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BCC Faculty Tomas Moniz's Novel Chosen as People's Book of the Week

BCC English faculty member Tomas Moniz's new novel All Friends Are Necessary is featured as People's Book of the Week - congratulations Tomas!

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Congratulations to the Flying Pig Award Winners

The Peralta Colleges are home to many extraordinary individuals who consistently exceed expectations in their service to students, employees, and the community. The whimsically named "Flying Pig Awards" were established to celebrate such achievements – those that defy expectations and embody the true spirit of Peralta.

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Jamille Teer Elected to 4CS Board of Directors

Congratulations to Jamille Teer, who has just been elected to serve on the California Community Colleges Classified Senate (4CS) Board of Directors.

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PCCD Hosts Contract Workshop

On April 25th, Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson hosted a workshop attended by over 50 stakeholders across the district involved in the contract process, including classified professionals, faculty, administrators, and outside legal counsel.

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Peralta Well-Represented at ASCCC Spring Plenary​

In Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, Bell Hooks wrote, “The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.” It is this intention and the influence of teachers, thinkers, and writers like Hooks that led the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Executive Committee to select the theme for this session, "Radicalizing Spaces of Possibility: Faculty Leadership in Vision 2030".

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Merritt College Natural History and Sustainability Program Earns John Muir Award for Environmental Education Advocacy

Congratulations to Program Director Ben Nelson, faculty members Elizabeth Boegel and Brad Balukjian, and the entire Merritt College Natural History and Sustainability program, who recently received recognition from the U.S. Congress and a John Muir Award for Environmental Education Advocacy.

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Highlighting Peralta CCD Authors and Thought Leaders

Peralta Authors Featured in CSU Fullerton’s​ "LIFT Your Voice" Spring 2024 Issue

The Peralta Colleges were well-represented in the March 2024 issue of "LIFT your Voice”, a publication of the Leadership Institute for Tomorrow at Cal State Fullerton, which aims to impact higher-education systems and communities by developing a new generation of diverse, confident, and competent leaders with the change agency to reconstruct community colleges, universities, and organizations into just, equitable, and inclusive institutions free of racism.

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Peralta Community College District Celebrates Faculty Tenure Achievements

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) held a reception on March 12, 2024, to honor 15 faculty members across all four colleges within the district: Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College; who were approved for tenure later that night by the Board of Trustees. Their tenured status takes effect with the 2024-25 academic year.

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Art Thrives at Laney College

If you haven’t visited the June Steingart Art Gallery at Laney College recently, go now! The current exhibit, “Spring 2024 Art Department Faculty Show” features dozens of artworks created by Laney College faculty members. The show ends after March 7th so do not delay. 

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Thank You Taxpayers -- Merritt College Horticulture Complex Breaks Ground

Merritt College Breaks Ground on New Horticulture Building Complex

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