Class of 2020 Commencement Update

Based upon responses of a recent graduate survey and for the safety of all involved, the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College Class of 2020 Commencement will be postponed until further notice. Information will be shared as soon as another date has been determined.

Gay I. & Harry C. Leslie III Scholarship Recipient | Meet Robin F. Powless

About you: I am a Bad River tribal member, from the Bad River Reservation. I have two grown sons, who are on their own with their own families. I would say that I am a non-traditional student, because I began my college career later in life. Why did you decide to pursue a college degree with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College? I decided to pursue a college degree because I had worked for over thirty years in an office job and that came to an end, and I felt that I needed to make a positive change in my life. I always wanted to enroll in college with a goal of learning the Ojibwe language and eventually helping to teach it in my community. I started school with the intention of obtaining

University of WI- Superior Scholarship Established in Honor of Dennis White

Dennis White, a Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal member and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College’s (LCOOC) Mathematics and Art Faculty has recently been honored by the University of Wisconsin-Superior Alumni Foundation by establishing a scholarship in Dennis’s name at his alma mater, University of Wisconsin- Superior (UWS). The Dennis White Scholarship is available to members of Ojibwe Tribes that plan to major in Education at UWS. White earned his first degree in Mathematics in 1969 at UWS. He then continued his education journey and received his master’s degree in Mathematics from UW-Madison. Dennis then went on to become a teacher at a private college and is currently instructing at LCOOC. The UW

Alumni Spotlight: Fowzia Omar

Major at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College: Associate Degree of Nursing Primary Site: LCO If attended another College(s), major(s) and degree(s) received: I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science – Nursing degree from Cappella University, I am on track to finish in April. After completing my BSN I’d like to continue to become a Nurse Practitioner and someday I’d like to teach here at LCOOC. Current title, employer, description of role: I currently work 4 jobs, 2 in group homes as a Clinical Manager and two on call positions. About you (Tribal Affiliation, Native, Family, Non-traditional student, Traditional student, etc.): I was born in Somalia and came to the United States in 1997. I

An Update from President Swagger

Originally, the college planned to move to online, Zoom, and paper packets through April 6th, 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. At that point in time, we were aligning ourselves with Wisconsin Public Schools because we have many employees and students that have children in the K-12 system that are required to stay at home with their children. In light of the Governors new order, we will continue our operations via online, Zoom, and paper packets beyond April 6th and indefinitely until further notice. This will be the safest measure for us to take in the best interest of all of us. Remember, We do have a limited number of employees at the college to continue vital operations. such as payr

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal community college.  We are an open-door institution which welcomes anyone who would like to work toward a better tomorrow.  LCOOC does not discriminate based upon race and will not deny admission to any Native student regardless of tribal enrollment or affiliation. We are compliant with Title IX which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.


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13466 W. Trepania Rd.
Hayward, WI 54843

Phone: 715.634.4790
Toll-Free: 888.526.6221
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13457W Froemel Rd.

Hayward, WI 54843


Phone: 715.634.9666


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