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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

Former LCC debate coach, local legacy dies at 72

Legendary speech and debate coach Mike Dugaw passed away after a 10 year battle with heart problems last Friday. His celebration of life will be held on January 19 at LCC...

The Daily News | December 31, 2018

Father of two recharts troubled past with Drug Court, LCC degrees

Gordon Bolar decided to take the high road in 2012 following his arrest for possession of drugs and a stolen vehicle, and opted for Drug Court (and college) instead of prison. He is the recipient of LCC's 2019 Transforming Lives award in recognition of the positive changes he's made in his life...

The Daily News | December 26, 2018

New Online Associate in Business Degree is Perfect for Working Adults

Lower Columbia College is now offering an associate in business degree with a completely online option. Students who need flexibility and working adults can learn on their own time with a schedule that works for them...

College Relations | December 19, 2018

LCC to close over Christmas week, New Years Day

Lower Columbia College will be closed December 24-28 and on January 1...

The Daily News | December 19, 2018

LCC hosts 46th Annual Smelt Classic Tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team hosted and competed at the 46th Annual Smelt Classic on December 1 and 2...

The Daily News | December 15, 2018

Longview teen parent program sets young mothers on path to success

The Longview School District teen parent program partners with the Lower Columbia College Early Head Start program to provide free childcare to high-school parents so they can stay on track to graduate.

The Daily News | December 11, 2018

LCC Hosts 46th Annual Smelt Classic Speech & Debate Tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 46th Annual Smelt Classic...

College Relations | December 6, 2018

Gordon Bolar Receives 2019 Transforming Lives Award

Gordon came to LCC ready to change his life. In spite of juggling many of life's challenges, he excelled in his studies...

College Relations | December 5, 2018

Grays River ambulance crew seeking volunteers

The EMT course (for volunteers) will be offered in Longview at Lower Columbia College. Tuition cost is $1,250 which includes course materials and medical liability...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | November 29, 2018

Fighting Smelt place second

Members of the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team placed second in the Division III Sweepstakes at the 88th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Forensics Tournament the weekend of Nov. 16-18 at Linfield College in McMinnvile, Ore...

The Daily News | November 29, 2018

Fighting Smelt take second at Mahaffey Memorial tournament

LCC's Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate team took second at the Mahaffey Memorial tournament hosted by Lindfield College...

College Relations | November 19, 2018

LCC's Bella Voce Choir to perform in annual Christmas parade

LCC's Bella Voce choir is in the lineup for the annual Longview Twilight Christmas Parade on December 1...

The Daily News | November 19, 2018

LCC Foundation dedicates Rose Center Art Gallery to Forsberg couple

The first floor of the Lower Columbia College Rose Center Art Gallery now bears the name of a Longview couple who believed in the power of education...

The Daily News | November 17, 2018

LCC speech and debate team scores at Boxer Rebellion

Members of the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team placed first in community college sweepstakes at the Boxer Rebellion speech and debate tournament at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon...

The Daily News | November 13, 2018

LCC announces play dates

True West by Pulitzer Prize winning author Sam Shepard, opens at LCC Drama Department, Center Stage Theater on November 9...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | November 8, 2018

Patriot Prayer pro-gun rally at LCC peaceful despite tense moments

Patriot Prayer's rally went peacefully despite some tense verbal exchanges between the group, a single counter demonstrator and several onlookers...

The Daily News | November 2, 2018

LCC Speech & Debate takes top CC honors at tournament

The Fighting Smelt earned first place in community college sweepstakes at the Boxer Rebeliion speech and debate tournament hosted by Pacific University...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | November 1, 2018

Political protest group plans pro-gun rally at Lower Columbia College

A Vancouver-based political protest group will host a rally Friday morning at Lower Columbia College to oppose Washington's latest attempt to tighten up gun laws.

The Daily News | October 31, 2018

Senator Maria Cantwell Talks Jobs, Education

Senator Maria Cantwell visits LCC to talk with students and staff about filling the pipeline for tomorrow's workforce...

College Relations | October 30, 2018

Speech & Debate Takes Top CC Honors at Boxer Rebellion Tournament

The Fighting Smelt took top community college honors at the Boxer Rebellion Tournament held at Pacific University...

College Relations | October 30, 2018

Lower Columbia College Foundation Expands Scholarship Offerings

The Lower Columbia College Foundation distributed a historic amount of scholarship money this year, more than $400,000 ...

The Daily News | October 30, 2018

LCC debate team takes second at Steve Hunt Classic

Members of the LCC 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 October 12-14...

The Daily News | October 24, 2018

Not Just for Science: New LCC Microscope Benefits Many Disciplines

LCC's new Phenom XL scanning electron microscope will magnify career and study opportunities for many LCC students — including those in art and trades ...

The Daily News | October 17, 2018

Fighting Smelt Finish Strong at Steve Hunt Classic

Speech & Debate Team take second in 2-year college sweepstakes at Lewis & Clark College tournament...

