50th Anniversary Kick-off Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Groundbreaking ceremony for LBCC's
Albany campus, Sept. 17, 1970.
L-R:  Board of Education chair Russ Tripp,
LBCC's first president, Eldon Schafer,
board member Glenn Huston, and
interim college president Bob Adams.
A kick-off celebration for Linn-Benton Community College’s 50th Anniversary will be held Tuesday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the college Commons cafeteria, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Founding college board member and local business man Russell Tripp will attend the kickoff along with other community members. Birthday cake and refreshments will be served.

On December 6, 1966, Linn and Benton county voters approved a bond to establish LBCC as Oregon’s 11th community college.

The first classes were held fall term 1967, with students attending classes throughout the city. They came to call themselves “Roadrunners,” as they were often “running” from one class location to the next.

LBCC now has campuses in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home, and has become a national leader in education and workforce development with cutting edge degree programs, career technical education programs, business development classes and community education classes. 

If you plan to attend the celebration, please RSVP to www.linnbenton.edu/50 or contact the LBCC Foundation at 541-917-4209.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.


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