Child Development instructor retiring after 40 years

By Steven Adamo Child Development instructor Martha Gayton will join her husband Joseph Gayton in retirement this semester after 40 years at East Los Angeles College. “I gave him two years of his coffee and his donut and now it’s my turn,” said Gayton with a laugh. Joseph became a teacher’s assistant at East Los Angeles College in 1975 and later became a teacher. The couple started dating in 1984,…

May 25, 2017

Business chair retires with 49 years of experience

By Dan Gudino Influence and experience are two things Business Department chairperson, Roderick Lipscomb will walk away with in retirement after 49 years of service at East Los Angeles College. By the end of 2017 semester, Lipscomb and 50 other faculty members will retire and start a new chapter in their lives. “It’s the proper time to hang it up. The main reasons are, of course, family and spending time…

May 24, 2017

Child Development Center sets to sail

By Rebecca Figueroa   After working 35 years at the East Los Angeles College Child Development Center, Director Michael Simone is set to retire on June 30. He will have a retirement party at the Child Development Center next Wednesday to celebrate his years on campus and his years to come. Simone said he plans to fish and sail more after he retires, but has mixed emotions about leaving the job…

May 22, 2013

Professor plans to retire, enjoy Florida

By Freddy Monares Looking forward to the title “retired,” department chair of Automobile Technology Walter Kangas is prepared to live on his lake-front property in Florida after his last day at East Los Angeles College on June 30. Kangas has been with ELAC since Aug. 2001 and says his biggest accomplishment for the college is getting the department certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in 2003. This…

May 9, 2012