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Distinguished Alumni
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The LBCC Alumni Association recognizes the following Alumni for their contributions in continuing to make LBCC an outstanding institution:

Audrey Burge

Audrey Burge


 

Audrey Burge was honored as a LBCC Distinguished Alumna at the Foundation Board of Governors breakfast meeting on April 28, 2016. Following her retirement from McDonnell-Douglas in 1990 where she worked in Human Resources, Adrey began taking enrichment classes at LBCC in music, art & creative writing. She has used her continued learning & interaction with students to enhance her life.

Audrey has written short stories, poems & her first novel, Left Unsaid: A Family with Secrets, was published in 2012. She became a licensed minister in 1979 and has performed both marriage & memorial services, but has not been assigned to a church. Audrey is a member of the LBCC Lifetime Learning Center & LBCC Library/Learning Associates as well as Friends of the Signal Hill Cultural Arts, Signal Hill Library & Musical Theatre West Footlighters.

 

Chuck Martucci

Chuck Martucci


Chuck Martucci
was recognized as a LBCC Distinguished Alumnus at the Foundation Board of Governors breakfast meeting on April 28, 2016. Chuck is a supervisor in the Recreation & Community Services Department for the City of Lakewood where he has worked for the past 36 years. In 1992, he organized Lakewood's first Special Olympics program. Today the program has over 100 athletes participating in six different sports. In 1995, Chuck established the city's first Teen Program at the Lakewood Youth Center. He currently oversees two large facilities, along with the city's adaptive program for the developmentally disabled, the Teen Resource Center, and Lakewood Special Olympics. Chuck acts as the announcer and Master of Ceremonies for multiple events for the City of Lakewood.

Chuck's awards included City of Lakewood Manager of the Year honor (1999) and Volunteer Coach of the Year Award for Southern California Special Olympics (2000). He is a two time Special Recognition Award Winner for the California Park & Recreation Society District 10. Chuck serves on the boards of the Southeast Los Angeles Special Olympics, Southern California Teen Coalition & Men in Leisure Services.

Chuck received his AA degree at LBCC & earned his BA degree in Speech Communications from CSULB. At LBCC, he served on the ASB Board, & was awarded the ASB Man of the Year award. Chuck & his wife Maria reside in Buena Park with their two sons CJ & Skyler.


 

Mike Wolf

Mike Wolf


 

Mike Wolf was honored as a LBCC Distinguished Alumnus at the Foundation Board of Governors breakfast on October 15, 2015. Mike attended L CC & was Student Body President in 1942. He enlisted in the Navy, signing up for the aviation program. After completing flight training, he was assigned to the new VF-2 squadron, the Rippers, in June 1943. Mike flew in the Pacific Islands & achieved the "Ace" status (shooting down five or more enemy aircraft) & earned the Distinguished Flying Cross with one gold star & the Air Medal with eight gold stars. After the war, Mike started Financial Planning, Inc. in Long Beach & did real estate planning until he retired. He & his wife Carol, settled in Hansville, Washington to be near family. As a member of the American Fighter Aces Association, Mike was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in May 2015 in Washington, D.C.

 

Ed Arnold

Ed Arnold


 

Ed Arnold is a native Californian who attended Long Beach schools. Following graduation from Long Beach City College, he joined the Los Angeles Fire Department as an underwater firefighter. While in the Harbor area he also handled the pyrotechnic activity at Cabrillo Beach. In 1965, he was named "Delegate of the Year" by the Los Angeles City Fire and Police Protective League.Four years later, he graduated in the first Paramedic Class for the City of Los Angeles and began putting paramedic programs in fire stations, training EMTs and working with the LA County USC Medical Center.In 1974 he because a captain and was named station commander in South Central Los Angeles. In 1976 he was promoted to Task Force Commander. After sustaining an injury, he was assigned to the Legal Unit and retired from the fire service in 1982.Concurrent to his fire service and continuing to the present, he is the principal of Arnold and Associates, a Long Beach-based property management, construction and development company. He has been involved in the rental housing industry business for 45 years. Ed resides in Long Beach with his wife Ann.

 

John Fylpaa

John Fylpaa


 

John Fylpaa has gone beyond the scope of his job, performing service to the community and making our city a better place. He is no stranger to Long Beach City College. He spent his childhood playing on the Liberal Arts Campus with his friends. When John graduated from Millikan High School there was no question that he would attend LBCC. After a successful career with the Long Beach Unified, he was convinced to come to LBCC. He has served as ASB Advisor, Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of PE and Athletics. Since his retirement he has stayed close to the College. He is currently serving as chairman of the LBS Financial Credit Union, an organization which has supported LBCC for at least 50 years. He is past president of the Long Beach Century Club which assists and recognizes our student athletes. Under his leadership he has brought new life to that organization. He also delivers Meals on Wheels weekly with his wife Dr. Sandy Rittman. 

Al Austin

Al Austin


 

Al Austin proud Long Beach resident, has deep roots in our local community and a track record of leadership and service.  He ran for the Long Beach City Council to represent the residents and businesses of the Eighth District, which includes Bixby Knolls, Los Cerritos and North Long Beach.

Al studied at Long Beach City College, and received a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of La Verne.

Al began his career as an aerospace worker at McDonnell Douglas and Boeing in Long Beach.  He was part of the team building parts for the C-17 Globemaster III. For four years, Al served as an aide to a state senator in Los Angeles, where he developed an expertise in creating urban parks and open space and transportation planning.  As a workforce representative, Al has been a strong advocate for working families and protecting quality jobs. In 2003, Mayor Beverly O’Neill appointed Al to the Long Beach Citizen Complaint Commission, on which he served for four years, including a year as chairperson.

He is a Board Member of the Fairfield Family YMCA.  And is an active parent with the Los Cerritos Elementary PTA, and he serves as the General Manager for his son’s championship winning Long Beach Browns youth football team.

Al has been recognized with several honors for his community involvement, including in 2010 when he was awarded the Long Beach NAACP Advocacy Award.
 

Dr. Cynthia Herzog

Cynthia Herzog


 

Cynthia A. Herzog is a board certified family practice physician with interests in women’s health and preventative medicine. She has been part of the MemorialCare Health System since she was a medical student and that association has continued through her residency, as a faculty member, and now as Associate Director of the Residency Program. Cynthia enjoys learning about information technology and its application to medicine and patient care. She serves as a Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. In addition, she is the Family Medicine Department Chair for Miller Children’s Hospital and is Chair and Medical Director of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center’s Physician Informatics Committee and Physician Infomatics Leadership Committee. She is a committee member for the MemorialCare Medical Group Meaningful Use, Credential, Joint Operations, and Physician’s Society Information Technology Committees. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Todd Cancer Institute and serves on the Survivorship Program Development Committee. At the state level, she has been involved with the California Academy of Family Physicians, as a member of the Medical Student and Residency Affairs Committee, and as president of the California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation.

Cynthia is an alumna of Long Beach City College and the University of California, Irvine. She received her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.


 

Laura Mathews

Laura Mathews


 

 

Laura Mathews is a true Viking. After a successful career as a social worker for the County of Los Angeles, Laura began taking classes at LBCC. She found she had a special talent in the Radio and Television Production classes and soon began to appear on the air at LBCC. This led to her own program on public access TV. Laura loved taking classes with students much younger than she. She realized that many did not have the advantages that she had growing up. Therefore, she endowed a scholarship for Radio/TV majors which continues today. Laura's beloved husband, Gene, was an avid astronomer. When she discovered that she could name an area in the LBCC Planetarium in his memory, she decided to participate. Laura is volunteer Senior Police Partner with the Long Beach Police Department and is on the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee. This special 90-year old lady is also a proud World War II veteran of the US Army (Women's Army Corps).

 


 


 

Candace Meehan

Candace Meehan


 

Candace Meehan is making a difference in the lives of youth and young adults as the Program Director of Long Beach WRAP at Jordan High School. WRAP is an after school enrichment program dedicated to providing a safe and educational space for Jordan High School youth. This program model has been implemented across the state of California.Candace has worked hard to overcome the adversity of living with a rare eye disease, dropping out of high school and being the single teen mother of a disabled child. She turned her life around and became the Associated Women’s Student Body President, Women’s Issues Coordinator and President of the Cultural Affairs Committee at Long Beach City College. In addition, Candace volunteered for the Little Sisters, a teen pregnancy-mentoring program. She graduated from Long Beach City College with an AA in Human Services, received a BA in Social Work from California State University, Dominguez Hills, a Masters in Counseling and a P.S.S. Credential from University of La Verne.In addition to her work with Long Beach WRAP, Candace is involved with the City of Long Beach Youth Council and she sits on the board for California Families in Focus Teen Pregnancy Program. She has a true passion, commitment, and love for youth, and has dedicated her personal and professional lives to working with them.


 

Heather Morris

Heather Morris


 

Heather Morris is the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Energy Coalition, a non-profit organization based in Irvine California. Prior to her employment with the Energy Coalition earlier this month, she served for seven years as the Communications and Community Relations Director for the Port of Long Beach, where she supervised a 16-person communications and community relations team and directed a budget of more than $4.5 million annually. Prior to joining the Port, Heather was the public information officer for the City of Irvine. Under her leadership, Irvine’s public information office became widely regarded for its innovative and effective communications and marketing efforts. Her distinguished accomplishments include the city’s website, cable television channel, publications, media relations, strategic planning and crisis management programs. Prior to Irvine, she was the public information officer for the City of Brea, the public information manager for the City of Norwalk and the community services director for the City of Signal Hill. She has an AA degree from Long Beach City College, a BA degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and an Advanced Certificate in crisis communications from the California Specialized Training Institute. She is the recipient of the prestigious Paul B. Clark Award which recognizes exceptional leadership in the communications field.
 

caryn desai

caryn desai


 

caryn desai is the Artistic Director and Producer for International City Theatre in Long Beach. International City Theatre is a professional and award-winning non-profit, regional live theatre company completing its 27th year.caryn received her AA degree from LBCC in acting and theatre. Following graduation, she studied at the Royal Academy in London, and then returned to Long Beach where she earned her BA from CSULB and her MFA from UC Irvine.caryn has more than 20 years of directing experience and has taught college for more than 20 years, directing more than 30 university and college productions.
 

