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Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education Member Felton Williams will receive the Distinguished Alumni Service Award during the Claremont Graduate University’s Board of Trustees meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, May 11.  Williams earned a Ph.D in higher education at the university.  He is being recognized for devoting his career to improving educational opportunities and providing access to quality education for historically under-served children.

Retired Long Beach Unified School District principal Cynthia Terry and McBride High School senior Dezmin Hemmans will be honored by the California Conference for Equality and Justice during the annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at the Hyatt Regency, 200 S. Pine Ave. in Long Beach.  Tickets are $200, with table sponsorships available.  Learn more and register for the event at cacej.org.

Teachers Christine Carner and Nicole Lopez, both from Addams Elementary School, Sarah Cox of Harte Elementary School, and Porsha Smith of Hamilton Middle School each received $100 awards to support their classroom activities to enhance literacy.  The teachers applied for the Penne Ferrell Awards offered by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which promotes the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

Millikan High School senior Ty Miller won a logo contest for the Floodplain Management Association Conference in Reno.  The student will receive $500 at a Sept. 5 awards luncheon, and the logo will appear on the organization’s website (floodplain.org) and on conference materials.  The student’s graphic design teacher is Karen Dies.  One of her students won the same contest last year.

DISTINGUISHED – Board of Education Member Felton Williams will receive the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the Claremont Graduate University.