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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“Fall is Free at BCC” Covers Fees for Berkeley City College Students

Berkeley, Calif., August 9, 2022 Berkeley City College has announced the Fall is Free at BCC campaign to support student access and success to higher education for the Fall 2022 semester. Classes start August 22nd.

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Merritt College Natural History and Sustainability Program Student Testimonials

The Merritt College Natural History and Sustainability (NHS) Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers career, transfer-driven coursework and three Certificates of Achievement in Natural History and Resources, Conservation and Resource Management, and Urban Agroecology. 

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2022 Laney College Graduation Celebrations

Capping off a successful Spring 2022 semester, Laney College held its 2022 graduation in both in-person and virtual formats.

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2022 Merritt College Graduation Celebrations

Merritt College honored its recent graduates with a hybrid ceremony with both an in-person celebration and an online event.

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Merritt College Student Pamela Samuels Named 2022 Guistwhite Scholar

Pamela Samuels, a student at Merritt College in Oakland is one of 15 Phi Theta Kappa members selected as a 2022 Guistwhite Scholar and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for baccalaureate studies.

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The Citizen Honored by Society for Professional Journalists and JACC

Congratulations to the award-winning Peralta Citizen journalists and their faculty sponsor, Eleni Gastis!  

March 13th - 19th is National Sunshine Week, which has been celebrated every March since 2005, thanks to the hard work of the American Society of News Editors. Participants include print, broadcast, and online news media, civic groups, non-profits, schools, and libraries. The activities enlighten the public about their right to government information and strengthen their communities.

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Spring 2022 is Here...Welcome Back Students!

Welcome to the Spring 2022 semester at the Peralta Colleges!  We are so glad to have students back in person and online this semester for classes and student services.

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Fall 2021 Finals Week

Congratulations Students on making it to the Fall 2021 semester Finals Week December 11-17, 2021.  You got this! Here are the final exam schedules for each college:

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College of Alameda Student Sohail Ali Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

Sohail Ali was awarded the Ozzie Day Scholarship today for Fall, 2021.   Sohail has been attending the College of Alameda for four years, and will complete his Associate of Science degree in Automotive Technology next semester.   He says that he’s majoring in Automotive Technology because he “loves to fix things.”    Sohail is currently attending college full-time, while--at the same time--working part-time at an independent repair shop in San Francisco.   iH His goal is to become a certified Master tech, specializing in Engine Performance. 

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