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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 5/20/2019

News and Events for the week of May 20

Good Monday Morning:

Time is flying by and we are two 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.

I have some very exciting news to share. After working with the Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services for the past few years, we have teamed together with the USDA to provide CalFresh hot meal benefits to students at all LACCD campuses. We are the first community college system in the country to have our cafeterias designated to use the CalFresh Restaurant Meals Program on our campus. This, in addition to our Pop Up Food Pantry here at LACC, are the beginning stages of our campuses working to meet the basic needs of all of our students. The program will phase in beginning at the colleges with Culinary programs. We hope to have it at LACC sometime next spring.

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 beginning today.

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 has 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: 10:00am – 4:00pm
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

Year-end Events This Week

All of the end of the year events and graduation celebrations/ceremonies being held on campus over the next few weeks are listed on the website. I hope to see all of you at some of our upcoming graduation events! 

  • LACCD Black Graduation Celebration – Tuesday 5/21 at 3pm – First AME Church, 2270 S Harvard Blvd, Los Angeles
  • LACC Foundation Donor Appreciation Luncheon and Scholarship & Awards Ceremony – Thursday, May 23 at noon in the student Union 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room
  • Make It to Break It Recognition Ceremony – Thursday 5/23 2pm Student Union 2nd Floor Student Lounge
  • English & ESL Annual Awards Ceremony – Thursday 5/23 6pm Student Union 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room
  • Math Scholarship Awards Ceremony – Thursday 5/23 4pm FH117
  • EOPS/CARE & NEXTup Year-end Celebration – Friday 5/24 6pm Student Union 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room
  • Last Monday we held a Town Hall on Safety and Security on Campus. We plan to have a few Safety Days this summer to go over emergency preparedness items.
  • Channel 7 (KABC-TV) came out to our Pop-Up Food Pantry last Thursday for a story that aired on the 6pm broadcast that evening. Footage will be up on our Press Room section of the website shortly.  
  • On Monday evening, I served on a panel at an event for women in Los Angeles and I spoke of the campaign to help our students with their basic needs. People are so interested in the great work we do here at City that I got so much support from the audience, that they gave me a couple of checks for the Foundation and I had several people come up to me with donations they will give to the program.
  • Last Tuesday, our Dean’s Tea recognized students who reached outstanding scholastic achievement by earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. It was a very special afternoon.
  • On Tuesday afternoon I met with Union Bank, who committed immediately to help with our Foundation’s “Critical Thought” program – to help our students basic needs.
  • We hosted a musical Student Showcase that same evening.
  • Last Wednesday, we hosted a Foster Care Awareness Month Resource Fair, a LGBTQ+ Pride Day and Health Fair, an Artist Lecture with April Bey, an Eco-Fair and a Jazz Band recital. Busy day!
  • On Wednesday, the District Budget Committee voted to require only 1% of the budget being required for the deficit repayment. This cuts our payment low enough going forward that we can continue to plan to aggressively recruit and recover from where we were. 
  • On Thursday evening, the Yamaha Artist Concert Series presented a concert with our very own pianist Dr. Milen Kirov. It was beyond amazing!
  • Our Theatre Academy presented the final shows of Hot L Baltimore. I saw it Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed it!
  • I had the most amazing morning on Friday because I spent it with eight of our Ralph Bunche Scholars. It was so pleasurable for me to converse with our wonderful students. I wish so much that I could spent this time with all of our students. I will just leave it to all of you to represent!
  • On Friday afternoon I was able to spend some time with our Child Development students who are graduating. It was a very special evening!
  • Two new banners were placed on campus, one on the Student Union and one on our Student Services building for our 90th anniversary, both featuring our students.
  • Our permits have been cleared and we will soon be putting up huge banners on the buildings facing Vermont.


