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 and must include the nominee’s name, complete contact information, summary of education & career, special interests, and any other information that would assist the selection committee to appraise the nominee’s achievements and how his or her success began at LCC.  Nominations are due on April 11.

Last year, Ruth McKenney and Robert (Bob) Gourley were selected as LCC’s outstanding alumni. McKenney attended the Junior College of Southeastern Colorado, the name under which LCC was founded,  and graduated in 1940 as part of the second-ever graduating class.  Gourley attended LCC in 1968 and was awarded an honorary degree at last year’s Commencement ceremony.  Both individuals have been heavily involved in the agriculture industries and are pillars in their respective communities.

Recently, LCC honored Lawrence Brase and Dale Specht in 2016, and Bill Buxton and Gary Turpin in 2015. LCC has honored over forty former students in the past twenty-nine years.  To see the full list, visit

Nominees can be either male or female and must have attended Lamar Community College for a minimum of 24 credit hours or one year (two semesters). The recipient will be recognized at LCC’s Commencement activities.

For additional information, contact Anne-Marie Crampton at 719.336.1520 or

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