⚠LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.
LCC will continue to operate remotely until further notice (a list of face-to-face and hybrid classes for fall is now available). Medical Assisting, Nursing, Machining and Welding resumed limited lab activity on May 5. Applications for emergency funding assistance are still being accepted. - Learn More.
Lower Columbia College does not designate a valedictorian. Instead, we recognize four students with the highest grade point averages and most rigorous coursework.
Two awards are given to students in the professional/technical area (including professional/technical students in transfer pathways), and two in academic transfer. Scholastic Achievement Awards are LCC’s highest academic honors.
Awards are presented each year at the annual Commencement ceremony. These are the only awards presented during Commencement.