Dr. Stuart Farber Honored at Long Beach City College 85th Anniversary

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Dr. Stuart Farber and his wife Trish at the Long Beach City College 85th Anniversary

Dr. Stuart Farber and his wife Trish at the Long Beach City College 85th Anniversary

Stuart Farber was honored at the Long Beach City College (LBCC) 85th Anniversary. The festive gala was held on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. This once-in-a-lifetime event was chaired by the LBCC Foundation.

The highlight of the 85th Gala recognized 24 “Vikings of the Decade” representing each decade between the 1930s and to the present. These outstanding alumni were selected out of close to 70 nominees for their extraordinary Viking spirit, career accomplishments, community service and dedication to LBCC. Dr. Stuart Farber was honored as a one of the “Viking of the Decade”.

Dr. Farber has been a remarkable person and presence in many lives. He was the coach that taught and led great football players like Dee Andrews, now Councilman of the Sixth District of Long Beach, to successful sports careers. “When I played football at California State University Long Beach, back in the early ‘60s, Dr. Farber was known as a great “encourager” because he was constantly preaching to anyone, no matter your color or background, that you can be anything in life if you just believe in yourself”, said Councilman Andrews. “I will always remember how he never let us give up during any of our games even if the other team was beating us badly. He not only inspired us on the field but during everyday life as well”, continued Andrews.

The College also acknowledged close to 40 faculty and staff members who have made a real difference in the lives of students over the past 85 years, including Former Mayor of Long Beach Beverly O’Neill, LBCC Superintendent-President, Emerita and John Fylpaa, LBCC Dean of Athletics and Student Affairs, Emeritus.

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