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Latest News About Lower Columbia College

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

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

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