President’s Weekly Message 10-22-18 PDF
Good Monday morning to you on October 22nd, 2018—
I hope you had a great week while I was in Europe speaking with our partners in Germany, build workforce relationships that could lead to enhanced transportation training for our students. I’m back and ready to further the work in creating new opportunities for our students.
The Financial Aid Office is giving away pop sockets for students who complete a FAFSA at the Friday Financial Aid workshops. Don’t wait to submit your FAFSA. Get help today in the Financial Aid Resource Center in Juniper Hall/ST-314. Remember the deadline to submit appeals for Financial Aid is November 2nd. The next SAP workshop takes place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in Aspen Hall/TE-120 from 2:20pm – 5:00pm. You must sign up on http://college.lattc.edu/financialaid. Don’t wait, there will only be one more workshop before the November 2nd deadline.
For some of you, your educational journey is moving toward transfer to a four-year university. Today is your opportunity to visit with representatives of some of the schools available to you. We are holding the Fall Transfer Fair today outside Mariposa Hall with nearly 30 universities available to speak with you about transfer to their campuses. If you have any questions about moving on to a university, take the time to stop by the tables and ask questions.
Later today the Performing Arts Club is sponsoring a movie night in TE101. To get you in the Halloween mood, the students are screening the movie “Pet Sematary”. It’s the 1989 classic based on a book by Stephen King. Come on out today at 4:00pm and enjoy a horror classic. Not only enjoy the movie, but students can also win a tablet or a backpack in an opportunity drawing if they attend.
As always this Tuesday, our St. Francis Food Pantry event will be taking place at 10:30am in the K-Mall. If you have your student ID, you can access free food items, fresh produce and drinks. Come on out and grab some items.
This Thursday is the National College Resource Foundation holds its annual Think STEAM conference in the North Quad grass. It’s the fourth straight year that it has been on our campus. More than 500 high school and middle school students will be joining in the event as well. Both companies and agencies offering education and opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math will be available to talk about career paths and the latest in those areas. If you have some time, visit the event and talk with professionals about STEAM careers.
Our STEM Club has put together an interesting event for this Tuesday. Club members plan to set up a high-powered telescope on the roof of the Olive Street Parking structure so they can do some stargazing. The club event will take place from 6p-10p. Join your classmates and learn more about our galaxy.
Disability Awareness Day is this Thursday on our campus. There will be some booths in the South Tent between 9:00am and noon. The highlight will be a panel in TE101 where three students will talk about their experiences on the LATTC campus, as disabled students. The panel discussion will start at 10:00am. Stop by and listen to these great stories.
It’s good to be back with you on campus, with so much going on. Keep working hard in your classes and take advantage of all of the services we offer.