ELAC Student under Dream Act Accomplishes his Goal

By Rene Rauda Single, hard-working father Hector Casas, an East Los Angeles College student under the Dream Act accomplished his goal to transfer for fall. As an undocumented student, his dream is to one day attend Cal-State Long Beach or the University College of Los Angeles. Once he attends to either those, Casas plans to major in history. In the past, he faced hard times not caring about breaking the…

May 16, 2017
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School services aid student success

May 6, 2015

By Cortez Cruz Serrato and Rogelio Alvarez Students often worry about feeling stuck at a junior college, but fail to realize that they have every opportunity to graduate or transfer in a timely manner. Colleges around the country offer multiple resources to help students complete the process of obtaining a degree at an appropriate pace, but most students just refuse to take advantage. East Los Angeles College is no different…

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Counselors ignore students’ goals

By Jesus Figueroa The counselors at East Los Angeles College concentrate on getting students out of community college, but they fail to serve students’ needs toward finding a major or concentrating on a major. Many students come to community college undecided or unsure about their major. As part of the registration process, incoming students are asked to visit with a counselor and develop an educational plan as well as take…

October 29, 2014
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East Los Angeles College degree completion should be priority

By Maegan Ortiz East Los Angeles College needs to do more to ensure a broad variety of students graduate. ELAC needs to offer more individual attention via smaller classes and better counseling and tutoring services to make this possible. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released statistics showing that people who earn a two-year degree leading directly to a job, like through the nursing program, and those who earn academic…

June 3, 2014
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Elans face graduation head on

By Desiree Lopez That feeling of being surrounded by unknown faces but only caring about the ones who are there to see you, and the anticipation of moving the tassel to the left makes all sleepless nights studying worth it. With graduation only a week away, the feeling of excitement can be seen around campus. For most graduates, graduation does not only mean receiving an associate degree but the beginning…

June 1, 2014
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East Los Angeles College president helps start college prep program

By Jade Inglada After months of planning, East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez and partner administrators have launched the “GO East LA: A Pathway for College and Career Success” program. “GO (Great Outcomes) East LA” is an initiative created for students’ long-term success, starting from when they are children until they graduate high school. The purpose is to create more college-ready students. Students that complete the program will be…

June 1, 2014
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