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  • Leslie John Balsiger, 68, passed away Jan. 4, 2018 in Medford, Oregon. He was born in Wilsonville, Oregon on Sept. 7, 1949. Balsiger started working at Laramie County Community College in Feb. 2010 as the director of learning technologies until 2017, when he moved to Oregon. On Balsiger’s [...]
  • The Laramie County Community College auto body repair program received a tool grant and a donation from the Collision Repair Education Foundation. The program was notified it had been awarded the grant in October after applying for it last year.  In the middle of January, the program received a [...]
  • The Wyoming House of Representatives is debating a bill dealing with state-funded capital construction, which could ultimately impact LCCC maintenance and construction projects. “Essentially what the state is trying to do is we’ve got all this money sitting in the Permanent Mineral Trust Fund, [...]
  • John Sanford will be retiring from full-time teaching at the end of this semester after having taught psychology courses at LCCC since 1989. Before becoming a full-time instructor in 2001, Sanford was a local marriage and family therapist for 15 years in addition to being an adjunct instructor here [...]
  • Laramie County Community College and the Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne (BGCC) partnered up to create a unique experience for Cheyenne high school students. On Feb. 15 in room CCI 142, BGCC opened their doors to high school students who are members. The partnership is unique because LCCC is the [...]
  • A new café is on the rise in Cheyenne: Central Café, located at 3920 Central Ave., has a lot to offer. The idea is part of Central Café LLC, which is a group that owns the small business in Cheyenne. Jenna Beahm was selected to be the general manager of the café. The café will offer many food [...]
  • The Dean of School of Health Sciences & Wellness, Terry Harper, is retiring after five years with LCCC. Harper said she sees her time in Cheyenne as a wonderful opportunity that has opened her eyes to the west. Compared to her home state of Michigan, she says Wyoming winds are harsh, and she [...]
  • The Library of Congress Veterans History Project is seeking volunteer interviewers and veterans interested in being interviewed. This project would capture veterans’ histories and preserve them for future education. It is locally sponsored by the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Hospital. Prospective [...]
  • Free English as a second language and Civics/U.S. history classes are being hosted by the Adult Career and Education System starting on March 5 at Laramie County Community College. It will be a fun and interactive environment that utilizes technology to improve your knowledge of English an U.S. [...]
  • It has been called the “Enigma,” “Campus Free Press” and “Crow Creek Gazette,” the latter referring to the dirty creek running occasionally though the southside of town. In 1976, the student newspaper at Laramie County Community College was changed to “Wingspan” by Jeanne Uphoff and [...]
  • Laramie County Community College released a plan to acquire Laramie-based WyoTech with the release of a prospectus. The prospectus outlines the support the college will need in both the short term and long term from the state, Albany County and the city of Laramie, and WyoTech’s current owner. [...]
  • Starting last fall semester, Laramie County Community College collaborated with Recover Wyoming, a non-profit organization that offers services to people in recovery from addiction. Every second and fourth Tuesday of every month, Recover Wyoming has been coming to LCCC and offers a peer-led, [...]
  • The LCCC student government was joined by Student Veterans of America representative Chris Runnels, who will be attending SGA meetings regularly to give input on what his organization is doing around campus. Runnels spoke on how SVA got approved to conduct a portion of orientation around campus to [...]
  • The University of Wyoming is currently considering switching from their current tuition system to a block tuition style in the fall of 2018. This switch will allow full-time students to take more than the required 12 credit hours needed for full-time status without having to pay for any extra [...]
  • With all of the equipment Laramie County Community College’s Campus Safety and Security has at its disposal, the Cheyenne campus is under surveillance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. James Crosby, the campus safety director for LCCC, has been with the college for the past five years and brought [...]
  •   LCCC has added options for students in the College of Business, Agriculture and Technical Studies to enter the workplace faster with new certificates.   The LCCC Board of Trustees approved the two new certificates in late January. The certificates would help local companies hire [...]
  • Maggie Albers is a new full-time counselor at Laramie County Community College. Albers worked part-time during fall 2017 and officially began as a full-time counselor on Feb. 1. Albers has a bachelors in psychology and sociology from Black Hills State University, as well as a masters in mental [...]
  • LCCC student Hayley Greenawalt was awarded Student of the Year at the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees dinner. Hayley is the SGA treasurer, serves on the College Council and is very active throughout the community and campus projects. She is pictured with LCCC President Joe [...]
  • A drivers education course will  take place May 1-19 on the Cheyenne campus. Classes will also be taking place in Pine Bluffs April 10- 21. The class will be taught by Jim Wollack, who has worked in law enforcement for 39 years, including 23 years as a police driving instructor. There will be an [...]
  • Laramie County Community College is looking at getting at least half of the funds needed to renovate the Fine Arts building and construct a new performing arts center from the Legislature.   Daniel Powell, dean of Arts and Humanities, said that before the bond was voted down in November, LCCC [...]
  • Feb. 23 will be the deadline for student groups and organizations to submit requests for funds from student activity fees for the 2018-2019 academic year.   Club advisors can submit requests personally at the office of Student Engagement and Diversity or online through Campus Engage, where a [...]
  • Laramie County Community College has an Adult Career and Education Services program seeking more students to enroll for the spring English as a Second Language session. The session begins on March 5. Adult Career and Education Services – or ACES – is a grant-funded program that provides [...]
  • From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Feb. 22-23 at Laramie County Community College in CCI room 124, the Wyoming Health Fairs and Wellness Health Fairs will be holding a wellness screening.   Eligible employees and dependents under the State of Wyoming Health Plan can receive their two blood chemistry [...]
  • Joining Together to Help Teens

