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Corner Newsletter

March, 2009

LACC Welcomes Accreditation Team!
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Accreditation Breakfast & Open Forums on  March 24 and 25!

The Accreditation Site Team arrives in town March 23rd.  All are invited to the Welcome Breakfast, which will be served Tuesday the 24th at 8:30 a.m. in the Faculty/Staff Center.  Open Forums will be held Tuesday the 24th at 4:30p.m. and Wednesday the 25th at 2 p.m. in the Faculty/Staff Center.  Closing remarks will be held the afternoon of the 26th in CH 247 (possibly 1:30 p.m. - check e-mails) Please join us at these events and welcome our Site Team members:


Dr. Judy Minor - Foothill College

Jane Enright - Foothill-DeAnza Community College District

Burta Cuaron - Palomar College

Vangie Meneses - Coastline Community College

Mohamed Eisa - Diablo Valley College 

Dr. DeRionne Pollard - Las Positas College

Bruce Koller - Diablo Valley College

Dr. Sandra Stefani Comerford - College of San Mateo

Virginia May - Sacramento City College

ASO Hosts Successful Spring 2009 Welcome Days!

Photo: Spring Welcome Days

ASO officers and LACC Ambassadors served free coffee and tea to greet students during the first week of classes. At left, radio personalities Josefa Salinas and Big Wes worked the raffle and gave prizes to lucky cubs on the quad.

Associated Student Organization Officers for Spring 2009 include: President Kim Davis; Executive Vice President James Zetino; Vice President of Clubs Linda Tong; and senators: Leo T. White, Karia Zapata, Lomika Purdy, Johnathan De Jesus and Uriel Mendoza.

Students Shine in Black History Month Program


Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration  

Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month Celebration  

"Pieces of a Dream" was the theme for the February 24th Black History Month Program, which featured LACC students -- Dancers Kimiko McCarthy and Jessica Russell; Actors John Christopher, Constance Strickland, Deondray Randolph, Deisha Hill, Robert Fisher, Ashioa Taylor, Kevin Chambers, Derrick Oshana, Laura Bustamonte and Danyele King.  Guests Kurt Lykes and Clarence Allen provided musical entertainment and LACCD Board Member Angela J. Reddock (top left) was our guest speaker.  As usual, the free soul food was a hit!


"It was exciting to see the program unfold and the after-program feast take place," Dr. Thelma Day, African American Heritage Committee President said.  


"It was obvious by the standing room only crowd that the word went forth.  The tenor of the group was enjoyable.  The food line was continuous for 2 hours and there was plenty of food for all!" Day added.


"I'd like to expresss my gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the annual  Black History Month Celebration!  We appreciate your continued support of all of our efforts. "

A Rose by Any Other Name....

The Chemistry and Geophysical Sciences department has changed its name to the Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences.  Please update your contact and directory information as needed. 
John Freitas, Chair 


The new Center for Child and Family Studies is open for business, including child care in the campus Child Development Center as well as classes in Child and Family Studies/Dietetics for students.  Kathleen Bimber, department Chair and Jane Melton, CDC Director.


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Patricia Schmolze has agreed to assume the duties of SLO Coordinator effective immediately. This is a substantial commitment especially in the next three years when the college has dedicated itself to completing the entire assessment cycle.  Please support Patty, and the continuing efforts of the Assessment Team.

LACC Cub Roundup....
Men's Basketball

In Men's Basketball...


     In a surprise turn of events the LACC Men's basketball team was upset by Mt San Jacinto College in the first round of the playoffs,  97- 84. The Cubs who had played so well in the second half of the season were simply unable to sustain the level of play Cub fans have come to know and appreciate this season      

      Congratulations, anyway, Cubs on a great season!

      The Cubs finished the season 7-1 in the SCC and 22-9 overall  - winning the South Coast Conference title!  They ranked #16 in the state's final top 20 teams. 


Women's Basketball

The story was similar in the LACC Women's basketball program.  The surprise team of the '08-'09 season also exited the playoffs unexpectedly early. Congratulations to the lady Cubs, who finished the season with a surprising 27-5 record. Cypress College, whom the lady Cubs had earlier defeated, sent LACC home disappointed as they rallied from behind to win in the first round of the state playoffs 69-65.


Women's Track & Field 
LACC vs. OXY Invitational
     Friday, March 13, (TBA) away


Men's Baseball          
LACC vs. Cerritos College (home)
     Saturday, March 14 at noon

LACC vs. LBCC (home)

     Thursday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. 

LACC vs. Compton College (home)

     Saturday March 28 at noon 

LACC vs. L.A. Harbor College (home)

     Tuesday March 31 at 2:30

Cubby the LACC Cub

Calendar Highlights

Student Senate for California Community Colleges

March in March: Rescue Education!

Sacramento, CA

March 16, 2009


Accreditation Team Visit:

March 23 - 26, 2009


LACC Foundation Scholarship Deadline: 
Noon, Friday March 27, 2009


Ribbon Cutting

Center for Child and Family Studies 
 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday April 29,  2009


LACCD Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday April 29, 2009

City College Faculty and Staff Center


LACCD Chancellor's Open Forum

1 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday April 30, 2009

Center for Child and Family Studies #220 


Graduation Day:

June 9, 2009

College Closed:  

 March 31 - Cesar Chavez Day

April 6 - 12 - Spring Break

May 25 - Memorial Day