FAFSA aids transfer student success through grants and scholarships

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College financial aid office hosted Financial Aid Transfer Workshop for students planning to transfer or will be this upcoming school year. Twice a year, the financial aid office brings a representative from the California State University of Los Angeles and University of California Los Angeles to explain how financial aid works at both institutions. Daniel Mejia and Jonathan Choy from CSULA gave a presentation…

May 23, 2018
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Lack of guidance makes graduation feel nonexistant

May 23, 2018

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College students have not received first notice regarding graduation petitions regarding eligibility for graduation. The end of the spring semester is what every student looks forward to especially if it is their last semester at ELAC. For some students, this means it is their turn to transfer and begin a new journey at a four-year university. Zuvanny Macias, who is a communication major, will…

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LMU transfer student to receive huge payday

May 9, 2018

By Cristal Gomez  First-generation college student Lizabeth Garcia received the Phyllis Grace Mozillo scholarship to attend Loyola Marymount University.   Originally, Garcia received $20,000 in financial aid funds to help with the $30,000 tuition costs but she received $61,960 through the scholarship.     She is a sociology student and is currently in her second year at East Los Angeles College.  She visited LMU for the first time during a…

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Guard signed by Central Florida

By Cristal Gomez Shooting-guard Frank Bertz signed to the University of Central Florida for the upcoming season.  Bertz was named to the first-team all-conference lineup for the South Coast-North division this season.  He has played the sport since he was five years old, starting in a peewee league and worked on his skills all the way to where he is now. “My coach at Sultana High School prepared me for…

May 9, 2018
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New dance concert playing soon

May 2, 2018

By Cristal Gomez East Los Angeles College Let’s Dance Company will present the 13th Repertoire Dance Concert on May 18 at 7p.m. This year the Repertoire Dance Concert will have various performances such as jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and modern dance. The performance will be directed by Kimberly Rabins. Each piece will have a different cast. “There will be 18 dancers from the Let’s Dance Company who will be performing 12…

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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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Open house focuses on workforce and transfer

By Cristal Gomez The Business Administration Department Open House will focus on then California Strong Workforce and panels on transfer experiences from previous students and professionals within fields of business. The Second Annual Business Administration Department Open House will be on April 26 at F5 201 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the open house there will be a discussion about  The California Strong Workforce, a program  which helps…

April 18, 2018
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Adelante FYE to host Pride Week next week

By Cristal Gomez Adelante First Year Experience Program will host Pride Week on April 23 to April 26. This will be the first Pride Week not only in East Los Angeles College, but in the entire Los Angeles Community College District. The event will feature various campus-wide events to bring awareness of the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the week there will be keynote speakers for each event. Some keynote speakers include…

April 18, 2018
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Latin American Animation Day pays homage to legend

April 11, 2018

By Cristal Gomez Latin American Animation Day showcased short films from Mexico, Chile and Brazil, including “Inner Workings,” a Disney short film directed by Brazil-born Leo Matsuda. As a tribute to the late Bill Melendez, there was a section showing his various works for Disney, Warner Brothers and Charles Schulz. Tom Sito, a friend to Melendez, spoke about the various projects and styles Melendez typically did for his assignments. Sito…

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Animation Day showcase Latin American films

By Cristal Gomez Latin American Animation Day showcased short films from Mexico, Chile and Brazil including “Inner Workings” a Disney short film directed by Brazil-born Leo Matsuda. As a tribute to the late Bill Melendez during the event, there was a section showing the various works that Melendez had done during his time working for Disney, Warner Brothers and Charles Schulz. Tom Sito, who was a friend to Melendez,  spoke…

April 4, 2018
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