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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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BCC Will Be Closed on Fri., May 20, in Observance of Malcolm X’s Birthday

18 May 2016

BCC Will Be Closed on Fri., May 20, in Observance of Malcolm X’s Birthday

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Keep Calm & Study On – Relaxing Activities during Finals in the BCC Library

18 May 2016

The BCC Library is kicking off a series of stress-relieving activities starting this Wednesday, May 18th for our students’ upcoming finals. Our schedule of activities is as follows:

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BCC Student Artists Arcade Exhibited on the 4th Floor Hallways

16 May 2016

The Artist Arcade, on the 4th floor hallways, celebrates artwork made by BCC students during the Spring semester. Drawings and paintings from 10 courses are showcased throughout the summer.



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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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The 14th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival on Sat., May 14, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, BCC Student Lounge

6 May 2016

Come enjoy an afternoon of poetry at the 14th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival!!!  We are honoring John Oliver Simon, poet, educator, translator, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Councilperson Kriss Worthington will bestow the honor.


It’s Saturday May 14th from 11:30 to 4:30pm in the 5th floor Student Lounge At Berkeley City College.


We’ll also have a  star-studded reading featuring Marvin K. White, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Roxane Beth Johnson, Missy Church, Vernon Keeve III, Kwan Booth. J. K. Fowler, Ruby Spies, Freddy Gutierrez, Candy Shue, Raina J. León, Elizabeth Treadwell.


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Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Fri., May 5, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

5 May 2016

The Latin American Club (LAC) will be hosting a Cinco De Mayo Celebration tomorrow from 12:00 – 1:30pm. Pending final approval from the City of Berkeley, there is a chance that the event will be held outside again (similar to Carnaval in March).

Come enjoy dance, folklorico and learn about Cinco de Mayo’s history while savoring freshly made elote!



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Portuguese Cultural & Musical Presentation: Angela Brito – Wed., May 4 @ 3:00 PM Auditorium

4 May 2016

Join us for a musical performance by international recording artist, Angela Brito, and Dillon Ingram on guitar, with the Capoeira Art Foundation, at Berkeley City College on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the Auditorium.

Celebrating the Cultures of All Portuguese Speaking Countries: In Commemoration of Portuguese Language Day.

For more information, contact

Deolinda Adao,

Portuguese/Spanish Instructor

Partnership for International Education Coordinator

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