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First Lady of Los Angeles at LACC

  On May 17 2017, the John Burton Advocates For Youth (JBAY) Graduation Celebration was held at LACC to acknowledge and celebrate current and former youth who have earned an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, or have completed a certificate program during the 2016-17 school year. In light of her personal experiences with foster care, the First Lady of Los Angeles Amy Wakefield was invited to be a guest speaker.

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LACC to Hollywood: Director Tamra Davis

LACC alumna Tamra Davis visited the campus and reunited with her previous professors, Dr. Thomas Stemple and Vaughn Obern. Together, they offered great advice to our current Cinema/TV students about film making and how LACC’s film school helped her succeed as a female director.

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Artist Talk: Kerry James Marshall

  Kerry James Marshall is back at his alma mater!  On March 29th. the remarkable painter held an “Artist Talk”  inside the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall– a memorable moment at Los Angeles City College. “I came to LACC to do my two years of study partly because it was a legendary place….Some of the best teachers in the world taught me at LACC…really consolidated what it meant to make things, be productive and to be knowledgeable of...

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Alumni Spotlight: Justice Vaino Hassan Spencer

  Justice Vaino Hassan Spencer earned her AA degree from LACC in 1949 and graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in 1952. In 1980, she was the first African American woman appointed to a judgeship in California and became a fierce champion of more opportunities for women and people of color in the workforce. Spencer was a trailblazer at a time when women and people of color made few inroads at the highest levels of the legal profession...

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Rosalyn S. Heyman

Former Assistant Superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Dr. Rosalyn S. Heyman began her inspiring life-long journey at Los Angeles City College (LACC) and became the innovative, educational administrator and philanthropist she is today. At LACC, it was sheer luck  that brought her to Professor Bellford Cruz’s Economics class. Cruz quickly noticed her potential from grading her essay exams and this encouraged her to apply to UCLA. Continuing her college education after LACC was not part...

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