Elac student steps up to fight campus hunger

By Juan Calvillo  Though East Los Angeles College’s administration takes steps to tackle food insecurity on campus, Monika Rueda, a current ELAC student, is compelled to do her part. She distributes food to students in need across from the Helen Miller Library every other Tuesday. She spoke with Cecilia Cruz, coordinator for the student Health Center, and asked what was the most immediate course of action she could take. “She…

March 2, 2020

Veteran event reveals needed resources

The Veterans Resource Center brought county services to inform veterans of the benefits of being a part of the armed forces. Various universities also attended the event to highlight the details of transferring to four-year schools and the options veterans have in doing so.

September 16, 2019

Veterans’ art sheds light on past

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College student veterans shared their military experience through artwork at the Veterans Art Exhibit opening reception in the Helen Miller Bailey Library foyer on Monday. Upon entering the library, the exhibit displays photographs taken by student veterans, with flags from the United States Armed Forces hanging from the balcony of the second floor. In the enclosed cabinet display are ceramic pieces, military uniforms, badges, a…

November 15, 2017

Training gives Elans insight into veteran struggles

By Noe Ortega Guest speakers Marshall Thomas and David Joseph introduced a Welcome Home training program to educate faculty, staff and students about veteran issues on campus. Both speakers presented videos consisting of house raids, soldiers coming home to their loved ones and soldiers in gun battles. The event was hosted by the Veterans Resource Center to help people who haven’t served in the military gain an understanding of what…

November 1, 2017

Veterans dissatisfied with new location

By Julie Santiago While most student services on campus have been content with their newer and bigger locations, the Veterans Resource Center, now known as the “Veterans Lounge,” has fallen short of approval among student Veterans. Since the new Campus Students Center opened on April 11, many student services on campus, such as Associated Students Union and the Health Center have moved from their old locations into the new facility. Member of…

April 27, 2016

Former college president dedicated to helping others

By Gus Ugalde Helping veterans get through the rigors of college is what Francisco (Frank) Quiambao does best. Quiambao is a former West Los Angeles College president and Harbor College interim president who wanted to give back to the students he has worked with in education for more than 40 years. Quiambao was born in Boston, but calls California home now and is much traveled. He earned his bachelor’s degree in…

May 22, 2013