Lorain County Community College and its University Partnership
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Established in 1963, Lorain County Community College is the first community college in Ohio with a permanent campus. For 52 years LCCC has served the diverse needs Dr. Roy Church, of Lorain County and the region by President providing affordable access to high quality higher education. LCCC offers a progressive, diverse educational environment serving more than 14,000 associate degree students per year and offering more than 100 academic programs and majors. LCCC has emerged
as an innovator in higher education through the success of its University Partnership – the only one of its kind at an Ohio community college – where more than 3,000 students pursue more than 50 bachelors and masters degrees from 12 of Ohio’s leading universities on LCCC’s campus. This makes LCCC and its University Partnership the “Best Value in Higher Education.” LCCC also offers theater and arts opportunities, men’s and women’s athletics and a variety of clubs to engage students and enhance their experience. For more information, visit www.lorainccc.edu.
Amherst Library: More Than Just Books The Amherst Public Library still operates in part within the walls of its original 1906 Carnegie building, being just one of over 100 libraries built in the state of Ohio with funds from the Andrew
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Carnegie Foundation. This makes the library a part of the very history it seeks to retain in its commitment to being at the center of lifelong learning in our community. A recently remodeled programming area and local history collection are still housed in the original sandstone structure, a monument to philanthropic foundations and small towns working together. The library remains a dynamic civic resource offering a variety of programming for all ages and a collection that continues to evolve to match the changing technology and the needs of the community. Library hours: Mon-Thurs 9am – 8:30pm; Fri & Sat 10am – 5pm Sun (Sept – May) 1pm – 5pm