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New Video, 50 Years: The History of the Peralta Community College District

30 October 2014

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Peralta Community College District, which was founded in 1964, Peralta TV has produced a short video, “50 Years: The History of the Peralta Community College District.” This look at our history will premiere tonight, Thursday, Oct. 30, at the 50th Anniversary Grand Reception, hosted by the Peralta Colleges Foundation at Merritt College. You can watch the video and learn about the long history of the Peralta Colleges right here:

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Peralta Colleges 50th Anniversary Events on Peralta TV

12 August 2014

50thIf you missed the Peralta Colleges 50th Anniversary celebrations over the summer, you can now watch video of the events on Peralta TV’s YouTube Channel by following the links below.

Commemoration Day was held on July 1, 2014, 50 years to the day of the founding of the District on July 1, 1964. There was an inspiring keynote address by State Chancellor Brice Harris as well as remarks by local mayors, Peralta trustees, Chancellor José M. Ortiz, our college presidents and others, all hosted by Burt Dragin of Laney College. Don’t miss the heartfelt rendition of ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ sung by our very own Rosemary Vazquez. A time capsule made by the Laney College Carpentry students highlighted the festivities and was installed to memorialize this once-in-a-lifetime milestone.

There was also a Community Festival held on Saturday, June 28, to celebrate Peralta’s 50th Anniversary. The day was filled with music, dance, college booths, great food and all things Peralta. It was a wonderful community turnout that celebrated the Peralta Community College District’s golden anniversary!

Peralta TV also produced a tribute to our 50 years of serving students. You can view all the videos here:


50th Anniversary Tribute


Community Festival


Commemoration Day Peralta News Report


Commemoration Day Full Coverage


Enjoy the celebration and happy 50th Anniversary Peralta!

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State Assembly Resolution Commemorates Peralta’s 50 Years

21 July 2014


At the July 15 Board of Trustees meeting, a California State Assembly Resolution by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and Senator Loni Hancock commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Peralta Community College District was presented to the Chancellor and Board by Jim Oddie, District Director for Assemblymember Bonta. Pictured, from left, are Chancellor Dr. José M. Ortiz, Jim Oddie, Trustee Linda Handy, Board President Abel Guillén and Board Vice President Meredith Brown.

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