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Steve Vincent is Lower Columbia College's Benefactor of the Year, The Daily News, November 26, 2014

Steve Vincent Named LCC Benefactor of the Year - The Lower Columbia College Foundation has named Steve Vincent as its 2014-15 Benefactor of the Year, November 18, 2014

LCC Colors Ceremony to Honor Veterans on November 7 - on Friday, November 7, in recognition of Veterans Day, a Colors Ceremony has been organized for 8 am on the plaza west of the Lower Columbia College Student Center.

UW Director of Early Childhood & Family Studies to Keynote Conference at LCC - The Third Annual Cowlitz County Conference for educators and care givers of young children will be held Saturday, November 15 at Lower Columbia College, October 30, 2014

Delegation from Longview's Japanese sister city tours Longview,The Daily News, October 25, 2014

LCC's Running Start program hits its stride as college costs rise, The Daily News, October 22, 2014

Despite new spots, LCC parking problems persist, The Daily News, October 13, 2014

Thumbs up to LCC's new Health and Science Building, The Daily News, October 5, 2014

LCC Faculty Examine Monsters in Our Midst at Community ConversationsMonsters in Our Midst is the theme for Lower Columbia College's Fall 2014 Community Conversations series, September 30, 2014

New LCC science building aces first test, The Daily News, September 28, 2014

National group honors LCC for student performance, The Daily News, September 26, 2014

LCC Named National Leader College for Student Success Efforts- LCC is one of 16 community colleges recognized nationally as Leader College by Achieving the Dream organization, September 24, 2014

Bosendorfer Piano Artist Returns To Rose Center For Bach Concert - LCC welcomes back Dr. Kenn Willson for 'Encounters with Bach' on Saturday, October 4, September 23, 2014

Check out LCC's new health and science building during open house Saturday, The Daily News, September 18, 2014

Community invited to Grand Opening of New Health & Science Building - Introducing LCC's new star, the Health & Science Building, at a Community Open House on Saturday, September 20, September 16, 2014

LCC Summer Quarter Honors List, The Daily News, September 9, 2014

LCC Athletic Director Named to Babe Ruth Hall of Fame, September 4, 2014

LCC President returns from 'fantastic' White House education discussion,The Daily News, August 19, 2014

LCC President Chris Bailey to Share Innovative Efforts at White House Roundtable, August 7, 2014

LCC President Chris Bailey to visit White House, The Daily News, July 31, 2014

State money paves way for expansion of LCC children's education program, The Daily News, July 26, 2014

Visiting officials from China tour potential sister city partner Longview,The Daily News, July 25, 2014

Trustees extend LCC President Chris Bailey's contract,The Daily News, July 24, 2014

LCC classes move into $38 million state-of-the-art facility this fall,The Daily News, July 5, 2014

A beautiful evening as LCC graduates 450, The Daily News, June 20, 2014

LCC trustees approve budgets, faculty contract, The Daily News, June 20, 2014

Cousins' vastly different paths converge with LCC graduation ceremony,The Daily News, June 19, 2014

Washington Legislator and LCC Alum to Address Class of 2014- Forty-four years ago Dean Takko earned his associate degree from Lower Columbia College. On June 20, the Washington State Representative from Longview will give the keynote address to the Class of 2014, June 16, 2014

Hundreds attend Pride Day event that sheds light on support network, The Daily News, June 8, 2014

1991 Red Devils Volleyball team inducted into NWAACC Hall of Fame - LCC has been solid in the history of NWAACC volleyball, but only one Red Devil team has claimed a championship, May 29, 2014

New LCC fitness center on pace for January opening, The Daily News, May 21, 2014

Over 40 students pick up Facebook basics at LCC class, The Daily News, May 17, 2014

LCC eyes purchase of Olympia Way apartments, The Daily News, May 10, 2014

New LCC degree expands higher-ed opportunities for local nurses, The Daily News, May 5, 2014

