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LCC Speech & Debate wins awards at tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed at the 90th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament, hosted by Linfield University last weekend.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | November 19, 2020

LCC's college navigator pilot program showing 'some really exciting outcomes'

The rate of Kelso High School graduates enrolled at Lower Columbia College is holding steady, even as the pandemic has caused drops in enrollment from other local districts.

The Daily News | November 17, 2020

LCC Speech & Debate Wins Prestigious Awards at Linfield University

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed at the 90th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament, hosted by Linfield University last weekend. This was the second of three Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) designated tournaments.

College Relations | November 16, 2020

LCC's new teacher degree using COVID-19 to turn out prepared graduates

Teachers have had to learn just as much about virtual school as students the past few months, adding an unexpected curriculum section to Lower Columbia College’s new teacher certification degree.

The Daily News | November 12, 2020

Some scholarships on track, others feeling the COVID-19 pinch

Many local scholarships are financed through event fundraisers, into which COVID-19 has thrown a monkey wrench. However, local groups said they plan to pull through and find a way to support graduating seniors.

The Daily News | November 2, 2020

LCC Speech & Debate opens virtual conference season

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season last weekend at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament, hosted by Lewis & Clark and Whitman Colleges.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | October 15, 2020

LCC announces appointment to board of trustees

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has announced the appointment of Michael (Mike) Karnofski to the LCC Board of Trustees. LCC Trustees are appointed by the governor.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | October 15, 2020

Lower Columbia College lectures focus on issues facing people today

"Big Ideas" is the topic of Lower Columbia College's 2020 Fall Community Conversations speaker series. Local experts will weigh in on some of the biggest issues facing people now and how they might be solved.

The Daily News | October 15, 2020

Fighting Smelt speech and debate team members earn sweepstakes points

Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team members began the Northwest Forensics conference (NFC) season the weekend of Oct. 10 at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis and Clark and Whitman colleges.

The Daily News | October 12, 2020

LCC Speech & Debate Convincingly Opens Virtual Conference Season

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season last weekend at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament, hosted by Lewis & Clark and Whitman Colleges. 

College Relations | October 12, 2020

LCC speech and debate team members begin a virtual season

Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team members began this year’s competition season competing online Sept. 25 and 26, marking the first time in the history of the college program that the team participated in a fully online platform.

The Daily News | October 5, 2020

Kelso City Council member Mike Karnofski joins LCC Board of Trustees

Kelso City Council member Mike Karnofski has taken on an additional role in the community by joining the LCC Board of Trustees.

The Daily News | September 29, 2020

LCC Speech & Debate Begins Virtual Season

The team began their competition season with promising results at the Fran Tanner Open tournament.

College Relations | September 28, 2020

LCC passes $25.3 million balanced budget despite low enrollment, state funding cut

The Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously passed next year’s $25.3 million budget, which does not dip into the college’s reserves despite a $2.8 million revenue loss.

The Daily News | September 18, 2020

Lower Columbia College lectures focus on issues facing people today

"Big Ideas” is the topic of Lower Columbia College’s 2020 Fall Community Conversations speaker series. Local experts will weigh in on some of the biggest issues facing people now and how they might be solved.

The Daily News | September 17, 2020

LCC announces fall lecture series line-up

Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Fall 2020 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “Big Ideas.”

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | September 17, 2020

Kim O'Neill named 2020 LCC Alumna of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) have announced the selection of Kim O'Neill as the 2020 LCC Alumna of the Year.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | September 10, 2020

Kim O’Neill Named 2020 LCC Alumna of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) are pleased to announce the selection of Kim O’Neill as the 2020 LCC Alumna of the Year. 

College Relations | September 9, 2020

Kim O’Neill chosen LCC Alumna of the Year

Kim O’Neill has been selected 2020 Lower Columbia College Alumna of the Year by LCC and the Lower Columbia College Foundation.

The Daily News | September 6, 2020

LCC still seeing lower enrollment due to COVID-19, but high number of applications

Lower Columbia College is continuing to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with lower fall enrollment, but has begun to see an uptick in applications, college officials said.

