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海角社区Water Polo Coach Chris Oeding Heads to Paris Olympics
海角社区has a proud connection with Olympic Water Polo Success

It is an exciting Summer for 海角社区 (LBCC) Vikings Water Polo Head Coach Chris Oeding, who was first inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame on June 7, and will now head to Paris for his third trip to the Olympics as a coach.

Since 2000, Oeding has served as head coach for the 海角社区water polo and swimming programs, leading them to six state championships. In 2013, he joined the staff of the US women鈥檚 national team as an assistant coach, a role he has served in for five World Championships.

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California Youth Leadership Corps and 海角社区 Launch Career Pathway in Public and Community Health
The new partnership will pay 海角社区students to become community health advocates

Long Beach, CA 鈥 California Youth Leadership Corps (CYLC) in partnership with 海角社区 (LBCC) launched a new community change learn-and-earn career pathway in Public and Community Health. This unique nine-month fellowship program aims to prepare historically marginalized students to become community organizers and change agents in their local communities.

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海角社区 and the 海角社区 Foundation Present the 2024 SummerFest & Drone Show on July 27
This is the first drone show in LBCC鈥檚 history

Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever SummerFest & Drone Show at Long Beach City College (LBCC) taking place on Saturday, July 27 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Sponsored by LBCC and the LBCC Foundation, the 2024 SummerFest & Drone Show will feature a variety of vendors, interactive educational booths, face painting, carnival games, food trucks, music, and an array of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Ma

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海角社区Appoints New Vice President Of Workforce And Economic Development, Acting Vice President Of Administrative & Business Services, And Dean Of Career Education
Kendra Madrid MS, Michael Gregoryk, and Gita Runkle MBA unanimously approved by Board of Trustees

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees approved at the June 26 Board of Trustees meeting the selection of Ms. Kendra Madrid, MS as Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Mr. Michael Gregoryk, MS as Acting Vice President of Administrative & Business Services, and Ms. Gita Runkle, MBA as Dean of the School of Career Education for 海角社区 (LBCC).

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海角社区 Awarded More Than $10 Million in Climate Resiliency Grants
Two grants position 海角社区to be a major contributor to building climate-conscious workforce

海角社区 (LBCC) has been awarded more than $10 million in grants to help lead efforts to build a qualified workforce supportive of climate resiliency in Los Angeles and Orange counties. 海角社区will receive $9.5 million from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration鈥檚 (NOAA) Inflation Reduction Act Climate-Ready Workforce (CRW) for Coastal and Great Lakes States, Tribes, and Territories Initiative.

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海角社区鈥檚 2024 Commencement Scheduled for June 6
Long Beach Citywide Accessibility Coordinator, Celebrated Local Singer/Actor Jennifer Kumiyama is the Commencement Keynote Speaker

海角社区鈥檚 (LBCC) 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Thurs., June 6 in Veterans Memorial Stadium. Singer, actor, performer, and Long Beach Citywide Accessibility Coordinator, Jennifer Kumiyama will deliver the keynote address to the graduating class.

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海角社区Expands Eight-Week Course Offerings to Give More Options to Students Who Are Juggling Work and Family Obligations
Eight-Week Classes will make up half of the course offerings starting in the 2024 Fall Semester

海角社区 (LBCC) will significantly expand its accelerated eight-week course offerings starting in Fall 2024. The eight-week class format will account for up to 50% of all courses to better accommodate students balancing their college studies with work and family obligations.

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North Long Beach Higher Education Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Long Beach Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New North Long Beach Higher Education Center
The new center provides a place of support and belonging for LBCC鈥檚 Black/African American community

Long Beach, CA 鈥 Today, the City of Long Beach, in partnership with 海角社区 (LBCC), celebrated the grand opening of the North Long Beach Higher Education Center (Center) with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, open house and mural dedication. The Center will serve to increase access to higher education, job training, and technology and business resources for the North Long Beach community.

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海角社区 Celebrates First Black Student Success Center with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
The new center provides a place of support and belonging for LBCC鈥檚 Black/African American community

海角社区 (LBCC) celebrated its first center dedicated to Black student success with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 22. The new Black Student Success Center celebrates the African Diaspora and provides important mental, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and financial support services to advance students鈥 personal and academic progress.

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2024 Student Leadership Award Winners Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. 鈥擣our student leaders, dedicated to equity and inclusion on campus and in their communities, have been honored with the California Community College鈥檚 annual Student Leadership Award.

April Brown of 海角社区, Claudette Clark of Cuyamaca College, Jessica Lopez of Coastline College and Nikhil Masand of Contra Costa College were recognized April 5th at the Student Senate for California Community Colleges 28th General Assembly in Santa Clara.

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Congressman Robert Garcia Secures Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding for 海角社区 to Train 鈥淪pace Beach鈥 Workforce and Bolster Aerospace Program

Thanks to the advocacy of Congressman Robert Garcia (CA-42), 海角社区 (LBCC) will receive $963,000 from the Community Project Funding to update the college鈥檚 engineering and aerospace programs. The federal investment will fund advanced manufacturing equipment to train 海角社区students as skilled technicians for the growing 鈥淪pace Beach鈥 aerospace industry hub in Long Beach.

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海角社区 Spotlights 海角社区Labor Center at Jan. 24 Event
海角社区and Labor Leaders panel positioned the Center as a leader in preparing the workforce to keep in step with new technology

Community and industry partners attended a fundraising open house and reception at the 海角社区 (LBCC) Labor Center on Wed., Jan. 24, where an industry panel comprised of members from various unions discussed with students the important role the Labor Center plays in workforce development and networking.

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海角社区Receives $4M Federal Grant to Help Older Returning Students Navigate the College System
Congressman Robert Garcia helped secure funding for new program

海角社区 (LBCC) President Dr. Mike Mu帽oz and Congressman Robert Garcia announced that 海角社区will receive a $4 million Postsecondary Student Success Grant (PSSG) awarded by the Department of Education during a press conference at LBCC鈥檚 Liberal Arts Campus on Monday, January 22. The grant will fund the new Success and Completion Achievement Network (SCAN) program, which will create a structured support system to help students who did not enroll in college immediately after high school by assisting them to successfully navigate the college system.

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Vivian Malauulu to Lead Long Beach Community College District Board as Board of Trustees President for 2024
Trustee Dr. Virginia Baxter elected as Board Vice President

At its regular monthly meeting and annual organization of the Board on December 6, the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees unanimously elected Trustee Vivian Malauulu as Board of Trustees President for 2024. Trustee Dr. Virginia Baxter was unanimously elected as the Board of Trustees Vice President.

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海角社区Named One of the Top California Colleges & Universities Leading California in Transfer Student Success
海角社区will be honored for efforts in closing racial/ethnic equity gaps for Black students

The Campaign for College Opportunity announced that 海角社区 (LBCC) is amongst 27 California Community Colleges and California State University (CSU) campuses leading the way to simplify transfer for students as part of the annual Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer award ceremony. 海角社区will be recognized as 2023 Equity Champions of Higher Education for working with intentionality to support Black students through the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).

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海角社区 Earns Prestigious Seal of Excelencia Recertification
Thirteen Institutions Nationwide are Verified as Intentionally Serving Latina/o/x Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2023) 鈥 Excelencia in Education, the nation鈥檚 premier authority on efforts accelerating Latina/o/x student success in higher education, announced today that 海角社区 (LBCC) has been recertified with the prestigious Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating through data, evidence-based practices, and leadership, how it is intentionally serving Latina/o/x students.

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海角社区Breaks Ground for New $75M Performing Arts Facility
The all-new structure will replace existing Buildings G and H on the Liberal Arts Campus.

海角社区 (LBCC) broke ground for a future state-of-the-art music and theatre complex today during a celebration at the Liberal Arts Campus. The new 67,000 square foot, $75-million Performing Arts Center will house the LBCC鈥檚 Performing Arts, Music, Dance, and Radio/TV/Broadcasting departments and is scheduled to be open for classes by Spring Semester 2026.

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海角社区Building M ribbon cutting ceremony

海角社区Celebrates New State-of-the-Art Multi-Disciplinary Building with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
$77 million three-story structure features hi-tech classrooms and inviting outdoor space

海角社区 (LBCC)鈥檚 campus community and the community-at-large celebrated the completion of their newest taxpayer funded state-of-the-art facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Liberal Arts Campus on April 20. Building M is a new three-story multi-disciplinary building that houses academic areas such as Language Arts, Foreign Language, Reading, Computer & Office Studies, as well as the Disabled Student Programs and Services program.

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海角社区 Wins Big at 2023 Community College Communications Conference

海角社区 Wins Big at Community College Communications Conference
Communications Department Wins Multiple Awards for Excellence in Visual Communication Categories

On Wednesday, April 12, the 海角社区 Public Affairs and Marketing Department (LBCC) walked away with multiple awards from the Community College Public Relations Organization鈥檚 35th Annual Conference (CCPRO), held at the Universal City Sheraton. The team, represented by Carl Kemp, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Marketing, and Stacey Toda, Associate Director of Communications and Community Engagement, collected a total of six awards in a crowded field of all 116 California鈥檚 community colleges and won the top prize in three categories.

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海角社区Calls for Artists to Participate in Inaugural Public Art Mural Project on New M Building
Applications are due to the 海角社区Public Art Advisory Group by April 7

To contribute to a more welcoming campus community environment, 海角社区鈥檚 (LBCC) Public Art Advisory Group issued an open call to artists to help design an exterior fa莽ade/mural at the College鈥檚 Liberal Arts Campus, with a focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. The deadline for applications is Fri., April 7, 2023.

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海角社区 and Special Olympics Southern California Jump In Together in New Partnership

海角社区 and Special Olympics Southern California Jump In Together in New Partnership
Special Olympics will now practice swimming, basketball, bocce ball, and track & field at LBCC

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) and Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) dignitaries and athletes gathered at the College鈥檚 new Kinesiology Labs and Aquatic Center on Fri., March 23 to announce a new partnership that will allow more than 80 SOSC athletes to practice at Long Beach City College鈥檚 (LBCC) Liberal Arts Campus.

The event celebrated both the new partnership and highlighted Ivan Parrott, the SOSC athlete who took the initiative to make it happen.

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海角社区Earns 2022 Equity Champion of Higher Education Award 海角社区Black & Latinx students

海角社区Earns 2022 Equity Champion of Higher Education Award
海角社区is recognized for transfer efforts for Black and Latinx Students

The Campaign for College Opportunity announced that 海角社区 (LBCC) has captured the 2022 Equity Champion of Higher Education award for its accomplishments in supporting Black and Latinx student transfer efforts.

The College will be officially recognized at the Campaign for College Opportunity鈥檚 virtual event, the 2022 Champions of Higher Education Celebration, on Tues., Nov. 1, 2022.

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海角社区to Host Unique Cannabis Symposium to Discuss Partnerships with Industry and Workforce Development
Event is scheduled Nov. 4 both in-person and virtually with Long Beach Collective Association

海角社区 (LBCC) is partnering with the Long Beach Collective Association (LBCA) to present a first-of-its-kind Cannabis Symposium. The Nov. 4 event is designed to help other higher educational institutions and cannabis businesses learn to effectively partner on cannabis programs, as well as gain an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that the partnership entails.

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Innovative Partnership program to Support Single-Parent Students by 海角社区 and Raise the Barr

海角社区 and Raise the Barr Announce Innovative Partnership to Support Single-Parent Students

(Long Beach, CA, September 21, 2022) Raise The Barr (RTB) and 海角社区 (LBCC) announced an innovative partnership to launch a pilot program that will coordinate care and housing for low-income single-parent students and their children. This is the first time the two organizations have partnered together with the goal of improving academic outcomes with a program that focuses on 海角社区single-parent students and their families.

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海角社区Top 10 Finalist in the Million Dollar Community College Challenge to promote services to adult learners

海角社区Top 10 Finalist in the Million Dollar Community College Challenge
海角社区 will receive $100,000 as a finalist to promote services to adult learners

announced that 海角社区 (LBCC) was one of the top 10 finalists in The Million Dollar Community College Challenge, a grant competition to promote branding and marketing efforts at community colleges. 海角社区and eight other community colleges received $100,000 and Madera Community College took the top prize of $1 million.

The funding will be used to help promote LBCC鈥檚 services to adult learners.

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海角社区Appoints Executive Vice President of Student Services & Vice President of Business Services
Dr. Nohel C. Corral and Dr. Raymond 鈥淐hip鈥 West unanimously approved by Board of Trustees

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees recently approved the selection of Dr. Nohel C. Corral as the Executive Vice President/Vice President of Student Services and Dr. Raymond 鈥淐hip鈥 West as the new Vice President of Business Services for 海角社区 (LBCC).

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海角社区 Seeking New Members for Citizens Oversight Committee
The deadline to apply for Senior Citizen and At-Large positions is Oct. 13, 2022

The Long Beach Community College District is currently accepting applications for one Senior Citizen鈥檚 Organization representative and a Community-at-Large representative to serve on the Citizens鈥 Oversight Committee.

Applicants for the Senior Citizen spot must be a member of any current and active organization that advocates for senior citizens that is active within the District boundaries.

