Alumni: Hall of Fame


Alumni Hall of Fame

Nominations for induction into the Long Beach City College Hall of Fame are accepted in the LBCC Alumni office throughout the academic year. An active solicitation of names occurs during the spring semester. Anyone who wishes to nominate a former student for this award may do so by completing a nomination form. A letter of nomination along with any available background information such as resume, newspaper articles, organizational affiliations, etc. is also helpful.

2019 Hall of Fame Nominations are Now being accepted!

Nominations for the 2019 LBCC Alumni Hall of Fame are now being accepted. If you would like to nominate a Long Beach City College alumni, please fill out and return the form along with a letter of nomination and any available background information such as resume, newspaper articles and organizational affiliations to Paula Barrow no later than Friday, March 29, 2019. 


Meet the 2018 Inductees

Vice Mayor, Dee Andrews

Dee Andrews
Vice Mayor, Long Beach City Council 6th District

Dee has served as the City Councilman of the Sixth District for eleven years. He was elected in 2007 in a special election and later re-elected to office in 2008 and 2012. Dee won his third term as a write-in candidate in the 2016 primary election. He has lived in the Central Long Beach area since the age of 5 and is well known throughout the district he so lovingly represents and calls home.

A picture of Stephen Bowles.

Stephen Bowles
Commander - Support Services, Seal Beach Police Dept.

Stephen has twenty-four years of diverse and varied exemplary law enforcement experience with the Seal Beach Police Department in both the Operations and Support divisions as a Police Commander, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant and Chief’s Adjutant, Traffic Sergeant, served in the Detective Bureau as a Detective Corporal, Patrol Corporal, Volunteer in Police Services Coordinator, Field Training Officer, and Drug Recognition Expert.

A picture of John Flypaa.

John Fylppa
Community Volunteer, LBCC Dean & ASB Cabinet Advisor (Ret.)

John says he sleeps in Fountain Valley but lives in Long Beach.  He has dedicated his entire career to bettering LBCC and Long Beach. He currently serves on Meals on Wheels, LBS Financial Credit Union, LBCC Foundation Board of Governors, Grand Prix Foundation, Steel Magnolias, American Legion, and Long Beach POA.  John was awarded LBCC Distinguished Alumni, Alumni of the Decade (60’s), Outstanding Colleague (2000), National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development, Administrative Leadership Excellence Award.

A picture of Janeen Steel.

Janeen Steel
Co-Executive Director, Learning Rights Law Center

Janeen is one of Southern California’s foremost experts in special-education law. She founded the non-profit Learning Rights Law Center in 2005 to advocate for equity in education for disadvantaged children with disabilities. She has received several awards for her work, has held a number of teaching positions, and has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops. Janeen received a Viking of the Decade Award at the LBCC 85th Anniversary Gala. 

Graduated: Spring 1990.