2021 Commencement Archive

Commencement is a formal academic event. Graduates must be dressed in the proper academic regalia of a cap, gown, stole (for baccalaureate recipients), and tassel in order to participate in the activities. Graduates are encouraged to obtain their caps and gowns two weeks before the day of the ceremony.

The tassel is worn on the right side of the mortarboard (cap) prior to the degree being conferred. The president will instruct you to move the tassel to the left side after the degrees have been conferred.

Only approved LC State graduation regalia are appropriate for commencement. The approved list may be found in policy 5.308.

Ordering Caps & Gowns

Order early to guarantee sizes!

  1. Academic regalia may be ordered through Jostens. See due dates below.
  2. Then click on “Graduation Caps & Gowns.” You must then select “Student Lewiston Campus”, even if you are a CDA student.
  3. Next you will choose from the Associate package or the Bachelor package (includes Stole).
  4. If you do not need a cap and gown, you may order individual items (tassel, stole, cap only) from the LCSC Bookstore. Items are limited (in the Bookstore), and take time to ship, so don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your regalia.

To ensure that your regalia arrives on time, please order by:

  • April 1st - Faculty
  • April 8th - Student Regalia with Stole
  • April 22nd - Student Cap, Gown, and Tassel

2021 Prices* for commencement regalia:
$62.90 Bachelor Package (includes gown, cap, stole, tassel)
$36.95 Associate Package (includes gown, cap, tassel)
$30.00 Stole only
TBA Gown only
$9.00 Mortarboard cap only
$4.00 Tassel only

*6% sales tax not included in price

Honors Cords

Honor cords are earned by meeting set GPA requirements.

Honor cords (President’s Honors, Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude, Military Veteran) will be available in the Registrar's office the week of graduation and on the day of commencement.

Graduation Applicant List as of 04/29/21

If you applied for Spring 2021 graduation, make sure your name appears on the list above.

Please note that the graduation applicant list does not reflect those whose degree was conferred, only that they were a Spring applicant.

If you have any questions regarding the applicant list, please contact the Registrar's office at 208-792-2223.

The graduation application is available on WarriorWeb. The application covers graduation term, whether the graduate is walking in the commencement ceremony, and number of guests attending (up to 4).

Graduation Application Instructions

**As of Spring 2021, advisors no longer need to approve their advisees to graduate. Students will initiate the application processes themselves via WarriorWeb.

Once you submit your graduation application, you must pay the $25 fee. If you plan to graduate in more than one program, you must apply for each degree program separately and pay $25 per application. The graduation application fee covers the cost of:

  1. Diploma paper, printing, and mailing
  2. Diploma cover (received at Commencement, or picked up at Registrar’s Office)
  3. One official transcript (“official” in sealed envelope; “unofficial” if seal is broken. The transcript and envelope will be stamped "Issued to Student". If you plan to send this copy elsewhere, please confirm that the organization will accept it from you as the student. If they will not, please visit our transcript order page.)

Application Deadlines

**Any applications for spring graduation submitted after the Dec. 1 deadline may result in exclusion from the Commencement Program.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the information below may be subject to change. The content of this page will be updated as new information is received.

This year, all graduates from the Lewiston and CDA campuses will participate together in commencement at Harris Field.

Due to capacity limitations based on COVID guidelines and protocol, seating is limited; therefore, four tickets per graduate will be given only to those who have signed up by the April 1st deadline. To RSVP Contact the Registrar's Office by calling (208) 792-2223 or by emailing [email protected].

At LCSC's commencement ceremonies, all graduating candidates wear standard regalia and are called by name to cross the stage and receive their diploma cover and have their photo taken once they exit the stage.

Graduates are limited to up to four family and friends, including children, this year. Seating is first come, first seated in the Harris Field Stadium.

You will receive an empty diploma cover during commencement. Your diploma* will be mailed to you after all graduation applications and degree audits have been reviewed (typically within 2 weeks).

*Diplomas are mailed to the address you list on your graduation application. If you did not fill out that field, your home address will be used. Please check to be sure we have the correct mailing address on file. Send any address updates to [email protected].

Lewiston Campus Commencement

May 14, 2021 Harris Field

9 a.m.Ceremony 1Career & Technical Education (Technical & Industrial and Business Technology & Service)
12 p.m.Ceremony 2Liberal Arts & Sciences (Natural Science & Mathematics, Humanities, Movement & Sport Sciences, and Social Sciences)
3 p.m.Ceremony 3Professional Studies (Business, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Teacher Education)

Ceremony times and Division groupings are subject to change.

