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Medical Mutual makes $1-million gift to LCCC

Special to The Collegian More Lorain County Community College students will have access to life-changing programs and support thanks to a $1 million gift from Medical Mutual. This gift to the LCCC Foundation represents the largest single corporate gift in…

LCCC wins 11 honors from Cleveland Press Club

Anthony LaRosaEditor-in-Chief The Collegian took eight honors and the Boom Radio won three honors in the trade/2-year school category in 2021 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, hosted by the Press Club of Cleveland on June 24. Oscar Rosado, the…

Many see light at the end of the tunnel as DeWine lifts Covid restrictions

JRNM 151 On July 23, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered a mask mandate that required all individuals in the state to wear facial coverings in addition to social distancing because of COVID-19. Almost a year from that day, the…

Education secretary Cardona says LCCC grads set an example to the nation

Anthony LaRosaEditor-in-ChiefIn 2020, Courtney Crell graduated from Avon High School, and a year later she was among the 1,854 Lorain County Community College graduates who were honored at the virtual graduation commencement today.U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, Ph.D., and…

Dedication to students keep Ballinger going strong even after 30 years at LCCC

LCCC President Ballinger, Ph.D.

Kestler finds his calling at LCCC

Ethan LindenbergerJRNM 151As a 10–year-old, Harry Kestler, studied his medical books looking for information about rheumatic fever. This is where the immune system responds to the earlier strep throat or scarlet fever infection and causes a generalized inflammatory response. But…

LCCC sports strikes out for the second year in a row

Hunter OsborneJRNM 151 For the second consecutive season, the Lorain County Community College’s baseball team has to take a seat on the bench.The 2021 season has ended before it began for the Commodores, just like the 2020 season. After two…

2260 grads to receive diplomas at the virtual commencement May 15

Anthony LaRosaStaff Writer More than 1900 Lorain County Community College graduates along with the largest class of University Partnership graduates, 362, will receive their diplomas during a virtual commencement at 9:30 a.m. on May 15.As was in 2020 though, commencement…

LCCC helps student leapfrog from retail to circuit board designing

By Leigh KeetonSpecial to The CollegianWhen Chris Mariner decided it was time to start a new career, he was scared.  “I was unhappy with the work, but it was my family’s main source of income,” says Mariner, who lives in Elyria.“And I had grown quite comfortable…

Bookstore reimagines to help students during Covid-19

Juliana PeppleJRNM 151When COVID-19 started in March of 2020, Lorain County Community College responded by shutting down the campus and turning to virtual learning. This meant that the businesses on LCCC’s campus were affected too, including the LCCC bookstore. The…