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Every year, Professor Patti Tsai invites former students to speak to her Physics 4C class about schoolwork at 4 year Universities. Many wonder if they will be adequately prepared to begin advanced coursework when they transfer out of the Peralta Colleges. The good news is that the Math and Science departments at our Colleges engineer students to excel in their University careers. Congratulations to all of our students who transfer to 4 year Universities!
On May 9, the four Student Learning Communities at College of Alameda, Adelante, Amandla, APASS and Create the Class, celebrated their students’ success in the District Atrium. The Learning Communities use cultural curricula to engage students and teach the basic skills and confidence to succeed. We are all proud of these student success stories!
The Diesel Mechanics program at College of Alameda has received another grant to continue to provide free Green Diesel training. They offer short and long term courses of study to become a Certified Diesel Mechanic and begin a lucrative career. College of Alameda provides a State-of-the-Art facility and a price that can’t be beat.
In order to continue to receive uninterrupted financial aid, you MUST review and update your mailing address and phone number. The Peralta Colleges are implementing a new financial aid system beginning the week of February 27 and you must confirm your correct contact information to receive your funds. You will also need to activate your Peralta email account to receive key information regarding financial aid. Please watch for a bright green envelope in your mailbox containing important information about your financial aid payments. Get more information on the new financial aid system.
College of Alameda has been selected as one of 15 colleges in the nation to participate in a National Endowment of Humanities grant, Thinking through Cultural Diversity: Bridging Cultural Differences in Asian Traditions. The three-year project will involve “fifteen community colleges organized in five geographic clusters, and will place different understandings of culture and plurality in dialogue with the aim of deepening engagement with issues of cultural interaction, civility, and diversity in a global context.
With a focus on China and Southeast Asia, the project will explore how the arts, literature, knowledge systems, religious traditions and trade serve as cultural bridges; how different conceptions of personhood and community afford distinctive resources for engaging issues of cultural plurality; and how Asian perspectives on cultural difference might complement those that are prevalent in American undergraduate classrooms. Participants in the project will work collaboratively to develop curricula and research related to Asian cultures and societies and the project theme of cultural diversity.”
College of Alameda will work in a geographic cluster with City College of San Francisco and Mission College. The project will focus on Southeast Asia, specifically Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The project is organized around a progressive series of activities beginning in Summer 2012 with an 8-day summer symposium hosted at the East-West Center in Honolulu.
For more information, please contact Dr Kerry Compton, Vice President of Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-748-2204 or President Jannett Jackson at 510-748-2273 or email@example.com.