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Upon recommendation from the Academic Senate of the California State University, Long Beach Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Brian Jersky approved a name change for the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The college’s new name, the College of Professional and International Education (CPIE), more accurately reflects what the college does, as well as the students and communities it serves.

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PHOTO: U.S. delegation celebrates Nauryz with senior administrators of Satbayev Kazakhstan National Research Technical University in Almaty.

CCPE Associate Dean and Executive Director for International Programs, Terrence Graham, traveled to Kazakhstan in April for the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Coaching Program. The Central Asian country is seeking to align their higher education efforts with American practices, and the trip was funded by the U.S. State Department to foster connections between U.S. and Kazakhstani universities.

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Rai Som Group_600.jpgPHOTO: Thirteen CSULB Study Abroad students and instructor Rick Opland visiting the Rai Som School for Stateless Children in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they helped the nonprofit Mirror Foundation to improve the school

Chiang Mai province in northern Thailand became the center of worldwide attention this past summer, when members of a youth soccer team were rescued from a flooded cave. Since the region is home to a multi-ethnic mix of recently arrived migrants and refugees, several members of the team gained additional attention for being stateless—unable to vote, buy land, travel freely, or seek work.

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Maty Guiza had a lucrative banking job while pursuing Biology and Business Administration at CSULB. Assured by her successful career, she made the fateful decision to leave school during her senior year.

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SDCC4_600.jpgPHOTO: French Study Abroad @ The Beach student Arthur Parmentier (second from left) with his teammates on the 49’er Men’s Rowing Team


French engineering student Arthur Parmentier found his niche while spending a semester in the Study Abroad @ The Beach program. Parmentier arrived just in time for the eventful Spring 2018 season of the 49’er Men’s Rowing Team, and he became an essential part of the team’s success at two big races, the San Diego Crew Classic and the Newport Regatta.

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CCPE debuted the Pre-College Summer Academy this year, a dual-enrollment program where high school juniors and seniors each received three units of college credit at CSULB, at no cost. Through a partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), 28 students participated by taking one of two available courses: Introduction to Public Speaking and Introduction to Acting. Transportation was provided by LBUSD to bus the students to campus on weekday mornings from July 9 through August 2, adding up to 48 hours of class time and a head start on college. The initiative was inspired by the Long Beach College Promise, launched in 2008 to offer more support for students throughout their educational journey.

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