Four members have been named to the Long Beach City College Foundation Board of Trustees for 1988-89, the foundation's 10th anniversary year. They are Steven Miller, a lifelong Long Beach resident and attorney who graduated from the college in 1965; Monty Warren, executive vice president of Caravan Co. in Long Beach, a resident for 26 years and a 1964 graduate; Robert Fernald, president of an interior design company bearing his name and a 1958 graduate; and William Marmion, a 1956 graduate who is director of curriculum and instructional resources for the Long Beach Unified School District. Marmion replaces his father, George, who died.
The foundation also has elected these officers: Sterling Clayton, president; Ruth Wright, Richard Poper and Jean Bixby Smith, vice presidents; George Medak, treasurer; and Martin Simon, secretary. James Searles was named to the executive board, where he joins Nancy Lough, Ruth Todd and Les Weed.
Whittier Professor Studies Refugee Businesses
Steven J. Gold, assistant professor of sociology at Whittier College, has more than an academic interest in the business ventures of immigrants--it's part of his heritage. Gold has written a report on "The Employment Potential of Refugee Entrepreneurship: Soviet Jews and Vietnamese in California" to be presented to Congress in January. He researched the topic at the request of the U.S. Department of Labor and as a result of a conference he attended on immigrants. Gold's report says that the Los Angeles and Orange County areas have the largest Southeast-Asian population and the second-largest Jewish population in the United States, and while refugees in those categories open numerous businesses, those firms tend to be small and provide only limited numbers of jobs for other refugees. Gold, 33, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and his grandparents were Jewish immigrant entrepreneurs in New York and Connecticut. Gold is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and earned a master's degree and Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley. He lives in Whittier and has taught 3 years at Whittier College.
Red Cross Blood Service Volunteers Honored
Red Cross blood service volunteers Ivol and Jane Blaylock of South Gate have been honored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross. They received a team award at the chapter's annual volunteer recognition luncheon at the University Hilton in Los Angeles. The Blaylocks have served 15 years in the chapter's Southeast District as board members, fund-raisers and speakers. Ivol Blaylock is a retired assistant principal of South Gate High School, president of the South Gate Rotary Club and past president of the South Gate Coordinating Council. His wife is secretary of the Red Cross Southeast District Board of Directors, a unit chairman for bloodmobiles, and is past president of the South Gate Women's Club.
Councilman Becomes Probate Court Referee
Pico Rivera City Councilman Gilbert de la Rosa has been appointed a probate referee for Los Angeles County, serving in Pasadena and Pomona district courts for a term expiring June 30, 1992. The appointment was announced by Gray Davis, state controller. A retired banker, De la Rosa has nearly 30 years of experience in finance. He was first elected to the Pico Rivera City Council in 1982 and was reelected in 1986. Before that, he served several terms on the El Rancho Unified School District Board of Education.
Head of Physical Education at Rio Hondo
Ellie Bewley has been appointed assistant dean of physical education at Rio Hondo College. The Whittier resident has worked at the community college for 13 years, including nine as assistant athletic director. Bewley also has supervised the coaching staff, represented the P.E. Department on the Academic Senate, and was named the 1988 women's coach of the year in the Southern California Athletic Conference. She coaches the Rio Hondo tennis team.
College Starts Hemingway Scholarship Fund
A scholarship fund has been established at Compton Community College in the name of community activist Vernon M. Hemingway. Its purpose is to help Compton Unified School District graduates who plan to enroll in technical or vocational programs at the college. Students may apply before completing their last semester in high school. Hemingway donated $1,000 to the fund, which may be increased at any time by other donations. Hemingway is a retired electrician with the Compton school district, a life member of PTA, a member of the Carson Environmental Commission and Carson Coordinating Council, a delegate on the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, a field deputy for Assemblyman Richard Floyd (D-Gardena) and a member of Trustee James Carter's advisory committee to the Compton College Board of Trustees.
Christian-Jew Chapter Installs Officers