Iraqui native Fudhah Al khafaji celebrated her graduation day at the College of Alameda in a special way. She addressed her fellow graduates, the faculty and staff and families and guests as valedictorian.
Fudhah received her associate of science degree in biology and plans to continue her studies in the fall. She is not yet certain which of the seven schools that have accepted her she will attend. She plans to major in chemical biology or biochemistry.
Last month, the College of Alameda (CoA) hosted eighth-grade students from Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) for a day of science exploration on the CoA campus. The eighth-graders were fully engaged as they were exposed to college classes, professors, administrators and fully outfitted science labs.
The students were not only exposed to proper science equipment such as chemical centrifuges and fume hoods but were also treated to engaging demonstrations.
At its Tuesday, Dec. 13, meeting the Board of Trustees for the Peralta Community College District appointed Timothy Karas to serve as president of College of Alameda (CoA). Karas has been serving as Vice President of Instruction at the college since 2014. His tenure as president begins Jan. 3.
A special concert with the theme of “saving our children through the musical arts” has been scheduled at College of Alameda for Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. “The Gospel Explosion Concert” will be held in the student lounge at College of Alameda.
The event will feature Lena Byrd-Miles from Oakland who has received critical acclaim for her soul-stirring and inspirational performances.
A free film screening to bring attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month has been set for Wednesday, April 27, at the College of Alameda. The film titled It Happened Here will be screened at noon in Building F at the college.
The College of Alameda women's volleyball team's 2013 season came to an end in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) NorCal regional playoffs on Nov. 26.
The Cougars fell flat as Cabrillo College of Aptos came out armed with plenty of experience and talent that stifled the young Cougars team on both offense and defense. The Seahawks swept the Cougars 3-0 (25-8, 25-7, 25-14).