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LBCC Earns Spirit of College Radio Award for 4th Consecutive Year

The College Radio Foundation has recognized Long Beach City College’s KLBC/KCTY radio stations with the Spirit of College Radio award for the fourth year in a row.

The two radio stations, run by students and taught by LBCC faculty members Ken Borgers and Robert Hersh, were awarded based on their programming on World College Radio Day on Oct. 6. More than 800 stations from 40 countries participated in the event, which began seven years ago. LBCC is the only two-year college to receive this award.

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CA Community Colleges Urge Students to Submit DACA Renewals

The California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and University of California President Janet Napolitano will hold a press conference to discuss important steps students can take following a court order that required the Trump Administration to begin accepting DACA renewal applications.

Press Release
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LBCC Receives Clean Energy Award at Green California Summit
LBCC gets recognized for its use of sustainable, green technology throughout the campus

A Long Beach City College project to increase campus energy efficiency was recognized last night, Nov. 28, with the Community College Energy Award at the Green California Summit.

The project refurbished and upgraded cooling systems at both College campuses, resulting in an annual reduction of 713,000-kilowatt hours of electricity and a $90,000 a year in energy saving costs. 

Success Story
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L.A. Radio Personality Gets Start at LBCC
Ayydé Vargas makes the morning commute a little sweeter on Big Boy's Neighborhood

One of the familiar voices heard on the Real 92.3’s morning show, Big Boy’s Neighborhood, is that of Ayydé Vargas, who got her start at LBCC’s Radio/TV program.

Vargas attended LBCC from 2013 to 2015. She worked various jobs within the radio industry starting in 2014 at what was then Clear Channel, which is now iHeartMedia. She got her first on-air job in 2015, joining Big Boy’s Neighborhood.

Student Highlights
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Viking News Staff Wins 14 Journalism Awards
The Viking News staff takes home award for General Excellence at Conference

The Viking News print edition took home the award for General Excellence at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges southern section conference held October 14 at Cal State Fullerton.

Long Beach City College garnered a total of 14 wins at the conference in a variety of categories, with Journalism student Lisette Mendoza-Tapia leading the pack with six awards.

The following awards were based on the students’ work during the 2016-17 school year published in the Viking News, print and online editions: