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2024 NFCA NWAC ALL-AMERICANS REVEALED

Thirteen student-athletes have been named to the NFCA’s 2024 Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) All-America team, the Association announced on Thursday.

NFCA | May 16, 2024


Lower Columbia College is now offering its third bachelor’s program: a nursing program which kicks off in the fall.

Lower Columbia College offers 3rd bachelor's degree program

Lower Columbia College is now offering its third bachelor’s program: a nursing program which kicks off in the fall.

The Daily News | May 15, 2024


David Wallis has left an embattled job at the city of Longview to be the I.T. director for Lower Columbia College.

David Wallis leaves Longview city job to be LCC IT director

David Wallis has left an embattled job at the city of Longview to be the I.T. director for Lower Columbia College.

The Daily News | May 06, 2024


Micah Boursaw, Isha Sarah Snow, and Lillian Williams-Chambers, members of the 2024 All Washington Academic Team, were recognized at a ceremony in Lacey, WA on April 25, 2024.

Three LCC Students Named to 2024 All Washington Academic Team

Micah Boursaw, Isha Sarah Snow, and Lillian Williams-Chambers, members of the 2024 All Washington Academic Team, were recognized at a ceremony in Lacey, WA on April 25, 2024.

Effectiveness and College Relations | Apr 30, 2024


The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News Students in Need scholarship fund drive surpasses $16K

The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News | Apr 27, 2024


The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News Students in Need scholarship fund drive surpasses $8K

The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News | Apr 13, 2024


For the third year in a row, the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team had multiple members medal at the Phi Rho Pi national tournament.

Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt medal at national tournament

For the third year in a row, the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team had multiple members medal at the Phi Rho Pi national tournament.

The Daily News | Apr 11, 2024


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team earned several awards and other honors at Phi Rho Pi Nationals in Reno, NV. Phi Rho Pi is the national forensic association representing two-year colleges.

LCC Speech and Debate Takes Home Awards from National Tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team earned several awards and other honors at Phi Rho Pi Nationals in Reno, NV. Phi Rho Pi is the national forensic association representing two-year colleges.

Effectiveness and College Relations | Apr 09, 2024


Higher education has taken advantage of the funding stream, receiving more than $1 billion in the last two federal budgets.

Congress Sends $1.3 Billion to Colleges in Federal Earmarks

Higher education has taken advantage of the funding stream, receiving more than $1 billion in the last two federal budgets.

Inside Higher Ed | Apr 03, 2024


For nine years, The Daily News has hosted the Students in Need fundraiser, together with the LCC foundation.

Our view | Students in Need donations make a real difference to LCC students

For nine years, The Daily News has hosted the Students in Need fundraiser, together with the LCC foundation.

The Daily News | Mar 30, 2024


Opportunity can’t wait. With unwavering belief in the transformative power of education, we strive to ensure that every individual in our community has access to the resources needed to fulfill their potential.

TDN's Students in Need drive fosters hope, opportunity, not just financial aid

Opportunity can’t wait. With unwavering belief in the transformative power of education, we strive to ensure that every individual in our community has access to the resources needed to fulfill their potential.

The Daily News | Mar 28, 2024


Lower Columbia College Winter 2024 Honors List

Winter 2024 Honors List

Lower Columbia College Winter 2024 Honors List

Effectiveness and College Relations | Mar 25, 2024


Matt Seimears, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Oregon University, has been selected as president of Lower Columbia College, in Washington.

New Presidents and Provosts: Jackson State, Lower Columbia, Nevada State, Northshore Technical CC, Upper Iowa, Yavapai

Matt Seimears, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Oregon University, has been selected as president of Lower Columbia College, in Washington.

Inside Higher Ed | Mar 24, 2024


Lower Columbia College truly lives up to their commitment to "transform lives through education.

Letter to the Editor | TDN's Students in Need donations go a long way

Lower Columbia College truly lives up to their commitment to "transform lives through education.

The Daily News | Mar 24, 2024


Poet and author Dayle Olson is scheduled to be featured at Lower Columbia College’s April 18 Northwest Voices event.

Lower Columbia College hosts Cathlamet poet

Poet and author Dayle Olson is scheduled to be featured at Lower Columbia College’s April 18 Northwest Voices event.

The Daily News | Mar 22, 2024


Lower Columbia announced the hire of Troy Shorey to replace Carri Smith as the head volleyball coach on Wednesday.

NWAC Volleyball: Lower Columbia hires Troy Shorey to lead volleyball program

Lower Columbia announced the hire of Troy Shorey to replace Carri Smith as the head volleyball coach on Wednesday.

The Daily News | Mar 21, 2024


Thanks to U.S. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Lower Columbia College will receive $1 million to equip the college’s planned Center for Vocational and Transitional Studies.

LCC awarded $1 million in federal funding for vocational equipment

Thanks to U.S. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Lower Columbia College will receive $1 million to equip the college’s planned Center for Vocational and Transitional Studies.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Mar 18, 2024


The decision to become a nurse was a “lightning bolt moment” that came out of nowhere for Lower Columbia College student Kayla Wood.

Battle Ground woman finds fulfillment with help of LCC Foundation scholarship

The decision to become a nurse was a “lightning bolt moment” that came out of nowhere for Lower Columbia College student Kayla Wood.

The Daily News | Mar 15, 2024


Lower Columbia College's planned Center for Vocational and Transitional Studies is one of 15 such centers Southwest Washington set to receive federal funding from a package of spending bills signed Saturday.

