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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 12/4/2018

News and Events for the week of December 3

Good Tuesday Morning:

I apologize for my delay in getting this to you. Email was down on Sunday and Monday morning, so I could not get this out to you yesterday. 

We have a busy week this week and next week as we wind down this semester. Whew! It is almost over and then you will get some much-needed rest.

Faculty and Staff, if you have not already put in your vacation request, please do so today.  We will have limited staff the week of 12/17. The college will be open, but we will only have the Welcome Center open to the public. The college is closed to the public on Wednesday 12/26 and Thursday 12/27, but we will have staff working in Facilitates.   

Highlights from Last Week

Last Wednesday and Thursday, five of us attended a conference in San Diego on Guided Pathways for Multi-College Districts. Those who attended with me were: Dr. Walden, Dr. Wanner, Dr. Badalyan and Anil Jain. The college had done a lot of prep work prior to the conference and we had great discussions about how we could improve our structures and processes to better achieve our goals of success for our students.

Congratulations to Journalism Student Finalists and Winners!

Congrats to William Benjamin Torres, Anwar Torres and Liam Hayes for becoming finalists and then winners for the Los Angeles Press Club National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards! Anwar Torres won first place in Best Arts or Entertainment Photo, Lima Hayes won first place for Best Commentary/Critique and William Benjamin Torres won third place for Best Arts or Entertainment Profile.

Town Hall on Facilities

On Tuesday, 12/4 at 12:45 in the Student Union Multi-purpose Room, I will be holding a special Town Hall on Facilities. This will cover bond projects and facilities scheduled maintenance projects. This is a chance for me to update the campus about all major projects happening in Facilities and IT on campus.

Celebrating the Contributions of Vice President Dan Walden

Directly following the meeting, we will be hosting a celebration for Dan Walden as he is leaving LACC for the position of Superintendent/President of Victor Valley College. Please plan to stay and let Dr. Walden know he is appreciated for all of his hard work and dedication for over six years at LACC.

Extended Library Hours

The Library will be open more hours starting this Wednesday (12/5). Wednesday, Thursday and the following Monday through Thursday, the Library will be open until 11:00pm. Fridays (12/7 & 12/14) and Saturdays (12/8 & 12/15) the Library will have be open its regular hours until 4pm. In addition, Sunday (12/9) the Library will be open from 10am to 4pm.

Winter and Spring Classes

Just one week of class left before final exams. Please remember to register for winter and spring classes.

Student Workshop: The Power of Mindfulness

On Tuesday, 12/4, there will be a workshop on the power of mindfulness. The workshop will be held in the Student Union Cub Room (2nd floor) at 12:30pm.

Join Us for Intramural Basketball Semifinals

On Tuesday 12/4, join us for the Intramural Basketball Semifinals!  Held at 1pm at the Kinesiology North Basketball Courts (KINN 146).

Philharmonic Choir & Chamber Choral

Join us Tuesday, 12/4, to enjoy two choirs performing the music of composer Leonard Bernstein at 7 pm in the Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall, HAMC 210.

Financial Aid Workshops   

The Financial Aid Office continues to host workshops for students to complete financial aid applications (FAFSA and CA Dream Act Application). The workshops occur this week on Wednesday, 12/5 at 9:30am, 1:00pm and 5:00pm in the Welcome Center, 1st floor of the Student Services building and on Friday, 12/7 at 9:30am in the Welcome Center, 1st floor of the Student Services building.

Jazz Combos

Join us Wednesday, 12/5, for LACC student ensembles performing jazz at 7pm in the Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall, HAMC 210.

Climate Change 101

On Thursday, 12/6, there will be a seminar on Climate Change at 1pm in the Student Union 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Dental Tech Open House

On Thursday, 12/6, there will be a Dental Tech Open House from noon to 2pm in the Science Building, Room 313.

HAMC Applied Music Completion Concert

Join us Thursday, 12/6, for final performances by the Herb Alpert Scholars completing their two year Applied Music Program, at 7pm in the Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall, HAMC 210.

Legal Consultation Available in the Dream Resource Center

The LACC Achieving Dreams Resource Center (DRC) has collaborated with CARECEN to provide students with free legal consultation appointments on campus in the Genderversity and Multicultural Center. CARECEN assisted our students with DACA renewals and legal related questions. A limited number of appointments are available on campus in December. In order to qualify for an appointment, students are required to complete the online intake form found on the Resources for Undocumented Students and Dreamers Webpage For more information, please visit the DRC in Kinesiology South Room 101 if you have a chance.    

Flu Shots for Students

Please remind your students who have paid their health fee that they can receive a flu shot at the discounted rate of $5. To receive a flu shot, students need to bring their student ID card and proof of paid health fees. Flu shots will be given in the Health and Wellness Center, Room 120.

Faculty & Staff - Cub CafĂ© Indian Luncheon

On Tuesday, 12/04, the Dietetics Department is hosting an authentic Indian luncheon for faculty and staff. There will be two seatings, one at 11:45am and one at 1pm, please RSVP to if you wish to attend, there is a $10 donation per person.

Faculty & Staff - Classified Mini retreats Next Week – Please Join a Group

Monday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 12, 8:45am to 12:45pm and Thursday, December 13, 12:00pm to 3:00pm we will be holding Mini Retreats on Streamlining Enrollment Processes. Every classified staff member will have the opportunity to sign up to participate that week. Your supervisor will be asking you to sign up for any one of the four retreats.  We need your voice, so please select a day that is best for you next week.

Faculty & Staff - Winter Wonderland Gala

Friday, December 14th from 4:00pm to 10pm – Our holiday party will be held in the Student Union 3rd floor. We are going to dress it up and make it beautiful. We will have a nice buffet dinner, dancing, food and beverages. The cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. The tickets will be available on Wednesday 12/5 in the Business Office. Get decked out and let’s celebrate!

We have just this week and next week left in this term. Let’s be sure to be aware of any needs of our students as they prepare for the end of this term. Fall semester 2018 will end successfully for us at this great college we call LACC… the City’s College.

Have a great week!

Mary Gallagher

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


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