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Oakland, CA—October 14, 2016

Forging ties with the East Oakland community and nurturing enthusiasm for higher education, Mills College hosted over 180 elementary school students Thursday, October 14 for a day of sports and fun on campus.

Yalitza Ferreras
Oakland, CA—October 10, 2016

A Mills College alumna has landed her first published short story in The Best American Short Stories 2016, published this month and edited by Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz.

Maira Perez Velazquez
Oakland, CA—October 6, 2016

Exercising her passion for community action, a Mills College public policy student is joining forces with famed California labor leader Dolores Huerta in a Central Valley voter registration drive this month.

Stephanie Shaffer Vineetha Mummadi
Oakland, CA—September 29, 2016

Two Mills College MBA students were honored with $10,000 scholarships from the Financial Women of San Francisco during a luncheon earlier this month.

Oakland Magazine cover
Oakland, CA—September 2, 2016

Mills College was featured recently in an Oakland Magazine article for parents and students titled "Paying for College? Five Steps to Remember."

Melissa Berkay
Oakland, CA—August 18, 2016

The Mercury News reported today, that Melissa Berkay, a 25 year-old junior at Mills College set a world record for crossing the Catalina Channel. She also became the first American swimmer to ever cross the 20.2 mile Channel while swimming in the butterfly stroke only.

The Campanil
Oakland, CA—August 1, 2016

Forum host Dave Iverson speaks with Historian Karen McNeill and Architect and Attorney Julia Donoho about the work of Architect Julia Morgan's legacy in the Bay Area, including her groundbreaking work designing El Campanil, a 72-foot, Mission-style clock tower at Mills College.

Oakland, CA—July 26, 2016

Mills College received a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Education to motivate and prepare low-income Oakland high school students for college.

Melissa Berkay Mills Swimmer
Oakland, CA—July 22, 2016

Melissa Berkay, the Mills College swimmer who made school history when she qualified for the NCAA Division III national championships in March, was named recently to the Scholar All-America Team for her academic and athletic achievements.

Connie Wun and Je'Nen Chastain
Oakland, CA—July 20, 2016

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded funding to two Mills College women for the 2016-17 academic year.