Charlie Pierce

Charlie Pierce


 

Charlie Pierce is the oldest living person to pilot an aircraft out of the Long Beach Airport. He was in the first class of the Civilian Pilot Training Program at Long Beach "Junior" College in 1940 in preparation for the United States entering World War II. During the war her was a fighter pilot and stayed in the Air Force for 30 years. He was the personal pilot for the King of Saudi Arabia. Charlie recently donated a plaque made by his father, to the Alumni Association listing the names of the student pilots from that first class.
 

Pamela Hale-Burns

 


 

Pamela Hale-Burns is a 1998 graduate of Long Beach City College where she received her journalism degree. She has been a reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram for 13 years. Eight of those years were spent as the religion columnist, where she was able to relate biblical principles with current events in the news. In 2007 Pamela started the Hale-Burns Evangelism Ministries. Their mission is to reach the hurting and the broken for Christ. In 2012 she published her first book, a compilation of her religion columns.
 

Guy Heston

Guy Heston


 

Guy Heston is the retired executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Long Beach Transit where he spent more than 30 years of his career. Guy received his AA from LBCC in 1971 & his BA from CSULB in 1973. In 1987, he completed his MBA at CSULB. Guy worked as a broadcast news writer & radio disk jockey for several years. He taught broadcast journalism at LBCC & then worked in media relations & advertising for the Southern California Rapid Transit District. Two years later, he began his career with Long Beach Transit. Guy is very involved in many community service activities.
 

Charles Gaither

Charles Gaither



Charles Gaither
earned his Associate's degree from LBCC in 1990 and his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at CSULB. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law in 2004. Charles is a Special Investigator with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, Office of the Inspector General.

 

Mark Guadagnini

Mark Guadagnini



Rear Admiral Mark Guadagnini attended LBCC and the
U.S. Naval Academy where he earned his B.S. in Economics. After a brief tour with the Navy Fighter Weapons School, he entered flight training, earning his wings in 1982. He has over 4,600 hour of flight time in 52 different aircraft and he has flown 95 combat missions.

 

Bob Blair

Bob Blair



Bob Blair graduated from Wilson High School and LBCC before transferring to USC where he earned a degree in Geography. He has always loved the ocean and decided to work for Jacobson Piloting Services as a Marine Pilot in the Long Beach Harbor.

 

Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser



Scott Fraser graduated from LBCC and continued on to CSULA. He is currently the LBCC Department Head for Electronics/Electricity. The Electricity Club won first place internationally for their design of an underwater robot. Four-year colleges such as MIT and Purdue were in the competition held in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

 

Laura Doud

Laura Doud



Laura Doud attended LBCC after graduating from Wilson High School. She was recently re-elected to serve her second term as City Auditor. She credits good counseling and outstanding faculty for her success.

 

Matt Kinley

LBCCD Trustee Roberto Uranga, President Eloy Oakley and LB Chamber of Commerce President, Randy Gordon congratulate Matt Kinley

Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President, Matt Kinley, was awarded the Long Beach City College Distinguished Alumni award by President Eloy Oakley. Kinley, is a managing partner in the law firm of Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle. He is a past Rotary Club President, currently serves as the Chairman of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. He has also served in leadership positions for the Long Beach Commercial Real Estate Council, the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Council, the Long Beach Muscular Dystrophy Association, the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, and the Rancho Los Amigos Foundation Board of Directors.

 
LBCCD Trustee Roberto Uranga, President Eloy Oakley and LB Chamber of Commerce President, Randy Gordon congratulate Matt Kinley.

Tim Jackert

Tim Jackert

Tim Jackert was awarded the LBCC Alumni Distinguished Alumni Award. He was born in Long Beach and attended all local schools including LBCC and CSULB. He played football at LBCC on the 1960 Rose Bowl team. He was hired out of college by the accounting firm, Windes & McClaughry, before being hired by Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Since 1985 he has served as Vice President, Finance, for Memorial Medical Center Foundation monitoring investments of over $120 million. Tim is very involved with his church, Grace First Presbyterian, where he serves as an elder. One of the church activities is Power 4 Youth, a mentoring program. The goal is to help kids do better in school and in life. He has served as a mentor and role model. By encouraging and caring he helped his student graduate from Millikan High School.

Ken Bott

Ken Bott

Ken Bott is an alumnus of LBCC, completing his general education requirements prior to continuing on to CSULB. Ken knows firsthand how a good education can change your life. He met his wife in 1995 at LBCC when they were assigned to be lab partners in chemistry class. Ken has been on the LBCC Foundation PCC Vocational Associates Committee since 2001. This is his seventh year serving as president. He has worked for the City of Long Beach for the past 8 years and is currently the Manager of Administration at the Water Department. Ken is involved at his church teaching Sunday School with his wife. He has recently been volunteering with a group that serves the homeless breakfast at the park, along with providing haircuts and clothing among other things. Ken's particular contribution with this group has been repairing bikes.
Foundation Executive Director presents DA Award to Ken Bott

 

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