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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 7/29/2019

News and Events for the week of July 29

Good Monday Morning:

Fall Semester

As we begin week three of 2019 Summer Session II, note that Fall semester begins in one month. Fall enrollment is at 100% of last year. Part of this is due to dual enrollment classes that are not yet entered into the system. Let’s keep working to make our enrollment strong.

Please encourage students attending summer sessions to enroll for Fall. If students have any questions, refer them to the Welcome Center on the first floor of the Student Services building.

View Open Classes for Fall

Walking the Beat Performances

Walking the Beat, a pioneering arts education program for inner city high school youth and police officers, will present a theater piece at LACC on Friday, August 9, at 8pm; and Saturday, August 10, at 4pm and 8pm. Admission is free, call 323.663.1525 to make a reservation.

Food For Thought Pop-up Food Pantry (Every Monday and Thursday)

Please be sure your students know that our Pop-up Food Pantry, located in front of the Student Union, continues to distribute food from approximately 10am until 2:30pm every Monday and Thursday. Summer Session II Food for Thought Finals Meals runs Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 22, beginning at 9am and continuing until all meals have been distributed. Meals are available in the Student Union Building, 1st Floor. Let students know that information on Food For Thought services can be found @lacitycollege on Instagram. We use #lacccares to promote both the Pop Up Pantry and the Midterm/Final Meals.

Banners Across Vermont

Don’t forget to check out the banner installation on the front of the college buildings along Vermont Avenue, stretching from the Herb Alpert Music Center to the end of Franklin Hall, as we continue celebrating LACC’s 90 years of education excellence. We also have ads appearing in local newspapers highlighting our STEM programs.

Community Resource Fair 90th Anniversary Community Event

Mark your calendars for the LACC Community Resource Fair on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10am to 2pm. There will be free health screenings, activities for the entire family, information on employment opportunities, non-profit and community services, and presentations about LACC programs and classes. LACC will be providing lunch and K-Earth 101 will be on campus providing music.

For Faculty & Staff - LACC Picnic 90th Anniversary Staff Event – Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12noon to 4pm

By now, you should have received my invitation for you and your family to join our picnic on Thursday, August 8, from 12noon to 4pm at Crystal Springs in Griffith Park. Please RSVP to the invitation so we have an accurate count. The picnic is free. We will have Pink’s Hot Dogs, Patty’s Hamburgers (a local small vendor), games, prizes, and a whole lot of fun for you and your family. Activities are planned for children. Please RSVP to the invitation by this Friday, August 2!! We hope to see you there for an afternoon of fun!

For Faculty & Staff - Help with Beat the Rush Week

We need all hands on deck for our upcoming Beat the Rush Week, which will take place August 12 through August 24. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Armineh Dereghishian at We will also be having daily update meetings the first week of Fall semester to address any issues and keep everyone up to date on happenings around campus.

For Faculty & Staff - Tech Expo Save the Date

Faculty and staff are invited to join Office Depot, Samsung, Aerohive, Dell, Promethean, plus many more vendors as they highlight “Driving Student Success.” Learn about the latest trends in education technology, gain new insights, enjoy coffee, giveaways, and lunch. This event is Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 10am to 2pm in the Student Union 3rd Floor Multipurpose room.

LACC Community Corner

Last week I attended a meeting with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) to discuss opportunities for a LACC/CHLA collaboration to support our students. Ideas include workforce development, support for our Food for Thought program, and more. Stay tuned as we explore these exciting opportunities.

I also attended a day long California State Budget Workshop in Irvine. No increase in funding is expected this year. The State is actually recalculating and reducing the formula because there is not enough State funding to pay the formula originally developed. Look for a Town Hall in the Fall to update you on the college budget and the college facilities.

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