Students may find their Division on the Applicant List.

Graduates: Line up one (1) hours prior. Meet on the lawn space between the Tennis Center, Activity Center West, and Sam Glenn Complex.

Guests: Entrance and exit will be through the Main Gate of Harris Field.

*There is no rehearsal for commencement due to the number of individuals walking. Graduation marshals will assist with all aspects of the ceremony.

Name Cards

Name cards will be distributed during student line up at commencement. Only those graduates who attend will have their names read. Students should write their names phonetically on the card to assist readers.

  • Do not fold, bend, mutilate, or otherwise damage your name card. Damaged cards make it difficult for readers to pronounce the names.
  • If you are using a name different from the one used at school, please indicate both names on the card.

Commencement Etiquette

This is an event to honor your accomplishments. Family, friends, colleagues, faculty, and staff will be present to applaud your hard work. All participants will be expected to conduct themselves in a mature, respectful and responsible manner. You and your guests’ understanding and cooperation are vital to the success of the day’s activities.

  • Food and beverages are prohibited.
  • Family members and friends who wish to take photographs of portions of the ceremony must remain in their seats and are not permitted to stand in the aisles.
  • Access to Harris Field for pictures during the ceremony is not permitted. Guests should refrain from interfering with the view of others.
  • Children may sit with family in the visitor seating areas; no children are allowed to sit with graduates or to accompany them on the stage. For the safety of all attendees, children must be accompanied by an adult and are not allowed to run around unattended.

Senior Send Off

Celebrate your success at the Alumni Association Senior Send Off immediately following the recessional, across the street on the East side of Harris Field. This event is open to LCSC students.

Congratulations on earning your LCSC degree and welcome to the LCSC Alumni family!

Before the Ceremony (Optional)

The beautiful grounds of Lewis-Clark State College provide an excellent backdrop for graduation photos. Make sure you give yourself and your family plenty of time for photographs before student line-up begins.

During the Ceremony

Photographs of all graduates will be taken after they have exited the stage. A free proof will be sent to each graduate’s home within two weeks of the ceremony. Individuals may purchase prints from the photographer, there is no obligation to order additional photographs.

Gertrude Mellen Dick Award:

The Gertrude Mellen Dick Award recognizes the student graduating with the highest cumulative grade point average, where at least 75% of their academic work was completed at LC State. 

Abbey Roy

President's Award:

The President's award recognizes a member of the graduating class for their outstanding contribution to the college, the student's division, fellow classmates, and the community. 

Marcus Gavelin

Provost's Award:

Recipients of the Provost's Award are selected from graduating students who have earned the majority of their degree credits through the LCSC Coeur d'Alene Center or online delivery, have at least a 3.5 GPA, and are actively involved in the community. 

Johanna Soderberg

Division Graduate Awards:

Business - Marcus Gavelin

Business Technology & Service - Olivia Baldwin

Humanities - Laura Diaz Perez

Movement & Sport Sciences - McKayla Austin

Natural Sciences & Mathematics - Abbey Roy

Nursing & Health Sciences - Meghanne deNecochea

Social Sciences - Jason Batacan-Wilson

Teacher Education - Victoria Lacy

Technical & Industrial - Whitney Suarez

Coeur d'Alene Outstanding Alumni:

Amy Ward, Kootenai Health

Faculty Awards:

Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence:
Tracy Adkins Nursing & Health Sciences Division

President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching:
Lonny Gehring, Technical & Industrial Division
Spencer Payton, Natural Sciences & Mathematics Division
Rachel Kaitz, Business Division

Dr. Cameron & Marilyn Hinman Employee Excellence Award:
Chelsea Cronin, Nursing & Health Sciences Division
Lauren Nichols, Social Sciences Division

Annice Edmundson Faculty Excellence Award:
Ayodeji Arogundade, Business Division
Jennifer James, Business Technology & Service Division
Manee Moua, Social Sciences Division

LCSC Foundation Award for Outstanding Faculty Member:
Jennifer Anderson, Humanities Division

Fernandez Faculty Excellence Award:
Leif Hoffman, Social Sciences Division
Gene Straughan, Social Sciences Division

President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding:
Joyce McFarland, Nez Perce Tribe Education Manager

