New and Exciting
Dr. O. “Lee” Douglas will return to Long Beach City College (LBCC) as the next Vice President of Academic Affairs, overseeing the College’s academic programs and deans. Douglas was confirmed by the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees on June 23 and begins his new position today, Aug. 2.
LB College Promise Appoints Interim Director to Expand Student Experience
Elijah Sims will serve in this newly-created position
Longtime Long Beach resident Elijah Sims was recently appointed as the Interim Director of the Long Beach College Promise, the nation’s leading example of a seamless education from high school, free community college tuition, and guaranteed transfer to the local university.
The purpose of the new director position will be to strengthen the partnership between the five Long Beach College Promise institutions. Sims will:
In response to the Biden Administration’s outreach efforts to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all who are eligible, Long Beach City College (LBCC) has been selected to serve as a vaccination clinic location.
This summer, both campuses of LBCC will be host clinics. Costco pharmacies will administer the Pfizer vaccine to any individuals, age 12 and older. There are no restrictions on residency, and you don’t need to be a member of Costco to receive the vaccination.
Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees Dr. Virginia Baxter and Sunny Zia, and Interim Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz hosted a virtual event to launch Long Beach City College’s Helping Homeless Students Fund website and to discuss the Helping the Homeless Students Associate Group’s work on Tues., June 2.
Approximately one in six LBCC students experience homelessness or housing insecurity.
FIRST TWO YEARS FREE AT LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE
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.”