Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College Announces the Kickoff of Its Capital Campaign

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) kicked off its first capital campaign on Monday, July 13, 2020. This fundraising campaign is the first of its kind for the College and has a goal of raising $250,000 over two years. “I see this as an opportunity to not only grow our scholarship fund and awards, but as an opportunity to invite partners to invest in the future of education here in Northern Wisconsin, at Lac Courte Oreilles, Bad River, Lac du Flambeau, Red Cliff, and St. Croix,” states Dr. Russell Swagger, President of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College. Over the past few years, the College has established an Office of Advancement, created a Fundraising Advisory Board, created the

College Welcomes AmeriCorps VISTA Worker

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College would like to welcome Kristina Estrada to the community. She is part of the AmeriCorps VISTA organization serving the College through the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. AmeriCorps VISTA is an organization that builds capacity in three areas: education, environmental stewardship, and health promotion. Kristina’s primary role is to work with beginning farmers and students to promote the use of sustainable agriculture to connect both native and scientific knowledge. Another focus is to create sustainable business opportunities. Kristina states, “I’m passionate about this because I believe that the future is based on youth and sustainable agricult

Student Spotlight - Shane Wilmer

Name: Shane Wilmer Major: Human Services Primary Site:Bad River About you : I am an enrolled member of the Bad River Band; I am 25 years old and I am a first-generation college student. I have 4 children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old. Currently I work for Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor serving Native Americans with disabilities. Why did you decide to pursue a college degree with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College? I was very hesitant to go on and pursue a higher education, but my supervisor at the time encouraged me to go to the LCO college and see what they offered. I went and signed up for classes and started my first class the very next d

LCOOC Soaring Eagles Mascot Announced

The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College recently introduced the team mascot, Desaash, to the Soaring Eagle's team. Desaash is the vocative form of Ojibwe for Desaashi, meaning s/he soars in the wind/air without flapping wings. With the recent college name change, update to the logo and introduction of sports to campus, the Soaring Eagle's mascot was the next step in enhancing the college’s brand. Look for Desaash out in the community, cheering on the athletes at sporting events, and hanging out with students on campus!

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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.


LCO Ojibwe College
13466 W. Trepania Rd.
Hayward, WI 54843

Phone: 715.634.4790
Toll-Free: 888.526.6221
Fax: 715.634.5049

LCOOC Sustainable Agriculture Research Station

13457W Froemel Rd.

Hayward, WI 54843


Phone: 715.634.9666


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