Lower Columbia College vocational center receives federal funds

Lower Columbia College's planned Center for Vocational and Transitional Studies is one of 15 such centers Southwest Washington set to receive federal funding from a package of spending bills signed Saturday.

The Daily News | Mar 15, 2024


Lower Columbia College: Softball Facilities: $700,00

State lawmakers secure $1.5 million for Raymond Manor

Lower Columbia College: Softball Facilities: $700,00

Flannery Publications | Mar 13, 2024


Along-time Lower Columbia College professor lost his job after his four-year relationship with a student was investigated by the Longview school.

Lower Columbia College prof loses job after investigation on student affair

Along-time Lower Columbia College professor lost his job after his four-year relationship with a student was investigated by the Longview school.

The Daily News | Mar 12, 2024


Lower Columbia College in Longview is opening food service at 10 a.m. Tuesday after a water main issue previously closed services.

UPDATE: Lower Columbia College to open food services at 10 a.m. Tuesday

Lower Columbia College in Longview is opening food service at 10 a.m. Tuesday after a water main issue previously closed services.

The Daily News | Mar 12, 2024


Lower Columbia College drama The Book Club Play, Photos of the final performance.

LCC dramas The Book Club Play Photos

The Daily News | Mar 04, 2024


It was a night to honor and reminisce the stars of Lower Columbia’s past Wednesday at Myklebust Gymnasium. Four of the best athletes to ever don the red and white for the Red Devils were inducted into the Red Devils’ Hall of Fame in front of a full house of LCC supporters.

NWAC News: Lower Columbia adds four Red Devils to its Hall of Fame

It was a night to honor and reminisce the stars of Lower Columbia’s past Wednesday at Myklebust Gymnasium. Four of the best athletes to ever don the red and white for the Red Devils were inducted into the Red Devils’ Hall of Fame in front of a full house of LCC supporters.

The Daily News | Feb 23, 2024


On Wednesday night, Lower Columbia College ushered in a new class of Hall of Famers. The list of honorees includes athletes and teams that left a lasting impact in the local community.

Hometown Hall of Famer: Mark Hulings keeps showing up, showing out for Longview

On Wednesday night, Lower Columbia College ushered in a new class of Hall of Famers. The list of honorees includes athletes and teams that left a lasting impact in the local community.

The Daily News | Feb 22, 2024


Lilian Hale, the stepdaughter of 19th District Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, a U.S. Marine Corps reservist, will temporarily serve as his replacement at the end of the legislative session.

LCC Nursing Student to temporarily replace stepfather in 19th District as he reports for military duty

Lilian Hale, the stepdaughter of 19th District Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, a U.S. Marine Corps reservist, will temporarily serve as his replacement at the end of the legislative session.

The Chronical | Feb 19, 2024


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team competed last weekend along with nine colleges and universities in the 51st annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic hosted by LCC.

Lower Columbia College hosts debate tournament in Longview

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team competed last weekend along with nine colleges and universities in the 51st annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic hosted by LCC.

The Daily News | Feb 16, 2024


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 51st Annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic on February 10-11. Nine colleges and universities attended, with 70 students competing across 13 different speech and debate events.

LCC Hosts 51st Annual Dugaw Smelt Classic Speech & Debate Tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 51st Annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic on February 10-11. Nine colleges and universities attended, with 70 students competing across 13 different speech and debate events.

Effectiveness and College Relations | Feb 13, 2024


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Lower Columbia College's Northwest Voices to host pop culture critic

Lower Columbia College will feature pop culture critic, teacher and author Douglas Wolk at Monday’s Northwest Voices event.

The Daily News | Feb 08, 2024


Douglas Wolk is a pop culture critic, teacher and writer, and the author of All of the Marvels, Reading Comics and 33 1/3: Live at the Apollo.

NW Voices Presents author, Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk is a pop culture critic, teacher and writer, and the author of All of the Marvels, Reading Comics and 33 1/3: Live at the Apollo.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Feb 06, 2024


Students completed four exercises and were judged on their technique by industry experts. Jessica Moore was one of the judges, she teaches in the Department of Industrial Technology at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington.

Kelso High School hosts regional welding competition for students

Students completed four exercises and were judged on their technique by industry experts. Jessica Moore was one of the judges, she teaches in the Department of Industrial Technology at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington.

KGW8 | Feb 05, 2024


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team recently finished first place in debate and second in speech in the last conference designated tournament of the season.

Lower Columbia College debate team named conference champions

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team recently finished first place in debate and second in speech in the last conference designated tournament of the season.

The Daily News | Jan 31, 2024


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team earned multiple team and individual honors at the Fred Scheller Invitational tournament at Pacific University – the final Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) Designated Tournament of the season.

LCC Speech & Debate Named Conference Champions

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team earned multiple team and individual honors at the Fred Scheller Invitational tournament at Pacific University – the final Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) Designated Tournament of the season.

Effecrtivess and College Relations | Jan 29, 2024


The Lower Columbia College Foundation named alumni Nadine and David Coburn as the 2023-24 Benefactors of the Year, an award that honors benefactors whose charitable support or volunteer service has made a significant impact on the college and community.

