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Henry Walton: Hate Cannot Stand in the Face of Truth

“I have been awarded a better life through educational opportunity, and for that I thank LACC and the Los Angeles Community College District.” On Thursday, June 12th Los Angeles City College proudly awarded alumnus and current student, Henry Walton, with an A.A. degree. Henry’s connection with LACC began 56 years ago in 1958, when he decided to take a photography course. From his home in South Central he took the ‘V’ car to get to LACC, which in his...

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Alumni Spotlight: Seeing Beyond! Florence Avognon, California Teacher of the Year in 2012

Los Angeles City College commends Florence Avognon on her 20 years of teaching and inspiring students to see beyond. We are honored to have Florence as part of the LACC alumni community. Alumna Florence Woodard Avognon grew up in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Crenshaw and attended Crenshaw High School. She always knew she wanted to pursue higher education, but also needed to stay close to home to take care of her family. She decided to attend LACC with...

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Alumni Back on Campus!

On May 28th the Alumni Association was very excited to host six LACC alumni who graduated in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Attendees included Film and TV stars Judy Chaikin, Selette Cole Eckstein and Jack Grinnage, Los Angeles historian Marc Wanamaker, and writers Nick Beck, Ben Mintz and Larry Manzo. The afternoon started off with a tour of a campus, which now looks much different from when they graduated. The Chemistry Building, Holmes Hall and the P.E. building were...

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Alumna Rosie Perez, Former Foster Youth, Pens Autobiography

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Like 125 students in LACC’s Guardian Scholars Program, alumna Rosie Perez is a product of the foster care system. Rosie has recently written about her childhood and early career in an autobiography, ‘Handbook for An Unpredictable Life’. In honor of Rosie Perez’ struggle, Foster Care Awareness Month, and the 125 students on campus who are current or former foster youth, please donate to our Guardian Scholars Program. Your support provides them with individualized...

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Herb Alpert Foundation Gives $300,000 to LACC Music Department

The Herb Alpert Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to the Los Angeles City College Foundation to benefit the LACC Music Department. The funds will be used to support students and programs for the 2013-2015 academic years. The grant, from the Foundation created by seven-time, Grammy­‐winning musician and A&M Records co-founder, Herb Alpert, is the largest gift ever bestowed upon LACC’s Music Department and the first to provide support beyond financial aid. This new funding opportunity will support significant...

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