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Roberto Reyes Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

On May 9, 2024, Roberto Reyes received the Ozzie Day Scholarship from the College of Alameda Automotive Technology Department.

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Black Student Success Week Returns with The Black Hour and The Student Hour

Students are invited to attend a series of workshops focused on resources and support for Black and African American students.

The Peralta Community College District and the California Community Colleges system announce the return of Black Student Success Week, April 22-26, celebrating its fifth year! This year’s theme is Building a Better Future Together: the Urgency is Now.

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2024-2025 FAFSA Deadline is April 2nd - Take Action Now

The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. We encourage all Peralta Community College Students to fill out the FAFSA. 

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

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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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Brian Guzman Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

On November 29, 2023, Brian Guzman received the Ozzie Day Scholarship from the College of Alameda Automotive Technology Department.

Brian Guzman is an Oakland native who grew up watching his dad fix family cars and helping out in any way he could. When Brian graduated from high school, he enrolled in Auto Technology classes at COA because he heard from friends that COA had the best Auto Tech classes in the area.

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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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Soaring High: COA Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Takes Flight at Hayward Airport Open House 2023

Photo courtesy of Tracey Sato

 

By Tracey Sato, Aviation Maintenance Technician Program Student

The skies above Hayward came alive on September 24, 2023, during the annual Hayward Airport Open House, which saw an impressive turnout of over 7,500 attendees. The event transformed the airfield into a bustling hub for aviation enthusiasts, families, and thrilling experiences. Among the standout attractions that made this year's event truly exceptional was the active participation of the College of Alameda's Aviation Maintenance Technician Program. It was a day filled with aviation wonders, education, and inspiration.

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Welcome Back Students! Welcome Week Activities at the Peralta Colleges

 

Welcome Week Events Flyers

Fall is Free in 2023 and the semester kicked off on August 21, 2023. Welcome Week at the Peralta Colleges marks the beginning of a fresh adventure for both new and returning students.  Each College was bustling with events tailored to welcome incoming students into our tight-knit community. From Ice Cream Socials at Merritt to Pancakes with the President at COA, and from the Campus Resource Fair at BCC to a Block Party at Laney,  it is safe to say that Welcome Week was a great success!

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Laney Student Awarded 2023 NATAS Governor Service Medallion Award

Photo credit: Michael Moya

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Seven Students Honored at PAAAA Scholarship Reception

The Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) hosted a lovely event in honor of seven outstanding students on May 4th, 2023, at the Peralta Community College District headquarters in Oakland.  Dr. Lawrence VanHook (PAAAA President) led attendees through the program that included Libations by Dr. Marlon Hall (Laney College Vice President of Student Services) and a thrilling performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by Laney College student Alison Fletcher. 

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