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


Filed state education bills that would have a direct effect on Southwest Washington prioritize students earning dual credit while in high school and eliminating cost barriers to programs like Running Start. (Photo of Guadalupe Rodriquez by Katelyn Metzger)

Washington Legislature looks to aid rural districts, expand trades, cut costs for students

Filed state education bills that would have a direct effect on Southwest Washington prioritize students earning dual credit while in high school and eliminating cost barriers to programs like Running Start. - Photo of Guadalupe Rodriguez by Katelyn Metzger

The Daily News - Photo of Guadalupe Rodriguez by Katelyn Metzger | Jan 13, 2023


Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Winter 2023 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “Books that Move Us.”

LCC lecture series line-up announced

Lower Columbia College has announced the line-up for the Winter 2023 Community Conversations lecture series focusing on “Books that Move Us.”

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | Jan 05, 2023


To be named on the President’s List, students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits and earn between a 3.8 and 4.0 grade-point average for the quarter. To be named on the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits and earn between a 3.25 and 3.79 grade point average for the quarter.

Lower Columbia College announces President's and Dean's lists for Fall 2022

To be named on the President’s List, students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits and earn between a 3.8 and 4.0 grade-point average for the quarter. To be named on the Dean’s List, students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits and earn between a 3.25 and 3.79 grade point average for the quarter.

The Daily News | Jan 01, 2023


The theme for the “Winter 2023 Community Conversations” lecture series is “Books that Move Us.” Organizers say discussions will focus on literary giants, popular fiction and how reading brings us together. No tickets or reservations are needed to attend.

Free lecture series on books kicks off in January at Lower Columbia College

The theme for the “Winter 2023 Community Conversations” lecture series is “Books that Move Us.” Organizers say discussions will focus on literary giants, popular fiction and how reading brings us together. No tickets or reservations are needed to attend.

The Daily News | Jan 01, 2023


2022

Lower Columbia College Fall 2022 Honors List

Fall 2022 Honors List

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

Lower Columbia College | Dec 15, 2022


Lower Columbia College has implemented new anti-hazing policies to match efforts by state lawmakers and the family after the death of a 19-year-old Washington State University during a fraternity initiation event in 2019.

LCC applies new 'Sam's Law'

Lower Columbia College has implemented new anti-hazing policies to match efforts by state lawmakers and the family after the death of a 19-year-old Washington State University during a fraternity initiation event in 2019.

Big Country News | Dec 08, 2022


Lower Columbia College has implemented new anti-hazing policies to match efforts by state lawmakers and the family after the death of a 19-year-old Washington State University during a fraternity initiation event in 2019.

LCC applies new 'Sam's Law'

Lower Columbia College has implemented new anti-hazing policies to match efforts by state lawmakers and the family after the death of a 19-year-old Washington State University during a fraternity initiation event in 2019.

The Daily News | Dec 08, 2022


Lower Columbia College has implemented new anti-hazing policies to match efforts by state lawmakers and the family after the death of a 19-year-old Washington State University during a fraternity initiation event in 2019.

LCC applies new 'Sam's Law'

Lower Columbia College has implemented new anti-hazing policies to match efforts by state lawmakers and the family after the death of a 19-year-old Washington State University during a fraternity initiation event in 2019.

NCW Life | Dec 08, 2022


Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble has appointed Ryan Meagher as its new artistic director. Meagher (pronounced Marr) is an established guitarist in Portland, Oregon’s jazz community and is also known for his roles as a co-founder and programming director of Montavilla Jazz, PJCE’s director of operations and director of PJCE Records, an editor of Jazzscene Magazine, as well as in his role as an educator with Mt. Hood Community College, University of Portland, Lower Columbia College, and with Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble Names Ryan Meagher Artistic Director

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble has appointed Ryan Meagher as its new artistic director. Meagher (pronounced Marr) is an established guitarist in Portland, Oregon’s jazz community and is also known for his roles as a co-founder and programming director of Montavilla Jazz, PJCE’s director of operations and director of PJCE Records, an editor of Jazzscene Magazine, as well as in his role as an educator with Mt. Hood Community College, University of Portland, Lower Columbia College, and with Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

Downbeat | Dec 06, 2022


With concerns about student debt mounting and the value of traditional, four-year degrees up for debate, the role of community colleges is expanding.

Cred for Washington's community colleges

With concerns about student debt mounting and the value of traditional, four-year degrees up for debate, the role of community colleges is expanding.

Axios | Dec 02, 2022


Fewer students are enrolling at the Lower Columbia College than in recent years, with administrators making efforts to keep up with the change of student population likely exaggerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and flexible work options in an area known for its construction and manufacturing trades.

