Spotlight Curtis Bates a 19-year-old cross country award winner and student at LCCC. He is planning to transfer to SUNY (State University of New York) Maritime College after LCCC. In addition to his studies, Curtis is involved in both sports and activities including cross country, is the SGA vice president, and is the student representative on the Board of Trustees. His success at LCCC has made Curtis a highly visible and resourceful asset around campus involving himself in both his studies and events. Curtis started at LCCC while still in high school. "My mother told me about the Early College program here," he pointed out. He started the Early College program at LCCC to get a jump-start into his college education before graduation. "The tuition was affordable and it was close to home."

Sean and Curtis are just two of the over 6,000 students who attend LCCC every year looking for great place to get a start toward a better career. Over 30,000 students have graduated from LCCC and either immediately start their career or continue their education at four year colleges and universities all over the country.

By Jennifer Kowalczyk, '16 Journalism/Media Writing