National Immunization Awareness Month: Put Vaccines on your Back-to-School List

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As the school year approaches, we join with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management reminds parents and guardians to check their children's vaccination records. If your children need vaccines, make sure they are on your back-to-school list.  Following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children from serious disease.  

Here is what to do:

COSI Scholarship Deadline Extended to August 20

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Incoming Lamar Community College students from Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers counties can now take advantage of an extended deadline to earn scholarship funds for the upcoming fall semester.  The deadline for the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) scholarship has been extended to August 20. 

COSI scholarship recipient can receive up to $1,000 per semester.

LCC Foundation Secures Funding for EMT Scholarships

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Emergency Medical Technician - Basic certificate offered this fall at Lamar Community College

The Lamar Community College Foundation recently secured $10,000 in funds from the Robert H. Rawlings Foundation to maintain scholarships for Emergency Medical Services students for the upcoming academic year.  These scholarships can help individuals interested in completing the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certificate this fall.

Fort Hays State University Announces Scholarship Awards for 2018-19

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Students from Colorado are among the winners of general academic scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. 

This listing includes some students who have won additional scholarships since being recognized earlier for awards presented to them at FHSU Student Recognition Programs from January through March. 

Students are listed alphabetically by hometown 

Fort Hays State is one of six universities in the Kansas Board of Regents system. 

Lamar Community College Seeks Comments from the Public on Quality

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Lamar Community College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit on October 15-17, 2018, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation. Lamar Community College has been accredited by HLC since 1976.

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. 

Ken Buck Announces 4th District Service Academy Appointees

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Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) announced the names of the 10 students he nominated from Colorado's 4th Congressional District who have received appointments to the U.S. service academies. Of the 10, four will attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, two will attend the Merchant Marine Academy, one will attend the Naval Academy, and three will attend West Point. Each of these candidates has been appointed for their superior academic and athletic achievements as well as their commitment to public service in their communities.

LCC Agriculture Department Named Top Postsecondary Program in Colorado

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The Lamar Community College Agriculture department recently received the 2018 Outstanding Postsecondary Program Award for Colorado Agricultural Education.  Greg Cash, LCC faculty and department head, accepted the award from the Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association at the group's summer conference.