Freshman Cross Country runner Emily Wonsang placed 10th for individuals and 32nd overall at the NorCal Championship Meet, advancing her to the CCCAA State Championship Meet on November 18th in Fresno, CA. Wonsang is the first Laney College Cross Country runner to advance to the State Meet in the program’s history, finishing with a time of 21:06 at Hidden Valley Park in Martinez, CA.
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Channel 27: Alameda, Berkeley
Channel 28: Emeryville, Piedmont, Oakland
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Here is information regarding the Chancellor Finalist Forums that will be taking place today, Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
The forums begin at 12:30pm in the District Boardroom and will also be available via Zoom and the Peralta TV YouTube channel. The most recent announcement from Board of Trustees President Dyana Delfín Polk is posted at https://www.peralta.edu/chancellor/chancellor-search.
Merritt College Makes Presentation at (CAPED) Conference
Earlier this month, Frances Moy—our Student Accessibility Services Coordinator—had the opportunity to present at the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) state-wide annual conference. In collaboration with her Laney College colleague Nate Failing, their presentation focused on a new partnership between the Clausen House, Oakland Unified School District’s Young Adult Program, and the Merritt and Laney SAS programs.
Eagles Nest-Basic Needs Center Distributes Clothing to Needy Students
On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, the Laney College Eagles Nest – serving as the Student Basic Needs Center - held a clothing pop-up on the Laney College quad. In total, 78 students received items to address insecurities and help them as they navigate the challenges of the Fall semester. This took place on a Wednesday, the same day that take-home food boxes (complete with protein items) are provided to currently enrolled students who show a valid student ID. Billed as a “pop-up”, the event was widely announced thanks to the great social media acumen of Basic Needs Coordinator Katrina Santos.
College of Alameda to Host CATESOL Conference and You’re Invited!
College of Alameda has been selected as the host institution for the upcoming California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) State Conference 2023, themed “Breaking New Ground.” The conference is scheduled to be held from October 26 to 28, 2023, at the College's Liberal Arts Center. This marks a significant milestone as CoA becomes the first academic institution to host the CATESOL Conference.
Advocacy and Awareness at Undocumented Student Action Week
Berkeley City College celebrated the 7th annual Undocumented Student Action Week with a series of events organized by BCC’s Undocumented Community Resource Center in collaboration with community partners at E14 Gallery, Immigrant Legal Defense, and Freight & Salvage. The events were designed to promote awareness and solidarity with undocumented students and the broader community.
The Citizen, available online at www.peraltacitizen.com, is the student-run publication of the Peralta Community College District. This article comes from Eleni Gastis, advisor to The Citizen and the Journalism Department Chair at Laney College. Thank you, Professor Gastis, and congratulations to you and the student journalists who earned this well-deserved recognition.
Dear PCCD Colleagues,
Public forums for the finalists for PCCD Chancellor are scheduled for next Wednesday, October 25, as detailed below and on the PCCD Chancellor Search website. My colleagues and I on the Board of Trustees encourage you to participate in the forums to hear directly from candidates about their preparation and vision for leading our District. We look forward to reviewing your feedback as part of our process.
With the support of the Aspira Project/HSI Title V Grant, Merritt College will be sending five individuals to the upcoming Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Annual Conference. The conference will take place from October 28th through October 30th, and will be held in Chicago, Illinois.