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Latest News About Lower Columbia College

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

LCC Fighting Smelt Recognized as a Top Speech Program in the Northwest

Last weekend at Pacific University, the Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team was acknowledged as the third place speech team among community colleges in the Northwest Forensics Conference....

College Relations | January 31, 2018

Sen. Braun's proposed bill will lower community college tuition

Students at Lower Columbia College could get a 10 percent tuition reduction under legislation proposed by state Sen. John Braun....

The Daily News | January 27, 2018

Regarding January 19 false active shooter alarm

Last Friday's false "active shooter: run-hide-fight" alarm was an unfortunate accident that caused many people undue distress....

Office of the President | January 22, 2018

Running Start enrollment explodes

Statewide Running Start enrollment has steadily increased since the program was first introduced more than two decades ago, but its popularity among local high school students has exploded recently....

The Daily News | January 17, 2018

LCC expands graphic design program

At the beginning of fall quarter, Lower Columbia College graphic design students were short on computers....

The Daily News | January 13, 2018

LCC Receives $1M Grant Funding to Support Student Success

College Spark Grant enables implementation of Guided Pathways, a national student success initiative....

College Relations | January 12, 2018

Clinton Howard named 2018 Transforming Lives Award Winner

LCC student body president Clinton Howard was born with drugs in his system, and immediately thrust into a world filled with crime and despair...

College Relations | January 8, 2018

LCC looking for families to host Japanese exchange students

Lower Columbia College is looking for families to host 12 female Japanese exchange students from Feb. 11 to March 3...

The Daily News | January 8, 2018

Foundation names James & Marianne Mitchell 2017-18 Benefactors of the Year

The Lower Columbia College Foundation has named James and Marianne Mitchell as the 2017-18 Benefactors of the Year...

College Relations | January 2, 2018

LCC welding lab to re-open

The Lower Columbia College welding lab will re-open as planned for winter quarter on Jan. 2, the school announced Friday...

The Daily News | December 31, 2017

Senators say net neutrality rollback could harm rural education

Washington's U.S. senators are worried that the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to roll back net neutrality rules could harm the nation's students and schools — especially those in rural and low-income communities...

The Daily News | December 14, 2017

LCC welding lab closed for quarter

The Lower Columbia College welding lab will be closed for the remainder of the fall quarter after further tests showed air quality has not improved despite efforts to clean the lab, the college announced Monday...

The Daily News | November 21, 2017

A fresh — and expanded — view of community colleges shows they're doing better than many thought

Nearly half of all students who enter Washington’s community colleges earn a degree or certificate in eight years, or transfer to another school before getting a degree from their community college, new federal data shows...

The Seattle Times | November 14, 2017

Public weighs $1B ammonia plant in Longview

The public relations battle is underway as Pacific Coast Fertilizer beats back against what it calls “misinformation” from opponents to its proposed $1 billion ammonia plant at Longview's Mint Farm Industrial Park...

The Columbian | November 9, 2017

LCC welding lab shut down due to slightly elevated arsenic levels

The welding lab at Lower Columbia College is shut down temporarily because air quality tests showed slightly elevated levels of arsenic in the air, the college announced Wednesday...

The Daily News | November 9, 2017

LCC launches new fund as state dollars dwindle

Lower Columbia College has launched a new initiative intended to fill in financial gaps where state funding falls short...

The Daily News | October 21, 2017

LCC Baseball: Championship coach leaves for Tulane University

It was an opportunity Eddie Smith couldn't pass up. Smith, the baseball coach at defending NWAC champion Lower Columbia College, has accepted a position as lead assistant baseball coach and head recruiter at Tulane University in New Orleans...

The Daily News | October 12, 2017

State Running Start a standout

A new study says Washington’s Running Start program is a national leader when it comes to helping pave the way for high-school students to eventually finish college..

The Daily News | October 6, 2017

Jeane Wirkkala Moksness Provides Major Gift to LCC

LCC alumna and retiree Jeane Wirkkala Moksness has generously donated $80,000 to the LCC Foundation. Her gift includes $75,000 for the Student Success Fund endowment and $5,000 for LCC’s Early Learning Center...

College Relations | October 5, 2017

Local school officials outline challenges at education gathering

After an action-packed summer, local school officials had plenty to discuss Wednesday at the State of Education luncheon hosted by the Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce...

The Daily News | September 28, 2017

'Give More 24!' beats $1 Million goal; Cowlitz nonprofits to share in success

Sometime during the early morning hours on Friday, the annual “Give More 24!” fundraiser finally capped the $1 million mark. A few Cowlitz County nonprofits will get to share in that wealth of fundraising cash...

The Daily News | September 22, 2017

Lower Columbia College 2017 summer quarter honor roll

The Lower Columbia College president’s and dean’s lists for the 2017 summer quarter have been announced...

The Daily News | September 16, 2017

Support of DACA Students

LCC stands with the rest of the Washington higher education community in supporting our DACA students, who have collectively made an extremely positive impact on our institutions and communities...

Office of the President | September 7, 2017

Aileen Shepard Becomes U.S. Citizen the Day DACA is Rescinded

The day U.S. Attorney General Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA—was a dark day for many immigrants in the United States...

College Relations | September 5, 2017

Longview businesses see opportunity with solar eclipse

As the moon covers the sun Monday morning, Toledo skydivers will drop from the sky, aiming for a small patch of grass along Seventh Avenue in Longview...

The Daily News | August 16, 2017

Bias-Based Incident on Campus

Lower Columbia College does not and will not tolerate any form of speech or behavior that violates our commitment to safety and diversity. LCC has a deep and abiding commitment to the shared LCC Values: integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation, inclusion and innovation...