Nadine and David Coburn are Lower Columbia College Foundation's Benefactors of the Year

The Lower Columbia College Foundation named alumni Nadine and David Coburn as the 2023-24 Benefactors of the Year, an award that honors benefactors whose charitable support or volunteer service has made a significant impact on the college and community.

The Daily News | Jan 19, 2024


Northwest Voices Celebrates writers of the Pacific Northwest. In collaboration with the Longview Public Library, NW Voices Presents author and poet Debra Elisa Wöhrmann. Join in the dialogue and participate in the workshop.

Northwest Voices Presents: Debra Elisa Wöhrman, Tuesday January 23

Northwest Voices Celebrates writers of the Pacific Northwest. In collaboration with the Longview Public Library, NW Voices Presents author and poet Debra Elisa Wöhrmann. Join in the dialogue and participate in the workshop.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Jan 12, 2024


The Lower Columbia College Foundation has named David and Nadine Coburn as the 2023-24 Benefactors 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.

LCC Foundation names David and Nadine Coburn 2023-24 Benefactors of the Year

The Lower Columbia College Foundation has named David and Nadine Coburn as the 2023-24 Benefactors 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.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Jan 12, 2024


Starting with practicing law and then running a sand and gravel company, retiring Lower Columbia College president Chris Bailey’s path to LCC wasn’t the most typical. Now, he’s stepped down after a 12-year tenure.

Lower Columbia College President Chris Bailey leaves legacy of giving, growth after 12 years

Starting with practicing law and then running a sand and gravel company, retiring Lower Columbia College president Chris Bailey’s path to LCC wasn’t the most typical. Now, he’s stepped down after a 12-year tenure.

The Daily News | Jan 06, 2024


2023

Fall 2023 Honors List

Fall 2023 Honors List

Fall 2023 Honors List

Effectiveness and College Relations | Dec 28, 2023


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe made a $1 million gift to Lower Columbia College and the Lower Columbia College Foundation, LCC announced Monday.

Cowlitz Tribe gifts $1 million to Lower Columbia College

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe made a $1 million gift to Lower Columbia College and the Lower Columbia College Foundation, LCC announced Monday.

The Chronicle | Dec 19, 2023


Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) are pleased to announce receipt of a $1 million-dollar gift from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe Donates $1 Million to Lower Columbia College

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) are pleased to announce receipt of a $1 million-dollar gift from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Dec 19, 2023


Residents at a retirement home in Longview read to over a dozen preschool students earlier this month as a way to encourage literacy even before kids can read.

Longview seniors read to Head Start preschoolers to promote literacy at early age

Residents at a retirement home in Longview read to over a dozen preschool students earlier this month as a way to encourage literacy even before kids can read.

The Daily News | Dec 18, 2023


Lower Columbia College in southwest Washington is looking to the Legislature to fund its new Center for Vocational and Transitional Studies building in the upcoming session.

Vocational, training programs provide bright spots for colleges

Lower Columbia College in southwest Washington is looking to the Legislature to fund its new Center for Vocational and Transitional Studies building in the upcoming session.

Public News Service | Dec 18, 2023


Like many Head Start programs nationwide, Lower Columbia College Head Start, Early Head Start and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) is struggling to find enough staff to function at full capacity.

Lower Columbia College Head Start faces lack of staff, funding cuts

Like many Head Start programs nationwide, Lower Columbia College Head Start, Early Head Start and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) is struggling to find enough staff to function at full capacity.

The Daily News | Dec 12, 2023


When Robert A. Long built R.A. Long High School in 1928, the plan was to offer Longview’s young people as comprehensive an education as possible; he wanted not just a high school, but a junior college and a vocational educational building as well.

Longview Centennial: A look at LCC from its days at R.A. Long High to the current campus

When Robert A. Long built R.A. Long High School in 1928, the plan was to offer Longview’s young people as comprehensive an education as possible; he wanted not just a high school, but a junior college and a vocational educational building as well.

The Daily News | Dec 09, 2023


The Lower Columbia College speech and debate team finished first in the two-year college sweepstakes for debate and speech at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy, and third among all schools in overall team sweepstakes. The competition was hosted Saturday and Sunday by Oregon State University.

Lower Columbia College debate team takes first place

The Lower Columbia College speech and debate team finished first in the two-year college sweepstakes for debate and speech at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy, and third among all schools in overall team sweepstakes. The competition was hosted Saturday and Sunday by Oregon State University.

The Daily News | Dec 05, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team closed their fall quarter competition slate by competing at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University.

LCC Speech & Debate Wins Oregon State University Tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team closed their fall quarter competition slate by competing at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University.

Effectiveness and College Relations | Dec 04, 2023


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Lower Columbia College receives $1 million gift

John and Cathy Natt donated $1 million to Lower Columbia College to honor Longview’s centennial and as part of the LCC Foundation’s “Opportunity Can’t Wait” capital campaign, LCC announced Tuesday. The gift will go toward the John and Cathy Natt endowment and unrestricted funds.

The Daily News | Nov 28, 2023


Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) are pleased to announce receipt of a million-dollar gift from John and Cathy Natt. The gift, given in honor of Longview’s centennial and the LCCF’s “Opportunity Can’t Wait” capital campaign, will go toward the John and Cathy Natt Endowment and unrestricted funds.

