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Chancellor position draws out finalists

Chancellor position draws out finalists

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
November 5
Filed under News, Showcase

The three finalists for the Contra Costa Community College District chancellor position have been selected, and all participated in an open forum on campus Monday. Following the news of district Chancellor Helen Benjamin’s retirement, which begins in January, applications for her position were opened ...

Students in Action promotes support

Students in Action promotes support

By Jaleel Perry, Advocate Staff
November 5
Filed under Campus Beat, News

A young group of Gateway to College High School students are coming together to help and give back to their community. The Students in Action club began in September 2015 by two students who wanted to make a change. Currently, the SIA club has around 10-15 students who participate and want to help give back ...

ASU grant program stalled

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Associated Student Union’s Grant for Support program could remain inactive for the remainder of the semester because the committee that approves the applicants to receive such a grant does not have enough members, Student Life Coordinator Joel Nicholson-Shanks said. Nicholson-Shanks said the ASU Finance...

Charity event benefits Homeless

By Karla Juarez, Advocate Staff
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The annual Empty Bowls event was held outside of Aqua Terra on Oct. 21 to raise money for homeless and less fortunate families with bowls of soup. Culinary arts department instructor Elizabeth Schwartz said the event was inspired by other colleges and they thought that it was a great opportunity to ho...

Search underway to fill seat

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The unexpected death of Governing Board Trustee John T. Nejedly, 52, has forced the district to begin its search to find a person qualified to replace him. Contra Costa Community College District Communications and Relations Director Tim Leong said, “When we lose a Governing Board member like John, who ...

Sparkpoint establishes location

By Jaleel Perry, Advocate Staff
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, News

SparkPoint now has an office open on the Contra Costa College campus, beginning a partnership that took nearly three years to complete. The nonprofit partnership organization helps individuals and families achieve financial success by providing free workshops and personal coaching around budgeting, savi...

‘Sausage king’ dazzles

‘Sausage king’ dazzles

By Jaleel Perry, Advocate Staff
November 3
Filed under News, Showcase

Culinary chef and award-winning author Bruce Aidells showcased his well-known cooking skills for attendees at his cooking demonstration and book signing on Friday in the Student and Administration Building. Since the birth of the culinary arts department’s new demonstration kitchen this fall, CCC ha...

Black Student Union re-emerges, aims to lead

By Anthony Kinney, Advocate Staff
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Black Student Union had been inactive on campus due to a void in filling leadership positions but is now active again as a result of young, ambitious African-American students stepping in to fulfill the vacant spots. African-American studies and social science professor Manu Ampim is a faculty adviser for...

Conference exposes hardships

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
November 3
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The AB 540 Dreamers Conference brought undocumented students together to share their stories and experiences to help raise awareness about available resources at Contra Costa College. The conference was held in GE-225 and Fireside Hall on Oct. 22. The conference also featured 12 different worksh...

Evidence opens questions surrounding district trustee’s death

Evidence opens questions surrounding district trustee’s death

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor
October 21
Filed under News, Showcase

John T. Nejedly was found lying shirtless in his bed with blood and bodily fluids running out of his mouth and down his chin by a security supervisor in his Hilton-Riverside Hotel room, according to the New Orleans Police Department’s incident report obtained by The Advocate today. The longest serving ...

Chef teaches exotic spices

Chef teaches exotic spices

By Anthony Kinney, Advocate Staff
October 21
Filed under News, Showcase

Award-winning chef and television host Joey Altman left a savory taste on the palates of those who attended his mouth-watering cooking demonstration for culinary arts students Oct. 10 in the Student and Administration Building. The new state-of-the-art culinary arts demonstration classroom filled with t...

Bachata on the Yard promotes Latin culture

Bachata on the Yard promotes Latin culture

By Dylan Collier, Advocate Staff
October 21
Filed under News, Showcase

Students trickled into the center of campus to tap their feet to the sound of music during Bachata on the Yard to learn the dance that came all the way from the Dominican Republic. Certified Zumba instructor Oscar Ivan Solano taught free bachata dance lessons on Oct. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. between Aqua...

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