LCC partners with Chinese school to enroll more international students, The Daily News, May 5, 2014

LCC Receives EDA Matching Grant for $1.7 Million in Health & Science Equipment - the grant is part of a $1.7 million project to provide equipment for the new Health and Science Building scheduled to open in Fall 2014, May 1, 2014

Fighting Smelt win Northwest Forensics Conference Championship - The Lower Columbia College Fighting Smelt Debate Team took top honors at the Northwest Forensics Conference Division 3 Championship held April 25-26 on the LCC campus, April 28, 2014

State Veterans' Director Leads Discussion on Challenges for Women Veterans - LCC's Veterans Services presents 'When Women Come Marching Home' on April 29, featuring Lourdes Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Washington State Veterans Affairs, along with local women veterans, April 24, 2014

LCC Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team - The courage to tackle new challenges while achieving top grades in their college studies is a trait shared by honorees Holly Lemmons and Russell Kennington, March 31, 2014

Fighting Smelt Place Fifth in National Competition! - LCC's Forensics Team finished 5th in the nation at the 2014 Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament, March 28, 2014

Deadline to apply for LCC Scholarships is April 5 - Students and local high school seniors and their parents have until April 5 to apply for over $250,000 in scholarships offered through the LCC Foundation, March 24, 2014

Health insurance 'navigators' help boost enrollment as deadline nears,The Daily News, March 19, 2014

Help Available to Meet Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline -Family Health Center reps will be available in the Student Center March 17, 18 and 19 to assist individuals in enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, March 14, 2014

LCC Tightens ties with Japan, China, The Daily News, March 2014

Free Program for Early Learning and Child Care Providers - Child care providers and educators can receive college training at no cost from LCC as part of Washington's Early Achievers program, February 28, 2014

Fighting Smelt Place Second at OSU! - LCC placed second in the community college division at Oregon State University on February 22 and 23, February 25, 2014.

LCC expands Running Start program with online options, The Daily News, February 4, 2014.

Digital workshop exposed students to the art of math and science,The Daily News, February 3, 2014.

Fighting Smelt Place Second at Pacific University Invitational - LCC's Forensics Team placed second in the community college division at Pacific University Scheller Invitational held Jan. 24-26 in Forest Grove, Oregon, January 29, 2014 .

LCC lecture series on health moved to larger venue, The Daily News, January 28, 2013.

Applications Due Feb. 1 for RN to BSN Program to Serve Local Nurses - Applications now being accepted for a Lower Columbia College and Washington State University-Vancouver pilot program for Registered Nurses seeking to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, January 24, 2014.

LCC's Community Conversations speakers to focus on health, The Daily News, January 16, 2013.

Community Concert Series returns with Pavlo on March 12, The Daily News, January 13, 2014.

Scholarship Workshop January 14 - Lower Columbia College invites local high school juniors and seniors and their parents, as well as current LCC students, to an informational workshop on applying for college scholarships, January 10, 2014.

2014 Hall of Fame Class to be Honored- Four former Lower Columbia College athletes will be inducted into the Lower Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday February 1, 2014.


Efficiency Closure Set for December 23 - 28 - Campus will be closed Monday, December 23 through Friday, December 28, as a cost-saving measure and to allow time for building maintenance, December 20, 2013.

Fighting Smelt Forensics Team Takes Top Honors - Lower Columbia College was the top community college at the Clark College Iverson/Bacon-Vickery Memorial Tournament held December 7-8 in Vancouver, December 13, 2013.

George Raiter Named Newest LCC Trustee by Governor - Retired Cowlitz County Commissioner George Raiter has been appointed to the Lower Columbia College Board of Trustees by Gov. Jay Inslee, December 2, 2013.

Ceremony to Honor First Graduates of New Adult High School Diploma Program - The first graduates of a new low-cost program for adults seeking to earn a high school diploma will walk in graduation ceremonies! December 2, 2013.

Lower Columbia College IS the Smart Choice! - Did you know that Washington students who transfer from a two-year college to a four-year school do just as well.....? November 26, 2013.

