Success Stories

Every year, Lane Community College’s Diesel Technology program faculty, students and staff decorate their bus and join the Springfield Christmas Parade. “The Titan team turned out in force,” said Division Dean Pat O’Connor, despite heavy rain showers. “Thanks to faculty members Steve Webb and Jacob Tidball, staff member Pete Butler, and most of all, thanks to our students.”
photo of LCC nursing student Kala Clarence
The nursing program at Lane Community College is one of the best in the country. Both the program and its students continue to achieve results.
photo of Trumpeter Kelly Kelso
After Kelly Kelso graduated from North Eugene High School in 2013, he knew he wanted to “get his feet under him” before moving on to a large university. Lane Community College proved to be the right place.
Alexandre Pabst, 21, discovered playing bass at age 15. While he formed bands and played with friends, he didn’t consider a music a career. That changed when he started attending Lane Community College three years ago. Now, he’s about to transfer to the University of Oregon with a prestigious scholarship for $30,000 over three years with the option for a fourth year.
"Don’t settle for less."
Some attendees fabricated tool trays and piggy banks. Others practiced their finesse at using a boom and bucket on an excavator to lift and move a heavy jumble of machine tracks.
Paying for tuition is not the only concern of today’s college students. There’s also the additional expense of textbooks. Lane’s effort to reduce the cost of textbooks for students has surpassed the $1 million mark, according to Open Educational Resources librarian Meggie Wright. “OERs are resources that people publish with an open license on top of a traditional copyright,” explains Wright. It means students can access or download materials online for free.
A warming shelter on campus gives disadvantaged students critical support to help them transform their lives. And sometimes, it even saves a life.
Discovered his life’s passion by reading “Manuelo the Playing Mantis” at the library when he was six years old
first health information management online degree awarded
Employers check out manufacturing training at LCC
Students will qualify for more jobs
Transfer to UO School of Architecture opens doors
skills competition at the 2017 Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show