December 2022/Early January 2023 Peralta TV Highlights

The holidays are in full swing as we close out the year, so in the spirit of giving Peralta TV is bringing you your standard programming for December, plus a little extra to help you start 2023 off right. Enjoy the winter break and have a safe and pleasant holiday season!

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PCCD Leadership Discusses 2022-2023 Bond Program Projects

On November 1, 2022, Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Bond Program hosted its 6-Month Look-Ahead for 2022-2023 upcoming construction projects in the PCCD Measure G Bond Program.

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Chancellor's Thanksgiving Announcement – November 23, 2022

Hello Peralta Colleagues,

I don't know about you, but I am very much looking forward to the Thanksgiving break on November 24-25, 2022. Working at Peralta Community College District can often feel like stepping on a treadmill that’s already going 10 miles per hour. There’s always so much going on. We all need this break to recharge and reflect.

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Merritt Chemistry Instructor Elected to Berkeley School Board

Merritt College congratulates Dr. Jennifer Shanoski for her election to the Berkeley School Board! You may know her as a chemistry instructor at Merritt or as PFT President, but you can now add the title of elected official to her name.

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Laney College Commemorates Colleague Rene Rivas

On November 1, Laney College honored our late colleague Rene Rivas with a ceremony that officially named the 6th floor Classified Employee Lounge after him. Family, friends, and colleagues gathered for a reception, lunch, and ceremony, first in the Tower lobby and culminating on the 6th floor with a ribbon cutting and sharing of mementos that will remain in a space that henceforth will carry his name.

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COA Dance Professor Danny Nguyen and Students Perform at the 56th Raising of the United Nations Flag at Jack London Square

Award-winning Dance Professor Danny Nguyen and his students were invited to perform at the 56th Raising of the United Nations Flag and Parade of 193 Member State Flags, held on October 8, 2022, at Jack London Square (JLS), in Oakland. Chair of the United Nations (UN) Flag Raising at JLS Dr. Veronica Ufoegbune expressed her appreciation in a letter and invited the group to perform again next year.

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BCC in the Community Spotlights Biotechnology Student Sofia Milian

Berkeley City College’s “BCC in the Community” shares stories about students and meets them where they are. President Garcia visited BCC student Sofia Laguna Milian at her internship at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Milian previously interned with Bayer while she was a Berkeley High School student, graduating in 2021.

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Merritt College Employees and Students Attend Conferences

Two weeks ago, two different groups from Merritt had the opportunity to attend the conferences that empowered and inspired them. On Wednesday, November 3, five employees attended the first California Community Colleges Organization de Latinx Empowerment, Guidance, and Advocacy for Success (COLEGAS) Annual Conference in Long Beach.

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Laney College Theater Arts Puts on a Great Show, Promotes Excellence

The Laney Theater Arts Department put on four performances of “Art is Useless When Being Mauled by a Bear” in November. The play was directed by Laney Professor Michael Torres and written by Alisa Tangredi, who was present for all the productions and praised all involved at Laney. Also, following the performance, cast member and first-semester student Jackson Nguyen was subsequently cast in another production off campus.

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Laney Biology Professor Makes Presentation at National Conference

Biology faculty member Emily Quach represented the College in grand fashion with her presentation at the recent National Science Foundation Advanced Technical Education (NSF-ATE) conference in Washington DC.

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