For Immediate Release

October 5, 2017

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.

“Our community continues to rise up and show its support of our student success initiatives and our academic programs,” — LCC Foundation Chair, Rich Gushman.

Jeane’s connections to LCC span back to 1956 when she first attended LCC and played on the inaugural women’s basketball team.

The team went undefeated in their first year. Jeane also worked for LCC’s Early Learning Center as an instructor and coordinator for 23 years before retiring in June 2000. She stays connected with the college through the LCC Retiree Association.

“As a former student and instructor at Lower Columbia College, I am aware of the need for additional financial support for some students. I feel Lower Columbia College gives our community an excellent opportunity to further their educational goals.” — Jeane Wirkkala Moksness

“Jeane’s philanthropic support of the college is a true testament to the importance of our staff, faculty, students & community partners and the impact they can have on generations to come,” — Kendra Sprague, LCC Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs.

“In honor of Jeane’s gift, the west lobby of LCC’s Myklebust Gymnasium & Fitness Center will be named the “Jeane Wirkkala Moksness Lobby” — LCC President Chris Bailey. 

The formal naming dedication will be held at the LCC Athletics Hall of Fame event in February.


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Jeane Wirkkala Moksness

Jeane Wirkkala Moksness

LCC alumna and retiree

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 Wendy Hall, Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations, Lower Columbia College


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