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55% List of 2013 Graduates, pages 12-14

Volume 101, Number 6

Students Elect New ASGCC Officers




avit Avagyan, the current vice president of campus relations, edged out Harut Yerikyan by 10 votes in last week’s election, to take the position of president/student trustee of the ASGCC. “I feel really good about the results, because it shows that we had two great candidates this year,” Avagyan said. Avagyan has been involved in student government since 2008, when he was student body treasurer at Clark Magnet High School. He won the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Leadership in 2011 and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Adam Schiff in 2009. “I plan to advocate for the students voices and to raise school spirits. There are also plans being made, depending on the situation in fall.” Out of the 1,407 votes counted, Avagyan took 625 and Yerikyan had 615. “It was a really close race, but I didn’t quite make it,” Yerikyan said. Current President of ASGCC Arman Marukyan said that he was pleased with this semester’s election. “I’m very happy about the results. Everybody who ran this year was very deserving and they would all do a great job.” Voting was up 30 percent from the last election. “This semester more people campaigned, so more people voted,” said Student Activities Coordinator Tzoler Oukayan. Erica Michel Gatica will take over for incumbent Cameron McGee as vice [See Election, page 2]

IN THIS ISSUE News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Features.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9, 16 Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 -11 Graduation List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-14 Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15



Photo by Bryan Ramos

May 29, 2013

Track Star Grace Graham-Zamudio 50% Makes History By Taline Markarian EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER


CC took sixth at the California Community College Athletic Association Track and Field Championships thanks to Grace GrahamZamudio who brought home three state titles. That weekend, Graham-Zamudio, a sophomore and sociology major at GCC, won the Vaqueros’ first state title in 22 years and helped the track and field team land the high ranking. “I feel very accomplished and I’m really blessed to have had such an amazing season this year,” said GrahamZamudio. “I would like to thank my family, my coaches and my teammates. I’m really happy how this season turned out.” The championships were held at the San Mateo College from May 17 to 18. “She concluded her season by becoming the first woman in California


TRIPLE CROWN: Grace Graham-Zamudio became the first woman in California Community College history to win three meter events in the same meet on May 17 and 18.

[See Graham-Zamudio, page 10]

International Student Association’s Got Talent w w w.elvaq .com By Sal Polcino



tudents from all over the globe competed Thursday at the GCC Auditorium in an American Idol-style talent show organized by the International Students Association to raise money for scholarships. ISA President Hyacinthe “Cinthy” DeCuba was the main organizer, but she said she had lots of help. DeCuba and the international student advisers discovered that planning an event this size is a big job. “It was a lot of work,” said adviser Anh Nguyen. “It took a team of five people to make this

Photo by Kathy Bakowicz

WORLD FUSION: Dancers A-Ya Hamano, Melissa Gonzalez and

Nami Matsushita took first place at the ISA talent show Thursday along with teammates Chur Hyun Sung and Richard Fober.

show happen.” In addition to recruiting the talent judges were sought, the venue booked and prepared,

sound and lighting people organized, ticket sellers assigned and lunch ordered and served to the first 100 guests.

“I am happy they pulled this together. They have so much talent,” Nguyen said. Organizers also enlisted Dr.Troy Davis, working under the name “Doctor Love,” to host the show. Davis, formerly an international student counselor who currently teaches and counsels at GCC, added a fun and comic element to the performances. “They asked me to come out and emcee and I couldn’t turn that down,” Davis said. “Did they know I was a fool? No, I don’t think so,” Davis said laughingly. “They’ve talked about it before when I brought my band up here,” he said. [See Talent, page 9]


Wednesday, May 29, 2013


El Vaquero Campus Smoke-Free Effective Immediately EDITOR IN CHIEF Eric Bourse MANAGING EDITOR Chantal Bevard SPORTS EDITOR Marlon Miranda STAFF WRITERS Kelsey Anderson Jonathan Caballeros John Ferrara Agnessa Kasumyan Taline Markarian Sal Polcino Ksenia Rabinovich Monica Terada Kristine Tuzon STAFF CARTOONIST

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he ongoing issue on the smoking policy on campus ended when GCC became a smoke-free college on April 15, after the board of trustees voted in favor of the new revised plans. The smoking policy, Board Policy 3570, now states that smoking is not permitted on any district-owned property. It pertains to all students, faculty, staff and the general public. The new Administrative Regulation 3570 explains the policy’s rules. It states that the policy shall apply to all owned or leased Glendale College facilities and all owned or leased district vehicles. This includes the Garfield campus, the Professional Development Center in Montrose and also the Baja Field Station in Mexico. It also states that electronic cigarettes or other imitation cigarette devices are prohibited. Interim Superintendent/ President Jim Riggs proposed the smoking ban in the fall. “There was no way to isolate the smoking areas that wouldn’t infringe on people who didn’t want to be subjected to the smoke,” Riggs said.

When the policy passed, he said he was pleased with the results. “I put out a list of things I wanted to get done before I left and that was one of them.” Riggs said. Astronomy department head and planetarium director Jennifer Krestow said when the smoking area was along the side of the planetarium, the classroom would smell like smoke, because the tobacco fumes would seep into the planetarium’s auxiliary air conditioning system. Another problem she directed was when the grade school children would visit the planetarium and pass through the former area, inhaling secondhand smoke. “I appreciate the fact that my work environment will not have second-hand smoke in it the way it used to have,” Krestow said. Psychology department chair Jessica Gillooly has been a strong non-smoking advocate for the campus. In 2010, Gillooly teamed up with the health center and organized a “Freedom from Smoking” campaign for anyone who wanted to quit smoking. “I’m still committed to doing ‘Freedom from Smoking’ or help organize the Nicotine Anonymous,” Gillooly said. “I’m

willing to do that because I really do believe that it is important that we set good policy and examples.” Currently, the health center provides Smoking Cessation, information for smokers on ways to quit. On its website, it provides SmokefreeTXT, a mobile service created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good. With the new policy, the health center will receive more available resources to help GCC as it transitions into a smoke-free college. A $100 citation will be given out to anyone who is caught smoking on campus. GCC Police Chief Gary Montecuollo said the police would not issue citations until the fall, hoping to educate and give people time to understand the new policy. Citations will also be given out to people caught littering cigarettes butts. “We want to ensure that students succeed just like every other department, but we also have the added responsibility of public safety,” Montecuollo said. “Part of the public safety is to enforce the rules that are in place. That’s what we’re tasked with.”

The revenue received will be used for enforcement and education. There are a few ways the school has been informing the campus about the new ban. On May 16, the administration sent out an email to all GCC provided emails warning everyone about the new policy. “We are going to repeat the email with students both now, the summer and the beginning of the fall so all incoming students will have accessibility to the same information,” Montecuollo said. Riggs said the designated area signs and ashtrays have been removed, and replaced with “no smoking” signs. Faculty members were informed when they received flyers in their mailbox. Montecuollo said his cadets and officers have been informing smokers at former designated smoking areas. He also said during the summer the cadets will pass out flyers to each person who enters the parking structure as a reminder. Other ideas include inserting a section in the school catalog and speaking to incoming student groups. [See Smoke-Free, page 3]

Students Elect New ASGCC Officers [Election, from page 1] president of administration and Vahe Sargsyan will be the new vice president of finance. Vedi Khachatourian will remain vice president of campus activities, topping challengers Fred Kim and Nellie Gagloeva

by a wide margin. Vice president of campus relations will be Solene Manoukian, taking over for Charlie Skaf. and Christina Yeghnazarian was elected vice president of campus organizations. Alex Karibyan was elected as

Police Blotter 5/20 ­­­– Burglary- Camino Real 146 - Report to follow. • Disorderly-front entrance to main library, unable to locate subject. 5/21 ­­­– • Alarm Burglary-Professional Development Center-no clearance. • Hit and run PDO- Lot B Structure Level 3, report to follow

a senator of finance. “With the senator of finance position I will have a say in financial decisions that impact several organizations at GCC as well as the student body as a whole,” Karibyan said. “I plan on allocating finances to organizations that benefit all students on campus in one

News Briefs • GCC football head coach John Rome was recognized as a tenured faculty. Tenure faculty is full-time faculty who has provided four years of excellent service to their students. • The GAUSS grant has expanded the CNC lab to accommodate new equipment for the manufacturing and robotics students. • The GCC Innovation Center is a new program that is an engineering design manufacturing center, combining different disciplines in art, engineering and technology.

