September Peralta TV Highlights

Fall is right around the corner, and along with the changing of the leaves, Peralta TV celebrates Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month this September with a selection of programming that highlights art, culture, and incredible stories of perseverance and determination.

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Zoom/Canvas Integration Update – August 15, 2022

Welcome back to the faculty who were on break this summer! We were recently notified by the state Chancellor’s Office that access to Zoom via CCCConfer will be changing. On the evening of August 15, 2022, the CCC ConferZoom application will be replaced by a new and improved application called CCC Tech Connect Zoom.

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Chief of Staff Royl L. Roberts Transitioning to General Counsel

On Friday, July 22nd Royl L. Roberts was sworn into the California Bar and is now licensed to practice law in the State of California. After a successful career in finance and insurance, Mr. Roberts worked as an intern for Peralta Community College District in 2010. He returned to the District in 2013 as a Classified Professional in the Office of the General Counsel. After serving as the Director of Operations for a local non-profit, Mr. Roberts returned to Peralta as the Risk and Safety Programs Manager. He later served as the Director of Employee Relations and Diversity Programs prior to becoming the Chief of Staff to the Chancellor.

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“Fall is Free at BCC” Covers Fees for Berkeley City College Students

Berkeley, Calif., August 9, 2022 Berkeley City College has announced the Fall is Free at BCC campaign to support student access and success to higher education for the Fall 2022 semester. Classes start August 22nd.

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Merritt College "Free 4 Fall" Offers Students $500 Grant, Housing Support, Free Breakfasts, and Parking

Program to benefit current and new students in the semester starting August 22, 2022


OAKLAND, Calif., August 9, 2022 – Merritt College has announced the innovative Free 4 Fall campaign to help support students who attend college for the Fall 2022 semester.

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College of Alameda Offers Students "$500 on Us" for Fall 2022 Semester

Program to benefit current and new students in the semester starting August 22, 2022


ALAMEDA, Calif., August 3, 2022 – Have you ever wanted to go to college on an island? There’s never been a better time to attend the College of Alameda (COA), on the island of Alameda in the East Bay, which is offering students “$500 On Us” for the Fall 2022 semester.

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Berkeley Mayor Arreguín Glad BCC Milvia St. Project is Moving Forward

On July 7, 2022, a meeting was held between the Peralta Community College District and the City of Berkeley Mayor's Office to discuss the Berkeley City College expansion project at 2118 Milvia Street. The PCCD Bond Program Team hosted the meeting as part of the Bond Program Outreach Community Partner Series, briefing the City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Vice Mayor Kate Harrison and other Mayor's Office staff including Dyana Delfín Polk, who serves as Vice President of the Peralta Board of Trustees. District leadership in attendance included Dr. Jannett Jackson (Interim Chancellor), Atheria Smith (Interim Vice Chancellor of General Services), Mark Johnson (Executive Director of Marketing, Communication & Public Relations), Dr. Angelíca Garcia (Berkeley City College President), and Sean Brooks (Berkeley City College Vice President of Administration).

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August Peralta TV Highlights

 Peralta TV goes back to school a little early for August. This month's programming includes the study of wildlife migration patterns, the struggles of returning to school as a dropout, one teacher's unorthodox method of instruction, and how the ever-present world of technology influences younger generations.

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Merritt College President's Report – July 26, 2022

Merritt College and Oakland Promise Co-Host Event

Merritt is excited to announce that Oakland Promise and Merritt College are co-hosting a Student Resource Day on Tuesday, August 2nd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Oakland Promise is an organization that emerged from a commitment by residents in 2016 to provide every child in our city with the support, coaching, and incentives needed to succeed from the cradle to college and career achievement.

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Laney College President's Report – July 26, 2022

Laney Launches Fall is Free Campaign to Cover Most College Costs

On July 12, Laney College officially launched its Fall is Free campaign, which covers the cost of tuition, textbooks, bus passes, WiFi hot spots, lunch, and more for students who complete their FAFSA application for financial aid.

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