A Celebration congratulating the Gilbert Scholarship awardees at Laney

A beautiful ceremony to celebrate the success of students took place on December 1st, 2021, at the College of Alameda Automotive Technology Facility.  Students, faculty, administrators, and staff gathered to celebrate the awarding of five scholarships. Steve Gilbert was there to award the scholarships he created in memory of his son Daniel Gilbert who was an ATECH student at College of Alameda.

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Two BCC students win California Film awards

Congratulations to the BCC students Mareen Poitras and Gail Feldman, the winners of two California Film awards for 2021! Mareen Poitras, a Video Production student, was recognized by The California Film Institute with the DocPitch Audience Award. Gail Feldman, a Multimedia Arts student, received the 2021 Berkeley Film Foundation grant. Congratulations to Maren Poitras, the director of “Finding the Money”, and Gail Feldman, director of “Orchestra from Oil Drums”

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Cougars Men’s Basketball team prepares for the season under new head coach Ravi Bhambhra

Ravi Bhambhra is the new head coach of the Cougars Men’s Basketball team at College of Alameda. He has many years of experience coaching teams across the country, including the Bay Area, Oklahoma and Arizona. He has served as an assistant coach at New Mexico, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Florida, and California. Now, Mr. Bhambhra joins the College of Alameda and is preparing the team for the coming season.

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Get ready to Make stuff! The FabLabs will re-open soon

Did you know that in the FabLabs you can create almost anything? The FabLabs are spaces where you can get access to advanced and traditional tools, resources, and technologies that allow you to create almost anything you want. Do you want to know what is the coolest thing about the FabLabs? They are free, and all for you! The College of Alameda FabLab and the Laney College FabLab are getting ready to fully reopen, and you will be able to explore your creativity again!

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Meet Juan Lopez: The First Undocumented Student Success Coordinator at CoA

The College of Alameda is taking a big step to support and guide undocumented students to achieve success in their lives. CoA announced in October the appointment of Juan Lopez as the first Undocumented Student Success Coordinator at the college. Juan was a transfer student in 2016. He graduated with a BA in Political Science at UC Berkeley. He has dedicated the past four years of his professional and educational career to advancing the rights of immigrant folx within the Bay Area.

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A Thanksgiving Message from Chancellor Jackson

November 24, 2021

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College of Alameda Student Sohail Ali Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

Sohail Ali was awarded the Ozzie Day Scholarship today for Fall, 2021.   Sohail has been attending the College of Alameda for four years, and will complete his Associate of Science degree in Automotive Technology next semester.   He says that he’s majoring in Automotive Technology because he “loves to fix things.”    Sohail is currently attending college full-time, while--at the same time--working part-time at an independent repair shop in San Francisco.   iH His goal is to become a certified Master tech, specializing in Engine Performance. 

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Berkeley City College is Champion of Higher Education (Again!)

BCC noted for both overall high transfer rate to four year universities and as Equity Champion for awarding Associates Degrees for Transfer to Latinx students

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Dr. Stephanie Droker to join Peralta Colleges as Interim Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer

The Peralta Community College District is pleased to announce that Interim Chancellor Dr. Jannett N. Jackson has named Dr. Stephanie Droker as Interim Deputy Chancellor and Chief Operating officer. Her term will begin on January 10, 2022. Dr. Droker brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education and accreditation to this leadership position.

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Peralta Colleges Hire Tim Thomas as Director of Public Safety

Newly created role will oversee campus security as part of the Peralta Community College District’s innovative holistic approach to public safety and restorative justice

At their regular meeting on November 9, 2021, the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Timothy “Tim” Thomas as the Director of Public Safety serving the District and its four colleges. The Director of Public Safety is a new role created as part of the District’s vision for a holistic community-oriented approach to campus safety and security. Mr. Thomas, who has extensive experience as both a law enforcement officer and a college educator, will start on November 15, 2021.

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