The Daily News | August 27, 2020

Head Start will offer parents in-person and fully virtual options

Lower Columbia College Head Start and Early Head Start will offer parents both hybrid and fully virtual options this fall, but enrollment is lower than normal and program officials are encouraging eligible parents to apply.

The Daily News | August 20, 2020

Workforce system building talent pipeline for healthcare

Healthcare has long been considered a recession-proof industry, but no industry is COVID-19 proof. While the healthcare industry was impacted by unemployment due to the crisis, it continues to be a high-demand sector and is projected to regain full employment as we continue to reopen.

The Vancouver Business Journal | August 11, 2020

LCC offers more hybrid courses but will remain mostly online for fall

LCC is offering 90 hybrid fall quarter classes — those that meet partially on campus and also virtually — with COVID-19 safety measures.

The Daily News | August 10, 2020

Hokkanen receives scholarship

Wahkiakum 4-H has awarded Novella Hokkanen a scholarship in the amount of $1,200 to continue "making the best better" in our world.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | July 30, 2020

Lower Columbia College spring honor roll

The Lower Columbia College spring 2020 quarter honor roll has been announced.

The Daily News | July 22, 2020

LCC planning more hybrid courses for fall quarter, careful reopening

By late July, Lower Columbia College plans to release a list of “hybrid” classes — those offered as a combination of in-person and online instruction — along with a plan that will allow international students to remain on campus despite a federal ruling Monday.

The Daily News | July 10, 2020

At LCC, COVID-19 showed the benefits of digital and the need for tradition

In the future, Lower Columbia College students may spend half the week in online class and half in the classroom.

The Daily News | June 22, 2020

LCC summer quarter Continuing Education courses announced

Courses are available in child care, paraeducator, vocational, digital photography, food, nutrition and health, Pilates and much more.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | June 18, 2020

LCC arts faculty gets creative despite COVID

Lower Columbia College students and faculty have gotten creative while the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the school’s performing and visual arts classes.

The Daily News | June 11, 2020

LCC to cut 13 full-time staff, roll out more layoffs

Lower Columbia College will cut an additional 13 full-time staff positions through layoffs and attrition, college officials announced Monday afternoon.

The Daily News | June 9, 2020

COVID-19 puts LCC, students in tough financial straits

Students and colleges alike are feeling the financial strain of the pandemic.

The Daily News | June 8, 2020

LCC's Roland receives Dutch Triebwasser Award for second time

The Lower Columbia College athletic department made some NWAC history last school year.

The Daily News | June 4, 2020

Graduating nurses ready to help fight COVID-19 locally

As COVID-19 spread, many people avoided hospitals if they could. But Lower Columbia College nursing students Mollie Kissinger and Aira Aromin say they’re anxious to get their degrees, get into hospitals and “fight the coronavirus with everyone else.”

The Daily News | June 3, 2020

LCC's experience with online learning smooths the COVID-19 transition

When the coronavirus prompted colleges to move to remote learning, many science departments were left scrambling to adapt. But that was not the case at Lower Columbia College. Instructors there have been at the forefront of online teaching for years.

The Daily News | May 15, 2020

Lower Columbia College President's and Dean's lists

The Lower Columbia College president's and dean's lists for the 2020 winter quarter have been announced.

The Daily News | May 12, 2020

Lower Columbia College will reopen essential labs starting Tuesday

The labs have reopened because they are “essential training programs” allowed under Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-step plan to gradually lift social distancing restrictions.

The Daily News | May 6, 2020

Community Foundation fund seeks to ease college budgets

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has provided $160,000 in grants from the Southwest Washington COVID Response Fund to assist local colleges and universities that are providing basic needs to students hit hardest by COVID-19.

The Reflector | May 4, 2020

LCC will hold virtual graduation June 19

Lower Columbia College will hold this year’s graduation ceremony virtually, college President Chris Bailey told students and staff Friday.