Longview’s Lower Columbia college - like community colleges nationwide - sees enrollment drops

Fewer students are enrolling at the Lower Columbia College than in recent years, with administrators making efforts to keep up with the change of student population likely exaggerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and flexible work options in an area known for its construction and manufacturing trades.

The Daily News | Nov 20, 2022


Lower Columbia College (LCC) has announced a new opportunity for students: participation in study abroad programs. The new option allows students to take courses with an LCC or other Washington community college instructor for a quarter or summer in another country.

Study abroad options now available for LCC students in Italy, Japan, Peru and more

Lower Columbia College (LCC) has announced a new opportunity for students: participation in study abroad programs. The new option allows students to take courses with an LCC or other Washington community college instructor for a quarter or summer in another country.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Nov 18, 2022


Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ryan Meagher as its new Artistic Director.

Ryan Meagher announced as Portland Jazz Composers New Artistic Director

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ryan Meagher as its new Artistic Director.

Kim Gumbel | Nov 16, 2022


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team won fifth-place in overall team sweepstakes and first place among community colleges at the McPherson Classic tournament hosted by Whitworth University.

Lower Columbia College debate team places at McPherson Classic tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team won fifth-place in overall team sweepstakes and first place among community colleges at the McPherson Classic tournament hosted by Whitworth University.

The Daily News | Nov 07, 2022


Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Sallie Tisdale will be featured at the November 16 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author's latest work, The Lie About the Truck.

Next Northwest Voices will feature author Sallie Tisdale

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author Sallie Tisdale will be featured at the November 16 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author's latest work, The Lie About the Truck.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | Nov 03, 2022


Who is Courtney Shah? The answer is: The longtime Lower Columbia College instructor returning to the international game show “Jeopardy!” Thursday to take on two other high-ranking contestants in a chance to win more money.

Lower Columbia College instructor returns to Jeopardy!

Who is Courtney Shah? The answer is: The longtime Lower Columbia College instructor returning to the international game show “Jeopardy!” Thursday to take on two other high-ranking contestants in a chance to win more money.

The Daily News | Nov 01, 2022


More than 300 people filled the auditorium at Lower Columbia College on Thursday night for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s debate between Republican Joe Kent and Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez for the state’s 3rd Congressional District.

As seen on TV: Joe Kent, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez take attacks to WA debate stage

More than 300 people filled the auditorium at Lower Columbia College on Thursday night for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s debate between Republican Joe Kent and Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez for the state’s 3rd Congressional District.

The Seattle times | Oct 31, 2022


More than 300 people filled the auditorium at Lower Columbia College Thursday night for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s debate between Republican Joe Kent and Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez for the state’s 3rd Congressional district.

Kent and Gluesenkamp Perez trade jabs, talk policies during debate at Lower Columbia College

More than 300 people filled the auditorium at Lower Columbia College Thursday night for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s debate between Republican Joe Kent and Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez for the state’s 3rd Congressional district.

The Daily News | Oct 28, 2022


Candidates for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat will participate in a live, hour-long debate tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. in Lower Columbia College’s Wollenberg Auditorium during an event hosted by Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB’s) “Think Out Loud” radio program. The candidates are Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Republican Joe Kent.

Candidate debate at LCC tonight (Thursday)

Candidates for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat will participate in a live, hour-long debate tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. in Lower Columbia College’s Wollenberg Auditorium during an event hosted by Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB’s) “Think Out Loud” radio program. The candidates are Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Republican Joe Kent.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | Oct 27, 2022


Our very own Dr. Courtney Shah, LCC history instructor and previous Jeopardy! winner, is returning to the show to compete in the Tournament of Champions on November 3.

LCC's Courtney Shah returns to Jeopardy! Tournament of the Champions Nov. 3

Our very own Dr. Courtney Shah, LCC history instructor and previous Jeopardy! winner, is returning to the show to compete in the Tournament of Champions on November 3.

Jeopardy | Oct 27, 2022


Members of the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team won third place in two-year college team sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis and Clark College.

Lower Columbia College debate team takes third place

Members of the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech and Debate Team won third place in two-year college team sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis and Clark College.

The Daily News | Oct 22, 2022


Southwest Washington congressional candidates Joe Kent and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez are scheduled to be in Longview Oct. 27 for a live, hour-long debate leading into November’s election. The debate, which starts at 6 p.m. at Lower Columbia College’s Wollenberg Auditorium, is organized by Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Think Out Loud” program and will be moderated by radio host Dave Miller.

