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From LACC to Nashville, Tennessee

Marian Montano graduated from John Marshall High School in 2014 with hopes of transferring to a four-year university. Even with a GPA of 3.96 and a great SAT score, she did not receive acceptance into the four universities she applied to. She believes that it was a result of bad advice on filling out her applications and personal statements. After receiving the hard news, she turned her attention towards LACC. She applied to LACC’s President’s Scholars Program, an elite...

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Student Finds His True Calling as a Doctor Through LACC Rad Tech Program

Avetis Boyadzhyan, known to his friends and family as Avo, was born in Los Angeles and attended Herbert Hoover High School. He was an excellent student, earning above a 3.8 GPA, and a star athlete. In fact, he was recruited by Boston College to try out for their hockey team. However, since Avo’s parents were not able to attend college in their native Armenia, they wanted Avo to focus on his studies instead of playing sports. Avo initially disagreed...

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2015 LACC Foundation Scholarship & Award Ceremony

On Tuesday May 12, 2015, Los Angeles City College Foundation awarded scholarships to 291 students, totaling over $173,000 dollars. LACC Foundation scholarships are made possible by our generous and devoted emeriti, alumni, and community partners. Since 1999, the Foundation has awarded over $2.9 million in scholarships to LACC students. Congratulations to all 2015 recipients!

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2015-01-29 Gerardo Hernandez

Homemade Microphone Prods Student to Enter College

In January, Electronics Engineering student Gerardo Hernandez attended the AT&T Hack-a-Thon in Las Vegas and walked away with a First Place award and some big prizes – Alumni Director Leigh Stenberg recently sat down with him to discuss his winnings and hear his LACC story. When Gerardo Hernandez graduated high school, he was, in his own words, “going nowhere”. Bouncing between service jobs at places like Papa John’s and Starbucks, Gerardo, born and raised in Silver Lake by his...

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LACC Latina Twins Take Top Prize at AT&T Hack-a-thon

Twins America and Penelope Lopez are first-generation Latina students majoring in computer science. America is a full-time student at LACC and Penelope is currently takes classes at LACC and California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). Recently, the twins were accepted into the renowned Silicon Valley accelerator program, Women’s Startup Lab, that begins on February 23. The two-week program accepts only 20 females from a highly competitive applicant pool; the Lab’s mission is to bring together women entrepreneurs from across...

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LACC Wins National Math Competition

Every year LACC’s math club students participate in a two-round mathematics competition sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AATYC). The competition was founded in 1970 and today includes over 200 colleges in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda with over 12,000 competitors. In the last decade the LACC team, helmed by their fearless leader, Professor Anatoliy Nikolaychuk, has landed in 1st place five times, most recently in 2014. Not only did the 2014 team earn...

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2014-09-29 Roberto Tejada

Aspiring Astrophysicist Discovered Working at Taco Bell

This fall, LACC Foundation awarded Roberto Tejada of Inglewood, CA one of its highly competitive President Scholar awards. Earning the designation of President’s Scholar is the highest honor that incoming high school graduates can achieve upon entering Los Angeles City College as freshmen. The President’s Scholar award provides outstanding graduating high school students who commit to attend LACC for two years with full support for tuition, books and supplies, in order to graduate and/or transfer to a four-year college...

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Allow Yourself to be a Wildfire!

“I believe that there is a fire that is burning deep down in the depths of our souls that reminds us each and every day that we were meant to do better. Let that fire continue to run wild. Let it run wild all the way down to your spirit and allow yourself to be a wildfire.” – Henry Brown ‘14 LACC Student Speaker Henry Brown 2014 from LACC Foundation on Vimeo.

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Congratulations to the Next Generation of Nurses

June 2014 marked the ten-year anniversary of the Los Angeles City College Registered Nursing Program. In all, 16 cohorts of students have graduated — adding 423 registered nurses to the health care community! In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, the program has created A Nurse’s Mission, its first alumni-to-student scholarship program with funds donated from Frances Rice-Farrand, LACC educator, and Camille Diaz, 2004 Class President. Nursing professionals make a difference in the lives of patients every day. Now you...

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LACC Mathematics Club Wins National Championship

Los Angeles City College’s Mathematics Club has won this year’s National Championship in the annual American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges’ (AMATYC) mathematics competition. About 200 colleges across the country participated, including the majority here in Southern California. The AMATYC is a two-part competition — one test in November and one in March — referred to as Round I and Round II. Each competitor’s scores are added for the annual competition. In each Round of the competition, the...

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