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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 5/13/2019

News and Events for the week of May 13

Good Monday Morning:

As we enter the middle of May, we are three short weeks away from graduation. As the semester enters its final weeks, please let your students know that we have assistance available to help them prepare for their final exams. If they are not sure where to find help, please send them to our LACC Welcome Center in the student services building. All of the end of the year events and graduation celebrations/ceremonies being held on campus over the next few weeks are listed this week below and should be on the website this week. If I am missing anything, please let me know. I hope to see all of you at some of our upcoming graduation events!

Registration for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 Classes

Registration for Summer 2019 classes is open now. 

Registration for Fall 2019 is open to all students next Monday, May 20.

Please remind your students to register for class before they leave this semester.

Extended Hours in the Library

As we did beginning last year, the Library will have extended hours so that our students can put in the extra time to complete papers, projects, get assistance, and study for finals. Please be sure to let your students know. Beginning Sunday, May 26 through Thursday May 30, 2019 the Library will have extended hours and will be open as follows:

Sun. May 26: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Mon. May 27: 7:30am – 11:00pm
Tue. May  28: 7:30am – 11:00pm
Wed. May 29: 7:30am – 11:00pm
Thur. May 30: 7:30am – 11:00pm

Regular Hours Resume:

Fri. May 31:  7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat. June 1: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sun. June 2: Library Closed
Mon. June 3: 7:30am – 9:00pm
Tue. June 4: Spring Semester Ends

Graduation Celebrations

Friday (5/17)

  • 9am - Ralph Bunche Scholars Breakfast
  • 4pm - Child & Family Studies Recognition Ceremony

Monday (5/20)

  • 5pm – Veterans Graduation Celebration

Tuesday (5/21)

  • 11:30am – John Burton Graduation celebration (of former foster youth)
  • 3pm - LACCD Black Graduation Celebration

Wednesday (5/22)

  • 7pm - HAMC/Music Department Honors Award & Scholarship Ceremony

Thursday (5/23)

  • 12noon - LACC Foundation Donor Appreciation Luncheon and Scholarship & Awards
  • 4pm - Math Scholarship Awards
  • 6pm - English & ESL Annual Awards Ceremony

Friday (5/24)

  • 1pm - Radiologic Technology Certificate Ceremony
  • 6pm - EOP&S Year-end Celebration

Wednesday (5/29)

  • 4pm - LA College Promise Graduation Celebration (off campus)
  • 5pm - TRIO SSS End of the Year Celebration

Thursday (5/30)

  • 2pm - HFPA Center for Cinema & TV Awards
  • 5pm - Guardian Scholars End of Year Celebration
  • 5pm – Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Saturday (6/1)

  • 5pm – 1st Annual LACCD Lavender Graduation

Monday (6/3)

  • 11am - STEM Recognition Event

Tuesday (6/4)

  • 5pm – LACC Graduation
  • There was a Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday at Los Angeles Harbor College. It started with the opening of the new Student Union.
  • Our Theatre Academy presented the first shows of Hot L Baltimore, there are additional shows this week. Tickets Available from the Theatre Academy
  • Last Friday we hosted the Spring 2019 First Year Experience (FYE) Program Summit and AB 705 Informational Kickoff. The event highlighted new and existing features of the FYE Program and LA College Promise and covered topics of interest for LACC’s implementation of AB 705.


Town Hall on Safety and Security on Campus

On Monday, May 13 at 10am a Town Hall meeting to discuss safety and security on campus will be held in the Faculty and Staff Center.

Pop-up Food Pantry (Every Monday and Thursday)

Please be sure your students know that our Pop-up Food Pantry, located in front of the Student Union, usually is ready to distribute between 10:30am until around 12:30pm, or until the food is gone. We are feeding over 2,000 each week on just these two days.

LA LGBT Center Housing Navigator (Every Monday at 12pm in AD108)

The LA LGBT Center Housing Navigator provides resources and assists any and all students in need of housing. For more information, please contact The Genderversity and Multicultural Center (323) 953-4000 ext. 2463; email:

Dean’s Tea

On Tuesday, May 14, The Dean’s Tea will be held from 12noon to 2pm in the Student Union, 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room. This event recognizes our students who have reached outstanding scholastic achievement by earning a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. This wonderful event begins with lunch and then the program. 

Evening Concert Series

On Tuesday, May 14 at 7pm, the HAMC Student Concert Series will present a Student Showcase in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall in HAMC210.

Foster Care Awareness Month Resource Fair

On Wednesday, May 15 from 11am to 2pm, the Guardian Scholars Program will present a Former Foster Youth Awareness Resource Fair in the Main Quad.

LGBTQ+ Pride Day and Health Fair

On Wednesday, May 15 at 12:30pm the Associated Student Government will host an LGBTQ+ Pride Day and Health Fair in front of the Student Union with food, guest speakers, LGBTQ organizations and music.

Jazz Band Concert

On Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm, the Music Department will host a jazz band concert in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall, HAMC 210.

Artist Lecture

On Wednesday, May 15 at 6pm, the Visual & Media Arts Department will present the last installment for this academic year of their Artist Lecture Series featuring contemporary visual artist and art educator April Bey. The event will be held in CHEM 3, Chemistry basement lecture hall.


On Wednesday, May 15 from 12noon to 2pm there will be an Eco-Fair at the new “Park” by the MLK Library. The Energy Blitz Challenge at LACC was a huge success! Together we saved 105,796 kWh across 11 participating buildings over the three-month energy-saving competition. That’s a $15,509 cost savings to the college. The Eco-Fair will celebrate this success and feature representatives from local environmental organizations, serve a delicious vegan lunch, and host a gardening workshop led by the LACC community garden club.

Theatre Academy Presents Hot L Baltimore

The residents of a dilapidated old hotel, from which the “e” in the hotel sign is missing—hence the name, Hot L Baltimore, are contemplating an uncertain future after the hotel is condemned and scheduled for demolition. Their conversations and challenges play out in the lobby of what was once an elegant residence for the inhabitants who each have a very personal relationship to the Hotel Baltimore and to their neighbors living in it, making the upcoming demolition troubling and worrisome. See our Theatre Academy students in this play this Thursday, May 16; Friday, May 17 and Saturday May 18 at 7pm with a matinee performance on Saturday, May 18 at 2pm. Purchase tickets via the link at

Yamaha Concert Series

On Thursday, May 16, at 7:30pm, the Yamaha Artist Concert Series will present our very own pianist Milen Kirov, who is an award-winning Bulgarian-American performer, composer and educator. The event will be held in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall, HAMC 210. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door and $15 student rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to each concert. Tickets can be purchased at


  • Tuesday, May 21, is Cultural Diversity Day. Join us for a celebration in the Main Quad, 12:30 pm with ethnic food, cultural music and dance and a poetry recital.
  • On Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm, the HAMC Student Concert Series will present the Philharmonic Choir & Chamber Chorale in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall, HAMC 210.
  • On Wednesday, May 22 at 4pm, the LACC Theatre Academy will host auditions for enrollment in the Fall 2019 semester. Auditions will be held in the LACC Camino Theater.

I am so thankful for all of our hard-working faculty, staff and administrators for all you do for our students day in and day out to make this the best college in Los Angeles… Los Angeles City College… 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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