Lower Columbia College is pleased to host the athletes, families and friends of the Babe Ruth World Series. As one of the oldest communi- ty colleges in the 32-member Washington Community and Technical College system, LCC has a long history of support for sports and all the benefits which athletic activities bring to a community and its citizens.
When the College opened its doors to 54 students on October 2, 1934, the community expected the institution to offer a curriculum and activities where their youth could educate their way out of the Great Depression. And it did. In that first year the College boasted two plays, nine intercollegiate basketball games, a track meet, six group hikes, intercollegiate debate, a student newspaper, and assorted banquets and social gatherings in addition to its academic program.
In its 63-year history, Lower Columbia College has continued to fulfill the mission envisioned by those first community leaders and dedicated students. LCC now serves about 4,000 students each quarter with 36 transfer degree programs and 22 technical professional programs, as well as numerous certificates. The College also works closely with local businesses to provide training for current and future employees. Through the statewide Running Start program, high school students can take college courses that apply toward their high school diploma as well as an Associate Degree.
With its art gallery shows, drama productions, musical performances, and guest writers and lecturers, the College is also a cultural center for the community. Community turnout for LCC’s Red Devils and Lady Red Devils athletic teams has been rewarded with years of victory, including this year is third consecutive NWAACC baseball championship.
We hope you enjoy your visit to David B. Story Field and our gracious 35-acre campus. Come back and see us sometime.