Academics

Student Newspaper Brings Home Impressive Award Haul

CCC’s student-run newspaper just keeps racking up the awards! Last month, The Advocate Editorial Board attended the College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press (CMA/ACP) National College Media Convention in Dallas, Texas, where they won a prestigious National Newspaper Pacemaker Award (for the 16th time,) and were named...

State Honors Warehouse Program for Raising Student Income

For the first time today, California acknowledged Strong Workforce Stars–career education programs that have helped students significantly improve their quality of life. And one of them is right here at CCC! Forklift, Logistics, Operations and Warehouse (or FLOW, as we like to call it,) was recognized for...

Lavonn Ambeau Changed Her Life at CCC

Lavonn was a stay-at-home mom. Her twins were born prematurely and their medical problems required special care. “I was on welfare,” she remembers, “living in the projects. I knew I wanted more for my kids. They couldn’t even go outside to play. But I knew nobody...

Trixy Arambulo Found Her Calling at CCC

Trixy Arambulo wasn’t sure what she wanted to do when she first came to Contra Costa College. She’d been studying kinesiology at San Jose State University, but decided it wasn’t for her and moved back home to San Pablo. Inspired by friends who struggled with addiction...

CCC Helps Healthcare Pro Better Connect with His Clients

Michael Sarvi already had a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and was well on his way to medical school when he decided to come to CCC. He was working as a Reproductive Health Specialist at Planned Parenthood and felt he wasn’t connecting with patients as well...

Drama Professor Takes One-Man Show to Dublin

This May, CCC Dramatic Arts Department Chair Carlos-Manuel Chavarria took his show “Joto: Confessions of a Mexican Outcast” to the largest gay theater festival in the world! Chavarria performed “Joto” at CCC’s Knox Center last year, where it was met with a rave review from The Advocate. Organizers...