Viking News Staff Wins 14 Journalism Awards
The Viking News staff takes home award for General Excellence at Conference
The Viking News print edition took home the award for General Excellence at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges southern section conference held October 14 at Cal State Fullerton.
Long Beach City College garnered a total of 14 wins at the conference in a variety of categories, with Journalism student Lisette Mendoza-Tapia leading the pack with six awards.
The following awards were based on the students’ work during the 2016-17 school year published in the Viking News, print and online editions:
When Loyd V. Wilcox enrolled at Long Beach City College, it was at a time when many veterans had just returned from the war. Back then it was the Korean War, and it was 1955.
“It was a different world,” the 78-year-old recalled.
The campus was predominately men, most of the current buildings hadn’t even been built, and it cost a mere $100 for fees and books for one semester, Wilcox said.
“The most expensive book was a chemistry book that was $7.00,” he remembered.
Long Beach Leaders Praise Gov. Brown’s Approval of California College Promise Initiative
Provides tuition-free, first-year of community college
Long Beach leaders today released the following statements after Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law Assembly Bill 19, authored by Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), establishing the California College Promise. If funded in the next state budget, the California College Promise would provide a tuition-free first year at California community colleges for full-time, college credential- or degree-seeking students.
LBCC responds to White House decision on DACA
President Romali formally addresses the rescinding of the Federal DACA program
Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Reagan Romali has made a formal statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s memo to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
There is a very warm atmosphere here compared to the other colleges which felt a little more clinical and isolating which I didn’t think would be good if you’re going into the medical field.
My experiences on campus have also helped me to find out what really matters to me and to develop methods for fighting for what I believe in within an established system.
The education I received is affordable and has the same level of rigor as a university. LBCC has also given me the freedom to feel out what I wished and wanted to pursue in life.
LBCC has helped shape me into my best self from the encouragement and involvement of my teachers. Their leadership awakened my oldest and deepest desire to be a writer and journalist.
THE FIRST YEAR IS FREE AT LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
High school graduates at participating high schools who enroll at LBCC in the fall immediately after graduation will have their first year of enrollment fees paid by the Long Beach City College Foundation. No application is necessary — every local student’s enrollment fees will be automatically covered.
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