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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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Merritt College Natural History and Sustainability Program Earns John Muir Award for Environmental Education Advocacy

Congratulations to Program Director Ben Nelson, faculty members Elizabeth Boegel and Brad Balukjian, and the entire Merritt College Natural History and Sustainability program, who recently received recognition from the U.S. Congress and a John Muir Award for Environmental Education Advocacy.

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Peralta Makes a Splash at the CCPRO 2024 Conference

On Wednesday, April 10-12, the annual Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) Conference was held in Santa Cruz. CCPRO is focused on professional development and the sharing of best practices among the California Community Colleges' marketing and communications teams across the state.

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Students Receive Scholarships at PAAAA Reception

The Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) hosted a lively celebration of student achievement on Thursday, May 2, 2024, honoring nine student scholarship award winners at their annual Scholarship Awardee Reception.  

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Laney Photography Professor Mike Moya Wins California Department of Education Award for Dual Enrollment Class

The Laney College photography dual enrollment program, which partners with Fremont High Media Academy, was recognized as a distinguished California partnership academy by the California Department of Education.

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Berkeley City College Awarded 2023 Champion of Higher Education

Dear Berkeley City College Colleagues -      

I'm proud to share that The Campaign for College Opportunity announced Berkeley City College is a 2023 Champion of Higher Education and an Equity Champion for Black students, gaining recognition for its work in equitably awarding Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) in the 2021-22 academic year.  This is the sixth year Berkeley City College has been recognized as a Champion of Higher Education by the Campaign for College Opportunity for our work awarding ADTs.

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The Citizen Wins Inaugural National Freedom of Information Award

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.

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Laney Student Awarded 2023 NATAS Governor Service Medallion Award

Photo credit: Michael Moya

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Berkeley City College Umoja Leader Eneni Frank Wins PAAAA Scholarship Award

Berkeley City College graduate and Umoja Leader Eneni Frank was this year’s BCC recipient of the Peralta Association of African American Affairs Scholarship. Frank, who will be transferring to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, was awarded $750 along with 4 other PCCD scholars at the PAAAA Scholarship Award Ceremony on Thursday, May 4 at the Peralta Community College District Atrium.

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