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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.

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A picture of Misty May-Treanor.

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.

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Fashion Student Cutting the Cloth in Competition
LBCC 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).

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LBCC Child Development Centers Obtain High Rankings

Long Beach City College Child Development Centers (CDC) and Learning Labs received high praise from the Quality Start Los Angeles. Both the Liberal Arts and Pacific Coast Campus CDCs were ranked a very high level of four out of five tiers.

“We are so proud of our Center managers and teaching teams for their ongoing dedication and professionalism,” said Gene Carbonaro, who oversees the CDCs as the Dean of the School of Career Technical Education. “It was amazing to have a professional organization come out to validate the great work we do here every day.”

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Classifieds Awarded as Model Senate

The Long Beach City College Classified Senate has been honored with a “Model Senate” award by the 4CS, the state-wide organization for Classified Senates in California Community Colleges.

“It has been exciting to see the growth of all our Senators, and we look forward to having more classified participate in shared governance this coming year,” said LBCC Classified Senate President Anne Engel. “It’s an honor to be recognized as a Model Senate by 4CS. Thank you to everyone who helped us accomplish so much this first year.”

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Viking News Staff Wins 7 Journalism Awards

The Viking News print edition took home a total of seven awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) SoCal Conference held Sept. 30 at California State University, Fullerton.

The following JACC awards were based on the students’ work published in the Viking News print and online editions during the 2017-18 school year: