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BCC’s Samantha Rushing Receives the President’s Medallion Award | Spring 2016 PCF Scholarship Recipients

25 May 2016

Congratulations to Samantha Rushing, this year’s President’s Medallion Award winner from Berkeley City College. Rushing knew early that she wanted to be an English teacher. Growing up just outside Stockton, she wished her teachers were more inspiring. At age 16, she decided that teaching would be her professional goal and, although there were a few bumps along the road, that goal has never wavered.

 At Berkeley City College, Rushing maintained a 3.92 GPA. She credits the EOPS and CalWORKs programs for helping her realize her goal. And it helped that BCC teachers, staff and administrators genuinely care about students and do everything in their power to help them stay on the right path, Rushing says.

The future teacher was hired as an English tutor her first semester at BCC and has helped dozens of students. She has also served as the secretary of the Associated Students at Berkeley City College. A single parent of a 4-year-old girl, Rushing was accepted to UC Santa Cruz, Sacramento State University and California State University, East Bay, and she is waiting to hear from UC Davis and UC Berkeley.


BCC’s Graduation will be at 7 pm on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Zellerbach Hall — visit the Graduation website for details.


View the full list of Spring 2016 Peralta Colleges Foundation Scholarship & Award Recipients


Read the full Peralta Colleges Grads story here

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Multimedia Arts Student Showcase on Fri., May 13 @ 5:30 pm

8 May 2016

It’s the BCC Multimedia Arts Student Showcase extravaganza on Friday, May 13, 2016, at 5:30 pm.


Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


The Showcase is open to everyone, so please invite your friends and family to see the wonderful works our Multimedia students have created this year.


A special feature of this year’s showcase: our students will be available before the show and during the intermission for a brief Q & A tabling, where the public can ask questions about their work. We have asked students to bring portfolios (laptops and/or prints) or other works they have been doing in and outside of school, to share with the community.


For more information, contact Co-Producers Sabrina Nelson at, and Mary Clarke-Miller at Mary Clarke-Miller


Multimedia Arts Student Showcase Spring 2016

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BAMPFA Welcomes BCC Community at Exclusive Tour and Open House, Noon-9 p.m., Wed., Apr. 27

23 April 2016

UC Berkeley’s Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will host for an exclusive tour and open house for Berkeley City College students, faculty, staff and administrators,  from noon to 9 p.m., Wed., Apr. 27.  Admission is free to BCC community members that day. Berkeley City College is located at 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.


On exhibit in the museum is “Architecture of Life,” more than 200 works of art, scientific illustrations, architectural drawings and models representing 2,000 years of art and design.  From 1 to 5 p.m., BAMPFA’s Film Library and Study Center will host special BCC orientations.  The library also offers free drop-in access from 1 to 5 p.m., Wed. thru Fri. each week.  For details, phone (510) 642-0808, tweet BCC@BAMPFA, or visit


View the BAMPFA@BCC Flyer below:




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Internships for Summer 2016 – Apply Now Through BCC Business Dept

14 April 2016

Announcing internship positions in many fields: Business, Computer Information Systems, Marketing, Multimedia Arts, Web Design…

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Deadline Extended to April 11 for Student Essay Contest: Rethinking Justice

1 April 2016

Win an iPad or a Kindle!

Student Essay Contest: Rethinking Justice

Open to all students currently enrolled at Berkeley City College

A strong submission will be a well written, compelling essay offering a socially

responsible and original stance on the topic of “rethinking justice”

Word count: 500-750 words (longer submissions will not be considered)

Submission deadline EXTENDED: April 11, 2016 at 11:59pm

Submit to:

Winners and runners-up will have their work published online and in print

Sponsored by the BCC English Department


1st Prize: iPad

2nd and 3rd Prizes: Kindle


View the Student Essay Contest flyer below:

extended deadline for essay contest



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Cesar Chavez Holiday Observed on Thurs., March 31 – No Classes

30 March 2016

Cesar Chavez’s Birthday will be observed on Thursday, March 31 — BCC will be closed and there will be no classes on this day.

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Applications are Now Open for 2016 – 2017 BCC Student Ambassadors

30 March 2016

Application period is from March 28 to April 8, 2016. Please submit applications to Andre Singleton, Director of Student Activities and Campus Life, in Rm 151

Download the BCC Student Ambassador Application here. Visit the BCC Student Ambassador website for more details.


BCC Ambassadors, 2015 – 2016:

student ambassador photo grid


We are looking for Eager individuals who are:

  • Interested in Demonstrating Leadership
  • Interested in Representing BCC at High School events and in our local community
  • Interested in Supporting new continuing students at BCC
  • And Committed and Passionate in promoting educational success!

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • A copy of your Spring class schedule.
  • Completed at LEAST one full Spring or Fall semester at BCC.
  • Have at LEAST one full year left at BCC. (A full year is comprised of 3 full semesters)
  • Full time student. (5 unit minimum)
  • Able to attend mandatory weekly meetings every Wednesday from approximately 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm


If you are interested, please download the application here or pick up an application at the Welcome Desk or from the Campus Life Office in Room 151.


For questions, please contact:

Andre Singleton, MS

Director of Student Activities and Campus Life

Berkeley City College



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Arabic Film Series: Speed Sisters – First All-Woman Race Car Team in the Middle East on Fri., April 1 @ 6 pm

29 March 2016

This is the 3rd film in our Arab Film Series collaboration (BCC Auditorium) and is part of the cultural component requirement for ARAB 1A offered at BCC.


Please RSVP at Eventbrite for this free film event:


The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.


The Arab Film Series is a collaboration of Berkeley City College, The Arab Film Festival, and Yalla Arabi: SF/East Bay Arabic Language Meetup




Speed Sisters poster

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