LCC Crime parody 'Bullshot Crummond' will give you a case of the giggles, The Daily News, November 20, 2013

LCC-EWU alliance a winning combination for many studentsThe Daily News, November 12, 2013

Food drive collects 66,000 pounds of food for Help Warehouse, The Daily News, November 10, 2013

Buzz builds as $38 million science and health building takes shape, The Daily News, November 8, 2013

Trio shares works inspired by sea voyage to Canada, The Daily News, November 6, 2013

LCC president calls on community to boost Help Warehouse drive, The Daily News, October 22, 2013

Join the Food Fight Against Hunger! - Lower Columbia College has partnered with local businesses and organizations in a community-wide food drive benefiting the CAP Help Warehouse, October 11, 2013.

Study Shows Community and Technical College Transfers Excel at Four Year Schools - A recent study indicates students who transfer from a two-year college to a four-year school do just as well as those who start out as freshmen, October 4, 2013.

George Fox University Music Professor to perform at LCC's Rose Center for the Arts - Lower Columbia College is pleased to welcome Pianist Dr. Kenn Willson to the Rose Center on Sunday, October 20 for "Encounters with Beethoven", October 4, 2013.

Salal Review Seeking Essays, Poems, Short Stories - The Salal Review, Lower Columbia College's award-winning arts magazine, invites area poets and writers to submit their short stories, essays, and poems by October 31, September 20, 2013.

LCC Offers More Ways To Finish GED Before December Deadline - More than 600 adults who began the GED Testing process at Lower Columbia College in past years will need to finish by early December or start over, September 27, 2013.

Rental Books & Bus Passes Mean Savings this Fall at Lower Columbia CollegeLower Columbia College is an even better bargain this fall. Students can save an average of 60% with a new textbook rental program and can commute to campus for free under an agreement with RiverCities Transit, September 19, 2013.

Longview school performs an 'active shooter' drill - Emergency responders practiced their safety procedures September 18 at Lower Columbia College, KATU.com, September 18, 2013.

Emergency responders perform well during major drill - Shots rang out and Lower Columbia College was awash with police and emergency vehicles on September 18, as part of an emergency drill for first responders, The Daily News, September 18, 2013.

Family STEM Night Set for September 20 - Children ages Pre-K through middle school and their families are invited to participate in Family STEM Night at Lower Columbia College, Friday, September 20, 4 to 8 pm. No pre-registration required, September 10, 2013.

Welcome to LCC's Beta (Interim) Website! - - LCC has launched a new (beta) interim website with improved navigation and a new calendar! Although much work remains, you can help! September 9, 2013.

No Tuition Increase, More Faculty Approved In LCC Budget - College trustees have approved a $23.46 million budget for the 2013-14 school year, reflecting a modest 5.6 percent increase in funding over the previous year, with no increase in tuition rates..., July 30, 2013.

Smith Hired as new Head Baseball Coach - Notre Dame assistant baseball coach Eddie Smith has been hired as the new head coach at Lower Columbia College...,July 23, 2013.

Head Baseball Coach Fergus Takes Position With UW - Lower Columbia College Head Baseball Coach Donegal Fergus has accepted a position with the University of Washington..., July 18, 2013.

Summer Art Exhibit - The Art Gallery presents 'The Meaning of Wood' curated by Suze Woolf...

