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Coordinates: 33°53′09″N 118°19′50″W / 33.885881°N 118.330457°W / 33.885881; -118.330457

El Camino College
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Established 1947
Type Public Community College
President Thomas M. Fallo
Students 29,092
Undergraduates 27,271
Postgraduates 1,821
Location Torrance, CA, United States
Campus Urban- 26 Acres
Colors Blue and Gray
Nickname Warriors
Website www.elcamino.edu
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El Camino College is a two-year public community college located in the city of Torrance in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is commonly referred to as "El Co" or "ECC". It consists of 37 buildings spanning an area of roughly 26 acres (105,000 m²).

The El Camino Community College District was officially established as of July 1, 1947. Today the college serves nearly 25,000 students of a diverse background within the El Camino Community College District, including the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Lennox, Gardena and Inglewood. El Camino College offers nearly 2,500 different classes offered in some 85 different programs, including vocational, undergraduate, and honors courses, many available in online and televised formats for distance education.

El Camino is known for its large program in English as a Second Language (ESL) which emphasizes a strong academic approach to prepare students for college-level work in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students who have maintained continuous attendance may choose to graduate under the catalog requirements in effect at the time they graduate from El Camino College can either choose an Associate of Arts GE Degree or an Associate of Science GE Degree.

El Camino's forensics program has won awards on a national level for a number of years, often beating 4-year universities such as Notre Dame and UCLA.

In addition to traditional undergraduate education, El Camino offers a variety of faculty organized and campus cooperation study abroad programs. In recent years students have traveled to locations such as Vienna, Austria; Oxford, England; Sydney, Australia; Paris, France; and Shanghai, China. Students receive full class credit for classes taken abroad, as arranged with college administrators.

El Camino College is a popular choice for students to complete lower-division college requirements for often crowded universities. It is one of the leading transfer institutions in Southern California, offering transfer agreements with most four-year universities including UCLA, USC, California State University, Long Beach, San Diego State University, Chapman University, and Pomona College.

El Camino College also offers over 80 acclaimed career programs, including Fashion, Journalism, Computer Information Systems, Fire and Emergency Technology, Automotive Systems, and Cosmetology.

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KECC radio station

The first time KECC was actually on the air experimentally was Career Day, April 27, 1994. This operation lasted only four hours, from 9 am to 1 pm. On November 11, 1994, KECC signed on the air for the first time as a regularly scheduled carrier current broadcast station. At that time, the frequency used was 1620 kHz.

The station was soon involved in emergency operation when heavy rains flooded the campus in January 1995, during Registration. The campus police radio system had been submerged by the rising water and had shorted out. KECC being on higher ground was still operating and became a radio relay station, with the police phoning in problems and the broadcast staff relaying them.

In the fall of 2000 KECC changed frequency from 1200 kHz to 1500 kHz.

Murdock Stadium

Built in 1958, Murdock Stadium hosts some of the schools athletic programs.

International Students

International students are required to show proof of English ability before being accepted into the school. Students can demonstrate their English ability either by taking the TOEFL test, or by completing an ESL program at a school with which El Camino College has a transfer agreement. This sort of agreement is also called "TOEFL Waiver".

El Camino College trivia

  • El Camino is Spanish for "The Road." The road refers to California's first road, El Camino Real, which means "The King's Road", or "The Royal Road."
  • The El Camino College symbol was inspired by the numerous markers along the famous road, which consisted of a single bell suspended on an upside down hook-shaped pole. If closely observed, the initials E.C.C. are visible vertically in the shape of the bell itself.
  • The school newspaper "The Union" was renamed from "The Warwhoop" as a result of pressure to be more politically correct and sensitive to Native Americans. The newspaper has won numerous awards.

