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22 June 2020

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Peralta Gems # 17 – June 10, 2020

12 June 2020


The June 10 issue of Peralta Gems is available HERE. This is issue #17 and includes:

  • Peralta Town Hall Webinar on Racial Literacy and Critical Consciousness
  • Peralta Chancellor on Statewide Webinar
  • Trustees Approve Oracle Upgrade
  • Welcome New Employee Dr. Lisa Webb
  • Students Vote “NO” on EZ Pass
  • All Four Colleges Now Offering Free Meals
  • No “4×10” Work Week This Summer
  • Spreadsheet Calendars Available for Fall 2020 Semester
  • Risk Management Online Training Platform
  • Take the CCCCO COVID-19 Employee Survey

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Peralta Gems # 16 – May 28, 2020

29 May 2020


The May 28 issue of Peralta Gems is available HERE. This is issue #16 and includes:

  • Peralta Celebrates Graduating Class
  • Peralta Colleges Partner with Eat.Learn.Play and World Central Kitchen to Provide Free Meals
  • Congratulations On New Appointments
  • COA & Laney FabLabs Are Helping Save Lives with Free PPE
  • Board of Trustees Meeting May 26, 2020
  • Summer and Fall 2020 Enrollment Now Open

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Peralta Gems #15 – May 12, 2020

12 May 2020

The May 12 issue of Peralta Gems is available HERE. This is issue #15 and includes:

  • Summer and Fall 2020 Enrollment Now Open
  • Chancellor Stanback Stroud Announces Fall Semester Mostly Online
  • In Case You Missed It: Student Town Hall Meetings Now On YouTube
  • Merritt College President Forums – Feedback Requested
  • Introducing Build Peralta – the New Website Showcasing Peralta Bond Projects
  • Sankofa 2020: A Transcontinental Poetry Reading
  • Peralta Purr-sonnel

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Peralta Gems #14 – April 27, 2020

4 May 2020

Peralta Gems

The April 27 issue of Peralta Gems is available HERE. This is issue #14 and includes:

  • Summer and Fall 2020 Enrollment Now Open
  • Safe Peralta Website Launched for COVID-19 & Emergency Situation Updates
  • Please Welcome Dr. Angélica Garcia as next BCC President
  • Dr. Stacey Shears is Acting President at BCC until Dr. Garcia Starts on May 7
  • Student Town Hall Meetings Now On YouTube
  • College of Alameda ACCESO & PUENTE Program Update
  • Welcome New Administrators at Merritt College
  • Communication, Collaboration, and Community Tools Update
  • The Merritt College Academic Senate Recognizes 5 Faculty
  • BCC 2020 PRESIDENT’S AWARD RECIPIENTS
  • Board of Trustees Meeting April 21, 2020
  • Bond Measures Oversight Committee Meeting from April 8, 2020
  • Peralta Purr-sonnel

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Peralta Gems #13 – March 30, 2020

30 March 2020

Peralta Gems #13

The March 30, 2020 issue of Peralta Gems is available online here. This is issue #13 and includes:

  • Students: Join us for a Town Hall Webinar about PCCD and COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Student Services Update from Vice Chancellor Dr. Siri Brown
  • Introducing Dr. Carla Walter, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration
  • Board of Trustees Meeting, March 24, 2020
  • Peralta Purr-sonnel (featuring furry family members)

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Peralta Gems #12 – March 20, 2020

23 March 2020

The March 20, 2020 issue of Peralta Gems is available online here. This is issue #12 and includes:

  • Oakland Fire Department Removes Laney and Merritt Colleges from Fire Watch
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Board of Trustees Meeting March 10, 2020
  • District Facilities Committee Meeting features Bond Management Plans
  • District Wide Managers Meeting and Standards of Excellence
  • Chancellor Ron Gerhard Visits Peralta
  • Suzanne Kunkel’s Retirement Luncheon
  • Upcoming Events
  • Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Peralta Gems #11 – March 13, 2020

14 March 2020

Peralta Gems #11 - March 13, 2020

The March 13, 2020 issue of Peralta Gems is available online here. This is issue #11 and includes:

  • Student Profile: Jaylan Campbell of College of Alameda
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Congratulations Kinh Tran, Peralta District Classified Employee of the Year
  • College of Alameda CNA Program Approved by the California Department of Public Health
  • Tenure Reception on March 10, 2020
  • Coming Soon in Peralta Gems
  • Upcoming Events

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Peralta Gems #10 – March 6, 2020

9 March 2020

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The March 6, 2020 issue of Peralta Gems is available online here. This is issue #10 and includes:

  • Laney Students selected for the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa All-California Academic Team
  • Coronavirus Update from March 6, 2020
  • Chancellor Stanback Stroud’s Open Office Hours
  • PCCD Strategic Plan Progress Update
  • Great Place to Work For All Summit in San Francisco
  • 2020-21 Budget Planning
  • Women’s History Month Kicks Off at Berkeley City College
  • PCCD Department of General Services: Getting Stuff Done!
  • Sankofa Workshop at Merritt College – “How to Complete a Graduation Petition”
  • International Studies: Faculty Members visit Ireland
  • On-Campus Immigration Legal Services at COA
  • Peralta Foundation receives $15,000 from Grey, Greer, Shelby & Vaughn
  • Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Andrew Gottscho
  • Upcoming Events

