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Allied Health Information Session - Dec. 15

 

Find Out About Allied Health Programs

If you are interested in working in the health care industry, stop by the Allied Health Information Session to learn about our programs in Health Occupations; Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide; Medical Billing and Coding; Pharmacy Technician; and Biotechnology.

When:

Friday, Dec. 15

12-1 p.m.

or

Tuesday, Dec. 19

2-3 p.m.

Where:

Learning Resource Center, Room 234 (on the Main Campus)

Click Here to RSVP


 
Registration Day for Winter and Spring

Register for Winter & Spring Classes

Stop by the Center for Math & Science (CMS – EAST CAMPUS) during Registration Day to receive one-on-one assistance with registering for classes. Our advisers will walk you through the Student Information System and address any technical issues you run into.

Enroll in the Classes You Need and Connect with Important Services like Admissions & Records, Counseling, Financial Aid and more!

WHEN:

Friday, December 1
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach & Recruitment, 818-364-7779.

WHERE:

Center for Math & Science (EAST CAMPUS)
Rooms 120–122
12890 Harding Street,
Sylmar, CA 91342

Free Parking Available in the East Campus Parking Lot


 
Music Student to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Anjalee Burns, a Music student at Los Angeles Mission College, had the opportunity to go to Yale this summer for three weeks through the Explo Program, where she got to take part in multiple music courses, workshops and performances each day.

In the songwriting and music composition course, she had the privilege of working with many people of different backgrounds and levels, as they wrote songs together, shared musical ideas, and helped each other develop their individual pieces.

She performed multiple times in various venues, including an intimate, coffee shop setting, and a talent show where she played an original song in a large theater with over a hundred people in attendance. It was at this performance that she realized she knew how to draw a connection with her audience, when she told the story behind the song before diving in with all the emotion that inspired her to write music.

“I walked off the stage more free than ever before, knowing the reason for that was, due to all this thinking about music, what I want to do, and who I want to be," Burns said. "This performance helped me to pinpoint what I want to accomplish as a musician, a performer, and as a person.”

More recently, Burns was nominated by her music professor, Dr. Joshua R. Wentz to apply to a prestigious music program where he works every spring, called Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Her audition recording marked her as one of the 700 finalists chosen, out of a pool of 12,000 students.

"It’s rare to find a student at only 15 years old, with such raw talent," Dr. Wentz said. "Her possibilities are limitless.”

She will travel to New York City in early February with Dr. Wentz to rehearse with the Honors Choir and perform at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2018. 

Burns is a Dual Enrollment student taking her General Education classes and music classes in order to prepare, audition and transfer to a music conservatory.


 
Theatre Presents 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Nov. 16-18)

Los Angeles Mission College is proud to present Peter and the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker, and directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Robert Cucuzza.

This inaugural production in the AMP Theater in LA Mission College’s brand new Arts, Media and Performance complex plays November 16-18.

Performances are Thursday, November 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and $15.00 and can be purchased at www.lamcstage.com starting November 1. While appropriate for all ages, this Peter Pan prequel will be best appreciated by children 8 and older.

In this prequel to Peter Pan, Molly, an apprentice starcatcher, and three orphan boys take to the high seas with a trunk full of magical starstuff while pursued by the ruthless pirate Black Stache and his band of marauders. The chase leads to an island, where Molly learns what it means to grow up, Stache loses his hand, the lost boys take up residence, and an extraordinary orphan is christened “Peter,” the boy who refused to grow up.

A dozen actors play scores of characters, employing inspired stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of the imagination to create everything from a pirate ship battle in a hurricane to a flying cats and hungry crocodiles.

Robert Cucuzza has assembled a team of professional guest artists to work hand-in-hand with student actors and designers to bring the biggest production in the history of L.A. Mission College to life and give audiences a glimpse of the exciting future of our theater program.

Guest artists include co-director Jon Patrick Walker, who performed in the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher; actors James Cowan and Mark Lewis; scenic designer Dorothy Hoover; and lighting designer Darius Gangei.

To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.


 
Students Pack Campus Center for 'Major Fair'

More than 350 students met with faculty and staff to learn about the various majors, degrees and programs available at Los Angeles Mission College during the Major Fair on Friday in the Campus Center.

Students from San Fernando, Sylmar and Monroe high schools were able to attend thanks to buses provided by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, and current students who were undecided were able to learn more about career paths available with certain majors.

Claudia Ramirez who is the coordinator of the Career Center, said the purpose of the event was for students to discover a major they're excited about, and make informed decisions.


 
Child and Family Studies Open House/Orientation

 

Learn About Careers and Majors in Child and Family Studies

Explore opportunities awaiting you in the fields of:

  • Child Development
  • Elementary Education
  • Family Studies
  • Gerontology

When:

Friday, November 3
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:

Culinary Arts Institute (Arroyo Room)

Event Program:

4–4:30 p.m. - Arrive and enjoy a light snack

4:30–4:50 p.m. - Welcome and Overview

4:50–5:20 p.m. - Breakout Session 1

5:20–5:30 p.m. - Network with Child & Family Studies Professors and Students

5:30–5:50 p.m. - Breakout Session 2

5:50–6 p.m. - Closing Remarks

To RSVP or for more information, contact Professor Patricia Rodriguez at rodrigps@lamission.edu.


 
Mission’s Youngest Student En Route to Grad School
 
President Monte Perez, PhD and L.A. Mission College graduate, Adam Brown.

