My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Lewis-Clark State College
Location: Lewiston ID
In higher education there are a number of colleges today that exist because of collaboration and eventually a merger. There is a college named Lewis and Clark State College in Idaho that exist because of collaboration between two cities (Lewiston and Clarkston), and two states (Idaho and Washington) that came together.
It is also where two peoples and two cultures came together in friendship and discovery – the Nez Perce Tribe and the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery. Lewis-Clark State College is located in Lewiston ID. Lewiston, Idaho, is where two rivers (Clearwater and Snake) come together (see map above).
Founded in 1893, Lewis-Clark State is a public undergraduate college with a three-part mission of academic programs, career & technical education programs, and community programs.
Aerial view of campus with Snake River on the right.
The Idaho Legislature of 1893 created a normal school in name, but failed to appropriate state funds to provide it with a permanent home. The citizens of Lewiston responded with open hearts and found a way to keep the school opened.
Over the years the institution has had 4 distinct names outlined below:
Today LCSC has an enrollment of about 3,500 students.