John and Cathy Natt Donate $1 Million to Lower Columbia College

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) are pleased to announce receipt of a million-dollar gift from John and Cathy Natt. The gift, given in honor of Longview’s centennial and the LCCF’s “Opportunity Can’t Wait” capital campaign, will go toward the John and Cathy Natt Endowment and unrestricted funds.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Nov 28, 2023


A group of quilters gather every Wednesday to make quilts for children in LCC's Head Start program.

Quilting for Longview Head Start children

A group of quilters gather every Wednesday to make quilts for children in LCC's Head Start program.

The Daily News | Nov 24, 2023


The “value of college” is a complex, frequently debated, and often misunderstood concept. While there is ample evidence to demonstrate that the rewards of college are well worth the investment, perceptions vary across political, gender and other demographic lines.

One reader’s view | Understanding the full value of college in Longview and beyond

The “value of college” is a complex, frequently debated, and often misunderstood concept. While there is ample evidence to demonstrate that the rewards of college are well worth the investment, perceptions vary across political, gender and other demographic lines.

The Daily News | Nov 17, 2023


Eastern Oregon University Interim Provost Matt Seimears will take over as president of Lower Columbia College in January, the LCC Board of Trustees announced Wednesday.

New Lower Columbia College president appointed

Eastern Oregon University Interim Provost Matt Seimears will take over as president of Lower Columbia College in January, the LCC Board of Trustees announced Wednesday.

The Daily News | Nov 17, 2023


In 1947, she was the only African American student at Reed. Then a racist incident at a cocktail bar sparked a citywide boycott.

Black Student, White City

After graduating at the top of her class from LCC, Inez Freeman transferred to Reed College—where she was the sole African American student enrolled. In 1947, she walked into a cocktail bar and a racist incident occurred.

Reed Magazine | Nov 17, 2023


Eastern Oregon University Interim Provost Matt Seimears will take over as president of Lower Columbia College in January, the LCC Board of Trustees announced Wednesday.

New Lower Columbia College president appointed

Eastern Oregon University Interim Provost Matt Seimears will take over as president of Lower Columbia College in January, the LCC Board of Trustees announced Wednesday.

The Daily News | Nov 16, 2023


LONGVIEW, WA - Today Dr. Matt Seimears was named the next president of Lower Columbia College (LCC). The selection was made during a board of trustees meeting, where trustees voted unanimously on his appointment.

Dr. Matt Seimears Selected as New President of LCC

LONGVIEW, WA - Today Dr. Matt Seimears was named the next president of Lower Columbia College (LCC). The selection was made during a board of trustees meeting, where trustees voted unanimously on his appointment.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Nov 16, 2023


Congratulations to 2023 Nursing Graduate Quiana Daniels, recipient of a Health Care Leadership Award from the Puget Sound Business Journal. She will be honored as one of three “Up and Comer” award winners at a ceremony in Seattle in December.

PSBJ’s Up and Comer

Congratulations to 2023 Nursing Graduate Quiana Daniels, recipient of a Health Care Leadership Award from the Puget Sound Business Journal. She will be honored as one of three “Up and Comer” award winners at a ceremony in Seattle in December.

Effectiveness and College Relations | Nov 14, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team finished in 11th place overall and fourth place among community colleges in the 93rd annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament.

Lower Columbia College debate team places 11th in tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team finished in 11th place overall and fourth place among community colleges in the 93rd annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament.

Northwest Georgia News | Nov 14, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team finished in 11th place overall and fourth place among community colleges in the 93rd annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament.

Lower Columbia College debate team places 11th in tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team finished in 11th place overall and fourth place among community colleges in the 93rd annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament.

The Daily News | Nov 14, 2023


The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) recently announced the winning schools for the 2022-23 Presidents Cup for overall academic achievement.  In the Dick McClain Division (schools with six or fewer sports) Lower Columbia is the winner.

LCC Athletics Wins the 2022-23 NWAC Presidents Cup

The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) recently announced the winning schools for the 2022-23 Presidents Cup for overall academic achievement. In the Dick McClain Division (schools with six or fewer sports) Lower Columbia is the winner.

Lower Columbia College | Oct 30, 2023


Lower Columbia College won the Northwest Athletics Conference 2022-23 Presidents Cup for overall academic achievement.

Lower Columbia College wins Presidents Cup

Lower Columbia College won the Northwest Athletics Conference 2022-23 Presidents Cup for overall academic achievement.

The Daily News | Oct 27, 2023


Our campus is hosting the U.S. Army Field Band to provide a FREE concert in the RCA Wollenberg Auditorium on Sunday, October 29th.

U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus to provide a FREE

Our campus is hosting the U.S. Army Field Band to provide a FREE concert in the RCA Wollenberg Auditorium on Sunday, October 29th.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 27, 2023


Lower Columbia clinched its second straight NWAC West title with its win over Clark on Wednesday.

NWAC Women’s Soccer: Lower Columbia secures NWAC West title

NWAC Women’s Soccer: Lower Columbia secures NWAC West title

The Daily News | Oct 26, 2023


The Red Devils of Longview emphatically displayed that mindset in Wednesday’s 4-0 win over the Penguins at Kim Christiansen Field, which secured LCC a second straight NWAC West Region title with one game left in the regular season.

Ahead of NWAC women’s soccer playoffs, Lower Columbia rolls past Clark

The Red Devils of Longview emphatically displayed that mindset in Wednesday’s 4-0 win over the Penguins at Kim Christiansen Field, which secured LCC a second straight NWAC West Region title with one game left in the regular season.

