Nursing professor receives award

April 25, 2018

By Cristal Gomez Alumna, now professor, Brenda Chan received the Hayward Award from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in Sacramento. The Hayward Award is awarded to an outstanding community college faculty members who have an excellent record in both teaching and demonstrating a commitment to their students, college and profession. Chan, who is one of the nursing professors on campus received her Associates Degree of Science in Nursing…

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Club offers religious connection for like-minded students

By Joshua Inglada Mind Above Ministries is a club on campus that promotes the message of faith from God. The club is affiliated with the City of Angels International Christian Church. “When we meet up, we usually have our Bible discussions. Sometimes we sit around and play some games, like board games,” club president Jorge Alberto Jr. said, “It helps people get to know each other and get more comfortable.”…

April 25, 2018
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Political awareness club champions social justice

April 25, 2018

By Frank Portillo The East Los Angeles College Students for Political Awareness club aims to promote political literacy for students. Vice president of the club Golden Sheard said that the clubs presence on campus is important in order to try to “demystify” what people’s perceptions of politics are. She said that trying to have conversations with different people about current politics outside of school, usually results in the other person…

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ELAC athletic trainer earns Doctorate

April 25, 2018

By Susan Lorenzana East Los Angeles College athletic trainer Diane Stankevitz earned her Doctorate degree in athletic training from the University of Idaho, last year. Stankevitz received her Bachelor’s Degree in physiological science from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Master’s Degree in kinesiology from California State University, Long Beach. Stankevitz said that she could not pass the opportunity to receive her doctorate in two years. She went…

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Pathway to Law School program assists students with partnerships

April 18, 2018

By Julio Sanchez The Pathway to Law School program intends to guide and assist students in achieving experience and perspective on what it’s like to have a legal career. It is an official transfer program, which means that when students transfer out of East Los Angeles College, they receive a certificate and a purple sash during the commencement ceremony. They are meant to symbolize that the completion of certain requirements…

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Former university student now heads ASU

April 18, 2018

By Kevin Camargo After serving as a senator, secretary and vice president for the Associated Students Union, Monique Allyson Hernandez is now the President. She found East Los Angeles College as her home, after having trouble finding one. Hernandez attended Mount Saint Mary’s University in the 2014 Spring semester after graduating from Whittier High School. After having financial issues, Hernandez decided to leave MSMU to attend ELAC. “I was going…

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Art Department students make exhibit

March 27, 2018

By Giselle Palomera Art Department students are being featured in the Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial exhibit at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona. Chinyi “Peggy” Tai, Zengo Yoshida and Gabriella Padilla, have had their art chosen by a juror to be part of the exhibit. The exhibit features students and 77 other artists from around the world to display their ceramic art. Tai submitted a ceramic art piece titled,…

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Theater alumnus gets big break

March 27, 2018

By Frank Portillo Alumnus Peter Mendoza journeyed from student actor to playing the lead in “Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue” at the Kirk Douglas theater in Los Angeles. In a Los Angeles Times review of the play from theater critic Charles McNulty, Mendoza was said to “raise the emotional stakes for the audience as the young Marine descends into hell.” The actor, however, didn’t end up in his position easily. He…

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Army veteran and student finds career as ghostwriter

March 8, 2018

By Cristal Gomez Army veteran and  student Damien Winter is a ghostwriter for the “Warhammer” book series by Games Workshop. Ghostwriting is when an individual writes for a person or a company anonymously. Winter was deployed in Afghanistan from 2012 to 2013. During his time in the army, he was part of the first Platoon. To escape what he saw in Afghanistan, Winter began to write down his emotions. He…

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Formerly undocumented Irishman uses past experiences for new job

By Cristal Gomez After teaching on campus for 20 years, native Irishman James Kenny plans on raising transfer rates and creating a safe environment for all students as the new Dean of Language Arts. Before James Kenny became a dean, he was a student at East Los Angeles College where he obtained his Associates Degree in English graduating as Summa Cum Laude. During his time at ELAC, he conducted social…

March 8, 2018
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