way or another.” Karibyan said that he is going to make these changes by voting for money to go to those organizations and committees that impact the largest group of students. Three senators have been named in each category. Senators of administration: Anahit Grigoryan, Crystal Renee Moreira and George Simonyan. Senators of finance: Tadeh Gharib, Alex Karibyan and Theodore Arakelian. Senators of campus activities: Manuel Mikhaeilyan, Anna Aleksanyan and Evet Azarian. Senators of campus relations: Alex Tamrazian, Stella Yeghnanyan and John Oganian. Senators of campus organizations: Lucy Garibian, Liyana Avansian and Hailey S. Carlson. El Vaquero can be reached at

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ITS Works With Broadening Wi-Fi Usage By Jonathan Caballeros EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER


s the GCC student body grows, so does the need for more wireless internet access. When many of the popular locations on campus start to slow down and knock students off the grid, many other less populated locations still go strong, but in an undesired location. “Internet is okay here… it’s just patchy,” said Mark Perez, 21, a communications major. “The library should be where it’s the strongest, but you can barely find a place to connect there.” Jack Raubolt, senior consultant for ITS at GCC, has seen the problem and made plans to handle the situation in an analytical approach, addressing where more service needs to be added, whether it be on connectivity or on population. “Our main goal is coverage and stability,” Raubolt said. “Wireless used to be an addon service and part of the plan; now it’s an integral part of any campus.” The main problem, according to Raubolt, isn’t going to be solved only by purchasing more access points, but also further

strengthening the bandwidth in specific points on campus. “Originally, our plan was to purchase more access points, but that only solves part of the problem,” Raubolt said. “We can have all the access points we want, but without strong support, it won’t solve anything.” Raubolt used “heat mapping,” which shows how many people are using GCC’s wireless service in locations around campus. With it, ITS can properly make changes to the amount of service given to the location. “Normally where I hang out, the service is actually pretty good,” said Kevin Vasquez, 21, a student at GCC. “Many places where I go to, other than the second floor of the auditorium, I get knocked off after a while and the service isn’t too good.” While all access points are tuned to the maximum level of service, places such as the library are clogged with users. The child care center access point, a much less populated location of GCC, has very strong connection. When asked if switching over to a closed system, which would require students to log into the system and blocking out visitors, similar to colleges like PCC and CSUN, Raubolt said the college


No Smoking Policy [Smoke-Free, from page 2] ASGCC president and student trustee Arman Marukyan was the only board member who voted against the policy. “The ASGCC and I were against the smoking policy. We felt that it wasn’t fair to smokers and our current policy was fine as long as we enforced it,” Marukyan, a non-smoker said. “I do think the rights of smokers on campus are being violated, that is why I believe that the past policy was better.” Though the new policy has passed, Marukyan said ASGCC and he will post the smoking policy on their newsletter and will focus on informing students during the first few weeks of the fall semester. Smoker Aiden Rutten, 19, is disappointed, but understands the new situation. “I see a lot less people smoking

and I was surprised that I didn’t see a bunch of people out on the streets smoking all the time,” Rutten said. “I prefer to have at least one or two smoking meccas off to the side somewhere. That’d be kind of nice just for people who smoke, but it’s understandable why it’s not there anymore.” GCC became the 1,160th campus in the U.S. to go smokefree, according to the American Nonsmokers��� Rights Foundation. Glendale follows UCLA as it became smoke and tobacco-free on April 22. “We have a mission to provide public safety for everyone,” Montecuollo said. “You’ll be joining nearly 1,200 colleges nationwide and a growing number in the state of California,” Riggs said after the April 15 vote. Kristine Tuzon can be reached at

has no plans on blocking the service to anyone. “The ITS never wants to be the Internet police,” Raubolt said. “If there is ever a problem with someone abusing the internet, we rather solve it on a one-to-one basis.” In addition to solving the wireless problem on campus, the new lab college building will also have reconfigurations to the original plans to set up their labs. Labs, originally focused around computers on every table, students will now bring their own devices, with computers on some desks, much like the library. “When the original plans were finalized, wireless was just a tiny part of the plan,” Raubolt said. “Now 70 percent of all transmissions are through wireless transmissions, so the labs will be there, but about half of the tables will be free to use.” In addition to applying the bring-your-own-device stations in the labs, charging stations will be installed, like airport

Photo by Jonathan Caballeros

TROUBLE LOGGING ON: Sam Sampson, at 21-year-old computer science major, checks his moodle in the library, using the school’s Wi-Fi Tuesday.

charging stations, allowing the free tables to move if needed. As laptops and tablets become more portable and wireless capabilities grow stronger, GCC needs to keep up with technology. About a decade ago, wireless fidelity was new and wasn’t strong. Now, Wi-Fi is used daily and is everywhere.

Raubolt said, “It’s a necessary step in our technology evolution.” The campus expects to start a study on the campus’ wireless service in July and expects to finish their study in four to six weeks and will remain open to all. Jonathan Caballeros can be reached at


Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Glendale Continues to Fight Financial Aid Fraud liability,” Hurley said. “It’s really important when students never enroll or are no longer enrolling, EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITERS that the faculty reports that to the admissions office so we can track everal community colleges it in our records.” suffer from major financial When teachers don’t drop aid fraud, but according to students, as far as the financial Patricia Hurley, associate dean aid office knows, the student is of financial aid, GCC isn’t one of still enrolled. This means that the them. student will still receive financial “We don’t have any major aid money. fraud rings which some schools If GCC finds out the student are experiencing,” Hurley said. has not enrolled and has taken the “But those are mostly schools money, then he or she becomes that have much larger online liable for reimbursing the college education programs because the full amount of the classes. that makes it easier for people Presuming the student qualifies to pretend like they’re students based on the information that’s when they aren’t.” A fraud ring provided, he or she will receive is a organized group of people the first half of his or her grant money the first week of school. SPRING 2013 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE The second half WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 -WEDNESDAY JUNE 12 will arrive a month after classes. Day 7:30-10:00am 10:30am-1:00pm 1:30-4:00pm 4:30-7:00pm 7:30-10:00pm Whenever a All classes that start All classes that All classes that start between 9:10-10:35am start between All classes that start student qualifies All classes that start between 12:20-1:30pm Wednesday daily, MTWTH, MWF, 5:10-6:45pm W between 3:25-5:00pm between 6:55-8:30pm daily, MTWTH, for the Pell Grant, June 5 MTW, or MW.OR a W only or any MW, MTW, or W on W only. MWTHF, MWF, he or she will only class between only. afternoon MTW, or MW. 10:45am – 12:00pm. conflicts. receive half the All classes that start All classes that start money a week between 3:25-5:00pm All classes that All classes that start All classes that start between 6:30-7:30am before school to TTH or a TH only start between Thursday between 6:55-8:30pm between 10:45TTH or any TH only class that starts 5:10-6:45pm TTH TTH, or any TH only June 6 12:10am TTH or TH purchase books. class between 7:35between or TH only. class. only. 9:05am. The rest of the aid 1:40-3:15pm. is delayed until the All classes that start All classes that start All classes that start between 1:40-3:15pm All classes that All classes that start second dispersant, between 6:30-7:30am between 7:35-9:05am Friday daily, MTWTH, start between at 5:10-6:45pm. or daily, MTWTH, or 9:10-10:35am on which normally June 7 MWF, MW or M 1:40-3:15pm on 6:55-8:30pm Friday MTTHF, MWTHF, Friday only. is a week or two only. Friday only. only. MWF, or MW. after classes have Saturday Assigned class Assigned class time Assigned class time Assigned class time Assigned class time started. the college June 8 time gives almost $25 All classes that start between 10:45amAll classes that start All classes that million in Pell All classes that start 12:10pm daily, between 7:35-9:05am start between All classes that start Grant money to Monday between 3:25-5:00pm MTWTH, MWTHF, daily, MTWTH, 5:10-6:45pm between 6:55-8:30pm June 10 daily, MTWTH, students every MTWF, MWF, or TWTHF, MWF, MW, MTWTH, MWF, MW or M. MWF, or M only. MW. or M only. or M only. year. If a student All classes that start All classes that start All classes that drops before the All classes that start between 7:35-9:05am All classes that start Tuesday between 12:20-1:30pm start between between 1:40-3:15pm TTH or any T only between 6:55-8:30pm first dispersant, June 11 TTH, T only or any 5:10-6:45pm T on TTH or a T only. class between 6:35T only. then the student only. morning conflicts. 7:45am. immediately owes what aid Make-Up Final Make-Up Final All classes that start All classes that start Make-Up Final Exam Exam Exam was given. Also, Wednesday between 9:10-10:35am (Prior approval by the between 1:40-3:15pm (Prior approval by (Prior approval by June 12 a student who TTH or TH only. instructor is necessary) on W only. the instructor is the instructor is repeatedly drops necessary) necessary) classes each semester becomes • The above Final Exam Schedule pertains to only 16 and 13 week classes. ineligible for financial aid. • If you are enrolled in a 2nd 6 or 2nd 8 week class you should be aware that you will continue to meet “There are during your regular day(s) and time(s) during the Final Exam week. some federal rules in place,” Hurley • For Math 101, Math 120, Math 141, and Math 146 classes there will be a common final held on Tuesday, said. “If they June 11, 2013 from 4:30-7:00 pm. totally drop out of school, then there The Final Exam Schedule above may undergo some minor adjustments. 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By Kelsey Anderson and Taline Markarian