El Camino College in the Media

El Camino College has been used as a filming location since at least the 1970s. Among recent movies shot in part at the College are:

Notable alumni

Athletic Hall of Fame

1988
Bill Dornblazer – Swimming, Water Polo 1952-53 - Athlete of the Year • Fred Dryer – Football 1967 - Athlete of the Year • Keith Erickson – Baseball, Basketball 1961-62 • George Foster – Baseball 1968 • Paul Held – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf 1950-51 - Athlete of the Year • Allen Heering – Baseball, Basketball 1954 - Athlete of the Year • Bob Hughes – Swimming, Water Polo 1949 - Athlete of the Year • John Morrow – Baseball Coast, Basketball Coast, Coordinator of Athletics, Football Coach 1964-75 • John Ramsey – Public Address Announcer 1952-60 • Tom Reynolds – Football, Track 1968 - Athlete of the Year • Amby Schindler – Football Coach, Track Coach 1947-58 • Ken Swearingen – Baseball, Football 1952-53, Football Coach 1958-75 • Mike Thornton – Cross Country, Track 1961-62 • Ron Veres – Baseball, Football 1960 - Athlete of the Year • Norm Verry – Football Coach, Tennis Coach 1950-61

1989
• Fabian Abram – Football 1954 • Bob Anderson – Wrestling 1962-64 • Jim Clark – Football 1953-54 • Harry Dinnell – Basketball 1959-60 • Rick Eber – Football, Track 1964-65 • Doug Essick – Baseball Coach, Basketball Coach, Football Coach 1949-83 • Dave Hengsteller – Wrestling Coach 1953-75 • Bobby Pier – Baseball, Basketball, Football 1960-63 • Gloria Quintana – Equestrian, Field Hockey, Softball, Tennis 1948-49 • Jim Sears – Football 1948 Florencio Torres – Football 1948-49 • Dr. Anthony J. Volante – Team and School Physician 1959-75

1990
• Jim Allison – Football 1961-62 •Mike Andrews – Football 1961 • Bobby Beathard – Football 1954-55 • Mike Bright – Basketball 1957 • Mike Gilbert – Football 1972 • Flo Hyman – Volleyball 1983 • Tom McCann – Wrestling 1964-65 • Sharon Peterson – Volleyball 1960 • Bob Risch – Golf 1966-67 • Bill Sloey – Football 1969-70, 1970 Athlete of the Year • Merl Sloan – Math Instructor, Dean of Men, Vice President of Student Services 1947-80

1991
• Nick Carolla – Wrestler 1965-66 • Yvette Evans – Track 1977-79 • Jim Hanchett – Support Staff 1958-1977 • Larry Hankammer – Baseball 1958-59 • Chick McIlroy – Swimming 1954-56 • Larry Petrill – Football 1963 • Tony Sills – Golf 1976 • Lou Ann Terheggen Selsky – Volleyball 1969-70 • Bob Weiss – Basketball, Football 1955-56 • Jerry Witt – Football 1947-48

1992
• Dave Boyd – Football 1968-69 • Lt. Col. Gary Galiger – Baseball, Basketball 1963-64 • Alan C. Johnson, M.D. – Track and Field 1964-65 • Richard Keelor – Football 1955-56 • Rudy Kroon – Swim Team Coach, Water Polo Coach 1959-82 • Jim Millinder – Soccer 1976-77 • Phyllis Blunston Page – Track and Field 1979-80 • Mark Pfeil – Golf 1971-72 • Ron Renison – Water Polo, Swimming 1957-58 • Charleen "Sharkie" Zartman – Volleyball Coach 1976-85

1993
• Marty Acosta – Football, Basketball 1947-48 • Dr. Stuart Marsee – President 1958-82 • Nina Grouwinkel Matthies – Volleyball, 1971-72 • Jim Obradovich – Football 1971-72 • Dainard Paulson – Football, Baseball 1956-57 • Alfredo Rosas – Cross Country, Track 1980-81 • Jerrold Cappy Sheeley – Swimming, Water Polo 1962-63 • George Stanich – Basketball Coach Emeritus 1955-70, Retired 1992 • John Stevenson – Baseball 1952

