Alumni: Hall of Fame

Overview

Alumni Hall of Fame

History of the Long Beach City College Alumni Hall of Fame

The Long Beach City College Alumni Hall of Fame was originally created by the Associated Student Body Cabinet as a way to honor former students who have excelled in their chosen professions after leaving the College.  The first induction ceremony took place on campus in 1972 and was a small affair that inducted three worthy individuals.  Every year since then another class of three to five outstanding individuals has been added.  The ceremony has evolved from a small gathering hosted by the ASB Cabinet to a large off-campus affair hosted by the Alumni Office that can appropriately honor the inductees and accommodate the large number of individuals who want to celebrate their achievement.

These inductees represent a wide variety of professions and personal interests including the areas of Arts and Entertainment, Athletics, Business and Industry, Civil Service and Government, Community Service and Philanthropy, Medicine and Science, and more.  In order to honor the many outstanding athletes who have competed on the fields and courts over the years for the Vikings, in the mid-1990s a separate Hall of Champions ceremony was created.  The main lobby of the gymnasium is dedicated to displaying the photos and accomplishments of these talented athletes. 

With the induction of the 2020 honorees, the total number of Hall of Fame members stands at 188 outstanding individuals.  All those inducted create an outstanding list of individuals who are not only well known locally, but in many cases nationally and internationally.  They not only serve as role models to inspire current students but also represent the value of the wonderful education one can receive at the College.  The photographs of the Hall of Fame members are displayed in T-1200, located on the Liberal Arts Campus.

As you read through the list of Hall of Fame inductees you may want additional information about them or the nomination and selection process.  Please feel free to contact the Alumni Office to learn more.

2019 Honorees
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A picture of Fidel Aguayo.

Fidel Aguayo
Assistant City Treasurer, City of Long Beach

Fidel is the Assistant City Treasurer for the City of Long Beach. He plays a vital financial leadership role that ensures funding for the City’s capital projects and infrastructure improvements. His direct responsibilities have a significant impact on the City’s economy and long-term financial condition. As Assistant City Treasurer, he oversees the City’s $3 billion debt portfolio consisting of 44 outstanding bond transactions issued on behalf of the Airport, Gas and Oil, Marinas, Port, and Utility System.

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Chan Hopson
Executive Director, Khmer Parent Association

Chan is a former teacher who co-founded the Khmer Parent Association and has served as its volunteer Executive Director since 1995. She has established numerous events, forums, and training in Long Beach dealing with health, inter-generational communication, and employment issues in the Cambodian community. Chan is also the founder of the South-East Asian Scholarship, which has been presenting annual awards to 15 graduating high school seniors for the past 25 years. She has provided over 10,000 volunteer hours to St.

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Roger Kemp
Retired Municipal CEO

Roger has been a City Manager for the cities of Seaside, CA; Placentia, CA; Clifton, NJ; and Meriden, CT. While working full-time in the Office of the City Manager for the City of Oakland, CA he attended school in the evening to earn his Ph.D. He taught graduate seminars at leading universities including the University of California, California State University, Golden Gate University, Rutgers University, Farleigh Dickinson University, University of Connecticut, and the University of New Haven. He wrote, edited, and was a contributing author to nearly 50 books dealing with cities.

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Chuck Martucci
Community Services Manager, City of Lakewood

Chuck is the Community Services Manager for the City of Lakewood, where he has worked for the past 39 years. In 1992, he organized Lakewood’s first Special Olympics program and, in 1995, established the city’s first Teen Program at the Lakewood Youth Center. In 2000, he was honored as the Special Olympics Volunteer Coach of the Year for Southern California. In 2018, Chuck coached the Lakewood Dirtbags to a silver medal in the Special Olympics USA Games Softball Tournament.

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Edwina Romero
Author, Historian

Edwina is a prolific author of fiction, poetry, and historical works largely centered around Las Vegas, NM. She worked at California State University, Dominguez Hills until 1981, when she moved to New Mexico and began attending a graduate program at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU). She later earned her PhD in English at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque while teaching at NMHU.