LEWISTON, Idaho – Expecting its highest number of incoming students since 2012, Lewis-Clark State College will welcome many new faces to campus when it hosts New Student Orientation on Friday, Aug. 21, at the LCSC Activity Center.
Among the faces will be special guests Idaho State Sen. Dan Johnson, Idaho State Board of Education member Bill Goesling, and Dan Rudolph and John Rusche of the Idaho House of Representatives. The orientation begins at 8:30 a.m. and will feature addresses from LCSC President J. Anthony Fernandez and Vice President for Student Affairs Andy Hanson, as well as a welcome from Rudolph.
LCSC will also host an orientation at its center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Tuesday, Aug. 18. State Board of Education President Don Soltman will serve as the guest speaker at this event, held at the Harbor Center with the welcome starting at 5 p.m. Rep. Luke Malek and Coeur d’Alene City Council member Amy Evans will also be in attendance.
Lewis-Clark State handed out a record number of diplomas and degrees at its commencement ceremonies in the spring and is quickly filling the desks vacated by the graduates. School officials say 683 new students are enrolled to join the returning class this year, the highest total since 700 arrived at LCSC in 2012.
Fall semester classes begin Aug. 24 with the annual Welcome Fair taking place on campus from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.