President’s Weekly Message
Good Monday morning to you, February 25th, 2019—
Lots of exciting things happening on campus and there is a major deadline coming up that may affect you. We hope you are moving forward on your classes. And if you need to add a late-start class or have any questions, please check with your pathway counselor.
BACK TO BACK
First off, we have to give it up for our women’s basketball team. The Lady Beavers won the South Coast Conference-North back-to-back for the first time in LATTC history, beating a very tough ELAC team 83-73. They just got their ranking for the State Playoffs for 38 teams statewide and are ranked #2 in the south, and #3 statewide. These scholar-athletes who are getting scholarship offers right now will likely play their first playoff game here at the Trade Tech gym sometime this week. We will let you know when that is.You should come out and support YOUR team. For now, congratulations to our women’s team, Coach Sherwyn Morgan, the coaching staff and all of the support staff who helped this team reach the championship. And congrats too to our Athletic Director, Coach Richard Wells and his staff, and our men’s basketball team who had a solid winning season, in Coach Wells’ forty-third and final year at Trade Tech.
THE COLOR OF LAW
Enterprise Community Partners, the folks who brought us the history exhibit about South L.A. in the Magnolia Hall Atrium, are sponsoring a lecture entitled: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. It lays out the way things worked right here in L.A. The talk and dialogue with Richard Rothstein takes place in Aspen Hall, Room 101 and goes from 2:30-4:30pm with a book signing from 4:30-5pm. All are welcome.
This Friday is a CRITICAL deadline. The PRIORITY deadline for 2019-2020 federal financial aid FAFSA application and California Dream Act application is March 1st. Filling out your financial aid application by March 1st will ensure that your financial aid, including your California Promise (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) will be processed in time for the start of the Fall 2019 semester. If you don’t want to wait to get your award, get that FAFSA in on time. Please visit the Financial Aid lab for any assistance that you might require, staff can help you figure out what documentation you need to submit and how to submit it.
Bring your email confirmation for your application to the Financial Aid Resource Center located in Juniper Hall- ST 314 and be entered to win raffle prizes every Friday. Prizes include t-shirts, meal tickets to the cafeteria, and bookstore
vouchers. Student Dolores Novoa walked away with a Trade Tech bag and $25 in lunch vouchers for being selected as the 2nd place winner in the 2nd week of drawings for the Free Money February events. Bring your email confirmation as soon as possible to get into the last drawing this week.
We will be offering a Metro U-pass this Spring, so you can ride public transit at a significantly reduced rate. It is structured so that students can use their financial aid credit in the Bookstore to purchase the pass, or finance the pass through the bookstore, or the U-Pass can be purchased through EOPS or UMOJA if you are eligible. The cost is $8.25 per week for the 16 weeks from now until June 16th, or $132.
Have you signed up for the Grad Guru app?
In addition to the in-person support you can receive in Bridges, you can also find important academic deadlines online. You can also keep up to date on key deadlines on your mobile phone by downloading the FREE Grad Guru App today! (Available for Apple and Android). You can add dates/deadlines directly to your personal calendar and get helpful tips – all geared towards helping you stay on track!
ASO VP CRISTIAN ALVAREZ SELECTED TO JOIN MAYOR IN PARIS
ASO Vice President Cristian Alvarez has been selected for the Mayor’s Young Ambassador Program. He will be traveling with Mayor Garcetti to Paris, France in June. He is one of twenty one lucky LACCD participants and will be joined by two other Trade Tech students: Devin Ford and Tristan Fierros. They will be in Paris from June 10- 24, 2019
We are excited for them and know they will represent LATTC well
TWO EXHIBITS ON CAMPUS
Don’t forget that we still have the “Undesign the Redline” exhibit in the Magnolia Hall Atrium. If you get a chance come on by and spend some time learning about the practices that have created some of the issues we face today. This exhibit, a version of which has been all over the country, will be here at Trade Tech until March 30th. Also in honor of Black History Month, there is a great exhibit at our Library of the work of Charles White, a remarkable artist that lived and worked in L.A. He has a major retrospective of his work from now until June at LACMA.
We hope that the semester is going well for you, and you are progressing toward your goals. Let us help you as you strive for success.
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