LCCC adopts MyUniversity Plan;
Second Phase of Our Promise Initiative
April 25, 2014: The
Lorain County Community College Board of Trustees today launched
a new initiative titled MyUniversity: a guarantee that
embeds the ability for students to earn college credit and
college degrees right at area high schools.
The MyUniversity plan
is the second phase of Lorain County Community College’s “Our
Promise” initiative, which began with a tuition guarantee
announced in March, 2014. “This community has demonstrated its
support of Lorain County Community College and the University
Partnership program for 50 years and most recently with the
passing of Issue 2 because they know quality higher education is
critical for our future,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy Church.
“MyUniversity is one significant way we are delivering on
our promise to deepen the impact of the University Partnership
MyUniversity will significantly
increase the number of high school students in Lorain County and
the surrounding area who can successfully earn free college
credit while still in and at their high school.
MyUniversity will enable high
school students to even go as far as earning an associate degree
simultaneously with their high school diploma. Students can
then continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree by as early as age
20 in high demand careers through LCCC’s University Partnership
In doing so, students can save
over 80 percent of the cost of a bachelor’s degree through
MyUniversity, essentially saving families tens of thousands of
dollars in college debt.
“This program removes the
traditional boundaries to college access and has the potential
to significantly increase the number of Lorain County students
with a degree that will help them compete in the global
economy,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy Church.
This combined high school and
college experience creates the roadmap for student success in
college and beyond. It builds pathways to bachelor’s degrees in
these areas: Business Administration, Computer Science and
Engineering, Psychology, Education, Biology, Accounting, and IT
– Computer Information Systems.
MyUniversity will also connect
students to these and other careers earlier using LCCC’s
MyPlan and the professionals in Career Services, “Who will help
align academics and career goals through their resources,
expertise and tools,” Church added.
Lorain City Schools with its
Titan College along with the Avon Lake and Midview school
districts are the first districts in Lorain County that have
chosen to participate in the MyUniversity program.
MyUniversity is based on the
success of programs like Titan College and the Early College
High School. Titan College provides students in the Lorain City
Schools with college classes that are taught on the Lorain High
School campus. Students may enter Titan College at any grade
level. Early College High School allows students starting in the
ninth grade to participate in a combined high school and college
experience on the LCCC campus. It is for first-generation
college students from across Lorain County.
“The MyUniversity program gives
students the chance to earn as little as one semester of college
credit all the way up to a full associate degree while working
toward their high school diploma. That can build momentum for
them to achieve a bachelor’s degree,” said Avon Lake
Superintendent Robert Scott.
“This program can help eliminate
two years of college expense and save students up to 80 percent
on the cost of a college education,” said Midview Schools
Superintendent Scott Goggin, “while providing a robust
high school and college experience.”
“With the average cost of student
debt in Ohio reaching $30,000 for a university degree, this can
help eliminate that debt,” Church said. “And LCCC has many
scholarship opportunities that can further reduce the cost of
In March, LCCC’s Board of
Trustees adopted the Tuition Guarantee
that locks tuition and fee rates at
the current level for students registering in fall of 2014 and
spring of 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of
their degree, whichever comes first.
For more information,
“Faith Meets Faith: A
Christian-Buddhist Encounter” at LCCC
Sacred Landmarks Initiative will host “Faith Meets Faith: A
Christian-Buddhist Encounter” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 30,
2014 in Stocker Arts Center’s Cinema Hall.
dialogue is part of the Comparative Religion Seminar Series. The
event is free and open to the public.
Ven. Shih Ying-Fa, abbot of CloudWater Zendo, and Fr. Nicholas R. A. Rachford,
pastor of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, will discuss the
Buddhist and Christian meaning of compassion in contemporary
society. The discussion will be moderated by Young Ko,
director of Lorain County Sacred Landmarks Initiative and a
professor at Lorain County Community College.
Religion Seminar Series is sponsored by Lorain County Sacred
Landmarks Initiative, the Honors Institute at LCCC, and the LCCC
Arts and Humanities division.
information, contact the Lorain County Sacred Landmark Initiatives
office at (440) 366-7110 or email
LCCC to replace outdated
April 21, 2014: State Reps. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) and Matt
Lundy (D-Elyria) have announced the release of $622,419 in state
funding for updates to infrastructure at Lorain County Community
College. The 2014 Campus Lighting Upgrades project will
replace outdated lighting fixtures and install sensors to cut
electrical costs and reduce energy use on campus. Officials estimate
that the lighting improvements will save the school $160,000
“Any time a public institution like Lorain County Community College
works to cut costs, we like to recognize their effort to save money
for Ohio taxpayers,” said Rep. Lundy. “This project, along with
saving money for the school and the public, also improves the
learning environment for both students and teachers.”
By adding light sensors and replacing traditional bulbs with LED’s,
the school aims to significantly reduce energy usage. The
administration believes updates to the Spitzer Conference Center
will decrease energy usage in the building by at least 50 percent.
The project was competitively bid and awarded to South Shore
Electric, Inc. of Elyria.
“I’m glad to see LCCC take the lead on implementing sustainability
measures. It sends the right message to students, faculty and the
community at large that energy concerns need to be taken seriously.
This is a small, but important step in promoting a smart energy
policies for Lorain County,” said Rep. Ramos.