3rd District Candidates Kent, Gluesenkamp Perez to Debate in Cowlitz County Oct. 27

Southwest Washington congressional candidates Joe Kent and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez are scheduled to be in Longview Oct. 27 for a live, hour-long debate leading into November’s election. The debate, which starts at 6 p.m. at Lower Columbia College’s Wollenberg Auditorium, is organized by Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Think Out Loud” program and will be moderated by radio host Dave Miller.

The Chronicle | Oct 21, 2022


Candidates for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat will participate in a live, hour-long debate on October 27 at 6:00 p.m. in Lower Columbia College’s Wollenberg Auditorium during an event hosted by Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB’s) “Think Out Loud” radio program. The candidates are Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Republican Joe Kent.

Congressional Candidates Debate at LCC on October 27

Candidates for Washington's 3rd Congressional District seat will participate in a live, hour-long debate on October 27 at 6:00 p.m. in Lower Columbia College's Wollenberg Auditorium during an event hosted by Oregon Public Broadcasting’s (OPB’s) "Think Out Loud" radio program. The candidates are Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez and Republican Joe Kent.

Lower Columbia College | Oct 21, 2022


The final part of the five-part series “Community in the Crossfire: Seeking Civil Dialogue in Uncivil Times,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Laufman Lecture Hall in the Lower Columbia College Health and Science Building.

Public invited to share ways to ease divisiveness in Cowlitz County in final ‘Civil Dialogue’ forum

The final part of the five-part series “Community in the Crossfire: Seeking Civil Dialogue in Uncivil Times,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Laufman Lecture Hall in the Lower Columbia College Health and Science Building.

The Daily News | Oct 17, 2022


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid filing season starts Oct. 1 for the 2023-2024 school year. If you plan to attend college next year, experts say you might want to fill out the FAFSA application as close to the opening date as possible.

FAFSA season starts: What you need to know for financial aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid filing season starts Oct. 1 for the 2023-2024 school year. If you plan to attend college next year, experts say you might want to fill out the FAFSA application as close to the opening date as possible.

AP | Oct 17, 2022


Lower Columbia College has announced that Author, Poet and Artist Krysten Ralston will be featured at the October 18 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author’s latest work, Ink Blots.

LCC announces Northwest Voices event

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author, Poet and Artist Krysten Ralston will be featured at the October 18 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author’s latest work, Ink Blots.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Oct 13, 2022


Lower Columbia College has announced that Author, Poet and Artist Krysten Ralston will be featured at the October 18 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author’s latest work, Ink Blots.

LCC announces Northwest Voices event

Lower Columbia College has announced that Author, Poet and Artist Krysten Ralston will be featured at the October 18 Northwest Voices event in Longview. The event features the author’s latest work, Ink Blots.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Oct 13, 2022


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished 3rd place in 2-year college sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis & Clark College.

LCC Speech & Debate opens competition season with strong result

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished 3rd place in 2-year college sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis & Clark College.

Wahkiakum County Eagle | Oct 13, 2022


Lower Columbia College’s new Vocational Building Equipment Fund is a 2022 beneficiary of Fibre Federal Credit Union’s Communities First Program. The building will be used by students pursuing careers in information technology, machine trades, welding and manufacturing, as well as students enrolled in transitional studies, according to a press release from the credit union.

Fibre Federal Credit Union supports hospitals, colleges through Communities First Program

Lower Columbia College’s new Vocational Building Equipment Fund is a 2022 beneficiary of Fibre Federal Credit Union’s Communities First Program. The building will be used by students pursuing careers in information technology, machine trades, welding and manufacturing, as well as students enrolled in transitional studies, according to a press release from the credit union.

The Daily News | Oct 08, 2022


Lower Columbia College Summer 2022 Honors List

Summer 2022 Honors List

Lower Columbia College Summer 2022 Honors List

Lower Columbia College | Sep 06, 2022


Get help with advising, financial, registration, and more at the All-in-One Registration event, Aug. 31 from 11am-7pm in the Admissions Building.

All-in-One Registration Event on August 31, 11am-7pm

Get help with advising, financial, registration, and more at the All-in-One Registration event, Aug. 31 from 11am-7pm in the Admissions Building.

College Relations | Aug 18, 2022


A fundraiser to help Lower Columbia College students overcome financial burdens and finish their degrees surpassed its goal by nearly $4,000.

TDN raises nearly $40K for Students in Need

A fundraiser to help Lower Columbia College students overcome financial burdens and finish their degrees surpassed its goal by nearly $4,000.