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LCC exhibit 'The Meaning of Wood' explores significance of trees, The Daily News, July 25, 2013

LCC selects Notre Dame's Smith for its new head baseball coach, The Daily News, July 23, 2013

LCC baseball coach Fergus takes assistant job at UW, The Daily News, July 18, 2013


Kalama mother, daughter graduate from LCC together, The Daily News, June 22, 2013

For the first time in more than a decade, Lower Columbia College’s commencement will be outdoors, The Daily News, June 21, 2013

Singing the praises of LCC's free opera night, The Daily News, June 20, 2013

LCC talk details next steps in cleaning up site of former Reynolds plant, The Daily News, June 14, 2013

Kalhagen stresses importance of preparing for future during LCC lecture, The Daily News, June 6, 2013


Broaden your horizons this weekend at 23rd International Festival, The Daily News, May 30, 2013

Wallet-friendly LCC concerts range from musicals to arias, The Daily News, May 30, 2013

Millennium VP touts rail improvements for coal terminal (at Community Conversations lecture), The Daily News, May 23, 2013

Theater Review: LCC's 'Cloud 9' explores gender, sexual roles, The Daily News, May 22, 2013

LCC student wins $30,000 annual national scholarship, The Daily News, May 13, 2013

Lower Columbia College Hosts the Washington Council on International Trade to Discuss International Trade Competitiveness, Millennium Bulk Terminal Blog, May 9 2013

Vest Lecture: Author argues marriage isn't in dire straits, The Daily News, May 9, 2013

Castle Rock resident is the first student in new LCC-EWU partnership, The Daily News, May 8, 2013

Two Spring Concert Series events this weekend at LCC, The Daily News, May 8, 2013

Sprague discusses Longview's economic evolution during LCC lecture, The Daily News, May 2, 2013


Entertainment Briefs: LCC Spring Concert Series to showcase EWU faculty, The Daily News, April 4, 2013

LCC students' vision of campus fitness center about to become reality, The Daily News, April 4, 2013

Wild and Precious Life: Renewed, ready and able, by LCC English Instructor Joan Herman, The Daily News, April 2, 2013


LCC lecture series to focus on Cowlitz County's growing international ties, The Daily News, March 28, 2013

Local students compete in science showdown, The Daily News, March 10, 2013

A new era begins at LCC, The Daily News, March 2, 2013


Lower Columbia College to offer online bachelor's program via EWU, The Daily News, February 27, 2013

BG High School students take third place at annual welding competition, The Reflector, February 27, 2013

Young Journalists: 'Sky's the Limit' for RAL Science Olympians, The Daily News, February 25, 2013

News Photo: The gift of music, The Daily News, February 19, 2013

LCC construction, The Daily News, February 14, 2013

City officials ‘jazzed’ about new downtown plan, The Daily News, February 12, 2013

New barbecue restaurant hitting its stride in downtown Kelso, The Daily News, February 8, 2013


After period of dormancy, LCC Hall of Fame is back, The Daily News,January 30,2013

LCC welding student wins statewide 'Transforming Lives' award, The Daily News, January 30, 2013

Scholarship Season: Still time to snag help with college tuition, The Daily News, January 26, 2013

Potential high school merger could lead to sale of MM campus, The Daily News, January 23, 2013

News Photos: LCC expansion, The Daily News, January 21, 2013

Business administration, nursing top LCC bachelor's poll, The Daily News, January 20, 2013

LCC lecture series to focus on jobs, The Daily News, January 15, 2013

Caravan visit puts baseball back on front burner, The Daily News, January 11, 2013

LCC to conduct skills tests for county job applications, The Daily News, January 8, 2013

News Releases


No Tickets Required to Celebrate With LCC Class of 2013, June 21, 2013


LCC Grad and Rocket Engineer to Speak On Space Policy May 17, May 14, 2013

Olympia Author Examines Gender Roles in LCC Vest Lecture, May 2, 2013

LCC Forensics Team Takes 2nd At Northwest Championships, May 1, 2013


LCC Transfer Student Wins $30,000 Annual National Scholarship, April 29, 2013


LCC Community Conversations to Focus on Cowlitz County's Growing International Connections, March 26, 2013


LCC Hosted Skills USA Welding Competition, February 27, 2013

LCC Hosted 6th Annual High School Welding Competition, February 8, 2013

American Opportunity Tax Credit Forms Sent to LCC Students, February 1, 2013


LCC Community Conversations to Focus on Northwest Jobs, January 14, 2013