The Columbian | Oct 25, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Foundation received a $3.6 million gift from the Charles “Chuck” L. Klawitter Estate, the second largest gift in the foundation's history, according to a press release. The endowment will provide almost $200,000 in unrestricted support to be used for LCC's highest priorities in perpetuity.

LCC Foundation in Longview receives $3.6 million gift

The Lower Columbia College Foundation received a $3.6 million gift from the Charles “Chuck” L. Klawitter Estate, the second largest gift in the foundation's history, according to a press release. The endowment will provide almost $200,000 in unrestricted support to be used for LCC's highest priorities in perpetuity.

The Daily News | Oct 24, 2023


The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Foundation is pleased to announce receipt of the remaining $3.6 million of the Charles “Chuck” L. Klawitter Estate, resulting in the second largest gift in the Foundation’s history.

LCC Foundation Receives Nearly $4 Million Gift

The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Foundation is pleased to announce receipt of the remaining $3.6 million of the Charles “Chuck” L. Klawitter Estate, resulting in the second largest gift in the Foundation’s history.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 24, 2023


After a temporary closure to expand services, the Lower Columbia College (LCC) Food for Thought Food Pantry will celebrate its reopening at an open house from 11 am - 2 pm on October 24, 2023.

LCC Food for Thought Food Pantry Open House

After a temporary closure to expand services, the Lower Columbia College (LCC) Food for Thought Food Pantry will celebrate its reopening at an open house from 11 am - 2 pm on October 24, 2023.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 24, 2023


The board of trustees of Lower Columbia College announced the selection of four finalists for the position of college president: Chato Hazelbaker, Roman Hernandez, David Pelkey, and Matt Seimears.

Lower Columbia College announces college president finalists

The board of trustees of Lower Columbia College announced the selection of four finalists for the position of college president: Chato Hazelbaker, Roman Hernandez, David Pelkey, and Matt Seimears.

The Daily News | Oct 24, 2023


The Board of Trustees of Lower Columbia College (LCC) is pleased to announce the selection of four finalists to be considered for the next college president: Chato Hazelbaker, Roman Hernandez, David Pelkey, and Matt Seimears.

Lower Columbia College announces college president finalists

The Board of Trustees of Lower Columbia College (LCC) is pleased to announce the selection of four finalists to be considered for the next college president: Chato Hazelbaker, Roman Hernandez, David Pelkey, and Matt Seimears.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 24, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team placed fourth in the recent Steve Hunt Classic speech and debate tournament at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.

Lower Columbia College speech and debate team kicks off season

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt speech and debate team placed fourth in the recent Steve Hunt Classic speech and debate tournament at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.

The Daily News | Oct 20, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished 4th place in 2-year college sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis & Clark College. This was the second tournament of the year for the Fighting Smelt, and it also kicked off the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season.

LCC Speech & Debate Opens Conference Season with Strong Showing

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished 4th place in 2-year college sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis & Clark College. This was the second tournament of the year for the Fighting Smelt, and it also kicked off the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season.

LCC Effectivess and College Relations | Oct 20, 2023


A local credit union is supporting the Longview hospital foundation’s charitable food program and the local community college’s fundraiser to upgrade facilities and provide scholarships.

Fibre Federal Credit Union donates to PeaceHealth, LCC foundations

A local credit union is supporting the Longview hospital foundation’s charitable food program and the local community college’s fundraiser to upgrade facilities and provide scholarships.

The Daily News | Oct 16, 2023


A collaboration between Lower Columbia College (LCC), the LCC Foundation, Kelso Recreation Council, Rose Foundation, Cowlitz County, City of Kelso, Kelso Girls Softball Association, Cheney Foundation, Rotary Club of Kelso, and Kelso High School resulting in substantial upgrades to the softball field at Tam O’Shanter Park is a home run for female youth, high school and college athletes.

Upgrades to Heerensperger Field at Tam O’Shanter Park

A collaboration between Lower Columbia College (LCC), the LCC Foundation, Kelso Recreation Council, Rose Foundation, Cowlitz County, City of Kelso, Kelso Girls Softball Association, Cheney Foundation, Rotary Club of Kelso, and Kelso High School resulting in substantial upgrades to the softball field at Tam O’Shanter Park is a home run for female youth, high school and college athletes.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 12, 2023


Portland poet Debra Elisa Wöhrmann is set to read her debut collection of poem. Wöhrmann taught at Lower Columbia College in Longview for a decade.

Listen to tales of murder, fame obsession at Longview's October WordFest

Portland poet Debra Elisa Wöhrmann is set to read her debut collection of poem. Wöhrmann taught at Lower Columbia College in Longview for a decade.

The Daily News | Oct 08, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Foundation announced Jeane Wirkkala Moksness as the winner of the 2023 LCC Alumna of the Year award.

LCC names Jeane Wirkkala Moksness Alumna of the Year

The Lower Columbia College Foundation announced Jeane Wirkkala Moksness as the winner of the 2023 LCC Alumna of the Year award.

The Daily News | Sep 28, 2023


LCC alumna of the year Jean Moksness

LCC 2023 Alumna of the year Jeane Moksness

LCC 2023 Alumna of the year Jeane Moksness.

Cassy Rosales | Sep 27, 2023


Summer 2023 Honors List

Congratulations to those that achieved LCC's President's and Dean's List awards!

