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Long Beach City College Celebrates First Black Student Success Center with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
The new center provides a place of support and belonging for LBCC’s Black/African American community

Long Beach City College (LBCC) celebrated its first center dedicated to Black student success with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 22. The new Black Student Success Center celebrates the African Diaspora and provides important mental, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and financial support services to advance students’ personal and academic progress.

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2024 Student Leadership Award Winners Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Four student leaders, dedicated to equity and inclusion on campus and in their communities, have been honored with the California Community College’s annual Student Leadership Award.

April Brown of Long Beach City College, Claudette Clark of Cuyamaca College, Jessica Lopez of Coastline College and Nikhil Masand of Contra Costa College were recognized April 5th at the Student Senate for California Community Colleges 28th General Assembly in Santa Clara.

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Congressman Robert Garcia Secures Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding for Long Beach City College to Train “Space Beach” Workforce and Bolster Aerospace Program

Thanks to the advocacy of Congressman Robert Garcia (CA-42), Long Beach City College (LBCC) will receive $963,000 from the Community Project Funding to update the college’s engineering and aerospace programs. The federal investment will fund advanced manufacturing equipment to train LBCC students as skilled technicians for the growing “Space Beach” aerospace industry hub in Long Beach.

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Long Beach City College Spotlights LBCC Labor Center at Jan. 24 Event
LBCC and Labor Leaders panel positioned the Center as a leader in preparing the workforce to keep in step with new technology

Community and industry partners attended a fundraising open house and reception at the Long Beach City College (LBCC) Labor Center on Wed., Jan. 24, where an industry panel comprised of members from various unions discussed with students the important role the Labor Center plays in workforce development and networking.

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LBCC Receives $4M Federal Grant to Help Older Returning Students Navigate the College System
Congressman Robert Garcia helped secure funding for new program

Long Beach City College (LBCC) President Dr. Mike Muñoz and Congressman Robert Garcia announced that LBCC will receive a $4 million Postsecondary Student Success Grant (PSSG) awarded by the Department of Education during a press conference at LBCC’s Liberal Arts Campus on Monday, January 22. The grant will fund the new Success and Completion Achievement Network (SCAN) program, which will create a structured support system to help students who did not enroll in college immediately after high school by assisting them to successfully navigate the college system.

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Long Beach City College Ranks Among Top Five of California Community Colleges for Associate Degrees for Transfer
The focused degree helps community college students transfer/complete more quickly

The Campaign for College Opportunity announced their 2023 Champions of Higher Education and out of California’s 116 community colleges, Long Beach City College (LBCC) has been ranked fifth in the state for the number of students to earn Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs).

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Vivian Malauulu to Lead Long Beach Community College District Board as Board of Trustees President for 2024
Trustee Dr. Virginia Baxter elected as Board Vice President

At its regular monthly meeting and annual organization of the Board on December 6, the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees unanimously elected Trustee Vivian Malauulu as Board of Trustees President for 2024. Trustee Dr. Virginia Baxter was unanimously elected as the Board of Trustees Vice President.

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LBCC Named One of the Top California Colleges & Universities Leading California in Transfer Student Success
LBCC will be honored for efforts in closing racial/ethnic equity gaps for Black students

The Campaign for College Opportunity announced that Long Beach City College (LBCC) is amongst 27 California Community Colleges and California State University (CSU) campuses leading the way to simplify transfer for students as part of the annual Champions of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer award ceremony. LBCC will be recognized as 2023 Equity Champions of Higher Education for working with intentionality to support Black students through the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).

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Long Beach City College Receives Funding to Support Student Parents
Long Beach City College is one of four selected institutions from across the country that will participate in a new fund launched by Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Long Beach, CA – Today, Long Beach City College (LBCC) announced that it will join a cohort of four community colleges across the country selected to partner with Ascend at the Aspen Institute’s Postsecondary Leadership Circle Activation Fund.

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2023 Seal of Excelencia

Long Beach City College Earns Prestigious Seal of Excelencia Recertification
Thirteen Institutions Nationwide are Verified as Intentionally Serving Latina/o/x Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 29, 2023) – Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latina/o/x student success in higher education, announced today that Long Beach City College (LBCC) has been recertified with the prestigious Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating through data, evidence-based practices, and leadership, how it is intentionally serving Latina/o/x students.

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LBCC Breaks Ground for New $75M Performing Arts Facility
The all-new structure will replace existing Buildings G and H on the Liberal Arts Campus.

Long Beach City College (LBCC) broke ground for a future state-of-the-art music and theatre complex today during a celebration at the Liberal Arts Campus. The new 67,000 square foot, $75-million Performing Arts Center will house the LBCC’s Performing Arts, Music, Dance, and Radio/TV/Broadcasting departments and is scheduled to be open for classes by Spring Semester 2026.

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Long Beach City College Inducts Alums Vice Mayor Cindy Allen & Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk into their Hall of Fame

Long Beach, CA – September 7, 2023 – Long Beach City College (LBCC) is proud to announce its highly anticipated Hall of Fame dinner, set to take place at the Grand Long Beach Event Center on September 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM. This prestigious event will honor outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the college and the community.

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LBCC Building M ribbon cutting ceremony

LBCC Celebrates New State-of-the-Art Multi-Disciplinary Building with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
$77 million three-story structure features hi-tech classrooms and inviting outdoor space

Long Beach City College (LBCC)’s campus community and the community-at-large celebrated the completion of their newest taxpayer funded state-of-the-art facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Liberal Arts Campus on April 20. Building M is a new three-story multi-disciplinary building that houses academic areas such as Language Arts, Foreign Language, Reading, Computer & Office Studies, as well as the Disabled Student Programs and Services program.

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Long Beach City College Wins Big at 2023 Community College Communications Conference

Long Beach City College Wins Big at Community College Communications Conference
Communications Department Wins Multiple Awards for Excellence in Visual Communication Categories

On Wednesday, April 12, the Long Beach City College Public Affairs and Marketing Department (LBCC) walked away with multiple awards from the Community College Public Relations Organization’s 35th Annual Conference (CCPRO), held at the Universal City Sheraton. The team, represented by Carl Kemp, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Marketing, and Stacey Toda, Associate Director of Communications and Community Engagement, collected a total of six awards in a crowded field of all 116 California’s community colleges and won the top prize in three categories.