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Dr. Joseph Bielanski Reappointed to California Community Colleges Board of Governors

9 June 2016

Dr. Joseph BielanskiGovernor Jerry Brown has reappointed BCC’s Joseph Bielanski, Ph.D., to the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. The announcement was made on 6/8/2016. Here is the media statement issued by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office:

 

California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner’s Statement on Member Reappointment to Board of Governors

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner issued the following statement on Gov. Jerry Brown’s reappointment of Dr. Joseph J. Bielanski, Jr. to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors:

 

“Dr. Joseph Bielanski brings a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience and expertise to our Board of Governors and I’m pleased Gov. Brown continues to recognize his key role and many contributions to the California Community Colleges,” said Skinner. “Dr. Bielanski’s insight about our system is invaluable as the board continues to craft policies dedicated to improving educational access, opportunities and success for our 2.1 million students.”

 

Gov. Brown announced the reappointment on Wednesday. Dr. Bielanski is an articulation officer at Berkeley City College and a past president of the Peralta Community College District Academic Senate. In his role as a past president of the District Academic Senate, Dr. Bielanski assists with district institutional effectiveness projects, including facilitating the updating of district board policies and administrative procedures. He has served and continues to serve on various college and district committees, including the college curriculum committee and the district Planning and Budgeting Council. Dr. Bielanski also serves on committees for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. He has worked in the Peralta Community College district for more than 25 years and received his doctorate in education from St. Mary’s College of California.

 

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/, https://www.facebook.com/CACommColleges, or https://twitter.com/CalCommColleges.

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Congratulations BCC Class of 2016!

27 May 2016

Congratulations to our Class of 2016, and best wishes for your future plans and goals! The graduation ceremony at Zellerbach Hall on May 26 was a very special evening for faculty, friends and family to honor our BCC graduating class.

 

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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 sanelson@peralta.edu, 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 www.bampfa.berkeley.edu

 

View the BAMPFA@BCC Flyer below:

BAMPFA@BCC Flyer

 

 

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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: http://berkeleycitycollege.submittable.com/submit

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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