Now available online.

Available in print the week of April 12



-FACULTY HONORED:                     Fran Leonard and Lorena  Leslie

-ART INSTRUCTOR Lucy Blake wins another public art commission

-RETIREMENT: Apr 30 - Lawrence Jarmon Retirement Party

-GRADUATION: Apr 23 - Early order deadline for Graduation Regalia



to Dr. Lawrence Jarmon who lost his sister



-Deadline Apr 8: WLAC Scholarships

-2010-2011 FAFSA Deadline

-Apr 30: Deadline for CA Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship $2000



-Deadline June 18: Hispanic Assoc of College & Universities Ntl Intern Program

-Info Session April 15: Sony Internship



-More Track Victories at AVC!

-Baseball beats Riverside



Theme: Change



Retiring Congresswoman Diane Watson


Also Honored:

Retiring Faculty & Staff

Outstanding Alumnus

Male & Female Athlete of the Year




Thurs, Apr 8: West hosts the District Academic Senate Meeting

                     12:30 - 4:00 HLRC 4th Flr
Thurs, Apr 15: Free Law Office Management Seminar for Paralegal Students

Wed, Apr 21: Denim Day 2010


Career Exploration Workshop Series Using Career Software

12:00 - 1:00pm  |  Assessment Center A-12

Thurs, Apr 22:  Using True COLORS to help you find your major & career

Thurs, Apr 29:  Discovering your interests and skills by way of self-directed search

Thurs, May 13: Discovering ways of how your personality connects

                        with occupations & careers



Discounted Faculty/Staff Tickets




proceeds benefit WLAC Foundation


view flyer





monday  |  tuesday  |  wednesday  |  thursday  |  friday  |  sat/sun  |  features


Last Day of Spring Break


Transfer Center (A13)
Have you been accepted by a UC or CSU? Do you need IGETC or CSU GE certification? See the Transfer Center Counselor on Thursday, April 18 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mount St. Mary's College
is still accepting applications for Fall 2010.  Contact mountnews@msmc.la.edu or (800)999-9893.

Interested in the University of California - Riverside (UCR)? Meet the rep on April 29. Please schedule your appointment in the Transfer Center.




When the, now under construction,

Student Services building opens,

West will have a food court!



take our short survey at



MEETINGS: None scheduled





Information Session for Women's Soccer | 2:30pm | PECN 11
Coach Avalos comes from two successful programs, at College of the Canyons and at Antelope Valley College. In 2004, the Cougars Women won the Western State Conference Championship.  Coach Avalos and his staff are looking to build a successful program at West. Through hard work and dedication, the same success can be possible.


BASEBALL:   vs. Glendale College - 2:30PM @ West




Get More Information

Tues, Apr 6 @ 2:30 |  PECN 11

or contact Coach Avalos (661) 618-5312



Faculty/Staff Toastmasters every Tuesday

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has assisted millions of men and women become more confident in front of an audience.  The club meetings are structured to allow members many opportunities to speak, participate in leading meetings and get involved in events or speech contests.
Toastmasters provides professionally prepared educational materials, mentoring, training and all the resources clubs and members will need to be successful. AND you will have FUN in the process!

For more information, please contact Linda J. Thompson at (310) 287-4537, or Maria Mancia at (310) 287-4530. 
learn more


MEETINGS:   9:00 FTES Meeting - PCR; 11:00 Standard III Meeting - Winlock;

                    11:30 Humanitarian Award Reception - HLRC 4th Floor; 12:30 Divisional Council - HLRC 4D



Transfer Center (A13)

CSU Dominguez Hills - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
UCLA (Iris) - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


College Night at the Getty Center

6:30 - 9:30pm | Getty Center
Join Getty Photographs Curator Anne Lyden and other museum educators for a FREE evening of engaging activities, music and gallery talks designed for local college students. learn more



at www.wlac.edu/transfer_echat






Students may now speak to university representatives LIVE online. Participating universities include UCLA,

CSUN, CSUDH, Pepperdine.


MEETINGS:  10:00 Counseling Staff Meeting - Winlock; 10:00 Dean's Meeting - PCR; 12:30 Accreditation Standard 4

                    Meeting - PCR; 1:30 Basic Skills Committee - Winlock; 2:15 Sustainability - HLRC 4th Floor and 4D



WLAC Scholarships Application Deadline

Please see the WLAC 2010 Scholarship Book for details.


