2024

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 51st Annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic on February 10-11. Nine colleges and universities attended, with 70 students competing across 13 different speech and debate events.

LCC Hosts 51st Annual Dugaw Smelt Classic Speech & Debate Tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 51st Annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic on February 10-11. Nine colleges and universities attended, with 70 students competing across 13 different speech and debate events.

Effectiveness and College Relations | Feb 13, 2024


Douglas Wolk is a pop culture critic, teacher and writer, and the author of All of the Marvels, Reading Comics and 33 1/3: Live at the Apollo.

NW Voices Presents author, Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk is a pop culture critic, teacher and writer, and the author of All of the Marvels, Reading Comics and 33 1/3: Live at the Apollo.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Feb 06, 2024


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team earned multiple team and individual honors at the Fred Scheller Invitational tournament at Pacific University – the final Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) Designated Tournament of the season.

LCC Speech & Debate Named Conference Champions

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team earned multiple team and individual honors at the Fred Scheller Invitational tournament at Pacific University – the final Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) Designated Tournament of the season.

Effecrtivess and College Relations | Jan 29, 2024


Northwest Voices Celebrates writers of the Pacific Northwest. In collaboration with the Longview Public Library, NW Voices Presents author and poet Debra Elisa Wöhrmann. Join in the dialogue and participate in the workshop.

Northwest Voices Presents: Debra Elisa Wöhrman, Tuesday January 23

Northwest Voices Celebrates writers of the Pacific Northwest. In collaboration with the Longview Public Library, NW Voices Presents author and poet Debra Elisa Wöhrmann. Join in the dialogue and participate in the workshop.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Jan 12, 2024


The Lower Columbia College Foundation has named David and Nadine Coburn as the 2023-24 Benefactors of the Year. Benefactor honorees have a history of providing charitable financial support to the foundation, and/or significant volunteer service to the college. Most notably, contributions from honorees have had major impacts on the college, its programs, students, and the community.

LCC Foundation names David and Nadine Coburn 2023-24 Benefactors of the Year

The Lower Columbia College Foundation has named David and Nadine Coburn as the 2023-24 Benefactors of the Year. Benefactor honorees have a history of providing charitable financial support to the foundation, and/or significant volunteer service to the college. Most notably, contributions from honorees have had major impacts on the college, its programs, students, and the community.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Jan 12, 2024


2023

Fall 2023 Honors List

Fall 2023 Honors List

Fall 2023 Honors List

Effectiveness and College Relations | Dec 28, 2023


Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) are pleased to announce receipt of a $1 million-dollar gift from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe Donates $1 Million to Lower Columbia College

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) are pleased to announce receipt of a $1 million-dollar gift from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Dec 19, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team closed their fall quarter competition slate by competing at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University.

LCC Speech & Debate Wins Oregon State University Tournament

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team closed their fall quarter competition slate by competing at the Earl Wells Virtual Speakeasy tournament, hosted by Oregon State University.

Effectiveness and College Relations | Dec 04, 2023


Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) are pleased to announce receipt of a million-dollar gift from John and Cathy Natt. The gift, given in honor of Longview’s centennial and the LCCF’s “Opportunity Can’t Wait” capital campaign, will go toward the John and Cathy Natt Endowment and unrestricted funds.

John and Cathy Natt Donate $1 Million to Lower Columbia College

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the Lower Columbia College Foundation (LCCF) are pleased to announce receipt of a million-dollar gift from John and Cathy Natt. The gift, given in honor of Longview’s centennial and the LCCF’s “Opportunity Can’t Wait” capital campaign, will go toward the John and Cathy Natt Endowment and unrestricted funds.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Nov 28, 2023


LONGVIEW, WA - Today Dr. Matt Seimears was named the next president of Lower Columbia College (LCC). The selection was made during a board of trustees meeting, where trustees voted unanimously on his appointment.

Dr. Matt Seimears Selected as New President of LCC

LONGVIEW, WA - Today Dr. Matt Seimears was named the next president of Lower Columbia College (LCC). The selection was made during a board of trustees meeting, where trustees voted unanimously on his appointment.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Nov 16, 2023


Congratulations to 2023 Nursing Graduate Quiana Daniels, recipient of a Health Care Leadership Award from the Puget Sound Business Journal. She will be honored as one of three “Up and Comer” award winners at a ceremony in Seattle in December.

PSBJ’s Up and Comer

Congratulations to 2023 Nursing Graduate Quiana Daniels, recipient of a Health Care Leadership Award from the Puget Sound Business Journal. She will be honored as one of three “Up and Comer” award winners at a ceremony in Seattle in December.

Effectiveness and College Relations | Nov 14, 2023


The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) recently announced the winning schools for the 2022-23 Presidents Cup for overall academic achievement.  In the Dick McClain Division (schools with six or fewer sports) Lower Columbia is the winner.

