Who Are Some Famous Alumni of Long Beach City College?


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Some famous people who have attended Long Beach City College in California are Pat McCormick, Jenni Rivera, Carl Weathers and Greg Townsend. Other famous Long Beach City College attendees are Jeff Burroughs, Damion Easley, Greg Harris and Mack Calvin.

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Pat McCormick, a native of adjacent Seal Beach, is notable for winning four gold medals in diving at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics. Her four medals in diving wouldn't be matched until Greg Louganis won four in the 1980s.

Jenni Rivera attended Long Beach City College and California State University at Long Beach pursuing a business administration major. She became a best-selling singer in the Mexican regional genres of banda, norteño and ranchera. She also achieved success in business and television before her untimely death in December 2012.

Carl Weathers attended Long Beach City College before transferring to San Diego State University to further his football career. He played briefly as a linebacker for the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He is most famous for his acting career, playing roles such as boxer Apollo Creed in the "Rocky" franchise and golf coach Chubbs Peterson in "Happy Gilmore."

Greg Townsend played for two years at Long Beach City College before transferring to Texas Christian University. Townsend went on to play for 12 years with the Oakland Raiders as a defensive end, accumulating 109 sacks in his career.

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