Construction progress faces delays

By Ivan Cazares  East Los Angeles College has several construction projects in progress and it has faced multiple obstacles that have delayed those projects. ELAC President Marvin Martinez said the construction of the Student Success and Retention Center and the Campus Student Center will be completed before the end of the year. Both buildings were scheduled to be completed in February, according to a project summary published by JACOBS Project…

October 28, 2015
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New program aids Montebello students with transfer process

By Jonathan Gomez The Career Pathways Program will give students from K-12 in the Montebello School District a better chance to succeed and transfer out of community colleges faster. This program helps students in Montebello by preparing them for life after high school or just out of community college. It will provide students with a list of classes they could take depending on their major. This way students don’t have…

December 4, 2014
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Foundation awards Elans scholarships

By Russell J. Zazueta East Los Angeles College’s scholarship recipients received $500 for their hard academic work on Nov. 13, thanks to the diligent fundraising efforts of the East Los Angeles College Foundation’s staff and Board of Directors. ELAC President Marvin Martinez opened the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment Scholarships Ceremony (CCCSE), held in the S2 building Recital Hall, with an honorary speech dedicated to more than 120 scholarship recipients….

November 20, 2014
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New grant brings schools together

By Ayana Arroyo East Los Angeles College and Montebello Unified School District celebrated a  $6 million grant for the success of the California Statewide Career Pathways program last Thursday. The program was created to help guide K-12 students through the process of achieving their educational goals and also making it easier for them. On average, a student at ELAC stays three to five years before they are able to transfer….

November 19, 2014
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ELAC honors veterans over three days, three events

By Damien Guzman East Los Angeles College honored veterans Nov. 12 thru Nov.14 with a Veterans Day celebration that highlighted veterans’ military stories. The event was hosted by the ELAC Veterans Resource Center and Veterans of ELAC (VELAC) and included a flag raising ceremony. Veterans and staff members met at the S2 Recital Hall with guest speakers, including ELAC President Marvin Martinez, California State Senator Ed Hernandez and a few…

November 19, 2014
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East Los Angeles College website to receive upgrade

By Jade Inglada and Maria Isidoro The Information Technology Department is working on an updated version of the East Los Angeles College website and plans to launch it winter 2015. The website will have an upgraded design and be compatible with mobile devices, a feature that the current one lacks. IT manager Gonzalo Mendoza said that the purpose of the website update is to create a mobile-friendly platform for students’…

September 24, 2014
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Executive Latino Leadership Association honors District Chancellor

By Cynthia Laguna Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., was honored at East Los Angeles College last Thursday. The awards ceremony marked the second annual awards reception that the Executive Latino Leadership Association (ELLA) has held in order to officially recognize the roles of important Latino leaders as well as the diversity of their members. ELAC President Marvin Martinez shared his excitement for the new honorees…

September 17, 2014
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Construction at East Los Angeles College undergoes important changes

By Maria Isidoro Construction at East Los Angeles College is undergoing major changes with the addition of three new buildings. ELAC President Marvin Martinez said that two of the buildings will be available for use fall 2015. The Student Success and Retention Center at the center of the campus, will stand at five stories and contain about 130,000 square feet. “When this building is completed, it will be the largest…

September 17, 2014
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Budget forum strives for ELAC’s revitalization

By Russell Zazueta East Los Angeles College President, Marvin Martinez, wants more students to transfer and is setting a 5 percent growth plan to make East Los Angeles College the No. 1 transfer school in the district. He said financial commitment to ELAC’s transfer program is vital to its reorganization and success. “We’re behind, (in transfer applicants) but not too far behind. How do we need to reorganize? What sort…

June 3, 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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