Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence in Education
On Saturday, June 7th, Lake Tahoe Community College celebrated 40 years of Excellence in Education with the founders of the District, former colleagues and our college community. Speakers included Roberta Mason, Hazel Hoak, Dr. James Duke, Dr. Fritz Wenck, Dr. Dianne Van Hook, Dr. Guy Lease, Wait Griswald, Pat Leonard-Heffner, Danny Masellones, Kerry David, Michelle Risdon, Bob Novasel, and student trustee Alicia Agnew.
It's been 40 years since the Lake Tahoe Community College District was voted into existence on March 5, 1974. Since then, the College has developed from a tiny institution housed in a motel on Highway 50 to a world-class education destination. We started with 1,400 students. Today LTCC serves 5,500 students each year. We left the old motel behind and now welcome students to enjoy our beautiful 164-acre wooded campus with a full-service library, a theatre and performing arts building, a fitness education center, a commercial-grade culinary arts kitchen, the Haldan Art Gallery, the child development center, and much more. We started with 16 full-time faculty members. Now we have 40 full-time faculty members who are leaders in their fields of study, many of whom hold doctorate degrees from prestigious universities. Our first graduating class consisted of 11 students. At this year's graduation ceremony in June, approximately 165 students will earn their associate degrees. Many of those grads will transfer to 4-year universities—a testament to LTCC being the number one transfer school among California community colleges of our size.
Help us to capture the history of Lake Tahoe Community College for all time. Contribute to the 40th Anniversary Commemorative Book Fund, and preserve the college's history! Donors who give a minimum of $250 will have their names printed inside the limited edition 40th Anniversary Book. Click to read the Book Fund Brochure for all the details. Ready to give? Click the "Donate" button below:
For more information about the 40th Anniversary Book Fund, please contact the Foundation Office at Foundation@ltcc.edu, or call (530) 541-4660 ext. 245.