Merritt College President's Report - October 12, 2021

On Wednesday, September 29, Merritt College had the privilege of hosting a critical discussion on the topic, “What does the fight for LGBTQ+ rights have to do with Racial Justice?”

The conversation was led by Ms. Ronit Matabuena-Lev, who is a health educator, the founder of Bird and Bee Education (an organization dedicated to empowering young people to practice self-care for their physical, emotional, social, and sexual well-being), and a former classroom teacher. 

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Merritt College President's Report - September 28, 2021

Merritt College Planning Summit 2021

On Friday, September 17, Merritt held its annual Fall Planning Summit. Faculty, staff and administrators came together to engage in dialogue regarding the Educational Master Plan and the Accreditation Follow-Up Report. Planning Summit participants had critical conversations around what it means to “put students first,” and how to move beyond platitudes so that we can get to the work of meaningful equity-building. 

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Merritt College receives 2021 John W. Rice Equity Award

Merritt College, which was a leader in moving away from assessment tests that wrongly placed students of color in remedial classes, and Barstow College, which has enhanced its student success rates through numerous support services, are the winners of the 2021 John W. Rice Equity and Student Success awards.

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BCC student Davon Crawford wins statewide CalWORKs award

Congratulations to Berkeley City College student Davon Crawford, the winner of the 2021 CalWORKs award! Davon is a mother of four children and is studying to become a nurse. Her inspirational story and strong application helped her to win the award at a statewide level on February 25thIn March of 2021, Davon was invited by the CalWORKs Associate Board to perform as the keynote speaker on the student panel. 

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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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