Spring 2018 Workshop Series

Published January 25th, 2018 in College News

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Super Saturdays January 20th and 27th

Published January 20th, 2018 in College News

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New Administrators Join College of Alameda

Published January 3rd, 2018 in College News

Academic support areas, such as library, tutorial, and learning communities were part of his administrative portfolio. Before entering administration he was a faculty member in Spanish and department chair of foreign language and literatures at California State University, Chico. Dr. Miller will begin his role at CoA January 8, 2018.

Interim Director of Workforce Systems, Trudie Giordano

Ms. Giordano has several years of experience in workforce systems as well as recent professional experience working with the Adult Education Block Grant in Contra Costa County. She brings with her the unique experience of working in the workforce world as well as within the community college educational system thus being able to bridge both worlds.

Director of Student Activities and Campus Life, Aja Butler

Ms. Butler has worked in Student Life for the past several years and currently serves as the Director of Student Life at Delta Community College. She is very student centered and has excellent experience creating a dynamic student life environment for students.

Associate Dean of Educational Success, Paula Armstead

Ms. Armstead has been appointed to a permanent position after serving for over a year as Interim Associate Dean of Educational Success. She has provided excellent leadership in working to expand and solidify Adult Transitions as well as relationships and curricular offerings with community based organizations as well as local high schools and adult schools.

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COA Free Produce Market

Published November 28th, 2017 in College News

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Spring 2018 Priority Registration Dates & Class Schedule

Published November 27th, 2017 in College News

Open CCC application for Fall 2017 (Winter Intersession and Spring 2018 is now available for new and returning students to complete online. Continuing students may also view there enrollment dates in their student center.

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Winter Intersession Class Listing

Published November 5th, 2017 in College News


 Complete 3 units in 4 weeks!

4 Week Online Session – Dec. 18, 2017 to Jan. 12, 2018

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Veterans Job Fair – Thursday, November 9th

Published November 3rd, 2017 in College News

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Alameda Promise Program Off to Remarkable Start

Published October 10th, 2017 in College News

Under the program, graduates of Alameda high schools receive free tuition at College of Alameda (COA), along with a book stipend, intensive academic support, college transfer assistance, and priority registration. In the fall of 2016, just ten students had enrolled in the program. In the fall of 2017, 84 students enrolled. Most of these students are recent graduates from Encinal Junior & Senior High School and Alameda High School and are now enrolled full-time at College of Alameda.

Goals of the program include: increasing the percentage of high school graduates in the city of Alameda entering college; strengthening students’ access to career pathways; and deepening the connection between College of Alameda and its island community.

 “A College-Going Culture”

 College Promise initiatives like those in Alameda are part of a growing national movement to support college access and completion, especially for low- to middle-income students. The hope is that these will create a “college-going culture” in their communities and strengthen local economies.


The rapid growth of the Alameda Promise Program has been attributed to the efforts of the College’s Outreach Department staff working closely with Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) to connect with prospective students.


“There is great excitement at the College regarding the exponential increase in Alameda Promise students this year,” said College of Alameda President Dr. Timothy Karas. “The Alameda Unified School District has provided tremendous support, and our Mobile CoA outreach staff has made fabulous strides in effectively disseminating application information to eligible local high school students.”


According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, a growing body of research suggests that students who participate in Promise programs are more likely to enroll full-time in college, complete more credits, and receive a degree than their non-Promise classmates.

Opportunities for All

 All AUSD seniors receive letters about the offer, as well as instructions on how to participate, in the spring. More information is also available on the College of Alameda website.


“The Alameda Promise provides opportunities for our students who may not otherwise be able to afford college,” said AUSD Superintendent Dr. Sean McPhetridge. “It’s a great program for our students and our community. We’re very grateful for this partnership with COA.”


Alameda Promise students must enroll full-time at College of Alameda, sign a mutual responsibility contract, maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and take a prescribed set of academic courses, including English, Math, College Success, and general education.


The Alameda Promise program was founded in 2016 after the College of Alameda received an anonymous $500,000 seed gift establishing a Promise Legacy fund. The long-term funding strategy for the program includes building this endowment while simultaneously raising the annual program costs required each year.


Tax-deductible donations to the Alameda Promise can be made online to the Peralta Colleges Foundation by designating College of Alameda.  Donations also may be made through checks with “College of Alameda Promise” printed in the memo section and mailed to: The Peralta Colleges Foundation, 333 East 8th St., Oakland, CA 94606.


For more information about the Alameda Promise, contact Toni R. Cook, Dean, Special Programs and Grants, at (510) 748-2135 or Amy H. Lee, Ed.D., Dean, Enrollment Services, (510) 748-2288. Application information is available online at http://alameda.peralta.edu/COAPromise/.



About College of Alameda

College of Alameda (CoA) is a small, friendly community college noted for the excellence of its academic, vocational, and student support programs. Situated on a beautiful park-like campus on the island city of Alameda, the College offers the quiet of a suburban setting, just minutes from downtown Oakland. CoA offers academic programs that transfer to four-year universities and workforce training programs in a variety of career areas. Students of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to enroll. College of Alameda is fully accredited by ACCJC/WASC and is one of four colleges in the Peralta Community College District (PCCD).


About the Alameda Unified School District

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) serves about 9500 students in Alameda, California, an island community in the San Francisco Bay Area.  For more information, please visit the AUSD website, follow @AUSDNews on Twitter, or subscribe to our email communications. Questions? Contact Susan Davis, Senior Manager, Community Affairs, at sdavis@alameda.k12.ca.us.


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