CoA Puente Project Celebrates Its Annual Puente Noche de Familia

College of Alameda's Puente Project celebrated its third Annual Puente Noche de Familia (Family Night) on November 9, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Pier 29 Waterfront Restaurant in Alameda.

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CoA Puente Students Get Motivated at Regional Motivational Conference

During Fall semester 2022, CoA’s Puente students enthusiastically engaged in a number of meaningful extracurricular activities. On Friday, November 18, 2022, through Saturday November 19, 2022, College of Alameda’s Puente Project students participated in California State University East Bay's Transfer Friday, toured Fresno State University, and attended the Puente Transfer Motivational Conference at the University of California, Merced campus.

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ACCJC Reaffirms Accreditation for All Four Colleges

Dear Peralta Community,
 
We are thrilled to announce that earlier today, we were informed that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (“ACCJC,” or the “Commission”) has acted to reaffirm accreditation for Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College. This news underscores the Colleges’ and District’s continued commitment to providing quality academic, career, and student support programs to the communities we serve.
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College of Alameda President’s Report – January 25, 2023

Puente Students Get Motivated at Regional Motivational Conference

During Fall semester 2022, CoA’s Puente students enthusiastically engaged in a number of meaningful extracurricular activities. On Friday, November 18, 2022, through Saturday November 19, 2022, College of Alameda’s Puente Project students participated in California State University East Bay's Transfer Friday, toured Fresno State University, and attended the Puente Transfer Motivational Conference at the University of California, Merced campus.

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Leadership Statement on Monterey Park Shooting

January 23, 2023

Dear Peralta Community,

Welcome to the Spring 2023 semester. Today should be a day of celebration for students returning to our colleges’ to continue their educational goals and to avail themselves of our outstanding instruction and support services. Today should also be an opportunity for us to celebrate the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Rabbit. And we do celebrate these events!

But this week, we also fly our flags at half-staff at the campuses in solidarity with US President Joe Biden and our federal government, in memory of the lives lost and people injured at the tragic shooting yesterday at Monterey Park in southern California.

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Chancellor Announcement: Season's Greetings 2022

Dear Peralta Colleagues, 

 

In case anyone needs a reminder, the Peralta Community College District will be closed for our winter break from Friday, December 23rd, 2022, through Monday, January 2nd, 2023.

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College of Alameda Student Richard Nguyen Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

Congratulations to Richard Nguyen, who was awarded the Ozzie Day Scholarship for Fall 2022 at an award ceremony on December 7th, 2022. Richard grew up in East Oakland and his dad, Duc Nguyen, took classes from the College of Alameda Automotive Technology (ATECH) program when Duc first immigrated to the USA thirty years ago. Richard decided to follow in his dad's footsteps after graduating from high school in Oakland. Ever since his first ATECH class, he's been a straight-A student in the COA ATECH program. He expects to graduate from the Auto program next June and get a job as a technician at a local dealership.

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College of Alameda President's Report – December 13, 2022

Students Promote AMT at the Hayward Executive Airport Open House

CoA Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program representatives were invited to participate in the Hayward Executive Airport’s Open House Salute to Veterans and First Responders event on September 11, 2022, at the Hayward Airport. AMT Facility Supervisor Esther Cheng and 14 very enthusiastic AMT student volunteers staffed CoA’s booth at the event, providing information about the College’s popular aviation technology program.

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Mask Policy Update for Spring 2023 Semester

Dear Peralta Community,

 

Per our policy to follow Alameda County Public Health Department guidelines, and based on discussions with union leaders, it is agreed that in January 2023 masks will become optional on Peralta Community College District (PCCD) property and will no longer be required. People may choose to mask at any time.

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Chancellor's Thanksgiving Announcement – November 23, 2022

Hello Peralta Colleagues,

I don't know about you, but I am very much looking forward to the Thanksgiving break on November 24-25, 2022. Working at Peralta Community College District can often feel like stepping on a treadmill that’s already going 10 miles per hour. There’s always so much going on. We all need this break to recharge and reflect.

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