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LBCC Announces 2020 Valedictorian
Abimbola Idowu Mitchell to Address the Class of 2020 at Virtual Online Ceremony

Long Beach City College announced that Abimbola Idowu Mitchell is LBCC’s 2020 Valedictorian. She will address the Class of 2020 at LBCC’s first virtual Commencement Ceremony at 5 p.m., on Fri., June 12 that will stream on the LBCC website.

The Nigerian-born Mitchell moved to Texas at the age of nine. She found herself living in her car by 2017, but soon discovered a new love and new life in Long Beach. The 26-year-old became a kinesiology major at LBCC, keeping a perfect 4.0-grade point average to qualify for the honor of applying for Valedictorian.

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LBCC 2020 Commencement Moves to June 12

Long Beach City College rescheduled and revised its annual Commencement exercises as a virtual ceremony to take place on Fri., June 12, 2020 at 5 p.m. Local chef and LBCC alumnus, Visoth Tarak Ouk, better known as Chef T, will serve as the 2020 Commencement keynote speaker.

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LBCC Mourns the Passing of Tom Clark

Long Beach City College is saddened to hear of the passing of former Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustee Member Dr. Tom Clark. He served as Trustee from 1998-2014.

“There are very few people in Long Beach who have dedicated entire decades of their lives to public service, and Tom Clark is one of them,” said Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu. “For 16 of those years, he shared his vast experience and knowledge with LBCC to the benefit of our students. He will be greatly missed.”

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LBCCD Board of Trustees to Meet Remotely on Mar. 25

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting via remote video conference that will be live streamed starting at 5:30 p.m., on Wed., March 25, 2020. This meeting may be viewed online at

The meeting will be held on Wed, March 25, 2020.

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LBCC to Continue With Remote Instruction/Online Through the Spring Semester
LBCC is taking precautions to protect the campus community’s health in response to COVID-19

The Long Beach Community College District has determined that the remaining Spring 2020 Semester will continue through remote instruction/online only.

“The collective safety of our students, employees, and community must be considered first and foremost,” said LBCCD Board of Trustees President Vivian Malauulu. “We are resilient and will adapt to this new temporary normal for the sake of our loved ones by being vigilant with our efforts during this unprecedented time.”