LCC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Alumni



(Lamar, Colorado; February 23, 2015)  Each year Lamar Community College seeks to recognize outstanding alumni through the Alumnus/Alumna of the Year award.  LCC is currently accepting nominations for 2015.

Last year, LCC honored the late Wade Parker who attended LCC in 2009-2010 during which time he was a member of the Runnin’ Lopes Baseball team.  He was a natural leader both on and off the field.  At the end of the 2010 spring semester, he chose to pursue his dream of becoming a fire fighter like his father.  He completed the Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy after moving back to Arizona.  He joined the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew in 2012 and was Rookie of the Year his first season.  Parker passed away with 18 of his fellow Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire of 2013.

In total, the college has honored over forty former students in the past twenty-six years.  Most recently, LCC has honored Marsha Willhite, CEO and town administrator for the town of Holly; the Honorable Norm Arends, a former district court judge; and world champion barrel racing competitor and Olympic athlete Marlene (Schiffer) McRae.

LCC relies on nominations from the public to select its 2015 Alumnus/Alumna of the Year.  Nomination forms are available at and must include the nominee’s name, complete contact information, summary of education & career, special interests, and any other information which would assist the selection committee to recognize the nominee’s achievements and how his or her success began at LCC.  Nominations are due on March 18.

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 Antelope Night celebration on May 1, 2015. The Alumnus and his/her guests are also encouraged to attend LCC’s Commencement the next morning.

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