Alumni: Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Celebration Invitation/Flyer

The annual Long Beach City College Hall of Fame Induction Awards Celebration honors alumni and friends’ outstanding contributions to Long Beach City College and the Community. We encourage the entire Long Beach community to join us as we recognize the honorees on September 22, 2022, at The Grand in Long Beach.

On behalf of the LBCC Alumni Association, we thank you for helping us honor LBCC’s outstanding supporters!

Registration for the Hall of Fame Celebration 2022 is CLOSED.

We look forward to seeing you for this event! For questions regarding your registration, please contact Daniela Vega at 562-938-4163 or dvega@lbcc.edu

LBCC Hall of Fame 2022 Award Recipients

Alumni Hall of Fame
Distinguished Service Awards
Community Spirit – Individual
Community Spirit – Organization
Campus Friend
  • Randy Totorp - Dean, Kinesiology at Long Beach City College

History of the Long Beach City College Alumni Hall of Fame

The Long Beach City College Alumni Hall of Fame was originally created by the Associated Student Body Cabinet as a way to honor former students who have excelled in their chosen professions after leaving the College. The first induction ceremony took place on campus in 1972 and was a small affair that inducted three worthy individuals. Every year since then another class of three to five outstanding individuals has been added. The ceremony has evolved from a small gathering hosted by the ASB Cabinet to a large off-campus affair hosted by the Alumni Office that can appropriately honor the inductees and accommodate the large number of individuals who want to celebrate their achievements. 

These inductees represent a wide variety of professions and personal interests including the areas of Arts and Entertainment, Athletics, Business and Industry, Civil Service and Government, Community Service and Philanthropy, Medicine and Science, and more. In order to honor the many outstanding athletes who have competed on the fields and courts over the years for the Vikings, in the mid-1990s a separate Hall of Champions ceremony was created. The main lobby of the gymnasium is dedicated to displaying the photos and accomplishments of these talented athletes. 

With the induction of the 2022 honorees, the total number of Hall of Fame members stands at 188 outstanding individuals. All those inducted create an outstanding list of individuals who are not only well known locally, but in many cases nationally and internationally. They not only serve as role models to inspire current students but also represent the value of the wonderful education one can receive at the College. The photographs of the Hall of Fame members are displayed in T-1200, located on the Liberal Arts Campus.

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Dr. Ardel Avelino

Dr. Ardel Guillamas Avelino, hospital executive, is Senior Director of Operations at St. Mary Medical Center, Dignity Health. A transformational leader, he has extensive experience in healthcare operations. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, he led the hospital as incident commander and was designated as administrator in-charge to partner with the State of California to establish a community drive-thru testing site; 6,313 people in the community were tested.

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Amy Valenzuela-Mier

Amy Valenzuela-Mier is descended from the Tongva, Yaqui, Mexican and Irish people. She grew up with a strong connection to the land, hearing stories of her family’s deep Californio roots, and farming with her maternal grandfather. She attended LBCC and earned a full scholarship to Reed College, later also earning a Master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA. Early experiences stoked a strong social and environmental justice impulse, fed at each school she attended.

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Blas Villalobos Headshot

Dr. Blas Villalobos

Dr. Blas Villalobos is the Chief Executive Officer of Centerstone’s Military Services. As the Chief Executive Officer, Villalobos leads the organization’s delivery of mental health and substance use disorder services to veterans, active duty military personnel, and military families. Villalobos also leads the organization’s partnerships with other military-friendly organizations, including partnerships with Wounded Warrior Project, Cohen Veterans Network, and the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.