College of Alameda’s Class of 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Published June 6th, 2016 in College News
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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.

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Chancellor’s Trophy Award Winner & COA President’s Medallion Recipient – Weixing Ou

Published May 16th, 2016 in College News
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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.

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College of Alameda Graduation – Friday, May 27th

Published May 3rd, 2016 in College News
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Register for Graduation Here

Commencement Ceremony Date, Time & Location
· Friday, May 27, 2016
· 2:00 pm, Cougar Gymnasium

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!

Participants and Guests with Disabilities
American Sign Language interpreters will be interpreting the entire ceremony. If your guests have other needs requiring accommodation please contact Luis Padilla Porras at lpporras@peralta.edu fourteen (14) days prior to commencement. Parking for individuals with disabilities is available on campus.

Personal Belongings
On the day of the ceremony, you must leave your cameras, purses, coats, and any other personal belongings with friends or relatives in the audience.

Diploma Covers
Thanks to the generosity of the Associated Students of College of Alameda, diploma covers are available to all students participating in Commencement.

Diplomas and Certificates
Diploma and certificate are available for pick diplomas will be available for pick up, with picture identification from college of Alameda Admissions and Records Office beginning August 12, 2016 through August 12, 2017. Bring your photo ID.

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.
Best,

Dr. Amy H. Lee,
Dean of Enrollment Services
College of Alameda

Register for Graduation Here

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Educational Master Planning (EMP) Process

Published May 2nd, 2016 in College News
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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.

 

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College of Alameda A-Tech Student Richard Saeparn Wins Ozzie Day Scholarship

Published April 18th, 2016 in College News
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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.

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Summer and Fall 2016 Priority Enrollment Dates

Published March 11th, 2016 in College News
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Summer session will start June 20, 2016 to July 28,2016.

Fall semester will start August 22, 2016 to December 16,2016

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College of Alameda Bookstore

Published March 10th, 2016 in College News
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Proposal for Funding to Attend NCORE 2016

Published March 9th, 2016 in College News
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Proposal for funding to attend NCORE 2016 STUDENTS

Proposal for funding to attend NCORE 2016 FACULTY-STAFF

National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education

(NCORE) funding proposals due March 24, 2016.

https://www.ncore.ou.edu/en/

 

CoA Student Equity Funding is available to attend the 2016 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, to be held May 31st-June 4th in San Francisco, CA.

 

  • Five (5) proposals for faculty and staff will be accepted for funding. (Complete the attached proposal form, save it with your name in the file title, and return to Dr. William Watson, CoA Interim VPSS, at wwatson@peralta.edu by March 24, 2016.)

 

  • Two (2) proposals for students will be accepted for funding. (Complete the attached proposal form, save it with your name in the file title, and return to Dr. William Watson, CoA Interim VPSS, at wwatson@peralta.edu by March 24, 2016.)

 

Funding covers the costs for registration and either mileage reimbursement or public transportation. (Funding does not cover lodging costs since the conference is held in San Francisco.)

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Petition for Graduation Deadline: March 18

Published March 8th, 2016 in College News
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In this hour-long meeting, your counselor will review your transcript and certify you for the certificates/or degrees you will qualify for from the degree work you have completed.

Be sure to make a counseling appointment before the March 18th deadline to participate in this Spring’s commencement ceremony.

To make an appointment:

1) Call the counseling department at (510) 748-2209 or
2) Come to the Welcome Center and make an appointment in person.

* Please note: the last available counseling appointment is one hour before the Welcome Center closes.

Counseling Hours:
Monday 8:00am- 6:30pm
Tuesday- Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

 

http://alameda.peralta.edu/counseling/

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Spring 2016 Financial Aid Workshop Schedule

Published March 7th, 2016 in College News
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Click image below to view the schedule full size.

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