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, which usually is ready to distribute at about 10:30am until around 12:30pm, or until the food is gone. We are so happy 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:

Cultural Diversity Day

On Tuesday, May 21 at 12:30pm, the Associated Student Government will host a celebration of Cultural Diversity Day with ethnic food, cultural music, traditional dance and a poetry recital in the Main Quad.

Student Workshop: Preparing for Final Exams

This student workshop will help students learn how to manage test anxiety and relax in the midst of a stressful situation. Tips for quieting the mind and the body will be discussed and shared. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at 12:30pm in the Student Union 2nd Floor Conference Room, hosted by the Life Skills Center/Health and Wellness. For more information, please contact Joe Exnowski (323) 953-4000 ext. 2274, email:

Evening Concert Series - Philharmonic Choir & Chamber Chorale

On Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm, the Music Department will present the Philharmonic Choir & Chamber Chorale as part of the Evening Concert Series. The event will take place in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall (HAMC 210).

Theatre Academy Auditions

On Wednesday, May 22 at 4pm, auditions for enrollment in the Theatre Academy for the Fall 2019 semester will take place in the Camino Theatre. Applications can be found on the Theatre Academy website.

LACC Book Program Welcomes Craig Loftin

On Thursday, May 23 from 12:45pm to 2pm, Craig Loftin, Professor of American Studies at CSU Fullerton, will explore the LGBTQ civil rights movement before and after the Stonewall Riots of 1969. The ONE Archives Foundation’s History of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement History Panel series will also be on display at the event. The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Student Union, Second Floor Conference Room.

Faculty and Student Dance Performances

On Thursday, May 23 at 8pm, the Kinesiology/Dance Department will host modern dance, jazz and flamenco performances by faculty and staff in the Camino Theater, doors open at 7:30pm.

Evening Concert Series – Music Academy Applied Completion

On Thursday, May 23 at 7pm, the Music Department will host the Music Academy Applied Completion in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall (HAMC 210).

Undocumented & LGBTQ Students Ally Training

On Friday, May 24 at 9am training to become an Ally will take place in the Student Services Building, Multipurpose Room, 3rd Floor (entrance through EOPS office).

EOPS Year-end Celebration

Every year on a Friday evening at the end of May, LACC takes the opportunity to recognize our phenomenal EOPS students with a great celebration on the 3rd floor of the Student Union on Friday, May 24 at 6pm.


  • Next week begins Finals Week!
  • Remember, next Monday is Memorial Day and the campus will be closed.
  • We have our Finals meals program – Grab & Go healthy meals for our students available in the Bookstore to pick up – Tuesday through Thursday.  
  • On Tuesday, May 28 Graduation Rehearsals beginning at 11am.
  • On Tuesday, May 28 we will host our UndocuGrad Celebration at 4pm in the Second Floor Conference Room in the Student Union.
  • On Tuesday, May 28, is the next meeting for the planning of our 90th anniversary events. If you want to help, please join us in the President’s Conference Room at 11:30.
  • On Tuesday, May 28, Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday May 30 from 12:30 to 1:30pm and again from 5:30 to 6:30pm we will have a “Fueling Your Finals Week” event with coffee and donuts outside of the Student Union.
  • On Wednesday, May 29 we will host our Umoja Year-End Celebration at 4pm in the Second Floor Conference Room in the Student Union. We will also host the LA College Promise Graduation at 4pm and the TRIO SSS End of Year Celebration at 5pm.
  • Thursday, May 30 is the deadline for submissions for the Citadel literary journal.
  • On Thursday, May 30 at 11am, Career Expo 2019 will be held in the Main Quad.
  • On Thursday, May 30 at 2pm, we will host the HFPA Center for Cinema & TV Awards, The Guardian Scholars End of Year Celebration and the Nursing Pinning Ceremony at 5pm.
  • On Saturday, June 1, LACC will host the 1st Annual Lavender Graduation beginning at 5pm in the Student Union 3rd floor multipurpose room.

The end is coming near of another great very busy and a very exciting year at 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


Emergency: 323.953.2911