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


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


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


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


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 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’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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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