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LBCC students on Catalina Island.

LBCC Heads 26 Miles Across the Sea to Avalon

A group of Long Beach City College representatives recently spent the day at the K-12 school on Santa Catalina Island.

The Avalon K-12 School has an enrollment of more than 600 students who face several challenges in furthering their educational opportunities after graduating high school.

A virtual map of LBCC.

CampusBird to Take Flight at LBCC
New virtual mapping system to provide a modern user-experience for students in Spring 2019

Beginning in the Spring of 2019, finding the way around both campuses of Long Beach City College will become easier as mobile-friendly maps come to life through CampusBird.

LBCC’s buildings and grounds will be seen through a virtual mapping system providing 2D renderings using satellite imagery when one clicks the campus maps link located at the footer of the LBCC homepage.

Press Release
LBCC promise 2.0 group shot

LBCC Named Finalist for Prestigious Bellwether Award
First time in College history to be a finalist for an award for innovation

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 Highlights

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.

Staff Highlights
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.

Student Highlights

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).