Celebration & Awareness

Celebration and Awareness

Celebrations of Awareness and Recognition

JANUARY 

Autism Awareness Month: For more information Click Here

FEBRUARY African American History Month:
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American author and scholar established Negro History Week in 1926.  Dr. Woodson selected February to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans because the month marks the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation and Frederick Douglas, an African American abolitionist.  The celebration became known as Black History Week in 1972 and turned into a month long celebration in 1976. For more information Click Here
MARCH National Women's History Month:
March was established by presidential proclamation as Women's History Month to draw attention to the accomplishments of women in the past and present. For more information Click Here

Mental Retardation Awareness Month: For more information Click Here

Irish-American Heritage Month: For more information Click Here

Deaf History Month: For more information Click Here

MAY

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month:
This month of recognition began in 1979 as Asian Heritage Week, established by congressional proclamation. On October 23, 1992, President George Bush signed legislation that made May of each year officially Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. For more information Click Here

Older Americans Month:
Established by presidential proclamation, Older Americans Month was created to honor the contributions of older Americans to society. For more information Click Here

Cinco de Mayo, Mexico:
Mexicans and Mexican Americans celebrate the triumph of Mexican forces over the French army in Mexico on May 5, 1862. For more information Click Here

JUNE

Gay and Lesbian Pride Month:
On June 11, 1999, President Clinton issued a presidential proclamation designating June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. For more information Click Here

Juneteenth:
This commemorates the official end of slavery in Texas by the Union General Gordon Grange. For more information Click Here

AUGUST

National Physically Challenged Month: For more information Click Here

SEPTEMBER/
OCTOBER

National Hispanic Heritage Month:
The contributions of Hispanics nationwide are celebrated September 15 through October 15 as National Hispanic Heritage month. The national celebration began in 1968 as a week long celebration during the second week in September and was later expanded to a month long celebration in 1989. For more information Click Here

National Coming Out Day/March on Washington:
On October 11, 1987 between several hundred thousand people participated in a march in Washington, D.C. to protest anti-gay discrimination. For more information Click Here

National Disability Employment Awareness Month:
The month of October was set aside for National Disability Employment Awareness to enlist public support for people with disabilities and to encourage their full integration into the workforce. For more information Click Here

NOVEMBER

National Native American Heritage Month:
The term Native American incorporates hundreds of different tribes and approximately 250 languages. Starting in 1976 as Native American Awareness Week, the period was expanded by Congress and approved by President Bush in August 1990 by designating the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month. For more information Click Here

DECEMBER

Human Rights Month:
On December 8, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which set forth the basic civil, economic, political, and social rights that should be afforded to all people. For more information Click Here

Kwanzaa:
Kwanzaa, celebrated Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 is an African American holiday that was developed and initiated by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966.  Kwanzaa is a Swahili term that means "first fruits of the harvest." The focus of Kwanzaa is around the seven principles of Nguzo Saba which focuses on the social values in the African American community. For more information Click Here


NCBI Affiliate Chapter

Announcements

It's not too late to register for Fall classes

Short-term fall semester classes begin September 29 and later.  


LCCC North Entrance Closure

LCCC's North Entrance will be closed from 4:40-5:20 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 for a Cross Country meet. Please plan accordingly.

Get Involved in Student Government

Student Senate seeking candidates for several open positions. To learn more, please stop by the Student Life office in College Center or contact Student Life at (440) 366-4036 or slevents@lorainccc.edu. Application deadline is Sept. 26, 2014.

Public Notice

Accreditation Commission seeks public comments on the associate degree nursing program. Learn more.  

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
Click here to learn more and register.

MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.