Lower Columbia College | Sep 12, 2023


College students from Longview’s sister city of Wako, Japan are in town for two weeks as part of a revival of the cities’ exchange programs that were paused during COVID.

Students from Longview's sister city in Japan visit as exchange programs resume

College students from Longview’s sister city of Wako, Japan are in town for two weeks as part of a revival of the cities’ exchange programs that were paused during COVID. photo courtesy of Katelyn Metzger.

The Daily News | Aug 12, 2023


On July 13, a U.S. House budget subcommittee adopted a proposal to dramatically slice up the Head Start program — making over 800,000 of our country’s most vulnerable children victims of the ongoing budget battles in Washington, D.C. According to national experts, roughly 80,000 Head Start children could be dropped from the program on Oct. 1 — 1,379 just in the state of Washington.

Congress needs to support Head Start kids, not cut their programs

On July 13, a U.S. House budget subcommittee adopted a proposal to dramatically slice up the Head Start program — making over 800,000 of our country’s most vulnerable children victims of the ongoing budget battles in Washington, D.C. According to national experts, roughly 80,000 Head Start children could be dropped from the program on Oct. 1 — 1,379 just in the state of Washington.

The Seattle Times | Aug 06, 2023


A fundraiser to help Lower Columbia College students overcome financial burdens and finish their degrees surpassed its goal by about $4,300.

Students in Need fundraiser surpasses goal to help Lower Columbia College students graduate

Afundraiser to help Lower Columbia College students overcome financial burdens and finish their degrees surpassed its goal by about $4,300.

The Daily News | Jul 06, 2023


Spring 2023 Honors List

Congratulations to those that achieved LCC's President's and Dean's List awards!

Lower Columbia College | Jun 28, 2023


Lower Columbia College students graduated Friday at Kelso High School's Schroeder Field. The ceremony included speakers and a presentation of the Scholastic Achievement Award winners.

PHOTOS: Lower Columbia College celebrates 2023 graduates

Lower Columbia College students graduated Friday at Kelso High School's Schroeder Field. The ceremony included speakers and a presentation of the Scholastic Achievement Award winners.

The Daily News | Jun 17, 2023


Parlin joins another former Monarchs’ legend in LCC coach Mickey Polis while staying in the Longview area where he established himself as one of the premier athletes in the region during his four years at Mark Morris. He also became the 34th Monarch to join the Red Devils.

Mark Morris star Kobe Parlin will play for Polis, Lower Columbia

Parlin joins another former Monarchs’ legend in LCC coach Mickey Polis while staying in the Longview area where he established himself as one of the premier athletes in the region during his four years at Mark Morris. He also became the 34th Monarch to join the Red Devils.

The Daily News | Jun 13, 2023


Lower Columbia College has announced that Perry Technical Institute graduates can now transfer credit toward earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management (BAS-OLTM) at LCC.

LCC offers new transfer credit toward BAS-OLTM

Lower Columbia College has announced that Perry Technical Institute graduates can now transfer credit toward earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management (BAS-OLTM) at LCC.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Jun 08, 2023


Lower Columbia College (LCC) will hold its 87th annual commencement ceremony in-person at the Kelso High School stadium on June 16. The ceremony, which will also be livestreamed, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

LCC to hold June 16 commencement ceremony at Kelso HS stadium

Lower Columbia College (LCC) will hold its 87th annual commencement ceremony in-person at the Kelso High School stadium on June 16. The ceremony, which will also be livestreamed, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Jun 08, 2023


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Former LCC employee agrees to pay $8K fine following fraud investigation

A former Lower Columbia College employee agreed to pay an $8,000 fine after an investigation found she received financial aid for classes she never took, according to the Washington State Executive Ethics Board.

The Daily News | Jun 08, 2023


Lower Columbia College is gearing up for its 87th annual commencement ceremony, set to take place at 6:30 p.m. on June 16 at the Kelso High School stadium. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will also be livestreamed.

Lower Columbia College to hold commencement ceremony on June 16

Lower Columbia College is gearing up for its 87th annual commencement ceremony, set to take place at 6:30 p.m. on June 16 at the Kelso High School stadium. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will also be livestreamed.

The Daily News | Jun 06, 2023


Emerson, a Lower Columbia College faculty member, now wants to offer those puzzles to the public. The suggested donation price is $5 each.

Puzzle enthusiast selling collection to benefit Lower Columbia College

Emerson, a Lower Columbia College faculty member, now wants to offer those puzzles to the public. The suggested donation price is $5 each.

The Daily News | Jun 03, 2023


Lower Columbia College (LCC) President Chris Bailey announced his retirement effective January 1, 2024 during the college's Board of Trustees meeting on May 17, 2023.

LCC announces retirement of college president

Lower Columbia College (LCC) President Chris Bailey announced his retirement effective January 1, 2024 during the college's Board of Trustees meeting on May 17, 2023.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | May 25, 2023


Perry Technical Institute (Perry Tech) has partnered with Lower Columbia College (LCC) to create a transfer pathway for students towards a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Leadership & Technical Management (BAS-OLTM).

Perry Tech Partners with Lower Columbia College for First Transfer Degree

Perry Technical Institute (Perry Tech) has partnered with Lower Columbia College (LCC) to create a transfer pathway for students towards a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Leadership & Technical Management (BAS-OLTM).

