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Long Beach City College and the Long Beach City College Foundation Present the 2024 SummerFest & Drone Show on July 27
This is the first drone show in LBCC’s history

Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever SummerFest & Drone Show at Long Beach City College (LBCC) taking place on Saturday, July 27 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Sponsored by LBCC and the LBCC Foundation, the 2024 SummerFest & Drone Show will feature a variety of vendors, interactive educational booths, face painting, carnival games, food trucks, music, and an array of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Ma

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LBCC Appoints New Vice President Of Workforce And Economic Development, Acting Vice President Of Administrative & Business Services, And Dean Of Career Education
Kendra Madrid MS, Michael Gregoryk, and Gita Runkle MBA unanimously approved by Board of Trustees

The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees approved at the June 26 Board of Trustees meeting the selection of Ms. Kendra Madrid, MS as Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Mr. Michael Gregoryk, MS as Acting Vice President of Administrative & Business Services, and Ms. Gita Runkle, MBA as Dean of the School of Career Education for Long Beach City College (LBCC).

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Long Beach City College Awarded More Than $10 Million in Climate Resiliency Grants
Two grants position LBCC to be a major contributor to building climate-conscious workforce

Long Beach City College (LBCC) has been awarded more than $10 million in grants to help lead efforts to build a qualified workforce supportive of climate resiliency in Los Angeles and Orange counties. LBCC will receive $9.5 million from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Inflation Reduction Act Climate-Ready Workforce (CRW) for Coastal and Great Lakes States, Tribes, and Territories Initiative.

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Long Beach City College’s 2024 Commencement Scheduled for June 6
Long Beach Citywide Accessibility Coordinator, Celebrated Local Singer/Actor Jennifer Kumiyama is the Commencement Keynote Speaker

Long Beach City College’s (LBCC) 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Thurs., June 6 in Veterans Memorial Stadium. Singer, actor, performer, and Long Beach Citywide Accessibility Coordinator, Jennifer Kumiyama will deliver the keynote address to the graduating class.

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LBCC Expands Eight-Week Course Offerings to Give More Options to Students Who Are Juggling Work and Family Obligations
Eight-Week Classes will make up half of the course offerings starting in the 2024 Fall Semester

Long Beach City College (LBCC) will significantly expand its accelerated eight-week course offerings starting in Fall 2024. The eight-week class format will account for up to 50% of all courses to better accommodate students balancing their college studies with work and family obligations.

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North Long Beach Higher Education Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Long Beach Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New North Long Beach Higher Education Center
The new center provides a place of support and belonging for LBCC’s Black/African American community

Long Beach, CA – Today, the City of Long Beach, in partnership with Long Beach City College (LBCC), celebrated the grand opening of the North Long Beach Higher Education Center (Center) with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, open house and mural dedication. The Center will serve to increase access to higher education, job training, and technology and business resources for the North Long Beach community.