1994
•Don Baker – Golf 1969-71 • James Carmichael – Football 1952 • Bill Cripps – Wrestling 1976-77 • Tim Green – Football 1981-82 • Jerry Hren – Track & Field 1955-56 • Aviva Kamin – Meritorious 1961-80 • Pat Knutzen – Baseball 1965-67 • Dan Matthies – Swimming & Water Polo 1972-73 • Renee Williams-Smith – Track & Cross Country 1980-82

1995
• Dea Lea Aldrich – Basketball, Volleyball 1966-68 • George Allen – Swimming, Water Polo 1950-56 • James Ferreira – Track 1984-85 • Margaret Hemmans Green – Track 1984-85 • Don Jurk – Football 1950, Assistant Football Coach 26 yrs. Retired 1992 • Terry Mendenhall – Football 1967-68 • Annie Seawright – Track, Cross Country 1984-85 • Howard Smith – Golf 1947-48 Richard Tamble – Wrestling 1966-67

1996
• Joe Contestabile – Football, Baseball 1954 • Derrick Deese – Football 1988-89 • Bill Heidemann – Basketball, Football 1947-49 • Gary Kimbrell – Football 1958 Myra Mayberry – Track 1983-85 • Mark Jerry Mc Ilvaine – Baseball 1949-50 • Jamie Schneider – Soccer, Softball 1982-84 • Terry Titus – Golf 1966-67 • William Vincent – Football 1949-50, Coach 1962-81, 1990–92

1997
• Frank Addleman – Wrestling 1957-59 • Ed Cooper – Track 1982-83 • Frank Dolce – Football 1988-89 • Sharette Garcia – Track, Cross Country 1989-90 • Norm Jackson – Soccer Coach 1983-93 • Bruce Johnson – Track and Field, Cross Country 1970-72 • Walter Puffer – Water Polo, Swimming 1948-50 • Ronald Rutter – Baseball, Football, Wrestling 1954-55 • Steve Shaw – Basketball, Volleyball 1974-76 • Diana Tracy – Track, Cross Country 1989-90

1998
• Laurie Belger – Wrestling 1958-59 • Jim Bunyard – Football 1971-97 • Don Greco – Football 1953-54 • Jerry Nicholson – Football, Baseball 1956 • LeValley Pattison – Volleyball 1983 • Loren Richey – Football 1983-84 • Don Slaught – Baseball 1977-78 • Kevin Starkey –Football 1977-78 • Zaven Yaralian – Football 1970-71

1999
• Laura Ainsworth – Women’• s Track 1989 • Dale Deffner – Wrestling 1958-60 • Todd Hons – Football 1980-81 • Harry Perry – Coach/Meritorious 1955-87 • Israel Pose – Cross Country/Track 1991-93 • Jim Ruziecki – Golf 1971-73 • Ray Southstone – Athlete/Coach/Professor 1948/1958-85 • Roseanne Wegrich – Women's Volleyball 1970-71 • Ron Wey – Basketball 1960-61

2000
• Kurt Altenburg – Football 1961 • Jeff Austin – Football 1973-74 • Traci Britton – Badminton 1971-72 & 1999 • Larry Burch – Baseball 1967-68 • Patty Gasso – Softball 1980-82 • Al Greenleaf – Golf Coach 1957-98 • Bill Peters – Football, Basketball, Track & Field 1947-48 • Steve Sarkisian – Football 1993-94 • Phil Sheperd – Football, Baseball 1954-55 • Steve Verry – Football, Track & Field 1968-69

2001
• John Britton – Soccer 1977-78 • Marc Gerhardt – Baseball 1967 • Dr. Leroy Groves – Football, Baseball 1946-47 • Dan Heck – Football, Baseball 1968-69 • Bob Hooks – Football, Baseball 1949-50 • Bill Kelley – Football 1957 • Maria Lopez – Cross Country, Track & Field 1995-96 • Ryan Price – Water Polo, Swimming 1993-95 • Kent Wyatt – Wrestling 1964-66

