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Samantha Oboro and Emily Thompson.

Viking Students Selected as Cooke Scholarship Semifinalists

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recently announced the semifinalists for its highly selective Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, two of which are Long Beach City College students.

Samantha Oboro and Emily Thompson are among this year’s 456 semifinalists who were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 311 community colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

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Three Colleagues to be Honored for Excellence by League for Innovation

League Excellence Award

The Long Beach Community College District has announced the three Long Beach City College employees who have been nominated for the 2019 League Excellence Awards (previously known and celebrated as the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards) by the League for Innovation in the Community College.

The 2019 recipients are Joshua Castellanos, Wendy Koenig, and Ariane Le.

Castellanos is the Executive Director of the LBCC Public Affairs and Marketing Office, overseeing Marketing, Communications, Outreach, and Academic Partnerships.

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Statement from LBCCD on the Tragic Passing of OCC Baseball Coach, John Altobelli

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees, Superintendent-President Reagan Romali, and the Long Beach City College campus community are deeply saddened by the news that one of the nine victims who died in Sunday’s helicopter accident in Calabasas was a member of the California Community Colleges family – Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli.

The following statement is from LBCCD Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu:

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Diane Martinez

Former Paramount Mayor Becomes a Viking

After 25 years of serving on the Paramount City Council and 35 years teaching first grade, Diane Martinez has traded her high heels and business suits for her very own Long Beach City College student ID card. 

The former four-term Mayor of Paramount knew that retirement from both positions in June of 2019 meant a new chapter for her. It was time to brush up on some skills and have some fun along the way. As a result, she decided to become a Viking at LBCC enrolling in what she thought was a beginning computer class. 

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The 2019 Ms. SoCal.

LBCC Student Named Miss Southern California Cities

Long Beach City College student leader Jena Jimenez was recently crowned as Miss Southern California Cities 2020. 

The Miss Long Beach and Southern California Cities Pageant includes contestants who live, work, volunteer, or attend school or church in the Long Beach area. 

Jimenez currently serves as an LBCC President’s Ambassador and the LBCC Associated Student Body Cabinet’s Representative of Sustainability.