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LCCC to retirees: Come back for 45th year homecoming

GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College and its Foundation are inviting all of their retirees from the past 44 years to join in a “homecoming” celebration to kick off the college’s 45th year.

The fall semester marks four-and-a-half decades of service to a district of more than 220,000 people for Lewis and Clark Community College. Before the semester starts, retirees are invited to come “home,” bring a guest and share in a celebratory luncheon and campus tour from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7.

Hosted by the college’s Foundation and retirees Marlene Barach, also a Lewis and Clark board member; Patsy Goss and Joyce Niemeier, retired faculty and staff will be greeted with a chance to socialize and reconnect with one another from 10-10:45 a.m. in the Hatheway Art Gallery. Afterward, President Dale Chapman will welcome the retirees and their guests and provide them with an update on the impact of Lewis and Clark in the region. At 11 a.m., Professor of Art, History and Culture Jim Price will provide guests with a tour of the Monticello Sculpture Gardens, before a luncheon back in the gallery at noon.

“This event is an opportunity for us to share with our extended family the impact they have made through their many years of service to the college, its students and the numerous communities we serve,” Chapman said.

Invitations are in the mail and email to retirees.

For more information about the event, contact Debby Edelman in the Foundation at (618) 468-2010. The college is asking for all RSVPs from retirees by Friday, May 30.

The event also coincides with the Garden Conservancy “Open Days” garden tour scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus. The campus gardens will be on full display for visitors from all over the St. Louis region, who are taking part in the annual “Open Days” offering from the Garden Conservancy. The Garden Conservancy is a national institution aimed at preserving America’s exceptional gardens for the education and enjoyment of the public. For more information, visit

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