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This is the most prestigious scholarship that UC Berkeley offers. He was also accepted to UCLA, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, Alabama State University, and Tuskegee University. Gabriel will be majoring in Media Studies with an emphasis in business. Gabriel has a website, stockbaby.org, which focuses on stocks and investment strategies. In his free time, Gabriel says he uses his website as a tool to teach others while researching and trading stocks.
Through hard work and perseverance, Gabriela Martinez Garcia has become the 2016 Graduating Class Salutatorian. Gabriela is a first generation college student and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She spends a significant amount of time working with underserved youth in Oakland through non-profit organizations like the Reading Partners and AVID. She also volunteers her time at schools like Brookfield Elementary, John Muir Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary School. She is transferring to UC Davis as a major in Native American Studies with minor in education. She aspires to go into the education field to help her community.
According to Weixing, “the scholarship gives me a chance to continue chasing my dreams. I am a student who not only persistently works hard and makes efforts to overcome every obstacle; but also gets involved in different activities to develop various skills and contributes to the community by volunteering.”
Weixing is an ASCOA Senator, Vice President of College of Alameda’s International Students Club and is an active volunteer who tutors. In addition, she joined the Berkeley City College Lions Club where she attended their community events such as “Street Etiquette” for promoting how to assist the visually impaired person; and volunteers at CoA in support of the annual Red Cross blood drive.
Commencement Ceremony Date, Time & Location
Rehearsal for Commencement is Thursday, May 26 at 3:00 pm in room D-119 and is mandatory for all participants.
No tickets are needed!
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Diplomas and Certificates
After the pick-up window dates, diplomas are available at the District Admissions and Records Office located at 333 East 8th St., Oakland, CA 94606. Diplomas may be mailed to students only under extremely unusual circumstances following a written request.
On behalf of the College of Alameda, I congratulate you on your accomplishments and look forward to seeing you at Commencement.
Contact me with any questions you have regarding graduation or commencement.
Dr. Amy H. Lee,
At the heart of this data-driven review and planning effort is the intended outcome of student access and improving student success. The District has engaged the services of the Collaborative Brian Trust, a California-based firm providing technical support services to higher education and the private sector, to support development of the four colleges’ EMPs. A comprehensive internal and external scan is underway. Data analysis and the development of College Goals and Objectives will serve as a blueprint to be used in the Integrated Planning and Budgeting process at each college. The resulting four EMPs will be developed in alignment with the 2015 Peralta District Strategic Plan and its annual Strategic Goals and Objectives. Each College’s Educational Master Plan will be customized to its student population and service area, aligning resources to maximize student access and success. Both current and future needs of the region over the next five years will be considered. The EMP project will conclude Summer 2016. For more information on College of Alameda’s Educational Master Plan, click here.
Since he was used to 12 hour days in the Air Force, Richard jumped full steam into the A-Tech Program and often attended classes 9 hours a day, five days a week. Not only was he taking classes, but for most of the last two years, he has worked as a student aide to help other students! And all the while, he has maintained his Air Force Reserve status by continuing his Air Force training and certifications. He is currently looking at opportunities with Honda, Toyota or Tesla when he graduates in May.
The Ozzie Day Scholarship is a $500 scholarship, which is awarded by the A-Tech Department each semester to the student with the highest grade point average and the most units in the A-Tech Program. The scholarship was set up in memory of Ozzie Day, the founder of Automotive Engineering and a long-time member of the COA Automotive Advisory Committee.