DSPS brings awareness to disabilities

By Jesus Figueroa Activities and information booths centered around disabilities were set up at the walkway between the Swim Stadium and the parking structure of the East Los Angeles College’s main campus by the Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) office last Wednesday for the first Disability Awareness Day. DSPS brought awareness to the many different types of disabilities, which affect a large number of students, all throughout the month…

November 5, 2014

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

Department spreads disabled awareness

By Edgar Lopez Juan Espinoza dreamed of becoming an artist, and because of the Disabled Student Program and Services department the visually impaired student is now living that dream. Espinoza’s success is not an isolated story. Wheelchair user Roger Hernandez always wanted to be a photographer and today, he owns his own studio blocks away from East Los Angeles College. In order to spread the word and in observance of…

November 16, 2011