ELAC stepping stone to success

East Los Angeles College alumni have gone on to fill in the ranks of many jobs, careers and posts. While ELAC takes pride in serving as an institution that prepares leaders for local leadership, it would not be possible without the student’s willingness and dedication to their education.

November 8, 2021
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Elac, UCLA host event to provide transfer opportunities

By Erica Cortes The UCLA’s Center for the Community College Partnership hosted a social painting and planting party on Wednesday in the multi-purpose room.  They shared food and painting pots while planting small succulents.  The CCCP partnered with UCLA ambassadors to help current students transfer.  The event’s objective was to give information about upcoming events and encourage others to join the community.  Chely Gonzalez, the program’s  coordinator was in charge…

March 2, 2020
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Instructor spreads passion for Latin music

By Alexa Santana Music instructor Robert Chavez Jr. found his passion for music directing while he served as a conductor for the U.S. Army Band for 24 years. He organized the first Latin band for the army because he felt there was a need for it for Latin soldiers and their families. Chavez was sent to other bases to form Latin bands and by the time of his retirement in…

May 15, 2015
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ELAC alum inducted into National Film

By Jesus Figueroa East Los Angeles College alum Efrain Gutierrez used his real-life experiences to inspire his nationally recognized film “Please, Don’t Bury Me Alive” (1976). The film was inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry as the first Latino-directed feature film. The film will be shown at the Vincent Price Art Museum, S1-room 112  on Thursday at noon. Gutierrez will be helping out his son to produce…

April 30, 2015
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Artist returns to ELAC to display retrospective at VPAM

By Liliana Marquez During the summer of 1979 Arthur D. Avila, who was the East Los Angeles College president at the time, ordered the removal of a mural titled, “The Path to Knowledge and the False University” located at the west wall of Ingalls Auditorium. The mural, which upon its completion in 1975 became the largest mural ever painted in East Los Angeles, was created by artist Roberto Chavez. The…

December 11, 2014
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