    February 13, 2018

    The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne is joining Laramie County Community College’s GEAR UP program. The BGCC will keep their normal activities, but will offer career exploration and coaching to help teens prepare for life after high school. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Boys & [...]
  • The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations awarded Laramie County Community College’s public relations office the Medallion Awards. The Medallion Awards are a set of marketing awards. Two-year colleges in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico and Wyoming earned marketing [...]
  • Some Laramie County Community College players and coaches were in remorse with the news of Athletic Director Scott Noble taking a job at Western New Mexico University. The school is located in Silver City, N. M., which is approximately a 782 mile drive from Cheyenne. Noble had been the Athletic [...]
  • The Laramie County Community College Student Government Association (SGA) this month spoke on many items, including legislation for funding construction, along with a potential $30 million in legislation for the Residence hall. LCCC is looking for potential partnerships in Laramie to help acquire [...]
  • President Dr. Joe Schaffer spoke at the Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming Executive Council meeting on Jan. 25 at Laramie County Community College and gave recommendations how Wyoming needs to utilize post-secondary education as a way of diversifying the state’s economy. ENDOW’s [...]
  • Laramie County Community College’s Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation, Scott Noble, has taken a new job in Silver City, New Mexico at Western New Mexico University. It was unexpected even for Noble. Noble said he was not looking for a new job nor did he want one. Wingspan sat down with [...]
  • For the next 20 years, Laramie County Community College students could be paying for renovations around campus. A Plan B has been set by LCCC for the renovations to the Recreation and Athletics Complex. This plan was made after the LCCC bond election failed in the fall of 2017. This plan consists [...]
  • James Crosby, Laramie County Community College campus safety director, works with different organizations to keep students at the school safe. Crosby has experience in law enforcement that he said allows him to handle situations on campus. Crosby said he graduated from the FBI Academy as a part of [...]
  • Laramie County Community College’s Albany County Campus is looking at options to reduce losses after WyoTech announced they would be limiting its admissions. “LCCC is looking to help mitigate any losses from WyoTech’s closure,” said Brady Hammond, LCCC’s Albany County Campus Associate [...]
  • With the bond election failing in November, Laramie County Community College is still looking for ways to build a new residence hall. “We always knew that if there was one project that could stand alone, that it would be the residence hall,” President Dr. Joe Schaffer said. Students pay to live [...]
  • Laramie County Community College is undergoing a three-year model called Guided Pathways that is intended to improve the rate of student success. “The next three years are part of a redesigning of the college in many ways, and it will be one of the most impactful work we do in our careers,” [...]
  • The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees have approved renovations to the Crossroads building, which has been fairly vacant since all services that once resided there moved with construction of the Clay Pathfinder building. Final approval for the project will lie with the Wyoming [...]
  • Board of Trustees Meeting Jan. 24, 2018 During the Jan. 24 Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees meeting, the Trustees discussed the strategic plan and approved Crossroads renovations. Brady Hammond, Associate Vice President of the Albany County Campus, informed the board of a [...]
