Long Beach Community College has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Bellwether Award — awarded by the Bellwether College Consortium (BCC) — which recognizes community colleges that offer innovative and groundbreaking programs to its students.

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Long Beach's higher education establishments went face to face with some changes and challenges in 2018. Here's an overview of some big — and small — things that happened last year at California State University, Long Beach, and Long Beach City College.

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Fresh faces are putting forth fresh ideas at Long Beach City College, where the plan is to keep increasing enrollment and decreasing the budget gap, while students head back to the classroom Monday for the start of fall semester.

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The Lifetime Learning Program at the Long Beach Community College is hosting a series of free presentations on issues surrounding aging beginning at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 12, at the college's Pacific Coast Campus (PCC) in room QQ 122, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.

A legal clinic will be available for veterans twice a month at Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus thanks to Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS), a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to people with mental disabilities in L.A. County.

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Long Beach City College has a new position, director of community relations and enrollment development, and with it, a new employee.

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Long Beach City College updates on new construction, economic development programs, students/faculty successes and upcoming goals will be included at the annual State of the College — and residents can reserve a spot to hear it.

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Long Beach City College will work with other community colleges to advance each other's pathways efforts, providing an example for other state and national colleges, according to a release.

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Long Beach City College has hired Ramon L. Knox as its new dean of student affairs, overseeing and managing the department of student affairs, including: office of student life, student discipline, volunteer resource center and student government.

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The year in education featured some new faces, buildings, unrest, money —or lack thereof — and more at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach City College (LBCC), and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). Here are some of the news stories in education 2016.

 

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Longtime Long Beach City College administrator Ann-Marie Gabel will take over the school’s top job while board members look for a permanent successor to outgoing superintendent-president Eloy Ortiz Oakley.

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With Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley leaving to become chancellor of the California Community Colleges (CCC) at the end of the year, the process for his replacement has begun.

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Helping to bridge the gap to success for Hispanic students is the aptly named Puente Program, as puente often means bridge in Spanish.

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More than 1,700 people will check off a milestone next week — about 414 students will receive their certificates and 1,307 their associate’s degrees at Long Beach City College. And others will be prepared to transfer to another learning institution.

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The Long Beach City College Foundation — a nonprofit organization providing money for student scholarships and other things — has appointed a new executive director.