The Daily News | Aug 18, 2022


The LCC Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will be hosting a site visit for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

LCC Nursing Program Accreditation Review

The LCC Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will be hosting a site visit for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

College Relations | Aug 03, 2022


Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the LCC Foundation are pleased to announce the selection of Mark McCrady as the 2022 Alumnus of the Year.

Mark McCrady Named 2022 LCC Alumnus of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the LCC Foundation are pleased to announce the selection of Mark McCrady as the 2022 Alumnus of the Year.

College Relations | Aug 02, 2022


Lower Columbia College was awarded an additional $637,202 in federal pandemic relief funds, one of only three community and technical colleges in the state to receive an award.

Senator Murray announces additional pandemic relief for colleges

Lower Columbia College was awarded an additional $637,202 in federal pandemic relief funds, one of only three community and technical colleges in the state to receive an award.

KXRO | Jul 25, 2022


Lower Columbia College Spring 2022 Honors List

Spring 2022 Honors List

Lower Columbia College Spring 2022 Honors List

Lower Columbia College | Jul 19, 2022


Community members are invited to Lower Columbia College (LCC) on May 18 for an interactive celebration of our local volcano. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of LCC’s annual Earth Science’s annual celebration of the May 18, 1980 eruption of the Mt. St. Helens volcano, known as Lawetlat’la to the local Cowlitz tribe.

LCC announces a celebration of Lawetlat'la volcano

Community members are invited to Lower Columbia College (LCC) on May 18 for an interactive celebration of our local volcano. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of LCC’s annual Earth Science’s annual celebration of the May 18, 1980 eruption of the Mt. St. Helens volcano, known as Lawetlat’la to the local Cowlitz tribe.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | May 12, 2022


Lower Columbia College (LCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Silva to the LCC Board of Trustees. LCC Trustees are appointed by the governor.

Marc Silva appointed LCC Board of Trustee

Lower Columbia College (LCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Silva to the LCC Board of Trustees. LCC Trustees are appointed by the governor.

Lower Columbia College | Mar 30, 2022


Lower Columbia College Winter 2022 Honors List

Winter Quarter LCC 2022 Honors List

Winter Quarter Lower Columbia College 2022 Honors List.

Lower Columbia College | Mar 24, 2022


Chris Bailey, President at Lower Columbia College writes a letter to the editor about the Students in Need Fundraiser. "Lower Columbia College’s Student Success Fund is the tool our community needs to help students fulfill their dreams of careers that sustain families..."

Students in Need Fundraiser has improved lives

Chris Bailey, President at Lower Columbia College writes a letter to the editor about the Students in Need Fundraiser. "Lower Columbia College’s Student Success Fund is the tool our community needs to help students fulfill their dreams of careers that sustain families..."

The Daily News | Mar 24, 2022


When Brittany Lovely, 31, of Kelso met an adviser her first year at college, the recently incarcerated felon said she opened up for the first time since prison about life before her enrollment into Lower Columbia College.

Kelso woman transforms after prison, Lower Columbia College graduation with help of Students in Need fundraiser

When Brittany Lovely, 31, of Kelso met an adviser her first year at college, the recently incarcerated felon said she opened up for the first time since prison about life before her enrollment into Lower Columbia College.

The Daily News | Mar 22, 2022


The sole option at LCC’s cafeteria held a soft reopening for the coffee bar Jan. 4 with a new set of drinks from Red Leaf Organic Coffee. More meal options and varieties have rolled out in the weeks since as the eatery prepared for the rest of the school year.

LCC's on campus eatery Fork & Flame reopens for first time since 2020

The sole option at LCC’s cafeteria held a soft reopening for the coffee bar Jan. 4 with a new set of drinks from Red Leaf Organic Coffee. More meal options and varieties have rolled out in the weeks since as the eatery prepared for the rest of the school year.

The Daily News | Feb 11, 2022


The LCC Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won first place in their division of the tournament and was also honored as a Division III Gold Program in the conference, which represents schools in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Alaska.

LCC Speech & Debate "Three-Peat" as Conference Champions

The LCC Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team won first place in their division of the tournament and was also honored as a Division III Gold Program in the conference, which represents schools in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Alaska.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | Feb 07, 2022


The Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) created the Transforming Lives Awards program in 2012 to recognize current or former students whose lives have been transformed by pursuing higher education at a community or technical college.

Brittany Lovely Named 2022 Transforming Lives Award Winner

The Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) created the Transforming Lives Awards program in 2012 to recognize current or former students whose lives have been transformed by pursuing higher education at a community or technical college.