who intend to defraud schools by creating false identities. Although Hurley says that GCC isn’t as affected by fraud, it doesn’t mean that GCC has a clean bill of health. There is still financial aid fraud being committed on campus. “Sometimes somebody will call our office with a complaint,” Hurley. said. “Sometimes with inconsistencies with information and documents that students turn in.” Students committing fraud register under five or six different names and social security numbers. There are people who get away with fraud by simply avoiding getting caught, but that’s not the case for every student.

The U.S. Department of Education has started a new process in which a notation is put on students’ record after they file their financial aid application. The notation implies that the student has gone to a number of different schools and the enrollment history seems suspicious. The USDE will then verify if the student is at the school and if they are legitimately enrolled. Teachers play the biggest role in preventing financial aid fraud. Hurley said she has met with some of the faculty to make sure they understand the importance of dropping students that aren’t attending class. “It becomes an institution

repay. If they drop a few classes, then generally that wouldn’t affect them except students must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA and have to successfully complete 2/3 of all the classes that they enroll in.” If the education department comes to audit GCC and sees the systems were to blame for students committing fraud, then the university has to refund the money. If a student was committing fraud, then the student must repay all the money and could be subject to criminal penalties. GCC pays about $35 million a year in financial aid to 13,000 students in need of financial assistance. When that’s taken advantage of, the school would be responsible. According to Edward Karpp, who works in research, planning and grants, even with a sturdy system, things go wrong and people get away with fraud, but anything that slips through is taken care of. “We’re changing some policies so that we’re not in the position that we have to pay anything back,” Karpp said. Students falsify their FAFSA by denying they’ve earned a bachelor’s degree from another university. Earning a bachelor’s degree makes returning students ineligible for federal grants. When done purposefully, GCC students are sent to the U.S. Inspector General’s Office for further investigation. “It’s a felony and people have been prosecuted,” Hurley said. Students continue to take advantage of GCC’s financial aid benefits and it effects others from receiving the funding they need. The BOG waiver helps more than 12,500 students at GCC and gives away more than $5 million a year, but even though some students believe they’re not receiving enough financial aid, other students are happy with the support GCC provides. “I get the full amount possible for community college and I’m obviously satisfied,” Bellen Avelar, a Spanish major at GCC said.

Kelsey Anderson can be reached at Taline Markarian can be reached at

Wednesday, May 29, 2013



Veterans’ Resource Center Opens at GCC By Kristine Tuzon



he Veterans’ Resource Center is a new upcoming facility on campus for veterans seeking help with their education process. GCC Veterans Association club president Thomas Wales and vice president Kristel Vear organized the program this semester to assist fellow veterans. “We’re a one-stop shop for every problem a veteran has as it relates to their educational experience,” Wales said. Veterans who want to gain an education after the military, is funded by the G.I. Bill provided from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans receive money on their education for up to three years, depending on how many units they take. The GCC Veterans Association recently held a fundraiser for the center on April 25 at the Wine Cave with a $20 per person fee. A $12,000 donation from an outside source was used to buy eight computers, chairs, storage lockers, cabinets, office supplies, a television and a projector as well as a refrigerator. Located in AA-2, the Veterans’ Resource Center is a workspace as well as a resource for employment, scholarships,

workshops on campus, housing, medical and off campus veteran programs. The center provides peer-to-peer support and mentoring, education counseling and tutoring for veterans who need help with their classes. The center also provides services for the veterans’ dependents, which includes the husband, wife and/or children. Army veteran Felipe Rebollar, 24, came back to school after serving in the military from 2008 to 2012. He checked out the center and said, “It’s a work in progress.” Former Marine Eddie Rodriguez, 30, is a workstudy student who works at the Veterans’ Resource Center every day. “It’s a really comfortable environment for all us veterans here,” Rodriguez said. “It’s nice to have something in common with people that know what you’re talking about.” In the future, both Wales and Vear want to see it be more centralized and localized in the center. Currently, the veteran’s adviser Charles Shumate is located in the admissions and records office and veteran’s education counselor Roxanne Dominguez is located at the San Rafael building.

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Rebollar said he would like the resource center to provide an oversight service, checking the status on how each veteran is doing with their educational process. Wales and Vear are hoping to gain a permanent staff, such as more counselors, a V.A. certifier to help with the veterans’ benefits and a dean of veteran’s affair. “I want a place where veterans, regardless of branch, time and service, can get that sense of commemoratory that a lot of us don’t have once we get out of the service,” Wales said. The Veterans’ Resource Center’s operational hours are Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may vary. Photo by Chantal Bevard Kristine Tuzon can be reached at

HONORING LOST SOLDIERS: GCC Veterans Association President

Thomas Wales speaks at the service in memorial for the lost soldiers May 23.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Health Center Offers Free Nutrition Counseling By Monica Terada



ith all the hustle and bustle of contemporary society’s fast paced lifestyles, eating “slow food” can present quite a challenge, especially for students. Coming home after a full day of school and work and realizing you still have to study for next week’s midterm will certainly discourage anyone from cooking a full meal to guarantee tomorrow’s lunch. Packing food for the next day is therefore not always the most practical option. “You’re so busy with school you end up skipping meals. Sometimes I’ll get students that come in to the Health Center and they had been studying all night and all they’ve had is a cup of coffee,” Toni Reyes, director of the GCC Health Center, said. “By 10 a.m. they’re feeling dizzy and shaky and that is because they don’t know they need to be having a snack from time to time,” Reyes said. Considering the food choices found on and near the campus —the cafeteria’s oh so healthy morning options of bland potatoes and eggs, or McDonald’s, well, McDonald’s anything really —there are no options. What then does the humble, shaking, midterm-terrorized student do? For the past 10 years, the college’s Health Center has offered a free nutrition consultation for students and

faculty during a period of the spring semester. For those interested in learning more about the food they eat, including the key nutrients needed in the morning to stay awake in class, stop by the center to schedule an appointment. The secretary’s a delight of a woman who will be more than pleased to pencil you in. “There’s a way to do it, to balance school, life, and health. The free nutrition consultation is part of a program that we partner up with Cal Poly,” Reyes said. “When the students initially come in for an appointment, our RN will see them and will discuss their reasons for coming. There’s also some paperwork that they will give them, a diary for them to keep track of what they eat. Then the students will come back after a few days and make a food plan with the dietary interns from Cal Poly,” Reyes said. Many students, however, are unaware of the free nutrition consultation option available on campus. “I didn’t even know that we had such a thing,” said GCC student Niary Tajeran. “The first thing I see and eat when I come to school in the morning is a burrito. I know that’s not really good to eat, but that’s what we have available. And a couple of bananas. So your options are burritos and bananas.” Although the school has two cafeterias which offer reasonably

The Hungry Student’s Dilemma

healthy food choices, they close mid afternoon, making the coffee stands and nearby fast food chains the only available options. “We do need more healthier choices on campus. And even when there’s food being sold on campus for cultural days or fundraisers, it’s hot dogs or burgers. It’s not really healthy food,” Tajeran said. “So if there is a nutritional service here, I think that they should also work with the cafeteria to give the school healthier options of food.” The nutrition consultation session consists of outlining the best diet plan to suit each person’s

nutritional needs. A daily food log will be established and based on that a course of action will be traced. “When I am counseling with students, I know that the food options on campus are not the best, so I recommend lots of packing snacks and getting in the right amount of water,” Brianna Hanratty, dietetic intern, said. “I also recommend the ‘my plate’ method that shows how your plate should look. If you follow this for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it really helps just to assure that you are getting the right nutrients. You don’t have to

measure, it’s not like serving, and it shows how your plate should look. That’s a very helpful tool.” Food is what gives you energy to study, climb up GCC’s many stairs, or even skip class to go hang out with friends. It affects your eyesight, your hair, your skin, and even your mood. “You know how babies get cranky when they’re hungry? Well, so do adults,” Reyes said.