LCC Athletics Wins the 2022-23 NWAC Presidents Cup

The Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) recently announced the winning schools for the 2022-23 Presidents Cup for overall academic achievement. In the Dick McClain Division (schools with six or fewer sports) Lower Columbia is the winner.

Lower Columbia College | Oct 30, 2023


Our campus is hosting the U.S. Army Field Band to provide a FREE concert in the RCA Wollenberg Auditorium on Sunday, October 29th.

U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus to provide a FREE

Our campus is hosting the U.S. Army Field Band to provide a FREE concert in the RCA Wollenberg Auditorium on Sunday, October 29th.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 27, 2023


The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Foundation is pleased to announce receipt of the remaining $3.6 million of the Charles “Chuck” L. Klawitter Estate, resulting in the second largest gift in the Foundation’s history.

LCC Foundation Receives Nearly $4 Million Gift

The Lower Columbia College (LCC) Foundation is pleased to announce receipt of the remaining $3.6 million of the Charles “Chuck” L. Klawitter Estate, resulting in the second largest gift in the Foundation’s history.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 24, 2023


After a temporary closure to expand services, the Lower Columbia College (LCC) Food for Thought Food Pantry will celebrate its reopening at an open house from 11 am - 2 pm on October 24, 2023.

LCC Food for Thought Food Pantry Open House

After a temporary closure to expand services, the Lower Columbia College (LCC) Food for Thought Food Pantry will celebrate its reopening at an open house from 11 am - 2 pm on October 24, 2023.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 24, 2023


The Board of Trustees of Lower Columbia College (LCC) is pleased to announce the selection of four finalists to be considered for the next college president: Chato Hazelbaker, Roman Hernandez, David Pelkey, and Matt Seimears.

Lower Columbia College announces college president finalists

The Board of Trustees of Lower Columbia College (LCC) is pleased to announce the selection of four finalists to be considered for the next college president: Chato Hazelbaker, Roman Hernandez, David Pelkey, and Matt Seimears.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 24, 2023


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished 4th place in 2-year college sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis & Clark College. This was the second tournament of the year for the Fighting Smelt, and it also kicked off the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season.

LCC Speech & Debate Opens Conference Season with Strong Showing

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished 4th place in 2-year college sweepstakes at the Steve Hunt Classic tournament hosted by Lewis & Clark College. This was the second tournament of the year for the Fighting Smelt, and it also kicked off the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season.

LCC Effectivess and College Relations | Oct 20, 2023


A collaboration between Lower Columbia College (LCC), the LCC Foundation, Kelso Recreation Council, Rose Foundation, Cowlitz County, City of Kelso, Kelso Girls Softball Association, Cheney Foundation, Rotary Club of Kelso, and Kelso High School resulting in substantial upgrades to the softball field at Tam O’Shanter Park is a home run for female youth, high school and college athletes.

Upgrades to Heerensperger Field at Tam O’Shanter Park

A collaboration between Lower Columbia College (LCC), the LCC Foundation, Kelso Recreation Council, Rose Foundation, Cowlitz County, City of Kelso, Kelso Girls Softball Association, Cheney Foundation, Rotary Club of Kelso, and Kelso High School resulting in substantial upgrades to the softball field at Tam O’Shanter Park is a home run for female youth, high school and college athletes.

LCC Effectiveness and College Relations | Oct 12, 2023


LCC alumna of the year Jean Moksness

LCC 2023 Alumna of the year Jeane Moksness

LCC 2023 Alumna of the year Jeane Moksness.

Cassy Rosales | Sep 27, 2023


Summer 2023 Honors List

Congratulations to those that achieved LCC's President's and Dean's List awards!

Lower Columbia College | Sep 12, 2023


Spring 2023 Honors List

Congratulations to those that achieved LCC's President's and Dean's List awards!

Lower Columbia College | Jun 28, 2023


Lower Columbia College (LCC) President Chris Bailey announced his retirement effective January 1, 2024 during the college’s Board of Trustees meeting on May 17, 2023.

LCC President Chris Bailey Announces Retirement

Lower Columbia College (LCC) President Chris Bailey announced his retirement effective January 1, 2024 during the college’s Board of Trustees meeting on May 17, 2023.

Wendy Hall | May 18, 2023


New degree options are available for prospective teachers and paraeducators! The new Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Education is perfect for students interested in becoming para educators in the K-12 system.

New degree options at LCC

New degree options are available for prospective teachers and paraeducators! The new Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Education is perfect for students interested in becoming para educators in the K-12 system.

Wendy Hall | Apr 21, 2023


Jaida Barrows, Quiana Daniels, Samantha Deleon, and Nicolas Tinoco, members of the 2023 All Washington Academic Team, will be recognized at a ceremony in Olympia on April 27, 2023.

