Lane students and staff lead the 2014 Eugene Celebration Parade representing the college as the Grand Marshall.
Photo by: Penny Scott
Penny Scott

Photo by: Penny Scott

A day of celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of Lane Community College is planned for Wednesday October 15. Beginning at 1:00 p.m. various collge departments will be holding open houses and hosting events campus wide.

The Center for Meeting and Learning in Building 19 will host a jazz reception at 3:00 p.m. followed by a formal anniversary ceremony at 4:00 p.m. The program includes speakers from the LCC Board of Education, LCC Foundation Board, LCC President Mary Spilde and the Executive director of the Oregon Lottery.

The celebration in the lobby of the Center for Meeting and Learning will feature an hour of jazz music provided by a trio of LCC music instructors. Appetizers and beverages will be available during the concert, along with a specially brewed ale, ‘Titan Power Pale Ale’ produced by Ninkasi Brewing Company in honor of the 50th anniversary of the college.

The highlight of the event will be Governor John Kitzhaber’s address scheduled for 4:20 p.m. Distinguished alumni from each of the five decades will also be speaking to members of the public and students who attend.

Events throughout the day include:

A tour of the renovated Center Building at 1:00 p.m. sponsored by the LCC Foundation. This project its the largest capital improvement project since the main campus was originally built. Attendance requires an RSVP to Marrone

The Learning Garden will have an apple cider pressing party between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

An art exhibit and reception for the annual fall art and applied design faculty exhibit titled, “From Here To There” will be held at the Art Gallery in Building 11 at 2:00 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in the main art gallery until Oct. 24.

Athletic events at 2:00 p.m. include:

• A soccer game between the Titans and Clark College on Titan Soccer Field.

• Women’s basketball practice in the gym in Building 5.

• Track and field class practices in the track & field complex.

The Titan Store will also be offering a 50 percent discount off all 50th anniversary items all day on Oct.15.

“We will have additional events throughout the year to celebrate, and we will incorporate a 50th theme into many of the annual events we already do, such as LCC Day at the State Capitol, the MLK Day event on campus, and graduation,” Brett Rowlett, Director of Governmental and Community Relations said.

A complete list of events for the Oct. 15 celebration can be found on Lane’s website.

Also available throughout the year on the 50th anniversary website ( are links to fun facts about the college, a timeline of the history

of LCC and a place to share your own story and photos as well as reading and enjoying the personal stories of other students.

Lane students and staff lead the 2014 Eugene Celebration Parade representing the college as the Grand Marshall.Photo by: Penny Scott

Lane students and staff lead the 2014 Eugene Celebration Parade representing the college as the Grand Marshall.
Photo by: Penny Scott