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Cecelia Moore, '59 B.A. English Literature

Cecelia Moore's Portrait

What is your fondest memory of LBSC?

The friendships I made, which have lasted to this day.

What activities/organizations were you involved in while attending LBSC?

I was involved with Zeta Tau Alpha, Staff of the Forty-Niner, & Student Body Government (Commisioner of Publications).

What have you done since graduation?

I began teaching at Millikan High School in Long Beach. I was later assigned to Wilson High School. In 1967 I moved to Seattle and taught at Cleveland High School, where I became head of the English Department. I loved the rain, fresh air, glorious greenery, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Seattle and was active in Seattle Symphony activities. I returned to California in 1988 and began teaching English as a Second Language at San Pedro Adult School. It's a delight to see my former students and hear them speaking English. Most have become citizens and are leading successful, productive lives. In between my teaching assignments I have traveled to Europe, Hawaii, Canada and been active in local, state, and national political campaigns.

How or have you been involved as an alumni?

I recently attended the Golden Decade Celebration last year, purchased a brick, and recently took a personalized tour of the campus--my first visit in many years.

What are you doing today?

I am editor of the Friends of San Pedro Library newsletter, a member of the San Pedro Garden Club (Arbor Day Chairman), CROP Walk chairman for my parish Peace and Justice Committee, a member of the San Pedro Bay Historical Society. And...I am taking a computer class.

What advice would you give to a current student today?

Take advantage of all the opportunities that CSULB has to offer. The school has expanded greatly since I was a student. It is truly a university now, and you have everything one could wish for to make your college years a true foundation for your future.

Tell us something about the value and/or meaning of your CSULB experience?

I was the first in my family to attend college, and I remain grateful for the wonderful opportunities I had to prepare for a profession, expand my social life, attend cultural events, and generally prepare myself for a successful life. Thank you, Long Beach State College (as it was known when I attended). I was overwhelmed by the extent and the beauty of the present campus when I took a tour recently. Some of the buildings I remember are still here, but most are new, or new to me. I truly felt that I was on the campus of a university. I also felt proud that I was a tiny part of the past of such a grand institution. I hope to become more involved with the Alumni Association and express my gratitude for what I was given at the school by more than making an occasional donation. After seeing the campus, I want to take some classes and become a student again!

Cecelia Moore with 4 other students posed in front of railing.

Honorary Group, Alpha Phi Gamma, the co-educational journalistic fraternity in 1957. In this photo is Thomas Cummins, '59, James Wheeler, '58, Cecelia Moore, '59, C.J. Klug, '54, '58, Donna (Weber) Ray, '59.

Group student photo of the Press Club.

1957 Press Club. The group is composed of students from the Forty-Niner, the Prospector, and Hornspoon staffs and was established to fulfill social counterpart of journalism students.

Students peeking their heads out the window of a boat

Jacki Carter, '59 and Bill Galder, wave good-bye to Juniors leaving on the Catalina trip. Those going included Cecelia, located second person from the right.

Cecelia and friend pose in front of the CSULB Pyramid

Cecelia Moore, '59 and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority sister, Lee Lou Sell, '60, take time out from their campus tour to take a photo in front of the CSULB Walter Pyramid.


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