Transfer Center (A13)

UCLA (Hunter) - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


         WILDCAT BASEBALL   vs. Glendale College - 2:00PM @ Glendale


MEETINGS:  10:00 Enrollment Management Committee - Winlock; 12:30 District Academic Senate - HLRC 4D;

                    1:00 AFT Adjunct Faculty Meeting - Winlock; 1:00 College Council - PCR; 1:00 District Academic Senate -

                    HLRC 4D; 6:00 Supplemental Environmental Impact Review - FA 100




After strong showings at Antelope Valley College and the 2010 Western State South Meet at Moorpark College, the track team will be back in action Friday, April 9 at LA Valley College for the 6 team Western State Conference Inland Meet. read more

IT'S THAT TIME! Order Your Graduation Regalia. Don't Miss the Early Discount

read more

MEETINGS: 10:00 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR





vs. LA Valley College - 1:00PM @ West


MEETINGS: 8:00 Gwen Thomas Final Exam - HLRC 4D





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Drop w/ a W - May 7

May 31







The West Los Angeles College track and field teams represented well at the Antelope Valley College Invitational on Saturday, April 3 with 3rd place finish by the women’s team and a 4th place finish by the men’s squad.  Over 20 schools were in attendance, including over 10 schools ranked in the top 20 in Southern California. 


The Wildcats had victories in both the men’s and women’s 400 meter relay.  Freshman Patrick Hunter and sophomore Starasia Child’s claimed victories in the triple jump as well with jumps of 46’2” and 38’11” respectively.  


The track team will be back in action Friday, April 9 at LA Valley College for the 6 team Western State Conference Inland Meet.

See recap of 2010 Western State South Meet at Moorpark at www.wlac.edu\events\westweek\archieve\2010-Mar22-WESTWEEK.html  (Ladies win meet and have victories in long and triple jump plus #4 time in state in 4x400 relay)




Get More Information

Tues, Apr 6 @ 2:30 |  PECN 11

or contact Coach Avalos (661) 618-5312








Apr 1 - West 10 vs Riverside 8

Apr 3 - West 11 vs Rio Hondo 12

Mar 13 - West 2 vs Canyons 4

>> visit Wildcats' Home Page

















Art History Professor Lucy Blake

Earns Another Public Art Commission

An artist engaged in both public art commissions and painting, WLAC Art History Professor Lucy Blake-Elahi has also taught art at UCLA’s Graduate Art Education Department. Her current project, recently commissioned by Long Beach Transit, is one of many public art works to her credit. The main part of the proposed project will be a long red fence supporting colorful medallions illustrating the history of transportation in the region.  It will be exhibited along Santa Fe Street at the corner of Del Amo. Other public art works that Blake has worked on include a floor mosaic at the Pasadena Fire Station, installation of sculptures along a street median in Lynwood, and numerous murals and sundials around the Los Angeles area. To view examples of Blake's public work and paintings, www.lucyblakestudio.com



Instructor / Alumna Recognized

as Top HR Professional

Lorena Leslie, a West graduate and now a West management instructor, was recently nominated as one of the Valley's top human resources professional at the 2nd Annual Human Resources Professional Awards Luncheon. In addition to teaching, Leslie is the Director of Human Resources at Health Advocates LLC, San Fernando Valley.



Work With Puente Club

Earns Professor K.W. Lee Spirit Award

Fran Leonard will receive a K.W. Lee Spirit Award at the K.W. Lee Center's annual dinner on June 4 at the Oxford Palace Hotel in Koreatown. The award is given in recognition of Leonard’s “incredible work with community college students at West LA, particularly with students in the Puente Project…” K.W. Lee is a renowned journalists who worked in the mainstream and ethnic media for over 50 years.


Lawrence Jarmon Retirement Celebration April 30
After 35 years of leadership and service to the District, Lawrence Jarmon is moving on to other wonderful interests in his life.  Please join us to celebrate his career and to wish him well in all his future endeavors. 
For more details and to RSVP, please see the flyer.



Attend 15th Annual TechEd Conference for FREE!

The 15th Annual TechEd Conference is being held April 11 - 13, 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California with over 100 sessions related to Technology in the Learning Environment including Digital Media, Virtual Learning, Online Course Development, Integrating Instructional Technology, New & Emerging Technologies, Career and Technical Education and more! Keynotes include John Callas from JPL on the topic of The Mars Exploration Rovers and Erin Grunwell, Educator and Founder of the Freedom Writers  Foundation, on the topic Becoming a Catalyst for ChangeClick to view Conference Program.  Keynote speaker updates and a full conference program are available at http://www.techedevents.org/2010/

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn best practice solutions from real-world experts in a hands-on learning environment by registering online at http://techedevents.org/wlc

Made possible by the Title V Cooperative grants.


Before April 23:  Bachelor $15  Master $25  Doctor $35

   After April 23:  Bachelor $30  Master $50  Doctor $70

   Complete this order form and return to Bookstore

   2010 Commencement Ceremony - Tues, June 8



Faculty in the News - Archives . . . click here






By attending one of these fairs you learn about your CalPERS benefits and the retirement planning services available to you at a free CalPERS Retirement

Planning Fair.  Meet representatives from the Regional Offices, programs, and organizations.  Use this one stopping guide to access all of your planning needs.


learn more . . . 




405 Fwy Construction Updates

Information regarding lane closures and detours: metro.net/I-405



Betty Williams, the sister of Dr. Lawrence Jarmon, died on Friday, March 19, 2010. Funeral Services were held Friday, March 26, 2010 at Inglewood Park Cemetery.



