Laney College President's Report

Laney Alumnus Selected by Dallas Cowboys in NFL 2021 Draft

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COA Students Jorge Sandoval and Yumeus Taylor Awarded the Ozzie Day Scholarship

Two College of Alameda Automotive Technology (Atech) students, Yumeus (Missy) Taylor and Jorge Sandoval, were awarded Ozzie Day Scholarships this spring. As you can see from the photos below, both of them maintained social distancing protocols when they got their checks! All in-person Atech labs this semester have been running with full Covid protocols.

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Peralta Wins Two CCPRO Awards

Peralta Community College District recently received two awards from CCPRO, the Community College Public Relations Organization ( http://ccprocalifornia.org/). The CCPRO 2021 Annual Meeting took place virtually on Friday afternoons during April and concluded on April 30 with their annual awards ceremony where it was announced that Peralta CCD received two awards for work produced in 2020. 
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Peralta Colleges Foundation Selects Four Students to Receive 2021 Oakland A’s Sports Management Endowed Scholarship Award

Recipients from Peralta Community College District will receive $1,000 each 

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Proclamation for Dr. Carla Walter

April 15, 2021 is Interim Chancellor Dr. Carla Walter's last day working at the Peralta Community College District. 
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The Citizen Wins Awards at Statewide Journalism Conference

Congratulations to the hardworking journalists at The Peralta Citizen. Their efforts to keep our community informed from a student perspective have not gone unnoticed. The Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) recognized The Citizen during their statewide conference on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Among their many recognitions, The Citizen staff took home two meritorious awards in the Enterprise News Story/Series category, two honorable mentions for Profile Feature Story and placed fourth in the Video Journalism category.

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Last Chance U: Laney Honored as Best Episodic TV Documentary

Critics call it a deeply honest portrayal of lives and struggles that is “a love letter to Oakland” 

The Netflix series Last Chance U: Laney has been named the 2020 winner of the IDA Documentary Award for best episodic series. The most recent edition of the show, which originally aired in the summer, focused on the Laney College football team during its 2019 season.

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Berkeley City, Laney and Merritt Colleges Win Prestigious State Awards

The Peralta Community College District is pleased to announce that Berkeley City College, Laney College, and Merritt College are being recognized for their exemplary educational work in implementing the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) programs by the Campaign for College Opportunity 

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District Earns Award for Social Media Marketing

On June 10, 2020, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Department of Marketing, Communication and Public Relations (MCPR) received recognition from the Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) as part of the 2020 CCPRO Awards Ceremony. The District earned Third Place in the highly competitive Social Media Marketing category. We received the award for "Become a Champion" - a Twitter post by Faiza Ali that included a 17 second video produced by AC Hunter that was then "boosted" by Mark Johnson to maximize the audience reach for the video here in the Bay Area. It was a real team effort! Click the photo below to visit the Tweet and watch the video.

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