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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 6/14/2022

News and Events for the week of June 13

Good Monday Morning, 

Congratulations to all our graduates. And a big thanks to all of our faculty who attended last week’s incredible commencement event, and to the staff and administrators for their assistance in putting together a great and memorable ceremony. It was an historic event!  The White House carried our YouTube feed featuring our very special commencement speaker, First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden. Media coverage of the event was huge with every major media outlet covering our graduation, including a shout out from President Biden on the Jimmy Kimmel Show last Wednesday evening. We made the front page of the “California” section of the LA Times on Wednesday morning. Back in person, at the Greek, with the Frist Lady – amazing!

Mask Mandate Update

There is no longer an indoor mask mandate at any of the colleges or at District facilities for employees, students, or visitors. We are following the prevailing LACDPH health orders that indoor masking is recommended, but not required. Students may wear a mask indoors if they choose and the colleges and the District will continue to provide free, disposable masks upon request and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the campus.

Summer 2022

Summer session begins today! Students can register for online, hybrid and in-person summer and fall classes now. Both the summer and the fall schedule of classes are in the student portal at mycollege.laccd.edu. There are still classes open for summer session and registration for Fall 2022 is underway.

View Open Classes for Summer

View Open Classes for Fall

Vaccination Update

Effective for Summer 2022 classes, students are no longer required to have a vaccination or exception in order to attend classes on campus. Students can view their registration appointment dates for the Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 terms by logging on to MyCollege.laccd.edu and clicking on the “Manage Classes” tile followed by the “Enrollment Dates” tab on the left side. If no enrollment date is shown, students may register for classes.

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing

We will continue to offer COVID-19 testing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Student Union, first floor until the end of 2022. 

Juneteenth Holiday

Next week the District will honor the June 19 Juneteenth National Independence Day and we will be closed on Monday, June 20. We have two major events this week commemorating Juneteenth:

“Resilience Through the Struggle” RESJC Panel Discussion and Book Signing

Monday, June 13, 11am
Student Union Multipurpose Room 320

RSVP for this event at https://bit.ly/RESJC-Risilience

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Helen Benjamin, author of “How We Got Over Growing Up in The Segregated South: A Collection of Narratives.” This special event will feature a discussion of the collection of stories from the book by 8 of its 24 authors here in person and a book signing with the 24 authors from the book. The first 100 RSVP’s to the event will receive a free autographed copy of the book.

“The Evers” Screening

Monday, June 13, 1:30pm
Student Union Multipurpose Room 320

Join us for a screening of the documentary “The Evers,” about Medgar Evers who was an American civil rights activist and the NAACP’s first field secretary in Mississippi who was assassinated by a white supremacist. His daughter, Reena, will be joining us for the screening and a special Q & A. Afternoon snacks will be served.

Juneteenth Festival Celebration

Thursday, June 16, noon to 3pm
LACC Main Quad

Join us for a Juneteenth celebration! Actor, producer, and director Wren Brown will provide an oral history of Juneteenth. Entertainment will include the Aretha Franklin Review (Elaine Gibbs) and B.I.G. (Bothers Igniting a Groove). We will have southern cuisine, an African American marketplace, dance performance and line dancing, prizes and giveaways, and music from DJ Reggie. So please plan to come out and have some fun and recognize Juneteenth and its significance. RSVP at

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuD2PvqoMT88JVRGLZUrhJRm5bIJQarcwCPSEAnRZcZLIgsw/viewform.

 

Other Activities this Week:
Mindfulness Mondays

Monday, June 13 at 12:30pm
Zoom ID: 92936805171

Join us for a guided breathing and relaxation break in the middle of the day to feel relaxed, calm, and centered. For more information contact Joseph J. Exnowski, phone 323.953.4000; email exnowsjj@lacitycollege.edu.

Student Workshop: Becoming a Successful Student

Tuesday, June 14 at 12:30pm
Zoom ID: 92936805171

In this workshop students will learn about time management, study habits, organization and other skills needed to become a successful student. For more information, contact Joseph J. Exnowski, phone: 323-953-4000 x 2274; email: exnowsjj@lacitycollege.edu.

Congratulations to the winners of our 22nd English/ESL Writing Contest 
Short Story Winners: 
  • 1st Place – Swanson Starr for “Even the Trees Must Bow”
  • 2nd Place – Gabriela Mabel Ferreira Grosel for “Memoirs of Gato”
  • 3rd Place – Adrian Esparza for “Clay’s Grey Area”
  • Honorable Mention – Sarah Elizabeth Ragsdale for “Do Not Buy This”
Poetry Winners:
  • 1st Place – Emily Byron for “The Daffodil”
  • 2nd Place – Fabiana Formica for “My Grandmother is Like Antiquity”
  • 3rd Place – Helena Rose Kirsch for “I Shouldn’t Start a New Religion”
  • Honorable Mention – Jacqueline Vitela for “I Hope One Day You Can Forgive Me”
ESL Winners:
  • 1st Place – Chenqian Gao for “Sound of April in Shanghai”
  • 2nd Place – Kang Kyu Lee for “My Best and Worst Class”
  • 3rd Place – Ndeye Marceline Kane for “A Life’s Journey in America”
  • 3rd Place – Aida Karapetyan for “Challenges Motivating Me to Learn English”
  • Honorable Mention – Eydee Rivera for “Tree and Its Trunk”
Writing Contest Judges
  • Jie-Eun Amanat-Lee
  • Andrea Cons-Diller
  • Nadia Elahi
  • Jeffrey Hicks
  • Evan Kendall
  • William Lemon
  • Susan Niemeyer
  • Genevieve Patthey
  • Wendy Witherspoon

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED.  I hope you are enjoy your summer!

Stay gratified,
Mary