Sept. 22 is the day to remember. That is the day that the public can come enjoy a free lunch, live bands and much more to celebrate the 50th year of LCCC.
Lisa Murphy, director of Alumni Affairs and Event Planning, and Troy Rumpf, manager of Strategic Communications and Marketing, said the event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be a community celebration.
“We will have lunch for the community and Sodexo will be working with us on that,” Murphy said. “And we’ll have a couple of live bands on the McIlvaine Plaza. There will be some fun activities for kids.”
The bands and lunch will not be the only thing that will be offered during the celebration.
“We don’t want to be just a generic open house,” Rumpf said. “We want the people to come and celebrate with us all they helped to create in the past 50 years.”
“The Public Relations Department is developing a 50th anniversary logo,” Murphy said. “The bookstore is going to be developing some materials to sell in the bookstore for our students and some families.”
Rumpf and Murphy said they want to invite the community to see the new buildings that have been built over the past couple of years. They are looking for 50 people who have graduated and had success from earning a degree at LCCC, or who helped build the college, or who have been impacted somehow by the college, to help tell the story of how much the college has changed over the years..
“We want to find 50 people,” Rumpf said. “Not top 50, but we want to reach out to the community or wider to find 50 people who represent the success, diversity and a strong representation of what LCCC was for the last 50 years. It could be people who helped lift the school off the ground, graduated here, we just want to showcase that there is so much more to the college that not a lot know about.”
The school has budgeted between $30,000 and $40,000 for the event, Murphy said..
“We’re not sure how much we’re going to be spending, but we have been allocated enough to serve lunch and invite the community out, and that will cover the lunch, the bands, and some fun activities for kids,” she said.
Even though the celebration is Sept. 22, most of the celebration will be offered during the fall semester, with departments hosting different activities around the campus.
“August through the end of the year I think is where we’re going to be doing as much as we can to celebrate,” Rumpf said.