Lamar Community College
|Lamar Community College|
|Location||Lamar, Colorado, United States|
|Campus||115 acres (47 ha)|
The college was founded as the Junior College of Southeastern Colorado in 1937. The original building still stands at Eighth Street and Walnut. It became Lamar Junior College with the creation of a new district in 1946.
In 2008, the college received a $2 million US Department of Higher Education Title III Strengthening Institutions grant to create three new programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to focus on Secondary Math and Science Education and Sports & Fitness Management; Construction Technology; and Canine Training & Handling.
The college occupies 115 acres (47 ha) on the southern edge of the City of Lamar on Highway 287.
 Organization and administration
The college is part of the Colorado Community College System. Despite its relative size, it serves a large primary service area of Prowers (Lamar is county seat), Baca, Cheyenne, and Kiowa Counties, in southeastern Colorado, United States and attracts students from across the US and internationally through its offerings and international student program.
 Academic profile
The college is particularly known for its Agriculture and Equine programs and Livestock Judging, and is also the host educational institute for the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory-North. It offers a selection of transfer degrees and career and technical education degrees and certificates.
 Student life
The college athletic teams are nicknamed the Runnin’ Lopes. Lamar hosts five NJCAA Division I sports (men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's Golf, women's softball, and women's volleyball) and a co-ed National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association team. Both LCC's men's baseball and basketball teams have risen to prominence in the region in the last decade.
 Notable people
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