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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College of Alameda President's Report: April 27, 2021

In this President's Report

Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) Has Reopened for In-Person Instruction

College of Alameda Art Students are Creating Meaningful Art Inspired by the Pandemic

College of Alameda Kudos

$3,800 in Food Grants Have Been Distributed this Semester at CoA

College of Alameda Financial Literacy Workshop Series Event Will Be Held on May 6

COA Strategic Enrollment Management Update

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Peralta Colleges Foundation March Madness raises $30,000 for Students

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, the Peralta Colleges Foundation held a virtual event and auction March Madness: Race Toward Building Careers. The incredibly successful event raised $30,000 to be used for student scholarships.

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College of Alameda President's Report: April 13, 2021

College of Alameda Spring Flex Day was a Great Success

 CoA’s Spring Flex Day theme celebrated Women’s History, with a dual focus on women and enrollment management. COA was very honored to have as the keynote speaker Interim Chancellor Dr. Jannett Jackson, who presented on Women in Leadership in Higher Education: Cross Gender Communication and Organizational Culture.

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College of Alameda Disabled Students Programs & Services Is Changing Its Name

College of Alameda’s Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) is in the process of transitioning webpages, documents, and materials to reflect its new name: Student Accessibility Services (SAS).

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COA Office of Student Activities & Campus Life & ASCOA Virtual Events

The Office of Student Activities and Campus Life and the Associated Students of College of Alameda (ASCOA) have planned a series of monthly events for Spring 2021 semester to help students battle quarantine fatigue and have fun.

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Congratulations Newly Tenured Faculty

At an online reception on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Peralta Community College District celebrated the awarding of tenure to six dedicated educators. The event, hosted by Dr. Siri Brown (Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs & Student Success), began with welcoming statements by Dr. Cindi Napoli-Abella Reiss (President of the Board of Trustees), Dr. Carla Walter (Interim Chancellor), Dr. Donald Moore (President of the District Academic Senate), and Dr. Jennifer Shanoski (President of the Peralta Federation of Teachers). You can watch a recording of the event on YouTube below.

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Accreditation Site Visits Result in Praise for the Colleges

Educators from peer institutions across the Western Association of Schools and Colleges conducted virtual site visits of the Peralta Community College District and the four colleges last week, March 1-4. These peer reviews were conducted on behalf of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and were part of an accreditation process that included the Special Reports we submitted last November and the Institutional Self Evaluation Reports (ISERs) submitted in December 2020.  The visits went well. We’re writing to share with you some preliminary good news that we received during the accreditation site visits last week.  

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COA Rated One of the Top Associate in Psychology Degree Programs in the USA

According to the independent web-based research site,, College of Alameda has been ranked in the top 50 nationally for the Best Associate in Psychology Degree Programs. Their comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Programs are evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. The College’s Psychology for Transfer AA-T Degree also was ranked as the best in the area of mindfulness training.

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Chancellor's Update - January 2021

Dear Peralta Community,

I’ve been reading a book entitled, The Alchemist. It’s by Paulo Coelho, an author from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s a really wonderful book. Here is a quote from the inside cover:

"This enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a [fortune teller], a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles in his path. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.”

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