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Merritt College President's Report – May 28, 2024

Merritt College Cultural Graduations

This Season of Celebration at Merritt College has been nothing short of amazing. After holding the inaugural District AAPI graduation earlier in the month, we hosted the Peralta Raíces Latinx Graduation on Thursday, May 17th. The ceremonial nature of the event was quite powerful, and it was so heartening to see so many families there to support our students (especially our Merritt College Puentistas)!

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Laney College President's Report – May 28, 2024

Laney College's CalWORKs Program Takes its Case to Sacramento

Four years ago, thanks to the generous support from Blue Shield of California, the CalWORKs Association embarked on a journey to enhance the support and empowerment of our CalWORKs students.

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College of Alameda President's Report – May 28, 2024

COA Celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with Flavorful Cultural Event

COA celebrated Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage (APIDA) Month with the “Oodles of Noodles” event on May 1, 2024. The APIDA Heritage Month Planning Committee was delighted with the fantastic turnout. It was especially heartwarming to learn that for some students, faculty, and staff, it was their first time experiencing a vermicelli bowl and boba drink. This was one of a series of three events held at the College in early May celebrating APIDA Heritage Month.

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Berkeley City College President's Report – May 28, 2024

Berkeley City College Class of 2024 Celebrates Ambition at Commencement

On Wednesday, May 22, Berkeley City College celebrated the Class of 2024 at its Commencement Ceremony at Zellerbach Hall on UC Berkeley’s Campus. Berkeley City College conferred 1,109 awards including AA’s, AS’s, AD-T, and Certificates of Achievement, Competency, Completion, and Proficiency to 612 graduates.

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Melanie Dixon to be the Next College of Alameda President

Dear College of Alameda and Peralta Community,  
As we close this graduation season of celebration for our students and colleges, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to all of you who make the Peralta Colleges a beacon of hope and positive transformation for the communities, families, and individuals we serve.  
With an eye on continuously strengthening our institutions to be ever-better community stewards, I am excited to share that Melanie Dixon will join the College of Alameda as President, beginning July 1, pending formal ratification of her contract by the Board of Trustees in June.
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Congratulations to the Flying Pig Award Winners

The Peralta Colleges are home to many extraordinary individuals who consistently exceed expectations in their service to students, employees, and the community. The whimsically named "Flying Pig Awards" were established to celebrate such achievements – those that defy expectations and embody the true spirit of Peralta.

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Natasha Masand Wins 2024 Chancellor's Award

The Peralta Community College District’s Chancellor’s Trophy Award is a district-wide award designed to recognize and honor outstanding students whose scholarship, sense of civic responsibility, and leadership give the most promise of future success and service to their community. The winner is selected from four finalists, who are the President’s Medallion winners from each college.

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"DreamLaunch" Competition Held at BCC

On May 13, Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson served as a judge on a panel of a “Shark Tank"-style business competition called “DreamLaunch.” Students from across the district participated by presenting innovative business ideas, which were refined through a series of workshops leading to a final presentation.

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Chancellor Gilkerson Joins 2024 CCHALES Research Showcase

On May 8, Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson participated in the 2024 Community College HigherEd Access Leadership Equity Scholarship (CCHALES)Research Collective Showcase. The showcase highlighted insight and implications from active administrative projects advancing racial equity in higher education.

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Jamille Teer Elected to 4CS Board of Directors

Congratulations to Jamille Teer, who has just been elected to serve on the California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) Board of Directors.

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