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Plan aims to fix accessibility

Plan aims to fix accessibility

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Automatic doors are scheduled to be installed in the Applied Arts, Gym Annex and Art buildings and the Computer Technology Center over the winter semester break, Buildings and Grounds Manager Bruce King said. These motion-activated doors will bring the college into better compliance with the Americans w...

District holds meeting, selects chancellor

District holds meeting, selects chancellor

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief
November 9, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Current University of Minnesota-Crookston Chancellor Fred Wood has been named the new chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District — which serves Contra Costa, Diablo Valley and Los Medanos colleges. Dr. Wood’s appointment was announced at a special meeting of the district Governing Board ...

Federal grant helps boost program

By Michael Santone, News Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

The Hispanic Serving Institution STEM program at Contra Costa College received a $5.95 million grant to help increase the number of Latino and low-income students in areas of science, technology, engineering and math, through programs, counseling and added curriculum. Contra Costa College HSI STEM Manager and Eq...

Unwavering business professor dies

By Christian Urrutia, Web Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Campus Beat, News

Commitment and dedication are common characteristics of a revered professor.  Stephen Schaefer embodied those traits. Schaefer, a former Contra Costa College business professor, died on Oct. 13. His cause of death has not yet been determined. He was teaching as an adjunct professor up until the...

Crude oil pipeline fuels protests

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under News, Spotlight

In the summer sun of Sept. 3, attack dogs licked human blood from their teeth following the vicious clashes between protesters and private security near the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). At the same time, the American media were lauding President Barack Obama for signing the Paris agreement, an intern...

Chancellor position draws out finalists

Chancellor position draws out finalists

By Reggie Santini, Spotlight Editor
November 5, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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