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Willis Kern, Lakeland president 1977

Presentation of $75,000 Gift for Lab Equipment for Learning Resources Center-September, 1969. From left: A.O. Willey, director-Lubrizol Corporation; Wayne Rodehorst, president-Lakeland CC; Harry Figgie, Jr., chairman of the board- Automatic Sprinkler Corporation of America; John Donnelly, director-Automatic Sprinkler Corporation of America

Original ribbon-cutting ceremony in Painesville – September, 1967. From left: Wayne Rodehorst, Lakeland president; Lakeland Trustees – Arthur Holden, Lillian Robinson, J. Malcolm Poynter, William Baker

Levy announcement in the Painesville Telegraph, April 29, 1967

The College’s first president, Dr. Wayne Rodehorst, 1967

Commencement 2007

Lakeland’s first commencement ceremony at St. James Episcopal Church in Painesville, June 11, 1968. This same day, Lakeland’s permanent home was dedicated in Kirtland.

The Cleveland Browns used Lakeland’s campus as their pre-season training site in 1983

From left: Leo Garrity, LCC Trustee, Sam Rutigliano, Head Coach-Cleveland Browns; and Jim Catanzaro, Lakeland president

First information desk on the Kirtland campus

1969 Classroom (photo from Lakeland archives)

Lakeland aerial view

Arthur Holden pointing to the Painesville Telegraph sign, announcing college site, May 1968

Astronomy students working in the Lakeland Observatory, 2005

Former local Painesville newspaper, the Telegraph, announces Kirtland campus groundbreaking, August 2, 1969

Business and Engineering building

Science & Technology Center – Lakeland’s downtown Painesville campus, 1970

Construction of the Performing Arts Center-February, 1974. From left: Arthur Holden, Lakeland Trustee; Ralph Parsons, Diamond Shamrock Corporation; Wayne Rodehorst, Lakeland president

Wayne Rodehorst, Lakeland president, at lectern presiding over the official groundbreaking on the Kirtland campus, August 1969

“River of Life” permanent art installation in the Health building

Lab student, 1990s

Lab students, 1970s

Completed in 1995, Lakeland’s H Building houses the science and health technologies

Dental hygiene student

Lakeland under construction, 1969

Lakeland entrance, 1983

Healthcare students with Life Flight

Installing the concrete sign at the college entrance on Route 306, 1983

Board of Trustees – 1970 Commencement. From left: Arthur Holden, Lillian Robinson, J. Malcolm Poynter, Alta Reigert, Msgr. Robert Wolf, Elizabeth Mastrangelo, John Olsen, Howard George, Raymond Armington

Cleveland Trust Building in Painesville, site of Lakeland's first classrooms.

Lakeland welcomes President Bush to campus, 2005

Lakeland Student Joshua R. Needler with President George Bush, 2005

Registration, 1978

Students, 1970s

Students, 1980s

Students, 1990s

Dale Kastning, started at Lakeland when he was just 20 years old. He recently retired after 35 years of service. He was a Lakeland graduate who started as groundskeeper, working his way up to director of purchasing.

James Catanzaro, Lakeland president from 1981-1987

Ruth Densmore, one of Lakeland’s founders, originally a human resources director

First basketball team

Mooreland mansion was built by Edward W. Moore, a prominent Cleveland capitalist, who made his fortune in banking, electric railroads and telephone distribution during the late 1800s. Today, this renovated historic building is used for conferences and banquets and receptions.

Willoughby Industrial Fair, 1968 , from left, Leonard Slomniski, Dr. Rodehorst, Gov. Rhodes, Lakeland’s second college president Willis Kern, and Willoughby Mayor Bud Brichford.

Mill Street in Painesville, one of Lakelands’ first biology teachers Ed Hauser

Tech Prep

First bookstore

Building construction, 1976

’70s cafeteria sign

Clocktower construction

Dr. Morris Beverage, 2001-current president of Lakeland Community College, Lakeland class of ’74.

Engineering students 2005

Students outside with counselor Al Alberts

Commencement 2007

Ralph Doty, Lakeland president from 1988-2001

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