Alumni: Hall of Fame

2021 Hall of Fame Honorees

Save the Date!
2022 LBCC Hall of Fame Awards Celebration

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The annual Long Beach City College Hall of Fame Induction Awards Celebration honors alumni and friends’ outstanding contributions to Long Beach City College and the Community. We encourage the entire Long Beach community to join us as we recognize the honorees on September 22, 2022, at The Grand in Long Beach.

Save the date and join us Thursday, September 22, 2022, for the 2022 LBCC Hall of Fame Awards Celebration! These annual awards recognize outstanding contributions to the Viking Community by LBCC Alumni and the Long Beach Community overall. Stay tuned for more details.

Nominations Are Now Open

This year the LBCC Foundation is taking the annual Hall of Fame Dinner to new heights. In addition to recognizing the contributions of distinguished alumni, we will now honor the many community members and organizations dedicated to Long Beach City College excellence at the annual Hall of Fame Celebration. We encourage the entire Long Beach Community to submit nominations for the awards below. Please note, nominations must be submitted online at https://bit.ly/3nguX4Y  by 5:00 p.m. PDT on Friday, March 18, 2022. Submissions received after the deadline may not be considered.

  • Hall of Fame Award (up to four honorees, please note nomination criteria)

The Hall of Fame Award honors Long Beach City College alumni who have utilized their educations to become outstanding leaders in personal, professional and community endeavors.

  • Community Spirit Organization Award (new in 2022)

The Community Spirit Award is given to an LBCC or Long Beach Community organization in recognition of outstanding contributions to Long Beach City College.

  • Distinguished Valor Award (new in 2022)

The Distinguished Valor Award honors a non-alumnus/alumna individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to Long Beach City College.

  • Campus friend Award (new in 2022)

The Campus Friend Award honors an individual LBCC faculty or staff member in recognition of outstanding contributions to Long Beach City College.

Please direct questions regarding the nomination process to Sarah Carrasco, Manager of Marketing and Development, at (562) 938-4163 or scarrasco@lbcc.edu. 

On behalf of the LBCC Alumni Association, we thank you for helping us honor LBCC’s outstanding supporters!

 

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 achievements.

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 185 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.

2020-2021 Honorees

The 2020 Hall of Fame honorees are International City Theatre’s artistic director caryn desai; photographer Duke Givens; concert promoter/arts presenter John Malveaux; retired Long Beach Police Commander Charles Parks; and educator Cynthia Terry.

“During these challenging times of remote learning, it’s wonderful to celebrate our distinguished alumni and their many accomplishments to serve as an inspiration to our current students,” said Long Beach Community College District Interim Superintendent-President Lou Anne Bynum.

The announcement and celebration of the 2020 inductees have been delayed due to the challenges faced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

To view photos from the 2021 Hall of Fame dinner, click here.