The Daily News | April 21, 2020

Students in Need fundraising drive extended to help with exploding need

Student need is skyrocketing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so TDN is extending its Students in Need fundraising drive through July.

The Daily News | April 15, 2020

LCC goes online, pushes spring quarter back due to COVID-19

Lower Columbia College has pushed the start of spring quarter back two weeks, moved classes online and largely closed the campus to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Daily News | April 2, 2020

LCC engineering student Brenna Kandoll overcomes loss, wins national award

When Lower Columbia College civil engineering student Brenna Kandoll applied to the Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship in November, she was at the lowest point in her life.

The Daily News | April 1, 2020

LCC makes plans to provide some laptops for online learning

Meeting virtually Wednesday, the Lower Columbia College trustees allocated $100,000 to respond to the COVID-19 breakout.

The Daily News | March 19, 2020

LCC taking further precautions to reduce spread of COVID-19

Reducing the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and protecting vulnerable populations is their highest priority. Lower Columbia College is taking several additional precautionary steps toward this end.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | March 19, 2020

A nod to tradespeople, LCC welders install new Downtown Longview sculpture

“We hope our sculpture fills you with the same sense of pride it fills (us),” Pittsley said just before unveiling the sculpture. “We hope it inspires future tradesmen … at this gateway to LCC.”

The Daily News | February 24, 2020

Lower Columbia College speech, debate team get decisive win

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won the two-year college division and earned the most overall sweepstakes points at the Earl Wells Memorial Speakeasy tournament at Oregon State University the weekend of Feb. 15.

The Daily News | February 23, 2020

LCC's annual welding competition gives high schools experience, exposure

It was a night of sparks, sweat and learning at Lower Columbia College. When it was over, a vocational school from the Portland area emerged as the winner of the college’s 13th annual high school welding competition Thursday night.

The Daily News | February 22, 2020

PHOTOS: Sparks fly at LCC's 13th annual high school welding competition

The Daily News | February 21, 2020

LCC welders to unveil their Downtown Longview sculpture Saturday

Two Lower Columbia College welders will unveil a new sculpture 11 a.m. Saturday in a public ceremony in Downtown Longview at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Vandercook Way.

The Daily News | February 21, 2020

Decisive win for LCC Speech & Debate

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won the 2-year college division and earned the most overall sweepstakes points at the Earl Wells Memorial Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | February 20, 2020

Author Schaufus next Northwest Voices guest

Author and photographer Hans Schaufus is the guest speaker at a Northwest Voices event in Longview.

The Daily News | February 13, 2020

Lower Columbia College's Fighting Smelt earn awards

Members of the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team placed second in the Division II Sweepstakes at the Fred Scheller Invitational the weekend of Jan. 24-26 at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.

The Daily News | February 8, 2020

'A different world': Memories of LCC in 1935

When Charlie Ferguson attended Lower Columbia College, he ate lunch in the R.A. Long School cafeteria and studied in the Longview Public Library. LCC looked very different in 1935, said the 103-year-old Woodland resident, who is believed to be the only surviving member of the college’s first graduating class.

The Daily News | February 1, 2020

LCC Speech & Debate earns awards at Pacific University

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won 2nd place in Division II Sweepstakes at the Fred Scheller Invitational hosted by Pacific University.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | January 30, 2020

LCC Speech & Debate Earns Tournament, Conference Awards at Pacific University

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won 2nd place in Division II Sweepstakes at the Fred Scheller Invitational hosted by Pacific University.

College Relations | January 27, 2020

Four individuals and a team to be inducted into LCC Athletics Hall of Fame

For the first time, an LCC team will be part of the proceedings joining four individuals for induction into the Lower Columbia College (LCC) Athletics Hall of Fame during the 2020 Celebration of Athletics Excellence on Saturday, February 1 at the Stoller Athletic Center on the LCC campus.

College Relations | January 23, 2020

LCC students will pay a flat supplies fee for machining, welding classes

Lower Columbia College students taking machining or welding classes will now pay a flat class fee instead of a fee per credit, starting in the spring.