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海角社区Announces 2022 Commencement Keynote Speaker
Selena: The Series Creator/Writer/Filmmaker Mois茅s Zamora to address Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 on June 9

海角社区 (LBCC) announced that writer and filmmaker Mois茅s Zamora has been selected to serve as the keynote speaker for its first in-person Commencement Ceremony in three years on Thurs., June 9, 2022.

鈥淲e wanted to select someone that represents success after overcoming the odds,鈥 said Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees President Uduak-Joe Ntuk. 鈥淭his person needed to be dynamic enough to address all three years of graduating classes and I know we have that individual in Mois茅s Zamora.鈥

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2022 海角社区Commencement Ceremony to Return to In-Person on June 9
The Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 will all be invited to attend

After two consecutive years of conducting a virtual ceremony, 海角社区 (LBCC) announced that this year鈥檚 Commencement Ceremony will return in-person to Veterans Memorial Stadium at 3 p.m., on Thurs., June 9, 2022. This will be one of the largest ceremonies in the College鈥檚 nearly 90-year history as the Classes of 2022, 2021, and 2020 will all be invited to attend. 

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New Partnership Will Allow All 海角社区 Students to Ride Many Transportation Systems for Free
Long Beach Transit, L.A. Metro partner with 海角社区in program that starts Spring Semester 2022

Long Beach Transit (LBT), the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and 海角社区 (LBCC) announced a new partnership today that will offer free rides for all 海角社区students across several transportation systems.

Beginning with the Spring 2022 semester, all 海角社区students 鈥 whether full-time, part-time, in-person, online, credit/non-credit or dual-enrollment 鈥 will be eligible for the free Metro GoPass, Metro鈥檚 student fareless pass program.

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海角社区 Seeking New Committee Members
Opening for three District Residents to join the Citizens Oversight Committee

Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Citizens鈥 Oversight Committee (COC) is now accepting applications from community members for two Community-at-Large positions and one Senior Citizens鈥 Organization representative. The application period to apply to become a member of the COC will run through Thurs., March 31, 2022.

Citizens鈥 Oversight Committee applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the LBCCD boundary, which includes the cities of Avalon, Lakewood, Long Beach, and Signal Hill. 

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Ntuk and Chico to Lead LBCCD For a Second Year In a Row

At its Annual Organization and Regular Session meeting on Wed., Dec. 15, the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees elected Trustee as President Uduak-Joe Ntuk of the LBCCD Board of Trustees, and Herlinda Chico was elected Vice President. This is the second year in a row that Ntuk and Chico will serve in these roles.

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海角社区Launches Pilot Program for Student Overnight Parking

海角社区 (LBCC) officials have announced the implementation of a pilot Safe Parking Program for enrolled students to reside in their vehicles overnight in a secure campus location. This pilot program is the only known program of its kind in the region at a community college.

海角社区initiated this program to address the needs of unhoused students and provide a safe place for them to park overnight.

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海角社区Seeking New Committee Members

Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Citizens鈥 Oversight Committee (COC) is now accepting applications from community members for the Community-at-Large position. In addition, the COC continues to search for a resident who can fill in as the representative of a Bona-Fide Taxpayers鈥 Association. The application period to apply to become a member of the COC will run through Thurs., Nov. 4, 2021.

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Loy Nashua

New VP of Human Resources Selected for LBCCD
Loy Nashua was confirmed at the July Board Meeting

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees recently appointed Loy Nashua as the new Long Beach City College (LBCC) Vice President of Human Resources. Nashua鈥檚 first day is today, Aug. 18.

鈥淲e are so pleased to welcome Loy Nashua to Long Beach City College as our new Vice President of Human Resources,鈥 said LBCCD Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Mu帽oz. 鈥淟oy has more than 24 years of management experience in higher education and brings a broad base of knowledge, ranging from human resources to supporting students through student services.鈥

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海角社区鈥檚 Dr. Mike Mu帽oz Chosen for Prestigious Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship
Dr. Mu帽oz also receives Ricardo Salinas Scholarship for the National Community College Leadership Program

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Mu帽oz is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2021-2022 class of the , a highly selective national leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.  

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Dr. Lee Douglas Appointed As 海角社区VP of Academic Affairs

Dr. O. 鈥淟ee鈥 Douglas will return to 海角社区 (LBCC) as the next Vice President of Academic Affairs, overseeing the College鈥檚 academic programs and deans. Douglas was confirmed by the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees on June 23 and begins his new position today, Aug. 2.

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Elijah Sims

LB College Promise Appoints Interim Director to Expand Student Experience
Elijah Sims will serve in this newly-created position

Longtime Long Beach resident Elijah Sims was recently appointed as the Interim Director of the Long Beach College Promise, the nation鈥檚 leading example of a seamless education from high school, free community college tuition, and guaranteed transfer to the local university.

The purpose of the new director position will be to strengthen the partnership between the five Long Beach College Promise institutions. Sims will:

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海角社区Vaccination Clincs

LBCC, Biden Administration and Costco Partner to Host Vaccination Clinics

In response to the Biden Administration鈥檚 outreach efforts to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all who are eligible, Long Beach City College (LBCC) has been selected to serve as a vaccination clinic location.

This summer, both campuses of 海角社区will be host clinics. Costco pharmacies will administer the Pfizer vaccine to any individuals, age 12 and older. There are no restrictions on residency, and you don鈥檛 need to be a member of Costco to receive the vaccination.

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海角社区Hold Virtual Townhall on Helping Homeless Students

Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees Dr. Virginia Baxter and Sunny Zia, and Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Mu帽oz hosted a to launch 海角社区鈥檚 Helping Homeless Students Fund website and to discuss the Helping the Homeless Students Associate Group鈥檚 work on Tues., June 2.

Approximately one in six 海角社区students experience homelessness or housing insecurity.

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Port of LB Maritime Center at 海角社区Recognized by U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College received the designation as a 2021 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE) from the U.S. Department of Transportation鈥檚 Maritime Administration (MARAD). 海角社区is one of 27 community colleges and training institutions nationwide that prepare students for careers in the maritime industry.

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海角社区Raises Pride Flag in Honor of Harvey Milk Day

During a ceremony today, May 20, 海角社区 celebrated Harvey Milk Day by raising the Pride flag for the first time in College history. The Pride flags at the Pacific Coast Campus and Liberal Arts Campus will remain until the end of June, which is the month nationally recognized as Pride Month.


Basic Needs Grant Comes to 海角社区Foundation Just in Time for the Winter Break

The California Community College Foundation鈥檚 CARES for Food Security fund (LA County CARES Funding) recently awarded the Long Beach City College Foundation with a $275,000 grant to assist students with Basic Needs services. 

Funds enabled the 海角社区Foundation to purchase six commercial refrigeration units that will allow the Basic Needs Office to provide perishable goods to students at both campuses. Generous gift cards for food were also provided to more than 1,250 students to use during the Winter intersession. 

