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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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LACC Alumni: Spring 2017 Newsletter!

Read the latest edition of our newsletter and get up to date with recent events and happenings at LACC!    

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The Herb Alpert Foundation is the Philanthropist of the Year for 2016!

For Immediate Release Contact: Robert Schwartz schwarr@lacitycollege.edu/323-953-4011   THE HERB ALPERT FOUNDATION RECEIVES 2016 BERNARD OSHER PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR AWARD Recognizing the Largest Donation Made to a Southern California Community College   LOS ANGELES, CA, November 3, 2016- The Herb Alpert Foundation has been named the 2016 Bernard Osher Philanthropist of the Year award for its extraordinary support to Los Angeles City College (LACC). The award recognizes significant contributions to California community colleges and is selected by the...

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LACC Alum Mark Hamill expressed to the audience how proud he has always been to have LACC in his academic curriculum. “I’ve spoken at Oxford and Cambridge, and I always make a point of name-checking LACC” he said to applause.
LACC Alum Mark Hamill expressed to the audience how proud he has always been to have LACC in his academic curriculum. “I’ve spoken at Oxford and Cambridge, and I always make a point of name-checking LACC” he said to applause.

Celebrating the 2016 LACC Gala!

On October 5th, the LACC Foundation held its 2016 Gala at the Beverly Hilton. We were privileged to celebrate a truly remarkable organization, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for their donation of $2M to the College’s Cinema/Tv Department. We were also thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize Councilman Mitch O’Farrell for his extraordinary support of LACC and the Hollywood community. The evening was hosted by NBC’s Natalie Morales and chaired by Mayor Eric Garcetti and NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt. We thank them, our...

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