Club.  This award is given to the individual public relations practitioner who, over the course of their career, has exemplified fairness and integrity, as well as effectively disseminating the truth to concerned publics.  Past recipients who have received the award comprise the committee that selects each year’s winner.

“It is such an honor to have your peers nominate you for this prestigious award,” says Stephanie, “and it’s a pleasant surprise, too.”

“Ms. Casenza was appointed to the position of Executive Director for The Peralta Colleges Foundation a little over a year ago,” says PCF Board of Directors President Karen Friedman. “We’re happy to have her on board and congratulate her on being selected for this honor.”

Casenza has worked in the non-profit field for 25 years.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from San Diego State University and a master’s in business from the University of San Diego.  She is among the two percent of public relations professionals who have earned the universal accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America.

Since 1964, the Peralta Community College District – Berkeley City College, College of Alameda and Laney and Merritt Colleges – has served Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont by providing East Bay students of all ages with a range of educational programs and life-long learning opportunities.  To learn more, visit

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Peralta News – Board Spotlight July 19, 2011

1 September 2011. 0 comments

Welcome to Board Spotlight, a brief recap of the biweekly meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Peralta Community College District.

With the end of the summer semester, The Board of Trustees held their final meeting before the recess. They received a report from Stephanie Casenza of the Peralta Colleges Foundation. The Board honored outgoing Peralta Federation of Teachers president Debra Weintraub for years of work. And they debated the structuring of the Retirement Board.

The Peralta Board of Trustees meet the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Past meetings are available for viewing on the internet at

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