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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Volunteering helps earn acceptance

By Brenda Diaz Acceptance to a four-year university is harder now than it has ever been. One very important factor of acceptance to a university is getting involved in extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities are important to admissions officers because they give students an opportunity to showcase their personalities, uniqueness and how they spend their time off campus. Volunteering is one of the easiest ways of improving your chances of being…

May 7, 2014
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Students face struggles after graduation

By Diego Olivares Students graduating from East Los Angeles College will face strong challenges in the future. Students attending community college, look forward to completing school and moving on and ELAC has allowed students many chances at improving their education. This ranges from getting  an AA or AS degree or to transfer to a four-year university. The graduation ceremony students attend is a connection between community college and their future…

March 13, 2014
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Transfer program to pave pathways to universities

By Erik Machuca East Los Angeles College students will soon have greater access to degrees and guaranteed admission into California State Universities due to progress by academic senates on the Associates Degree for Transfer program. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (SB 1440), signed in 2010, created a partnership between California community colleges and California State University schools to make it easier for students to transfer between the two systems…

May 22, 2013
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College fair to help Elans transfer

By Rodolfo Trujillo   Elans looking to transfer will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from over 20 colleges and universities next Tuesday during the Spring College Fair. The fair will take place on the walkway between the P3 parking structure and the swim stadium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The majority of the colleges represented will be from the California State system, including Los Angeles, Long Beach,…

March 13, 2013
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