Wendy Hall | Feb 02, 2022


The LCC Hall of Fame Committee recently announced the addition of six new members to the Lower Columbia College Athletics Hall of Fame and will honor their 2022 inductees during halftime of the LCC men’s game against Centralia at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lower Columbia College to honor six new Hall of Fame Members

The LCC Hall of Fame Committee recently announced the addition of six new members to the Lower Columbia College Athletics Hall of Fame and will honor their 2022 inductees during halftime of the LCC men’s game against Centralia at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Daily News | Jan 31, 2022


As Lower Columbia College President Chris Bailey dug through the college’s enrollment data for the current school year, he ran into a surprising number: only 28% of the college’s current students are men.

Lower Columbia College working to increase male enrollment and women in trade programs

As Lower Columbia College President Chris Bailey dug through the college’s enrollment data for the current school year, he ran into a surprising number: only 28% of the college’s current students are men.

The Daily News | Jan 19, 2022


LCC is accepting applications for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management program and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education program for classes starting this summer.

Lower Columbia College opens applications for new groups of four-year degree students

LCC is accepting applications for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management program and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education program for classes starting this summer.

The Daily News | Jan 05, 2022


The Lower Columbia College Foundation named the estate of former Castle Rock teacher and fire chief Donald Lansing the Benefactor of the Year for 2021-2022.

LCC Foundation names estate of Castle Rock teacher Don Lansing as Benefactor of the Year

The Lower Columbia College Foundation named the estate of former Castle Rock teacher and fire chief Donald Lansing the Benefactor of the Year for 2021-2022.

The Daily News | Jan 05, 2022


2021

Lower Columbia College’s scholarships got a boost from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe in the form of a $50,000 donation that will double the number of Cowlitz Tribal Scholarships the school can give.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe donates $50,000 to Lower Columbia College

Lower Columbia College’s scholarships got a boost from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe in the form of a $50,000 donation that will double the number of Cowlitz Tribal Scholarships the school can give.

The Daily News | Dec 01, 2021


For 10 years now, the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship has been giving students from under represented backgrounds the chance to chase their educational dreams, and Longview-born Anthony Garay is one of them.

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship helps local students

For 10 years now, the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship has been giving students from under represented backgrounds the chance to chase their educational dreams, and Longview-born Anthony Garay is one of them.

The Daily News | Nov 24, 2021


Natasha Allen was a tattoo artist before the night and weekend hours became incompatible with her family life. She needed a career that paid well and let her take care of her children

Manufacturing's New School

Natasha Allen was a tattoo artist before the night and weekend hours became incompatible with her family life. She needed a career that paid well and let her take care of her children

Oregon Business | Nov 24, 2021


Out of area K-12 schools, Kalama has the highest percentage of vaccinated staff at 88%, while Lower Columbia College is reporting a 90.9% vaccination rate.

LCC reports 90.9% vaccination rate, K-12 schools see lower percentages of staff choosing shots

Out of area K-12 schools, Kalama has the highest percentage of vaccinated staff at 88%, while Lower Columbia College is reporting a 90.9% vaccination rate.

The Daily News | Oct 25, 2021


Lower Columbia College still is seeing lower enrollment than pre-pandemic, President Chris Bailey told the board of trustees Wednesday evening. Last year, the college dropped 15.2% in full-time enrollment, and then fell another 3.4% last spring and 3.3% combined this year in the summer and fall quarters.

LCC still seeing low enrollment, but numbers are stabilizing

Lower Columbia College still is seeing lower enrollment than pre-pandemic, President Chris Bailey told the board of trustees Wednesday evening. Last year, the college dropped 15.2% in full-time enrollment, and then fell another 3.4% last spring and 3.3% combined this year in the summer and fall quarters.

The Daily News | Oct 25, 2021


Congratulations to Lucas Myers on being named a (national)  2021 Educator of the Year by Instructure. Lucas was recognized by Instructure, the company behind Canvas, for his role in improving STEM education in the Washington CTC system.

Lucas Myers recognized as (national) 2021 Educator of the Year by Instructure

Congratulations to Lucas Myers on being named a (national) 2021 Educator of the Year by Instructure. Lucas was recognized by Instructure, the company behind Canvas, for his role in improving STEM education in the Washington CTC system.

The Daily News | Oct 06, 2021


On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Longview Outdoor Gallery installed eight new sculptures in downtown Longview, moved one, and removed two. Board member David Pittsley and the Lower Columbia College welding department deserve special thanks for welding all the sculptures in place.

