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bs-chlb.jpgLast April, the Community Hospital of Long Beach (CHLB) auxiliary honored member Janet Pierson with its Annual Recognition Award. Janet joined the auxiliary in 1999 and, since then, has donated 1900 hours to CHLB. The luncheon also marked the 51st birthday party of the auxiliary. The auxiliary membership committee meets and takes recommendations from its members, and then selects one person each year to be honored. The luncheon was held in the CHLB auditorium where Pierson was presented with a plaque and bouquet of flowers.

Community Hospital of Long Beach (CHLB) Foundation announces the nearly sold out 26th Community Classic Golf Tournament at Recreation Park Golf Course, 5001 Deukmejian Drive, on Friday, June 6. This year’s tournament will honor Emmanuel “Dr. Mike” Vasilomanolakis for his service and dedication to the hospital. Tournament fees are: $325 for each golf participant or $1,300 for a golf foursome; after May 15, the fees increase to $350 per golfer and $1,400 for a foursome. Fees include a day of golf with cart, tee prizes, breakfast, food on the course and one reservation for the auction and dinner. The auction and dinner will be held this year at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach beginning at 5:30 p.m. For individuals who want to only attend the dinner, the cost is $125 per person and the deadline to make reservations is Friday, May 30.

Religion Newswriters invites all working journalists, regardless of beat, to apply to its Lilly Scholarships in Religion program. The scholarships give full-time journalists up to $5,000 to cover the cost of taking college religion courses. The scholarships can be used at any accredited college, university, seminary or similar institution. Journalists can take any course they choose as long as it is in the field of religion. Scholarships cover tuition, books, registration fees, parking and other costs. Online and travel courses are also included (as long as travel costs are a part of the curriculum). This year’s scholarship application deadlines are July 1 and Oct. 1. Scholarships must be used within three academic quarters of their award date. Only full-time journalists working in the general circulation news media are eligible. Complete information about the Lilly Scholarships in Religion program is available at For questions, contact Amy Schiska at (614) 891-9001 ext. 3# or [email protected]

bs-csulb-chief.jpgOfficials at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have announced the selection of Stan Skipworth as the new chief of university police at the campus following a national search to fill the position.
With more than 17 years of police experience in higher education and another eight years of municipal police work, Skipworth has been a member of the CSULB University Police Department for eight years, serving as lieutenant, captain and, most recently, acting chief. Additionally, over the last eight years, he has taught courses for the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST). “Cal State Long Beach has an exceptional police department, and we have every confidence that Stan Skipworth will continue to build on its respected reputation,” said Mary Stephens, vice president for administration and finance at CSULB.

bs-volunteer.jpgThe American Red Cross Greater Long Beach Chapter (GLBC) is has announced youth volunteer Anne Marie Chua as the Volunteer of the Month for April. Anne Marie is a junior at Long Beach Polytechnic High School and is a youth volunteer in the Youth and Young Adult Services. She started volunteering in July of 2007 when she volunteered every day at the Safe Kids Camp. During the school year, she stayed active by helping plan and decorate for the Holiday Project, Holiday Dance and Casino Night fundraisers as well as recruiting new volunteers to help with these fundraisers. “Anne Marie is not only a great volunteer” said Youth Services Director Lakia Pearson, “but an outstanding student. She is extremely dedicated to her work and her friends can count on her to help out whenever needed. For information regarding volunteering at the American Red Cross, Greater Long Beach Chapter, call (562) 595-6341, ext 261.

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