Spring 2022 is Here...Welcome Back Students!

Welcome to the Spring 2022 semester at the Peralta Colleges!  We are so glad to have students back in person and online this semester for classes and student services.

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Peralta Colleges Earn Elevated Accreditation Status

“Substantial Progress” in All Areas Leads to Reclassification by ACCJC

OAKLAND, Calif., January 27, 2022  -- The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) today learned that Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College have received upgraded accreditation status by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

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PCCD Institutional Research Team Prepares District-Wide Student Survey


The COVID-19 Pandemic has greatly impacted the lives of our communities and students as well as the way we teach and learn. The PCCD Institutional Research team plans to launch a district-wide student survey to capture student needs for entirely online, hybrid (partially online and in-person), and entirely in-person classes.

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Merritt College President's Report

Merritt College:  Spring 2022

Merritt College appreciates everyone who has demonstrated a genuine commitment to heading into the Spring 2022 academic term with a renewed sense of hope and purpose. The Merritt community is all well-aware of the challenges that everyone continues to face, so please know that the dedication, circumspection, and sacrifice that Merritt faculty, staff, and administrators are bringing to bear on behalf of our students and each other does not go unnoticed.

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Laney College President's Report

Laney College Awarded Grant to Continue Food Distribution to Students

Last week Laney learned it had been awarded a $44,600 grant from the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). The application and subsequent award come thanks to the work of Alfred Brown, Food Services Supervisor; Atiya Rashada, Director of Student Activities and Campus Life; Gary Albury, Associate Dean of Student Success; and Amy Marshall, Laney Facilities and Campus Operations Director. Funding from this grant will support our food distribution operations and relocate our pantry facility.

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College of Alameda President's Report

College of Alameda Officially Launches Its New and Improved Website

As part of the College’s Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) efforts, a new student-centered website has been developed and designed to provide easier access to important information for both new and continuing students. Following a soft launch in Fall 2021 to a limited group of students, faculty, and staff, the College of Alameda (CoA) announced its official launch to the general public on January 4, 2022.

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Berkeley City College President's Report

Flex Day at Berkeley City College

Berkeley City College held its Flex Day virtual event titled “Transforming our Institution to Transform Student Scholar Lives” on Friday, January 21st. Some of the highlights included a student panel on “Life and Learning in a Pandemic,” which included breakout sessions to reflect on changes to student life during the pandemic.

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Berkeley City College Welcomes New Public Information Officer

Dear Berkeley City College Community,

I am pleased to announce Mr. Thomas (Tom) Rizza as our newly appointed Public Information Officer, effective December 15, 2021.

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College of Alameda Welcomes New Administrative Services Vice President

Happy New Year COA Family! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing, safe, and enjoyable holiday break.

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Augustine Gill is College of Alameda’s new Vice President of Administrative Services, effective January 3, 2022.

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College of Alameda Launches Its New and Improved Website

College of Alameda (CoA) is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website on January 4, 2022. Along with the new website, CoA has changed its Uniform Resource Locator (URL) from http://alameda.peralta.edu to https://alameda.edu. Visitors using the old URL will be redirected to the new website for the next three months. It's recommended that students and community members update their bookmarks to the new website address.  

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