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LBCC Announces 2020 Valedictorian
Abimbola Idowu Mitchell to Address the Class of 2020 at Virtual Online Ceremony
Long Beach City College announced that Abimbola Idowu Mitchell is LBCC’s 2020 Valedictorian. She will address the Class of 2020 at LBCC’s first virtual Commencement Ceremony at 5 p.m., on Fri., June 12 that will stream on the LBCC website.
The Nigerian-born Mitchell moved to Texas at the age of nine. She found herself living in her car by 2017, but soon discovered a new love and new life in Long Beach. The 26-year-old became a kinesiology major at LBCC, keeping a perfect 4.0-grade point average to qualify for the honor of applying for Valedictorian.
The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC), which oversees District bond projects, is seeking a new member to represent the Local Business Community. Applications are being accepted and are due by Fri., May 29.
Long Beach City College 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.
“There 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,” said Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu. “For 16 of those years, he shared his vast experience and knowledge with LBCC to the benefit of our students. He will be greatly missed.”
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“This is the first school I’ve gone to in the U.S., so being immersed in such a large diversity of people has really broadened my world perspective. LBCC has brought out a more competitively academic side of me.”
“For me, LBCC has been somewhere I was able to pursue my goals and test my abilities. Also, I love the diversity of its student body.”
“LBCC offers me a platform and an environment to succeed. From my professors to my advisor to my fellow students, I have felt welcomed, challenged, and supported.”
“The courses I’ve taken at LBCC have challenged me to dig deeper in my understanding of myself and my place in the world.”