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Meet Merritt’s Top Graduates: Two Valedictorians, Salutatorian, and President’s Medallion Winner!

20 May 2018

Congratulations to the students chosen to be Valedictorian (with the highest GPA – we have two!) Alessandra Chimienti and  Glory Awodi Oyanameh; Salutatorian Wenshuo Yang (with the next highest GPA); and President’s Medallion Winner Ruqaiyah Gilchrist, chosen by President Burns,  who will all be honored at Commencement on Wednesday, May 23rd at the Paramount Theater.

Find out about their accomplishlments that earned them these awards by clicking on the second issue of the Commcement Newsletter below with their profiles.

 

 

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Become a Learning Center Tutor This Fall, Earn Money and Credit, and Help Your Peers Improve

20 May 2018

Do you like helping peers improve their learning? Students now have the opportunity to take Introduction to Tutoring (LRNE 30/1.0 unit/Code 43927) to develop effective tutoring strategies. Although this is a required online course for those interested in applying for a tutoring position in the Learning Center, you do not need to be an employed tutor to enroll in this class. This course is CSU transferrable.

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Enroll Now in One or More Important Biology Classes: 1A, 25, or 36

19 May 2018

If you are looking for a biology class, take one or more of these three biology classes taught by Instructor Maria Suarez Rodriguez: BIOL 1A General Biology, BIOL 25 Human Biology, and BIOL 36 Human Genetics. Enroll now! These classes will fill up fast! Click HERE to apply and/or enroll in any of these classes. For questions, contact the instructor at msrodriguez@peralta.edu.

 

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The 2018 African/African-American Graduation is Saturday, May 19

19 May 2018

Each year a special ceremony is held for African and African-American students from the Peralta Community College District. This year it is being held on Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m., at the North Oakland Missionary Baptist Church, 1060 32nd Street in Oakland. Congratulations to all who are earning Associate’s Degrees, Certificates of Completion, or transferring to further their education.

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May Merritt Connection: Read All the News in This Special Year-End Issue

17 May 2018

In between attending all of the year-end celebrations, take a look at the latest Merritt Connection which also marks the end of the newsletter until September. You’ll find a behind-the-scenes look at the Commencement Committee hard at work, the FYE students displaying their visions for the future, the accomplishments of the new Merritt Art Students Association, the ambitious new plans for keeping Food Bank recipients healthy, words of praise for our Student Aides, an Administration of Justice student’s summary of the annual “Law Day,” a reminder to register your child now for a great Kids College experience starting June 11, and profiles of Merritt’s top students who will be recognized at Merritt’s 62rd Annual Commencement on April 23rd.

If you have any ideas, articles, photos, or comments about The Merritt Connection, please feel free to contact me, Susan May, at smay@peralta.edu. Have a great summer!

Click to read newsletter….

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Note: Deadline for Summer Petition to Graduate is June 18-28

17 May 2018

Are you getting close to graduating? Have you met the requirements? Everyone who is close to graduating needs to make an appointment with a counselor (510-436-2475) and also fill out a Petition Form which must be signed by both you and your counselor. The summer deadline for approved Petition Forms is Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 28, 2018.

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Register on the Spot During Super Saturdays, June 2 and 9, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., R Bldg.

15 May 2018

Haven’t had a chance to apply and/or enroll for Summer and Fall classes yet? Now you have a chance to complete the entire process at once during Merritt’s Super Saturdays on June 2 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the R Building. You can complete the admissions, orientation, assessment, and counseling requirements and even apply for financial aid. (If you are a Continuing student you can simply register for your classes.) You’ll be all ready to start classes on June 18 and/or August 20. We’ll see you then! (Or you can apply and/or enroll now by clicking HERE. )

 

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Join Student Groups in Celebrating Their Year of Achievements!

14 May 2018

From Sankofa and Phi Theta Kappa to ASMC Awards and African-American Graduation, this is the season for celebrating student achievements, not just at Commencement, but at individual department recognitions. Below is a schedule of the graduations and celebrations for the rest of the year. Please join to show your support for our students and their achievements.

 

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Enrollment is Open for All; Click HERE to Find Class Schedule and All Important Dates

2 May 2018

Merritt College Summer fall 2018 ScheduleEnrollment for all is underway! Click HERE  to find the Summer/Fall class schedule, important academic dates, and the college catalog. Most Summer classes start June 18, BUT Biology and Biosciences Classes start as early as June 4 so check the schedule carefully. The most up-to-date information of open and closed classes can be found HERE.

 

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Stressing Out Over Finals? Chill Out With Library Activities, May 14-17

1 May 2018

Take time out while studying for finals to participate in one of the Library’s de-stressing activities the week of May 14-17. On Monday, May 14 there will be free acupuncture from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (15 minutes each, please sign up for a session), Tuesday, May 15 come for a stress-relieving coloring session from 12-2 p.m., along with complimentary snacks; Wednesday, May 16 you’ll get free library materials during “Swag-Bag Day” starting at noon (first come, first-served as long as they last),  and Thursday, May 17, meet and greet some adorable, loving dogs during “Pet Therapy Day.” Thanks to the Library staff for organizing this!

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