LBCC Announces New Hall of Fame Inductees

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An artistic director, a photographer, a musician, a civil servant, and an educator have been named as Long Beach City College’s 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, LBCC officials recently announced.

The 2020 Hall of Fame honorees are International City Theatre’s artistic director Caryn Desai; photographer Duke Givens; concert promoter/arts presenter John Malveaux; retired Long Beach Police Commander Charles Parks; and educator Cynthia Terry. Please click here for the full bios of the honorees.

“During these challenging times of remote learning, it’s wonderful to celebrate our distinguished alumni and their many accomplishments to serve as an inspiration to our current students,” said Long Beach Community College District Interim Superintendent-President Lou Anne Bynum.

The announcement and celebration of the 2020 inductees have been delayed due to the challenges faced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

LBCC’s 2020 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner has been postponed until City and State health mandates can safely allow in-person gatherings. Please visit the LBCC website for further updates.

“The LBCC Alumni Association and Foundation are thrilled to acknowledge the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees for their incredible accomplishments and service to the College and community,” said LBCC Foundation Executive Director Paul Kaminski. “We’re looking forward to celebrating these amazing alumni when it is safe for us to gather again in person.”

Established in 1972, the Hall of Fame recognizes former LBCC students who have made outstanding contributions to their chosen fields and communities. The 2020 honorees will join 185 past honorees who have attended Long Beach City College, from former Mayor Beverly O’Neill and actor John Amos to comedian Paul Rodriguez and philanthropist Naomi Rainey-Pierson and many others.

For reservations, sponsorship opportunities or other information on the 2020 Alumni Hall of Fame, please contact Paula Barrow at (562) 938-4317 or pbarrow@LBCC.edu.


About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students each semester. The education program’s primary purpose is to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, entry into work or career development, and to support businesses in economic development. Long Beach City College serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Avalon. Long Beach City College promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities.