New and Exciting
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 Long Beach City College 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 LBCC enrolling in what she thought was a beginning computer class.
Long Beach City College 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 LBCC President’s Ambassador and the LBCC Associated Student Body Cabinet’s Representative of Sustainability.
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.
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.
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).
“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.”