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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 3/15/2021

News and Events for the week of March 15

Good Monday Morning, 

Great news! We are three weeks to our term hallway point, which is Spring Break. This week marks one year ago that we left campus to work in a remote environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And it is really happening… Los Angeles County moved from the Purple Tier to the Red Tier over the weekend. Beginning today vaccines are becoming available to more people, so we expect in the weeks ahead, if everything goes well, we will move again from the Red Tier to the Orange Tier. This assumes that there will not be outbreaks after St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break and Easter. Stay the course with masks and social distancing. Get vaccinated as soon as you can.

For information on the vaccine and appointments, go to: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/  

Update on Returning to Campus

As a result of the positive movement to the Red Tier, we are hoping to bring very small groups to campus who have been without the hands-on experience required in their classes, such as Music, Art, Theater, Cinema-TV, and other lab classes. We are working on setting up a safe computer lab and study areas for students to use. We have ordered tents to set up outdoor areas for class meetings, and we have ordered additional cleaning equipment and supplies. Our target for these areas to be available is after Spring Break. We will keep you informed of our progress.  

Textbook Advance Program (TAP)

If your students are still in need of textbooks, please have them contact the Cub Store website and apply to the Textbook Advance Program (TAP) so they can get their books now and pay for them later: http://www.lacitycollege.edu/Resources/Cubstore-Bookstore/LACC-TAP.

Students who need devices can contact hotline-students@lacitycollege.edu and staff can help them apply to get a device.  

Vaccine Questions Webinar

One of our well-known alumna, Dr. Babek Kateb, who is a neuroscientist and neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, has offered to hold a webinar for the LACC family to provide information and answers to all of your questions about the vaccinations. It will be in a webinar style tentatively set on Tuesday, March 30 at 11:30am. Hold that date and time. Stay tuned for more details.     

Spring 2021 Scholarships

The LACC Foundation is offering scholarships to all deserving LACC students who meet the scholarship requirements. For spring 2021 ONLY, the full-time requirement has been waived. So, if a student is not enrolled in 12 units and wishes to apply for the LACC Foundation scholarships, the student can visit here to start the application. Please don’t forget to share this information with all your students and encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity. The Foundation has about $1 million in scholarships to give this term. Let your students know.   

LACC’s 2021 Virtual Gala

LACC’s 2021 Virtual Gala will be held on April 22nd at 7:00pm and will be hosted by comedian Harry Basil. The event will feature an exciting performance from our very own Grammy Award Winner Lebo M., famous sculptor Marlene Louchheim and Irv Zakheim will be honored with the LACC Outstanding Alumni Award; and the Rodney Dangerfield Centennial Respect Award will be presented to comedian Jimmy Fallon.  

Individual tickets for faculty and staff are available for purchase at half of the regular ticket price. Purchase Tickets to the Gala 

Always Check In When Visisting Campus

Please make sure that if you come to campus that you check in and out with the sheriff each day. We are tracking the activity on campus, and we need to know who is where each day for a variety of reasons, including safety and ensuring areas are cleaned after people access them.  

Student Workshops

Our Life Skills Center is offering student workshops throughout the Spring 2021 semester. Workshops are held online every Tuesday from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Workshops can be accessed via Zoom at 929 3680 5171, for more information or questions please contact Joe Exnowski at 323.953.4000 ext. 224 or exnowsj@lacitycollege.edu.

The next workshop is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 16 will focus on “Is Taking a Test a Frightening Experience?”. 

Vaccine Webinar

This Wednesday, March 17 at noon, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Office of Community Affairs is hosting “COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Need to Know.”

Register for This Event

Women’s History Month at LACC

March is Women’s History Month and we are celebrating with a variety of events, please join us and participate: 

March 18, 1-2 pm 

Women’s History Month Kahoots Trivia
https://laccd.zoom.us/j/98222470298

March 18, 6pm 

Screening and discussion of the documentary Chisholm 72: Unbought & Unbossed
https://laccd.zoom.us/j.92107302491

March 19, 1:30 – 3:30pm 

Black Lives Matter Town Hall: Black Women in Leadership in Higher Education 
featuring Dr. Marguerite Archie-Hudson.  

March 24, Noon – 1pm 

Harmony Project 
https://laccd.zoom.us/j/98859402767

March 25, Noon – 2pm 

LACCD’s Third Annual Women’s Breakfast featuring LACCD trustees Nichelle Henderson and Andra Hoffman.  
https://laccd.zoom.us/j/97991417749

March 30, 11am – 12pm 

Panel Discussion on Women in Leadership 
https://tinyurl.com/s6vdzje 

March 30, Noon – 1pm 

LACC Ralph Bunche Scholars Research Presentations 
https://laccd.zoom.us/j/97589129808

Budget & Facilities Town Hall

I will be holding my Budget & Facilities Town Hall this semester on Tuesday, March 30th from 1 to 3pm. I sent an Outlook invite to all of you. I will send a reminder closer to the date.   


We made it a year in a remote environment. We have retained 96% of our students from last spring, and we are planning for our re-engagement of students back to campus. While we still have to be diligent and take necessary precautions to ensure our return, the tide appears to have turned.    

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. Going from the craziness of the last year back to our wonderful LACC home. Hope! I cannot wait to see all of you in person again… perhaps before the end of 2021! 

Be well. Stay safe. 
Mary