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Latest News About Lower Columbia College

LCC speech and debate team scores at Boxer Rebellion

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

The Daily News | November 13, 2018


LCC announces play dates

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

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | November 8, 2018


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

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

The Daily News | November 2, 2018


LCC Speech & Debate takes top CC honors at tournament

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

The Wahkiakum County Eagle | November 1, 2018


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

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

The Daily News | October 31, 2018


Senator Maria Cantwell Talks Jobs, Education

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

College Relations | October 30, 2018


Speech & Debate Takes Top CC Honors at Boxer Rebellion Tournament

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

College Relations | October 30, 2018


Lower Columbia College Foundation Expands Scholarship Offerings

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

The Daily News | October 30, 2018


LCC debate team takes second at Steve Hunt Classic

Members of the LCC Fighting Smelt speech and debate team won second place in two-year sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic Tournament at Lewis and Clark College in Portland the weekend of October 12-14 ...

The Daily News | October 24, 2018


Not Just for Science: New LCC Microscope Benefits Many Disciplines

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

The Daily News | October 17, 2018


Fighting Smelt Finish Strong at Steve Hunt Classic

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

College Relations | October 16, 2018


Bill Stoller wins Oregon 'History Maker' Medal

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

College Relations | October 12, 2018


PUD spokeswoman appointed to LCC board of trustees

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

The Daily News | October 12, 2018


Alice Dietz Joins LCC Board of Trustees

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

College Relations | October 11, 2018


Federal grant helps LCC discount on-campus childcare cost

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

The Daily News | October 3, 2018


Lower Columbia College 2018 summer quarter honor rolls

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

The Daily News | October 2, 2018


LCC Speech & Debate Starts Season with Win

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

College Relations | October 1, 2018


Manufacturing Trades Open House

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

College Relations | September 29, 2018


Longview artist's exhibit shows her journey through cancer treatment

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

The Daily News | September 27, 2018


Lower Columbia College gains high-tech microscope

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

The Daily News | September 27, 2018


Lectures focus on ‘The Mind at Work’

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

The Daily News | September 26, 2018


Lecture Series on 'The Mind at Work'

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

College Relations | September 21, 2018


 'Pickett Plaza' dedication honors former LCC president

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

The Daily News | September 13, 2018


LCC Foundation dedicates Pickett Plaza in honor of former president

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

College Relations | September 12, 2018


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

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

The Daily News | September 11, 2018


Former Longview librarian leaves legacy of education, arts

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

The Daily News | September 5, 2018


Longview woman still exercising at 100

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

The Daily News | August 28, 2018


LCC acts to limit time, location of rallies and demonstrations

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

The Daily News | August 27, 2018


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

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

The Daily News | July 21, 2018


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

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

KATU | July 13, 2018


LCC 2018 alumnus of the year helped build major dams

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

The Daily News | July 12, 2018


Lou Mace Named 2018 LCC Alumni of the Year

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

College Relations | July 10, 2018


Lower Columbia College 2018 spring quarter honor rolls

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

The Daily News | July 9, 2018


Spectators flock to Longview to celebrate nation's birthday

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

The Daily News | July 5, 2018


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

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

The Daily News | June 22, 2018


Former LCC Student from Japan Returns to Exhibit Artwork

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

College Relations | June 18, 2018


LCC commencement honors grads for their determination

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

The Daily News | June 16, 2018


Announcing 2018 LCC Commencement

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

College Relations | June 15, 2018


LCC and Three Rivers Christian School Announce Partnership

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

College Relations | June 12, 2018


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

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

The Daily News | June 11, 2018


Clinton Howard Receives Community College Presidents' Award

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

College Relations | June 4, 2018


Accounting student aspires to fight white collar crime

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

College Relations | June 1, 2018


High achieving nursing student headed to WGU

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

College Relations | May 31, 2018


Hard-working mom finds her passion, in clay

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

College Relations | May 30, 2018


Business student inspired to have a positive influence on people

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

College Relations | May 29, 2018


LCC leadership students assist in St. Helens Elementary classrooms

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

The Daily News | May 22, 2018


Kelso Longview chamber recognizes leaders in business and education

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

The Daily News | May 4, 2018


2018 Commencement Speaker

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

College Relations | April 23, 2018


Lower Columbia College 2018 winter quarter honor roll

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

The Daily News | April 9, 2018


Crippling child care costs? Patty Murray wants to help

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

The Daily News | April 4, 2018


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

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

The Daily News | March 30, 2018


LCC Earns Community College Honors at National Debate Tournament

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

College Relations | March 29, 2018


LCC's Clinton Howard and Marinda Strine win academic honors

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

The Daily News | March 20, 2018


LCC students use Student Success Fund to achieve academic goals

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

The Daily News | March 19, 2018


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

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

The Daily News | March 17, 2018


Clinton Howard and Marinda Strine Win High Academic Honors

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

College Relations | March 15, 2018


LCC hosts regional science competition

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

The Daily News | March 5, 2018


Japanese college students visit LCC for fourth straight year

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

The Daily News | February 24, 2018


LCC Takes Home Top Community College Honors

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

College Relations | February 20, 2018


LCC food pantry eases students' hunger

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

The Daily News | February 9, 2018


From felon to star student: LCC student reinvents himself

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

The Daily News | February 6, 2018


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

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

The Daily News | February 1, 2018


LCC receives $1 million in grants for simplifying college process

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

The Daily News | February 1, 2018


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