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Merritt College President's Report – February 28, 2024

Merritt Hosts Event for Post-Conviction Students

On Monday, February 26, Merritt College welcomed students to the Love-Moss Center for Re-Entry and Empowerment for the opportunity to receive free post-conviction legal services. Under the auspices of The Access Project (TAP), and the leadership of COSER Department Chair Biancca Parazo, students received assistance with everything from navigating the expungement/dismissal and felony reduction process to learning how to approach the final hearing of their case.

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Merritt College President's Report – February 14, 2024

Merritt Hosts Landscape Horticulture Tour

On Wednesday, January 31, Merritt's Landscape Horticulture Coordinator Molly Sealund led a tour of 50 seventh graders from Ascend Middle School.

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The 2024-2025 FAFSA is Now Open

The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open.

The FAFSA Form qualifies students for most types of financial aid available including the California College Promise Grant (aka BOG Fee Waiver), Federal Pell Grant, and California State Grant.

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Chancellor Gilkerson Visits the Peralta Colleges

Dr. Tammeil Gilkerson, newly-appointed Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, spent her first full week on the job visiting the campuses of Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College. Each college created a welcoming environment for the Chancellor and her staff, and the hope and enthusiasm for the future were palpable in every conversation.

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Merritt College President’s Report – January 25, 2024

Merritt College Hosts Two Community Connection Events

Merritt College recently hosted two events focusing on community connection and underscoring to young people the value of attending college. On Thursday, January 11th the Youth Exposure and Axcess Hub (YEAH) and Merritt Women's Basketball program brought 200 OUSD and SFUSD middle school students to campus for a college fair.

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Introducing a Pathway for High-Paying Cardiac Technician Careers

OAKLAND, Calif., January 16, 2024 – Merritt College in the Peralta Community College District is hosting a press conference at 11am on Friday, January 19, 2024, to announce a unique training program for the local community in collaboration with the Bay Area Business Roundtable (BABRT), a local non-profit, and iRhythm Technologies, a leading digital health care company.

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December Board Meeting: New Student Trustee, New Board President, and Raises

The Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees held their last meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

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Merritt College President’s Report - December 12, 2023

Recap of Merritt College Initiatives

As the Fall 2023 semester draws to a close, here are a few of the exciting and critically important activities and initiatives that Merritt College is engaged in to grow enrollment, enrich the campus culture, achieve greater equity, and put the students first.

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Spring is Free at the Peralta Community College District

California Residents who apply for financial aid and take a minimum of 6 credits can attend Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College for free in the Spring 2024 semester.

OAKLAND, Calif., December 7, 2023 – The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) is excited to announce that “Spring is Free in 2024” at all four Peralta Colleges: Berkeley City College (BCC), College of Alameda (COA), Laney College, and Merritt College

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Merritt College President's Report – November 15, 2023

Merritt Faculty Attends CCCAOE Conference

The California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) is a state-wide, membership-driven organization of career educators, faculty, staff, and administrators, with a focus on shaping career education throughout California. A few weeks ago, they held their Annual Fall Conference down in Palm Springs and Merritt sent a team of faculty leaders and administrators to attend. Our very own VPAS Marie Amboy serves on the Board for CCCAOE as the Regional Vice President representing the SF/Bay region.

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