By Erin Asis/Staff writer/@erin_asis
Long Beach City College hosted “Senior Day” for 235 high school students from Wilson, Lakewood, Cabrillo, Milikan, Beach, McBride and Jordan Plus high schools visited LBCC to tour the LAC and receive information regarding admissions, Financial Aid and other details about what the college has to offer. Seniors who were interested signed up to attend.
“Students have the opportunity to receive critical information about LBCC’S enrollment process, which I wish I had when I began my education about LBBC,” said Alessandro Delacruz, 19, a film major, who is a student Ambassador. “Seniors sometimes won’t go to college because they’re unfamiliar with how everything works, and we hope that this event eliminates some of the confusion students have.”
The event began at 8:10 a.m. with students divided into groups and began a tour of the campus. After the tour, all seniors were gathered in the Nordic Lounge where speakers included Student Trustee Alejandro Lomeli, Sean Cully with LBCC Student Outreach and Recruitment department and Student Life Coordinator Teila Robertson talked about different aspects of the school, ranging from Admission and Financial Aid, to student life.
“It’s getting me really excited about college, it’s a different environment and I’m really looking forward to graduating and going to college now,” said Adam Rios, from Milikan High.
Students who are interested in becoming an ambassador of LBCC can apply at http://www.lbcc.edu/Communications/ambassadors. Student Ambassadors receive recognition at Graduation, a letter of Appreciation from President Oakley, and a small scholarship. The application for the 2017-2018 school year is yet to be posted online, but students can expect the application to open up during the spring semester.