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Labette Community College
(LCC) will continue to enhance its standing as an exceptional College by
striving for excellence in all its programs, services, and activities.
Labette Community College provides quality learning opportunities in a
supportive environment for success in a changing world.
Labette Community Collegeís commitment to its mission and to the communities it
serves is anchored in core values shared by students, faculty, staff,
administration, and Board of Trustees.†
These core values guide the College community and endure through the
changing needs, aspirations, and goals of the campus and the community.
Labette Community College values open admission for all students regardless of
their educational and socio-economical backgrounds.† The College provides comprehensive learning
opportunities through course scheduling at a variety of times and locations and
diverse delivery methods.
Labette Community College assumes a leadership role in identifying and
responding to constituent needs in education and economic development.† The College incorporates institutional
effectiveness and outcomes assessment measures into the strategic planning and
Labette Community College genuinely cares about students and the community it
serves.† This outlook provides a caring,
supportive, and collaborative working and learning environment within the
Labette Community College listens to both individuals and community partners
and values their input and support in shaping programs and services.† Our success is in part measured by the
quality and timeliness of our response and service to the community.
Labette Community College values the dignity, worth, and potential of all
people and the respectful treatment of individuals who learn and work at the
College; therefore, the College celebrates the diversity in both our
communities and our world.
honesty and reliability are essential elements at Labette Community College.† The College community expects and
consistently stands for integrity, ethical behavior, and personal
responsibility both in words and actions.
heart of Labette Community College is teaching and
learning.† Student learning is our
primary goal.† Every effort is made to
provide programs and services that will assist students in reaching their
Labette Community College assists students and the community in attaining their
goals through excellence in personnel, programs, activities, and
technology.† The College values quality
in all endeavors and continuously strives for improvement, seeking new,
flexible, and responsive ways to achieve its mission.
On April 4, 1923, Parsons voters approved a two-year Junior College by a 4 to 1
Community College was founded as Parsons Junior College
that year on the top floor of the old high school building at 26th
The 1925 graduating class had 23 members.† Their course of study was conducted entirely
at the old high school.† The College
program moved to the new Parsons Senior High-Junior
College building (now Parsons Middle School) in 1926.† The College relocated to its present campus
in the former East
Junior High School
building at 14th and Broadway in 1963.
In June of 1965, voters
approved the creation of the Labette Junior College District.† The Parsons Board of Education operated the
College on an interim basis, but it became a separate entity when the Labette
Community Junior College Board of Trustees was elected in the spring of
1966.† In 1978, the College was renamed Labette Community College.
The College has evolved
from a city college primarily serving those students who wished to transfer to
a four-year institution to a comprehensive community college offering transfer
degrees, professional/technical degrees and certificates, continuing education,
customized training for business and industry, lifelong learning opportunities,
and a variety of programs and services for Southeast Kansas and the four-state
Accreditation And Membership
Labette Community College is a member of the American Association of Community
Colleges (AACC) and the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees
(KACCT).† The Kansas Board of Regents
(KBOR) and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools accredit Labette
Community College.† Individuals should direct their questions,
comments, or concerns to:
The LCC Bi-level Nursing
Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission,
Inc. (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10006, (800)
669-1656, extension 153, http://www.nlnac.org.
The Nursing Program is also approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing,
(KSBN), Landon State Office
Building, 900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051,
Topeka, KS 66612-1230, (785) 296-4929, http://www.ksbn.org.
The Radiography Department
is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic
Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900, Chicago,
(312) 704-5300, http://www.jrcert.org.
The Respiratory Therapy
Department is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
(COARC), 1248 Harwood Road,
Bedford, TX 76021-4244, (817) 283-2835 or (800)
The Labette Community College
Foundation is a Kansas
nonprofit corporation and an Internal Revenue Service 501 (c)(3)
organization.† The purpose of the
Foundation is to raise money from alumni, friends, and businesses in support of
College programs.† The majority of
Foundation support is for scholarships.†
Support is also provided for buildings and grounds, faculty/staff
development, student activities, equipment and supplies, and community
The Foundation manages the
Jack and Ruth Gribben Endowment Fund that sponsors the
annual Gribben English Lecture Series and the
biennial Gribben Community Classics Series.† The Foundation awards the annual Cardinal
Citation for lifetime service and the annual William and Allene
Guthrie Van Meter Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award.
A booklet listing
Foundation scholarships is available in the Foundation Office and the College
Admissions Office.† The Foundation does
not make scholarship award decisions.†
Award decisions are made by the College Financial Aid Office in
accordance with established policies and procedures.† For more information on the Labette Community
College Foundation please call (620) 820-1281.
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