LBCC to Celebrate its 82nd Commencement Ceremony

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Keynote Speaker U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis

Long Beach City College’s (LBCC) 2010 Commencement Ceremony will be held at Veterans Stadium on Thursday, May 26, 2010 beginning at 6 p.m. The ceremony will honor LBCC’s class of 2010 which consists of 1,068 graduates who will receive Associate degrees and 570 students who earned certificates this academic year.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will give the Keynote Address at the Ceremony.  Secretary Solis was confirmed as Secretary of Labor on February 24, 2009.  Prior to confirmation as Secretary of Labor, Secretary Solis represented the 32nd Congressional District in California, a position she held from 2001 – 2009.  In the Congress, she authored the Green Jobs Act which provided funding for “green” collar job training for veterans, displaced workers, at risk youth, and individuals in families under 200 percent of the federal poverty line.  Solis was first elected to public office in 1985 as a member of the Rio Hondo Community College Board of Trustees and she served in the California State Assembly from 1992 to 1994 before making history by becoming the first Latina elected to the California State Senate.

Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley and LBCCD Board President Dr. Tom Clark will each offer congratulatory remarks and award the Degrees and Certificates to the students during the ceremony.

Two Valedictorians will also be recognized and offer remarks during the ceremony.  Dorette Brady is a Human Services student who returned to school after raising a family and earned a 4.0 grade point average and achieved her academic goals with distinction.  Sheila Provencal, LBCC’s other Valedictorian, plans to transfer to California State University, Long Beach and obtain a Bachelors Degree in Biology before pursing graduate studies.  She was raised by a single mom along with five siblings, and maintained a 4.0 GPA while being active in her church and the Long Beach City College Viking Chorale.

Additional information, including directions to the ceremony, are available on the Long Beach City College website or by calling the Office of the Dean of Students at (562) 938-4154.

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  1. Dan says:

    Super glad they can afford this, but NOT a summer session.