Monday, March 3, 2014

The Faculty LA

 Hello smarties,

You are invited to visit the Faculty LA located on 707 North Heliotrope, Los Angeles, California 90029 (In front of the parking lot located on the back of the Student Union building).

The Faculty also offers a 10% discount for ASG members. Show them your student ID card with your current ASG sticker to get the discount.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Foundation Green Team Event

This event is being hosted by the LACC Foundation.  They will give letters of participation which can then be used to submit with scholarship applications in the future.  Please show your support for all the Foundation as they have helped so many of us out.  Tell EVERYONE and BRING a FRIEND !!!   

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Hello smarties,
Our next meeting is this Thursday, October 10th from 1-2 p.m. Come and bring a friend!

The AIDS walk is coming this October 13th. We will be talking  this Thursday about carpooling and where we are going to meet.

If you are interested in participating in our beach cleanup, fill this form please: PTK Santa Monica Beach Form . This will help us to organize the day since we are planning to have this event with Phi Theta Kappa Santa Monica and we need to set up the day.

See you soon!

Rocio Flores,

President Phi Theta Kappa

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hello Smarties!

I hope you all had a great weekend that all of your classes are going well. Thank you for joining us at our first meeting last week, it was a pleasure getting to know you and look forward to our future meetings. Welcome to all our new and returning PTK members. I want to congratulate our new Officers: 

Public Relation: Samvel Mkhsiyan
Treasurer: Kimberly Thomas
Secretary: Marnee McClellan

 I look forward to all the fun we are going to have this semester!!

Judith Sorto Vice president PTK 

Monday, September 2, 2013

 First Meeting Fall 2013


Our first unofficial meeting will be this Wednesday, September 4th. Bring your ASG receipt with you. Our meeting will be held at Tully's, located at the back of Da Vinci Hall, from 1-2 p.m.
We hope to see you this Wednesday. Tell everyone and bring a friend!


Rocio Flores / President Phi Theta Kappa

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fall 2013

Welcome Smarties !

On behalf of PTK President, Rocio Flores, I'd like to welcome everyone back to school.  This is going to be an exciting and great semester with lots of fun activities for all us scholars.  We are excited to announce that Dr. Muller is back as Director of Ralph Bunche & Phi Theta Kappa so please stop by our office (AD 205/C) to say hi.  Please refer to this blogspot for activites, events, meetings, and updates of campus programs and PTK.  LACC Club Preview Day is Tuesday August 27 from 12-2pm on the Main Quad. So as Gilbert used to say, "tell everyone and bring a friend!" 


Judith Sorto / Vice President Phi Theta Kappa

Monday, March 25, 2013

No Meeting Wed 27 March 2011


I hope everyone is hanging in there this week before Spring Break.  I haven't heard back from several of the Officers and the few I have heard from have some very heavy things going on.  I'm assuming that everyone is gearing up for midterms and rushing about putting the finishing touches on their scholarship applications.  Since the applications are due this Wed and the Student Union will be CrAzy BuSy, I think it's best if we resume our meetings when we return from the holiday.  When we get back we have to plan our PTK Elections and Induction Ceremony.  The school year will be over before we know it so let's all try and do our part to give next year's PTK/Honors Club a good head start.  


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Regrettably our meeting for tomorrow 13 March is cancelled.  We will resume our meetings in two weeks on the 27th.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

PTK / Honors Club Meeting

13 March 2013 3pm-4:00

LACC Student Union 2nd floor Conference Room

Bring a friend & tell EVERYONE !!! 

Hi all!
DON’T miss next Wednesday’s Honors Club meeting!!!!!
March 13, 3pm, 2nd Floor Conference room in the Student Union Building.
It’s your one-stop-shop for Foundation scholarship information.
The presentation will include: Information on all scholarships, tips for writing your essay, scholarship application forms, and a representativefrom the Foundation who will be available to answer all your questions.
The due date for all LACC Foundation Scholarships is March 27.
That’s less than three weeks to get your applications in.
Make the most of this great opportunity. Not only will a scholarship provide you with some much needed financial assistance, but it will look impressive on your future college applications.
After the information session we will be running a trivia quiz about the Honors Program namesake – Dr. Ralph Bunche.
Do some quick reading about the life and achievements of Dr. Bunche and win a great prize in the trivia competition!
We look forward to seeing you there.
All are welcome, so please bring a friend.
Fiona Galloway / PTK Vice President  

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Scholarships / Transfer / Grants / Internships 

UC Transfer Seminar 
LACC Student Union 2nd floor Conference Room 
28 Feb 

Guest Speaker:  Vara Baucom, UCLA

Ms. Baucom will talk about CCCP, Financial Aid, Choosing a Major, IGETC, Support Programs, Updating UC Applications, & Preparing to Start at a New School Next Fall.
There will also be other representatives from:
 LACC Transfer Center & Foundation Scholarship Office.