College Relations | October 16, 2018

Bill Stoller wins Oregon 'History Maker' Medal

LCC alum Bill Stoller honored by Oregon Historical Society for exceptional accomplishments in business and philanthropy...

College Relations | October 12, 2018

PUD spokeswoman appointed to LCC board of trustees

Alice Dietz, perhaps best known for her work with Cowlitz PUD, returns to LCC this October as the newest member of the college's board of trustees...

The Daily News | October 12, 2018

Alice Dietz Joins LCC Board of Trustees

Dietz was appointed to the board by Governor Jay Inslee. She starts her term in October...

College Relations | October 11, 2018

Federal grant helps LCC discount on-campus childcare cost

A grant from the U.S. Department of Education will enable LCC to help many low-income students access reliable childcare...

The Daily News | October 3, 2018

Lower Columbia College 2018 summer quarter honor rolls

The Lower Columbia College president's and dean's lists for the 2018 summer quarter have been announced.

The Daily News | October 2, 2018

LCC Speech & Debate Starts Season with Win

The Fighting Smelt take first among community colleges at season opener...

College Relations | October 1, 2018

Manufacturing Trades Open House

Lower Columbia College will host an open house on October for anyone interested in exploring careers in manufacturing...

College Relations | September 29, 2018

Longview artist's exhibit shows her journey through cancer treatment

When her cancer treatment isolated her from the world, Longview resident Anne-Marie Carr used her art to reach out...

The Daily News | September 27, 2018

Lower Columbia College gains high-tech microscope

Lower Columbia College recently unveiled its new scanning electron microscope, which can magnify samples up to 100,000 times the actual size...

The Daily News | September 27, 2018

Lectures focus on ‘The Mind at Work’

Lower Columbia College instructors and a community member will discuss “The Mind at Work” during LCC’s 2018 fall quarter Community Conversations speaker series...

The Daily News | September 26, 2018

Lecture Series on 'The Mind at Work'

LCC's Fall 2018 Community Conversations lecture series to focus on 'The Mind at Work...'

College Relations | September 21, 2018

'Pickett Plaza' dedication honors former LCC president

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

The Daily News | September 13, 2018

LCC Foundation dedicates Pickett Plaza in honor of former president

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

College Relations | September 12, 2018

U.S. political turmoil undercuts LCC's recruitment of foreign students

LCC's effort to accommodate Japanese visitors fits into a broader push for a larger, more diverse international student population....

The Daily News | September 11, 2018

Former Longview librarian leaves legacy of education, arts

Most notably, Fuller established the Northwest Voices program, bringing local and regional authors to our community...

The Daily News | September 5, 2018

Longview woman still exercising at 100

Monday, the day after her 100th birthday, Elsie Peters lifted weights. They were only two pounds, but the activity, part of a bi-weekly exercise class in Longview, is more than many her age accomplish...

The Daily News | August 28, 2018

LCC acts to limit time, location of rallies and demonstrations

Lower Columbia College has designated an area on campus for political demonstration and other “expressive speech”...

The Daily News | August 27, 2018

Kelso native and Nashville musician honors his hometown in 'Holy Ground' video

In less than seven years, country music singer and Kelso native Cort Carpenter has released three albums, amassed 23,000 fans on Facebook, and opened for country music titans like Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood...

The Daily News | July 21, 2018

Everyday Heroes: Vancouver soccer family pulls together to harness their passions

For a Vancouver family, a passion for soccer – especially youth soccer – is nearly a life's calling for dad, mom and their daughter...

KATU | July 13, 2018

LCC 2018 alumnus of the year helped build major dams

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

The Daily News | July 12, 2018

Lou Mace Named 2018 LCC Alumni of the Year

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

College Relations | July 10, 2018

Lower Columbia College 2018 spring quarter honor rolls

The Lower Columbia College president’s and dean’s lists for the 2018 spring quarter have been announced...

The Daily News | July 9, 2018

Spectators flock to Longview to celebrate nation's birthday

Downtown Longview and Lake Sacajawea on Wednesday were once again filled with patriotic music, banners and clothing as the annual Go 4th Festival brought the community together to mark the birthday of American Independence...

The Daily News | July 5, 2018

LCC Board of Trustees pass $24.3 million budget for 2018-19 year

The Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees on Wednesday night passed a $24.27 million budget for the 2018-19 school year, a $1.13 million increase from last year's budget...

The Daily News | June 22, 2018

Former LCC Student from Japan Returns to Exhibit Artwork

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

College Relations | June 18, 2018

LCC commencement honors grads for their determination

On a breezy Friday evening at Kelso's Schroeder Field, about 375 Lower Columbia College students of varying ages and backgrounds were honored for their tenacity at the college's 82nd annual commencement...

The Daily News | June 16, 2018

Announcing 2018 LCC Commencement

Lower Columbia College's 82nd annual Commencement will take place on Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Kelso High School's Schroeder Field...