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Peralta Gems – #9 – February 28, 2020

2 March 2020

Peralta Gems #9 cover

The February 28, 2020 issue of Peralta Gems is available online here. This is issue #9 and includes:

  • Coronavirus Update
  • Student Profile:  Mubarak Haruna
  • Board of Trustees Approve Contracts for PFT and Local 39
  • Chancellor’s Report
  • BCC Names Top Fulbright Producing Institution in 2019-2020
  • Merritt Celebrates Soul Train Black History Month Event
  • PCTV Celebrates 40 Years of Broadcasting
  • Mr. Davey D Speaks at Laney Black History Month Event
  • 5th Annual Lunar New Year Luncheon
  • Leaking Water Pipes Fixed at COA
  • COA Men’s Basketball Team in the Playoffs
  • Upcoming Events

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Peralta Gems – #8 – February 21, 2020

25 February 2020

Read the full issue of Peralta Gems #8 online here.

Content in this issue includes:

  • Merrit College Hosts Youth Coding Event

  • Student Internship Opportunities at Port of Oakland

  • Black History Month Events

  • Public Forum for Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration Video Now Available

  • COA Academic Senate & District Marketing

  • Teaching and Learning Center Furniture Refresh

  • Benefits Office Hosts Medicare Drive & Benefits Fair

  • Art at Merritt College: Cherish and Resist

  • Upcoming Events

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Peralta Gems – #7 – February 13, 2020

13 February 2020

Peralta Gems #7

Read the full issue of Peralta Gems #7 online here.

Content in this issue includes:

  • COA Cougars Men’s Basketball Team Upsets Top Ranked Yuba College

  • Merritt College Umoja-Sankofa Events

  • Mistah F.A.B. Black History Month Lecture at Merritt College

  • New Peralta Strategic Plan: Work In Progress

  • Participatory Governance Committee (PGC) Meeting on January 31, 2020

  • Coronavirus Update

  • Peralta Management Retreat

  • EOPS Celebrates 50th Anniversary

  • Public Forum for Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration Finalists on Feb 18

  • Collaborative Brain Trust on the Home Stretch

  • Berkeley City College Library Celebrates Black History Month

  • Congratulations COA Dance Program

  • Laney Love Challenge

  • Upcoming Events

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Peralta Gems – #6 – February 7, 2020

7 February 2020

Peralta Gems #6

Read the full version of Peralta Gems #6 online here.

Content in this issue includes:

  • Kick off of Black History Month
  • Coronavirus Announcement from Chancellor Stanback Stroud
  • Dr. Silvester Henderson to Receive A2MEND Educational Leadership Award
  • Peralta Select AECOM for Bond Program Management Services
  • Francis Howard Wins FACCC Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year Award
  • Chancellor Stanback Stroud and California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley Speak at Oakland Town Hall on YouTube
  • Psychedelic Psychology Ball at BCC P-Span episode is on YouTube
  • Chancellor’s Report from February 4 Board of Trustees meeting is on YouTube
  • Board Policy Changes
  • Laney Produce Giveaway
  • Peralta Health Services Schedule for Spring 2020
  • Upcoming events

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Peralta Gems – #5 – January 31, 2020

3 February 2020

Read the full version of Peralta Gems #5 online here or click here to download a PDF.

Contents include:

  • Chancellor Stanback Stroud Visits All Four Colleges
  • Oakland Town Hall & College Fair
  • Spotlight on: College of Alameda Career and Employment Center
  • Parcel Tax Measures Oversight Committee Meeting
  • Class Census Data Due
  • Staff Development Workshop Info
  • Email Communication (instructions for Peralta wide announcements)
  • Upcoming Events

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Peralta Gems – #4 – January 24, 2020

31 January 2020

Peralta Gems cover January 24, 2020

Read the full version of Peralta Gems #4 online here or click here to download a PDF version.

Contents include:

  • Student Back to School Week Events
  • Welcome new employees Delisle Warden and Brian Slaughter
  • Chancellor Stanback Stroud’s campus visit schedule
  • Chancellor’s Report from the January 21, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting
  • American Association of University Women conference announcement
  • Upcoming events schedule

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Peralta Gems – #3 – January 21, 2020

21 January 2020

Read the full version of Peralta Gems as a web page here. Or click here to download a PDF.

Contents include:

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Peralta Gems – Issue #2 – January 10, 2020

13 January 2020

Read the full version of Peralta Gems as a web page here. Or click here to download a PDF.

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Peralta Gems – Issue #1 – January 3, 2020

13 January 2020

Click here to read the new Peralta District Newsletter, Peralta Gems, as a web page. Click here to download Peralta Gems as a PDF.

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