Counselor to dedicate more time at ELAC after retirement

By Eddie Mike Garcia Vocational counselor with the California Department of Rehabilitation in El Monte, Robert Michael Barrios, has assisted East Los Angeles College students with disabilities with financial aid. Barrios has helped individuals with disabilities for 14 years through the DOR and has focused the last four years helping students enrolled in ELAC’s Disabilities, Support Programs and Services (DSPS) office. Barrio’s efforts and hard work have enabled ELAC students…

November 15, 2017

ELAC memorializes counselor

By Megan G. Razzetti A scholarship will celebrate the legacy of former counselor Lydia Rudametkin who died Jan. 18. The Ms. Lydia Rudametkin Memorial Scholarship is designed to help students who have struggled through domestic and emotional abuse. Rudametkin was an advocate for students when she worked at East Los Angeles College in a variety of counselor departments over the course of her 37 year-long career. Rudametkin worked a variety of…

March 2, 2016

ELAC alumnus, disability counselor Ron Aguilar dies at 51

by Jade Inglada East Los Angeles College alumnus and disability counselor Ronald “Ron” Aguilar died April 22. After years of struggling with his health, he died from liver and kidney failure caused by Hepatitis C at the age of 51. Yet, his passion to learn and help others will be remembered. Aguilar was born on Oct. 13, 1962, and grew up in East L.A. as one of six children. He…

May 7, 2014

Elans should be ready for class registration

By Thy Lam Being prepared for class registration always helps students get their needed classes before they are all filled up. Because classes are being cut every semester and filled quickly, students need to review educational plans carefully before registering. Reviewing educational plans is a good way for students to know which classes they need for their specific major or for future transfer. Some classes require prerequisites and corequisites, and students…

November 9, 2011