The Daily News | January 23, 2020

LCC Foundation names Joe Fischer 2019-20 Benefactor of the Year

The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Foundation has named Joe Fischer as the 2019-20 Benefactor of the Year.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | January 23, 2020

LCC announces lecture series schedule

Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Winter 2020 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “LCC at 85,” commemorating 85 years serving the Lower Columbia region. The first lecture was January 16.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | January 23, 2020

Portland author Molly Gloss the next Northwest Voices guest

Author Molly Gloss is the guest speaker at a Northwest Voices event in Longview.

The Daily News | January 22, 2020

MLK Jr. Day event celebrated King's legacy with united prayer and song

Longview minister Eddie Crenshaw remembers the time when he and other African-Americans weren't allowed to use the front door of businesses in America's deep South.

The Blue Mountain Eagle | January 21, 2020

John Fitzpatrick Named 2020 Transforming Lives Award Winner

John's positive attitude and determination are both evident and infectious in spite of facing ongoing challenges in life.

College Relations | January 21, 2020

Longview's Joe Fischer named LCC Foundation's Benefactor of the Year

Longview artist and philanthropist Joe Fischer was named Lower Columbia College Foundation's Benefactor of the Year for 2019-20.

The Daily News | January 20, 2020

LCC Foundation Names Joe Fischer 2019-20 Benefactor of the Year

Benefactor honorees have a history of providing charitable financial support to the foundation, and/or significant volunteer service to the college. Most notably, contributions from honorees have had major impacts on the college, its programs, students, and the community.

College Relations | January 17, 2020

LCC lectures focus on 85 years of college serving the community

“LCC at 85” is the topic of Lower Columbia College's 2020 Winter Community Conversations speaker series. The series commemorated 85 years the college has been serving the Lower Columbia region.

The Daily News | January 16, 2020

Fighting Smelt finish fall quarter

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 47th Annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic on December 7 and 8.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | December 19, 2019

Lower Columbia College winter closures

Lower Columbia College will be closed to the public from Dec. 23 through Dec. 27, the college announced Tuesday.

The Daily News | December 14, 2019

Fighting Smelt finish fall quarter with a bang

Lower Columbia College and the Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate team recently hosted the 47th annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic competition.

The Daily News | December 14, 2019

Centralia College Awarded $100,000 to Help Financially Struggling Students

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has awarded $100,000 to Centralia College as part of $2 million in overall funding for colleges to help financially struggling students stay in school.

The Daily Chronicle | December 13, 2019

LCC announces campus closure

Lower Columbia College (LCC) will be closed to the public from December 23 through 27. The College will also be closed on January 1. Winter quarter classes begin on January 6.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | December 12, 2019

School districts partner with LCC to expand high school graduation options

Local students will soon have a new option to finish their high school education while getting job training or working toward a degree.

The Daily News | December 12, 2019

WA board awards $2 million to help financially struggling students

The state of Washington awarded $2 million to colleges Wednesday to help students struggling financially.

KATU 2 | December 11, 2019

LCC signs agreement with Japanese high school, creates pathway to exchange

In front of local, state, and national Japanese media earlier this month, Lower Columbia College President Chris Bailey and Wako International High School principal Sugiko Yamada signed an agreement to directly connect Wako graduates with LCC programs.

The Daily News | December 2, 2019

LCC's Fighting Smelt earn honors

Members of the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team placed second in the Division III Sweepstakes at the 89th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Forensics Tournament the weekend of Nov. 8-10 at Linfield College in McMinnvile, Ore.

The Daily News | December 2, 2019

Lower Columbia College to host NW Voices event

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Jamie Zerndt will be featured at the December 5 Northwest Voices event in Longview.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | November 28, 2019

LCC debate team earns honors

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won 2nd place in Division III Sweepstakes at the 89th Annual Mahaffey Memorial tournament hosted by Linfield College.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | November 28, 2019

Author presents workshop and reading

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Jamie Zerndt will be featured at the December 5 Northwest Voices event in Longview.