At 17 years old, Los Angeles Mission College’s youngest student, Adam Brown, is on his way to The George Washington University to pursue a master’s degree in Political Management with an emphasis on Electoral Politics.

Considering that most students his age are graduating high school and preparing for college, you could say his achievements are extraordinary. He recently received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA, and before that he graduated from L.A. Mission College at 14 years old.

But for those who have had the pleasure of meeting Adam, even more impressive still, is the level of maturity he demonstrates.

“As our youngest student ever, having started with us at just 8 years old, Adam is undoubtedly an impressive young man,” said L.A. Mission College President Monte Perez, PhD. “But most impressive of all is his sincere determination to become a community leader and improve the world around him.”

When he was 8 years old, he persuaded his mother, Geeta Brown, to let him attend L.A. Mission College. “I was looking for a challenge and Mission presented that challenge and a new experience for me to learn more,” Adam said.

He graduated from Balboa Gifted/High Ability Magnet, and went on to attend Nobel Charter Middle School. That’s when Mrs. Brown decided to pull him out halfway through the seventh grade. Adam said the move was better for his schedule and allowed him to take the classes he needed to transfer to UCLA.

“Ever since I was little, I was obsessed with learning everything I could about American presidents,” Adam said. “My mother would supply me with all the books I could handle.”

Mrs. Brown earned her Doctoral Degree in Education from USC’s Rossier School of Education. Adam’s father, Christopher Brown, is a film producer.

As soon as he started taking classes at Mission, he knew he had made the right choice.

“I took History 11 and every other History class available at Mission,” Adam said.

His Political Science classes began to fuel his interests in politics and public service. Political Science Professor Som Chounlamountry encouraged him to continue exploring these interests.

“I have always encouraged them (students) to speak their mind,” Professor Som said. “However, I always press upon them that when they open their mouths, they must be willing to open their minds. This was put in practice when Adam lost his in-class debate when he proposed to make school lunches more nutritious. It was a costly change that the students in the class voted down.”

Professor Som said that Adam was determined and used the class break to revise his points and integrate the concerns of others.

“He addressed every point of opposition, including the short term costs as an investment of the school children's health and as the saving of future healthcare costs,” Professor Som said. “Not only did he earn the votes of his classmates, he gained their respect as a formidable debater.”

When the semester was over, Adam continued to astonish his professors. He visited Professor Som at another university where he teaches. Adam presented his nonprofit organization, which helps young people understand politics.

“So with the gift of that great intellect, came the responsibility to use it in a fashion that would do the most good for the most people,” Professor Som said. “It has always been my hope that students would dedicate themselves to what Robert Kennedy appealed to all of us … ‘To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world’. The Greek poet Aeschylus who wrote the passage would truly be proud of Adam Brown and his accomplishments.”

At 7 years old, Adam volunteered in his first political campaign for then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama. He also started his own nonprofit organization to help get kids interested in politics. At Mission, he was elected student body president.

“I want to help my community,” Adam said. “Right now I’m focused on my master’s degree, and I plan on going to law school … But I do want to eventually run for office.”

Adam is a big believer in the community college system, and credits L.A. Mission College with providing him with the classes that helped shape his career aspirations.

“When I first came here, I had a great feeling about the campus,” Adam said. “Everyone was helpful, and the school had the resources I needed … It even has the best food.”

Most importantly, Adam said, the time he spent at Mission helped prepare him for the challenges that awaited him at UCLA, and that now await him at GW this fall.


 
Grab a Slice of Pizza and Explore Majors

Join us for the first annual Major Fair. This event is perfect if you're a new student, undecided about your major, or just want to learn more about the various majors and programs, Certificates, Associate Degrees, and Associate Degrees for Transfer available at Los Angeles Mission College.

Come meet and talk to professors about the classes you will take and find out the careers that are related to those majors. Counselors will answer any questions you have about certificates, degrees, course requirements and transfer information.

You can even make an appointment to create a Student Education Plan so you know what courses to take for next semester. Come discover your major, meet professors, get an LAMC folder, and a FREE slice of Pizza.

When:

Thursday, November 9
10 a.m.

Where:

Campus Center Main (on the main campus)

For more information, contact the Career Center, 818-833-3403.


 
Get Your Winter Class During Registration Day

Stop by the Learning Resource Center (LRC) during Registration Week to receive one-on-one assistance with registering for classes. Our advisers will walk you through the Student Information System and address any technical issues you run into.

Enroll in the Classes You Need and Connect with Important Services like Admissions & Records, Counseling, Financial Aid and more!

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 1
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

COUNSELING:

9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Los Angeles Mission College (Learning Resource Center)
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach & Recruitment, 818-364-7779.

Free Parking Available in the Main Campus Garage


 
Ante Up for Our Student Athletes

Los Angeles Mission College Athletics invites you to attend the seventh annual Charitable Poker Night on Saturday, October 28.

This yearly event brings together our student athletes, faculty, staff, friends and family for a night of cards and fun.

The $60 donation includes dinner, one drink ticket, dessert, and Poker. First place wins $1,000. 

There is also a $20 non-player donation for those interested in the dinner portion. All proceeds benefit Los Angeles Mission College Athletics.

When:

Saturday, October 28

Dinner: 5 p.m.

Tournament: 6:30 p.m.

Where:

Health, Fitness, and Athletics Complex (Gym)
12890 Harding Street
Sylmar, CA 91342

To RSVP or for more information, click here.




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