  • Laramie County Community College is celebrating its 50th anniversary since it first opened in 1968. Lisa Trimble, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, is the initial person in charge of planning. Lisa Murphy, Director of Alumni Affairs and Event Planning, and Troy Rumpf, Manager [...]
  • Christian comedian Ken Davis announced a comedy show this April at the Cheyenne Civic Center. Davis, who is the Lighten Up! daily radio show host and a best-selling author, will present a comedy special with family friendly jokes at 6 p.m. on April 29. Davis was born and raised in Minnesota, but he [...]
  • Laramie County Community College athletes might bring entertainment and joy to Cheyenne residents through their hard work on the field or hardwood, but they also volunteer their time through community service activities. Student-athletes at LCCC are required to perform 20 hours of community service [...]
  • At 7 p.m. on Feb. 11, there will be a showing of PostSecret: at the Cheyenne Civic Center.  This show is about stories that are kept secret and don’t always get shared with others. These stories come from the PostSecret blog and have turned into six best-selling books. Tickets are available at [...]
  • United Way is partnering with Laramie County Community College to provide free tax services to people whose household makes less than $54,000 to $66,000 during 2017. These services will start from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 22 through April 11, and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. [...]
  • The Golden Eagles men’s soccer coach Vince Gibson has agreed to serve as the Interim director of Athletics and Campus Recreation for the rest of the spring while LCCC looks for someone to fill the position. The announcement was made in a campus wide email by Judy Hay, vice president of Student [...]
  • At 8 p.m. on Feb. 17, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour will be at the Cheyenne Civic Center.  This tour includes seven short films selected from the 2017 Sundance Film festival. Tickets are available at [...]
  • Halladay Subaru has teamed up with Laramie County Community College to award five students attending the Cheyenne campus with $2,000 scholarships.   “Halladay Subaru is a great community partner, and we appreciate all they do to help the college and our students,” Lisa Murphy of the LCCC [...]
  • Farewell Noble

    January 23, 2018

    Laramie County Community College Athletics and Campus Recreation Director Scott Noble is leaving for a new adventure in New Mexico as the Director of Athletics for Western New Mexico University. Noble was the Athletic Director at Cheyenne South for five years before spending three years at LCCC. [...]
  • PHOTOS: Women’s March 2018

    January 22, 2018

  • Laramie County Community College’s Director of Athletics/Campus Recreation, Scott Noble, is leaving the Golden Eagles as he has accepted the position as Director of Athletics at Western New Mexico University, it was announced Monday. “My wife Debbie and I are very thankful for this [...]
  • The Cheyenne- Laramie County Health Department is wanting employees to know basic food safety guidelines. Sodexo Manager Kennith Coder explained some health safety guide lines his staff performs everyday to be successful at Laramie County Community College.   “There are health and safety [...]
  • The Giving Tree is an organization that helps children of LCCC students receive gifts from the campus community and citizens of Cheyenne. The deadline for students to sign their children up is Friday, Dec. 8 There are a total of 59 stars signed for the program but unfortunately 24 stars have been [...]
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