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PD Corner—October Activities Recap & Upcoming B.U.I.L.D. Book Club Series
PD Corner—October Activities Recap & Upcoming B.U.I.L.D. Book Club Series

Thank you to all the classified staff members who attended the Classified Staff Development Committee's Meet and Greet on October 9 with our new Professional Development Coordinator. LAVC also hosted the second meeting of the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative's (IEPI) Partnership Resource Team (PRT) on October 29, and our IEPI Steering Committee will begin work on writing our professional development plan. Coming up, LAVC Professional Development will offer a new B.U.I.L.D. (Belong, Uplift, Imagine, Learn, and Diversify) series featuring a book club, TED-style talks and campus speakers; LAVC Professional Development will send a campus email with more details.



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 11/1/2018 5:00:00 PM

Get Inspired! LAVC Launches the Valley College Connection Podcast
Get Inspired! LAVC Launches the Valley College Connection Podcast

LAVC has launched a new podcast called the Valley College Connection, which is produced in partnership with the LAVC Academic Resource Center and KVCM Monarch Radio. Hosted by professors John Kawai and Scott Weigand, it aims to inspire people with success stories of Valley College educator and students, as well as highlight resources and services that are making a difference on campus. Subscribe to the Valley College Connection podcast today on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcast, and Spotify.



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 10/1/2018 5:00:05 PM

LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry Helps Hungry Students on Campus
LAVC Helping Hands Food Pantry Helps Hungry Students on Campus

The LAVC Hunger-Free Campus Initiative is helping our students who are experiencing homelessness and/or are food insecure. The new Helping Hands Food Pantry opened to distribute food to hungry students on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Campus Center's Monarch Patio, and to assists students in applying for CalFresh. There is also going to be a Rummage Sale benefiting the LAVC Helping Hands Project on October 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 10/1/2018 5:00:04 PM

Dr. Tasos Sioukas Published in NACCE Magazine & Presents Workshop at a NACCE Conference
Dr. Tasos Sioukas Published in NACCE Magazine & Presents Workshop at a NACCE Conference

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has published an article on "Instilling Entrepreneurial Mindset at Los Angeles Valley College" by LAVC Business Administration Department Chair Tasos Sioukas in its Summer/Fall 2018 issue. In addition, Tasos was invited to present a workshop on designing an entrepreneurship boot-camp program at the NACCE Go West regional conference on September 20 in San Francisco. His presentation focused on the design principles for creating a entrepreneurship boot-camp program, including combining the approach of effectuation with causation to enhance the success of start-ups.



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 10/1/2018 5:00:03 PM

FRC's Amber Angel & LAVC Student Parent Speak at #RealCollege 2018
FRC's Amber Angel & LAVC Student Parent Speak at #RealCollege 2018

LAVC Family Resource Center (FRC) Program Coordinator Amber Angel and LAVC student parent Eden Bryant were featured on a panel discussion on "supporting student parents" on September 30 at #RealCollege: A National Convening on Food and Housing Insecurity at Temple University in Philadelphia. They shared their experiences about the benefits of on-campus student parent programming that is being offered at Valley College. 



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 10/1/2018 5:00:02 PM

Introducing the California Promise Grant—A New Name for the BOG Fee Waiver!
Introducing the California Promise Grant—A New Name for the BOG Fee Waiver!

Have you heard? The California Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver is now called the California College Promise Grant. It has the same application process and eligibility requirements as the BOG and still waives the per unit enrollment fee at California community colleges. Be sure to check the LAVC Financial Aid Web page for more info on the California College Promise Grant.



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 10/1/2018 5:00:01 PM

PD Corner—Implicit Bias Workshop & PRT First On-Campus Visit Recap
PD Corner—Implicit Bias Workshop & PRT First On-Campus Visit Recap

In September, the college hosted an Implicit Bias workshop with UCLA's Jerry Kang, and the Partnership Resource Team (PRT) met with 50 staff, faculty and students on campus to discuss professional development on campus. The PRT team will be back on October 29 to help us work on our integrated professional development plan, so stay tuned for more details. Classified staff are invited to a meet-and-greet with Jeanne Owens, our new professional development coordinator, on October 10.



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 10/1/2018 5:00:00 PM

Monday Monarch Athletics Memo—Football Victorious Over Pierce & Good Tourney Play for Men's and Women's Water Polo
Monday Monarch Athletics Memo—Football Victorious Over Pierce & Good Tourney Play for Men's and Women's Water Polo

Congratulations to Football on keeping the victory bell at with its recent win over crosstown rival Pierce College, and to Women's and Men's Water Polo on their 3-1 records at the Mt. SAC and Cuesta tournaments, respectively! Cheer on our Monarchs at home as Women's Soccer plays Moorpark on September 25 at 4 p.m. and Men's Water Polo plays Santa Monica on September 26 at 3:30 p.m.



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 9/24/2018 5:00:22 PM

LAVC Family Resource Center Celebrated as a National Model
LAVC Family Resource Center Celebrated as a National Model

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Education and College Promise Campaign Director and LAVC President Erika Endrijonas applauded the LAVC Family Resource Center as a national model for serving student parents and their families at a special reception on August 23 at the Family Resource Center.



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 9/5/2018 5:00:02 PM

LAVC Student Visited NASA this Summer with the NCAS Program
LAVC Student Visited NASA this Summer with the NCAS Program

LAVC student Henry Kobin was one of 280 community college students across the country selected be in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). As a NCAS Scholar, he got an opportunity for to participate in an on-site visit to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory over the summer. 



Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 9/5/2018 5:00:01 PM

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