Longview Outdoor Gallery updates and Install by LCC Welding Department

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Longview Outdoor Gallery installed new sculptures. Board member David Pittsley and the Lower Columbia College welding department deserve special thanks for welding all the sculptures in place.

The Daily News | Oct 04, 2021


The Lower Columbia College 2021 Summer Quarter President's and Deans' lists have been announced.

2021 Summer Quarter President's and Deans' list announced

The Lower Columbia College 2021 Summer Quarter President's and Deans' lists have been announced.

The Daily News | Oct 04, 2021


There has never been a better time to enter the skills trades - here's why.

Why you should consider a career in the skilled trades

High demand, excellent pay and job security are just a few of the reasons why now is a great time to pursue a career in the skilled trades.

College Relations | Aug 06, 2021


Ed Smith’s path to higher education was “not direct by any means,” but the musician and researcher’s determination to get there is one reason he has been named the Lower Columbia College Foundation Alumni of the Year.

LCC alum of the year never lost sight of educational goal

Ed Smith’s path to higher education was “not direct by any means,” but the musician and researcher’s determination to get there is one reason he has been named the Lower Columbia College Foundation Alumni of the Year.

The Daily News | Aug 01, 2021


In response to community need, Kelso School District is adding a new course to the off-campus catalog this year: Industrial Trades Foundation, in partnership with Lower Columbia College.

Kelso, LCC offer new course in industrial trades for local upperclassmen

In response to community need, Kelso School District is adding a new course to the off-campus catalog this year: Industrial Trades Foundation, in partnership with Lower Columbia College.

The Daily News | Jul 31, 2021


Shot of a lifetime

LCC offers "shot of a lifetime" scholarships drawing for vaccinated students

Twenty LCC students will win a $500 “shot of a lifetime” scholarship through a random drawing next week.

The Daily News | Jul 14, 2021


While there’s plenty of excitement as Lower Columbia College’s first class of bachelor’s degree holders nears graduation, it’s also a little sad for the close-knit class of future teachers.

As LCC's first bachelor's students near graduation, excitement for the program grows

While there’s plenty of excitement as Lower Columbia College’s first class of bachelor’s degree holders nears graduation, it’s also a little sad for the close-knit class of future teachers.

The Daily News | Jun 04, 2021


The Daily News’ sixth annual Students in Need fund drive brought in well over its $30,000 goal this year

Students in Need drive surpasses goal, will help more students graduate from Lower Columbia College

The Daily News’ sixth annual Students in Need fund drive brought in well over its $30,000 goal this year

The Daily News | May 24, 2021


Lower Columbia College announced Thursday it will offer a second bachelor’s degree program designed to train workers for management positions.

Lower Columbia College to offer second bachelor's degree to meet demand for managers

Lower Columbia College announced Thursday it will offer a second bachelor’s degree program designed to train workers for management positions.

The Daily News | May 07, 2021


A new vocational building at Lower Columbia College got the first thumbs-up it needed after the state legislature funded the $3.2 million design process.

State awards Lower Columbia College $3.2M to design new $30M vocational building

A new vocational building at Lower Columbia College got the first thumbs-up it needed after the state legislature funded the $3.2 million design process.

The Daily News | Apr 28, 2021


Lower Columbia College officials plan to bring more students back on campus this fall, reopen student services and bring a little in-person flair to graduation.

LCC adding in-person element to graduation, planning for more students in fall

Lower Columbia College officials plan to bring more students back on campus this fall, reopen student services and bring a little in-person flair to graduation.

The Daily News | Apr 23, 2021


About 250 local business owners told Cowlitz Economic Development Council Vice President Lindsey Cope what they needed to stay open and grow.

Local economic groups offer $25 basic business workshops at Lower Columbia College

About 250 local business owners told Cowlitz Economic Development Council Vice President Lindsey Cope what they needed to stay open and grow.

The Daily News | Apr 22, 2021


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished their 2020-2021 IPDA debate season competing at the 2021 IPDA National Tournament.

Lower Columbia College Honored with National Debate Awards

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished their 2020-2021 IPDA debate season competing at the 2021 IPDA National Tournament.

College Relations | Apr 12, 2021


We’re gratified that our readers have revived their commitment to our Students In Need fund drive

Help Lower Columbia College students succeed by donating to The Daily News' Students in Need fund drive for the college's Student Success Fund

We’re gratified that our readers have revived their commitment to our Students In Need fund drive

The Daily News | Apr 02, 2021


“The Art of Persuasion, Beautiful and Just”: LCC Speech & Debate Finds Success Among One of the Largest National Tournaments in the Country.