Monica Terada can be reached at

Swap Meet Features Unexpected Finds By Marlon Miranda



arities, oddities and every day bargains can be found once a month at the GCC Swap Meet. With 175 vendors there is a variety of items for sale, football jerseys to a table made from an elephant foot movie prop. Glendale has been holding a swap meet since 1994. The GCC parking lot turns into a mall every third Sunday. Vendors park their car and unload their items. They then prepare to sell items but also to shop. Reserving a spot is $40 prior to the event and $50 on the day of the event. Maria Garcia has been participating in the swap meet

for four years. Ready to sell glassware and pottery, she arrived early in the morning and seconds after setting up, she started walking around to see what other vendors were selling. She tries not to leave her post to look around, but finds it impossible. “I started bringing my son so he could watch over my stuff, after I set up I usually start shopping,” said Garcia. “There is so much cool stuff I usually spend more money than I make.” John Harris, who runs the swap for the college was pleased with this month’s swap meet. He said the weather and turnout was perfect. “With 100 vendors and a beautiful sunny day it was easy to see why we had such a great turn

out,” said Harris. A booth had classic Beatles memorabilia including an autographed Beatles poster by all four members as well as cups and toys by the fab four. The item that caught everyone’s eye was a Ringo doll from the 60’s. Another booth had classic stitch jerseys from Shaquille O’neal and Kobe Bryant as well as a high school jersey of Lebron James. Amy McCrory has been selling antiques for over 20 years and has been participating with GCC for over a year. She had jewelry and various cups. She arrived at six in the morning and loves doing the swap once a month. [See Swap, page 11]

Photo By Justin Clay

SWAP MEET VENDOR: Gary Hart sells calendars and collectible toys at the May 19 swap meet in the GCC parking lot C.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013



Lego Sculptures On Exhibit at Forest Lawn By Ksenia Rabinovich EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER


ego pieces have been used as the building blocks of imagination for millions of children around the world for decades. However, an artist from New York proves that even children toys can be used to build art. The Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale debuted a new exhibit Friday called “Art of the Brick” by the New York based artist Nathan Sawaya. Each of his sculptures are made exclusively out of Lego blocks. Sawaya draws inspiration from everyday life. Even a simple object like a skateboard, baseball bat or even Crayola crayons may become the subject of his art. Many of Sawaya’s works are untitled. The artist wants attendees to come up with their own names for his sculptures. To define his works, if it is art or just a game is difficult in this case. ”I leave that to critics and art students,” Sawaya said. “I just have fun, it’s art made out of a toy. Hopefully it inspires kids.” Lucy Tsai, a 4 years old exhibit visitor said, smiling, “I will go home and try to build my own piece.” Joan Adan, a museum director explained how the Forest Lawn

Museum was able to display the Lego art. “The Senior Vice Presdient of Operations Scott Drolet saw Sawaya at the Tonight show few years ago, and asked if we can get his exhibit for our museum.” The traveling exhibit came from Utah and is going to North Carolina after it is finished in July. A human size sculpture takes about 15,000-25,000 pieces and about two to three weeks to build. Sawaya uses the same Lego bricks that are available in the store. The “Peace” sculpture is made entirely from recycled Lego pieces. It makes the concept of reachable art even more visible. “I use this medium because I enjoy seeing people’s reactions at artwork created from something with which they are familiar,” Sawaya said. Sawaya’s creations are difficult to transport. So difficult that he usually participates in the exhibit installation. All sculptures are bonded with a special glue that Sawaya said is made “from mixing goat milk with elf tears.” The exhibition is free and open until July 21. Ksenia Rabinovich can be reached at

Photo by Ksenia Rabinovich

LEGO ART: Casey Wolfe, a producer, holds his daughter, Emma Wolfe up to view the sculpture made entirely out of Lego blocks by Nathan Sawaya on exhibit at the Forest Lawn Museum Thursday.

Local Activities to Start the Summer By Kelsey Anderson EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER


ith summer right around the corner some students may be wondering what to do. Many students use their summer to unwind and prepare for the following semester. This list of events has a little bit of everything for students to enjoy their summer vacation. GCC Classes: There are a multitude of classes offered this summer on campus for either first-time, current students or returning students, coming back to GCC. Classes start June 24 and finish August 1. Cinespia Screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Bring your own picnic, a blanket, lawn chairs, and enjoy

a classic movie under the stars. A perfect date or a great night out with the family or friends. To check what’s playing and when see out Bali Study Abroad Program through GCC: Summer 2013 registration has already passed, but Summer 2014 dates will be released in Fall 2013. For more information check out aspx?page=231 20th Anniversary Glendale Cruise Night Saturday, July 20, 2013: Cruise night is free for all ages! Located on Brand Boulevard approximately 400 pre-1979 cars will be on display for attendees to drool over. For information check out http://

Autry Farmers Market: This farmers market is open to the public every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. Local and organic farmers offer fresh vegetables and fruits. Other vendors range from gourmet cheeses and homemade breads, to crepes and freshly brewed coffees. This free event is located at The Autry in Griffith Park, next to the LA Zoo. http:// Americana Summer Concert Series: There are numerous events held throughout the summer. From there free summer concert series to “Yoga on The Green with Lululemon Athletica.” To learn about the events check their website at http://www. entertainment/calendar.php

The Natural History Museum: With the Butterfly Pavilion, Dino Lab and Gems and Mineral Vault, there’s plenty to do here. The Butterfly Pavilion offers 53 different types of butterflies and moths. NHM owns one of the most complete T-rex specimens in the world and it’s one of the world’s leading dinosaur halls for their individual collections. It’s considered to be of the finest exhibits in the world. What NHM holds will never cease to amaze it’s visitors. For more information check out their website: College Performances: GCC Concert Singers will perform at the Verizon Ampitheatre in Irvine on July 17 and COMIC-CON in Kelsey Anderson can be reached at

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‘The Hangover Part III’ Delivers an Actual Hangover By Monica Terada



he Hangover Part III” is a clear example of how modern society’s movie viewing audience has become inversely proportional to the quality of the comedy. The masses have spoken, and they want dementia, ineptitude and ludicrousness. A fulfilling combination for the not so demanding minds of tomorrow. Although generalizations are impolite, and used by those deemed “unrefined,” their basis comes from somewhere (a notion, an observed pattern in human behavior or several similar occurrences), and somewhere is not always so far. That is because they refer to the general public. There are exceptions of course, but exceptions are not a part of the masses. The British have their sarcasm and wit; the French enjoy

their dark humor and Brazilian comedy is unashamedly vulgar. When looking at the whole picture, these generalizations are pretty accurate. That being said, American comedy is dumb, an ignorant generalization—but not exactly empty in meaning or supporting examples. “All I feed them is cocaine and chicken,” said Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), when attempting to explain why his chicken display such a frantically agitated state of being. A cannibalistic coke sniffing chicken trained to kill is not funny — it’s poor taste in comedy. “The Hangover Part III” resumes itself to a waste of time. The “wolfpack,” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha), are idiots and that’s the movie. Their idiocy is illustrated in a trip to hunt down Chow, the $21 billion thief, and is extended all

the way to Mexico then back to Las Vegas, while reverberating strongly within the walls of Glendale’s Pacific Theaters. A giraffe loses its head along the way, the audience laughs. An elderly woman in a power scooter is denied food by her daughter, the audience laughs even louder. Chow loves cocaine and announces it’s what he feeds his fighting pet chicken, the audience explodes in laughter. In summary, animal cruelty and showing disrespect to elders is hilarious. Todd Phillips, writer and director of all three movies in the series, is clearly not the problem in this whole situation as he’s the one making all the green from these cheap laughs. The script is mediocre at best and the acting a strong representation of all that is cliché in the art of American comedy. Drugs being used to depict funny pranks, people’s heads getting smashed against walls, against

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STILL FRIENDS: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms return for “The Hangover Part III.”

windows, against each other and a pack of airheads running around in circles. With gay related topics making the front page of the newspaper almost every week, with the country going through a dramatic transformation toward gay rights and acceptance, with the world evolving every day due to globalization, technology

and science, you would think the typical heterosexual joke towards gays would cease to be funny after the 789th time. It doesn’t however and Phillips got paid to prove it.