The Daily News | November 27, 2019

International students followed their passions to LCC

After moving more than 9,000 miles away from their homes in East African, Kelvin Kuniara and Grace Wangeci both say they are happily adjusting to life as Lower Columbia College students.

The Daily News | November 26, 2019

Symphonic band concert to celebrate group's 40th year, honors founder

The Lower Columbia College Symphonic Band will celebrate its 40th year with a concert Friday, November 22, called "Reprise."

The Daily News | November 21, 2019

Fighting Smelt speech and debate team wins sweepstakes

Members of the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team won second place in the overall team sweepstakes at the McPherson Classic tournament at Whitworth University in Spokane recently.

The Daily News | November 12, 2019

LCC wins NWAC President's Cup

Lower Columbia College earned the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) 2018-2019 President's Cup honor for academic achievement.

The Daily News | November 7, 2019

LCC offers financial aid application events

Lower Columbia College is dedicated to creating access to higher education and increasing the number of high school graduates pursuing degrees and certificates in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. In order to accomplish that, Lower Columbia College is offering Financial Aid Application Nights, free and open to the community.

The Wahkiakum Eagle | November 7, 2019

Lower Columbia College Makes History with Dual NWAC Awards

The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) office has announced the winner of the 2018-2019 President's Cup, and Lower Columbia College has earned the conference's top honor for academic achievement.

College Relations | November 6, 2019

LCC debate team takes second place

Members of the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team won second place in two-year sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic Tournament at Lewis and Clark College in Portland the weekend of Oct. 11-14.

The Daily News | November 4, 2019

Woodland resident gives $100,000 to start LCC scholarship endowment

James A. Nelson donated $100,000 to LCC to fund scholarships for Woodland students interested in attending the college, according to a LCC press release.

The Daily News | October 28, 2019

A fake cadaver offers real opportunities for LCC students

Lower Columbia College biology instructor Lucas Myers dons latex gloves, then reaches into a pool of water while pressing the button that slowly raises the college's 110-pound, 5-foot-4-inch Syndaver out of its specially built table.

The Daily News | October 21, 2019

Syndaver offers big savings for small school

Nearly 100 students at Lower Columbia College make use of unique learning tool.

The Lewiston Tribune | October 21, 2019

A Provider of Jobs in Longview, WA Announces the Renaming of Athletic Center

Express Employment Professionals, an employment agency that provides jobs in Longview, WA, announces the renaming of the Lower Columbia College Stoller Athletic Center.

StreetInsider.com | October 17, 2019

LCC Speech & Debate opens conference competition

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won 2nd place in 2-year college sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis & Clark College.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | October 17, 2019

Fighting Smelt start a promising season

Members of the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began their competition season with a strong result Sept. 27 and 28 at the Fran Tanner Open tournament hosted by the College of Southern Idaho.

The Daily News | October 14, 2019

Voice recital benefits LCC choir trip to perform in Carnegie Hall

Money raised will go toward the travel expenses for LCC choir members to go to New York and perform in Carnegie Hall in June.

The Daily News | October 9, 2019

LCC speech & debate starts promising season

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began their competition season with a strong result at the Fran Tanner Open tournament hosted by the College of Southern Idaho on September 27-28.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | October 3, 2019

Local credit union supports college with multi-year commitment

Fibre Federal Credit Union has partnered with selected colleges and hospitals within its field of membership for a multi-year grant program. From 2018 to 2020, Fibre Federal will distribute $87,000 in grants to four college foundations and eight hospital foundations. One of the grant recipients is the Lower Columbia College Foundation.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | September 26, 2019

‘Think Black’ author lectures at Lower Columbia College

Bellingham resident Clyde W. Ford, author of the new book “Think Black” will lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Laufman Lecture Hall.

