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Laney College

Laney College Baseball held a naming ceremony April 26 for its stadium, now called the Tom Pearse Diamond. The name change was approved by the Peralta Board of Trustees at its April 23 meeting. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)

Laney names baseball stadium, FabLab to relocate and more at 4/23 meeting for PCCD trustees

Eliot Faine, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on April 23. District achievements and strategies were discussed, contracts approved, and several former PCCD employees...

New Vice President leadership at Laney announced

New Vice President leadership at Laney announced

Besikof selects Lily Espinoza and Ashish Sahni for Laney VP positions
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor May 13, 2024

On April 29, Laney College President Rudy Besikof announced his selection of Lily Espinoza for Vice President of Student Services and Ashish Sahni for Vice President of Administrative Services, pending...

Carpentry instructor spruces up department

Carpentry instructor spruces up department

Matthew Wolpe found his passion for building in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Now he wants to inspire students
Rym-Maya Kherbache, Staff Writer April 24, 2024
Newly tenured instructor Matthew Wolpe’s path brought him to Laney College, where he has whittled his creative passion into teaching students about building and carpentry.
San Mateo district passes on Besikof

San Mateo district passes on Besikof

SMCCCD to appoint incumbent chancellor Melissa Moreno
Li Khan, Editor in Chief April 15, 2024
SMCCCD has selected Melissa Moreno for the permanent chancellor. Laney College President Rudy Besikof was one of four finalists for the position. 
Finalists for Laney VP of Student Services share plans for student success

Finalists for Laney VP of Student Services share plans for student success

Deadline for community feedback shortened to Thursday at noon
The new VP will oversee a number of departments underneath the Student Services umbrella, including the Counseling and Student Accessibility Services.
A PCCD board meeting held during spring break included really good news for the funding of retiree benefits, as well as the approval of $1.36 million for the new Laney Tower elevators.   Pictured: New designs for CoAs revamped aviation facility, which were approved by the board. (Source: AE3 Partners)

‘Really good news’ for retiree benefits, Laney Tower elevators set for replacement, and more at 3/26 meeting for PCCD trustees

Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting March 26, during the district’s spring break. The meeting focused heavily on retiree benefits, while also touching...

(Photo: Li Khan/The Citizen)

Finalists announced for Laney College VPs of Student Services, Administrative Services

Public forums to be held April 8-9
Romi Bales, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

Four fresh faces – and one familiar one – are vying for leadership positions at Laney College. The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) has announced finalists for Laney College Vice President...

Laney President Rudy Besikof announced as finalist for SMCCCD chancellor

Laney President Rudy Besikof announced as finalist for SMCCCD chancellor

Besikof up against two former finalists for PCCD chancellor and incumbent
Timothy Lane, Arts Editor March 20, 2024

Update: SMCCCD selects Melissa Moreno for chancellor Laney College President Rudy Besikof is one of four finalists for the San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) search for a...

Secondhand clothes in a variety of sizes and styles sit on a rack in the newly opened clothing exchange, where PCCD students can now access free clothes and shoes.

Laney clothing exchange gets permanent home

Free 'clothing store' available to Peralta students
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

A free clothing exchange is now available to all Peralta Community College District (PCCD) students on the third floor of the Laney College Student Center. Any PCCD student can access secondhand clothing...

Journalism chair to serve on ‘Pillars of Democracy’ panel

Journalism chair to serve on ‘Pillars of Democracy’ panel

Eleni Gastis will speak alongside Oaklandside EIC on strengthening democracy through education
Li Khan, Editor in Chief March 5, 2024
Journalism Department Chair Eleni Gastis will discuss strengthening democracy with two other panelists at a sold-out Berkeley event Thursday.
(Graphic by Li Khan/The Citizen. Illustrations: Sketchify/Canva; SEGOTeam/Canva)

California Virtual Campus Exchange allows community college students to enroll in online classes statewide

Peralta open enrollment for regular session classes ends soon, but many late start classes will still be available
Ian Waters, News Editor January 25, 2024
Although Saturday is the last day to enroll in a regular session class at Peralta Community College District (PCCD), students can still enroll in online classes at other community colleges in California through the California Virtual Campus (CVC) Exchange.
Meet Peraltas student leaders

Meet Peralta’s student leaders

Four student body presidents discuss their backgrounds and aspirations
Satch Alvarez, Staff Writer December 13, 2023

At each of the four Peralta colleges, student body government plays a substantial role in the shared governance structure, responsible for voicing the needs and concerns of the students at their respective...

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