Student Equity Speaker, Marom May

Student Activity

Marom May will share his story of challenge and triumph as a Cambodian refugee, competitive kickboxer, Army veteran and Long Beach City College alum. May and his family came to the United States to flee the genocidal Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge. Growing up in Long Beach, May experienced the constant threat of inner-city struggles such as drugs and gang violence. As a reprieve, he would find solace in training and compete as a Khmer and Muay Thai kickboxer. During his career, May was a two-time IKKC (International Kickboxing-Karate Championship) Muay Thai Junior Lightweight champion (1997 and 1998). In 2010, May enlisted in the United States Army Reserves as a 25U Signal Support System Specialist and was deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan from 2013-2014. May earned an associate’s degree in Fire Science with an Emergency Medical Technician certificate at Long Beach City College and hopes to earn his bachelor’s degree in

The event will be held at the PCC Campus in GG-238. You can RSVP for the event through Eventbrite and it is open to students, faculty, staff, and the community of Long Beach.

If you require accommodations, please contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) at least 72 hours prior to the event at (562) 938-4558 or (562) 938-4833 (TTY) or If you require sign language interpreting services, or Communication Access Realtime Translation services, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918 at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please note requests are based on provider availability, the more advance notice the better.