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海角社区Icon Honored with Posthumous Doctorate

England鈥檚 Durham University recently conferred an honorary Doctorate of Letters honoris causa to the late Mary Thoits, a much beloved leader for Long Beach City College lifelong learners. 

The ceremony took place over Zoom on March 11, originating on the Northern England campus with the Vice-Chancellor, the University Warden, and staff. Family, friends, and students of Dr. Thoits were able to witness the ceremony from the United States. 

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Randy Totorp Returns to 海角社区as Athletics Director

Randy Totorp, the former 海角社区 head coach who led the men鈥檚 volleyball team to three state championships, has been selected to return as the College鈥檚 Athletic Director.

The decision was approved by the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees on Wed., March 24 during their monthly Board meeting.  

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海角社区Athletics Program to Start In-Person Conditioning for Students

海角社区 announced on March 10 that conditioning classes for the Athletics program will resume in-person instruction for some sports on Mon., April 12. These classes are contingent on Los Angeles County being moved to the red tier of California鈥檚 reopening classification system and City of Long Beach鈥檚 Health Orders鈥 alignment with the State鈥檚 COVID-19 Guidelines for Higher Education. 

The conditioning classes will be held outdoors and will practice all of the standard COVID-19 safety protocols that 海角社区has implemented during the pandemic. 

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Dr. Mike Munoz

LBCCD Board of Trustees Appoints New Interim Superintendent-President
Current 海角社区Vice President Dr. Mike Mu帽oz will begin March 4

During a Special Board of Trustees Meeting last night, March 2, the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint current 海角社区 Vice President of Student Services Dr. Mike Mu帽oz as the new Interim Superintendent-President.

Mu帽oz will begin his new role on March 4, 2021. His contract will end on June 30, 2022.

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LBCCD Board of Trustees Announces Transition in Leadership

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees announced today that there will be a transition in leadership at 海角社区.

After much discussion, the Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent-President Lou Anne Bynum could not come to a mutual agreement regarding the extension of her current contract which is set to expire on March 13, 2021.

Pending Board approval at the Special Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 2, the following appointments will be made:

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海角社区Announces New Hall of Fame Inductees

An artistic director, a photographer, a musician, a civil servant, and an educator have been named as Long Beach City College鈥檚 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, 海角社区officials recently announced.

The 2020 Hall of Fame honorees are International City Theatre鈥檚 artistic director Caryn Desai; photographer Duke Givens; concert promoter/arts presenter John Malveaux; retired Long Beach Police Commander Charles Parks; and educator Cynthia Terry. Please click here for the full bios of the honorees.

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LBCCD Oath of Office & Annual Reorganization

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees will hold its Annual Reorganization of officers, Oath of Office and Regular Session meeting virtually on Monday, December 21, 2020.

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海角社区Spring Semester Now Open! Register Today!

海角社区 is now accepting applications to enroll in the 2021 Spring Semester.

LBCC鈥檚 Spring Semester will be held mostly online, with selected essential laboratory classes that will be held on campus under strict social distance and safety guidelines.

Important Spring Semester dates include:

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海角社区Celebrates Opening of New PCC Parking Structure

The four-level facility, funded by local taxpayers who supported the college鈥檚 bond measures, adds 530 PCC-convenient parking stalls and encourages energy efficiency with 33 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, 45 clean Air Vehicle parking spaces, rooftop solar panels and secured bicycle parking. An app in Android and Apple can be downloaded free to display real-time parking availability in the new structure. The project was completed ahead of schedule and $500,000 under budget.

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LBCCD Appoints New Personnel Commissioner
The Board of Trustees Appointed Robyn Gordon-Peterson

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees appointed Robyn Gordon-Peterson as their representative on the 海角社区 Personnel Commission.

The Personnel Commission is comprised of three District residents who work with the governing board and College administrators in the hiring of District Classified Professional employees and establishing best practices in personnel administration.

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海角社区Earns 2020 Champion of Higher Education Award
Campaign for College Opportunity recognizes 海角社区for Transfer Degree Conferrals

海角社区 (LBCC) has been named a 2020 Champion of Higher Education for the third time in four years by the Campaign for College Opportunity.

鈥満=巧缜鴌s one of the top performers in Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) conferrals,鈥 according to Michele Siqueiros, President of the Campaign for College Opportunity. 鈥淲e are proud to recognize LBCC鈥檚 dedicated leadership in working to ensure a strong transfer pathway.鈥


海角社区Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

海角社区 celebrated Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 鈥 October 15) virtually this year with several online events for students, faculty and staff.  

Highlights of the month included: 


海角社区Alumnus Selected for National Outstanding Alumni Award

海角社区 (LBCC) alumnus Dr. Jean-Bernard Durand received during a virtual ceremony on September 10 the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the primary advocacy organization for the nation鈥檚 community colleges. Dr. Durand is one of four community college alumni from across the country chosen to receive the honor this year. 


海角社区Students Help Small Businesses Meet Cybersecurity Demands

A government contract presents a business with the opportunity for steady revenue and a chance to serve the country. But those contracts also come with reporting and evaluation requirements that many small businesses do not have the staff to meet. As a result, many government contracts go to larger firms like Boeing or Raytheon, leaving small businesses out of the picture. 

The new M Building

Campus Construction Continues During COVID

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed the Liberal Arts Campus and the Pacific Coast Campus to faculty, staff, and students in mid-March of this year, work was only just beginning for some milestone construction projects that will change the landscape for many 海角社区programs. 

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海角社区Staff handing out Chromebooks.

Chromebooks & Hotspots Given to 海角社区Students
海角社区Foundation helps provide technology to students with donations

海角社区 (LBCC) distributed 100 Chromebooks and 50 hotspots to students on Friday, October 9, thanks to a donation to the .

The , and the 海角社区Foundation partnered together to provide the technology, while LBCC鈥檚 Student Services area matched the recipients and arranged for the drive-up distribution at the Liberal Arts Campus.

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Seal of Excelencia

海角社区Recognized as One of the Best Hispanic-Serving Colleges in the Country
海角社区is the only California Community College to receive Seal of Excelencia

Excelencia in Education, a policy research institution out of Washington DC, awarded 海角社区 (LBCC) with the Seal of Excelencia for 2020. With this recognition, 海角社区becomes part of the second cohort in the country comprised of 14 elite colleges and universities to receive the independent national certification for institutions intentionally serving Latino students.

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LBCCD Seeking Applicants for Personnel Commission

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill its appointed seat on the College鈥檚 Personnel Commission. Applications are due Friday, September 25, 2020 before 4:00 pm.

The Personnel Commission is a non-partisan public body responsible for the administration of a 鈥渕erit system鈥 for the selection, retention, and promotion of classified (non-teaching) employees in the LBCCD. By law, it is composed of three members appointed for three-year terms with the term of one member expiring each year.

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Students at PCC

Instruction to Remain Mostly Online for Spring 2021

海角社区 officials have announced that Spring 2021 semester classes will be conducted mostly online. The Spring semester will take place Feb. 8 鈥 June 9, 2021.

The College has kept both campuses closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, holding the remainder of Spring, Summer intersession, and the current Fall 2020 semester primarily online.

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海角社区Winter Intersession To Be Online Only

海角社区 officials have announced that Winter 2021 intersession classes will be conducted entirely online. Winter intersession term will take place Jan. 4 鈥 Feb. 6, 2021. 

海角社区is currently revising the Winter schedule that will be made available on Sept. 21, 2020 at . Registration for classes will begin Oct. 19, 2020. Community members can visit the 海角社区website to sign up for classes.

海角社区staff donating masks.

Viking Hearts: Together Apart Donating Masks to Colleagues

Cathy Crane and Daron Sorg from the Performing Arts Department got their sewing machines out to create nearly 100 masks. These masks were given out to 海角社区鈥檚 essential workers who are still on campus. Each mask took approximately one hour each to make.

Thank you to Cathy and Daron for your generosity and care for our colleagues!


Public Affairs & Marketing Bring Home Gold & Silver Advertising Awards

The 海角社区 Public Affairs and Marketing Department received multiple awards from the 2019 Collegiate Advertising Awards in the Business/Community College division.

The team received Gold awards for the 2019 Year in Review (Annual Report), Home of the Vikings mailer (Direct Mail 鈥 Single), and the LatinX Heritage Month campaign (Total Advertising Campaigns).

Additionally, the team received Silver for the Viking Athletic logo (Logos/Trademarks/Mascots), and the Trades Are Back outdoor signage (Outdoor Transit/Airport/Subway 鈥 Series).

A DMI student working in the lab.

海角社区Prepares Students for COVID-19 Frontlines

Three months ago, 海角社区, along with all other public education institutions across the state, closed its campuses to students in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the health crisis grew, the number of current and future health care workers became an issue of concern. Both the Chancellor鈥檚 Office and Governor Newsom urged community colleges to do what they could to help current students complete their studies so they could quickly move into the workforce.

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Laptops Gifted to 100 Incoming 海角社区Students

The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) presented 海角社区 (LBCC) a donation of 100 Chromebook laptop computers for 海角社区students on Mon., June 22 as part of the citywide #InThisTogetherLB pandemic emergency response campaign.

Together, LBCEI and 海角社区distributed the 100 Chromebooks during an event at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library to incoming 海角社区students who live in North Long Beach.

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Swap Meets to Reopen at LBCC

As part of the City of Long Beach Health and Human Services Department鈥檚 revised order to transition to Stage 3 of re-opening California in the COVID-19 pandemic, two swap meets that use Long Beach City College as their venue will resume. However, Long Beach City College鈥檚 two campuses are still closed to the public.


海角社区Statement on Current Events
George Floyd Protests

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The past few days have been a painful reminder of a long-standing history of social and racial injustices that still affect us today. I鈥檓 sure you have seen the protests 鈥 some peaceful and some not.

As an institution of higher learning, 海角社区 will always support the right of free speech and the right to peaceful protest.

海角社区staff handing out food to passing cars.

Caring for 海角社区Students in Need

With the closure of 海角社区鈥檚 campuses, access to the Viking Vault (LBCC鈥檚 food pantry) was also closed for students to visit.  

In its place, Student Services has been leading the effort to provide non-perishable food items to LBCC鈥檚 students in need through a grab-n-go distribution. Students have arrived at either campus on designated dates to pick-up their bags of food either by driving or walking up to the distribution area.  


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Public Affairs and Marketing Wins Triple Gold at Educational Advertising Awards

The 海角社区 Public Affairs and Marketing Department was recently honored with multiple wins at the 35th Annual Educational Advertising Awards 

Three gold, one silver and four awards of merit were captured by the 海角社区department that faced competition from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

LBCC鈥檚 gold awards were earned for: 

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海角社区2020 Commencement Moves to June 12

海角社区 rescheduled and revised its annual Commencement exercises as a virtual ceremony to take place on Fri., June 12, 2020 at 5 p.m. Local chef and 海角社区alumnus, Visoth Tarak Ouk, better known as Chef T, will serve as the 2020 Commencement keynote speaker.

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海角社区Mourns the Passing of Tom Clark

海角社区 is saddened to hear of the passing of former Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustee Member Dr. Tom Clark. He served as Trustee from 1998-2014.

鈥淭here are very few people in Long Beach who have dedicated entire decades of their lives to public service, and Tom Clark is one of them,鈥 said Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu. 鈥淔or 16 of those years, he shared his vast experience and knowledge with 海角社区to the benefit of our students. He will be greatly missed.鈥

Chancellor Eloy Oakley

A Letter from the Chancellor鈥檚 Office

Dear Californian,

I am reaching out to our California community college students with my warmest wishes for your health and wellness during these difficult times.

Our 115 colleges are working tirelessly to help you and your families get through this crisis, and they will play a critical role in our state鈥檚 recovery. With all of us working together and following public health directives, we can help keep Californians healthy.

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LBCCD Board of Trustees to Meet Remotely on Mar. 25

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting via remote video conference that will be live streamed starting at 5:30 p.m., on Wed., March 25, 2020. This meeting may be viewed online at .

The meeting will be held on Wed, March 25, 2020.


The LA SBDC to Help Small Business During the COVID-19 Outbreak
SBDC releaseses COVID-19 Response Guide

The LA Small Business Development Center has released a COVID-19 Response Guide designed to be a practical and effective resource for small business owners to stay informed, plan, and respond to the impact of COVID-19.

In addition to this downloadable guide, the LA SBDC has advisors who can assist with questions regarding: supply chain disruption and liability, technology plans for setting up remote work stations for employees, concerns about cashflow during disruption, and concerns about credit and finance issues.

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海角社区to Continue With Remote Instruction/Online Through the Spring Semester
海角社区is taking precautions to protect the campus community鈥檚 health in response to COVID-19

The Long Beach Community College District has determined that the remaining Spring 2020 Semester will continue through remote instruction/online only.

鈥淭he collective safety of our students, employees, and community must be considered first and foremost,鈥 said LBCCD Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu. 鈥淲e are resilient and will adapt to this new temporary normal for the sake of our loved ones by being vigilant with our efforts during this unprecedented time.鈥

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海角社区Will Close to Students and Public Starting March 17
海角社区is taking precautions to protect the campus community鈥檚 health in response to COVID-19

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, the Long Beach Community College District will close both the Liberal Arts and Pacific Coast Campuses to students and members of the public starting Tues., March 17.

