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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’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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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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Collegian Journalist Wins National Award

Melissa Breccia is a journalism student at LACC who has already left her mark in just two years. Attending a creative and performing arts high school, Melissa developed an interest in the arts at a young age.  Melissa came to Los Angeles from Philadelphia at the age of 19, leaving behind all of her friends and family back home.  Although difficult, Melissa knew that she had to make the move to Los Angeles in order to break into the entertainment industry.  Luckily...

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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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LACC Welcomes the 2015 President’s Scholars

LACC Foundation accepted 13 exemplary students into the Presidents Scholars Program for the 2015-2016 year.  The President’s Scholar Award provides outstanding graduating high school students full support for tuition, books, and supplies in order to graduate and/or transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition to the scholarship, each President’s Scholar receives a notebook tablet, campus orientation, free parking, free admission to cultural events, membership in the Ralph Bunche Honors program, and an invitation to an annual reception with the...

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