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Celebrating the many ways our students achieve their dreams at Lane

Culinary program graduate Carmen Alvarado

I believe the degree helped me get the job. It was amazing to be in the program and learn from experienced chefs.

Carmen Alvarado , LCC culinary grad finds passion
Amber Shauffler

The teachers care about you and they want you to succeed.

Amber Shaufler, LCC grad credits small, hands-on classes for her success
Photo of LCC computer science alum, Shijo John

I was able to find my way at Lane. I always felt like if I had an issue, I could talk to anybody. It felt like India — the community college environment — like you belong to a family.

Shijo John , Computer science grad finds his way at Lane
Brian Harper

Harper said people often assume with his sprawling array of airplanes, titles and awards, his life must have been comfortable. But those close to Harper say it has been far from easy and his path to farming far from certain. “At one time, I tried really hard not to be a farmer. But here I am, full circle, no regrets,” he said.

Flying farmer, One man's journey to reach new heights on the farm and in the clouds
A science student proudly standing in a lab

I knew that, after being out of school for a few years, I would need extra attention and to have resources at the ready. Lane provided exactly what I needed.

Gina Knox, Biology studies set alum on path to help develop COVID-19 tests
Dual-enrolled Adam Atman accepted to Johns Hopkins University

Adam earned high school and college credits at the same time through Lane’s partnership with the Baker Early College program.

Dual enrollment program credits apply both to high school diploma requirements and college graduation requisites.

Dual-enrolled Adam Atman accepted to Johns Hopkins University, Credits his time at Lane, along with many years of hard work, for his success.
photo of Kelly Kelso

The faculty were very involved ... they brought a sense of strength and direction to my growth.

Kelly Kelso, LCC provided pitch perfect start for trumpeter