Staff Highlights

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LBCC Instructor Crowned Mrs. Elite Southern California

Congratulations to LBCC adjunct instructor Diana Galias for being named the newly crowned Mrs. Elite Southern California.

The Mrs. Elite competition is sponsored by the Woman of Achievement (WOA), a pageant system for married women to be recognized for academic achievement, self-improvement and community work. Galias has been teaching at LBCC for 30 years in the Kinesiology program and directs the College’s successful Cheer Team.

She now qualifies for the Mrs. Elite United States competition and has the opportunity to compete for the national title.

Faculty Story

LBCC Promotes Four From Within for Administrative Positions

Four current Long Beach City College employees were recently promoted.

Sonia De La Torre-Iniguez, who had been serving as LBCC’s Director of Student Success since 2016, will become the Associate Dean of Student Support Services. The Cypress resident holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from UC Davis, and a master’s degree in Educational Counseling and Guidance from CSU San Bernardino.

Faculty Story Mo Wright
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May-Trenor Inducted into AVPFirst Wall of Fame

Long Beach City College director of Volleyball Operations Misty May-Treanor was recently named the first woman recipient to be inducted into the 2018 AVPFirst Wall of Fame by the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP).

She has been a figurehead not only for beach volleyball and the AVP, but for women everywhere,” said AVP President Donald Sun.

Since joining LBCC in 2016, the Olympic gold medalist and most decorated athlete in beach volleyball history has been busy building the College’s new beach volleyball program.

Faculty Story Mo Wright
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Dr. Muñoz Receives Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Long Beach City College Vice President of Student Support Services, Dr. Mike Muñoz, for receiving the 2018 Cynthia S. Johnson Award for Mentoring.

California State University, Long Beach’s Cynthia S. Johnson Award for Mentoring recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on emerging student affairs professionals through exceptional mentoring and concern for their welfare and professional development.

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LBCC Appoints New Director of Superintendent-President’s Office

Lakewood City Council Member Jeff Wood has been named Director of the Superintendent-President’s Office for Long Beach City College. He started on May 14.

Under the direction of the Superintendent-President, Wood will serve as the chief of staff of the Superintendent-President’s Office, overseeing and coordinating all administrative activities of the Superintendent-President’s Office and executive offices.