Four LCC Students Named to 2023 All Washington Academic Team

Jaida Barrows, Quiana Daniels, Samantha Deleon, and Nicolas Tinoco, members of the 2023 All Washington Academic Team, will be recognized at a ceremony in Olympia on April 27.

Lower Columbia College | Apr 21, 2023


Winter 2023 Honors List

Congratulations to those that achieved LCC's President's and Dean's List awards!

Lower Columbia College | Mar 24, 2023


2022

Lower Columbia College Fall 2022 Honors List

Fall 2022 Honors List

Congratulations to those that achieved LCC's President's and Dean's List awards!

Lower Columbia College | Dec 15, 2022


With concerns about student debt mounting and the value of traditional, four-year degrees up for debate, the role of community colleges is expanding.

Cred for Washington's community colleges

With concerns about student debt mounting and the value of traditional, four-year degrees up for debate, the role of community colleges is expanding.

Axios | Dec 02, 2022


Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ryan Meagher as its new Artistic Director.

Ryan Meagher announced as Portland Jazz Composers New Artistic Director

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ryan Meagher as its new Artistic Director.

Kim Gumbel | Nov 16, 2022


Candidates for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat will participate in a live, hour-long debate on October 27 at 6:00 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.

Congressional Candidates Debate at LCC on October 27

Candidates for Washington's 3rd Congressional District seat will participate in a live, hour-long debate on October 27 at 6:00 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.

Lower Columbia College | Oct 21, 2022


Lower Columbia College Summer 2022 Honors List

Summer 2022 Honors List

Lower Columbia College Summer 2022 Honors List

Lower Columbia College | Sep 06, 2022


Get help with advising, financial, registration, and more at the All-in-One Registration event, Aug. 31 from 11am-7pm in the Admissions Building.

All-in-One Registration Event on August 31, 11am-7pm

Get help with advising, financial, registration, and more at the All-in-One Registration event, Aug. 31 from 11am-7pm in the Admissions Building.

College Relations | Aug 18, 2022


The LCC Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will be hosting a site visit for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

LCC Nursing Program Accreditation Review

The LCC Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will be hosting a site visit for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

College Relations | Aug 03, 2022


Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the LCC Foundation are pleased to announce the selection of Mark McCrady as the 2022 Alumnus of the Year.

Mark McCrady Named 2022 LCC Alumnus of the Year

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and the LCC Foundation are pleased to announce the selection of Mark McCrady as the 2022 Alumnus of the Year.

College Relations | Aug 02, 2022


Lower Columbia College Spring 2022 Honors List

Spring 2022 Honors List

Lower Columbia College Spring 2022 Honors List

Lower Columbia College | Jul 19, 2022


Lower Columbia College (LCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Silva to the LCC Board of Trustees. LCC Trustees are appointed by the governor.

Marc Silva appointed LCC Board of Trustee

Lower Columbia College (LCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Silva to the LCC Board of Trustees. LCC Trustees are appointed by the governor.

Lower Columbia College | Mar 30, 2022


Lower Columbia College Winter 2022 Honors List

Winter Quarter LCC 2022 Honors List

Winter Quarter Lower Columbia College 2022 Honors List.

Lower Columbia College | Mar 24, 2022


The Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) created the Transforming Lives Awards program in 2012 to recognize current or former students whose lives have been transformed by pursuing higher education at a community or technical college.

Brittany Lovely Named 2022 Transforming Lives Award Winner

The Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) created the Transforming Lives Awards program in 2012 to recognize current or former students whose lives have been transformed by pursuing higher education at a community or technical college.

Wendy Hall | Feb 02, 2022


2021

There has never been a better time to enter the skills trades - here's why.

Why you should consider a career in the skilled trades

High demand, excellent pay and job security are just a few of the reasons why now is a great time to pursue a career in the skilled trades.

College Relations | Aug 06, 2021


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished their 2020-2021 IPDA debate season competing at the 2021 IPDA National Tournament.

Lower Columbia College Honored with National Debate Awards

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team finished their 2020-2021 IPDA debate season competing at the 2021 IPDA National Tournament.

College Relations | Apr 12, 2021


“The Art of Persuasion, Beautiful and Just”: LCC Speech & Debate Finds Success Among One of the Largest National Tournaments in the Country.

LCC Student Wins National Debate Championship

“The Art of Persuasion, Beautiful and Just”: LCC Speech & Debate Finds Success Among One of the Largest National Tournaments in the Country.

College Relations | Mar 23, 2021


The team was honored as the top community college at the Eddy Shell Invitational debate tournament

Success for LCC Speech & Debate at Consecutive Tournaments

The team was honored as the top community college at the Eddy Shell Invitational debate tournament

College Relations | Mar 01, 2021


The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team took third place in overall team sweepstakes out of 23 competing colleges

LCC Speech & Debate Triumph at Southern California Tournament

The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team took third place in overall team sweepstakes out of 23 competing colleges

College Relations | Feb 07, 2021


2020

The final projects of the LCC Fall Drama Season will be released this Friday at 5 pm.

