-New Mission Statement

-Faculty Senate Election Results

-Dental Hygiene Students Place 2nd in CA Competition



June 1 - 7:
Finals view schedule


Thurs, June 3:
Celebrating Excellence

(Scholarship & Dean's List Awards)


Sat, June 5:


Tues, June 8:


Thurs, June 10:
Colleges, Careers and You



Alum Drafted by Baltimore Ravens

Track - 17 Wildcats Advance to State Championships. Two Relay Victories!




- $1000 renewable scholarships available through the Osher Initiative for CA Community College Students. Contact Financial Aid for more information and application. Deadline soon. Act now!


-New Way to Get Your Financial

 Aid Funds Coming - Read More




- PV Jobs Summer

  Internships Available


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



2:00pm - 8:00pm


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Now available online. 

$0.25 at Bookstore & Paws





- Turning Intentions Into Outcomes; Worklife Balance; Planning for Elder Care



PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE         FACEBOOK "West Los Angeles College (WLAC)"     ASO MySPACE           IMPORTANT DATES      

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


MAY 24

Have you been accepted by a UC or CSU?

Do you need IGETC or CSU GE certification?

See the Transfer Center Counselor on

Thursday, May 27 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Paralegal Advisory Mtg  |  5:30pm  |  Winlock


Piano Recital  |  7:30pm  |  FA Theater




Enjoy the Vocal

Talents of West's Best

MON, MAY 24 @ 12:30PM | FA THEATER

Celebrating Stephen Sondheim's 80th

with selections from

Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street



West  Chorale performs selections from

HMS Pinafore


MEETINGS:  11:00 Commencement Cmte - Winlock;  1:00 & 5:00 TRiO/Transfer Cntr Program - HLRC 4th;  1:30 Planning Cmte - Winlock;  6:00 Music Dept Mtg - FA 103


MAY 25



Location: President's Lane

2:00 Crenshaw High School Band & Dancers

2:45 Crenshaw High School Choir

3:15 Samba Dancers

3:30 WLAC Jazz Band

4:45 Eshielman Star Dancers (East Indian Bali)





Faculty/Staff Toastmasters every Tuesday

For more information, please contact Linda J. Thompson at

(310) 287-4537, or Maria Mancia at (310) 287-4530.  learn more



5:00 Westport Heights Dancers (Brazilian)

5:15 Awe Nigerian Drummers & Dancers

5:45 Markeiel Extraordinaire Fashion Show

6:10 Mariachi Band

6:40 Asian Dance

7:00  WLAC Chorale Performs Selections

         from HMS Pinafore (Fine Art Theater)




Foster Care MAPP | 6:00pm  | FA 106



MEETINGS:  12:30 Academic Senate - Winlock



MAY 26


LACCD Board of Trustees Meeting


NEW Location - FA 103: Committee Meetings:   9:00am - 12:00pm 


NEW Location - HLRC (Library) 2nd Floor: Closed Session:   12:30pm -  3:30pm


Locations - FA Theater:  PUBLIC SESSION  -  3:30pm




KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Myron H. Dembo  |  1:00pm - 4:00pm  |  MSA 005

Becoming a Self-Regulated Learner: Implications for Web-Based Education - Myron H. Dembo

Although an increasing number of students are enrolling in web-based courses, dropout rates are a constant problem. Many researchers have identified learner characteristics that lead to failure or low achievement in these courses. In his presentation, Dr. Dembo identifies six important components of self-regulatory behavior and related motivation and learning strategies initially derived from classroom-based research that can be applied to web-based learning. These strategies can be taught before enrolling in a web-based course or while taking courses. He points out that many students will not benefit from the technological advances in web-based learning if they lack the motivation and learning strategies to take charge of their own learning.




MEETINGS:  10:00 Counseling Staff Meeting - Winlock; 10:00 Santee High School on campus


MAY 27

Blue Cross / Blue Shield Insurance Plans CalPERS Info Session

10:00am - 12:00pm  |  District Office

1:00pm - 3:00pm      |  LATTC



Foster Care MAPP | 6:00pm  | FA 106





Transfer Center News

Do you need IGETC or CSU GE certification?