Submit Your 2010 - 2011 FAFSA Now!

Being a late submitter could hurt your chances to receive Financial Aid 

  • For Cal Grant dollars, file your FAFSA must be submitted by March 2, 2010

  • The WLAC Priority Deadline is May 1, 2010

  • General filing period: January 2, 2010 - June 30, 2011

      For information and assistance, visit Financial Aid A-12 next to Admissions.


      How to get started on your FAFSA - 4 min video



2010 WLAC Scholarship Book

Don't miss your opportunity to let someone else pay for college expenses!  

Each year, West awards scholarships from funds raised by our Foundation. Awards are based on financial need; accomplishments; college or community service; race/gender/religious affiliation; being a single parent; turning your life around; being an older student; and more. 

Application deadline EXTENDED TO The application deadline for these scholarships is APRIL 8... view book.


CLBC Offers $2000 Scholarships - Ap Due Apr 30

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Youth Leadership Scholarship, established in 2009, is offering a $2,000 scholarship to youth attending any institution of higher education for professional, academic, or vocational training and development. CLBC’s primary goal in offering these scholarships is to increase the pool of young community leaders by assisting them financially and helping them pursue their educational and personal leadership goals.




HACU National Internship Program

Federal Agencies & Private Corporations

The Hispanic Assoc of Colleges & Universities is sponsoring summer and fall internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide. “…matches students’ interests, education and experience with those of our federal and corporate partners. Students receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency med insurance, a weekly stipend of $450 - $550 depending on their class level, and participating in an intern orientation in Washington D.C.”


Deadline for Fall – June 18, 2010  for more information, visit www.hnip.net



Be The Next Sony Intern

Each Summer, Sony Pictures in partnership with the Academy of Television Arts & Science Foundation offers several internships to students from West Los Angeles College. One intern was later hired full-time by the Media Relations department, another is pursuing film at UCLA, a third founded a horror fest film festival at West that garnered press in a major horror fan publication. Will you be next? 

INFORMATION SESSION with Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television

                                       Thursday, April 15 @ 3:00pm -- ATA 128


APPLICATION WORKSHOP: Monday, April 19 @ 3:00pm -- HLRC (Library) 4th Flr


APPLICATION DUE: May 3, 2010    For more info: emmysfoundation.org or email slavkin@emmys.org

Must be currently enrolled WLAC student.

8-Week Full-Time Position -- $4,000 Stipend


PV JOBS INTERNSHIPS: Unfortunately, the student internship matching service operated in the Transfer Center by PVJobs (WLAC Rep. Deborah) has ended.



By Sending This Email, You Help West Keep &

Earn New Grants That $upport College Programs

To help meet the needs of our students in these times of diminishing resources, West Los Angeles College is applying for federal, state and private grant funds.  These grants allow us to continue services, programs and classes that might otherwise be cut. Many of the grants we apply for ask for the ethnic make up of our student body.  Recording your demographic information with West helps us win the grant funding we need to continue the services, programs and classes that help you graduate. Please email the answers to the following questions and ask a fellow student to do the same. Your information will be kept confidential.

EMAIL Your 3 Answers To: wlacinfo@wlac.edu                                    Thank You!


QUESTION #1 Your Name and/or Student ID#

QUESTION #2  Are you Hispanic or Latino?  If yes, please tell us which ethnicity or ethnicities that best describe you

                       (yes you may select more than one):


___ I am not Hispanic or Latino

___ Mexican, Mexican/American, Chicano    ___ Central American     ___ South American   ___ Hispanic, Other



QUESTION #3 If you are NOT Hispanic or Latino, please tell us the ethnicity or ethnicities that best describe you

                      (yes you may select more than one):


___ Asian Indian           ___ Asian Chinese        ___ Asian Japanese    ___ Asian Korean       ___ Asian Laotian    

___ Asian Cambodian    ___ Asian Vietnamese  ___ Filipino                 ___ Asian Other


___ American Indian, Alaskan/Native


___ Pacific Islander Guamanian    ___ Pacific Islander Hawaiian   

___ Pacific Islander Samoan        ___ Pacific Islander Other


___ Caucasian, White


___ Black, African American


Flu Season Information


POTENTIAL CAMPUS CLOSURES: As advised by the Center for Disease Control and the Los Angeles Community College District administration, it is unlikely that the campus will close in the event of student or employee being diagnosed with the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu). Instead, the campus will promote healthy practices on campus. However, Faculty/Students should be prepared to move into a distance learning format for class in the event that the instructor and/or a large number of students become ill. Faculty and students should be sure they have each other's respective contact information. Please do report any suspected/confirmed case of H1N1 (Swine Flu) to your supervisor/instructor. This information will be kept confidential.

Instructors do have the authority to ask students to leave the classroom who are clearly ill. This should be done discretely and students should be directed to the WLAC Health Center (A-9) -- Hours: M,W,Th 8:30am-5:00pm; T 10:30am-7:00pm; F 9:00am-12:00pm.

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