Ending a tremendous day of racing at the LB Fall Collegiate Invitation Regatta, Beach Crew celebrated the latest dedication to its fleet of racing shells in eight years, the “Dr. Stuart L. Farber” Vespoli 4+. Beach Crew families, friends, and the Beach Crew Alumni Association, partook in a festive ceremony, celebrating Dr. Farber’s contribution that bestowed a physical manifestation of the spirit of cooperation and our love of the sport.
Associated Students (ASI) Vice President, Lucy Nguyen, and ASI Treasurer, Jameson Nyeholt, attended the day’s events. The christening was sponsored by Mrs. Trish Farber.
About Dr. Farber
Dr. Stuart L. Farber has been active in the Long Beach community and CSULB specifically for more than 50 years. During his tenure at CSULB, Dr. Farber has held the positions of Professor of Health Science, Assistant Football Coach, Dean of Student Affairs, and the Assistant Vice President of Student Serices.
Dr. Farber is a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Conservation Corps of Long Beach, an organization dedicated to raising self-esteem, developing basic work skills, work ethics, and education, and promoting teamwork for Long Beach at-risk youth through a combination of work, conservation, and education programs.
He is the former chairman of the Downtown Long Beach YMCA Board of Directors.
Dr. Farber is the former chairman of the Citizens Advisory Commission for the Handicapped, an organization which advises the Long Beach City Council and mayor on matters pertaining to persons with disabilities. As well as a former member of the Navy Properties Reuse Committee.
He has received proclamation from the City of Long Beach and citation from the United States Congress for his tireless efforts in the community. The Associated Students (ASI) of CSULB have named their Senate Chambers in his honor for his 30 years of unswerving guidance to ASI and the student body.
About the Restoration
The “Dr. Stuart L. Farber” vessel was restored with 100% volunteer time by the team’s boatmaster, John O’Donnell, Matthew Dalton of Beach Crew, AC DuPont, Larry Hambleton, & Renn Levy of the Long Beach Rowing Association. The Sempra Energy Foundation and various contributions from the CSULB Foundation allocated by the Beach Crew Board of Officers provided a portion of the restoration costs. Decals for the boat and various other projects were produced by Iconography Studios of Los Alamitos.
Below is a video of the ceremony. Click the image below to play.