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LBCC staff donating masks.

Viking Hearts: Together Apart Donating Masks to Colleagues

Cathy Crane and Daron Sorg from the Performing Arts Department got their sewing machines out to create nearly 100 masks. These masks were given out to Long Beach City College’s essential workers who are still on campus. Each mask took approximately one hour each to make.

Thank you to Cathy and Daron for your generosity and care for our colleagues!


Journalism Students Wins 15 Awards at Journalism Conference

The Viking News print edition took home the award for General Excellence at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference. 

Long Beach City College students garnered a total of 15 wins at the conference in a variety of categories, including:


Public Affairs & Marketing Bring Home Gold & Silver Advertising Awards

The Long Beach City College Public Affairs and Marketing Department received multiple awards from the 2019 Collegiate Advertising Awards in the Business/Community College division.

The team received Gold awards for the 2019 Year in Review (Annual Report), Home of the Vikings mailer (Direct Mail – Single), and the LatinX Heritage Month campaign (Total Advertising Campaigns).

Additionally, the team received Silver for the Viking Athletic logo (Logos/Trademarks/Mascots), and the Trades Are Back outdoor signage (Outdoor Transit/Airport/Subway – Series).

A DMI student working in the lab.

LBCC Prepares Students for COVID-19 Frontlines

Three months ago, Long Beach City College, along with all other public education institutions across the state, closed its campuses to students in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the health crisis grew, the number of current and future health care workers became an issue of concern. Both the Chancellor’s Office and Governor Newsom urged community colleges to do what they could to help current students complete their studies so they could quickly move into the workforce.

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Laptops Gifted to 100 Incoming LBCC Students

The Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion (LBCEI) presented Long Beach City College (LBCC) a donation of 100 Chromebook laptop computers for LBCC students on Mon., June 22 as part of the citywide #InThisTogetherLB pandemic emergency response campaign.

Together, LBCEI and LBCC distributed the 100 Chromebooks during an event at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library to incoming LBCC students who live in North Long Beach.