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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.

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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Dr. Jill Biden Kicks Off #LAPromise at LACC

The White House Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release September 14, 2016 Remarks of Dr. Jill Biden at Los Angeles City College as Prepared for Delivery Los Angeles, California Good morning, Los Angeles!  Thank you for welcoming me with such warmth and enthusiasm! A few minutes ago you heard two incredible women speak.  Two women with very different stories, but one unifying theme: the opportunity — paramount above all else — to receive an education.  Education is...

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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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Herb Alpert Donates $10.1-million to Music Department

The Herb Alpert Foundation’s $10.1 Million Gift To Los Angeles City College Provides All Music Majors With a Free Education. The largest private gift to a community college in Southern California   (LOS ANGELES) Los Angeles City College Foundation has received a $10.1 million gift from The Herb Alpert Foundation, creating an endowment that forever transforms the music department and the lives of the talented students who study music at Los Angeles City College (LACC). The gift is the...

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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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Light Pole Banner Series: Ale Eckleberry

Ale always had an interest for the arts; she just wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do until she started taking classes at LACC. Ale grew up in Los Angeles, not far from LACC, with her parents and two brothers.  Her dad, an architect, and her mom, a painter, sparked her artistic side and encouraged her to do well in school, which led her to skip a grade level and graduate from high school when she was 16....

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Lacc Theater Academy Participates in National Competition

This February, 26 Theatre Academy students went to Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in this year’s Kennedy Center / American College Theatre Festival.  For many of these students, it was their first time being on airplane or their first time being outside of the state. An Invitational Scene from our Theatre Academy production of The Glory of Living, directed by faculty member Tony Maggio,  was performed by students James Jenkins and Ashley Weiss 17 student Irene Ryan Acting nominees participated along with their 8...

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Light Pole Banner Series: Rose Rumyan

Rose Rumyan was born a few blocks away from LACC at Kaiser Hospital in East Hollywood.  Both of her parents went to college in Armenia for the sciences and her grandfather was a professor of engineering who starting teaching her calculus at the age of three.  From a young age, Rose developed an interest in math and science. Being a competitive student in high school, Rose wanted to attend UC Riverside after graduating high school but decided to attend...

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