West Fully Accredited & In
Actions taken by the
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western
Association of Schools and Colleges have been in the news recently. West
was NOT among the Los Angeles area colleges to be placed on warning on
probation. West remains fully accredited and in good standing with the
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Receive a 15% discount
on your bill when you present you WLAC Student or Faculty/Staff ID Card.
New Tax Credit for Students
Thanks to a new act passed
this year, the American Opportunity tax credit (also known as the
Hope Credit) has been increased to $2500.
This credit available
to a broader range of taxpayers, including many with higher incomes and
those who owe no tax. It also adds required course materials to the list
of qualifying expenses and allows the credit to be claimed for four
post-secondary education years instead of two.
See the IRS website for more information at
If you're looking for a way to cut costs this semester, you can try
renting textbooks instead of buying. Several websites, including
www.chegg.com, offer textbook rentals
at a fraction of the buying price.
Discounted Movie Tickets
ASO Office is selling Group Activity movie tickets for Pacific
Theatres. The tickets can be purchased for $7.50 each in Building A-5
during normal business hours.
The tickets are
valid at Pacific Theatres locations only. They are not valid at the El
Capitan Theatre or ArcLight Cinemas, including the Cinerama Dome.
Present the tickets at the box office in exchange for the admission
Academic Support Group w/ Cultural Flavor
The Umoja Program is a community of Instructors, Counselors, Students and Support services Staff that are committed to the academic success, personal and professional growth, and self-actualization of African American students and others. The Umoja Program currently offers English and Math, and Personal Development.
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THE PUENTE PROGRAM
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Puente has successfully helped students at California Community Colleges achieve their transfer goals through a combination of coursework, support programs and focus on Latino and Hispanic culture.
Alumnus Reed Comes Up Big in
WLAC Alumnus David
Reed caught 10 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown during the Utah's'
methodical 35-17 victory over Utah State. It is the first time any
Ute receiver has accounted for more than 170 yards in a game since 2005.
- West defeats LA Harbor: 3 - 2
- West defeats Moorpark: 27 - 12
Retirement Celebration: Anthony
"Tony" Gamble & Dr. John Workman
Wed-Sept 23 |
12:00 – 2:00pm | ATA 116 | $20 buffet lunch/gift
RSVP to Cristi
firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz Martinez: martinlnwlac.edu
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Deans, Chairs & Faculty
IN THE NEWS
West Los Angeles College receives
for Innovative Program Committed to
Latino Student Success
West will receive a $50,000 grant to implement a
program to increase information and technology literacy among Latino
students, announced the non-profit organization
Excelencia in Education. West Los Angeles College was one of only 20
colleges and universities from across the nation chosen to receive the
SEMILLAS grants, supported by the Walmart Foundation, are part of
Excelencia in Education’s “Growing What Works” national
initiative. . . .
West Has the POWER!
Llyod Thomas is the co-winner of a 2009 POWER Award Winner for work in
SLA assessment and research. This award recognizes his work in
increasing faculty and researcher understanding of student success.
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West Professor MD Haque's paper, titled
"Managing conflicts emanated from the 'low impact' team members," was
accepted for publication and presentation at the International Academy
of Business and Economics Conference in October 2009.
A SHero Walks Among Us
Vanita Nicholas, Business Division Chair,
was selected as one of 51 “SHeros” honored at a special August awards
by Inclusion in the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University
Business Professor Gwen-Marie Thomas was one
of 42 women from around the world to attend the historic Oxford Round
Table at Oxford...read
KICK OFF MEETING
TUES, SEPT 15
NOON | B4
Speak Out! Join the New Faculty/Staff Toastmasters
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has assisted millions of men and
women become more confident in front of an audience. In a friendly club
format, members learn how to enhance skills in:
Presenting prepared speeches
Conducting effective meetings
click for more info
Call:Maria Mancia at
(310) 287-4530 or
Retirement Workshop for CalSTRS Members
FRI, OCT 16 | 9:30AM-2:00PM DISTRICT
This workshop for CalSTRS members planning
to retire in Fall 2009 or Spring 2010.
West Named a "Great College
to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 09 Edition: West Los Angeles College was one of only a handful
of 2-year colleges recognized in the Chronicles' 2009 survey of Great
Colleges to Work For.
Warning - Hoax Email
An email has been
circulating claiming to be from "System Administrator." it is believed that
the fraudulent messages are addressed “Important:
Email Account Verification Update”. THESE EMAIL MESSAGES
ARE A HOAX ( SPAM MAIL ). DO NOT RESPOND. Do not open any
attachment to such messages. Delete the e-mail. Empty the deleted items
folder. Do not provide any personal and college information. If you are not sure;
please consult with Nick Dang at the IT Department at (310) 287-4360.
EAP '09 NEWSLETTER
JUNE 09: Internet Addiction; Kids & Internet Safety; Aging - Internet Basics; Understanding Copyright Law; Affording a Computer; Computers & Your Health;
Age of the Internets