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LCC Foundation dedicates Pickett Plaza in honor of former president

The LCC Foundation is naming the water feature and surrounding stone circle seating area near Anderson Family Pavilion for former president Pete Pickett...

College Relations | September 12, 2018

LCC 2018 alumnus of the year helped build major dams

Lou Mace, a former Lower Columbia College track star who later helped engineer many dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers, has been named the college's 2018 Alumnus of the Year...

The Daily News | July 12, 2018

Lou Mace Named 2018 LCC Alumni of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation are pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Lou Mace as the 2018 LCC Alumni of the Year...

College Relations | July 10, 2018

Former LCC Student from Japan Returns to Exhibit Artwork

Yuriko Hoga traveled thousands of miles from her hometown near Tokyo to attend Lower Columbia College from 1970 to 1972...

College Relations | June 18, 2018

LCC students use Student Success Fund to achieve academic goals

There are many reasons some students drop out of Lower Columbia College, but most of them are financial. Brittany Lovely's poor grades during a previous enrollment torpedoed her financial assistance...

The Daily News | March 19, 2018

LCC Hall of Fame: 3 players, legendary coach to be inducted Saturday

Three standout student-athletes, along with a legendary baseball coach are the newest inductees into the Lower Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame...

The Daily News | February 1, 2018

Foundation names James & Marianne Mitchell 2017-18 Benefactors of the Year

The Lower Columbia College Foundation has named James and Marianne Mitchell as the 2017-18 Benefactors of the Year...

College Relations | January 2, 2018

LCC launches new fund as state dollars dwindle

Lower Columbia College has launched a new initiative intended to fill in financial gaps where state funding falls short...

The Daily News | October 21, 2017

Jeane Wirkkala Moksness Provides Major Gift to LCC

LCC alumna and retiree Jeane Wirkkala Moksness has generously donated $80,000 to the LCC Foundation. Her gift includes $75,000 for the Student Success Fund endowment and $5,000 for LCC's Early Learning Center...

College Relations | October 5, 2017

'Give More 24!' beats $1 Million goal; Cowlitz nonprofits to share in success

Sometime during the early morning hours on Friday, the annual “Give More 24!” fundraiser finally capped the $1 million mark. A few Cowlitz County nonprofits will get to share in that wealth of fundraising cash...

The Daily News | September 22, 2017

LCC receives $50,000 from Anderson family

Lower Columbia College on Tuesday announced that the school's foundation has received a $50,000 gift toward two of its major endowments...

The Daily News | July 26, 2017

Anderson Family Donates $50,000 to Lower Columbia College Foundation

Major gift honors family be endowing scholarships, supporting the Student Success Fund, and naming outdoor pavilion...

Lower Columbia College Foundation | July 25, 2017

New Lower Columbia College Foundation Scholarship honors Applied Industries, Inc.

In honor of Applied Industries, Inc. Board of Directors and its founder Nadine Williams, the Lower Columbia College Foundation has announced the establishment of a $335,000 endowment....

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | May 25, 2017

Dr. P.J. Peterson LCC's 2017 Alumna of the Year

Lower Columbia College announced its 2017 Alumna of the Year Friday with the selection of Dr. P.J. Peterson....

The Daily News | May 5, 2017

Thank you (for successful 2017 Students in Need Campaign)

The final tally is around $43,000 this year. Combined with last year's campaign, Students in Need has generated about $81,500 to help local Lower Columbia College students stay on track.....

The Daily News | April 30, 2017

Lower Columbia College Foundation receives $335,000 endowment

Just days after Lower Columbia College's Student Success Fund received a large donation from a local philanthropist, the LCC Foundation Thursday announced another large contribution...

The Daily News | April 28, 2017

Local philanthropist permanently endows LCC Student Success Fund

Richard Nau, an investor, philanthropist and retired Longview pathologist, will contribute $60,000 to LCC's Student Success Fund in the form of an endowment...

The Daily News | April 22, 2017

Your gift could change a life (editorial by President Chris Bailey)

On behalf of Lower Columbia College I would like to thank The Daily News for supporting the future of Cowlitz County with the Students in Need campaign....

The Daily News | March 19, 2017

Student Success Fund provides an extra boost for LCC students

If it weren't for Lower Columbia College's Student Success Fund, it would have been difficult, if not impossible, for students Kayla Curtis and Scott Houston to finish their degrees...

The Daily News | March 19, 2017

LCC honors TDN for Students in Need fund drive

Lower Columbia College Saturday awarded The Daily News with its first-ever Community Partner of the Year Award for the newspaper's “Students in Need” campaign to help students stay in school....

The Daily News | September 12, 2016

A great first year (for successful 2016 Students in Need campaign)

The success of Students in Need shows our community believes in each other and that we want to overcome life's economic and education challenges....

The Daily News | July 22, 2016

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