For Immediate Release
March 25, 2016
Lower Columbia College student Sarah Nichols was honored, along with 65 other All-Washington Academic Team members, during a ceremony in Olympia on March 24.
Sarah decided to return to school in 2012 when her family status changed. The former stay-at-home mom enrolled at LCC in the hopes of finding work to support her five children.
Although her original goal was job training, Sarah's plan quickly expanded to include a transfer degree as she excelled in her classes. She will earn her Accounting Technician degree in spring, followed by a business transfer degree in the summer. Sarah’s supporters credit her intelligence, tenacity and perseverance (along with dedication to her family) as the secret to her success.
Sarah's mother, Lois Lavine, along with LCC President Chris Bailey and staff members Kendra Sprague, Stefanee Bunn and Sheila Burgin attended the ceremony.
After graduating from LCC, Sarah is planning to enroll in Eastern Washington University's Business Administration program through the Regional University Center located on the LCC campus.
The All-Washington Academic Team consists of students representing the state’s 34 community and technical colleges. Students are nominated for recognition through a state program patterned after the national All-USA Academic Team, which Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges, initiated. The program acknowledges students who demonstrate a commitment to success in the classroom and service in their communities.
The state's public baccalaureate institutions and several private colleges also offer scholarships to award winning transfer students. LCC recognizes it's team members each year at the Outstanding Student Awards Ceremony.