LCC Student Wins National Debate Championship

“The Art of Persuasion, Beautiful and Just”: LCC Speech & Debate Finds Success Among One of the Largest National Tournaments in the Country.

College Relations | Mar 23, 2021


The 2021 graduating class will have a virtual ceremony due to current state guidelines

Lower Columbia College to host second virtual-only graduation due to state restrictions

The 2021 graduating class will have a virtual ceremony due to current state guidelines

The Daily News | Mar 16, 2021


Sixth annual Students in Need fundraising drive to help support students

Sixth annual Students in Need fundraiser kicks off to help students overcome barriers

Sixth annual Students in Need fundraising drive to help support students

The Daily News | Mar 14, 2021


Adelina Machuca Santiago always worked hard for her education.

'There is always help': Adelina Machuca Santiago overcomes barriers to help others succeed

Adelina Machuca Santiago always worked hard for her education.

The Daily News | Mar 09, 2021


The team was honored as the top community college at the Eddy Shell Invitational debate tournament

Success for LCC Speech & Debate at Consecutive Tournaments

The team was honored as the top community college at the Eddy Shell Invitational debate tournament

College Relations | Mar 01, 2021


While Lower Columbia’s College enrollment rates are still down, the college does not anticipate needing to make any midyear cuts

LCC budget stable even with enrollment drop

While Lower Columbia’s College enrollment rates are still down, the college does not anticipate needing to make any midyear cuts

The Daily News | Feb 18, 2021


Lower Columbia College is making plans for a new nearly 55,000-square-foot vocational building

Proposed new vocational building would be 'game changer' for LCC, community

Lower Columbia College is making plans for a new nearly 55,000-square-foot vocational building

The Dailey News | Feb 08, 2021


The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team took third place in overall team sweepstakes out of 23 competing colleges

LCC Speech & Debate Triumph at Southern California Tournament

The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team took third place in overall team sweepstakes out of 23 competing colleges

College Relations | Feb 07, 2021


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

Lower Columbia College 2020 fall quarter honor rolls

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

The Daily News | Jan 23, 2021


Vanessa Davis dreams of being a chemical dependency counselor, but as a single mother, living in rural Cowlitz County

Rural Jobs Initiative helps local students overcome higher education hurdles

Vanessa Davis dreams of being a chemical dependency counselor, but as a single mother, living in rural Cowlitz County

The Daily News | Jan 21, 2021


Applications for Lower Columbia College’s teaching bachelor’s degree are open again for full-time fall classes.

LCC opens applications for next cohort of teacher bachelor's degree seekers

Applications for Lower Columbia College’s teaching bachelor’s degree are open again for full-time fall classes.

The Daily News | Jan 19, 2021


From 2018 through 2020, Fibre Federal Credit Union has distributed $87,000 in grants to four college foundations and eight hospital foundations.

Fibre Federal Credit Union supports colleges

From 2018 through 2020, Fibre Federal Credit Union has distributed $87,000 in grants to four college foundations and eight hospital foundations.

The Daily News | Jan 18, 2021


“Get the Message” is the topic of Lower Columbia College’s 2021 Winter Community Conversations speaker series.

Free public speaker series sponsored by Lower Columbia College

“Get the Message” is the topic of Lower Columbia College’s 2021 Winter Community Conversations speaker series.

The Dailey News | Jan 15, 2021


Although the world, and especially K-12 education, has been turned inside out this last year

COVID-19 changed college applications process, but local schools here to help

Although the world, and especially K-12 education, has been turned inside out this last year

The Daily News | Jan 11, 2021


At the end of 2019, International Programs Director Marie Boisvert thought the 2020 international program was going to be the “strongest ever.”

LCC's international program 'bucked the trend' of pandemic decline

At the end of 2019, International Programs Director Marie Boisvert thought the 2020 international program was going to be the “strongest ever.”

The Daily News | Jan 08, 2021


The Lower Columbia College Foundation has named John and Cathy Natt as the 2020-21 Benefactor of the Year.

LCC Foundation names Benefactor of the Year

The Lower Columbia College Foundation has named John and Cathy Natt as the 2020-21 Benefactor of the Year.

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | Jan 07, 2021


2020

The final projects of the LCC Fall Drama Season will be released this Friday at 5 pm.

LCC Drama Releases Final Fall 2020 Projects Friday

The final projects of the LCC Fall Drama Season will be released this Friday at 5 pm.

College Relations | Dec 02, 2020


LCC staff said it’s not simple luck that 21% of KHS graduates are again enrolling at the local college.

