UCI Transfer Students Honor Two LBCC Faculty

Press Release

Two Long Beach City College faculty members have been selected by the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to be recognized at its annual Educator Recognition event in May. LBCC Counselor Sara Blasetti and English Professor Margaret Shannon were nominated this year by transfer students Stacy Castro and Megan Sabatino.

UCI partners with SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union each year to hold a ceremony in which the most academically successful transfer students identify the faculty member or counselor from their community college who played a critical role in their successful transfer process. 

Castro and Sabatino are both thriving at UCI. They are grateful to LBCC, Shannon and Blasetti in particular for helping to prepare them for university-level work.

“We are excited to recognize Dr. Shannon and Ms. Blasetti at our awards ceremony for their dedication to their students’ success,” said Alex Wimberly of the Educator Recognition Program in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning at University of California, Irvine.


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.