Archive for the ‘Alumni News’ Category

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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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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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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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LACC’s Collegian Times Magazine Is A Pacemaker Finalist

Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 2016 – Los Angeles City College’s Collegian Times magazine is a Pacemaker finalist. The Pacemaker awards have been part of the collegiate publishing landscape since 1923. This is a national competition and judging standards have always been stringent making this award of special importance to student journalists. Winners will be announced at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. in October. Pacemaker designates categories for each type of publication –...

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LACC Alumni: Fall 2016 Newsletter

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

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LACC Alumnus Becomes Fulbright Scholar!

In August, former LACC student Jwyanza Hobson will be teaching English in rural Vietnam – as a Fulbright Scholar. You’ll never speak to a more modest, genuine person. He’s not your average college student, perhaps not your average Fulbright Scholar. A full-time student in his 40s, Jwyanza is earning an education because “that’s something nobody can take away – your character, wisdom and knowledge”. He’s grateful for every opportunity and he credits much of his success to the Los...

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LACC Campus Gets a Makeover

On November 4, light pole banners went up around campus featuring the faces of distinguished alumni and students.  The banners also revealed LACC’s redesigned logo and new slogan, “The City’s College.” The banners were a result of the hard work of LACC Foundation Development Director Leigh Stenberg and Executive Director Robert Schwartz, who contacted notable alumni to invite them to participate in the banner marketing campaign.  Forty two distinguished alumni agreed to participate including actors Mark Hamill and Morgan Freeman, composer John...

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