The Daily News | September 26, 2019

LCC announces lecture series

Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Fall 2019 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “Preparedness” – what does the future hold, and how do we get ready for it? Topics include earthquakes, self-defense, financial preparedness, technology, and more. The first lecture is September 26.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | September 26, 2019

Lower Columbia College honor rolls

The Lower Columbia College president’s and dean’s lists for the 2019 summer quarter have been announced.

The Daily News | September 23, 2019

New Name for Lower Columbia College Gym & Fitness Center

LCC and the LCC Foundation are pleased to announce that the LCC Gym & Fitness Center is now the Stoller Athletic Center.

The Daily News | September 21, 2019

Former Dean of Instruction Donald Fuller dies at age 83

Donald Eugene Fuller served as LCC's Dean of Instruction from 1985 to 1998.

The Daily News | September 7, 2019

Lower Columbia College's new program aims to create, retain teachers

For the first time, Lower Columbia College welcomed its first bachelor's degree-seeking students to orientation Thursday.

The Daily News | September 6, 2019

Give More! 24 funds to help LCC athletes with scholarships

For the third year in a row, funds raised for Lower Columbia College during Give More! 24 will go to the Athletic Excellence Fund to supplement student-athlete scholarships.

The Daily News | September 1, 2019

Japanese students have Wahkiakum trip

Cathlamet resident Connie Christopher has long considered hosting an exchange student, but an entire school year was just too much while she was still working. Instead she decided to try hosting Japanese students who participate in a two week exchange program through Lower Columbia College.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | August 29, 2019

Student finds success in LCC forensics

Ayesha Ahmed, who graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 2018 and now attends Lower Columbia College, was named to the Northwest Forensics Conference Division III All-Conference Team after her very first year as a student of debate.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | August 22, 2019

LCC adding more student housing

Lower Columbia College is expanding its student housing with the purchase of a house close to the college.

The Daily News | August 12, 2019

Remembering Alan Thompson, champion of open government and political courtesy

Thompson worked extensively to build Washington's community-college system, which is now among the finest in the nation. Hundreds of thousands of students each year benefit from the work Thompson and many others have put to provide a robust and accessible education at these 34 colleges.

The Seattle Times | August 7, 2019

Richard (Dick) Peters named 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and Lower Columbia College Foundation have announced the selection of Dick Peters as the 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | August 1, 2019

Alan Thompson, former legislator, newspaper man, dies Sunday

Alan Thompson, longtime local legislator, newspaper publisher and “true gentleman,” died at his home in Olympia on Sunday at the age of 92.

The Daily News | July 31, 2019

LCC's Ayesha Ahmed Makes '18-'19 NFC All-Conference Team

Ayesha Ahmed of Cathlamet has been named to the Northwest Forensics Conference's (NFC) Division III All-Conference Team.

College Relations | July 25, 2019

LCC names Dick Peters 2019 Alumnus of the Year

Lower Columbia College officials Tuesday selected Richard "Dick" Peters, a former manager of the Weyerhaeuser Co.'s Longview mill and long-time community volunteer, as its 2019 Alumnus of the Year.

The Daily News | July 25, 2019

Mr. Richard (Dick) Peters Named 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and Lower Columbia College Foundation are pleased to announce the selection of Dick Peters as the 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year.

College Relations | July 24, 2019

LCC trustees extend President Bailey's contract, provide him a 3.5% raise

The Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to extend President Chris Bailey's contract through Aug. 31, 2022.

The Daily News | July 18, 2019

Lower Columbia College honor rolls

The Lower Columbia College president's and dean's lists for the 2019 spring quarter have been announced.

The Daily News | July 15, 2019

LCC graduates more than 400 'amazing and inspiring' students, everyday heroes

Though they look like regular people, the 2019 Lower Columbia College graduates are each superheroes in their own right, said LCC Student Body Chief Justice Sydney Pearson.

The Daily News | June 24, 2019

Four LCC students highlight diversity, successes among 2019 graduates

Renteria, Kangas, Smith and Dark will be among the many success stories sitting in the crowd at Friday's graduation. The ceremony is the "high point" of the year, as it honors students who have struggled or stumbled in life and now have a brighter future because of their education.