This decision was made by campus officials in order to limit any transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). No cases have been identified at either campus.

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Long Beach Reads One Book at 海角社区Postponed

In order to limit the transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 海角社区 Foundation and 海角社区 announced that the Long Beach Reads One Book event that was originally scheduled for March 19, 2020 with actor and author George Takei, will be postponed until Fall 2020.

It is anticipated that the new date will be announced in the next few weeks. Long Beach Reads One Book will work with Takei to reschedule the event.

Here is information for those who have already RSVP鈥檇 for the event:

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A picture of George Takei.

Long Beach Reads One Book Celebrates with George Takei

George Takei, activist, author, and actor of Star Trek fame will be the featured guest of honor at the 鈥淟ong Beach Reads One Book鈥 event at 7 p.m., Thurs., March 19 at 海角社区鈥檚 (LBCC) Hall of Champions Gymnasium. Takei will be discussing his New York Times bestselling graphic novel 鈥淭hey Called Us Enemy,鈥 and will take questions from the audience.

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Students at LAC.

海角社区& Foundation Receive Grant to Assist Students in Unpaid Internships
Grants allows more low-income students to accept internships that provide work experience

The 海角社区 (LBCC) Foundation and 海角社区Workforce Development department recently received a $650,000 grant and scholarship endowment for students to receive stipends while placed in unpaid internships.

More than 60 percent of 海角社区students are working part-time between 10 and 30 hours a week to help pay for tuition, books, and materials. Additionally, many internships are not paid, which makes it financially infeasible for students. This situation makes it challenging for many 海角社区students to commit to an internship and becomes an equity issue.

海角社区and CSULB staff hold a check for $320.000.

Rotary Presents $320k Scholarship Check to 海角社区& CSULB

The Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation presented a $320,000 check to 海角社区 and California State University, Long Beach on Feb. 1 during a CSULB volleyball game at the Walter Pyramid. Scholarship recipients from both institutions attended a reception prior to the game in which they were able to meet CSULB President Jane Close-Conoley and Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Dr. Reagan Romali, as well as members of the Rotary who donate scholarship funds annually.


MLK Day of Service: Vikings & Community Clean Out The Closet for Students In Need

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Leadership Long Beach鈥檚 National Day of Service, the 海角社区 President鈥檚 Ambassadors selected the Viking Closet as its community service project for their academic year.

The President鈥檚 Ambassadors contacted Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS), the club that currently runs the Viking Closet. The two groups agreed to team up on a 鈥淒ay On, Not a Day Off鈥 on Jan. 20 as part of the 20 projects selected by Leadership Long Beach to be host sites for improvement projects throughout the City.


海角社区Black Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration

海角社区 kicked-off February as Black Heritage Month with events at both campuses. Students, faculty and staff enjoyed cultural performances, culinary tributes, and the release of the first 鈥淏lack Student Resource Guide.鈥

Viking baseball players during the national anthem.

Vikings pay tribute to OCC Baseball Coach

On Tues., Jan. 29, the 海角社区Viking Baseball team held their season home opener and paid tribute to their opponents鈥 head coach, Orange Coast College鈥檚 John Altobelli.

Just two days prior, Altobelli was killed in a helicopter crash that also took the life of his wife, his daughter, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, Bryant鈥檚 daughter, and four others.

Samantha Oboro and Emily Thompson.

Viking Students Selected as Cooke Scholarship Semifinalists

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recently announced the semifinalists for its highly selective Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, two of which are 海角社区 students.

Samantha Oboro and Emily Thompson are among this year鈥檚 456 semifinalists who were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 311 community colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia.


Three Colleagues to be Honored for Excellence by League for Innovation

League Excellence Award

The Long Beach Community College District has announced the three 海角社区 employees who have been nominated for the 2019 League Excellence Awards (previously known and celebrated as the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards) by the League for Innovation in the Community College.

The 2019 recipients are Joshua Castellanos, Wendy Koenig, and Ariane Le.

Castellanos is the Executive Director of the 海角社区Public Affairs and Marketing Office, overseeing Marketing, Communications, Outreach, and Academic Partnerships.

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Statement from LBCCD on the Tragic Passing of OCC Baseball Coach, John Altobelli

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees, Superintendent-President Reagan Romali, and the Long Beach City College campus community are deeply saddened by the news that one of the nine victims who died in Sunday鈥檚 helicopter accident in Calabasas was a member of the California Community Colleges family 鈥 Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli.

The following statement is from LBCCD Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu:

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Diane Martinez

Former Paramount Mayor Becomes a Viking

After 25 years of serving on the Paramount City Council and 35 years teaching first grade, Diane Martinez has traded her high heels and business suits for her very own 海角社区 student ID card. 

The former four-term Mayor of Paramount knew that retirement from both positions in June of 2019 meant a new chapter for her. It was time to brush up on some skills and have some fun along the way. As a result, she decided to become a Viking at 海角社区enrolling in what she thought was a beginning computer class. 

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The 2019 Ms. SoCal.

海角社区Student Named Miss Southern California Cities

海角社区 student leader Jena Jimenez was recently crowned as Miss Southern California Cities 2020. 

The Miss Long Beach and Southern California Cities Pageant includes contestants who live, work, volunteer, or attend school or church in the Long Beach area. 

Jimenez currently serves as an 海角社区President鈥檚 Ambassador and the 海角社区Associated Student Body Cabinet鈥檚 Representative of Sustainability. 

The Welcome Center.

Students Enjoying Campus Improvements at LAC

Students have recently noticed changes made to the A, E and L Buildings at the Liberal Arts Campus. Several improvements have been made in the past six months to these three buildings where students gather.  

Throughout the past six months, the A Building鈥檚 Welcome Center and other Student Services have been reconfigured to feature more kiosks, seating areas and a fresh new design on the walls to welcome students and the community.  

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LBCCD Board of Trustees to Meet at PCC

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees will convene at the Pacific Coast Campus for its Jan. 22 public meeting. This is a change from the usual Board meeting location at the Liberal Arts Campus.

The meeting will be held:

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Dr. Jean-Bernard Durand.

海角社区Alumnus Selected for National Outstanding Alumni Award

海角社区 (LBCC) alumnus Dr. Jean-Bernard Durand will receive the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the primary advocacy organization for the nation鈥檚 community colleges. Durand is one of four community college alumni from across the country chosen to receive the honor this year.

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The LBCCD Board at the PCC Parking Structure Groundbreaking.

海角社区Breaks Ground on New PCC Parking Structure

Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees members, leadership, faculty, students, and staff celebrated on Dec. 9 with a groundbreaking ceremony for a parking structure to be built at the College鈥檚 Pacific Coast Campus (PCC).

