BCC Animation Student Wins Sports Emmy

Berkeley City College congratulates former BCC Animation student Logan Wong for winning an Emmy in the “Outstanding Graphic Design – Specialty” category at the 2022 Sports Emmy awards. Wong was recognized for his work on “The Portal,” an animated series produced by Bleacher Report.

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College of Alameda Student Richard Nguyen Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

Congratulations to Richard Nguyen, who was awarded the Ozzie Day Scholarship for Fall 2022 at an award ceremony on December 7th, 2022. Richard grew up in East Oakland and his dad, Duc Nguyen, took classes from the College of Alameda Automotive Technology (ATECH) program when Duc first immigrated to the USA thirty years ago. Richard decided to follow in his dad's footsteps after graduating from high school in Oakland. Ever since his first ATECH class, he's been a straight-A student in the COA ATECH program. He expects to graduate from the Auto program next June and get a job as a technician at a local dealership.

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“Maverick Award for Poetry” Winner- Sharon Coleman

Berkeley City College English instructor Sharon Coleman was awarded the Maverick Award for poetry by the Ruth Weiss Foundation. Coleman has taught poetry, creative writing, and composition at BCC since 2022. Coleman’s submission, titled “was it for this,” is a section of a longer manuscript she’s been working on for four years titled “hand-me-down.”

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NOVA Scholars Recognized at Berkeley City College

On Wednesday, September 14, Berkeley City College invited the third cohort of the NOVA (Networking, Opportunities, Vision, and Action) program scholars back to campus for a certificate ceremony in the BCC Auditorium.

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Laney Geography Professor Honored with Stanford Fellowship, Audubon Society Award


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Leading for Equity Grant Awarded to Berkeley City College Teacher Prep Program


The Berkeley Public Schools Fund awarded a LEADING for Equity Grant of $25,00 for “Grow our Own: Berkeley Teacher of Color Preparation Pipeline.” The project was designed and will be jointly led by a partnership between the Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley City College, and the City of Berkeley. Education program coordinator Dr. Joya Chavarin is a chief collaborator on this project to develop a framework for adapting and extending the reach of BCC’s Teacher Preparation Program to BUSD students and classified staff.

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BCC Students Awarded Behavioral Health Scholarships

Berkeley City College students Starlissah Stewart and Tyler Bennett were recently awarded the first round of the Alameda County Behavioral Health Career Pipeline Scholarship and Mentorship Program. The award, which could reach $10,000, will support their tuition at their transfer universities.

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Peralta Receives California Association of Black School Educators Black EdCellence Award

The California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE) presented the Peralta Community College District with their Black EdCellence Award for community colleges during their 2nd Annual CABSE Institute in Napa, held July 10-13, 2022.  The Black EdCellence Award recognized the Peralta Colleges for "groundbreaking leadership in advancing education equity for Black Students."

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Emmy’s Award Laney PIO with Service Medallion

Laney College congratulates Public Information Officer (PIO) Larena Baldazo, for being awarded the Governor’s Service Medallion by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences! Baldazo accepted the award beside co-winner, Brooks Jarosz from KTVU Fox 2.

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Laney College Virtual Tour Video Wins National Award

Congratulations to Laney College, winner of Gold Award in the category for Virtual Tours at the the 2021 Collegiate Advertising Awards announced earlier this month. As noted on their website at https://www.collegiateadawards.com/, "The Collegiate Advertising Awards program is an elite national program created to honor today’s most talented marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion specific to higher education products and services."

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