Catered by: The Faculty Restaurant/Pub
Hosted by: LACC PTK/Honors Club 


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hola Smarties !

I hope everyone is geared-up for spring semester.  As you know it's LACC Foundation Scholarship Season.  Most all of the scholarships can be downloaded from the college website.  DON'T forget to get your applications in for Bookstore Vouchers ASAP!  I have a ton with me so if you see me rolling around campus please stop...say hi... hit me up for an application. Gail Scanlan, Associate Executive Director of the LACC Scholarship Foundation, has asked us Kappans & RBS'ers to help out over the next few months.  The Foundation is looking for volunteers to man tables around campus in two hour shifts from Mon-Thur 10:00-16:00.  The locations are: Main Quad, outside of the MLK Library, in front of Tully's, and inside the Student Union.  Basically... one or two student volunteers would sit for a few hours with all of the scholarship applications, chat up passing students, and direct them to the Foundation for $$$$$$$ !  

The best part about this volunteer opportunity is that you'll get face-time with the staff at the Foundation (so they will be able to put faces to all of those applications they sort through). will give you the opportunity to have a better understanding of the application process AND make inquiries about selection committees.  Ms. Scanlan has agreed to issue letters verifying service hours to those RBS'ers who are looking for volunteer opportunities!  If you're interested please email me directly : 

Our First PTK/Honors Club Meeting will be next week, Wed 13 Feb @ 3pm in the Student Union (room assignment to follow).  Please bring a friend and TELL EVERYONE! Check out our blog because it's quite likely that your face is on the home page OR... the slide show of photos that Fiona uploaded TODAY... as in just moments ago !  It's really pretty terrific and we should all be sure to thank Fi in person for a JOB WELL DONE.  

Sunday, February 3, 2013

SPRING 2013 - First meeting

Hola Smarties ! 

The Honors Club hopes that everyone had a wonderful holiday vacation.

Next week it's back to the grind...Yippie ! 

The tentative meeting schedule for the semester will be every other Wed from 3-4 beginning on 13 Feb. If this time doesn't work for you PLEASE reply to this post ASAP.

We have lots of great events and service projects planned this semester and keep in mind that we'll try to get most everything wrapped up by midterms...ish. VERY IMORTANT !!! The Honors Club needs LACC Business Office fee receipts showing that you've paid your $7 ASG fee from EVERYONE.

Ken Woolston (VP) and Gilbert Aguilar (President) will need those before our fist meeting in order to re-charter our club. Please just slip them under the door of Professor Colombo's AD 205 office (a.k.a. Dr. Muller's office) with a with a post-it-note that reads, "PTK." Please don't forget to extend invitations to your friends and classmates to join us for a GREAT SEMESTER full of fun and good work

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Today is the submissions deadline for The UC Irvine Honors Conference. Here's the link to format your abstracts:

...and remember to submit them directly to Dr. Muller by today!

Not only is participation in this conference a blast, BUT it is an excellent activity to reference on your transfer applications! 

 "just do it ✔"


Monday, November 19, 2012

WHO is this ? 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hello Scholars,

The Honors Research Conference at UC Irvine, taking place next Spring, wants your proposals, abstracts, research ideas and wants to give you your opportunity to shine, and perhaps even get a scholarship and the possibility of getting published.  Who would not want to take advantage of such limitless possibilities? J  I hope that many of you will see this as a terrific opportunity and will want to participate.  Please see attached flyer for submission guidelines and deadlines.

If you are not sure you will want to submit your research this year, there is the possibility of participating as a volunteer.  Let me know if you wish to do that.


Danielle Muller, Ph. D.
Director, Ralph Bunche Scholars Program
Advisor, Phi Theta Kappa
Professor, English/ESL department
Los Angeles City College
(323)953-4000; x 2340

                                            Announcing the 13th Annual HTCC Student Research Conference:
March 23, 2013, 8:30-4:30 at UC Irvine

The Thirteenth Annual HTCC Student Research Conference will be held at UCI on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 8:30 to 4:30.  This conference offers a venue for community college students from across the state to present their original research-based work. While the conference is aimed at showcasing the work of students in honors programs, it is also open to non-honors students who have done exemplary work. The research element of your presentation does not have to be elaborate: it can entail anything from a single journal citation to an original experiment. You might want to consider presenting if you want to do any of the following:

·       Share your ideas with other students in a professional setting
·       Improve your public speaking skills
·       Strengthen your personal statement and transfer application
·       Be eligible to compete for award and scholarship monies ranging from $75 to $1000
·       Be eligible to compete for a UCI Research Fellowship if you intend to transfer to UCI
·       Be eligible to have your work published in the Building Bridges conference anthology following the conference

Presentation options at the conference include the following:

1)  Individual Presentation:  12-minute oral presentation followed by 5 minutes of discussion
2)  Small Group Presentation:  20-minute panel featuring two presenters, followed by 10 minutes of discussion
3)  Large Group Presentation:  40-minute panel featuring three or more participants, followed by 10 minutes of discussion
4)  Poster:  Research Poster Display
5)  Performance:  Student-created art, music, creative writing, drama, dance

Students are allowed to participate in more than one area, but the maximum is one individual oral presentation, one group presentation, and one poster display per student.  Students may not do multiple presentations on the same topic.

To apply to the conference, you must work with a mentor professor to prepare a Presentation Title, a 25-word Proposal Description, and a 250-word Proposal Abstract (summary) and then submit them electronically to Danielle Muller (see contact information below), by December 2Once your Scholars Director has your written proposal, she will meet with you to discuss any necessary revisions and to collect further information from you for the application form.  The RBS Program Director will submit your conference application in December.  You will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted by mid-late January. Once accepted, you then have until conference time to work on your poster and/or presentation.  Practice sessions will be offered beginning in March.  Although most conference topics arise out of research papers, you do not have to write a full paper for the conference since all presentations are in oral or poster form.  Conference prizes are awarded on the basis of abstracts only. To be eligible for a conference award or to have your abstract published, you will need to submit additional abstracts after you have been notified that you have been accepted to the conference.  Details for this process will be communicated to you once you have submitted the original Proposal Abstract.

This really is a terrific opportunity for you. You can find out more about the conference—including advice on writing abstracts—at the HTCC site: (look on the left-hand side at the HTCC Student Research Conference link).

Submit conference materials and direct any questions to:

Danielle Muller, Director
AD 205B/C

Friday, November 2, 2012

Planning to transfer to UCLA?


This event is co-sponsored by UCLA College Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) and the UCLA Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools (UARS)
Planning to transfer to UCLA?
Attend the
Friday, November 9, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Conference details and online registration* at
Attend practical workshops. Talk with UCLA academic counselors and student program representatives
Tour the campus
Workshops include:
. Preparing to Transfer
. Transfer Application and Selection Process
. Searching for Scholarships at UCLA
. Undergraduate Research at UCLA —
A Student Panel
. Internships and Options After Graduation
. Preparing for Careers in Business
. Preparing for Law School
. Preparing for Medical School
* Online registration will begin on or about September 15 and close on Sunday, November 4.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Help out on Nov 6

For anyone who would like to take a more active role in this Tuesday's Presidential election, you can visit to find local phone banks close to you in Los Angeles that are hosting Get Out The Vote Events. Last weekend alone, Los Angeles phone banks made over 1 million phone calls to battleground states like Nevada and Colorado. There's a lot at stake this Tuesday. I encourage you to VOTE, and if you have time, call others around the country and urge them to do the same.

Marvin Morris
VP of Service

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dear Smarties: 

No doubt all of  you are aware of the devastation caused by the hurricane that hit the eastern seaboard last night. The news is not good:  millions without power, 16 confirmed dead, neighborhoods on fire, most of the the Jersey Shore under water, NYC subway system flooded, and the southern tip of Manhattan cut off to first-responders.

As your VP of Services, I'd like to encourage all of you to help. Food, clothing, and medicine are what's needed. The Red Cross is suggesting a donation of $10 to facilitate their efforts to direct these resources where they are needed most. Let's keep it simple. If you've GOT it, please GIVE it.

To help those affected by Hurricane Sandy donate through the Red Cross website or call (800) 733-2767. You can also text the word ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter or the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Update: We raised $41 at our meeting yesterday for the Sandy Relief !  Way to go Smarties.  I will be collecting donations through the end of the month before we send a check to the RED CROSS.  Gilbert says our club goal is $100.  

Thank you.


Marvin Morris
Vice President of Services, PTK

Monday, October 29, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown to Hold Rally at CSU Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 30
Luckman Amphitheater

Please join students, faculty and staff at a Higher Education Rally!! Special guests include Senator Kevin deLeon and Assemblymember Gil Cedillo.

Governor Brown will be speaking about Proposition 30 and its implications on the education of students at CSU Los Angeles and students throughout the CSU. This election provides a unique opportunity for students to directly vote on what they will pay for tuition over the next two years.

Get engaged and make your voice heard!

For event info, contact:  Pedro Ramirez: 559-759-7635