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Bill Stoller

Class of 1971

Accounting, Business and Leadership

Bill Stoller is the Founder and CEO of Oklahoma-based Express Employment Professionals, one of the top staffing companies in the United States and Canada. After earning an associate degree from LCC, Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Pacific University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Portland State University.

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Glen John Cervantes

Class of 2018

Arts, Communication and Humanities

Glen John Cervantes is a Program Coordinator at Genesys Works in Chicago, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing pathways to success for high school students in underserved communities. After receiving an associate degree from LCC, John Glen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Willamette University.

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Bud Black

Class of 1977

Health Sciences and Wellness

Bud Black is the manager of the Denver-based Colorado Rockies, and former manager of the San Diego Padres. Black pitched 15 years in the Major Leagues, including a world championship with the 1985 Kansas City Royals. In addition to receiving an associate degree from LCC, Black earned a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. 

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Class of 2008

Information Technology

Alex DeJaynes is a Data Management Analyst at Columbia Wellness in Longview, a nonprofit community mental health agency. After receiving his associate degree in information technology from LCC, Alex received a Bachelor of Science in Data Management and Data Analytics from Western Governors University.

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Nicole Page

Class of 2021

Manufacturing, Trades and Transportation

Nicole Page is a Union Pipe Fitter with Longview-based JH Kelly, one of the largest industrial mechanical contractors in the Pacific Northwest. Nicole began her apprenticeship with United Association (UA) 26, the Western Washington union association for plumbers and pipefitters, after completing an associate degree in welding at LCC.

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Aaron Lopez

Class of 2018

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Aaron Lopez is a Project Engineer with ATS in Seattle, an automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. After receiving an engineering associate degree from LCC, Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. 

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Summer Comte

Class of 2020

Social Science and Criminal Justice

Summer Comte is a Corrections and Custody Officer 2 with the Washington State Department of Corrections. She received her Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer degree from LCC with a concentration in criminal justice, and is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in forensic science and psychology from Grand Canyon University (GCU) through LCC’s University Center.

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Tonya Drake

Class of 1992

Teacher Education and Early Learning

Tonya Drake is the Chancellor and Regional Vice President of WGU, a Utah-based national university created by a group of U.S. governors in 1997. In addition to her associate degree from LCC, Tonya also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, and a Master of Education and Ph.D. in Education Leadership from Arizona State University.

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