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LBCC Named Finalist for Prestigious Bellwether Award
First time in College history to be a finalist for an award that recognizes the most innovative community colleges in the country

Long Beach City College has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious 2019 Bellwether Award at the upcoming Community College Futures Assembly. The Bellwether Awards are the nation’s most competitive and prestigious recognition awards given to community colleges to recognize outstanding and innovative programs or practices.

Student Story

Nike Selects Fashion Student for Diversity by Design Apprenticeship

Ask Patrick Rivera what he did last summer and the Navy Reserve officer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science will tell you proudly that he learned how to sew at Long Beach City College.

The second-year LBCC fashion student was selected by Nike for a full apprenticeship, complete with living expenses, moving costs and salary for six months at the Nike Oregon headquarters, starting this month.

Press Release

Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees New Meeting Days and Times for 2019

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees recently voted to change its meeting nights and start time in 2019. Board meetings will now meet on the second and/or fourth Wednesdays of each month at 5:30 p.m., with closed session meetings beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The change in the day of the week is to avoid conflicts with other city council and school board meeting dates. The change of time is to allow more people time to attend a meeting after work.

Faculty Story
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May-Trenor Inducted into AVPFirst Wall of Fame

Long Beach City College director of Volleyball Operations Misty May-Treanor was recently named the first woman recipient to be inducted into the 2018 AVPFirst Wall of Fame by the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP).

She has been a figurehead not only for beach volleyball and the AVP, but for women everywhere,” said AVP President Donald Sun.

Since joining LBCC in 2016, the Olympic gold medalist and most decorated athlete in beach volleyball history has been busy building the College’s new beach volleyball program.

Student Story

Fashion Student Cutting the Cloth in Competition
Long Beach City College fashion student Pamela Kossek turned a donated bolt of fabric into an award-winning fashion design.

With a strong desire to enter something in the LBCC Fashion Show and limited funds, Kossek delved into the extra madras plaid fabric that was available in the LBCC Fashion Design program. With the donated fabric she designed a piece that captured first place in last May’s Fashion Show in the Women’s Contemporary Sportswear design, as well as a trophy and a $1,000 scholarship from the California Fashion Foundation (CFF).