College of Alameda


Last week I attended a middle- school track meet held at the College of Alameda and had a great time. I was there with my son and his family to watch my 12-year-old granddaughter run in the 100-meter, the 200-meter and the 200-meter relay races. She did well, all the kids did well and the crowd did best of all.


The College of Alameda held a Health and Wellness Fair for the public on Thursday, Oct. 12, with a variety of booths including a destressing station. A stage was packed with non-stop singers, dancers, actors and athletes throughout the event. 

Mariner Square Athletic Club and Cafe Muse restaurant head chef and owner Juliet Lockwood coordinated the event, which included several health and wellness instructors from the club and several members donating their time all day. The various booths provided information on health causes.


The College of Alameda has announced that the California Community Colleges’ chancellor’s office has awarded the school $250,000 to create a makerspace community. describes the concept as community centers with tools. These centers enable participants to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone, says. People with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can work on projects at makerspaces while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge.


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. 


College of Alameda’s (CoA) President Tim Karas presented the school’s new program for Alameda high school students at the Tuesday, March 14, Alameda Board of Education meeting.


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).