News & Media


LBCC Black Heritage Month Kick-off Celebration

Long Beach City College kicked-off February as Black Heritage Month with events at both campuses. Students, faculty and staff enjoyed cultural performances, culinary tributes, and the release of the first “Black Student Resource Guide.”

Viking baseball players during the national anthem.

Vikings pay tribute to OCC Baseball Coach

On Tues., Jan. 29, the LBCC Viking Baseball team held their season home opener and paid tribute to their opponents’ head coach, Orange Coast College’s John Altobelli.

Just two days prior, Altobelli was killed in a helicopter crash that also took the life of his wife, his daughter, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, Bryant’s daughter, and four others.

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.


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.

Press Release

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: