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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 12/10/2018

News and Events for the week of December 10

Good Monday Morning:

I cannot believe it is finals week. We will have limited staff the week of 12/17. The college will be open, but we will only have the Welcome Center open to the public. The college will be closed to the public on Wednesday 12/26 and Thursday 12/27, but we will have staff from the Welcome Center working in Facilities.   

This is my last communication to you for the year. I wish for you all a restful and happy semester break.

Banners Along Melrose and Virgil

While you are commuting or while you are driving in the vicinity of the campus, take a drive down Melrose between Virgil and the 101 freeway and you will see LACC street banners that commemorate our 90th anniversary – on both sides of the street. There are also some on Virgil between Santa Monica and Sunset. We are out there!

Highlights from Last Week

Last Tuesday we held our Town Hall about Facilities and IT to over 120 employees. Thank you all for attending. Afterwards, we hosted a celebration for Vice President Dan Walden, who will assume his new position as President/Superintendent of Victor Valley College on January 2nd.

Then on Wednesday we held our annual Principal’s Breakfast to a crowded room. We enjoyed great music from our jazz band and shared future plans, new initiatives we are working on, and a group discussion with both a student panel and a faculty panel. The evaluations from the principals indicated that they really enjoyed the event and they found it informative.

Extended Library Hours

The Library will be open more hours this week for students to prepare for finals. Monday through Thursday, the Library will be open until 11:00pm. Friday (12/14) and Saturday (12/15) the Library will be open its regular hours until 4pm.

Winter and Spring Classes

Our enrollment is good for Winter 2019, and our enrollment for Spring 2019 continues upward. Find the classes you need by checking the Open Classes list for Winter, and Open Classes list for Spring.

90th Anniversary Activities

So far about 20 people have volunteered to work on events and activities to commemorate LACC’s 90th anniversary. That group will meet right after the first of the year. Our first event will be a community event in spring to let everyone know in our area that we are celebrating 90 years of excellence in education.  

Student Film Screenings: Cinema 2 & 33

On Tuesday (12/11) and Wednesday (12/12), the end of term screenings of projects for Cinema 2 and Cinema 33 will take place at CC 176 at 6:30 pm. The suggested donation is $3.

Financial Aid Workshops   

The Financial Aid Office continues to host workshops for students to complete financial aid applications (FAFSA and CA Dream Act Application). The workshops occur this week on Wednesday, 12/12 at 9:30am, 1:00pm and 5:00pm and Friday, 12/14 at 9:30am in the Welcome Center, 1st floor of the Student Services building.

Registered Nursing: Student Information Session

On Thursday (12/13), Registered Nursing is hosting a student information session from 11am to noon in SCI 111. Reservations are required and students can RSVP and find out more information at

Legal Consultation Available in the Dream Resource Center

The LACC Achieving Dreams Resource Center (DRC) has collaborated with CARECEN to provide students with free legal consultation appointments on campus in the Genderversity and Multicultural Center. CARECEN assisted our students with DACA renewals and legal related questions. A limited number of appointments are available on campus in December. In order to qualify for an appointment, students are required to complete the online intake form found on the Resources for Undocumented Students and Dreamers Webpage For more information, please visit the DRC in Kinesiology South Room 101 if you have a chance.   

Theatre Academy Auditions

On Thursday (12/13) the Theatre Academy is holding auditions for enrollment in spring semester in the Camino Theatre, go to for more information.

Faculty & Staff - Classified Mini Retreats

Today, Monday (12/10) through Wednesday (12/12), 8:45am to 12:45pm and Thursday (12/13), 12:00pm to 3:00pm we will be holding Mini Retreats on Streamlining the Enrollment Processes. We have over 140 classified staff signed up to participate. Offices will remain open throughout the week.

​Faculty & Staff - Staff Winter Wonderland Gathering

This Friday, (12/14) from 4pm to 10pm, our holiday party will be held in the Student Union 3rd floor. We are going to dress it up and make it beautiful. We will have a nice buffet dinner starting at 4pm, with the dancing starting at 7pm. The cost is $25 per person or $45 per couple. Please pay at the Business Office by Wednesday (12/12). It’s time to celebrate!

There sure is a lot going on at this incredible college… The City’s College.

Have a great week!

Mary Gallagher

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911