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

LCC staff said it’s not simple luck that 21% of KHS graduates are again enrolling at the local college.

The Daily News | Nov 17, 2020


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed at the 90th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament.

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.

College Relations | Nov 16, 2020


Teachers have had to learn just as much about virtual school as students the past few months.

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.

The Daily News | Nov 12, 2020


The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season last weekend.

LCC Speech & Debate Convincingly Opens Virtual Conference Season

The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season last weekend.

College Relations | Oct 12, 2020


While the first week of fall quarter was atypical, with most students online, the increased course load of hybrid classes started without problems.

LCC's fall quarter courses starts smoothly, hybrid likely to continue for winter

While the first week of fall quarter was atypical, with most students online, the increased course load of hybrid classes started without problems.

The Daily News | Oct 05, 2020


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

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 | Sep 29, 2020


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

LCC Speech & Debate Begins Virtual Season

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

College Relations | Sep 28, 2020


The Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously passed next year’s $25.3 million budget.

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.

The Daily News | Sep 18, 2020


"Big Ideas” is the topic of Lower Columbia College’s 2020 Fall Community Conversations speaker series.

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.

The Daily News | Sep 17, 2020


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

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 | Sep 08, 2020


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.

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 | Aug 27, 2020


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

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 | Aug 10, 2020


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

Lower Columbia College spring honor roll

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

The Daily News | Jul 22, 2020


If you scan the books piled by Loren Paul McNair’s favorite chair the day that he died—July 1, 2020 at 77 years old

Longtime Diesel Technology instructor Loren McNair will be missed

If you scan the books piled by Loren Paul McNair’s favorite chair the day that he died—July 1, 2020 at 77 years old

The Daily News | Jul 13, 2020


By late July, Lower Columbia College plans to release a list of “hybrid” classes

LCC planning more hybrid courses for fall quarter, careful reopening

By late July, Lower Columbia College plans to release a list of “hybrid” classes

The Daily News | Jul 11, 2020


Admissions building: open Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and Thursdays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm for drop-ins.

The following services are available on the LCC campus beginning July 13

Admissions building: open Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and Thursdays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm for drop-ins.

College Relations | Jul 10, 2020


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

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 | Jun 22, 2020


Courses are available in child care, vocational, digital photography, food, nutrition and health, and more!

LCC summer quarter Continuing Education courses announced

Courses are available in child care, vocational, digital photography, food, nutrition and health, and more!

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | Jun 18, 2020


In recognition of this challenging time and the loss of an important celebration, LCC is dedicating a commemorative bench to the Class of 2020.

Honoring the Class of 2020

In recognition of this challenging time and the loss of an important celebration, LCC is dedicating a commemorative bench to the Class of 2020.

College Relations | Jun 16, 2020


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

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 | Jun 11, 2020


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

COVID-19 puts LCC, students in tough financial straits

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

The Daily News | Jun 08, 2020


For an American workforce under continuing threat from the coronavirus, the best protection might just be a college degree.

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

For an American workforce under continuing threat from the coronavirus, the best protection might just be a college degree.

AP | Jun 07, 2020


It is imperative that we promote our shared values of integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation and inclusion.

A letter from President Bailey to the Campus Community

It is imperative that we promote our shared values of integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation and inclusion.

College Relations | Jun 05, 2020


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

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 | Jun 04, 2020


Nursing students Aira Aromin and Mollie Kissinger graduate this spring and are eager to continue their careers in nursing and help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Graduating nurses ready to help fight COVID-19 locally

Nursing students Aira Aromin and Mollie Kissinger graduate this spring and are eager to continue their careers in nursing and help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Daily News | Jun 03, 2020


When the coronavirus prompted colleges to move to remote learning, many science departments were left scrambling to adapt.

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.

The Daily News | May 15, 2020


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

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


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.

Lower Columbia College will reopen essential labs

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 06, 2020


The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has provided $160,000 in grants from the Southwest Washington COVID Response Fund

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

The Reflector | May 04, 2020


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

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 | Apr 21, 2020


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

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 | Apr 15, 2020


LCC has pushed the start of spring quarter back two weeks, moved classes online and largely closed the campus to help slow the spread.

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

LCC has pushed the start of spring quarter back two weeks, moved classes online and largely closed the campus to help slow the spread.

The Daily News | Apr 02, 2020


When Brenna Kandoll applied to the Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship in November, she was at the lowest point in her life.

Engineering student Brenna Kandoll overcomes loss, wins national award

When Brenna Kandoll applied to the Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholarship in November, she was at the lowest point in her life.

The Daily News | Apr 01, 2020


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