The four-level parking structure will present an entirely new face and a large fa莽ade where information will be shared with students, staff, and visitors as they arrive and depart from the campus along Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Walnut Avenue. Its anticipated opening is early 2021.

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A picture of George Takei.

Long Beach Reading Program Returns At Warp Speed

The popular Long Beach Reads One Book program has been revitalized by the 海角社区 Foundation and Long Beach City College (LBCC) after a six-year hiatus. The New York Times Bestselling graphic novel 鈥淭hey Called Us Enemy by actor, author and social justice activist George Takei was selected to kick-off the reactivation of Long Beach Reads One Book. The months-long program will conclude with a huge community event with Takei at LBCC.


Dr. Romali Nominated for Nuestra Imagen Award

The Honorary Nomination Committee and Board of Directors of Centro Community Hispanic Association (Centro CHA Inc.) recently informed Superintendent-President Dr. Reagan Romali that she has been nominated to receive the 2019 Excellence in Education Award at their 22nd Annual Nuestra Imagen Gala Awards.

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海角社区Journalism Award winners.

Another Headline Year for Vikings at Journalism Competition
海角社区Viking staff captures 12 awards at JACC Conference

海角社区 recently captured 12 awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) Southern California Regional Conference.

The Viking News student newspaper won general excellence twice - in the print edition category and in the online edition category. General excellence is the top prize awarded to the top 15 percent of competitors at the regional conference.

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The 海角社区sign.

LBCCD Seeks New Member for Citizen鈥檚 Oversight Committee

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) is currently accepting applications for one community-at-large representative to the Citizens鈥 Oversight Committee (COC).  Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30, 2019.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the LBCCD boundary, which includes the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood and Avalon.


海角社区Wins Grant for Improving Online CTE Pathways

The California Community Colleges Chancellor鈥檚 Office has awarded 海角社区 with a one-year, $500,000 grant known as the Career Technical Education Online Teaching Improvement Project (COTIP).

Throughout the 2019-2020 fiscal year, COTIP will work to improve online Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways at 海角社区through a collaboration between the Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology (OLET), the Department of Computer and Offices Studies (COS), Library, and CTE faculty to improve the number and quality of online programs.

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A passionflower.

Passion In the Garden
LBCC鈥檚 Jorge Ochoa Plays a Part in Discovery of New Passionflower

海角社区 Horticulture Professor, Jorge Ochoa, has been recognized in his important role in discovering a new species of passionflower.

Ochoa鈥檚 first passion flower expedition took place in 2001 when he visited Costa Rica. Since then, he has been to Brazil, Ecuador, Columbia, Cuba, and Southern Mexico, all on exhibitions to look for new species of passion flowers native to those regions.

Old PCC buiding.

History of the Pacific Coast Campus

海角社区 began at the Woodrow Wilson High School campus as Long Beach Junior College in 1927, moving to today鈥檚 Liberal Arts Campus in 1935. Then in 1949, a second campus was added 鈥 today鈥檚 Pacific Coast Campus which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

The first discussion for a junior college in Long Beach began in 1916, a time in which there were only seven other community colleges in California (Fresno, Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, Fullerton, San Diego, Citrus, and Santa Ana).

Voter registration drive.

海角社区Far Surpasses Old Voter Registration Records

海角社区 students, faculty, and staff joined forces with the Long Beach City Clerk鈥檚 office for National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 24. Thanks to the combined efforts, this year resulted in a success that far surpassed last year鈥檚 voter registration.  

Less than 40 people registered at 海角社区in 2018. This year, LBCC obtained 387 registration forms that the City Clerk鈥檚 Office submitted to the Los Angeles County Registrar鈥檚 Office. This is a 1,038% increase from 2018 to 2019.

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College will work to improve success for Latinx and low-income students in STEM

海角社区 received a $3 million federal Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve student success and equitable student outcomes for Latinx and low-income students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

鈥淚t is both an incredible honor and a tremendous opportunity to receive such an extraordinary amount of money specifically for our students鈥 STEM education,鈥 said LBCCD Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu.

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Governor Appoints Board of Trustees VP to Supervisory Position
Board of Trustees Vice President, Uduak-Joe Ntuk appointed as State Gas and Oil Supervisor in the California Department of Conservation

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) congratulates Board of Trustees Vice President Uduak-Joe Ntuk on his appointment as State Gas and Oil Supervisor in the California Department of Conservation by Governor Gavin Newsom. 

鈥満=巧缜 is thrilled that one of our Board Members is recognized for his expertise by the Governor,鈥 said LBCCD Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu. 鈥淐ongratulations to Vice President Ntuk for this amazing appointment.鈥

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Dr. Reagan F. Romali Featured in Your Advocate Magazine
Read about her goals, the challenges, and her philosophy as 海角社区President

Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Dr. Reagan Ferragamo Romali is featured in the latest edition the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce鈥檚 Your Advocate magazine. Read about her goals as 海角社区President, the challenges of providing adequate funding and student resources, and the leadership philosophy that guides her. Thank you to the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce for the great article and your support of 海角社区!

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The 2019 Hall of Fame Honorees

海角社区Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

An assistant city treasurer, an executive director of a local community organization, a former city manager and CEO, a community services manager, and an author have been named as Long Beach City College鈥檚 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, 海角社区officials recently announced.

This year鈥檚 honorees are: Long Beach City Assistant Treasurer Fidel Aguayo; Executive Director of Khmer Parent Association Chan Hopson; retired municipal chief executive officer Roger Kemp; Lakewood City Community Services Manager Chuck Martucci; and author and historian Edwina Romero.

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A picture of Carline Chretien-Shook.

海角社区Names New Executive Director of Classified Human Resources

海角社区 has named Caroline Chretien-Shook as its new Executive Director of Classified Human Resources. Chretien-Shook previously served as LBCC鈥檚 Interim Executive Director, a position she has held since July 2018. 

In this official role, Chretien-Shook will oversee human resources management and employee relations programs for the College鈥檚 classified professionals including recruitment, selection, employment, position classification, compensation, and other services.

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A picture of Misty May-Treanor.

Misty May-Traenor to be Inducted in U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame

The United State Olympic & Paralympic Committee recently announced 海角社区鈥檚 Director of Volleyball Operations, Misty May-Treanor, will be honored and inducted in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame class of 2019 on Friday, Nov. 1 at the U.S Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

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海角社区Foundation Appoints New Executive Director

The 海角社区 Foundation has appointed Paul Kaminski as its new Executive Director.

In his new role, Kaminski will oversee and direct all aspects of the Foundation, including fundraising, operations, management of staff and consultants, and outreach to the community. Kaminski will work closely with the Foundation Board of Governors, Long Beach City College administration and Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Dr. Reagan Ferragamo Romali.

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Main campus.

