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Register for Fall Bioscience Classes; Come to the Open Houses on June 28 or July 25 to Learn More!

31 May 2016


See the flyer to find out all about the Fall Biosciences classes at Merritt and start by enrolling in Biological Sciences 2 and Biological Sciences 10. Learn even more at the Open Houses on Tuesday, June 28 and Monday, July 25, both from 4-8 p.m. in S216. For more information, contact Dr. Gisele Giorgi at

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1/21-22: Merritt FLEX Days Focus on “Bridging the Gap;” See Schedule Here

16 January 2016

Flex Day imageGet ready this week for an information-packed schedule of FLEX Day activities focused on “Bridging the Gap: Faculty, Staff, and Students” on Thursday and Friday, January 21 and 22, planned by the Professional Development Committee. To achieve some of its goals, the PDC committee, chaired by Jason Holloway, has selected students, faculty, staff and administrators to serve as presenters to bridge some of the gaps in understanding regarding student learning and technology, administrative processes, and our partnerships with our local community.

In an effort to save paper, the committee is using online versions of the schedule, evaluations, and sign-up sheets . Below are the schedule and evaluation sheet.


See the Schedule HERE

See Evaluation Sheet HERE


Merritt FLEX Days will be preceded by the District FLEX Day on Wednesday, January 20, at Laney College.

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Find Out About the Exciting Spring Classes Offered in the Biosciences at an Open House on Tues., Jan. 12, at 4 p.m.

6 January 2016

microscopy cellMerritt College is one of the very few colleges with such a wide array of classes in Microscopy and Histotechnology. Find out more about careers in those fields at an Open Houses on Tues., Jan. 12, from 4-8 p.m. in Room S-216 of the beautiful new Barbara Lee Center. For more information, go to the Microscopy website or the Histotechnology website. Hope to see you there!



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We Are Family: Merritt Celebrates the Holidays With Songs and Cheer!

22 December 2015

(CLICK HERE FOR PARTY PHOTOS) More than 120 people attended the holiday party hosted by the Office of Student Activities and the ASMC to thank the Merritt family for a successful year! After a welcoome by ASMC and College presidents, the event kicked off with ASMC Senator Anita guiding everyone in singing “We Are Family.” Over 100 pounds of turkey was served, along with two hams cooked by President Ambriz-Galaviz, several side dishes, and three cakes! Thanks to everyone who attended!

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Check Out Merritt Graduate Jessica Ross on Billboards in Oakland and Register Now!

18 December 2015

Jessica RossEnroll for Spring Semester now and follow the lead of Merritt graduate Jessica Ross who graduated last May and is now attending Cal State, East Bay. Way to go, Jessica! Just click here to apply or enroll!

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Merritt FLEX Days Focus on “Bridging the Gap,” Jan. 21 & 22; See Schedule Here

18 December 2015

Before you leave for break, be sure to mark your calendars for January’s FLEX Days where the Merritt College theme is “Bridging the Gap: Faculty, Staff and Students: Seeking to understand our differences and finding our shared strength.” 

To achieve some of its goals, the Professional Development Committee, chaired by Jason Holloway, has selected students, faculty, staff and administrators to serve as presenters to bridge some of the gaps in understanding regarding student learning and technology, administrative processes, and our partnerships with our local community.

The schedule will start with District FLEX Day on Wednesday, January 20, followed by Merritt Flex Days on Thursday and Friday, January 21 & 22. Early next year, a communication will be sent out including the final schedule for both the District and College FLEX days.

Have a safe and happy break and see you in 2016!


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17 December 2015

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Campus Invited to Christmas Luncheon for Yearlong Support of Student Success

3 December 2015

It’s that time of year to come together and make memories happen at Merritt College!  This year the Office of the President & the Associated Students of Merritt College are coming together to serve the campus for this year’s Christmas Luncheon. The event will take place in the Huey P. Newton Student Lounge in the R Building, Room 110 on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM.

Thank you for all that you do to Support Student Success. Together we can make it better!

Wishing you all a joyous Holiday Season!

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Hear Dr. Monique Morris Speak on the “Criminalization of Black Girls” on Dec. 8

30 November 2015

monique2Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was being trafficked for sex. After months on the run, she was arrested and sent to a detention center for violating a court order to attend school.

Black girls represent 16 percent of female students but almost half of all girls with a school-related arrest. Monique W. Morris, Social Justice Scholar and author of  Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools and Black Stats, who chronicled the experiences of black girls across the country, will discuss this topic as the final speaker of the Student Success & Equity Speaker Series on Dec. 8, from 12 to 2 p.m.  Don’t miss this important event!


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Eddy Zheng Gives Inspirational Talk as Part of SS&P Series

29 November 2015

Chinese-American community leader Eddy Zheng, the fourth to present in the Student Success & Equity Speaker Series, gave an inspirational presentation to students, faculty, and staff about promoting racial harmony. After serving over 20 years behind bars for a robbery he committed at age 16, Zheng now faces deportation to China, a huge loss to the Bay Area community. Released from prison in 2007, Eddy has dedicated his life to preventing youth violence and delinquency through his work at the Community Youth Center, Community Response Network, and many other SF Bay Area programs and organizations. To find out more, go to  (Below Eddy Zheng is pictured with Dr. Lilia Chavez, Director of Student Activities and Campus Life, a co-sponsored of the series along with the Student Success & Equity Committee.) Don’t miss the final presentation in the series: “The Criminalization of Black Girls,” on Tuesday, December 8, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Newton Student Lounge.


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