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New President Announced at Otero Junior College

New President Announced at Otero Junior College

  LA JUNTA — Dr. Nancy J. McCallin, President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), announced today that Dr. Timothy Alvarez will be the fifth president of Otero Junior College (OJC), ending a five-month search conducted by college and community representatives. Dr. Alvarez is expected to start in mid-July. “After completing a nationwide search, […]

Hoey Earns Buckle, Sets Sights on National Finals Rodeo

Hoey Earns Buckle, Sets Sights on National Finals Rodeo

    (Lamar, Colorado; April 25, 2018) Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey has his eye on the College National Finals Rodeo after winning the top spot and the buckle for bull riding at the Casper College Rodeo this past weekend.  Teammates Tacie Canfield and Kyeann Gordon also placed in breakaway roping and team roping. […]

Tamayo and Batista honored as LCC’s 2018 Rising Stars

Tamayo and Batista honored as LCC’s 2018 Rising Stars

    (Denver, Colorado; April 25, 2018) Celia Tamayo and Michelle Batista were recognized as two of Lamar Community College’s best and brightest at the 2018 Colorado Community College System’s Rising Start Awards Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon held on April 10.   The annual Rising Star ceremony celebrated 27 students from across the Colorado Community […]

LCC Hosting Year-End Celebrations

LCC Hosting Year-End Celebrations

      (Lamar, Colorado; April 23, 2018) The academic year is quickly coming to a close and Lamar Community College is preparing for three big year-end celebrations: Nurse Pinning, Antelope Night, and the 79th Annual Commencement ceremony. All events are open to the public, so anyone wishing to join in celebrating the accomplishments of […]

LCC Spring Horse Show set for April 27

LCC Spring Horse Show set for April 27

      (Lamar, Colorado; April 19, 2018) The Lamar Community College Horse Training & Management (HTM) and Equine Business Management (EBM) programs will host their annual Spring Show on Friday, April 27. The show will be held in the Equine Complex, just north of College Road in Lamar, starting at 10:30am that morning. The […]

Lodging Panel Approves, Tables and Denies Funding Requests

Lodging Panel Approves, Tables and Denies Funding Requests

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel held a relatively brief monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17th to discuss funding requests that had been submitted to them for approval. An earlier $1,000 pledge to the Rural Philanthropy Days event, set for mid-June in Lamar was approved, but the full amount requested, an additional $3,800 was […]

30 LCC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

30 LCC Students Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 16, 2018) Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 30 new members in an induction ceremony on March 26, 2018. This is one of the largest classes of new members, as the Chapter celebrates its twentieth year at LCC. The new inductees included […]

LCC Hosts Nearly 800 for FFA Career Development

LCC Hosts Nearly 800 for FFA Career Development

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 9, 2018) On Wednesday, April 4, Lamar Community College welcomed nearly 800 high school students to campus for the FFA Career Development Day, the largest crowd yet for the event. 780 FFA members from 42 schools throughout Colorado and Oklahoma attended and competed in a range of events. Greg Cash, LCC […]

Community invited to meet new LCC Vice President Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen

Community invited to meet new LCC Vice President Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen

(Lamar, Colorado; March 30, 2018) Lamar Community College will be hosting a meet and greet reception for Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen, the new Vice President for Academic and Student Services. The community is invited to attend the come-and-go reception, which will be held on April 24 from 4:30-6:00pm in the Buchanan Events Room (Trustees Building). Dr. […]

LCC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Alumni

LCC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Alumni

      (Lamar, Colorado; March 30, 2018) Each year, Lamar Community College seeks to recognize alumni for their accomplishments.  To do so, LCC is currently accepting nominations for its 2018 Alumnus/Alumna of the Year. Nomination forms are available online at www.lamarcc.edu/alumni-relations and must include the nominee’s name, complete contact information, summary of education & […]

LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

(Lamar, Colorado; March 28, 2018) 40 students were inducted into the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team on March 14, including Lamar Community College’s Ashtyn Loflin and Laura Lindholm. The ceremony was held at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver and presented by the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and the Credit Union […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Two Events, Discusses Finances

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Two Events, Discusses Finances

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel voted to fund two springtime events and tabled a third during their March 20th meeting.  Panel members have been aware that some repeat event requests have grown larger from one year to the next and are being made earlier on the calendar.  While at the same time, the amount of […]

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

    Prowers Economic Prosperity held its monthly meeting, Tuesday, March 6 which coincidentally marked the first full anniversary of Eric Depperschmidt as Executive Director of the county-wide economic development organization. Rick Robbins presided over the majority of the meeting, but announced he was stepping down as president of the organization after two years. The […]

LCC’s Innovate & Make Space to host spring break Maker Camp

LCC’s Innovate & Make Space to host spring break Maker Camp

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 24, 2018) The Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) at Lamar Community College will host its first-ever Maker Camp this coming spring break.  The four-day camp is open to area 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  It will be held March 12-15 from 9:00am to noon each day. The Maker Camp will […]

Regional Science Fair Features 123 Student Projects

Regional Science Fair Features 123 Student Projects

      (Lamar, Colorado; March 1, 2018) On Wednesday, February 14, Lamar Community College’s Wellness Center was packed with area students and their projects for the annual Southeast Colorado Science Fair. The science fair featured 123 projects from the elementary through high school levels and included students from Alta Vista, Campo, Cheyenne Wells, Eads, […]