Archive for the ‘If Not For LACC’ Category

Jwyanza Hobson

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: 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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Wildlife at LACC: A Student’s Lens

About the Photographer: While most students come to college to get an education, Gegham Khekoyan has come from Armenia to LACC to give the campus the gift of his art.  In Armenia, he was a renowned designer of books, magazines, and newspapers.  As a student here since 2011, he has helped the Collegian newspaper win national acclaim and awards.  For the past three years, he has taken on the monumenta individual voluntary task of honoring and preserving the life...

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L-R: Alumnus Shamey Cramer; Brian Boyarsky; Peter Stock, MD, President of the American Society for Transplant Surgeons; Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA); President Obama (seated); Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA); Peter Solomon, President American Society of Transplantation; and Chris Collins, Director of Public Policy, AmFaR

Alumnus Shamey Cramer, President Obama and the HOPE Act

By Shamey Cramer If not for LACC, President Obama wouldn’t have invited me to the Oval Office. In 1984 I began taking classes at LA City College in hopes of getting my Associate Arts degree and transferring to a four-year school for a degree in Film and Television. One year later, I was informed I only had six months to three years to live because I was HIV-positive. I dropped out of school and returned to Chicago to be...

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LACC 2014 Commencement (13 of 20)

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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2014-05-27 John Niroula Math Recognition

Student Sets LA City College Transfer Record

LOS ANGELES – John Niroula, LA City College student and one of five initial recipients of LACC Foundation’s President’s Scholar Award, is the first currently enrolled full-time student in LACC’s history to be accepted as a transfer student to California Institute of Technology. Based upon his extraordinary academic success, John has also been accepted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University. The President’s Scholar Award provides full support to outstanding graduating high school students who commit to attend...

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Rayvonn Anthony Lee — If not for Los Angeles City College…

MY STORY My mom and dad were both heavily into drugs. After their divorce, I was removed from my mother’s care. I dropped out of high school but eventually earned my GED. I knew that I wanted to do something in music, but didn’t know where to start. That’s when I found my saving grace, the Los Angeles City College Guardian Scholars program. The LACC Guardian Scholars program provided me with a safe environment to do my homework and...

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