Student receives $30,000 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

April 16, 2013

  By Mannie Miguel   Fernando Jaime received the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship for $30,000 last week in front of his Calculus class. This is the largest scholarship in the nation for community college students.  Every year, thousands of students apply for this scholarship. Jaime was one of 73 students around the country awarded this year, and the only one from East Los Angeles College.   Transfer Center Director…


English instructor dies of cancer

By Megan Perry Due to the cancer that spread throughout her body, English instructor Genice Everhart died at the young age of 61 on April 16. In her memory, the English department started a scholarship for English as a Second Language students, the Genice Everhart Scholarship. It is a $500 scholarship that the English department awarded on May 10 at the East Los Angeles College Scholarship Foundation Banquet that took place…

May 23, 2012

Hard work earns basketball player scholarship

May 16, 2012

By Dennis Kim Rafael Morelos is witnessing his dreams become a reality thanks to the opportunities given by college and the game of basketball. Born and raised in the city of Baldwin Park, Morelos decided to stay close to his home after high school. He chose to attend East Los Angeles College with the dreams of receiving a basketball scholarship. A natural sportsman, Morelos grew up in a home filled…


Soccer player receives scholarship

By Liliana Marquez Kevin Gomez never expected that soccer would give him another opportunity to start over after receiving a scholarship into Kansas Wesleyan University. Gomez was offered a full scholarship to KWU after finishing two years playing for the Huskies soccer team as a forward. Gomez, 20, was born in Bellflower and lived in Michoacan, Mexico for 13 years. While living in Mexico, he had to work and go to school…

April 18, 2012