East Los Angeles College

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East Los Angeles College
Seal East LAC.jpg
Established 1945
Type Community college
President Marvin Martinez
Students 34,697[1]
Location Monterey Park, California, United States
District LACCD
Colors Green & white         
Mascot The Husky
Website www.elac.edu

East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is a community college of the Los Angeles Community College District in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park. Fourteen communities comprise its primary service area. With an enrollment of 34,697 students, ELAC is the largest campus in the Los Angeles Community College District. It was located in northeastern East Los Angeles before that part of unincorporated East Los Angeles was annexed by Monterey Park in the early 1970s.

ELAC is a two-year college, offering associate degree programs in over 25 fields as well as both occupational programs and also academic transfer courses to prepare students for admission to the University of California and California State University systems.

Theatre and arts[edit]

ELAC is the home to the Vincent and Mary Price Gallery and the Vincent Price Art Museum, the repository of the art collection of Vincent Price.

Clubs and organizations[edit]

All clubs in East Los Angeles College are operated and chartered with the ELAC Associate Student Union.

East Los Angeles College Campus News is the college's newspaper, and it was established in 1945. The paper is managed by the students after they have successfully completed Journalism 101. A print edition comes out every Wednesday during the Spring and Fall semesters. Their website is www.elaccampusnews.com. The current adviser is Jean Stapleton. Other organizations include East Side Spirit and Pride, the organization that founded the the Husky marching band on campus, as well as helping to restore the football program in 1995. In addition ESSP is now the alumni association for the college with Dennis Sanchez as the Chairperson and a board of directors of 23 members.

Recent developments[edit]

Weingart Stadium

The new Performing and Fine Arts Complex (designed by Arquitectonica) houses the Vincent Price Art Museum, The Fine and visual Arts Building, and the Performing Arts Building.

  • The Vincent Price Art Museum is three stories high, with the basement including an 8,000-ft vault for storage. The museum's permanent collection includes the art pieces donated from actor Vincent Price. It featured in the "'Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles" exhibit from January 21 to May 25, 2012. The exhibit showed paintings by Tyrus Wong. Some of Wong's kites were hung in the lobby.
  • The Fine and Visual Arts Building is the largest of the three structures. It houses the Art, Music, and Dance departments.
  • The Performing Arts Building contains two separate performing theaters.

Activity with area high school[edit]

ELAC's football field is the site of graduation ceremonies for local high schools such as Garfield High School in East Los Angeles.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Howard E. Dorsey, Los Angeles City Council member, 1937, supported establishing new college in East Los Angeles

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Coordinates: 34°02′30″N 118°09′00″W / 34.0416°N 118.1500°W / 34.0416; -118.1500