2002
• Kim Bly – Basketball, Track 1988-90 • Dave Carter – Water Polo, Swimming 1946-47 • Foster Johns – Wrestling 1959 • Liz Sutton-Schmidt – Track/Cross Country 1992-93 • Stan Talley – Football 1977-78 • John Taylor – Football 1971-72 • Chuck McFerrin – Baseball 1959 - • Meritorious Paul Wise – Golf 1971-72

2003
• Ed Beard – Golf 1965-66 • Tiesha Holmes-Klundt – Track & Field 1990-91 • Harry Jenkins – Baseball 1966-67 • Don Morrow – Football 1978-79 • Pat Reagan – Football 1954-55 • Urho Saari – Water Polo, Swimming 1948-55 - • Meritorious Niu Sale – Football 1988-89 • Dr. Sam Schauerman – Athletics Supporter 1865-89 - • Meritorious William Staengel – Track & Field 1970-71

2004
• Derryl Cousins – Baseball 1964-66 • Laurie Standish Dawdy – Swimming, Diving 1995-97 • Nick Fuscardo – Baseball 1962-64 - • • Meritorious Dennis Lee Hocking – Baseball 1988-89 Walt Justice – Football 1971-73, Football Coach 1984-98 Dan Karavas – Basketball 1960-62 Laurie Kent-Cordobes – Swimming, Diving 1981-82 Dave Long – Football 1958-1960

2005
• Joseph Caravello – Football 1982-83 • Steven Davis – Football 1994-96 • John Featherstone – Football, Baseball 1967-68 • John Joseph – Football, Surfing 1963-65 • Mark Knoz – Football, Track 1966-68 • Bob Leetch – Cross Country, Track 1980-82 • Paul Viggiano – Track & Field 1973-75 • Mark Wade – Basketball 1984-85 • Ralph Whitney – Water Polo, Swimming 1956-57

2006
• Mary Akor – Cross Country, Track 1997-99 • Russell Bauer – Water Polo, Swimming 1974-76 • Robert Guy – Wrestling, Baseball, Track & Field 1959-61 • Tom Hazell – Wrestling 1970-72 • Antonio Martinez – Soccer 1996-98 • Kaiser Noa – Football 1986-88 • Steve Nuchols – Football, Track & Field 1983-85 • Pat Pagett – Football, Track & Field 1963-65 • Carolyn Pele – Basketball, Softball 1987-89 • Dwight Pickins – Football 1986-88

2007
• Norm Dean – Wrestling 1965-67 • Robin Dreizler – Baseball 1978-80 • Stephanie Duke – Basketball 1992-94 • Kevin Elliott – Cross Country, Track 1999-2000 • Richard Fernandez – Cross Crountry, Track 1960-62 • Serge "Chuck" Freeman – Baseball Coach 1958-70 • Jim Knue – Athletic Trainer 1977-99 • William Mooney Jr. – Dean Health & Physical Education 1954-56 - • Meritorious Fred Peterson – Football Coach 1984–Present • Steve Warren – Wrestling 1966-67

2008
• Norm Becker – Football 1953-54 • Dana Clyde – Football 1966-68 • Rick Dodson – Cross Country, Track 1982-83 • Gene Engle – Football 1975-76, Football Coach 1982–Present • Robert Hodge – Football 1999-2000 • Ron Jacobs – Cross Country, Track 1961-62, Basketball Coach 1974-79 - • Meritorious Suzanne Rampe – Volleyball 1981-82 • Dr. James F. Schwartz – Dean Health Science & Athletics 1975-96, Interim Vice President 1996-2005 – Meritorious

References

  1. ^ Dennis McLellan, Nina Blanchard dies at 81; founder of top L.A. modeling agency, Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2010

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