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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 3/22/2021

News and Events for the week of March 22

Good Monday Morning, 

We are just two weeks from Spring Break. We still have space in some of our late start classes if your students are interested in adding another class. Things are looking up.

Town Hall

We are holding a special Town Hall this Friday, March 26 from 1pm to 3pm: "Extending Arms of Support for Our LACC Asian American and Pacific Islander Family." I hope you can join us as we share our love and support to our AAPI colleagues. 

LA County Officially in Red Tier

Los Angeles County has officially moved from the Purple Tier to the Red Tier and we are moving closer to the Orange Tier assuming that there will not be outbreaks after St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break and Easter. Please get vaccinated at your earliest convenience, wear masks and continue to social distance. For information on the vaccine and appointments, go to: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/.

As a result of the improvement in the conditions, Sr. Staff is returning to campus after Spring Break, on Monday April 12. We will be on campus Monday through Friday to ensure thorough preparation for our re-engagement back to campus. If we continue to see a reduced spread of the virus, reduced hospitalizations, and an increase in vaccinations, we may be in the Orange Tier before the end of spring. It is possible that we will enter the Yellow Tier in summer. If that is the case, we will have more opportunities for classes and services on campus in areas such as art, music, theater, cinema-tv and kinesiology so that students who need some limited activity on campus to ensure their competency in a subject area will have that opportunity. LA County Department of Public Health indicates it is safe for these groups to access specialized labs on campus. 

LACC in the News

Last week KPCC reporter Adolfo Guzman Lopez ran a story on LAIST.com and KPCC-FM on our student outreach efforts. To view the story, go to https://laist.com/2021/03/18/los-angeles-city-college-enrollment-community-colleges-retention-pandemic.php

Vaccine Webinar

One of our well-known alumnae, Dr. Babek Kateb, who is a neuroscientist and neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, will be holding a webinar for the LACC family on March 29at 2pm to provide information and answers to all of your questions about the vaccinations. It will be in a webinar style. More information is forthcoming including the link to ask questions. 

The LACC Foundation 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. Attached is a flyer with all the important information needed. 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.   

2021 Virtual Gala

LACC Foundation’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. You can purchase tickets at: https://donate.laccfoundation.org/gala-2021?erid=9944205&trid=9e364b9e-a402-4618-892f-a9c3fafce382.

Budget & Facilities Town Hall

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

New Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) at UCLA

Today,  Monday, March 22,  from 1 to 3pm and Tuesday, March 23 from 10 am to noon, we will be holding Open House events for faculty, administers and staff to get informed about the new Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) at UCLA. Learn about the program and how students can become CCCP Scholars by the March 31st deadline. Please RSVP at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wUQc6jN2B0Oi-R8ZVsbkG4MFXjpkJ-xKhLbO6DdKqBFURFQ0TjlNUzQ3SVoxVVg0WjRWN0cyWjZBVS4u. For more information, contact Perla Partida at ppartida@college.ucla.edu.  

Artist Lecture Series

This Thursday, March 25, the VAMA Artist Lecture Series will feature Ismail de Anda III at noon.  De Anda’s work incorporates digital photo-collage, drawing, painting sculpture installation and interactive, site-specific projects. His work is inspired by his pluralistic upbringing on the U.S./Mexico border and living in Los Angeles. For more information, contact Elizabeth Preger at vamavistingartist@gmail.com. To join the free online Zoom lecture, go to https://laccd.zoom.us/j/91086042852.  

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 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, 11:30am – 12:30pm 

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

Campus Check In

Please make sure that if you come to campus to 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. 


We continue to plan for our re-engagement of students back to campus. The tide appears to have turned.

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED.  

Be well. Get vaccinated. 
Mary