LCC Drama Releases Final Fall 2020 Projects Friday

The final projects of the LCC Fall Drama Season will be released this Friday at 5 pm.

College Relations | Dec 02, 2020


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed at the 90th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament.

LCC Speech & Debate Wins Prestigious Awards at Linfield University

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team competed at the 90th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament.

College Relations | Nov 16, 2020


The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season last weekend.

LCC Speech & Debate Convincingly Opens Virtual Conference Season

The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) season last weekend.

College Relations | Oct 12, 2020


The team began their competition season with promising results at the Fran Tanner Open tournament.

LCC Speech & Debate Begins Virtual Season

The team began their competition season with promising results at the Fran Tanner Open tournament.

College Relations | Sep 28, 2020


Admissions building: open Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and Thursdays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm for drop-ins.

The following services are available on the LCC campus beginning July 13

Admissions building: open Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and Thursdays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm for drop-ins.

College Relations | Jul 10, 2020


In recognition of this challenging time and the loss of an important celebration, LCC is dedicating a commemorative bench to the Class of 2020.

Honoring the Class of 2020

In recognition of this challenging time and the loss of an important celebration, LCC is dedicating a commemorative bench to the Class of 2020.

College Relations | Jun 16, 2020


It is imperative that we promote our shared values of integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation and inclusion.

A letter from President Bailey to the Campus Community

It is imperative that we promote our shared values of integrity, respect, collaboration, cooperation and inclusion.

College Relations | Jun 05, 2020


The team won the 2-year college division and earned the most overall sweepstakes points at the Earl Wells Memorial Speakeasy.

Decisive Win for LCC Speech & Debate at Oregon State University

The team won the 2-year college division and earned the most overall sweepstakes points at the Earl Wells Memorial Speakeasy.

College Relations | Feb 18, 2020


The LCC team won 2nd place in Division II Sweepstakes at the Fred Scheller Invitational hosted by Pacific University.

LCC Speech & Debate Earns Tournament, Conference Awards

The LCC team won 2nd place in Division II Sweepstakes at the Fred Scheller Invitational hosted by Pacific University.

College Relations | Jan 27, 2020


For the first time, an LCC team will be part of the proceedings joining four individuals for induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame.

Four individuals and a team to be inducted into LCC Athletics Hall of Fame

For the first time, an LCC team will be part of the proceedings joining four individuals for induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame.

College Relations | Jan 22, 2020


John’s positive attitude and determination are both evident and infectious in spite of facing ongoing challenges in life.

John Fitzpatrick Named 2020 Transforming Lives Award Winner

John’s positive attitude and determination are both evident and infectious in spite of facing ongoing challenges in life.

College Relations | Jan 21, 2020


Benefactor honorees have a history of charitable support to the foundation, and/or volunteer service to the college.

LCC Foundation Names Joe Fischer 2019-20 Benefactor of the Year

Benefactor honorees have a history of charitable support to the foundation, and/or volunteer service to the college.

College Relations | Jan 15, 2020


LCC advisors and university admissions counselors will host an application event to support students.

Join Us for a Pop-In and Apply Application Event January 16

LCC advisors and university admissions counselors will host an application event to support students.

College Relations | Jan 12, 2020


2019

The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 47th Annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic on December 7 and 8.

Fighting Smelt Finish Fall Quarter with a Bang

The Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team hosted and competed at the 47th Annual Michael Dugaw Smelt Classic on December 7 and 8.

College Relations | Dec 09, 2019


The Fighting Smelt won second place in Division III Sweepstakes at the 89th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament.

LCC Speech & Debate Earns Division III Honors at Linfield College

The Fighting Smelt won second place in Division III Sweepstakes at the 89th Annual Mahaffey Memorial Tournament.

College Relations | Nov 12, 2019


Athletic success and academic achievement can go together. Just ask the Lower Columbia College Red Devils.

Lower Columbia College Makes History with Dual NWAC Awards

Athletic success and academic achievement can go together. Just ask the Lower Columbia College Red Devils.

College Relations | Nov 06, 2019


The Fighting Smelt won 2nd place in overall team sweepstakes at the McPherson Classic Tournament hosted by Whitworth University.

Speech & Debate Team Wins Sweepstakes at Whitworth University

The Fighting Smelt won 2nd place in overall team sweepstakes at the McPherson Classic Tournament hosted by Whitworth University.

College Relations | Oct 29, 2019


The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began their competition season with a strong result.

LCC Speech & Debate Team Starts Promising Season

The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Speech & Debate Team began their competition season with a strong result.

College Relations | Sep 30, 2019