October 12, 2018
The Oregon Historical Society recently awarded LCC alumnus Bill Stoller with a 'History Maker' Medal for his contributions as a visionary business leader and philanthropist.
Stoller was raised on a family farm in Oregon and is perhaps best known as the founder and owner of Stoller Winery. He and his wife LaRue also own Chehalem Winery. Stoller is the CEO and co-founder of Express Employment Professionals, currently the largest privately held employment company in the world. He is also the founder of Xenium, a human resources and employer services outsource company.
Stoller attended Lower Columbia College in 1970 and 1971. He was a celebrated member of the men's basketball team, and was inducted into the LCC Athletics Hall of Fame in February of 2017.
After leaving LCC, Stoller transferred to Pacific University in Oregon, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business and economics. He also received an MBA from Portland State University.
The 'History Makers' medal was first awarded in 2009 by the Oregon Historical Society. The award is presented annually to individuals and organizations that are shaping the history, cultural and landscape of Oregon in a positive way.