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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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 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


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