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Peralta District Announces New Laney College President Veteran Laney Administrator Assumes Post on July 1, 2010

June 16th, 2010

16 June 2010, Oakland, CA – Members of the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees have voted to appoint Elñora Tena Webb, Ph.D. as the new president of Laney College. The appointment comes after an extensive national search that identified a number of talented candidates who were considered by the Search Committee, the Board of Trustees, and the internal and external Laney communities.

Dr. Webb will take on the post on July 1, 2010. She has been serving as the Acting Laney College President since January 2010.

“High quality education is the most efficient means to assure transformation of lives, families, communities, and the society in sustainable and healthy ways,” said Dr. Webb. “I am committed to providing the highest academic opportunity to all students, especially those who have historically been locked out of sound educational resources.” …continue reading Peralta District Announces New Laney College President Veteran Laney Administrator Assumes Post on July 1, 2010

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Oakland Resident to Receive Laney College Lifetime Achievement Award

May 27th, 2010

27 May 2010, Oakland, CA – Long-time Oakland resident Ronald Moore will be retiring from Laney College after a distinguished 42-year career as a counselor. Moore will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the College’s 2010 commencement ceremony, scheduled for Friday, May 28, 7 p.m., at the newly renovated Fox Theater.

For more than four decades, Moore has advised Peralta students on strategies to gain admission to four-year institutions as well as fulfill associate degree and certificate program requirements. His efforts enabled many students to fulfill their academic and professional dreams. Some of these Peralta alumni, who were lucky enough to have been advised and mentored by Moore, have returned as employees — further shaping the lives of the next generation of Laney students.

“My job is to provide students with the tools they need to make their own decisions,” said Moore. “My greatest joy comes when students take control and formulate their own future.” …continue reading Oakland Resident to Receive Laney College Lifetime Achievement Award

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Young Vietnamese Named 2010 Laney College Salutatorian

May 27th, 2010

27 May 2010, Oakland, CA – “Let your passion guide you. Dream as if you live forever. Live as if you’ll die today,” advised Thy Nguyen Anh Pham, a young and talented international student.

Even as a young girl, Pham dreamed big. Her dreams included: exploring culture and history around the globe, acquiring a medical degree from a prestigious university, and providing health care services to residents in Phan Thiet, Vietnam.

These dreams almost died when her father passed away. Not wanting to leave her widowed mother, Pham cancelled her plans to study in California. However, with her mother’s continuous encouragement, the 16-year-old eventually reapplied to an Alameda high school in 2005. …continue reading Young Vietnamese Named 2010 Laney College Salutatorian

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