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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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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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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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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 lbccviking.com online editions during the 2017-18 school year:

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Dr. Muñoz Receives Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Long Beach City College Vice President of Student Support Services, Dr. Mike Muñoz, for receiving the 2018 Cynthia S. Johnson Award for Mentoring.

California State University, Long Beach’s Cynthia S. Johnson Award for Mentoring recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on emerging student affairs professionals through exceptional mentoring and concern for their welfare and professional development.