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September 24 - October 18
- Tuesday, Sept. 24 - Opening Ceremony & Mexican Loteria
- Wednesday, Sept. 25 - Dodgers Ticket Drawing
- Wednesday, Oct. 2 - Thursday, Oct. 3 Mexican Loteria
- Wednesday, Oct. 8 - Panel: Serving and Leading our Nation with Pride and Honor
- Thursday, Oct. 10 - Film Festival: Tocar & Luchar
- Friday, Oct. 11 - Food Pantry Volunteer Day
- Monday, Oct. 14 - Film Festival: Which Way Home?
- Tuesday, Oct. 15 - Fashion Show
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|Congresswoman Maxine Waters visits Southwest on the first day of school. Pictured (L to R): ASO President Lamont Jackson, Ambassador Sidney Williams, Interim President Yasmin J. Delahoussaye and Dean of Student Services, Dr. Oscar Cobian|
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Visits Los Angeles Southwest College
Students, faculty and staff at Los Angeles Southwest College welcomed Congresswoman Maxine Waters to campus on the first day of the fall semester. Congresswoman Waters was on site to meet with the college’s new interim president Yasmin J. Delahoussaye to discuss potential partnerships with Southwest. While onsite, Congresswoman Waters visited the college’s Student Success Center, English Reading Lab and its Middle College High School.
LOS ANGELES, August 29, 2013 – Students at Los Angeles Southwest College began the fall semester with a new interim president. The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Dr. Yasmin J. Delahoussaye as interim president of the college. Dr. Delahoussaye vacated her post as LACCD Vice Chancellor of Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness where she served since 2010 to lead Southwest effective August 19.
The board voted unanimously to elect Dr. Delahoussaye to succeed the college’s former president Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III, who announced his departure on July 1, 2013. After seven years serving as president of Southwest, Dr. Daniels will assume his new role as president of Madison Area Technical College in Wisconsin.
Veteran educator appointed interim president of Los Angeles Southwest College
The results are in…
The fall 2012 cohort scored 100% on the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt. The NCLEX-RN exam is required for all nurses. Graduates who successful complete Southwest’s Nursing program are prepared to function as an entry-level nurse upon passing the NCLEX, leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
The California Community Colleges recently launched its new Salary Surfer website. The groundbreaking online tool allows visitors to view the annual median income of those who completed a degree or certificate in 179 of the most widely enrolled community college programs.
Students can learn how much you can potentially earn with a community college degree or certificate by visiting the Salary Surfer website.
Check the following categories on Salary Surfer listed for Southwest:
- Biological Science
- Degree: Biology (General)
- Degree: Journalism
- Computer and Information Science
- Consumer Education and Home Economics
- Foreign Language
- Degree: Spanish
- Degree: Registered Nursing
- Humanities (Letters)
- Degree: English – Liberal Arts
- Degree: Speech Communication
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Degree: Humanities and Fine Arts (Interdisciplinary Studies: Option #1 and #2 Arts & Humanities)
- Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences (General) – Social and Behavioral Sciences (Options 1 and 2)
- Degree: Liberal Studies – Teaching Preparation
- Physical Sciences
- Degree: Physics
Southwest Honors the Memory of Educator and Civil Rights Leader Sal Castro
|Sal Castro at Southwest (3/25/10)|
On Monday, April 15, Sal Castro, a historic figure in the struggle for education rights, died at the age of 79. Sal Castro was a prominent educator and civil rights leader who spent the greater part of his life courageously fighting to improve the inequalities for Mexican-American and African-American students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school system.
He is best known for his role in the "walkouts" of five East Los Angeles public schools 45 years ago in March 1968. This seminal moment in the history of the Chicano Movement was made into a HBO film in 2006 entitled “WALKOUT” and the role of Castro was played by the actor Michael Peña.
On March 25, 2010, Sal Castro met with students at Los Angeles Southwest College and presented the movie in the Little Theatre. According to Professor Cifarelli:
“Sal Castro should be remembered for more than just the walkouts. He lived as an activist for education, giving back to students and education for his whole life. When he came to Southwest, he refused payment because he valued the opportunity to motivate students over profit. He spoke to our students in a way that was so inspiring. He advised all of us to stand up for who we are and what we want--and not to accept the status quo: demand a quality education; then go out and get it! Don't tolerate anything less. Don't tolerate falling victim to a dysfunctional education system. Take things into your own hands. I will remember meeting him forever. He was so cool and down to earth that we loved having him visit us. Sal will forever be one of my heroes. He's an inspiration to all teachers and students for his dedication to student success.”
Southwest honors Sal Castro’s memory and contributions to generations of students in Los Angeles. We are proud Mr. Castro visited our campus and shared his message of hope and the need for continued struggle for educational equity.
To learn more about Mr. Sal Castro, read the following articles:
Like Father, Like Son
Southwest Alum, Coach Reggie Morris, Jr. Wins State Championship
Southwest Counseling Department Chair, Reggie Morris raised a champion. His son, Reggie Jr., led his men's basketball team to win the state championship in Sacramento on March 23.
Reggie Jr. is the head basketball coach at Redondo Union High, and an alum of Southwest (1998) who also graduated from Howard University.
Reggie Jr.s’ has had a great season, winning his league undefeated, winning the CIF championship, and winning the Southern California Regional’s to make it to state.
Remarkably, this is Reggie Jr.’s first year coaching at Redondo Union High.
This is a history making event. Reggie Sr. and Reggie Jr. are the first father and son to ever win a state title in California. Reggie Sr. won the state in 1988 coaching Manual Arts High.
You can read more about the story below from a variety of publications:
Olympian Cullen Jones Makes Big Splash at Southwest
Recently, two-time, Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones joined a team of world-class swimmers at Southwest to shoot an upcoming Speedo ad. Other top Olympians were also on campus for the shoot.
Jones, who also has two silver medals, grew up in inner-city New Jersey. He is committed to introducing disadvantaged youth to swimming and water safety.
He poses with Southwest students Leon Scott Wells, Eric Lee and Briana Akers.