Brian Vander Brug x23486 –– – 088392.ME.1012.dawngebra.BRV –– Instructor John Lenhert (CQ) teaches bleary–eyed students in an early morning algebra class at Long Beach City College Tuesday morning October 12 2004.
Brian Vander Brug – Instructor John Lenhert (CQ) teaches bleary–eyed students in an early morning algebra class at Long Beach City College Tuesday morning October 12, 2004.

By Jeff Dahlquist/Staff Writer/@jdahlasign

Forty-year LBCC math teacher John Lenhert, who “was dedicated and worked darn hard,” died Nov. 28 at age 79.
Lenhert was a full-time member of the Math Department before retiring in 2013. He is remembered by teachers on campus as “old school” by Robert Maxell, intermediate algebra teacher.
Maxell went on to say that Lenhert “was a friend and colleague, very thorough in his instruction and loved teaching. He was dedicated and worked darn hard.” Lenhert was a thorough instructor and would, as Maxell said, “grade every problem and was willing to work as hard if not, harder than his students to teach the criteria.”
Administrative assistant for the Math and Science Department Wendy Slater, in an online memorial page, wrote, “John was a wonderful person. My fondest memory is when he taught the very early math class. I was helping my grandson with a fundraising project and John bought candy bars from me. When students raised their hand and answered/solved the math problem correctly, he would toss the candy bar to the student.”
The LBCC Foundation has established a scholarship in his name. For more information about the scholarships or to donate people may contact Trustee and Director Ginny Baxter at (562) 938-4134.