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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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Distinguished Alumni Event

On December 8, LACC Foundation hosted a special reception honoring some of our many talented and distinguished alumni who participated in LACC’s light pole banner marketing project.  The evening began with campus tours for alumni and their families to view their light pole banners.  Following the tours, guests made their way back to the Student Union for hors d’oeuvres and drinks.  A live jazz band made up of students from the music department played throughout the night. The event was well-attended with over 100 guests and alumni including former Los...

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Mark Hamill Brings the Force to LACC

On Sunday, December 6, Los Angeles City College alumnus Mark Hamill returned to his alma mater to meet with current Theatre Academy Students, followed by a Q&A session with fans, moderated by emeritus Al Rossi in the Camino Theatre.  Hamill attended LACC for four semesters plus a summer session in the early 1970s.  During the Q&A, Hamill discussed his time at LACC and told stories from his acting and voice over career.  He described his audition for Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, during which he...

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Student Finds Her Place Through Poetry and Persuasion

Eva Reyes (pictured above, center) grew up in South Los Angeles with her “loud Afro-Latino family.”  In high school, Eva tutored at-risk middle school students and taught dance classes.  This helped her stay out of trouble and led her to work with youth and family services, specifically gang intervention. After graduating high school, Eva started taking classes at South West College and attended many other colleges in the area before finding her home at LACC. After struggling with her classes in...

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LACC Celebrates Veteran’s Day

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Los Angeles City College held their first annual ‘Veterans Have Talent’ in honor of Veteran’s Day. Before the talent portion of the event kicked off, Blas Villalobo, Veterans Advisory Commissioner at Los Angeles County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and LACC’s Congressman Adam Schiff said a few words to the more than 200 veterans in attendance. LACC has the largest number of veterans within the Los Angeles Community College District, over 500, and was rated...

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My LACC Story: Finding the Right Corporate Ladder to Climb

By Ryan Koncar After 10 years pursuing a retail sales and management career, I made the decision to return to school full time and finish what I started so long ago—earning a Bachelor’s degree. The best way to describe how I felt at the time is like this: I was climbing the figurative corporate ladder only to find out halfway up that it was leaning against the wrong building. Even though I was heading down a decent path, it...

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