By Jessica De Soto

News Editor

In recognition of outstanding achievement in leadership and service to others, selected LBCC students were honored at the Student Life awards reception Tuesday, May 28.

Pink, yellow, and blue flower shaped balloons decorated the stage along with a lengthy table toward the back of the wall at the Grand event center in Long Beach.  The table was sectioned off with several plaques, certificates and even silver bowls.

LAC Club Senate President Marco Valencia, PCC Club Senate President Kenneth Jones, Student Life coordinator Maya Cardenas, PCC Student Life coordinator Miles Fiesen, PCC Cultural Affairs chair Andrea Donado, LAC adviser Derek Oriee and ASB Rep. of volunteer opportunities Tatiana Lopez, were among the many of presenters.

Although several awards were presented to deserving students, Donado presented the best community service project to the Human Services Club for its determination to raise money for autism, she said.

Lopez presented the Mother Teresa inspiration project award: “The project was named after one of the world’s greatest humanitarians who gave her kindness, her heart and love to so many others.”

The award was given to two organizations that stood out the most for their efforts. The awards were given to the Human Services Club and Coalition for Latino Advancement.

Later that afternoon, the best cultural event, most active club, best club adviser, the Cultural Affairs Council award in addition to, the intramural, Club Senate and volunteer awards were presented as well.

Valencia concluded the award ceremony by saying, “Being Club Senate for four semesters now, I can say that there will be plenty of great plans for LBCC for upcoming future semesters.”