Logo for Transfer and Career Information Center

College & Career Week Workshops @ College Hour: March 9 – Resume Review in Transfer Center, Rm 242

First Come – First Served!

Join us for College and Career Week @ College Hour

Schedule of Events:

Date Event Location
March 7 Resume Review Transfer & Career Center, Room 242
March 8 International Women’s Day (in support of Students for Socialism event ) Atrium
March 9 Resume Review Transfer & Career Center, Room 242

 

For more information, contact:

Doris Garcia
Faculty Diversity Internship Program
Email: dgarcia@peralta.edu

 

BCC President Rowena Tomameng

Berkeley City College Accreditation Is Reaffirmed

I am pleased to announce that accreditation for Berkeley City College has been reaffirmed.  The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, in its recent meeting determined that BCC has addressed concerns raised in an earlier review.  During a November site visit, commissioners reviewed whether the college had resolved deficiencies noted during the Spring 2015 comprehensive review.  And, in its January meeting, the commission determined that BCC meets those standards.

This is wonderful news for BCC! As president of BCC, I applaud the efforts of our faculty and staff who worked tirelessly to address the areas of concern raised by the commission.  In its letter to me, the commission acknowledges BCC for “sharing the values and the work of accreditation to ensure educational quality and to support student success.”

Rowena Tomaneng, PresidentThanks to everyone who made this possible and for helping us to continue our legacy of “Transforming Lives”.

A link to the final copy can be found on our Accreditation website.

Rowena Tomaneng, President

Berkeley City College

Peralta District Logo

Get Your Questions Answered About Immigration & Visa Issues – Thurs., Feb. 2, @ College Hour in Rm 33

Sean Brooke, Director of International Education for Peralta District, will be on hand to answer questions about immigration and visa issues related to the executive order on immigration. The information session will be held at BCC on Thursday, February 2, from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, in Room 33.

Sean is a former attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, where he interpreted, applied, and enforced an intricate field of Immigration & Nationality Law. He later went into private practice where he represented clients on a variety of immigration matters.

Please RSVP for this event at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-and-visa-issues-tickets-31618096578

For questions, please contact Thomas Torres-Gil, DSO, International Program Manager, at ttoresgil@peralta.edu

 

BCC President Rowena Tomameng

BCC President Rowena Tomaneng Receives 2016 APALI Leadership Award

 

BCC President Rowena Tomameng
BCC President Rowena Tomameng

BERKELEY—Berkeley City College President Rowena Tomaneng received the 2016 Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute’s (APALI) award for outstanding leadership and community service at the organization’s annual banquet held Fri., Aug. 19, in Cupertino, CA.  APALI encourages civic participation, community development, and identity security.  It also addresses issues such as racial stereotypes, workplace/social glass-ceilings, and civic representation.

 

“This is a great honor and I am delighted to be part of an organization which fosters civic engagement and which addresses social challenges that Asian Americans must face today,” she said.

“More than ever, it is important that we strive to build community and foster social equity and economic opportunity for everyone.”

 

Tomaneng assumed the presidency of Berkeley City College on July 18, 2016.

“BCC’s location provides the college with many opportunities. Not only are we situated next to San Francisco Bay, we are partners with major cultural, technological, and educational centers,” she noted. “There exists a strong mutual support network among us and our neighborhood organizations, city government, businesses, local school districts and universities. This solid foundation benefits everyone in our community.”

 

Prior to her appointment at BCC, she was for six years De Anza College’s associate vice president of instruction.  Her responsibilities included the academic services division, the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education; the Office of Professional Development, Pathways programs (Learning Communities of Umoja, Puente, First Year Experience, and IMPACT AAPI) and the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) where, in 2006, she was a founding co-director and developed many community and educational partnerships.

 

Tomaneng was a full-time English instructor at De Anza College from 1996 to 2010, teaching all levels of composition and literature.  She was English Department chair for three years and led initiatives to foster equity in faculty hiring and cultural competency.  She served for two years as interim dean of De Anza’s Language Arts Division, and supervised over 175 full-time and part-time faculty.

