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, "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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Merritt College Student Pamela Samuels Named 2022 Guistwhite Scholar

Pamela Samuels, a student at Merritt College in Oakland is one of 15 Phi Theta Kappa members selected as a 2022 Guistwhite Scholar and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.

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BCC Named 2022 Champion in Recognition for Black Student Success


Peralta Community College District is proud to announce Berkeley City College has been named the 2022 Champion for Excelling in Equitable Course Placement in Black English Enrollment by The Campaign for College Opportunity


The award recognizes Berkeley City College for successfully supporting 100% of Black students to enroll directly in transfer-level English coursework. 

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COA named 2022 Champion in recognition for Black student success


Congratulations are in order for College of Alameda which has been named a 2022 Champion for Excelling in Equitable Course Placement in Black English Throughput by The Campaign for College Opportunity. The Campaign for College Opportunity describes itself as "focused on a single mission: Working to ensure all Californians have an equal opportunity to attend and succeed in college in order to build a vibrant workforce, economy and democracy." College of Alameda President Nathaniel Jones II noted 'the college is thankful for the recognition of the College of Alameda’s work to foster greater levels of achievement equity.'

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The Citizen Honored by Society for Professional Journalists and JACC

Congratulations to the award-winning Peralta Citizen journalists and their faculty sponsor, Eleni Gastis!  

March 13th - 19th is National Sunshine Week, which has been celebrated every March since 2005, thanks to the hard work of the American Society of News Editors. Participants include print, broadcast, and online news media, civic groups, non-profits, schools, and libraries. The activities enlighten the public about their right to government information and strengthen their communities.

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