Office of the President | August 15, 2017

LCC receives $50,000 from Anderson family

Lower Columbia College on Tuesday announced that the school’s foundation has received a $50,000 gift toward two of its major endowments...

The Daily News | July 26, 2017

Anderson Family Donates $50,000 to Lower Columbia College Foundation

Major gift honors family by endowing scholarships, supporting the Student Success Fund and naming outdoor pavilion...

Lower Columbia College Foundation | July 25, 2017

Cindy Faubion named nurse of the year

Cathlamet resident Cindy Faubion was named Nurse Coordinator of the Year for Southwest Washington and Oregon by the March of Dimes...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | July 6, 2017

Lower Columbia College 2017 spring quarter honor roll

The Lower Columbia College president's and dean's lists for the 2017 spring quarter have been announced...

The Daily News | July 5, 2017

Doubling Down to Save on Student Loan Debt means getting a 'Running Start'

Michael Yuen, Anthony Barrios and 106 others like them graduate from both their high school and LCC with considerable tuition savings, thanks to Washington State's Running Start program...

The Daily News | June 16, 2017

LCC's Bill Stoller has made a living finding other people jobs

Commencement Speaker has words of wisdom for Class of 2017...

The Daily News | June 12, 2017

At 16, Onalaska Boy Preparing to Pursue Third College Degree

Self Driven: Aiden Hunter, Who Started Attending College at 12, Hopes to Parlay His Fast-Tracked Education Into a Career in Engineering...

The Chronicle | June 6, 2017

Marine Corps Colonel Steven Hogg takes Retirement by Storm

After graduation, Steven's unique perspective on "retirement" will take him down yet another career path......

College Relations | June 5, 2017

Sofie Shulda Recognized for Outstanding Academic Achievement

The academic rigor of LCC’s Nursing Program is not for everyone, but Sofie Shulda makes it look relatively easy...

College Relations | June 5, 2017

Monica Vera Changes Family Dynamics

Monica Vera wasn’t sure what would happen when she came to LCC after graduating from Mark Morris in 2013...

College Relations | June 5, 2017

Maria Bueno, Mother of Two, First in Family to Attend College

Maria Bueno didn’t picture herself in college when she enrolled her daughter in LCC’s Head Start program...

College Relations | June 5, 2017

Chase Hunter Recognized for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Chase Hunter is one of four Scholastic Achievement Award winners being recognized by Lower Columbia College for exceptional academic achievement during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony...

College Relations | June 5, 2017

Andrew Jaspers Awarded Full Scholarship to WSUV

Andrew Jaspers has accrued a considerable number of awards while attending Lower Columbia College...

College Relations | June 5, 2017

International Festival rocks Lower Columbia College

The whole world was present at Lower Columbia College for one afternoon. The Ethnic Support Council hosted its 27th annual International Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. yesterday at Lower Columbia College...

The Daily News | June 3, 2017

On June 3, the world comes to Longview

The Lower Columbia College student center will come alive with music and dance from around the world from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, as the Ethnic Support Council puts on its 27th annual International Festival...

The Daily News | June 1, 2017

New Lower Columbia College Foundation Scholarship honors Applied Industries, Inc.

In honor of Applied Industries, Inc. Board of Directors and its founder Nadine Williams, the Lower Columbia College Foundation has announced the establishment of a $335,000 endowment...

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | May 25, 2017

LCC whiz kid found academics easy; finances a challenge

Aiden Hunter had to overcome a lot of obstacles to graduate with LCC’s Class of 2017. The aspiring mechanical engineering will attend St. Martin’s University in the fall...

The Daily News | May 14, 2017

Dr. P.J. Peterson LCC's 2017 Alumna of the Year

Lower Columbia College announced its 2017 Alumna of the Year Friday with the selection of Dr. P.J. Peterson...

The Daily News | May 5, 2017

Lower Columbia College Foundation receives $335,000 endowment

Just days after Lower Columbia College’s Student Success Fund received a large donation from a local philanthropist, the LCC Foundation Thursday announced another large contribution...

The Daily News | April 28, 2017

Local philanthropist permanently endows LCC Student Success Fund

Lower Columbia College students just got another helpful boost toward achieving their goals...

The Daily News | April 22, 2017

Lower Columbia College 2017 winter quarter honor roll

The Lower Columbia College president’s and dean’s lists for the 2017 winter quarter have been announced...

The Daily News | April 9, 2017

Declining enrollment causes Lower Columbia College to become "entrepreneurial"

Enrollment declines at Lower Columbia College have likely “bottomed out” at this point, according to President Chris Bailey...

The Daily News | April 4, 2017

Woodland transportation company strives to leave no soldier behind

More than 210,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are looking for work nationally, but one local company hopes to put a dent in that number by placing a priority on hiring former service members..

The Daily News | March 21, 2017

Your gift could change a life

If you could chart a course for the future of this community, what would it look like?..

The Daily News | March 19, 2017

Student Success Fund provides an extra boost for LCC students

If it weren’t for Lower Columbia College’s Student Success Fund, it would have been difficult, if not impossible, for students Kayla Curtis and Scott Houston to finish their degrees...

The Daily News | March 19, 2017

Raul Arellano and Andrew Jaspers selected for 2017 All-Washington Academic Team.

Lower Columbia College is pleased to announced the selection of two students to represent Lower Columbia College on the 2017 All-Washington Academic Team...

College Relations | March 16, 2017

Students take a break from "ruff" finals with therapy dogs

LCC's Learning Commons had two unusual visitors recently. Certified therapy dogs Cody and Ella helped students relieve finals week stress!..

The Daily News | March 14, 2017

How can Cowlitz County create more jobs?

Changes in the rural Southwest Washington economy over the last four decades means the community must chart a new course to prosperity...

The Daily News | March 11, 2017

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