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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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Merritt College President’s Report – October 25, 2023

Merritt College Makes Presentation at (CAPED) Conference

Earlier this month, Frances Moy—our Student Accessibility Services Coordinator—had the opportunity to present at the California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) state-wide annual conference. In collaboration with her Laney College colleague Nate Failing, their presentation focused on a new partnership between the Clausen House, Oakland Unified School District’s Young Adult Program, and the Merritt and Laney SAS programs.

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Merritt College to Send Five to HACU

With the support of the Aspira Project/HSI Title V Grant, Merritt College will be sending five individuals to the upcoming Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) Annual Conference. The conference will take place from October 28th through October 30th, and will be held in Chicago, Illinois.

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Peralta Leadership Statement: A Call for Peace and Respect

As you have likely heard and seen on the news, the conflict in the Middle East has led to horrific acts of violence and violations of human rights. We are shocked by and condemn the acts of violence occurring in the region.

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Merritt College President’s Report – October 11, 2023

Merritt Announces Rising Scholars Grant

Merritt College was awarded a grant recently from the Rising Scholars network for the purpose of providing instruction and wrap-around services for incarcerated youth. This grant will provide us with $1.5 million over five years, and enable the College to implement in-person, on-site assistance with enrollment, student education planning, counseling, tutoring, exit planning, and instruction.

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Peralta in the News – October 6, 2023

Student Stories: BCC Poetry Student’s Short Story Memoir Published

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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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