Seven Students Honored at PAAAA Scholarship Reception

The Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) hosted a lovely event in honor of seven outstanding students on May 4th, 2023, at the Peralta Community College District headquarters in Oakland.  Dr. Lawrence VanHook (PAAAA President) led attendees through the program that included Libations by Dr. Marlon Hall (Laney College Vice President of Student Services) and a thrilling performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by Laney College student Alison Fletcher. 

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Yumeus (Missy) Taylor Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

Yumeus Taylor is an Oakland native, but everyone calls her Missy. She has been fascinated with fixing cars since she was a little girl watching her uncle and dad work on their vehicles.   After graduating high school in Oakland, she enrolled in Laney College for general studies courses and then started taking automotive classes at the College of Alameda.   Missy is a single mom with two sons, and when she isn't working part-time as a technician at San Leandro Hyundai/Kia, she is joining her mom and sister to give back to the Oakland community by volunteering at the Bay Area Mega Center in Oakland.  

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Merritt College President David M. Johnson Honored With Phi Theta Kappa Paragon Award

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has recognized Merritt College President Dr. David M. Johnson with its Paragon Award for New Presidents. The national award is given to college presidents who have been in their positions for less than three years, and who “have shown support of student success initiatives leading to stronger pathways to completion, transfer, and employment. 

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Berkeley City College Granted Four Awards for Equitable Course Placement by the Campaign for College Opportunity

The Campaign for College Opportunity announced Berkeley City College is a 2023 Champion for Excelling in Equitable Course Placement, receiving awards for Campuswide English Enrollment, Latinx & Black English Enrollment and Black Math Success.

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Peralta Wins Three Awards at CCPRO

Peralta Community College District recently received three awards from CCPRO, the Community College Public Relations Organization ( The CCPRO 2023 Annual Meeting took place in Los Angeles on April 12th - 14th and was attended by Thomas Rizza (Public Information Officer at Berkeley City College), Marcus Creel (Graphic Design Specialist at the district) and  Mark Johnson (district Executive Director, Marketing, Communication & Public Relations).  The conference awards ceremony took place on Thursday, April 13, 2023. 

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BCC Students Awarded Phi Theta Kappa All-California Honors

Congratulations to Berkeley City College students Nia Roberson-French and Ian Strieter for their recognition as Phi Theta Kappa All-California Winners. This year, 112 students were chosen from across the California Community College system in recognition for their grades, leadership, and community service.

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Merritt College Congratulates Phi Theta Kappa All-California Community College Award Recipients

Merritt is pleased to congratulate three of our amazing Merritt Students! Jasmine Buckley-Williams, Laura Savre, and James Toalu were all just named as 2023 Phi Theta Kappa All-California Community College Award Recipients. This recognition underscores the tremendous work of our PTK Chapter, and serves as a reminder of the outstanding scholarship/community service in which our students are engaged. The Community College League of California will honor these students in an official 2023 PTK Award Yearbook and celebrate their accomplishments on social media as well.

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Phi Theta Kappa Honors Laney College Student

On Thursday, March 23, the College community was warmed with the news that student Nicholas Rothman was one of the select 75 honorees in the state to receive a Phi Theta Kappa California Community College award.

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Celebrating the 2022-23 BCC President's Award Honorees

Dear Berkeley City College community -


It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2022-23 BCC President's Award: John Nguyen, Melina Winterton, and Allison Greene! Congratulations!! The honorees were recognized at yesterday's mid-semester Flex Day by President Angélica Garcia and presented with a plaque of recognition and will be given a $500 cash award.

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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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