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Meet ASFC President Ramiel Petros

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Updated: March 09, 2017

For ASFC president Ramiel Petros, Foothill is part of a family tradition. The college is just a short drive from his Los Altos home. His two older sisters also attended the college. One graduated from UC Berkeley, and the other is currently at UCLA.

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Umoja students bond outside the classroom

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Updated: March 09, 2017

This fall, Foothill launched Umoja Community, dedicated to supporting first-year African American students through a more concerted focus on black culture, history and community. About 60 students participated during the first quarter of classes. Instructors Sam White and Kimberly Escamill taught the first round of English classes, and the goal is for students to complete English 1A or 1B by spring 2017. But the program offers much more than communal classes.

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Finding our way to Courageous Conversations about Race

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Updated: March 09, 2017

In July, new Foothill College President Thuy Nguyen, Classified Staff Senate President Erin Ortiz, and Academic Senate President Carolyn Holcroft invited members of the campus community to a gathering to a talk about the recent police events across the country, the almost unimaginable violence that occurred in Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and Dallas during the week prior.

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