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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 5/2/2022

News and Events for the week of May 2

Good Monday Morning,

It was beautiful, warm weekend that slipped April into May. Our last month of this spring semester. As you wind this semester down, we have plans for many celebrations of our graduates throughout the month of May. Please be sure to get your events on my calendar so that I can attend, too. This year, our graduation will again be in person at the Greek Theater. We will be asking everyone to RSVP so that we know how many people will be there. The venue is large enough to accommodate everyone who wants to come, so I hope we have a record-breaking attendance this year. Please make sure you have it on your calendar – Tuesday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. We are inviting graduates from our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 because they did not get the full benefit of a graduation ceremony. We are still working on our guest speaker. Stay tuned – it might be someone who is amazing!   

Summer 2022

Registration for summer classes is in full swing. The summer schedule of classes is in the student portal at Please remind your students.

View Open Classes for Summer

Fall 2022

Registration for Fall 2022 is underway, and the Fall 2022 class schedule is now up in the student portal at

View Open Classes for Fall

Counselor to College Summit

Last week we held our annual Counselor to College Summit for LAUSD counselors in person in the multipurpose room of the Student Union. The room was full with almost 100 LAUSD Counselors in attendance. This is a meeting we began hosting for LAUSD several years ago and we were able to keep it alive throughout the pandemic. The new area superintendent was there is person as well. Later that day I attended a meeting of the Great Outcomes Central and East Los Angeles – an almost 10-year partnership with LAUSD schools, LACC and ELAC, and Cal State LA - to improve the college-going rates in our service areas. We had a great meeting about our path forward for the next decade. We met the new LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. He is a visionary, who is action-oriented, and very focused on changing the lives of the LAUSD students and families for a better future.  

$100,000 Donnation to Support LACC's Korean Language and Civilization Program

We had a wonderful gathering last Tuesday to celebrate the launch of a new partnership with the Korean Family of Chosen, who is donating $100,000 to support our Korean Language and Civilization program. This fall a statue will be donated by the Korean Family of Chosŏn depicting Sejong, the fourth king of the Chosŏn dynasty who invented the Korean alphabet in 1443, will be unveiled in the Modern Languages and Civilizations department. Media coverage of Tuesday’s event is up on our website.  

LACC Enterprise Incubator

We have officially launched the LACC Enterprise Incubator program (LACCEI). The LACCEI is designed to prepare and support entrepreneurs in all stages of small business development. Participants will complete a business plan, design a marketing model, execute business branding and more. This is an 11-week program that can be taken virtual or in-person that is open to all Los Angeles County residents. The LACCEI program runs from May 2022 through July 2022. For more information, contact Alexus Medina at 

Here is what is happening this week: 
Mindfulness Mondays 

Monday, May 2 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  

Undocu-Transfer Workshop 

Monday,  May 2 at 3pm 

Zoom - register at  

This workshop is for prospective transfer students who are undocumented to explore university options, support services, and general resources. For more information, contact Charnnel Ellis at 323.953.4000 ext. 2215,  

Student Workshop: Putting Your Needs First Without Feeling Guilty 

Tuesday, May 3 at 12:30pm 

Zoom ID: 92936805171 

In this workshop you will learn how to get a handle on having your own needs met, creating healthy boundaries, and asking and getting support for your goals. For more information, contact Joseph J. Exnowski, phone: 323-953-4000 x 2274; email: 

National Foster Care Awareness Month Game Day 

Wednesday, May 4 at 11am 

LACC Main Quad 

Join us for food and games to celebrate National Foster Care Awareness Month.  

Undocu-Transfer Workshop 

Wednesday, May 4 at 11:30am 

Student Services Building, 2nd floor Computer Lab 

This workshop is for prospective transfer students who are undocumented to explore university options, support services, and general resources. For more information, contact Charnnel Ellis at 323.953.4000 ext. 2215,  

VAMA Scholarship Show and Reception 

Wednesday, May 4 at 5pm 

VAMA Gallery DH104 

Join us for the VAMA Scholarship Show and reception.  

Career Workshop: How to Address Employment Gaps (CARE)

Friday, May 6 at 10am  


This workshop will focus on providing strategies for students to use to address employment gaps on their resumes. For more information, contact David Turcotte at  

Vaccinations, Boosters, and Masking Indoors

LACCD Board Policies are still in effect requiring vaccinations, including boosters, and masking indoors. The Board of Trustees will be discussing Board Policies 2800 and 2900 at their meeting on Wednesday. Be sure you stay masked indoors and the daily check-in is still required. We will continue to offer COVID-19 testing for now on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm in the Student Union, first floor.  

BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. SUCCEED. The beauty of what we do shows every day. If we can be of any help, please let us know.  

Have a wonderful week. 

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