The Daily News | June 21, 2019

LCC approves $26M operating budget, keeps close eye on declining enrollment

The Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees Wednesday approved a nearly $26 million operating budget for 2020, a boost of $1.6 million over this year's budget.

The Daily News | June 21, 2019

LCC commencement date has been set

Lower Columbia College's 83rd annual Commencement will take place on Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m., at Kelso High School's Schroeder Field.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | June 13, 2019

Local preschool for low income families serves 'broader range' under new law

A recent change in state eligibility rules for a free preschool program for low income children will benefit a broader range of families, according to local officials.

The Daily News | June 11, 2019

LCC's production of 'Proof' explores personal identity, mental illness

Keeping with its year-long theme of "personal identity," the Lower Columbia College theater program rounds out the school year with David Auburn's "Proof."

The Daily News | May 29, 2019

LCC wins NWAC Baseball crown

One year ago, Lower Columbia College pitcher Justin Solt came out of the bullpen to notch the final out as the Red Devils won their first NWAC Baseball Championship crown under head coach Eric Lane.

The Daily News | May 28, 2019

Play explores intersection between mental illness and genius

The Lower Columbia College drama department will present David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winning play "Proof."

The Daily News | May 23, 2019

LCC to present play

Proof, David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winning play, will be presented at Lower Columbia College Center Stage Theater.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | May 23, 2019

Local Head Start preschool to convert three classrooms to full-day programs

Lower Columbia College Head Start will double the number of free, full-time preschool classes available for eligible families starting in August.

The Daily News | May 23, 2019

Students in Need breaks $35,000

Students in Need, The Daily News' drive to raise money to assist students at Lower Columbia College, has reached $35,011.

The Daily News | May 16, 2019

Poet presents workshop and reading

State poet Florence Sage is the guest speaker at a Northwest Voices event in Longview.

The Daily News | May 15, 2019

LCC hosts second annual Volcano Conference Thursday

The Lower Columbia College Geology Club is hosting its Second Annual Volcano Conference and Lawetlat'la Day. Mount St. Helens is known as Lawetlat'la to the Cowlitz tribe.

The Daily News | May 13, 2019

Northwest Voices event set for May 22

Lower Columbia College has announced that State Poet Florence Sage will be featured at the May 22 Northwest Voices event in Longview.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | May 9, 2019

Students in Need drive earns TDN 'Partner of the Year' award

The Washington Association of College Trustees named TDN the 2019 community college "Partner of the Year" earlier this month in honor of its annual fundraising for the Students in Need Campaign.

The Daily News | May 1, 2019

Students in Need drive extended

The Daily News' drive to raise money to assist students at Lower Columbia College has reached about $20,000, about $30,000 short of its goal.

The Daily News | April 19, 2019

Local author PJ Peterson presents workshop, reads from her book

Local mystery author PJ Peterson is the guest speaker at a Northwest Voices event in Longview...

The Daily News | April 18, 2019

LCC speech and debate takes home awards

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team earned several awards and other honors at the Phi Rho Pi Nationals in Reno, Nevada...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | April 18, 2019

LCC invites public to celebration

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has welcomed Western Governors University (WGU) Washington to the Lower Columbia Regional University Center on the LCC campus...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | April 11, 2019

LCC announces Northwest Voices event

Lower Columbia College has announced that PJ Peterson will be featured at the April 24 Northwest Voices event in Longview...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | April 1, 2019

LCC lectures focus on sex and gender

"Sex and gender" is the topic of Lower Columbia College's spring 2019 Community Conversations speaker series...

The Daily News | April 10, 2019

Local artist featured at CAA spring show

The Columbian Artists Association will host its 43rd Annual Spring Show, May 10-23 at the Lower Columbia College Rose Center for the Arts in Longview...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | April 4, 2019

LCC partners with Western Governors University, expands continuing ed options

Through a new partnership with Western Governors University, Lower Columbia College will add eight new options for students looking to continue their higher education at home...

The Daily News | April 3, 2019

LCC, K-12 'Graduation Plus' campaign to encourage teens to enroll in college

In partnership with the K-12 local school districts, LCC has launched a "Graduation Plus" campaign to offer more college-level classes in high schools...

The Daily News | April 1, 2019

'We all need a little help': LCC grad, doctorate student applauds success fund

The LCC Student Success Fund helped Misty Smith finish her associate's degree on time and debt-free...

The Daily News | March 18, 2019

LCC student, Justin Solt, earns full-ride to George Washington University

Solt's ability to be a standout on the field and in the classroom has earned him a scholarship to play baseball at NCAA Division I George Washington University...

The Daily News | March 16, 2019

Famed poet will give local talk

Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna is the guest speaker at a Northwest Voices event in Longview...

The Daily News | February 28, 2019

LCC drama department perform Oscar Wilde comedy

"The Importance of Being Earnest," Oscar Wilde's 19th-century comedy of manners and social status, is being performed by members of the Lower Columbia College Drama Department...

The Daily News | February 28, 2019

State community college faculty salaries fall behind peer states, K-12

When it comes to salaries, Washington community college faculty are falling behind their peers in other states and the K-12 public school system...

The Daily News | February 27, 2019

LCC four-year degree expected to counter teacher shortage

It was inspired by a local need for qualified teachers, said LCC president Chris Bailey...

The Columbian | February 22, 2019

Big Dave Hall Lands in the LCC Hall of Fame

Dave Hall isn't the type of guy to bring up his laundry list of accomplishments on the baseball diamond - You just have to twist his arm a little...

The Daily Chronicle | February 22, 2019

LCC four-year degree expected to counter teacher shortage, boost local economy

Lower Columbia College's first four-year degree will create an employee pipeline for Cowlitz County schools to cope with a statewide teacher shortage, according to local school officials...

The Daily News | February 22, 2019

Portland author is the next Northwest Voices guest

Peter Rock is the guest speaker at a Northwest Voices event in Longview...

The Daily News | February 21, 2019

LCC announces first four-year degree with new teacher education program

In a historic announcement Wednesday, Lower Columbia College said it will add a bachelor's degree to its offerings next fall with the introduction of a four-year teaching program...

The Daily News | February 21, 2019

LCC's ECEAP childcare program looks to service wider audience

Proposed bills in the Senate and House suggest changing eligibility from 130 to 200 percent of the poverty line, or $33,474 to $51,500 annual income for a family of four...

The Daily News | February 8, 2019

Author Peter Rock featured at LCC

Lower Columbia College has announced that Peter Rock will be featured at the February 27 Northwest Voices event in Longview...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | February 7, 2019

LCC Speech & Debate team takes 2nd Place

This award means that LCC had the second best season of all community colleges in the conference...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | January 31, 2019

LCC Hall of Fame: Six former Devils make up Class of 2019

Six individuals who found athletic success at Lower Columbia College are the latest inductees into the Lower Columbia College Athletics Hall of Fame...

The Daily News | January 30, 2019

Community Conversation lectures focus on food's meaning to people

"Beyond Survival: Food's Meaning for Us" is the topic of Lower Columbia College's winter quarter Community Conversations speaker series...

The Daily News | January 10, 2019

LCC Foundation honors Delores Rodman as 'Benefactor of the Year'

Delores Rodman, a more than 26-year donor to Lower Columbia College, was named Benefactor of the Year for 2018-19 by the college foundation...

The Daily News | January 8, 2019

LCC Foundation Names Delores Rodman 2018-19 Benefactor of the Year

The LCC Foundation Board of Directors is pleased honor Delores for more than 26 years of giving, and for her continued support of students at LCC...

LCC Foundation | January 7, 2019

'Flexible enough for any apprenticeship': LCC adds one-year trades program

A one-year trades program that opens next week at Lower Columbia College will help raise a skilled workforce to respond to a growing need for construction and heavy industry jobs...

The Daily News | January 4, 2019


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