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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 5/17/2021

News and Events for the week of May 17

Good Monday Morning: 

Just two weeks of class remain before final exams. Fourteen months have passed since the pandemic was declared an emergency. Conflict rages in the Middle East, gatherings of families and friends are beginning to occur, each day continues to turn into another. There are signs a recovery is beginning. Our state’s fiscal health is strong right now, as evidenced by our governor on Friday when he announced the May budget revision. Our LACC recovery is beginning as well. Our headcount numbers for summer are at 100% and our enrollment is over 90%. We are working on more intentionally engaging small groups of our students this summer on campus.  

Campus Community Conversation

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Campus Community Conversation about safety and security held last week. A lot of useful information was gathered that we will be incorporated into future planning. 

Visiting Campus

Please remember to use either the LACC SAFE app or the appropriate form online for every day that you visit campus. You can download the LACC SAFE app via the App Store on your Apple and Android phones and tablets or visit the LACC website and click COVID-19 Symptom Self Check under “Visiting Campus” on the main page. The direct link is: http://laccd.edu/About/News/Pages/Self-Check-Survey-Landing.aspx.  

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit, an FCC temporary program providing a $50 monthly discount off households’ Internet bill and a one-time discount of $100 off a laptop or desktop, is now open for enrollment. Households can enroll and find out more information at https://getemergencybroadband.org

Lavender Graduation Ceremony

Please join us for our Lavender Graduation Ceremony today at 4pm., register here. 

Student Workshops

Our Life Skills Center continues to offer student workshops. Workshops are held online every Tuesday from 12:30pm – 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 on Tuesday, May 18 and will focus on “Preparing for Final Exams.”  

Free Produce Pick-Up Event

This Thursday, May 20, the LA County Department of Health is hosting a free produce pick-up event from 9:30am to 12noon. There will be fresh vegetables and fruit, no canned items. Priority will be given to registered attendees between 9:30am and 10:30am, after 10:30am, produce will be handed out on a first come first served basis. Participants need to register.  Registration can be completed online or by phone: 

Registration is through EventBrite: bit.ly/groceryhwwc or call to register at (213) 288-8715 . 

Black Lives Matter Town Hall

Join us this Friday, May 21 at 1:30pm for our next Black Lives Matter Town Hall, “The Aftermath of George Floyd I 2021”, featuring Attorney Areva Martin. via zoom at 99874462626.  

Virtual Citizenship Recognition Ceremony

Our 2021 Virtual Citizenship Recognition Ceremony will be held this Saturday, May 22 at 10am, join via zoom at https://laccd.zoom.us/j/98987878973.  

Virtual Black Graduation Ceremony

Our Black Graduation Ceremony will be held on May 25 at 3pm, final exams are finished on June 7 and our online graduation ceremony will be held on June 8 at 5pm. 

Special Town Hall

We will end the month of May with a special Town Hall to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage month on Friday, May 28 at noon. Our special guests will be Connie Chung Joe, Chief Executive Officer of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, and she will be joined by our very own Trustee Mike Fong. Thanks to the APIDA group for organizing this event with our Equity Team. Please plan to join us.  


As the semester winds down, it can become quite stressful to squeeze everything in; be sure to practice self-care regularly.  

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. Your remarkable resilience is helping students complete their courses. Stay positive. Things are improving. 

Be well. Get vaccinated.  
Mary