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Lamar Community College Hires Four New Staff for Student Services Department

Lamar Community College Hires Four New Staff for Student Services Department

  Julie Jones is LCC’s new MAP (My Advancement Plan) Center Director. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Friends University and worked in the child welfare system for 27 years prior to working at LCC. Tayla Turner is LCC’s new Colorado Opportunity Scholarship (COSI) Navigator. Turner earned an associate’s degree from LCC […]

LCC Remodeling and Repurposing Main Street Hotel for Student Housing

LCC Remodeling and Repurposing Main Street Hotel for Student Housing

  New student housing is on the horizon for Lamar Community College (LCC) students, thanks to the LCC Foundation, several community partners and many generous donors. The former DJ Main Street View Inn & Suites, also known as the El Mar, is being renovated and updated and turned into student housing and, once complete, will […]

Lamar Community College’s Greg Cash honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Lamar Community College’s Greg Cash honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

  Greg Cash, Lamar Community College’s (LCC) interim dean of Academic Services, recently received a notable honor, culminating a long and successful career teaching agriculture in Colorado. The Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (CVATA) recently recognized Cash with its Lifetime Achievement Award; an award given to retired NAAE (National Association of Agriculture Educators) who have […]

PEP Explores Video Promotion Grant

PEP Explores Video Promotion Grant

    Prowers Economic Prosperity board members heard a presentation on available grants and programs from Greg Thomason, a senior program manager for OEDIT, State Office of Economic Development and International Trade.  Thomason serves 20 counties in southeast Colorado as a Rural Opportunity Representative.  Thomason outlined several grant programs, one of interest to PEP from […]

Las Animas High School Football Player Invited to Dallas Texas

Las Animas High School Football Player Invited to Dallas Texas

Every young football player dreams of taking the field at a National Football League (NFL) stadium.  For Ashton (AJ) Carter, the 16-year-old son of Brandy and CJ Carter of Las Animas, that dream could become a reality if he can raise the money he needs to get there. AJ, who will be a junior, and plays […]

Lamar Community College

LCC announces Academic Honors List for Spring Semester 2022

Lamar Community College (LCC) is again pleased to announce its Academic Honors list for spring semester 2022. In all, 209 LCC students earned 3.5 Grade Point Averages (GPA) or better, with 128 of those named to the President’s List for achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA. Each semester, LCC credits its top-performing students with three distinct […]

Buck Announces Military Service Academy Appointments

Buck Announces Military Service Academy Appointments

      WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Ken Buck (CO-04) announced that 11 appointments to United States Military Service Academies were offered to students from Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District. “I’m so proud of the young men and women from Colorado who have committed their lives to protecting this country and our ideals,” Congressman Ken Buck stated. “The […]

Lamar Community College (LCC) Announces Jasmine Chambers as New Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

Lamar Community College (LCC) Announces Jasmine Chambers as New Head Women’s Volleyball Coach

      During the previous sports season, Chambers was a graduate assistant for women’s volleyball at Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas) while completing her master’s degree in sports administration. Chambers also earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Alcorn State University (Alcorn, Miss.), where she graduated with magna cum laude […]

Lasley named Dean of Academic Services for Lamar Community College

Lasley named Dean of Academic Services for Lamar Community College

    (Lamar, Colo.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) has filled another leadership position, naming Kyle Lasley as Dean of Academic Services. Lasley is principal of Springfield Junior/Senior High School in Springfield, Colo., a position he has held for the past five years. He previously served as school guidance counselor and Assessment Coordinator with Springfield […]

Lupita Marquez Receives County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship

Lupita Marquez Receives County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship

Sam Zordel, Prowers County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Lupita Marquez is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Prowers County. CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriffs’ association, offered a total of 31 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational […]

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

  Bill Long and Lee Miller, representing the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, told the Lamar City Council an influx of federal funds has allowed the Arkansas Valley Conduit to move forward on its construction date.  The Conduit, first proposed in 1962, has been treading water for half a century or more until the past […]

LCC's New CTE Building to Open for Classes Beginning Fall Semester

LCC’s New CTE Building to Open for Classes Beginning Fall Semester

(Lamar, Colo.) – The long-awaited and state-of-the-art Career and Technical Education (CTE) Building at Lamar Community College (LCC) will be ready for classes this Fall Semester 2022. The CTE Building measures 10,000 square feet, is located just south of the Bowman Building, and will be home to Construction Trades, Precision Agriculture and Renewable Energy. It comprises of […]

LCC’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony Rang of Optimism and Accomplishment

LCC’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony Rang of Optimism and Accomplishment

Lamar Community College (LCC) recognized their 2022 graduates during the college’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony took place in the LCC Wellness Center’s Lopes Gymnasium with a packed house of family, friends, staff and faculty in attendance to share in the celebration. “Today is such a special day, and it […]

The Late Ricardo Falcon Chosen as LCC's 2022 Alumnus of the Year

The Late Ricardo Falcon Chosen as LCC’s 2022 Alumnus of the Year

  Late Chicano activist and Lamar Community College (LCC) graduate Ricardo Falcon was honored as the 2022 Alumnus of the Year during commencement activities on May 6 and 7. Falcon joined the more than 40 former Lopes, including doctors, judges, professors, entrepreneurs, and an Academy Award winner who received the title. Mr. Falcon was nominated by […]

Lamar Community College Weekend of Celebrations

Lamar Community College Weekend of Celebrations

(Lamar, Colo.) – Lamar Community College students will have plenty to celebrate on May 6 and 7. First, LCC will formally recognize the accomplishments of their Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing students with a Nurse Pinning ceremony on Friday, May 6 in the Wellness Center at 10 a.m. Livestream for the Nurse Pinning can be found […]