Perry Technical Institute | May 24, 2023


The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News Students in Need scholarship fund drive tops $32K

The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News | May 19, 2023


Lower Columbia College fired a financial aid employee in December after an investigation revealed she received a total of $8,000 in financial aid for a class she never took, according to a Washington State Auditor’s Office report.

LCC fraud investigation finds employee received financial aid for dropped course

Lower Columbia College fired a financial aid employee in December after an investigation revealed she received a total of $8,000 in financial aid for a class she never took, according to a Washington State Auditor’s Office report.

The Daily News | May 19, 2023


Lower Columbia College is saying goodbye to its president of more than a decade, who announced his retirement Wednesday.

Lower Columbia College president announces retirement

Lower Columbia College is saying goodbye to its president of more than a decade, who announced his retirement Wednesday.

The Daily News | May 18, 2023


Lower Columbia College (LCC) President Chris Bailey announced his retirement effective January 1, 2024 during the college’s Board of Trustees meeting on May 17, 2023.

LCC President Chris Bailey Announces Retirement

Lower Columbia College (LCC) President Chris Bailey announced his retirement effective January 1, 2024 during the college’s Board of Trustees meeting on May 17, 2023.

Wendy Hall | May 18, 2023


The Daily News’ Students in Need drive has reached $30,585.75. The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News Students in Need scholarship fund drive tops $30K

The Daily News’ Students in Need drive has reached $30,585.75. The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News | May 13, 2023


Lower Columbia College students Jaida Barrows, Quiana Daniels, Samantha Deleon, and Nicolas Tinoco were honored at the All-Washington Academic Team ceremony with Governor Jay Inslee at a ceremony in Olympia on April 27.

LCC's All-Washington Academic Scholars recognized

Lower Columbia College students Jaida Barrows, Quiana Daniels, Samantha Deleon, and Nicolas Tinoco were honored at the All-Washington Academic Team ceremony with Governor Jay Inslee at a ceremony in Olympia on April 27.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | May 11, 2023


Cowlitz County had 10 projects make the initial list for federal funding through the region’s representative and senators, which could bring up to $18 million to the area.

Congressional reps look to bring federal dollars to Cowlitz County

Cowlitz County had 10 projects make the initial list for federal funding through the region’s representative and senators, which could bring up to $18 million to the area.

The Daily News | May 07, 2023


Lower Columbia College students Jaida Barrows, Quiana Daniels, Samantha Deleon and Nicolas Tinoco were honored at the All-Washington Academic Team ceremony with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday in Olympia.

LCC’s All-Washington Academic scholars recognized

Lower Columbia College students Jaida Barrows, Quiana Daniels, Samantha Deleon and Nicolas Tinoco were honored at the All-Washington Academic Team ceremony with Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday in Olympia.

The Daily News | May 02, 2023


New degree options are available for prospective teachers and paraeducators! The new Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Education is perfect for students interested in becoming para educators in the K-12 system.

New degree options at LCC

New degree options are available for prospective teachers and paraeducators! The new Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Education is perfect for students interested in becoming para educators in the K-12 system.

Wendy Hall | Apr 21, 2023


Jaida Barrows, Quiana Daniels, Samantha Deleon, and Nicolas Tinoco, members of the 2023 All Washington Academic Team, will be recognized at a ceremony in Olympia on April 27, 2023.

Four LCC Students Named to 2023 All Washington Academic Team

Jaida Barrows, Quiana Daniels, Samantha Deleon, and Nicolas Tinoco, members of the 2023 All Washington Academic Team, will be recognized at a ceremony in Olympia on April 27.

Lower Columbia College | Apr 21, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team earned three individual medals at Phi Rho Pi Nationals in Washington D.C. metro area.

LCC Speech and Debate earns three medals

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team earned three individual medals at Phi Rho Pi Nationals in Washington D.C. metro area.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Apr 20, 2023


The Daily News’ Students in Need drive has reached $17,380.74. The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News Students in Need scholarship fund drive tops $17K

The Daily News’ Students in Need drive has reached $17,380.74. The drive raises money for the Lower Columbia College Student Success Fund, which creates grants to help students overcome financial humps that might otherwise force them to drop out of school.

The Daily News | Apr 15, 2023


Every dollar you donate goes straight to Lower Columbia College’s Student Success Fund, which provides emergency grants to students so that they can stay in school.

LCC fundraiser gives people a shot at the American dream

Every dollar you donate goes straight to Lower Columbia College’s Student Success Fund, which provides emergency grants to students so that they can stay in school.

The Daily News | Apr 15, 2023



Lower Columbia College has announced its list of honor students for Winter 2023. To qualify, students most be enrolled in at least 12 credits that semester. Students with a GPA between 3.8 and 4.0 are added to the President's List while students with GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79 make the Dean's List.

Lower Columbia College announces winter 2023 honor students

Lower Columbia College has announced its list of honor students for Winter 2023. To qualify, students most be enrolled in at least 12 credits that semester. Students with a GPA between 3.8 and 4.0 are added to the President's List while students with GPAs between 3.25 and 3.79 make the Dean's List.

Cassy Rosales | Apr 04, 2023


The debate team travelled to Boise State University on March 23 through 25 to participate in the International Public Debate Association Championship Tournament and finished third among community colleges from across the United States.

LCC Fighting Smelt take 3rd in national tournament

The debate team travelled to Boise State University on March 23 through 25 to participate in the International Public Debate Association Championship Tournament and finished third among community colleges from across the United States.

