Taylor Chester

ENCOURAGED BY HER SISTER, TAYLOR CHESTER EARNS ASSOCIATE DEGREE WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL

It’s a big summer for Taylor Chester. The 18-year-old from Penfield will earn an Associate of Arts degree from Lorain County Community College, earn her high school diploma from Keystone High School and travel to Europe.

Chester first took advantage of Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) courses offered inside her high school after her older sister, Cristy Plas, encouraged her to enroll. After her first course, Chester was hooked. She continued taking PSEO courses offered in her high school, as well as enrolling in courses on the LCCC campus and online courses. When she first came to the LCCC campus two years ago, she met up daily with her sister.

“She and I used to meet every day before classes and talk and she would walk me to all of my classes until I got the hang of where everything was,” Chester said. “It was incredibly nice having her there to help me, since I literally knew nobody at all.”

Once she had the hang of college courses, Chester decided to help other students by becoming a Peer Advocate through the Connect2Complete program. Plas is also an advocate and the sisters spend a lot of time together.

However, even when Chester and Plas aren’t together on campus, Chester frequently gets mistaken for her sister.

“We're almost too much alike for our own good sometimes. It's so funny. I've had random people come up to me on campus that I've never seen in my life say, ‘Do you know Cristy Plas? You two have got to be related,’” Chester said.

When Chester returns from European adventure, she will attend Ohio University to study international business in the honors College of Business program with a minor in journalism.

Plas will graduate on May 18 with a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Cleveland State University through The University Partnership. Click here to learn more about Cristy Plas.

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Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
 
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15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
   
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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.
  
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Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at www.lorainccc.edu/deanslist.

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.
 
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Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

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Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.