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Glendale Student Aspires for Rap Career By Taline Markarian EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER


e discovered his talent after he recorded his first song at 14 and now he’s a 23-year-old local rapper making music he’s proud of. When he’s performing he’s known by his stage name, Alex Trebor, but at home, he’s just ‘Rob’ Berberian. “My middle name is Alex and ‘Trebor’ is just Robert backwards,” Berberian said. He goes by his stage name to promote his career as a rapper. Berberian does much more than just produce music. He also tutors students, is the vice president at 9120 Media and is a business administration and marketing major at GCC. The rapper’s latest music video is coming out in June, called “Home Sweet Home,” along with many other songs and videos he has recorded, all surfacing in a couple weeks. Berberian dreams big, taking his career by the horns and diving into the business side of the entertainment field as well as pursuing his dream of being an artist. “I think of dreams as being deep-rooted ‘desires’ that are fueled by some type of personal pain,” Berberian said. “I want to be a successful entrepreneur in general. Even if that means being a wellestablished rapper, owning my own independent record label and signing other artists.” Berberian is the vice president, songwriter and artist at 9120 Media alongside Araik Mouradian, known as MG, who is the CEO, producer and engineer. “What I always look for when working with an artist is someone

who’s so hungry and determined to be successful that they won’t stop until they reach it; and he’s got it,” said MG. Berberian is known locally, but he believes it’s just the beginning. “I’m never satisfied, and with that being said, there should always be room to grow and expand your brand and business as an artist,” Berberian said. Berberian matured into a performer and driven businessman, by throwing himself headfirst into the industry, but some opportunitties were missed. Berberian’s good friend Arin Khodaverdi got him onto a show called “The X Factor” three months ago. Berberian said he had every intention of dominating on camera, but he had to drop out because of an illness within the family. “I like to play a part in any opportunity offered to me that is beneficial not only to myself, but my loved ones,” said the aspiring rapper. Berberian had other reasons for turning down his acceptance to be on the show. “The X Factor” contract demanded all of his time, and Berberian didn’t have any time to give. “I can’t take a month off to film at their pace when my family has no money coming in. I can’t stop that and concentrate on ‘The X Factor’.” Berberian has learned from his role models, Ryan Leslie and Jay-Z, that performing and entertaining isn’t the key to success in the entertainment industry. “The music industry is 90 percent business and 10 percent talent,” said Berberian. “The business side makes you a rational thinker and keeps you more stable. The creative side is

Photo by Taline Markarian

MUSIC MOGUL: Alex Trebor, aspiring rapper from GCC, will be releasing a new music video in June. Interested readers can follow updates on everything Trebor at

what makes you feel vulnerable enough to pay attention to your emotions yet free enough to wild out and let life do its thing.” Berberian dropped out of GCC for two years to work and support his family, but luckily found his way back to fulfilling his college education. When asked why he is pursuing a competitive career in music when he has so much weight on his shoulders, Berberian said that there is nothing wrong with being an underdog. “I make music to motivate, inspire and be a voice for the

International Students Association Talent Show [Talent, from page 1] Davis is also an R&B drummer and plays at local venues. Four guest judges sat front and center and playfully critiqued contestants after their performances. DeCuba dedicated the show to two friends who were named the first honorary members of the ISA. Student leaders Fabio Martinelli Andretta Jr. of Brazil and Sooky An, a psychology

major who is transferring to UC Santa Barbara were inducted into the association. “I think the show was a total success,” DeCuba said. “We had a lot of people, the shows were awesome and the performers were amazing.” Cash prizes were awarded to the winner and two runnerups. Kasha Fernandes from Dubai came in third place with a contra-alto rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Scarborough

Fair.” Glen DeBont took third place with two lusty spoken word pieces. The winner and audience favorite was the dance group, World Fusion, with dancers Melissa Gonzalez, A-Ya Hamano, Chur Hyun Yung, Nami Matsushita and Richard Fober with their hip-hop flavored dance music mix-tape.

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misunderstood,” said Berberian. “I want people to know that even though there are downfalls—you can always get back on your grind.” Berberian works hard for his dream, career and education, but this hardly leaves room for friends and social connections. “I’m always struggling to find balance and better ways to manage my time, but that’s the beauty of it all,” said Berberian. Thanks to Nick Lalaian, one of Berberian’s closest friends, Berberian has a loyal helping hand. Lalaian helps him handle the music’s engineering. “One thing’s for sure, it takes more than patience and persistence to work with Alex,”

Lalaian said. “The smaller details that most artists usually overlook are not taken lightly when we’re in the studio.” Berberian has put his time, heart and mind into becoming a success with his music, while also helping other aspired artists reach the same dream he’s been working on since junior high school. He is inspired by missed opportunities. “Any inspiration that’s drawn from the feeling of ‘losing things’ gives more of a motive to ‘prove yourself’ afterwards,” said Berberian. Taline Markarian can be reached at


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Athletic Trainers: Unsung Heroes of GCC Sports By Sal Polcino



ehind every great athlete there is a strong team, and behind every sports organization is A team not as well known, that keeps those athletes in good health and condition. For Vaquero athletes, that team is Jose Gomez and Claudia Alvarez, the GCC athletic trainers. “Considering the lack of funding, resources and space we have; our athletic trainers are second to none,” baseball head coach Chris Cicuto said. “They work just as hard as our coaches and get no accolades for success, wins and championships — although they are a huge part of all our programs,” Cicuto said. “Their selfless efforts allow for our athletes to stay or get healthy, which in turn allows for all of our programs a chance to win.” Gomez is entering his 24th year as a trainer at GCC. “We

are highly qualified healthcare professionals that work with the physically active—from professional athletes to collegiate athletes, olympians, recreational athletes, youth athletes and now even the Special Olympics. So anybody that is physically active — we assist,” Gomez said, describing the job of an athletic trainer. Alvarez was a student athlete at GCC and played basketball and soccer before continuing her education at CSUN and then returning to GCC as a trainer 12 years ago. “To be in our field, to work in an institution like where we’re at, you have to love your job” Alvarez said. “Its a lot of time - a lot of work, but I enjoy it and Jose enjoys it.” Athletic trainers need to take a two-year accredited athletic training/kinesiology program, earn a bachelor’s degree and then pass a state exam. “CSUN

has a contract or curriculum with GCC and sends students from their programs to do their practical experience with us,” Alvarez said. Gomez also teaches an athletic training class, Health Training 110, the care and prevention of athletic injuries. “Students are required to do 10 hours of observation time in the facility so they can see what we do and they need to cover three games,” Gomez said. “If they Photo By Kathy Bakowicz want to do what we do— the academics COLD SHOULDER: Jose Gomez works on left-handed pitcher Gary Aruna. are strong and they need to apply those academics out learn when to ice or not to ice, from watching the trainers deal on the field and at the facility.” when to use ultrasound, when to with actual injuries. Gomez gives his students use muscle stimulation, when to practical experience. Students do manual stimulation and learn [See Trainers, page 11]

Track Runner Makes History By Winning Three Titles [Graham-Zamudio, from page 1]

Photo by Bryan Ramos

THREE MEDALS: Sophmore runner Grace Graham-Zamudio runs to place first in three events May 17 and 18.

community college state history to win the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 meter events in the same meet,” assistant coach Bryan Ramos said. During the championships, Graham-Zamudio took first place at the 1,500 meter run, speeding past her opponents and finishing with 4:36.13, the second place runner, Becky Hobby, finishing second at 4.43.56. “With every victory, she always remained to be the humblest of athletes,” said Charlene Quintanilla, GrahamZamudio’s teammate and friend. “Sometimes Grace would be 200 plus meters behind the leader, and somehow we all knew that she would make it back to the front.” After the 1,500, she then ran the women’s 5000-meter, landing first place again at 17:41.04, nearly 15 seconds ahead of Megan McNally, the second place runner. Her last competition was the 10,000-meter run, where she won her third state title scoring first place with a time of 37:22.19. The second place runner, Evelyn De la Luz, finished in second with 37.39.93.

