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Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Half of the funds will go directly to students impacted by COVID-19   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last month, Lamar Community College will be granted $588,420, half of which must go directly to students whose education has been impacted by […]

LCC Serving Students from New Locations

LCC Serving Students from New Locations

  (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College is expanding its capacity to serve students in Prowers, Baca and Kiowa Counties by creating Distance Learning Sites in addition to campus in Lamar. In addition to LCC’s main campus, it will add sites in Eads, Granada and Springfield. Classes will be offered at these distance learning sites, […]

Lamar Community College Announces Alternate Plans for its 81st Annual Commencement Ceremony

Lamar Community College Announces Alternate Plans for its 81st Annual Commencement Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Despite hopes for one last gathering to celebrate student accomplishments, Lamar Community College has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person events through the end of May. This includes year-end LCC celebrations such as the 81st Annual Commencement Ceremony, the annual Antelope Night awards ceremony, and the Nursing Pinning […]

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

    Granada Trustees voted to approve a letter of intent to supply water and electricity to businessman Curtis Tempel who is proposing a small-scale slaughter, harvest and processing facility in Granada in the vicinity of Camp Amache. Temple explained the operation would be filling a need for the area with the construction of a […]

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

    Charlotte, NC – The NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association has selected four prominent head coaches for its 2020 Hall of Fame class, announced by the NJCAA National Office on Thursday. Among the four inductees was Scott Crampton of Lamar (CO) added to this year’s illustrious class. Scott Crampton arrived on campus at Lamar in […]

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

  Local Dual-Enrollment Instructor and Historian Wins Prestigious Teaching Award LAMAR, CO – John Hopper, teacher and dean of students at Granada Public Schools and dual-enrollment instructor for Lamar Community College (LCC), has been awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize by the American Historical Association (AHA). This biennial prize is AHA’s most prestigious honor for […]

LCC's Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 17 New Members

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 17 New Members

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAMAR, CO – Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 17 new members in an induction ceremony on November 11, 2019. The newest members of Phi Theta Kappa at LCC are Karina Cazares (Lamar), Austin Cook (Walsh), Katelyn Emick (Lamar), Marley Flint […]

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

  The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information in their operations and for their families. This “Women in Agriculture” project is based on the life of a farm woman who grew in up a small town in northern […]

Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series Planned for Colorado Producers

Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series Planned for Colorado Producers

Sessions ​will focus on energy efficiency, cost savings, on-farm renewables and funding assistance   DENVER – November 7, 2019​ – The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will host a series of energy smart agriculture workshops in early December to detail energy savings and climate resiliency opportunities for farmers and […]

Boots, Bling & Blessings Brings Bountiful Returns

Boots, Bling & Blessings Brings Bountiful Returns

    LAMAR, CO – Lamar Community College Foundation’s Boots, Bling, and Blessings, presented by Southeast Colorado Power Association/SECOM has become the college’s most successful fundraising event yet. Held on October 19, the LCC Foundation raised well over $40,000 and sold over 200 tickets. The proceeds of this event help provide additional scholarships and creates […]

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

    The Lamar City Council took steps to help improve a problem with groundwater infiltration in the area of Rancher’s Lift Station behind Rancher’s Supply on East Olive Street in Lamar. Groundwater (inflow and infiltration) is entering the sewer system negatively impacting the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The excess groundwater affects electricity costs, unnecessary […]

Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

  Lamar, Col. – Arosha Loku Umagiliyage, Agriculture Faculty, recently joined Lamar Community College (LCC) to develop and deliver a new Precision Agriculture Program. Umagiliyage is an agriculture technology researcher who worked on diverse areas of agriculture- food safety, bioprocess technology, and precision agriculture. Before joining LCC, he was a research assistant and a teaching […]

Back, to the Past at LCC

Back, to the Past at LCC

    Southeast Colorado residents get to take a time trip ever two years when they visit the Frontier History Encampment at Lamar Community College, now featuring its eighth incarnation on the acreage between the main dorm and main building. Visitors have two days, Friday and Saturday, to visit and view the historical sites, each […]

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

    Tara Hosick, Consulting Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP), conducted her first board meeting this past Thursday, July 11th at Lamar Community College.  Hosick, a former Lamar native, was hired by the organization last month following the departure of former executive director, Eric Depperschmidt earlier this year. Aaron Leiker tended his letter […]

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 […]