Peralta News: 50th Anniversary Commemoration Day

The Peralta Community College District was founded on July 1, 1964. On July 1, 2014 a special Commemoration Day event was held to mark the golden anniversary of serving the educational needs of the community. Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, Dr. José M. Ortiz gave a warm Peralta welcome to California Community College Chancellor, Dr. Brice W. Harris. Chancellor Harris delivered an inspirational keynote address to all, followed by a heartfelt rendition of ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ sung by Peralta’s very own Rosemary Vazquez.

A time capsule, made by the Laney College Wood Technology students, highlighted the festivities and was installed to memorialize this once-in-a-lifetime milestone. It was a great community turn out to celebrate the Peralta Community College Districts golden anniversary!

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