 

BCC’s new president has actively engaged in culturally focused local, regional and national organizations and has led advocacy campaigns for immigrant rights and community policing with organizations such as the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, USA and the Coalition for Justice and Accountability in San Jose, CA.  She wrote for and contributed to a variety of publications and serves on the advisory board for the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Diversity and Democracy publication.

 

In December, when Tomaneng completes her dissertation on the educational dimensions of Filipina migrant workers’ activist identities at the University of San Francisco, she will receive a doctorate in international/multicultural education, with a concentration in human rights education.  She holds a master’s degree in English from UC Santa Barbara and a bachelor’s degree in English from UC Irvine.

 

The Peralta Community College District serves the communities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont.  The district includes Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College, and Merritt College.  In addition to providing two-year programs that prepare students for long-term educational goals, Peralta also offers specialized life-long learning opportunities to Bay Area residents.

 

Read “Introducing BCC President Rowena Tomameng” in the Fall 2016 issue of BCC Today for more information about our new President.

 

BCC President Rowena Tomameng

Introducing BCC President Rowena Tomaneng

BCC President Rowena Tomameng

Rowena Tomaneng, Berkeley City College’s new president, arrived in July and is impressed with the college and its community. Her story begins in 1972, the year she and her family immigrated to Los Angeles from the Philippines, both parents seeking economic opportunity and educational access for their children.

 

 

Early years.

The family later settled in the San Gabriel Valley where she and her siblings attended public schools, including Cypress College in North Orange County. There, inspired by several inspirational instructors, Tomaneng decided on teaching as a profession and chose to combine English and history as fields of study. Her mother also had a hand in her choice.

 

Growing up, BCC’s new president heard stories about her grandfather, a community leader in their Philippine village. She learned through her mother’s stories of his commitment to people’s well-being. That fostered her appreciation for history, storytelling and service to community.

 

Commitment to student success. Prior to her appointment at BCC, Tomaneng was for six years De Anza College’s Associate Vice President of Instruction in Cupertino. Her responsibilities included the college’s Academic Services Division which included the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education; the Office of Professional Development, Pathways programs (Learning Communities of Umoja, Puente, First Year Experience, and IMPACT AAPI) and the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action where, in 2006, she was a founding co-director and developed many community and educational partnerships.

 

She also oversaw the collaborative units of De Anza’s Learning Resources BCC President Rowena Tomaneng Division which housed Online Education, Library Services and the Student
Success Center.

 

Statewide leadership.

Tomaneng also held leadership roles in state initiatives such as Basic Skills, Student Equity and Student Success and Support programs. She has obtained and administered state and federal
funding, including Asian American/Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions and Title III: Strengthening Institutions grants. She worked on faculty and district-wide administrative teams for many years, leading and developing program reviews and accreditation documents. In 2013, nominated by Academic Services faculty, she won the statewide
Association of California Community College Administrators’ Administrative Leadership Excellence Award.

 

On Fri., Aug. 19, she was presented with the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute’s (APALI) 2016 Pacesetter Award for Educational Leadership at the organization’s annual community
celebration.

 

Inspired scholar.

Tomaneng was a full-time English instructor at De Anza College from 1996 to 2010, teaching all levels of composition and literature. She was English Department chair for three years and led initiatives to foster equity in faculty hiring and cultural competency. She served for two years as Interim Dean of De Anza’s Language Arts Division, and supervised over 175 full-time
and part-time faculty.

 

BCC’s new president has actively engaged in culturally focused local, regional and national organizations and has led advocacy campaigns for immigrant rights and community policing with organizations such as the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, USA and the Coalition for Justice and Accountability, San Jose, CA. She wrote for and contributed to a variety of publications and serves on the advisory board for the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Diversity and Democracy publication.

 

In December, when she completes her dissertation on the educational dimensions of Filipina migrant workers’ activist identities at the University of San Francisco, she will receive a doctorate in International/Multicultural Education, with a concentration in Human Rights Education. She holds a master’s degree in English from UC Santa Barbara and a bachelor’s degree in Englishfrom UC Irvine.
Read the more on BCC’s new President, Rowena Tomaneng.