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Richard (Dick) Peters named 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year


August 1, 2019

Lower Columbia College (LCC) and Lower Columbia College Foundation have announced the selection of Dick Peters as the 2019 LCC Alumnus of the Year.

Peters graduated from RA Long in 1950 and attended LCC from 1950-53. After graduating from LCC, he went on to study forestry at the University of Washington, graduating in 1956.

In 2012, Peters was inducted into the RA Long Hall of Fame. His extensive local community service includes the Citizen Vocational Advisory Committee for Cowlitz County, Cowlitz Farm Forestry Association, RA Long Hall of Fame Committee, Cowlitz County Rural Library, Cowlitz County Septic System Advisory Committee, and Lower Columbia College Feasibility Study. He has been involved in community service in every community he lived and worked.

Peters and wife Judi have supported LCC for more than 20 years and actively attend LCC events. They are strong supporters of LCC’s vocational and scholarship programs, and established the Dick and Judi Peters Vocational Scholarship. Other contributions include the Health and Science Fund, Innovation Fund, Student Success Fund, Vocational Scholarship Fund, College Success Fund, and Unrestricted Fund.

“LCC is proud to honor Dick as the 2019 Alumnus of the Year. He has been an amazing supporter of LCC throughout the years. His advocacy and passion for vocational programs offer valuable insights. His longstanding support of the local community and LCC truly makes a difference,” said LCC President Chris Bailey.

Dick Peters will be honored at this year’s LCC Foundation Horns & Halos Gala on September 28. For more information about LCC Alumni, or to join the LCC Foundation Alumni Association, visit


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