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12th Annual African/African American Graduation

10 July 2020

Dear Peralta Colleges Faculty, Saff and Administrators 

The 12th Annual African/African American Graduation Planning Committee cordially invites you to participate in this year’s virtual celebration of the Peralta Colleges graduating African and African American students. Please join us for the recorded graduation celebration at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020Click on the link below to access YouTube for viewing:

https://web.peralta.edu/african-african-american-graduation/ 

“And…Still I Rise: Strength, Resiliency and Beauty in the Black Community” is the theme of this year’s graduation. The virtual occasion will be marked by libation, inspiring speaker remarks, drumming, uplifting music, and the personalized recognition of the 2020 African and African American graduates from the College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Laney College, and Merritt College. As always, this cultural celebration is in service to our African/African American students and will highlight the significance of their higher educational achievements to their family and the broader community, as well.

Questions? Please feel free to contact one of the following committee members:

We look forward to your participation in celebrating the educational achievements of the 2020 Peralta Colleges African and African American graduates.  

Ramona F. Butler

EOPS/CARE Coordinator

Berkeley City College

bcc-eops@peralta.edu

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2020 African and African American Virtual Graduation: “And…Still I Rise” Strength, Resiliency and Beauty in the Black Community

16 June 2020

The 2020 Peralta Colleges African and African American graduates from Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College are cordially invited to participate in the 12th Annual African and African American Graduation virtual celebration via YouTube beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

“And…Still I Rise: Strength, Resiliency and Beauty in the Black Community” is the theme of this year’s graduation. All Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 African and African American graduates are eligible for participation. In order to include your personal graduation information in this virtual celebration, you are required to submit the following information by e-mail to africangrad@peralta.edu as soon as possible, but no later than June 25, 2020:

  1. First Name, Middle Initial (if applicable) and Last Name
  2. A current active e-mail that you check on a regular basis
  3. Text-able telephone number

You will then be contacted by the Marching Orders Company via e-mail. Marching Orders will request that you submit the following information by a specific deadline date, but do not delay:

  1. First Name, Middle Initial (if applicable) and Last Name
  2. Upload a photo:
    1. A headshot
    2. Picture of your choice
    3. Cap and Gown picture, if available
  3. There will be a personal message section that you will also need to upload. In that section please describe whose shoulders you stand on (150 characters maximum). For example, Who had the most influence on your life? Who inspired you? Who made sacrifices for you to succeed? Whose words and actions have brought you to who you are today? Who do you need to thank today?

We look forward to your participation! Questions please e-mail africangrad@peralta.edu

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