海角社区to Host Community Job Fair on Sept. 10

海角社区 will host the Long Beach Community Job Fair at Veterans Stadium, 4901 E. Conant St., on Tues., Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration for this event is highly recommended. 

Job seekers should bring resumes, dress professionally and be ready to be interviewed. There will be free parking for the day at Veterans Stadium, but not in adjacent neighborhoods as vehicles may be cited or towed.

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LBCCD Board Meeting

LBCCD Board to hold Special Meeting on Aug. 27

The public is invited to a special meeting of the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees.

Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 4:30 pm
Liberal Arts Campus
Building T, Room 1100
4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808

The Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wed., Aug. 28, with Open Session starting at 5:30 p.m., also in Room 1100, Building T at the Liberal Arts Campus.

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A picture of Mark Stanford.

GPA & Batting Average Equal Success for Mark Stanford

The 海角社区Vikings are proud to announce that sophomore baseball player was selected to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America College At-Large First-Team.

He is one of six student-athletes from two-year colleges around the country to be on the First-Team selections. Athletes were selected by members of the College of Sports Information Directors of America. 

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Reagan Romali, State of the College 2019

LBCCD Superintendent-President Romali Delivers 2019 State of the College Address

More than 160 community members, business leaders, and elected officials attended Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Dr. Reagan Ferragamo Romali鈥檚 State of the College address today, July 18. In her keynote speech, Romali celebrated 2018-2019 academic and athletic accomplishments, as well as announcing two new centers that will serve the students at 海角社区 starting in the fall. 

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LBCCD Names Alisia Kirkwood as new Dean of Student Affairs

The Long Beach Community College District has hired Dr. Alisia Kirkwood as its new Dean of Student Affairs.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, Kirkwood will be responsible for providing leadership for student government, student life, student health services, international students, student discipline, service learning/Viking Volunteers, Title IX student sexual harassment/violence, and the annual commencement ceremony.

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The LAC campus.

LBCCD Names New Assoc. VP of Human Resources

The Long Beach Community College District hired Kristin Olson as its new Associate Vice President of Human Resources.

Olson has served as the 海角社区鈥檚 Executive Director of Classified Human Resources since October of 2017 and has worked as the interim vice president for the past year. 

海角社区2019 Pride Parade

Pride Parade

海角社区 Viking Ship sailed through the Long Beach Pride Parade on May 19.

海角社区2019 Male Summit


More than 300 students from Long Beach Unified School District and 海角社区 attended the 2019 Male Summit held in LBCC鈥檚 gym.

Lakewood Celebrates event in 2019

Lakewood Celebrates

Jeff Wood, Chief of Staff, Superintendent-President鈥檚 office (far left) and Joshua Castellanos, Executive Director for Public Affairs and Marketing (far right) meet up with ABC Unified School District Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services Dr. Valencia Mayfield II (second from left) and ABC Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu (second from right) at the Lakewood Celebrates event.

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LBCCD Hires New Senior Director of Facilities
Walter Johnson has more than 28 years in construction and facilities maintenance management

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) has appointed Walter Johnson as the new Senior Director of Facilities Planning, Construction, and Operation.

At 海角社区, Johnson will lead the Facilities Department that includes campus construction and renovation, building maintenance, grounds and landscaping, custodial services, transportation, and related services of all District facilities.

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LBCCD Seeks New Citizens鈥 Oversight Committee Member

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Citizens鈥 Oversight Committee (COC), which oversees District bond projects, is seeking a new member to represent a Bona-Fide Taxpayers鈥 Association. Applications are being accepted now through July 8.

L Building sign.

LAC Library Undergoing Renovations This Summer

Effective Fri., June 7, 2019 the first floor of the L Building Library at the Liberal Arts Campus will be undergoing renovation and will be closed until mid-late August.

ALL Library materials, except reserve textbooks, will be moved to off-site storage and will not be accessible until after the renovation.

This includes:

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Two Years Free & Trades at 海角社区This Fall

There is no better time to enroll at 海角社区. 海角社区 will see two landmark changes this upcoming Fall Semester: tuition-free education for two years to all qualified Long Beach Unified School District students, and seven new and revised Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Both will occur at the start of Fall of 2019.

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2019 Men's Volleyball Champs

Men鈥檚 Volleyball Crowned the 2019 CCCAA State Champions

The 海角社区 men鈥檚 volleyball team was crowned the 2019 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Champions after defeating Irvine Valley College Lasers in a 3-0 sweep. This is the 10th state title for Long Beach men鈥檚 volleyball, and third under head coach Jonathan Charette. The Vikings finished their championship season with 19-3 record.

For more info on 海角社区Athletics, including this year鈥檚 Men鈥檚 Volleyball team, visit .
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Science Night at LBCC.

海角社区Annual Science Night

The Long Beach Community College District hosted its Annual Science Night on Friday, May 3. More than 600 people attended.

The free event was designed for the public to learn about the exciting opportunities featured in 海角社区鈥檚 Math, Nursing and Sciences programs in which each year faculty, staff, and students create interactive experiences that incorporate their subject matter.

Highlights for this year鈥檚 海角社区Science Night included:

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UCI Transfer Students Honor Two 海角社区Faculty

Two 海角社区 faculty members have been selected by the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to be recognized at its annual Educator Recognition event in May. 海角社区Counselor Sara Blasetti and English Professor Margaret Shannon were nominated this year by transfer students Stacy Castro and Megan Sabatino.

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The OER Mini-Conference.

海角社区Hosts first OER Mini Conference
The Future is Free

海角社区 hosted its first OER Mini-Conference on April 26.

The mini-conference featured four sessions that addressed how faculty could meet the needs of students while still maintaining a high academic standard of textbooks and ancillary materials. 

More than 70 faculty registered for the conference. Participants were inspired and motivated by the presentations, which resulted in a steep increase in OER adoptions in the weeks following the mini-conference.

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Nuts and bolts stuck to a magnet.

High School Students Can Join the Fun at the Nuts , Bolts & Thingamajigs Summer Camp

海角社区 has announced an opportunity for 20 high school students to participate in a free Summer Manufacturing Camp from July 15 鈥 19 at LBCC鈥檚 Pacific Coast Campus.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) is a non-profit foundation that offers scholarships for manufacturing students and grants for STEM educators. This year, NBT awarded a grant to 海角社区to provide a summer manufacturing camp experience that will introduce young people to careers in manufacturing and engineering.

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CCPRO 2019 Winners

海角社区Communications Team Picks Up Several PR Awards

The 海角社区 Communications Team in the Public Affairs and Marketing Department captured a series of awards at the statewide Community College Public Relations Organization (CCPRO) conference in April.  

CCPRO is a professional development and service organization that promotes excellence in California鈥檚 community college public relations departments.

The 海角社区team captured several awards at this year鈥檚 conference including: