LCC assistant coach Eric Dorton hired by Texas Rangers

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After a quarter-century of preparing ballplayers for opportunities in Major League Baseball, the Lamar Community College baseball program is now seeing one of its coaches make the jump from the Lopes to a Major League Baseball organization.

Assistant coach Eric Dorton, who also played one season for LCC, was hired by the Texas Rangers as a hitting coach for their rookie and instructional league teams.

"It is a dream come true," Dorton said.

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LCC announces winter holiday closures

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Lamar Community College's fall semester has officially come to an end and the holidays are near.  The LCC campus will be closed December 25 through January 2, 2019, so that faculty and staff can spend time with their families.

Certain departments on campus will have additional closures including the Library, The Study (LCC's tutoring center), and Fitness Center.

The Library and The Study closed at the end of the finals week and will reopen again January 7. 

Get a jump start on college financial aid

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(StatePoint) With the changing leaves and autumn chill come a few staples students can count on: fresh notebooks, fall festivals, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students heading to college next year, returning college students, and grad students can already get started on the FAFSA for academic year 2019-20, which opened for applications on October 1, 2018. Completing the FAFSA is the most important step to qualify for $150 billion available in financial aid including grants, work-study, and federal student loans.