South Gate campus replacement on hold

By Ivan Cazares  East Los Angeles College’s plans to replace the South Gate Educational Center with a new facility is in limbo according to Evelyn Escatiola, the South Gate campus’ Dean of Academic Affairs. A ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled in February to mark the start of construction was postponed until April, and is now postponed indefinitely. Escatiola said the Los Angeles Community College District has not given a reason as…

April 19, 2017
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Transfer conference encourages student success

By Sergio Barrueta  The South Gate Educational Center presented an inaugural Student Success Conference over the weekend to inform students on the know-how of transferring. Held by the Student Success Committee, the conference also focused on what it takes to become a successful student and how to accomplish educational goals. The conference featured a collection of questions and answers sessions, panels and workshops to inform students on the different services…

April 19, 2017
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Rios elected in South Gate city council

By Ivan Cazares Dean Of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, Alfonso Rios has been an influential member of the East Los Angeles College community for 17 years. He worked as dean of ELAC’s South Gate Educational Center for 16 years and plays a major role in the campus’ development as an advocate for higher education in the Southeast region of Los Angeles. His work at the South Gate campus inspired…

April 12, 2017
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South Gate Center plans to relocate pending environmental report

April 23, 2013

  By JC Casarez   A growing number of students at East Los Angeles College’s South Gate campus has cause ELAC faculty to consider more options to accommodate more classes. The current plan is to transition the campus from its current location on Firestone Boulevard to the property located across the street that occupies the area between Alameda Street and Santa Fe Avenue. The latest development has been the completion…

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South Gate Educational Center dean leads ELAC students by example

  By JC Casarez  Over the years Al Rios has always been in the business of helping others first. Known to many as the Dean of the South Gate Educational Center, Rios also has a background in politics and working for nonprofit organizations throughout the community. Rios, like many of the students he helps now, was once a student at East Los Angeles College. While growing up in Boyle Heights…

February 13, 2013
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Blanco depicts life through music

By Yesenia Martinez Anthony Blanco is a Salvadoran-American rap artist who talks about his life’s struggles in his music. Blanco started writing music at the age of 15. He grew up listening to Hip Hop and he said that he just picked up the art along the way. Blanco attended the South Gate Educational Center, but started dropping his classes to pursue his music career. “I couldn’t even start with the…

December 7, 2011
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