When asked what helped her this season, Graham-Zamudio talked about commitment and dedication. “I was very consistent as far as training goes and listening to what my coach said compared to my past seasons,” Graham-Zamudio said. Ramos said that what Graham-Zamudio accomplished at the Track and Field State Championships was historic. “I don’t think we will see another athlete pull off this accomplishment,” Ramos said. “She not only captured the Triple Crown at the State Championships, but did so at the Southern California Championships and Western State Conference Championships. I think the entire coaching staff would agree that what she did was special and she inspired us all.” The last runner to preform as well at state was Joe Staub, who took home two medals in the 1980 state meet in the shot put and discus competitions, one medal behind Graham-Zamudio. Graham-Zamudio gave advice to the teammates she worked with this semester and to any future competitors. “Follow your heart and keep your dreams alive because

hard work pays off,” GrahamZamudio said. “As long as you keep working hard the results will come eventually. It doesn’t happen overnight.” She intends to compete when she transfers to a four-year university. “I’m trying to decide between two colleges,” Graham-Zamudio said. It’s kind of difficult because one is out of state and ones only an hour and half away. It’s between Arizona State University and Long Beach.” Graham-Zamudio has been offered scholarships at both universities. “There’s only great things ahead for Grace,” said Ramos. “She’s going to make her mark competing at the four-year university. Her range from the 800 meters all the way up to the 10,000 meters is her strength.” Graham-Zamudio said she is proud to call herself a Vaquero and lift GCC high in the rankings. She also said she’s proud of herself and that she had enough talent to accomplish something so great. For a longer version of this story, visit Taline Markarian can be reached at

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Athletic Trainers: Unsung Heros of GCC Sports [Trainers, from page 10] Alvarez and Gomez have been working together for 12 years, but their relationship goes back even farther. “Claudia was a former student of mine so I did train her, gave her the practical education. She got the textbook education at CSUN, but she had the building blocks and philosophies that I developed — the Vaquero system,” said Gomez. Cicuto met Alvarez in 1996 when they were both student athletes at GCC. “I have been working with Claudia and Jose for 12 years now and I have known Jose since he started working at Glendale over 20 years ago because my dad was the head football coach,” said Cicuto. The trainers also deal with the mental side of the games. “The relationships they build rehabbing our players are so special because often times they take an athlete that is down and out and get them physically and mentally prepared to compete at a high level. The mental side often times is the

hardest part,” said Cicuto. At the recent Vaquero’s baseball games at Stengel field, Alvarez could be overheard yelling encouragement to the players. “Alright Whitmer” and “You got this Angel.” Her enthusiasm for the players and the game makes her a great cheerleader. “Its all part of the job,” said Alvarez. “We are lucky to have such professionals at GCC,” said Cicuto. “They not only excel in their jobs of getting players back on the field, but they make the work environment enjoyable because they are such nice, selfless and amazing people,” he said. Gomez and Alvarez take care of hundreds of athletes in 14 different sports at GCC, sometimes travelling with the teams. It is a job made of long hours and heavy responsibility, but for GCC’s dedicated trainers, it is a labor of love. Sal Polcino can be reached at

Photo by Kathy Bakowicz

ICING IT UP: Athletic trainer Claudia Alvarez wraps the arm of Vaquero’s star pitcher Angel Rodriguez after Rodriguez pitched all nine innings against L.A. Mission College.

GCC Swap Meet [Swap, from page 6] “You meet all types of interesting people, it’s not only about making money but the experience. Sharing stories and being surrounded by people who are just like you,” said McCrory. The meet had a wide variety of toy collectibles. From everyday Spiderman figures and Star Wars figures to the more collectable Michael Jordan Space Jam doll. Figures were priced at a reasonable $5 to an inflated collectors price of $150. A Mickey Mouse doll from Fantasia was behind a glass case and the asking price was $150. Shoppers were pleased with the variety and prices. Brian

Shapiro has been shopping at GCC for over six years. He started by joining his mother and helping her load her purchases to the car. Soon he found himself shopping for items for himself. “At first it was a burden, spending my sunday’s lifting sofas and beds. After a while I found myself looking for books and records” said Shapiro. “It is so hard not to want to buy something, when I look at a booth there is always something I want” The swap meet is located in GCC upper parking lot in the main campus every third Sunday of the month. Marlon Miranda can be reached at

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Glendale Community College Candidates For Graduation June, 2013

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE Armineh Abarian(AGS) Anaies Abnoos Arlet Aboulian Evan Abril Liliet Aghajanian Anjik Aghamalian Margaret Aghamalian** Sergey Akadanov Margarita Aleksandryan**(H) Ruzanna Aleksanyan Jasmen Amirian*** Janice Andres Narine Arakelyan Melinda Artoon-Livaskani(H) Sona Arutyunyan Marina Arzmanians Christine A-Ghalehsarie Vaheh A-Ghalehsarie Ogen J. Aslanian** Jennifer Aida-Luz Astacio** Alis Auanis Naomi Aye Aung** Satik Avanesian Melisa Avanesiani (H) Evlin Babaei Roubina Babakhanians Edit Babakhanyan** Seroj Badalian** Carolik Badalians

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Jessica M. Brower Paola V. Cabrera Jacinto Campante*** Ernesto Campos Dennis A. Carbajal Eimos Omar Ceren Kanika K. Chadha Gina Chinveeraphan Adelyn D. Chua** Telma Teresa Cifuentes Anahit Davtian Silvana Dermegerdichian(H) Ana Gladys Diaz-Garcia(H) Edward R. Duran Jennifer Q. Edwards Heranus Ekmekciyan(H) Manuel Felix Jennifer Christine Fennessy Aimee Lynne Fernandez Edgardo Antonio Flores** Chris Franz*(H) Lorena Meraz Galdamez Siria Michelle Garcia Saro George Claris Geragousian* Leah Achon Ghadimi Vrejik Ghahremanians Sato Gharibian Odet Gharibian Lesly Ghiglino Aroobina Golboudaghians Armineh Golestanian** Janet Marie Gonzalez Raymund R. Gutierrez** Jennifer Hoang Ha** Shireene Haas** Dawna Eileen Hammond Dae Kyun Han** Susann Haustein** Haruka Hayashi** Alina Hayrapetian Servart Hayroomiyans***(H)

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013


ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE Yuria Hikida Raquel L. Horowitz** Molly Jean Hovendick(AGS) Mark A. Hunt**(H) Cynthia M. Ibanez** Abegail Insigne Anahid Isaeian Ani K. Isayan** Isatou Jallow Taekyo Jeong James Jones Jimmy Michael Jones Alina Karamalian Anahit Karapetyan* Erika Kashihara Michelle J. Kemanian*** Collin Eric Keoshian** Sara Patricia Kert** Armineh Keshishians** Rozik Khachatorians*(H) Alina Khachatryan*(H) Petros Khtryan** Erik Khzmalyan Andrew Kim Elisha Solnim Kim Wang Hee Kim Jin Sil Kim (AGS) Ai Kito** Richard J. Kontas** Jessica Desire Kougl

Vosgy Altoun Koussayan Karin Maria Laarka Jacqueline Lopez Sara Lopez Wendy Lopez Concepcion Macias Harutun M. Madoyan** Nasrin F. Madrid** Michael P. Magallon*(H) Brigitte Malatjalian** Renita Malekian Suzanne Manukyan** Aida Margosian** Avaga Marksi** Laura N. Martin** Flora Martirosyan (AGS) Arman Marukyan (AGS) Ariou B. Mashhadsari** Sonia Rosado Mason (AGS) Lily Mcdonald** Heliodoro Diaz Medina Melissa O. Mendoza** Gabriel Ray Mercer Giselle N. Miranda** Jonathan Miu** Seri Miyazaki Narek Mkrtoumian Maria De La Luz Montano Annelisse Montes Edgar Montes

Helen Mora** Tristan N. Morris Daniel Antonio Munoz Megumi Narita Narine Navasardyan**(H) Raymond Nazaryan** Cynthia Nettles Nicholas T. Neubrand Ninet Noshadi Anastasiya Novikava Rosalba Olalde Mineko Ono* Christina Orsan*** Laura Elena Ortega Marie Patricia Padilla Erick John Paiva Taminie C. Panich*** Ejmin Panoosian-Saki Grace Park** Edna Patatanian Colleen Pathe** Roxana Perez** Koryun Petrosyan**(H) Brent Ara Pierce Brooke Placencia Sergio Cavazos Plasencia Scott Plescia Cory James Popham*(H) Beatrice Purtyan** Wyn Lloyd Purugganan**

