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LCC’s Nate Hoey to Compete at College National Finals Rodeo

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Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey from Montrose will compete in bull riding at the College National Finals Rodeo this summer. The CNFR starts June 10 with performances and slack, and continues through June 15. The finals are held in Casper, Wyoming. 

Hoey, who finished second in the Central Rocky Mountain Region and currently sits 22nd in the national standings, will ride June 10-12.

Joei Hamill Signs with LCC Rodeo

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Joei Hamill of Lubbock, Texas, recently signed her Letter of Intent to rodeo at Lamar Community College this fall.  The recent graduate of Frenship High School in Wolfforth, will add her goat tying and breakaway roping skills to the 2018-2019 Lopes Rodeo team.

Hamill is finishing an impressive year, as noted by LCC Head Coach Fred Sherwood.

"Joei is in eighth place in Texas Region 2 goat tying and is headed to the Texas State High School Finals in June," he said.  "She also ropes very well and should make an immediate impact on our women's team."

LCC Nursing Class of 2018 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

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The Lamar Community College Nursing department celebrated the accomplishments of their graduates with the time-honored tradition of the Nurse Pinning earlier this month.

The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession.  53 students were pinned including 20 from the Level I (Practical Nursing) and 33 from the Level II (Associate Degree in Nursing/Registered Nurse) programs.

Lamar Community College Celebrates 2018 Graduates

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A stream of blue-clad graduates entered a packed gym at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center for the college's 79thAnnual Commencement ceremony.  In just a short time, those students would become LCC alumni.

Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, opened the commencement with a brief welcoming address.  She remarked on the hard work of the graduates, congratulating them on all of they have accomplished. 

Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships at Spring Horse Show

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Lamar Community College freshmen in the Horse Training & Management (HTM) and Equine Business Management (EBM) programs demonstrated their hard work from this past year during the Spring Horse Show.

Friends and family of the students as well as horse owners watched as each student performed reining patterns and additional horsemanship skills to demonstrate what they have learned during the academic year as well as how well they have applied that knowledge to training their horses.

LCC Sets Year-End Celebrations - Lindholm will be Student Speaker

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The academic year is quickly coming to a close and Lamar Community College is preparing for three big year-end celebrations: Nurse Pinning, Antelope Night, and the 79th Annual Commencement ceremony.  All events are open to the public, so anyone wishing to join in celebrating the accomplishments of LCC students are welcome to do so.

Dates and times for the events are as follows: 

Dr. Kim Hunter Reed to Speak at LCC Commencement, Eads Student Featured

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Lamar Community College has invited Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, to serve as the keynote address for its upcoming 2018 Commencement ceremony.  

The ceremony is set for 10:00 a.m. May 5 at the LCC Wellness Center.  Over 200 degree or certificate-seeking students are eligible to walk in commencement, including fall 2017 graduates as well as spring and summer 2018 candidates for graduation.

Life Gets Tough, but the Tough Keep Going

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We live in a tough world these days. There are a lot of pressures to be the best, have the most, and still live happy. With all of these pressures comes a lot of negativity. Negativity weighs on you both mentally and physically. Now this is no quick fix method, but I would like to share a few things that help make my world a little better place. 

Start the day with breakfast - I always feel more prepared for the day when I have had something good to eat. Plus, breakfast food is my favorite food.