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Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

  A unanimous vote by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel helped pave the way for the return of the popular Lamar Community College Frontier History Encampment for September 27-28th.  The director, Kelley Emick, received $3,000 towards marketing for the event which has been held on campus every two years since 2005. Forty to sixty […]

LCC Foundation Receives Funding to Support a More Vibrant Future for Aging in Southeast Colorado

LCC Foundation Receives Funding to Support a More Vibrant Future for Aging in Southeast Colorado

  (Lamar, CO) – The Lamar Community College Foundation is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the recipients of a grant from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven initiatives that improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. NextFifty Initiative awards grants through a […]

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

    Lamar Community College was the last stop of the evening for Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, this past Thursday, June 20th.  Greenberg, who has been Commissioner since the start of the year, held a meet and greet with area ag producers, ranchers and the public in general at the college’s library, capping […]

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

LAMAR, CO – Significant upward momentum is what Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) is planning for as the organization finalized the hiring of an economic development consultant on Monday, June 10. Following a recommendation from the hiring committee, the Board of Directors approved the contract for Lamar native Tara Smith-Hosick. Hosick is expected to serve as […]

Lamar Community College's Jessica Medina Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Lamar Community College’s Jessica Medina Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Medina named the 2019 University of Colorado Boulder’s Outstanding Community College Educator Award   (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College (LCC) Academic Services Coordinator Jessica Medina has been named the 2019 University of Colorado Boulder’s Outstanding Colorado Community College Educator Award. “I feel absolutely honored that I was nominated for this award,” said Medina. “So […]

Stolzenberger Awarded 4-H Scholarship

Stolzenberger Awarded 4-H Scholarship

The 2019 Daniel Kasza Memorial 4-H Scholarship was awarded to Molly Stolzenberger of Eads High School. A nine-year 4-H member, Stolzenberger has been a strong role model and mentor for youth in Kiowa County and southeast Colorado.  In 4-H, she focused on leadership and community service activities.  Stolzenberger was responsible for planning and leading the […]

Gonzales honored as LCC's Distinguished Alumna

Gonzales honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College’s Antelope Night takes place annually on the eve of Commencement and is an opportunity for faculty and staff to celebrate students’ accomplishments and to honor Distinguished Alumni. This year on Antelope Night the college named Stephanie Gonzales as its 2019 Alumna of the Year. Stephanie Gallego […]

First Students Graduate LCC with Construction Trades Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

First Students Graduate LCC with Construction Trades Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

    (Lamar, CO) – LCC is pleased to announce that five students have successfully completed their Construction Trades Associate of Applied Science degree: Bill Williams, Montana Barlow, Hunter Wilson, Krystal Ramsey, and Quentin Coberley. The students completed all four semesters of the program and are the first graduates since the program’s redesign in 2016-2017. […]

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

One aspect of the difficulties of promoting economic growth for Prowers County, attracting new business and touting the county as a potential new home for future employees came to light during the Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board meeting this past Tuesday, May 7th. Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared a portion […]

Two Lamar Community College Students Named to CCCS Rising Star List

Two Lamar Community College Students Named to CCCS Rising Star List

  (Lamar, CO) – Two graduating Lamar Community College (LCC) students were named to the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) annual Rising Star list. Rayce Coen and James Moffett were celebrated along with 25 students from across Colorado, one college employee and one college president on April 9 at the Auraria Campus. “This is a […]

American Legion Recognizes LCC Softball Team Volunteers

American Legion Recognizes LCC Softball Team Volunteers

  Jesse Herrera and Alfred Adame, Commanders in the local American Legion Post #71 presented a certificate of appreciation to members of the Lamar Community College Softball Team and Kristen Silva Head Softball Coach this past Friday, April 26th. “The young ladies of this team have been very helpful to the Legion for over the […]

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

  Kevin Karney, Southeast Colorado Power Association Board President, noted the anniversaries of SECPA at 80 years of service and 20 years for SECOM in his address to the gathering, Thursday, April 11th  at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.  Southeast Colorado Power Association, formed in 1937, provides electric power to approximately 10,458 meters in […]

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  LAMAR, CO- Lamar Community College (LCC) was named a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title III – Strengthening Institutions Grant. The grant, a five-year, $2.25 million award, is being implemented immediately to support LCC’s efforts to increase student success while strengthening the college and its surrounding communities.  “As a […]

LCC Hosts FFA Competition

LCC Hosts FFA Competition

    Almost 850 FFA high school students from over 40 schools took part in the annual FFA Career Development Day hosted by Lamar Community College this past Wednesday, April 3rd. According to Tori Hawks, LCC Recruiting Coordinator, this is the largest contest of its kind in the state, with the exception of the State […]

Sanchez Becomes PEP Interim Director

Sanchez Becomes PEP Interim Director

  Prowers Economic Prosperity has named Cheryl Sanchez as its interim director with the recent departure of Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt.  The Board of Directors has full confidence in Cheryl’s ability to keep PEP’s momentum as it seeks a permanent replacement.  Board members are also engaged in their responsibilities within BEAR – Business Expansion Attraction […]