LCC Planning to Increase Student Enrollment

A men’s soccer team and junior varsity basketball team will be part of the new line-up at Lamar Community College next fall. LCC President John Marrin and Chad De Bono, VP of Enrollment Services, outlined the goals of the college’s three-year strategic marketing plan recently. De Bono briefed the Prowers County Commissioners Thursday, April 21, outlining additional plans to increase enrollment for adult students, including: hire a recruiter to specialize in minority enrollments and offer $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors in service area courses at the college.

 LCC will have a non-sanctioned men’s soccer team next year and will open the basketball program to accommodate overflow students who are not prepared for the varsity team, but will play JV against other teams in the state. Marrin estimated an additional 50 students could be enrolled through these efforts.

The very young also met with the not-so-old at the Commissioner’s office on Thursday, as elementary students from Granada had a chance to visit with the commissioners and ask to questions of LCC students who accompanied athletic director Craig Brooks to the session.

One other area of business between the county and the college is still pending, the quit claim deed which will turn the WPA properties on East Maple Street over to the college for the new building trades program spearheaded by Bob Ogle of the college. County attorney John Lefferdink will review the contract for risk assessment. Ogle told the commissioners an insurance coverage program is in place to attach to the transfer once the paperwork is completed.

The college will hold open tryouts for women’s volleyball and men’s JV basketball on Saturday, April 30 at the Wellness Center. The women’s v-ball tryout will be from 11am to 1pm, men’s basketball recruitment day will start at 2pm, and the soccer try-out will be held at the high school field on Yucca Street on May 21.

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