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BCC’s Kaylin Warren Wins Second Place in the Inspire Berkeley 2013 Contest Sponsored by the ODLAC

14 May 2013

Kaylin Warren Inspire Berkeley 2013 ArtworkKaylin Warren, also a BCC Multimedia Arts student, won second place in Inspire Berkeley 2013, a collaborative billboard design contest sponsored by Oakland Digital (ODALC). The contest is co-sponsored by the City of Oakland, CBS Outdoor, Améredia, Oaklandish, Cal State East Bay and the Peralta Colleges.

 
Warren’s billboard inspiration was the downtown Berkeley BART station. “I remember when I first started going to Berkeley City College, that first time I came up that escalator and stood in that circle, I did a full 360 turn just so I could soak everything in,” she recalled. “You know that any time you come to Berkeley there’s going to be an adventure because of the many possibilities and things that it has to offer.” The artist used cool tones and colors to represent Berkeley’s “chilled, laid back” atmosphere. She also thought that the BART station represented Berkeley residents’ affinity for using public transportation.

 
Kaylin Warren“I used layered textures to give it a mystical, magical feel because e Berkeley is like my own Diagon Alley (Harry Potter); it has so many hidden treasures and hideaways you never know what you’re going to find,” Warren explained. “It’s hard to put in words but Berkeley is something that you have to experience yourself because that’s just what it is, an experience. Just don’t forget to wear your walking shoes… ”

 
Each year, Oakland Digital invites local community members to participate in “Inspire Oakland,” and “Inspire Berkeley,” contests which encourages interest in graphic design and information technologies through creative expression. Project’s goal is to promote a positive image of Oakland that unites and inspires its diverse population, while encouraging young talent to jumpstart their digital media careers.

 
Learn more about Inspire Berkeley 2013 Context at:  www.odalc.org/programs/inspire/inspire-berkeley. The Inspire Oakland website is at: www.inspireoakland.com/.

 

 

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College launches “President’s Circle” fund raising initiative to support BCC programs

27 April 2011

Community leaders joined together to support Berkeley City College at an inaugural President’s Circle fund raising dinner Thur., Dec. 1, at downtown Berkeley’s Alborz Restaurant. The event raised approximately $26,750 for college programs.

Dinner organizers were Dr. Betty Inclan, BCC president; advisory board members Gene Agress, chief executive officer, Berkeley Mills; John Caner, executive director of the Downtown Berkeley Association; Alan Davis, Starlight Investments entrepreneur; Jonathan DeYoe, president, DeYoe Wealth Management; Dave Kent, Berkeley Mills cofounder; Soheyl Modarressi, real estate developer; and Lan Shaw, financial advisor, Edward Jones Co.

Modarressi donated Alborz as an event venue and provided dinner for approximately 60 guests.

The President’s Circle supports four primary areas: Biotechnology and Bioscience; Multimedia Arts; Foundations (Basic Skills); and the Opportunity Fund (unrestricted use).

Donations are deposited into a “Friends of Berkeley City College account of the Peralta Colleges Foundation.

“We hope to see the President’s Circle grow into a valuable fund raising resource for Berkeley City College,” said Dr. Inclan. “This year, we have earmarked several signature college programs for support; more will be included in the future.”

Other event coordinators included Hannah Chauvet, who produced “Building Community Through Student Success,” a pre-dinner film which guests enjoyed at Berkeley City College; Victor Flint, student ambassador coordinator; Shirley Fogarino, public information officer; Bryan Gibbs, audiovisual services supervisor; Cynthia Reese, assistant to the president; Shirley Slaughter, business officer; and business office staff Dwayne Cain, chief custodian; Javier Lopez, storekeeper; and John Pang, busienss services supervisor.

To donate to the President’s Circle or to Friends of Berkeley City College, go to www.berkeleycitycollege. edu and click on “Support Berkeley City College” on the right hand side of BCC’s home page. A complete donor list will be published on the President’s Circle web site and in the next issue of BCC Today

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