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Laney EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs/NextUp Hosts its Annual Award Ceremony

The EOPS/CARE/NextUp – CalWORKs hosted its annual Awards Ceremony honoring the Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14, 2021, from 1-3pm. The program staff recognized the outstanding graduates and their academic achievements while enduring the pandemic.

The virtual celebration theme was “Remaining Rooted in the Midst of Uncertainty”. There are a total of 89 program graduates. The highlight of the program were the student speakers:

Carla Flurry- Cosmetology Certificate

Elizabeth Hernandez- A.A Liberal Arts Double Major Sociology/MLAT Studies; Accepted into Cal State East Bay and SF State University

Rashee Taneja- AS-T Social Science transferring to SF State University.


Journalism Student Launches Laney Carpentry Video

Leticia Luna, Social Media Editor for The Citizen, worked with Carpentry Department Chair, Karl Seelbach, to showcase life on campus during COVID. "The Career and Technical Education (CTE) live classes, depend on the physical structure and material to get their education going," says Luna. In visiting the campus, Luna speaks with Professor Seelbach and learns about the challenges his department has experience in the wake of COVID, as well as the innovation that has developed in response to the pandemic.

Click here to watch the five-minute video on YouTube!


Laney The Media and Communications Department Received Funding for Production Guide

The Media Communications Department has received funding from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI), for its OER development proposal!

The proposal will allow Department Chair, Vina Cera, and co-chair, Steve Schlisky, to produce a Video Production Guide at no cost to our students. The guide, will be a clearly organized, easy to follow, high quality, multimedia resource published on, to teach students fundamental skills about all stages of video production, useful to students of video production, film production, and other students and faculty focused on creating video works.

Lessons will be set up in modules that can be assigned as individual lessons or used to organize an entire video production course. This text could be the one resource students use from introductory level through capstone classes in video production and fill the 12/26 following identified need in line with the priorities of this initiative: Currently, there is no OER resource as proposed here with the Video Production Guide available to CCC students. Students can use their phones to access the text from wherever they are. If they are in the field recording a production and need some help, they will have this text resource available at their fingertips. Congratulations to the Media and Communications Department!


Culinary Students Get Their Eagle on With Social Media Team

In a joint effort with the Peralta Community College District, Laney's PIO, Larena Baldazo, and Visual and Digital Media Specialist, Faiza Ali, teamed up to target low enrolled face-to-face classes. This campaign started in the Culinary Arts Department; and given the social media engagement we received, (TikTok, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) we are eager to move forward with other classes that could use not just visibility, but more seats filled for Fall 2021.


Art in the Time of COVID

Graphic Arts Department Chair, Daniela Nikolaeva, gathered poems, art and testimonies from faculty and staff members, to give the Laney Community an opportunity to show how they have overcome the pandemic. The event took place May 21, 5 pm via zoom.


This article is taken from the President’s Report, written by Dr. Rudy Besikof, Laney College President, that was presented to the PCCD Board of Trustees during their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

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