Laney College

President Gilkerson To Receive Inspiration Award

President Gilkerson To Receive Inspiration Award

Laney College President Gilkerson Honored with Inspiration Award

Laney College President Dr. Tammeil Y. Gilkerson will be recognized and honored with a 2018 Inspiration Award on Dec. 12. The event is sponsored by Oakland Digital and BridgeGood. Inspiration Awards is a heartfelt gala and fundraising celebration honoring three champions bringing about positive change through their passion, dedication, and innovation. President Gilkerson will be honored for her vision and leadership in the category of education. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will be one of the event’s keynote speakers.

Congratulations to President Gilkerson for this well-deserved award!


Oakland Digital is an award-winning 501(c)(3) design studio for good, giving overlooked Creatives the resources to discover and explore meaningful careers (e.g., UX, UI, Visual Design) while improving diverse local economies. Since 2009, Oakland Digital has directly impacted the lives of 5,200 East Bay citizens. Our core programs, Inspire Oakland and Digital Equity, have boosted the local economy by $4.8MM, leading to opportunities for 21st century employment and economic mobility. Our exciting web application BRIDGEGOOD has bridged the design & marketing needs of 1,000 business owners with 4,500 talented creatives, creating tangible opportunity for everyone.