An open house to celebrate the Lorain County Community College Wellington Center’s 10-year anniversary was held Nov. 15.
Several graduates as well as LCCC president Marcia Ballinger were on hand to share success stores, tour the 10,000-square-foot facility, and reflect on all of the hard work by students and staff that has been done since the building opened its doors.
Recent success stories include 2017 Wellington High School graduate Riley Caldwell, who completed her associate of science degree at the facility before her WHS commencement in June. Using the LCCC University Partnership program, she plans on earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Akron.
Brittany Kulwicki, a 2015 WHS graduate, earned an associate of both arts and science from LCCC Wellington that same year. At Cleveland State University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and is preparing to attend law school.
Caldwell spoke to attendees at the open house along with Ballinger, state representative Dick Stein and Lorain County commissioner Matt Lundy.
Since opening, 3,392 students at LCCC Wellington have earned roughly 20,000 credits with 935 credentials being awarded to 695 graduates.