50th Anniversary Celebration, Deluxe Brewing Sept. 29, 4 p.m.
Open to friends and family of LBCC, the celebration will feature live music, a no-host bar and food truck, and a special edition “LBCC Inspired” IPA brewed by Deluxe.
LBCC was established in December 1966 as a two-year public college to serve the educational needs of Linn and Benton counties. The first classes were held in September 1967 in a variety of locations across Linn and Benton counties, and students came to call themselves “Roadrunners,” which eventually became the college mascot.
The current 104-acre campus in Albany was completed in 1972. Today, the college has centers in Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home, a horse center in Albany, and the Advanced Transportation Technology Center and the Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon.
More than 20,000 students take at least one class each year, and approximately 30 percent of in-district high school students come directly to LBCC after graduation.
Students can earn an associate’s degree, transfer degree, or short-term certification, and have community members and businesses have access to a wide-variety of classes and services offered through LBCC Extended Learning.