New and Exciting
Long Beach City College (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’s community colleges. Durand is one of four community college alumni from across the country chosen to receive the honor this year.
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’s Pacific Coast Campus (PCC).
The four-level parking structure will present an entirely new face and a large façade 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.
The popular Long Beach Reads One Book program has been revitalized by the Long Beach City College Foundation and Long Beach City College (LBCC) after a six-year hiatus. The New York Times Bestselling graphic novel “They 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.
LBCC Financial Aid Dept. Recognized for Efficiency
LBCC is one of only 12 California Community Colleges to receive award
Long Beach City College (LBCC) Financial Aid Office received the 2019 BankMobile Achieve Campus Efficiency (ACE) Award, one of only 12 California Community Colleges to receive the honor for its commitment to student service, efficiency, and security. Of the colleges considered nationwide, a total of only 132 intuitions were awarded.
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FIRST TWO YEARS FREE AT LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
Effective Fall 2019, incoming LBUSD high school graduates who enroll at LBCC in the Fall semester immediately following graduation from high school are eligible to have their enrollment fees covered for two years. Students must meet eligibility criteria and complete a participation agreement (deadlines apply).