The Daily News | Mar 31, 2023


The Washington Senate proposed full funding of nearly $40 million for the construction of a new vocational training center — by far the largest Cowlitz County budget item

Washington Senate budgets for LCC projects

The Washington Senate proposed full funding of nearly $40 million for the construction of a new vocational training center — by far the largest Cowlitz County budget item.

The Daily News | Mar 25, 2023


Winter 2023 Honors List

Congratulations to those that achieved LCC's President's and Dean's List awards!

Lower Columbia College | Mar 24, 2023


I believe in the power of opportunity and access to education. Communities with higher educational attainment rates tend to fare better across a variety of indicators.

column: Opportunity can’t wait when it comes to education

I believe in the power of opportunity and access to education. Communities with higher educational attainment rates tend to fare better across a variety of indicators.

The Daily News | Mar 19, 2023


The LCC Foundation and The Daily News’ Students in Need funding program began eight years ago as a way to provide emergency grants for students like Villagran, who have the determination but little access to resources that help with costly classes.

LCC Foundation scholarship fund helps Woodland man pursue dreams of auto mechanics

The LCC Foundation and The Daily News’ Students in Need funding program began eight years ago as a way to provide emergency grants for students like Villagran, who have the determination but little access to resources that help with costly classes.

The Daily News | Mar 19, 2023


Lower Columbia College has announced the appointment of Bogyeong Kim to the LCC Board of Trustees.

New appointee to LCC Board of Trustees

Lower Columbia College has announced the appointment of Bogyeong Kim to the LCC Board of Trustees.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Mar 09, 2023


Registration is open for winter quarter continuing education classes available at Lower Columbia College in Longview. To register or learn more, visit www.campusce.net/lcc. To ask questions, propose new courses or apply to be an instructor, email ehoff@lowercolumbia.edu.

Longview college offers continuing education classes on grant writing, art, software

Registration is open for winter quarter continuing education classes available at Lower Columbia College in Longview. To register or learn more, visit www.campusce.net/lcc. To ask questions, propose new courses or apply to be an instructor, email ehoff@lowercolumbia.edu.

The Daily News | Mar 03, 2023


Lower Columbia College Foundation this week announced it chose a Longview-based family-run charity as its benefactor for the 2022-23 year.

Longview charity named as Lower Columbia College's benefactor of 2022-23

Lower Columbia College Foundation this week announced it chose a Longview-based family-run charity as its benefactor for the 2022-23 year.

The Daily News | Feb 16, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed alongside 25 other colleges and universities at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University.

LCC Speech & Debate impresses at OSU tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed alongside 25 other colleges and universities at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | Feb 16, 2023


Lower Columbia College’s speech and debate team competed in two recent tournaments and are now ahead of local rivals.

Lower Columbia College debate team ahead of rivals after two competitions

Lower Columbia College’s speech and debate team competed in two recent tournaments and are now ahead of local rivals.

The Daily News | Feb 14, 2023


Thanks to a partnership with Lower Columbia College, Ridgefield High School students interested in welding can simultaneously earn both high school and college credits.

Ridgefield High School students earn dual credits in welding

Thanks to a partnership with Lower Columbia College, Ridgefield High School students interested in welding can simultaneously earn both high school and college credits.

The Columbian | Feb 11, 2023


Informational video of Lower Columbia College's expected new Vocational Building.

LCC plans for vocational center building

Informational video of Lower Columbia College's expected new Vocational Building.

the Daily News | Feb 06, 2023


Lower Columbia College is moving forward on its efforts to build a $42 million, multistory vocational skill center in the heart of its Longview campus.

Lower Columbia College plans for $42M trade skill building

Lower Columbia College is moving forward on its efforts to build a $42 million, multistory vocational skill center in the heart of its Longview campus.

The Daily News | Feb 06, 2023


Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Stephen Robinson will be featured at the February 16 Northwest Voices event in Longview.

LCC will host Northwest Voices event February 16

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Stephen Robinson will be featured at the February 16 Northwest Voices event in Longview.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Feb 02, 2023


Five individuals and a championship baseball team will soon be inducted into the Lower Columbia College Athletics Hall of Fame.

LCC Athletics 2023 Hall of Fame class announced

Five individuals and a championship baseball team will soon be inducted into the Lower Columbia College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Feb 02, 2023


Lower Columbia College has announced that it will hold an Education Job Fair on February 21 for current high school and college students and community members interested in employment in teaching, substitute teaching, or paraeducation.

LCC to hold Education Job Fair in February

Lower Columbia College has announced that it will hold an Education Job Fair on February 21 for current high school and college students and community members interested in employment in teaching, substitute teaching, or paraeducation.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | Jan 26, 2023


Lower Columbia College is holding a job fair in February for anyone interested in becoming a teacher, substitute teacher or paraeducator. The free event is scheduled for 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 21 in the LCC Student Center.

LCC holds job, education fair for future educators in February

Lower Columbia College is holding a job fair in February for anyone interested in becoming a teacher, substitute teacher or paraeducator. The free event is scheduled for 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 21 in the LCC Student Center.

The Daily News | Jan 26, 2023


Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Elaine Cockrell will be featured at the January 24 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author's latest work, A Shrug of the Shoulders.

Northwest Voices event set for January 24

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Elaine Cockrell will be featured at the January 24 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author's latest work, A Shrug of the Shoulders.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Jan 19, 2023