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LBCC Wins Grant for Improving Online CTE Pathways

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has awarded Long Beach City College with a one-year, $500,000 grant known as the Career Technical Education Online Teaching Improvement Project (COTIP).

Throughout the 2019-2020 fiscal year, COTIP will work to improve online Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways at LBCC through a collaboration between the Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology (OLET), the Department of Computer and Offices Studies (COS), Library, and CTE faculty to improve the number and quality of online programs.

Staff Highlights
A passionflower.

Passion In the Garden
LBCC’s Jorge Ochoa Plays a Part in Discovery of New Passionflower

Long Beach City College Horticulture Professor, Jorge Ochoa, has been recognized in his important role in discovering a new species of passionflower.

Ochoa’s first passion flower expedition took place in 2001 when he visited Costa Rica. Since then, he has been to Brazil, Ecuador, Columbia, Cuba, and Southern Mexico, all on exhibitions to look for new species of passion flowers native to those regions.

Old PCC buiding.

History of the Pacific Coast Campus

Long Beach City College began at the Woodrow Wilson High School campus as Long Beach Junior College in 1927, moving to today’s Liberal Arts Campus in 1935. Then in 1949, a second campus was added – today’s Pacific Coast Campus which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

The first discussion for a junior college in Long Beach began in 1916, a time in which there were only seven other community colleges in California (Fresno, Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, Fullerton, San Diego, Citrus, and Santa Ana).

Voter registration drive.

LBCC Far Surpasses Old Voter Registration Records

Long Beach City College students, faculty, and staff joined forces with the Long Beach City Clerk’s office for National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 24. Thanks to the combined efforts, this year resulted in a success that far surpassed last year’s voter registration.  

Less than 40 people registered at LBCC in 2018. This year, LBCC obtained 387 registration forms that the City Clerk’s Office submitted to the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office. This is a 1,038% increase from 2018 to 2019.

Press Release

College will work to improve success for Latinx and low-income students in STEM

Long Beach City College received a $3 million federal Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve student success and equitable student outcomes for Latinx and low-income students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

“It is both an incredible honor and a tremendous opportunity to receive such an extraordinary amount of money specifically for our students’ STEM education,” said LBCCD Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu.

Press Release

Governor Appoints Board of Trustees VP to Supervisory Position
Board of Trustees Vice President, Uduak-Joe Ntuk appointed as State Gas and Oil Supervisor in the California Department of Conservation

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) congratulates Board of Trustees Vice President Uduak-Joe Ntuk on his appointment as State Gas and Oil Supervisor in the California Department of Conservation by Governor Gavin Newsom. 

“Long Beach City College is thrilled that one of our Board Members is recognized for his expertise by the Governor,” said LBCCD Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu. “Congratulations to Vice President Ntuk for this amazing appointment.”