Physical Plant Service Award:
Wayne Bolon

Staff Awards:

Professional Staff Award for Excellence:
Loralee Ohrtman, Natural Sciences & Mathematics Division

Classified Staff of the Year:
Summer Kibbe, Testing Center

ASLCSC Awards:

CTE Instructor of the Year Recipient:
Mike Owens

Four-Year Academic Instructor of the Year Recipient:
Dr. Rhett Diessner

Student Leadership Award Recipient:
Lacey Schmidt

2021 Faculty Emeritus

In her 21 years as an English instructor at LC State, Terryn has gained the respect and admiration of students and colleagues alike. She has devoted her career to education, focusing on English and English as a Second Language (ESL) in the region. Terryn earned her bachelor’s in agronomy with a chemistry emphasis at Washington State and then a masters at the University of Idaho in teaching ESL. She served as a consultant and instructor in the LC State ESL program for a year in 1989, but then went to UI for 10 years to teach English composition and ESL courses. During that time she spent a year teaching English language skills to Russian immigrants and underprivileged Israeli adolescents in Herziliya, Israel. Overall, Terryn has traveled to and worked in 10 countries.

In 2000, Terryn became an adjunct instructor at LC State, teaching first- and second-year English composition classes. After a small break, she returned to the college in 2009 as a lecturer, teaching the same courses. In 2011, she started to oversee classroom instruction and curriculum development for various college-level classes for dual credit in local high schools in conjunction with the college’s summer program. In 2013, she returned to the Humanities Division as an English instructor.
Tarryn describes herself as a parent (her son attends LC State), farmer, minimalist, traveler, voracious reader, a volunteer with youth organizations such as Pony Club and 4-H, and a gamer because her guilty pleasure is playing MMORPGs with her 84-year-old father.

Lynne’s librarian career started at Apple Computer, Inc., in California in the mid-1980s when she was an information specialist and later a senior information specialist and a supervisor of technical services/acquisitions and serials for the Apple Library. After 11 years, she moved on to be a researcher for Microsoft in Redmond, Wash. She also worked at the Richland Public Library, Columbia Basin Community College and the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus. In 1999, she started her LC State career as electronic resources librarian and assistant professor. She rose to professor and head of technical services and also served as interim library director for a year in 2016-17. During her time, she helped oversee the change to electronic resources including Valnet and the Washington-Idaho Network. She also oversaw the library’s web pages. In 2019, Lynne was assigned the library’s collection development management during a restructure. She was instrumental in reorganizing, developing policies/procedures, and forms that streamlined the library’s collection development procedures.

In her 20 years at LC State, Lynne served on numerous committees, including Faculty-Senate, Faculty Affairs, Curriculum, Faculty Development, Winter Revels and Web Advisory, along with several search committees. She also was a member of the Idaho Library Association and the Northwest Endusers Group where she held offices for both organizations.

Jim has been a part of LC State since the mid-1980s when he was a student. He graduated in 1988 with a Business Administration degree, served on the program’s advisory committee for three years, and began teaching at the college in 1994 as an assistant professor in the Business Mid-Management program. He became a professor in 2003 in what is now the Business Technology & Service Division. He has taught a variety of business classes, including marketing, retailing, computer applications, and management. He was chosen as the college’s Faculty of the Year in 2002 and was the Delta Epsilon Chi National Advisor of the Year in 1998 and 2002. He also served on a variety of campus committees and projects.

“I am so proud to have worked in Career & Technical Education where teachers are instructors, advisors, mentors, trainers, career developers and more,” Jim says. “My biggest rewards come from seeing students realize their fullest potential, hearing of them accomplishing their goals, and learning about their successes in their chosen careers. I truly love knowing that I had a small part in helping students exceed their own expectations.”

Jim graduated from Clearwater Valley High in Kooskia. He and his wife Rhanda have been married 35 years. They have a daughter, Kali, and a son, Mitch, who is married (Stephanie) and has two daughters (Addy and Sydney). Jim enjoys woodworking, fishing, working on the family’s small farm, and volunteering.

Sean started as an assistant professor in Humanities at the college in 1994 and has won several honors throughout his career. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach a semester in Bahrain in the Persian Gulf (2011-12), received the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching at LC State (1999), the Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching at LC State (2006), and the LC State International Club’s International Enlightenment Award (2008). He also was the lead coordinator for the college when it received the Partnership Achievement Award by the National Park Service for its work with the Nez Perce National Historical Park on the digital site survey, and was a producer/instructor of two “Local Legacies” projects that were part of the Library of Congress Bicentennial Celebration (2000).

Sean served on several committees and was chair of the Faculty Development Committee (2000-01), Technology Advisory Committee (2001-02), and Student Affairs Committee (1994 and 1997). Sean earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of North Texas. He earned a doctorate in Telecommunications & Film at the University of Oregon in 1992.

Sean says what he enjoyed most working at the college was being able to design and teach the courses that he loved as well as helping guide the aesthetic and civic development of his students, along with working with interesting people.

One of the most well-known and well-liked professors at the college, Rhett taught a variety of psychology classes at LC State for 34 years. He is among the top annually in the voting by the student body for their favorite faculty member, winning the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year award 20 times.

Rhett earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Oregon and then his doctorate at Harvard. He accepted a position at LC State and also has taught four summers at Landegg International University in Wienacht, Switzerland.

Rhett won several honors through the years, including being the first professor at LC Sate to be honored as the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching’s Idaho Professor of the Year in 2005. He received the college’s Foundation Award in 2020 for excellence in teaching and scholarly activities. He received the President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding and was honored by both professional and student organizations for excellence in teaching. In 2016, he received the Warrior Service Award for his outstanding service and dedication to the college.

He has authored and co-authored numerous publications, and has been an active researcher, publisher and presenter in the areas of moral development and appreciation of beauty. He was awarded sabbatical leaves in 2013 to complete research analysis on his project, “Stages of Understanding Beauty,” and 2006 to study depiction of the Psyche myth at the museums in Paris.

Ray’s career at LC State began in 1993 and he was the sole art professor during much of his time here, teaching students the basics of art and art appreciation, to more advanced watercolor, composition and painting methods. Early in his career, he was head of the department of visual arts within the Arts and Communication Division, which later became part of the Humanities Division. Ray has had his work displayed in exhibits and shows throughout the region. His work represents years of theory and consideration of what constitutes and questions the sublime, merging craft and light-hearted experimentation.

Ray earned his Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking from the University of Madison. He came to LC State from Northern Michigan University, where he was assistant professor of art and design. At LC State, he has assisted with exhibits on campus, in local high schools and at the Center for Arts & History. He painted 340 bowls for the YWCA’s SOUPort Our Shelter fundraisers during a three-year period and has also volunteered as an art juror, art donator, and exhibition curator. Other area non-profits have benefited from his work, including the Lewiston Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and the Lewiston Civic Theater.

On campus, Ray serves as a faculty representative to the College Assistant Migrant Program, LC’s Native American students as well as the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs. He was honored with the LC State President’s Award for Excellence in Diversity and Cross-Cultural Understanding.

Jane’s cross-country educational journey began at the University of Rhode Island where she earned a degree in zoology and then went to Iowa State where she received her master’s in zoology. She was an assistant professor at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls for four years, then taught in New York for two years before becoming an adjunct professor in the Natural Sciences Division at LC State in 1990. She climbed the tenure track to professor and served as assistant to the division chair for six years. She also taught a distance learning course at Idaho State. At LC State, Jane taught the range of biology classes from human biology to endocrine physiology. She also taught courses in chemistry, health, natural sciences and nursing.

Jane’s professional awards and accomplishments include the Idaho INBRE Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research and Education. She also was honored with the LC State H.L. Talkington Achievement Award, the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Faculty Excellence Award presented by the college’s Naval ROTC program.

Jane was co-principal investigator on a number of large IMBRE grants, which benefitted the college, and has served on the INBRE Statewide Steering Committee and been the co-administration of the LC State IDeA Network of Biomedical Research of the IMBRE grants since 2004. She has done much consulting work and led workshops, and has been a science fair co-coordinator and judge for the Moscow School District.

Jack was born and raised in Spokane, earned an associate degree at Community Colleges of Spokane and then worked as an electro-mechanical designer for a computer banking systems company near Post Falls for about 10 years while earning a Graphic Communications degree from Eastern Washington University.

Jack began at an instructor at LC State in 1990 while his wife Shelley finished a medical internship at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. The couple planned to move back to Spokane, but St. Joe’s offered Shelley a full-time job and the rest, as they say, is history. Jack earned a master’s in Education at the University of Idaho.

Jack worked his way through the tenure track and became a full professor in 2000. He helped rehaul drafting instruction at LC State as the program became Engineering Technology. He taught a variety of classes, even some during the evenings, and helped with the development of online engineering courses at the college. He says meeting new challenges motivates him, which is why he learned boundary, location and route surveying, jet boat design drafting, CNC machining, patent illustrating in both the U.S and Canada, and freelance writing for several hunting and fishing publications. He plans to expand his writing as well as raise and train upland pointing bird dogs in retirement.

Jack and Shelley raised five children – Karlei, Makary, Ciera, Jordan and Nathan. He said he is grateful to LC State for providing the opportunities to meet some dear friends and live in our wonderful community.

Gary says in his 42 years as an educator, in both K-12 and higher education settings, he has been blessed to be able to do what he enjoys most: “being able to teach, sharing the thrill of students learning, and helping teacher candidates achieve their own goals to move on to do the same in their own classrooms.” Gary started at LC State in 1991 as an assistant professor in the Education Division. During his career in helping prepare future teachers, he held several positions, chaired two Faculty Senate committees and has been honored with the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and the School of Professional Studies Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Gary has been involved in many activities to initiate, promote, and nurture ways to integrate instructional technologies into LC State operations, teacher education curricula, and K-12 school partnerships. Gary’s IT knowledge led him to serve as the first college employee to be the LC State webmaster, which led to the first internet presence for several college operations/entities.

Gary says a highlight of his career was “working with my colleagues (faculty, staff, and administration) to make our teacher education programs as strong as they can be and to make LC State be the best possible learning environment for our students.” Another highlight he said was teaming with the college’s K-12 partners.

Gary earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, along with his Ph.D., from The Ohio State University. He and his wife Nora, have been married for 40 years and have two sons, Brian and Alex.

Mark’s 35 years of working at LC State includes the last six as chair of the Technical & Industrial Division. Mark is a graduate of Culdesac High and earned an AAS degree in Major Appliance Repair at LC State in 1978. He was appointed as an instructor in the Major Appliance Repair program at the college on Aug. 1, 1986. Through the years, the program went through changes, including name changes, and is now the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) Technology program.

Mark earned a bachelor’s in Management Technology and a master’s in Vocational Education at the University of Idaho, while teaching a variety of classes at the college. In his early years, his classes ranged from industrial safety to English and psychology. He later taught some graduate level classes at UI in addition to his class load at LC State.

Mark continued to help others throughout his career. He held several repair workshops on Sears, Whirlpool, G.E. and other company products. He was at LC State’s Workforce Training office from 2005-2013.

Mark has been named the Outstanding Vocational Instructor of the Year, the Idaho SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year, and the Alumni Faculty of the Year. He produced 25 Idaho State SkillsUSA gold medalists with 13 national medal winners, including five gold, in both appliance and HVAC repairs.

Mark and his wife Erion have been married 43 years and have three children (Joshua, Seth and Jessi) and seven grandchildren. In retirement, he plans to continue to work on his mini-farm with a couple of cats, a dog and four llamas.

2021 Letters to Graduates

Because of print deadlines, I am writing this message to you more than five weeks before the scheduled commencement exercises. It is my hope that the careful planning that went into this day has come to fruition and that you are indeed on Harris Field inside Ed Cheff Stadium for this momentous event.

Graduates, you and your fellow students along with administration, faculty and staff of Lewis-Clark State College, have been steadfast in protocol compliance since the beginning of this very challenging time in which we have been living. As a result, the campus community has been kept safe and operational. Everyone has done well, working together, to make this day a reality. To echo the words of Dr. Cynthia Pemberton, our president, I am both proud and appreciative.

You have been taught many lessons in your years at Lewis-Clark State, and one thing you’re probably not interested in today is yet another piece of advice. I’m going to give you one anyway: Never forget where you came from and where you’ve been.

When you complete an employment application and it asks for the name of your educational institution, be proud to answer “Lewis-Clark State College.” When you get a job and are meeting co-workers and the subject of education comes up, remember to tell them that you attended “Lewis-Clark State College.”

And of course, when you find a little bit of extra money in your bank account and are looking to make an investment, remember “Lewis-Clark State College” and the people who invested in you. It may have even been the Foundation, which began in 1984.

In my message for virtual graduation a year ago, I quoted my favorite line from Dr. Pemberton’s book “More Than A Game.” That line reads, “Wonderfulness is considerably higher than the legal minimum.”
In short, it means you can be wonderful and do wonderful things. And if that means reaching a bit deeper when giving – whether it’s financial or otherwise – please consider it.

On behalf of the Lewis-Clark State College Foundation, congratulations on not only celebrating one of the biggest days of your life in person, but also on the achievement of graduating.

Mike Tatko, President
Lewis-Clark State College Foundation

Dear 2021 Graduates of LC State,

On behalf of the Associated Students of Lewis-Clark State College, I would like to start by thanking you all for the years of tireless work put in to achieve this great accomplishment. As your student body president I was tasked with the responsibility of serving the needs of my fellow students, ensuring that your experience here at LC State was one that was worthwhile. However, I must say that throughout my term I’ve realized that you were the ones who made this possible for me, and I am forever grateful for that.

This 2020-2021 experience will likely be one of the most unforgettable chapters of all of our journeys. The academic and personal hardships presented to us throughout the COVID-19 pandemic were daunting to say the least, but guess what? They did not break us. We could have easily folded our cards and gave up; but we didn’t, because that’s not what Warriors do. As a matter of fact, I believe this past year has only made us stronger, and signifies the birth of a new perspective and existential awareness that will undoubtedly serve us for the rest of our days.

We have weathered through one of the most intense and unpredictable emotional roller coasters in history. I want you all to look at the people next to you and remember this important fact: they were on that ride with you. Together we adapted, improvised, and most importantly stuck together to prevail through a series of obstacles that most of us could have never imagined navigating in our lives. I am so proud of you all for the work you put in and the sacrifices you made to get here today.

Though this wild chapter of your life that took place here at LC State may come to a close once you toss those caps, the sense of community we have built here together will live forever. This is not only a graduation, it’s a celebration of friendship and victory. Now it’s time for you all to go out and tell the world your beautiful story. Congratulations class of 2021, you all deserve nothing but the best.

Much Love,
Gabe Mowry
ASLCSC President 2020-2021

Dear Graduates,

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! On behalf of the 25,000-plus members of the LCSC Alumni Association, I welcome you as the newest members of this ever-growing, worldwide family, and applaud you for reaching this life-changing milestone in your life and rising up to the challenges you have faced during the pandemic.

As you prepare for the next step, I encourage you to maintain relationships with your alma mater and participate with fellow alumni through the Alumni Association. As a graduate, membership in this Association is complimentary. You can keep connected through our webpage (www.lcsc.edu/alumni), Facebook (by liking “Lewis-Clark State Alumni & Friends”), Journey Magazine, and the many social networking events and opportunities in Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, Boise and beyond.

Becoming an alum of LC State provides you with a growing list of alumni benefits. These include a discounted membership at the Fitness Center, discounts to Warrior athletic and Silverthorne Theatre events, and a lifetime email, just to name a few.

We all share a common connection – we are WARRIORS and have been prepared by the outstanding LC State faculty and staff to succeed in whatever life brings. Staying connected through the Alumni Association will keep you connected to these very people and the students you have shared this life experience with.

Again, congratulations on now being a WARRIOR4LIFE and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!


Kevin Reynolds
LCSC Alumni President

“The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.”

 Kalpana Chawla

Per aspera ad astra – YOU did it. You not only reached the stars through hardships, but you became your own star through your educational accomplishments during a global pandemic. The last months and year and a half have been nothing short of challenging. Yet, you showed the courage, you persevered through a generation-defining moment, and here you are following your dreams to success.

Along the way, you have made many memories about things you learned in and outside the classroom, about new friends, faculty members, and so much more. We have gone through a lot together and prepared you the best we can. We have enjoyed working side by side with you, trying to convey our knowledge and experiences to you.

We will always remember you fondly and look forward to staying in touch with you as you embark on the next chapter of your journey! As you shape the universe around you and mentor others with your vision, we will cheer you on in the hope of a brighter future.

We know that you are ready. We are proud of you!

Take this moment in time and space to rejoice and reflect… it’s a time of goodbyes and new hellos… it’s a time of congratulations on your achievements and thank-yous to all of those who helped you accomplish your goals…

Thus, on behalf of the LC State faculty, I want to wish you viel Glück, bonne chance, buena suerte, good luck, and hanyaw’atóom haanyáy’sa ‘eetx ta’c ‘ískit! May you live long and prosper,

Leif Hoffmann
Faculty Association Chair