Armenian Culture Day An Armenian Culture Day celebration was held on May 7th in Campus Center Main to introduce the Armenian culture and heritage to the LAMC community. The President’s Office in collaboration with the Professional Staff Development Committee, the Armenian Student Association, and Associated Student Organization put together an event that was well attended by many, including many of the LAMC students and staff. Guests enjoyed a program filled with live Armenian music and dance, food and coffee, lecture on Armenian history, and tables showcasing everything from traditional Armenian art and handmade souvenirs, to posters with information about Armenia and the Armenian people.
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LAMC Honors Ceremony Honor awards for the Fall 2012 semester were presented on April 18, 2013 to LAMC students who earned outstanding scholastic achievement. Awards were presented by President Monte E. Perez, Dean of Student Services Ludi Villegas-Vidal, and faculty members Janice Silver and Margie Long. Speakers at the ceremony were Dr. Perez, Associated Student Organization President Michael Griggs, President of Alpha Gamma Sigma Pierre Mardirosian, Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Allen, Transfer/Career Center Counselor/Coordinator Tashini Walker, and Department Chair Health/PE/Athletics Leslie Milke.
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Denim Day/ Clothesline Project & Self Defense Workshop 2013 On Wednesday, April 24th, Professors Myriam Levy and Jill Biondo as well as students enrolled in Sociology 1, took part in bringing awareness to violence against women. Nathan Carlan, LAMC PE instructor facilitated the Self-Defense workshop.
Denim Day is an event in which people are encouraged to wear jeans (denim) in order to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault.
The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women.
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Annual Child Development Spring Conference
A sold out capacity crowd of Child Development students gathered Saturday, April 20th for our annual Child Development Spring Conference held here at LAMC! Bright blue skies, warm sunshine, and a gorgeous Center for Child Development Studies provided the setting for an afternoon of workshops focused on the teacher’s role in meeting the needs of young children. A variety of workshops was offered by faculty members, mentor teachers, LAMC classroom teachers and child development tutors including such topics as: special needs, career and leadership paths, family child care, computer and resume skills, assessments, as well as hands-on experiences with curriculum in science, literacy, math, puppets and toy making.
The conference represented a strong team effort and sponsorship by the Child Development Department, the Child Development Center, the LAMC California Early Childhood Mentor Teachers, and the Child Development Club. Following the enriching afternoon of workshops and learning together, the students were gathered for a raffle with generous donations from other members of our LAMC Community: EOPS, Financial Aid, ASO, Child Development Club, Eagles Landing Bookstore, and many current and former faculty members and teachers.
This annual event has become a Child Development tradition, and as we reflect on this year’s event, we are already beginning the discussion for next year’s conference, so mark your calendars for Saturday April 19th, 2014!!
STEM Fair at Los Angeles Mission College The first STEM Fair at Los Angeles Mission College, coordinated by STEM counselor Marina Sangkavichai, took place on April 10, 2013. STEM Stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Representatives from different STEM organizations such as Providence Holy Cross, Caltrans, California State University Long Beach (Engineering Program) and SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) and Medtronics spoke with our students about the various career pathways and opportunities available to them in the STEM fields. Students from Sylmar Biotech were also in attendance. The STEM Fair showcased chemistry experiments and engineering activities to get students interested in the sciences. Overall, the STEM Fair was a success and the STEM program hopes to organize another STEM event next year.
By: Marina Sangkavichai
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Travels to Arizona!
While others were vacationing or taking a much needed rest from their studies, SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) student chapter at Los Angeles Mission College traveled to Tempe, Arizona to attend a Regional Development Leadership Conference which took place April 4-7, 2013. Students from various colleges with SHPE chapters traveled many miles to attend this yearly event.
The purpose of the conference was to provide Engineering majors with an opportunity to network with engineering professionals, take part in educational workshops, and build leadership skills. Students were placed into groups and presented with interesting case studies. They were asked to formulate solutions to common leadership issues. The group with the most creative and informative presentation would win a prize. We are proud to announce that students from the Los Angeles Mission College SHPE club won the competition! They were given accolades for their presentation which combined video and dynamic speaking skills. The audience was engaged and the SHPE judges deemed them the winners. The students from the SHPE chapter returned from the trip with a new sense of purpose and a passion for Engineering. We want to take this opportunity to congratulate our students from SHPE and wish them well as they continue to grow their club and inspire all Engineering majors at Los Angeles Mission College.
By Marina Sangkavichai, STEM Counselor
CSUN Day at LAMC CSUN Day at Los Angeles Mission College, coordinated by Tashini Walker, Counselor/Director of the Transfer/Career Center, was held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in the Campus Quad. Several advisors from CSUN attended the event and assisted students with admissions, student housing, and the transfer process. Special thanks to the LAMC Associated Students Organization for providing refreshments for the CSUN faculty and staff. Photo by Jamie De Falco.
Spring Semester 2013 Begins Click image to see photos from the first day.
Staff Holiday Luncheon The Holiday party this year was fabulous as usual. Employees enjoyed a traditional Italian fare. The reserved tables received mixed reviews but most thought the idea is worth repeating next year. The choir did an outstanding job and the comedian and raffle were a big hit. Let’s look forward to the New Year with renewed energy, thoughts of family and friends and remember those less fortunate who need our kindness.