Andrea Quicano Dennis S. Ramirez* Crystal Charee Reich(H) Ernest Lysander S. Reyes** Alejandro Rosa Sara Miel Saavedra Raina Salveran Julia Samaniego Miguel Angel Santiago Cruz Selina Sarafian(H) Gayane Sardaryan**(H) Hermineh Sarian-Ghalehmaleki** Zhanet Sarkeseiyan(H) Adena Sarkian Nana Sarkisyan Kyle Michael Schneider Aya Sekiguchi Bobby Semczuk Seda Sepanian** Ani Emma Shagirian Greta Shahmirian Terri L. Silva**(H) Nicolle Sadiasa Sollano Nathalie Esperanza Soto Joshue E. Stangby** Debora Kaye Stewart(H) Attila Szkuklik Aaron C. Szlinsky** Armine Tadevosyan Jermen Tahmasian**

Goren Tatarian** Krystyne Nicole Taub Sofia Tavitian Carlos Tejada Meghrik Telemi** Aida Thorossian Yvonne L. Tiffer*(H) Felix Topete** Nancy P. Torres Michael Loren Totino Dante L. Ubaldo*** Calixto Urdiales**(H) Ara Vahanian Patricia Angela Van Beers Areni Vartani Armineh Vartanian Pkajaki Marissa Jacqueline Vasquez Jasmine Aracely Velazquez Janine A. Wade** Austin Kyle Walker Jack Weijia Wang Jennifer Marie Whitman Haroutin Yakubian** Casey John Yarisantos William Alexander Yarrow Jirair Yessaian Sevada Yousefian Collette H. Yousefian*** Carley J. Zabka** Michelle Jocelyn Zepeda

CANDIDATES FOR CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION ACCOUNTING Ruzanna Aleksanyan Angel Avakian Volodymyr Bogdanov*** Ernesto Campos Armand Engibegian* Christopher Wells Graham Tae-Hwan Tommy Han* Alla Issakhanian Laith Jan Manuel Kaloghlian** Alfred Margousian** Lidoush Mirkhani Carmen NazariMasihi Theresa M. Stanley*** Laith Stephan Ana Luz Tobar Tagui Torosyan Jordan C. Wethe** ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Odet Abedian*** Bryan L. Allmon** Alenoosh B-Konaraki** Carolyn Deborah Brunetto Nancy Cervantes Sun Woong Choi Oscar Delatorre** Miguel A. Enciso** Samson Injigulyan*** Carmen Keshish Antonio Carmelo Lombardo

Darlene R. Mejia** Armond Moghadas Simounians Juliet Paijook**

Lariss Orbelians** Elizabeth Sinanyan** Yi-Chia Wu*


BOOKKEEPING Ruzanna Babakhanyan** Adrine Babian Lori Crossland Ruzanna Khachatryan Marina Malekstepanians** Anahit Sarkissian** Laith Stephan Armine Torosyan

AIRCRAFT & POWERPLANT MAINTENANCE & OVERHAUL Arthur Baltazar Albert Cuevas ARCHITECTURAL RESIDENTIAL Orbel Keshishian* AVIATION & TRANSPORTATION - FLIGHT ATTENDANT Lisa Marie Mann Carolyne Amanda Morgan AVIATION ADMINISTRATION NercesAnserian** BEGINNING CULINARY ARTS Fernando L. Foucaut* Dustin Jang Taline Karalekian Kelaris Khajadourian** Bela Makaradi-Masihi** Nicky Miscia*

Margarit Kamalyan*** Alisa Oganesyan*** Helen Sarkissian** Janet G. Weaver Nancy Werdi** CHOREOGRAPHIC STUDIES & DANCE TECHNIQUE Rhiannon N. Johnston** COMPUTER APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST Anahit Grigoryan

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER Katia Damiao APPLICATIONS TECHNICIAN CERAMICS Odet Abedian Lyndsay N. Lee** Getzabel Nambo-Ruiz** COMPUTER INFORMATION Heather Wielandt Rosenman SYSTEMS James Ward Boris Betoei Fabio Martinelli-Andretta Jr. CHILD DEVELOPMENT/ MASTER TEACHER COMPUTER Vanoushik Hayrapetian SOFTWARE TECHNICIAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT/ Armen Nikoghosyan** TEACHER Rina Alksani-Khodavrdyan* COMPUTERIZED Afroza Hossain* ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST Elizabeth Dongallo Jareno** Tuti I. Ostari*

CSU GENERAL EDUCATION Amanda Rae Bolger** DANCE TEACHING Brittany Benson Laura N. Martin* Carlos R. Melendez Julia Elizabeth Wallace Pamela C. Wellington** DENTAL FRONT OFFICE/ BILLING AND CODING Knarick Abrahamian Sabrina DehbashianGharghani** Edna Marderosian** Larik Pakdaman Karmen Sahraei*** Nazik Sahraei*** Anna Sargsyan** Aida Yeghazarians** DIETARY SERVICE SUPERVISOR Narine Arakelyan Natasha Ayvazian** Anita Fayazzadeh** Edgar Manuel Gonzalez*** Taline Karalekian Kelaris Khajadourian** Hiroko Kisoda**



Wednesday, May 29, 2013


CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION Annie Malekmirzaians* Araks Minasian Rita Petrossian** Sheena M. Rivera** Wijitra Siriphun**


DIGITAL ANIMATION Johanne Cazal** Fernando C. DeMiranda-Rabelo

MACHINIST Nejdeh Ghahreman-Vartanian* Loodvick Karimmasihi** Narek Manossian* Sevak Piry* Dyon Taylor Karnik Zakarian*

FINANCIAL PLANNING & INVESTMENT Arpi Djawaheri** FIRE TECHNOLOGY Byron I. Becke* Christopher M. Buckalew** Soseh Melikian FLIGHT ATTENDANT Christopher D. Bertocchi* Diorella Mariel Gonzales Enriquez Jesus A. Garcia Laura Garcia* Melissa Denise Herrera Kathrina Rivera Saki Takahashi** Mai Tominaga** Tia Wagner GENERAL BUSINESS Jennifer Arias GENERAL OFFICE Anush Hayrapetyan** Hermine Majarian** Nvard Melik-Stepanyan** Margarita Nahapetyan Larik Pakdaman Remik Tahmasian Madani Medik Yaghoubi GRAPHIC DESIGN Armond Ghzanian Mary Jane Hershman HOTEL/RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT Bela Makaradi-Masihi** COMPLETION OF IGETC Anasheh M. Almasi*** Benig Anderyasian*** Lusine Asadzian (AGS) John Barbar (AGS) Vaneh Barouni Elina Bidroos-Jolfaii Mher Boghigian Hee-Kyung Chun Lilit Galstyan(AGS) Vika Guloyan*** Cameron Ronnel McGee Lilit Melikyan** Arpineh Ohanian (AGS) Shant Oroojian** (AGS) Robert Patatanian*** Aykanush Zargaryan

MANAGEMENT Cristine Danelian** Nicole Langford Marine Manukyan* Anooshka Sarkian MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES–MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE Ani Davtian Servart Hayroomiyans*** Edna Marderosian** Kimberly J. Rubio** Karmen Sahraei*** Aida Yeghazarians* Verjouhi Karapatian** MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING Knarick Abrahamian Adrineh Aghakhanmasihi Mary Aghamalian* Debbie Aubert** Satik Avanesian Satik Avanesian Sintia Azizyans* Adrine Baghumyan** Anahid Boghosian Sabrina Dehbashian-Gharghani** Christel E. Evangelista*** Marineh Grigorian Hasmik Grigoryan** Jaime Lynette Hill Verjouhi Karapatian Gayaneh Kazarian Edna Marderosian** Marine Martirossian** Katrin Matavoosian Tuti I. Ostari** Larik Pakdaman-Darberood Mari Papelian Kimberly J. Rubio** Karmen Sahraei*** Nazik Sahraei*** Armine Santelyan* Anna Sargsyan** (AGS) Ishkhanuhi Terteryan** Marina Torgomyan** Aida Yeghazarians** MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE Mari Papelian

MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION - MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE Adrineh Aghakhanmasihi Anjik Aghamalian Jaime Lynette Hill Gayaneh Kazarian MUSIC Marvin C. Paez** PHOTOGRAPHY Fernando Almaguer Celith E. De Santiago** Mayara Mota-Rodrigues** PILOT TRAINING Thomas J. Stefanski*** Luis D. Vazquez Gonzalez REAL ESTATE Shanda Renee Smith*** George Vartanian** REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL Corinne Scott** RECEPTIONIST/OFFICE CLERK Melinda Artoon-Livaskani** Alenoosh B. Konaraki** Anet Khachatourians* Remik Tahmasian Madani REGISTERED NURSING Mariela A. Alfonso** RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT Narine Aroyan Nona Badalyan Elizabeth Guerrero* Juliet Hakhverdian** Madlina Hartoonian*** Taline Karalekian

Virginia Lopez Anigh Nikolai** Lariss Orbelians** Karmen Shahbazian** Alen A. Shakhbazyan** RESTAURANT SUPERVISION Jemma Balyan Edna Isayan SPECIALIST IN ALCOHOL/ DRUG STUDIES Anna Nur Acerol David Andre Aguilera Pennie E. Alvarez* Patricia Michelle Bohan Gregory Charles Brown Christopher John Buchanan KC Callison John B. Campbell Luis Alverto De La Cueva Laura D. Draper Patrick James Foyle Lorena Meraz Galdamez Lisa Marie Gamboa John A. Gonzalez Tristan C. Hanley** Gary G. Horejsi* Linette Jimenez Andrea Nittoli Kelly Leslie Carina Kerr Sylvia Montano Wendy Georgette Moore Steven Munoz***

Anesa Eve Panusian Daniel J. Prestler*** William Reilly Eric C. Rosendahl* Shaheh Simone Shabanian Pamela Sorenson Marco A. Viteri Circe Vogel Alejandro Zavala TAX PREPARER Hermineh Avanesian Vergineh Babajanyan Hayrapet Hayrapetian* Frank Cruz Mesa TELEVISION PRODUCTION: VIDEOGRAPHY Troy A. Cote* Reinarde De Los Reyes Aimee Samuel Kasago VERDUGO FIRE ACADEMY Jacinto Campante*** Matthew Gerard Paneno* WEB DEVELOPMENT Sonya K. Bailey** Rem Darbinyan** Rojeh Ghookassian WELDING Sara E. Cifuentes* Joseph Zadoorian-Milagerdi**

(H) Honors


(PACE) Project for Adult Education (AGS) Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society * Completed in Summer 2012 ** Completed in Fall 2012 *** Completed in Winter 2013

Photo by Kenta Yamashita

CONGRATULATIONS: The class of 2013 is off to pursue further education or a place in the job market.

Wednesday, May 29 , 2013


Calendar On Campus ELECTIONS


ASGCC Fall 2013 Election Results — The student government election results are posted outside the student center.

Commencement Ceremony — Guests are invited to an on-campus reception hosted by the ASGCC immediately following the ceremony. Free. June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Sartoris Field.

EVENTS Book Drive and Fair — Books will be sold from $1-7 to raise funds for the Baja Field Studies program. Today and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in San Rafael Plaza. For more information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 3149. End of Semester Carnival — The annual event includes music, games and a dunk tank featuring the ASGCC President Arman Marukyan. Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Plaza Vaquero. Academic Decathlon — Watch teams of five battle it out for a $1,000 scholarship. Sponsored by ASGCC. Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Kreider Hall. Spring Ceramics Sale — Decorative and functional pieces made by students in stoneware, porcelain, majolica, raku and earthenware. Proceeds from the sale help fund equipment and supplies for the ceramics program. Free. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. in SC 212. For more information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 3059. Because of Alcohol/Drugs Tshirt Campaign — Add your message/name to a T-shirt, to bring awareness to various causes. Donations welcome. Today and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Plaza Vaquero. Taco Sale — Help raise money and see the T-shirts from the last Alcohol and Drug Studies club event. Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Plaza Vaquero.

BOOKSTORE Book Buy Back — Bring your ID, no reciept needed. June 5 through June 12. Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. GCC Bookstore. Rental Book Returns — The last day to return rentals is June 12. Bookstore hours same as above.

ACADEMIC Final Exams — Begin June 5 and continue through June 12. Summer Intersession — Open registration continues through June 20. Classes start June 24, with late registration available June 24 through June 27. Spring Semester — Grades will be available on MyGCC June 21. Fall Semester — Must apply by June 28 for priority registration.

MEETINGS Board of Trustees Meeting — June 17 will be a special budget meeting, then on June 24 the regular meetings resume. All meetings are in Kreider Hall at 5 p.m. For more information visit: www.

CAREERS Fire Academy Orientation — Learn more about GCC’s Fire


Academy classes and application process during these orientation seminars. June 6, July 11 and August 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. in AA 108. For more information visit www. or call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5906.

LECTURES Health Center Lecture — “Suicide Prevention: Understanding the Mystery.” Speaker is Veronica Scarpelli, chaplain and area director of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Free. Today at 12:20 p.m. in CR 137. Enviornmental Club Lecture — Andrea Marr from Mckinstry will be speaking about careers in sustainability and energy. Free. Monday at 12:30 p.m. in LB 220.

THEATRE Theatre Arts Student Showcase — The Theatre Arts Department presents a variety of student acts. Seating is very limited, first come, first served. Free. Today through Friday at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater / AU102.

DANCE “Dance Performance 2013” — Featuring GCC student dancers and choreographers. Directed by Dora Krannig and Lynn McMurrey. Seating is limited. Early arrival is advised. No children under 5 admitted. Free. Today and Thursday at 12:20 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. In the Dance Theatre, Sierra Nevada building.

CONCERTS Student Guitar Recital — Classical and jazz guitar students perform along with the GCC Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Byron Delto,

coordinator. Free. June 3 at 7:30 p.m. in AU 211 GCC Chamber Jazz Concert — Directed by Craig Kupka and Chris Coulter. General admission $10, students and seniors $7. June 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. For more information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5829. Applied Music Recital — Featuring GCC student vocalists and instrumentalists from the Applied Music program. Coordinated by Beth Pflueger. Free. June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. GCC Jazz Guitar and Vocal Jazz Ensembles — The performances will be directed by Craig Kupka and Clare Delto. General admission is $10 and $7 for students and seniors. June 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. GCC Jazz Big Band Concert — The performance will be directed by Craig Kupka. General admission is $10 and $7 for students and seniors. June 9 at 4 p.m. in the Auditorium. Student Piano Recital — Featuring performances by students in the advanced piano classes. Coordinated by Lucy Nargizyan. Free. June 10 at 7:30 p.m. in AU 211.

PLANETARIUM Afternoon with the Stars — A lunchtime program highlighting the planetarium’s features. “The Sun” will be presented today from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in CS 257. Free. For more information visit or call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5275.

ART GALLERY The Juried Student Art Show

— Showcasing student work in painting, drawing, print making, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry. Runs through June 5. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays by appointment. In the Library Building. For more information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5663.

TUTORING Math Discovery Center — The newly remodeled facility offers increased computer access and drop-in tutoring for math. Must be currently enrolled in a math course. Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in AS 103. For more information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5362. Learning Center — Tutors are available in a variety of subjects. Referral from an instructor, counselor or librarian required. Computers available. Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in AD 232. For more information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5333.

HEALTH Nutritional Counseling — Available to all students. For more information or to schedule an appointment visit the Health Center in the San Rafael Building. Free. Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mental Health Counseling — Available to all students. To schedule an appointment visit the Health Center in the San Rafael Building. Free. Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Compiled by Richard Kontas

• Email the details to • Call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5349 and leave a message on our 24/7 event hotline, we’ll get right back to you. • Deadlines for next semester will be announced.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Dance Performance Busts a Move at GCC

Photos by Richard Kontas

DANCE PERFORMANCE 2013: — Pictured from top, Jacob Magana in “Requiem.” The Jazz Performance class in the opening number. “Freefall” and “Heartbreaker” performed by the dance students. Directed by Dora Krannig and Lynn McMurrey. Seating is limited, arrive early. No children under 5. Free. Today and Thursday at 12:20 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. In the Dance Theatre, Sierra Nevada building.

May 29, 2013