Student Equity Speaker, Marom May
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.