Alumni Association is not just for Alumni.

By Nic Bradley

Contrary to how the name may sound, the LBCC Alumni Association is not just for alumni or graduates. If students have taken one class before at LBCC, they are eligible to be a member.

“Most students say they didn’t know the LBCC Alumni Association existed until their commencement,” said Jennifer Bourgeois, assistant director of the LBCC Alumni Association. $10 for a single person or $15 for a couple for a year.

Some of the benefits to joining the Alumni Association include free admittance to the annual Homecoming football game, advanced notice of and special seating at a variety of LBCC events, free or discounted tickets to campus shows as well as outside events, and a 10 percent discount at the LBCC Campus Store.

Bourgeois added she sent out a survey last semester asking the alumni what other benefits they’d like to see come along with their membership. She said office staff received great feedback and they are working on a lot more perks for members, such as member access to the school’s fitness center, Library, swimming pool and other school facilities. They are also working on gaining discounts to local businesses and alumni-owned restaurants.  

The Alumni Association is also working on special alumni events. They are currently putting the finishing touches on a wine tasting event strictly for members. They are also looking into a possible craft beer tasting event for all the hop heads out there.

Bourgeois also said her office is looking to do a lot more trips for members this year to places like the Reagan Library, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim games, and possibly some other shows or events in the Disney area.

 

Questions may be directed at www.lbcc.edu/alumni