College Relations | June 15, 2018

LCC and Three Rivers Christian School Announce Partnership

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and Three Rivers Christian School (TRCS) have entered into a partnership to support each other's programs for recruiting international students...

College Relations | June 12, 2018

This R.A. Long graduate earned two associates degrees before she finished high school

When Eleanor Stalick was 3 years old, her grandfather, Dr. Robert Stalick, pulled her mother Theresa aside...

The Daily News | June 11, 2018

Clinton Howard Receives Community College Presidents' Award

The 2018 recipient is Clinton Howard, LCC's student body president and vice president of service for the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa...

College Relations | June 4, 2018

Accounting student aspires to fight white collar crime

Daron Wallace hopes to use the skills he acquired at LCC to root out fraud and other illegal activity...

College Relations | June 1, 2018

High achieving nursing student headed to WGU

Caitlin Giamello loves the connection she gets with patients in the hospital setting, where normal life barriers tend to fall away...

College Relations | May 31, 2018

Hard-working mom finds her passion, in clay

Roxanne Frasier pleaded with her advisor to waive her Humanities distribution requirement. The request was denied, so she signed up for ceramics...

College Relations | May 30, 2018

Business student inspired to have a positive influence on people

Jake Klopp was inspired to earn a degree in business by a manager who went out of their way to make life better for him and everyone else in the organization...

College Relations | May 29, 2018

LCC leadership students assist in St. Helens Elementary classrooms

The life of an elementary school teacher can be stressful, so Lower Columbia College leadership students are giving them a helping hand...

The Daily News | May 22, 2018

Kelso Longview chamber recognizes leaders in business and education

The Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce Pillars of Strength and Crystal Apple Awards on Wednesday night recognized excellence in education and business...

The Daily News | May 4, 2018

2018 Commencement Speaker

Max Anderson is an LCC alumnus and former women’s soccer coach. He served a combined 17 years on the LCC Foundation Board and Board of Trustees...

College Relations | April 23, 2018

Lower Columbia College 2018 winter quarter honor roll

The Lower Columbia College president's and dean's lists for the 2018 winter quarter have been announced...

The Daily News | April 9, 2018

Crippling child care costs? Patty Murray wants to help

After receiving a promotion last fall, Alexis Doble was excited to make more money. But then the 25-year-old Kelso resident realized what the shift to full-time work would do to her child-care costs...

The Daily News | April 4, 2018

LCC Fighting Smelt Debate Team named among top two-year college programs

Lower Columbia College's "Fighting Smelt" debate team has placed fifth in the nation among more than 30 two-year college debate teams for the 2017-18 season...

The Daily News | March 30, 2018

LCC Earns Community College Honors at National Debate Tournament

International Public Debate Association honors LCC's Fighting Smelt as one of the top community colleges in nation...

College Relations | March 29, 2018

LCC's Clinton Howard and Marinda Strine win academic honors

Lower Columbia College students Clinton Howard and Marinda Strine made the 2018 All-Washington Academic Team and will be honored in a March 22 ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, LCC officials announced Monday...

The Daily News | March 20, 2018

LCC students use Student Success Fund to achieve academic goals

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

The Daily News | March 19, 2018

Long Beach native Isobella Matzen overcomes family strife to earn degree at LCC

Earning a college degree is already difficult, but reaching that milestone is even harder when your mother dies when you’re a 9 years old and your father is an absent meth addict...

The Daily News | March 17, 2018

Clinton Howard and Marinda Strine Win High Academic Honors

Clinton Howard and Marinda Strine recognized amongst state's finest higher education students in 2018 All-Washington Academic Team. Howard also named to Coco-Cola Academic Team...

College Relations | March 15, 2018

LCC hosts regional science competition

Future Albert Einsteins and Marie Curies scurried around Lower Columbia College on Saturday morning in a rush to attend labs, exams and special events at the Science Olympiad, a national tournament for 6th- to 12th-grade students...

The Daily News | March 5, 2018

Japanese college students visit LCC for fourth straight year

On a Friday morning in a Lower Columbia College classroom, a group of students were having a simple conversation in front of their class, nervously giggling the whole time....

The Daily News | February 24, 2018

LCC Takes Home Top Community College Honors

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team earned first place in two-year college team sweepstakes at the Earl Wells Memorial Forensics Tournament, hosted by Oregon State University February 17 and 18...

College Relations | February 20, 2018

LCC food pantry eases students' hunger

Dani Trimble first learned that hunger was a problem at Lower Columbia College during campus events that featured free food...

The Daily News | February 9, 2018

From felon to star student: LCC student reinvents himself

Life didn’t give Clinton Howard many breaks: He was born into drug addiction, dropped out of school by eighth grade, and went to prison twice on felony charges...

The Daily News | February 6, 2018

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

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

The Daily News | February 1, 2018

LCC receives $1 million in grants for simplifying college process

For some college students, choosing between the wide array of future career possibilities can be a difficult decision and can result in taking extra, unnecessary credits. Lower Columbia College is looking to fix that....

The Daily News | February 1, 2018

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