Educational Tour: Business and Culture in Japan

Associate Faculty member in the Business Administration Department at West Valley College and faculty member in the Business and Marketing Department at Las Positas College, Patricia Stokke, is coordinating an educational trip–Business and Culture–in Japan at the end of this coming May. The 10 day trip, arranged with EF Tours, is open to students and […]

Three Students Receive Global Citizenship Scholarships

Following a tradition started in 2005 when the WVC Global Citizenship Committee first convened, this fall 2016 semester three students were awarded scholarships to help them meet their educational needs. Funds for these scholarships are usually donated and/or procured by faculty members of the WVC Global Citizenship Committee and are awarded on both the basis […]

President of WVC Comments on College being a Sanctuary

At the beginning of the spring 2017 semester, a few days after the United States’ newly elected president, Donald Trump, signed an executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, and thus wrecking havoc in people’s lives, and prompting massive spontaneous protests across the country, the president of West Valley College affirmed that the college remains […]


DACA: Resolution

On Tuesday 17 January 2017 the Board of Governors unanimously approved a resolution supporting the continuation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and addressing other issues related to the immigration policies that the new Trump administration may pursue. Following is the full text of the resolution. Resolution of the Board of Governors California Community […]


Post-presidential Election Letter from the WVC GC Chair to the WVC Community

Colleagues: Tuesday night’s election result was stunning for many of us. Collectively and individually, the Global Citizenship Committee is still thinking about what this means for our communities, our students, our country, ourselves and, of course, for our children. My biggest takeaway is that our work as educators in the Community College matters even more today […]

GC Alliance Fellows Present at All-College Day

Every fall and spring semester, faculty, administrators, and staff members meet on a designated day, All-College Day, to catch up on news about the college and state and federal factors and events about education, and to participate in professional development activities. One of those activities included Dr. Janis Kea (who teaches Economics), Ms. Renee Paquier […]