See the Transfer Center Counselor on

TODAY - May 27 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm | A13


MEETINGS:  11:00 AFT Unit 1 Mtg - ATA 210;  12:30 Grants Management - Winlock;  1:00 Accreditation Standard 1 Mtg - PCR;  2:30 Accreditation Steering Cmte - Winlock


MAY 28


Blue Cross / Blue Shield Insurance Plans CalPERS Info Session

10:00am - 12:00pm  |  Pierce

1:00pm - 3:00pm      |  Harbor


MEETINGS: 10:00 Academic Affairs Staff Meeting - PCR


MAY 29


Yes! Saturday classes do meet today






MAY 30

Yes! Sunday classes do meet today

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MAY 31










May 25: Multi-Cultural Festival

May 26: West Hosts LACCD Board of Trustees Meeting

June 1 - 7: Finals see schedule

June 3: Celebrating Excellence (Scholarship & Dean's List Awards)

June 5: Summer Gala

June 8: Graduation








After becoming a national record-setting wide receiver at Pasadena City College under Coach Marguet Miller, now the Wildcats Head Football Coach, David Reed enrolled at West to complete his Associate Degree needed to gain NCAA eligibility. He then transferred to the University of Utah where he earned national recognition at their BCS bowl game. Last month, Reed realized his life-long dream of joining the NFL when he was drafted in the 5th round by the Baltimore Ravens. Other professional football players from West have included Rashied Davis, Keyshawn Johnson, and Hall of Famer, Warren Moon. (Reed photo provided courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens. Photographer: Phil Hoffman).


Wildcats Advance to

State Championships

With 3rd Place Victory

at S. Cal Championships

Men & Women Take 4x100 Meter Relay Titles   |  17 Athletes Qualify for State


The West Los Angeles College women’s track and field team finished 3rd Saturday at the Southern California Championships at Saddleback College. The men's team finished in 6th place. (Mt. Sac won the women's title, and Cerritos was second.  Riverside won the men’s championship.) Both the men’s and women’s 400 meter Wildcats relay team’s won the titles.  This is the first time in 10 years that the men and women from the same school won the relay. Considering neither team was ranked in the SoCal top 20 in at the beginning of the season, it was a huge day for the Wildcats track and field program.  

The Southern California Regional Championships also is the qualifying meet for the state meet. The top-four finishers in lane races and top six finishers in distance and field events advance to the California State Championships at Antelope Valley College on May 21st and 22nd.  The heptathlon is the first event and begins at 10 a.m., on both Friday and Saturday.

Complete results from the championship are available at www.gocollegetrack.com and most races, including West LA’s 4x100 relay victories, can be viewed on www.superfittv.com.

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Two-year cross country and track and field letterman Ramandeep Singh is a 2007 graduate of Gahr High School where he was named the team’s Most Valuable Cross Country Runner. He was also honored by being selected as a First Team All-Conference Cross Country runner this past fall at West. As you might expect his hobby is running and his favorite food is pizza. “Raman” has worked very hard for three years and has overcome numerous injuries to become a Wildcat team leader and one of the best long distance runners in the state.  Raman recently broke the West Los Angeles College school record in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 32:09.97 shattering the old record by over two minutes.  He has qualified for the So Cal Prelims and is gunning for a spot in the state meet later in May. Singh has a cumulative 3.1 grade point average, and is looking to transfer to a four year university majoring in Kinesiology. He is on target to graduate this spring with his Associate of Arts Degree from West. 



Nicole Moreno is a 2007 graduate of L.A. University High School, and while at “Uni” she competed in the sports of soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball.  She was an honor roll student in high school and currently holds a 3.0 grade point average at West.  Nicole plans to transfer to a four year university and major in Psychology or Pre-Law.  She hopes to be recruited and would like to continue her volleyball career at the next level of competition.  Since arriving at West, she has been a mainstay and team leader on the Women’s Volleyball team the past two seasons.  She specialized in the position of setter but played where ever the team needed her.  Nicole only knows one speed and her hard work, all out hustle and competitive spirit helped inspire her teammates on the Wildcat Volleyball squad.   



 >> visit Wildcats' Home Page







Dental Hygiene

Students Donate Time to Free Clinic at Sports Arena

West Dental Hygiene students and faculty participated in the largest free healthcare event in the U.S from April 27th-May 3rd at the LA Sports Arena. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) event offered everything from dental fillings and root canals to prescription eyeglasses and cataract surgery. RAM transformed the arena into a giant clinic with hundreds of volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists and nurses to serve those in the greater LA area in need of care.  


learn more http://www.ramfreeclinic.org/news.html


2nd Place at CA Dental Assoc. Table Clinic Competition

Dental Hygiene students, Carly Memsic and Kay Shepard won the second place at California Dental Association Table Clinic Competition at Anaheim on May 16, 2010.

They will be continue to compete at American Dental Hygienists' Association meeting at Las Vegas on June 24.




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







April 2010








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Stairways to College and Careers!  

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




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


PV Jobs Summer Internships
There are multiple Summer Internships available at http://www.usgbcla.org/maps/jobs-board.
To be eligible, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units of class and register at www.laccdinterns.org.


Remember - ask for business cards from the person/people interviewing you in order to follow up!
Students can mention they were referred by Deborah Deras, USGBC-LA member.



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


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