(SEE MORE PHOTOS) Luckily Merritt College was well represented at the bustling Laurel Street Fair on Saturday, August 14, as there were many fair-goers interested in taking classes themselves or inquiring for other family members. Thanks to Outreach Coordinator Maria Spencer, the table was stocked with many brochures and other information about Merritt, as well as materials about the other Peralta Colleges.
Thanks also to volunteers who assisted Maria in spreading the word: Vice President Arnulfo Cedillo, Susan May, Isela Santana, and Faculty Senate President Mario Rivas, along with those who stopped by to lend their support, Trustee Linda Handy and Business Instructor Guy Forkner (see photos). Maria is asking for more volunteers to join her at future events (see list below) to promote the college, including their own programs that may need a boost. Besides talking up the college, it’s a great way to get to know your community and your colleagues and have some fun at the same time! Just email her if you are interested at email@example.com.
The events coming up are:
August 20/21 – Art & Soul Festival
August 27/28 – China Town Street Fest
September 10 – Native American Heritage Event – Location TBA/Contra Costa
September 11 – Castro Valley Fall Festival
September 11 – Oakland Pride
September 13 – Bishop O’Dowd Job Fair
September 24 – Heart to Heart Job & Educational Fair Berkeley
October – Filipino American Heritage Month – Events on and off campus
October 1 – Oaktober Fest
October 19 – Hayward High Career Fair
November – Native American Heritage Month Events – Events on and off campus