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Construction Underway for LCC’s New Dorm

  John Marrin, Lamar Community College President, standing a few yards from where the school’s newest dormitory will be constructed this spring and summer, welcomed dozens of guests to the February 16th groundbreaking ceremonies. “This will be a large building that will house 30 to 32 students and this will be the future of this […]

Prowers Medical Center Board Approves Foundation By-laws, Considers LCC Funding Request

Representatives from Lamar Community College, President John Marrin, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, Kathy Henderson and LCC Foundation Director, Anne Marie Crampton, visited with the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors during their October 28 meeting, to request funds for the school’s nursing program for another year. The hospital granted last year’s request of […]

LCC Surpasses $1M Mark

Lamar Community College and the LCC Foundation have hit a significant milestone on its journey to build a new residence hall… $1 million dollars raised.  Although they hope to raise funds beyond the college’s goal of $1.25 M, it is now only $187,158 from that objective. The construction project is due to be approved by […]

New LCC Dorm One Year Out

  By this time next year, the first of three proposed dorm pods will be open to students at Lamar Community College. LCC President, John Marrin, told the Prowers County Commissioners the college is about $300,000 shy from the target price of $1,250,000 needed for construction. Marrin added, “We’re working with the city and the […]

PCDI Focus on Housing Market, Proactive Business Viewpoint

  Adequate housing has been a key factor in the list of economic development priorities in Prowers County. The need for construction of higher priced housing to match potential demand was discussed by the Prowers County Development Incorporated board during their monthly meeting on August 25. Interim Director, George Gotto, recapped a conversation initiated by […]

Marrin Takes Over as Action 22 Board Chair.

  At the July Board meeting held at Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek John Marrin, President of Lamar Community College and board delegate from Prowers County took the reins as Chair of the Action 22 board. Marrin was Chair-elect but stepped in after Betty Clark-Wine resigned. Marrin has been President of LCC since 2008 and […]

LCC Outlines Initiatives to Increase Enrollment

Five initiatives for increasing student enrollment at Lamar Community College were outlined by President John Marrin as he briefed the Prowers County Commissioners during their Tuesday meeting, June 16.  “Each of the five are very important to the school and will help develop us as a destination college,” he explained.  Marrin also said  the college […]

Buxton – Turpin: Lamar Community College 2015 Alumni of the Year

(Lamar, Colorado; May 21, 2015) Bill Buxton and Gary Turpin were selected as the Lamar Community College Outstanding Alumni of the year.  They were honored LCC’s Annual Antelope Night held on May 1. President John Marrin introduced Bill Buxton and Gary Turpin, remarking on their contributions to Lamar and the surrounding area as well as […]

Southeast Colorado Diversity Council Hosts Annual Banquet

  Jared Penaflor was welcomed as the new president of Southeast Colorado Diversity Council during the organization’s 8th annual banquet at the Lamar Eagles Lodge, Saturday, October 11.  Formerly known as Voces Unidas, this past year, the group decided to reorganize and become independent of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  Along with Penaflor, new officers […]

PCDI Discusses Potential Local Impact of Amendment 68

 Members Feel Weak Reporting Shown from National Papers on S.E. Colorado Business Climate!  Larry Lusher, PCDI board member, commented on a letter sent to Prowers County Development Incorporated, suggesting Prowers County consider re-establishing horse racing at the Gateway race track in Holly. A newspaper clipping highlighting economic growth attributed to casino gambling and an events […]

Lamar Rotary Gears up for Annual Dictionary Give-Away

  Each September is dictionary time for members of the Lamar Rotary and the students throughout southeast Colorado who receive the books purchased by the Club. This will mark the 14th year Rotary members have handed out comprehensive and impressive dictionaries to third graders in five counties.  Each book contains a sticker and hand signed […]

LCC Unveils New Logo

Several dozen staff and faculty from Lamar Community College, as well as various municipal representatives were on hand for the unveiling of a new logo for the community college.  LCC President John Marrin, addressed the gathering Thursday morning, July 10 to explain why the college administration decided it was time for a new brand for […]

Valley National Bank Donates to New LCC Dorm

Valley National Bank in Lamar has donated $60,000 towards construction of the first of three planned residency pods for Lamar Community College. “This is an outstanding donation from the bank,” said LCC President John Marrin, Monday, April 21, at the bank’s office on South 4th Street. Marrin said the donation will go a long way […]

County Updated on Health, Education Developments

  John Marrin, Lamar Community College President, and Deanna Siemsen, LCC Resource Counselor, commented on the turnout for the annual Career Expo hosted by the college Wednesday, April 16.  Marrin provided a briefing of college activities for the Prowers County Commissioners.  “We had about 50 booths focusing on six central types of career employment at […]

LCC Foundation Receives $100,000 Grant

Lamar Community College President John Marrin wants to get the ball rolling for the college’s proposed residence hall pods.  He estimates it will take approximately $350,000 for the infrastructure to supply lay in basic utilities for electricity, water and sewer for the new housing.  Marrin said he’s going to discuss in kind contributions from the […]

LCC Receives over $1million Grant

(Lamar, Colorado; September 27, 2013) Lamar Community College received $1,092,663 from the U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday, September 18, as part of a $25 million grant to a consortium of nine Colorado schools focused on developing skilled advanced manufacturing workers throughout the state. Participation in Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP) will allow LCC to […]

Commissioners Tour New Developments in Holly

The Prowers County Commissioners held their most recent board meeting at the Holly Senior and Community Center, Thursday, September 19.  The commissioners periodically conduct their meetings in Wiley, Granada or Holly as part of their community outreach program.    The commissioners took the occasion to formally greet Lance Benninghoff, recently hired as the county’s economic development […]

OJC and LCC Partner to Meet Area Business Needs

(Lamar, Colorado; August 27, 2013) Lamar Community College and Otero Junior College are partnering to provide services to Southeastern Colorado’s businesses, farms and ranches. OJC will be expanding its Agri-Business Management program into LCC’s service area, while LCC will take on the Small Business Management program in OJC’s service area. Providing services on a regional […]

County Using Grant Funds to Buy Freezers for Commmodities

Holly, Wiley and Granada are receiving three freezers, courtesy of Prowers County.  The three freezers, totaling $1,769, are being purchased with a Community Service Block Grant through the state Department of Local Affairs.  Darren Glover, Community Resource Service Director, explained that the freezers will be used to store the free commodities from the federal government […]

Willhite Named Lamar Community College 2013 Alumna of the Year

(Lamar, Colorado; May 1, 2013) Lamar Community College honored its 2013 Alumna of the Year at its 75th Anniversary Homecoming Lunch on April 27. President John Marrin introduced Marsha Willhite who then gave a heartfelt speech about her past, her family, and the influence the college has made on her life. Active in many organizations […]