Early College Updates

April 6th, 2021

Upcoming Events

*College Closed-No classes: April 2

*ECAC 13th Year Pinning Ceremony: April 23

*Last day to turn in Books: April 29

*LMC Drive-Thru Graduation: May1

*End of Spring Semester: May 2

*Final Grades Available: May 6

Spring Spotlight

Paper Fashion Show-Class of 2023

LMC Honor Roll Fall Semester

Spring Book Return Information

Welcome 7th Cohort-Class of 2024

LMC Commencement / ECAC Pinning Information

Mid-term Meet Up with 4th Cohort

Spring Clean Up-Volunteering-Class of 2022

Business and Computer Information Systems Virtual Event

Allegan Advantage-

Dual Enrollment/non 13th year program


Paper Fashion Show Challenge

Class of 2023

The Class of 2023's creativity was put to the challenge! Groups of students were given two large pieces of paper and had to create paper, wearable fashion! Brynn, Kenton, and Donovan went with a Ratatouille theme.

Groups will "show-off" their creations and compete for the ECAC Paper Fashion Crown this Spring.

Lake Michigan College Honor Roll:

Dean and President List for Fall Semester

We are incredibly proud of the academic accomplishments of our Early College Students! All college classes have been remote this year and have added a level of challenge for all. They have met this challenge by making the LMC Honor Roll for Fall.

The President's List: Full-time student with a 4.0

The Dean's List : Full time student with a 3.5 or better

Part-time Dean's List: Students with less than 12 credits and 3.5 and above

Please see attached list: Fall 2020 ECAC and Allegan Advantage Honor Roll List

Spring Book Return Information

Book Returns are the week of April 26th. All books must be returned by April 29th to ECAC staff. They should be returned in the book bag they were issued. Books not returned will be the students responsibility to ship back to LMC bookstore at their own cost. If you purchased your own rentals, watch your email for return information and/or refer to the website:

LMC-Barnes and Noble Bookstore

ECAC Welcomes the 7th Cohort Class of 2024

The Early College admitted 44 new members to ECAC in March!

Students were surprised with acceptance letters at their schools


Allegan-Updated Picture to be included in next newsletter.

Fennville-Class of 2024

Hopkins-Class of 2024

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Martin Class of 2024

Plainwell Class of 2024

Otsego Class of 2024

VAAC Student with her acceptance letter!

Remote Learners are surprised with acceptance letters!

Graduation Information and Pinning Ceremony-Class of 2021!

**Lake Michigan College is gearing up for Commencement Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at the Benton Harbor Campus. This will be a "Drive-In" style commencement and then a "drive-thru" diploma pick-up. Students were to RSVP to LMC and send a photo to be displayed when their name is called. Students should continue to check their LMC email for continued communication and details. The actual diploma will be sent 4-6 weeks after commencement. Students should check with their home district for details on how to pick-up their High School Diploma.

**There will be a Pinning Ceremony Rehearsal and Grad Fair item pick-up on Wednesday, April 21st. We will start at 12:45pm and end around 2:00pm. Please enter the Early College wing for Covid screening protocol.

** The Pinning Ceremony will take place on April 23rd at 6:30pm outside the Tech Center.

Families of 13th year students, please see attached flyer for the Pinning Ceremony details:

ECAC Class of 2021 Pinning Ceremony Invite

Class of 2021 Mid-Term Meet Up

13th year students were our honored guests at our "Mid-Term Meet-up" at the beginning of March.

The ACATEC Culinary program provided the delicious breakfast feast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, and fresh pastries to our soon to be graduates.

As classes have been remote this year, it gave students an opportunity to reconnect in a safe environment while maintaining social distancing. Students were able to reflect on their Early College experience. End of the year details were also covered such as the Pinning Ceremony and Commencement.

Volunteers Spring Into Action!

Class of 2022 Sociology Project

As part of the Sociology 101 Curriculum, students are required to participate in a volunteer project and then reflect and write a paper on the experience.

Noah Corradini, Ellie Sweet, Summer Webb, and Darci Williams are cleaning up the landscaping outside of the Early College Wing at the ACATEC building in preparation for the Pinning Ceremony later this month. They then continued to help organize materials for commencement and the Summer Success Class.

We thank you for your time and the impact this cohort is making as they each complete their volunteer service projects.


Open to all high school graduates or soon to be high school graduates in Allegan County, adults in the community, and potential Allegan Advantage Students!

Are you interested in a professional career in Business Leadership or Computer Information Technology?

From the convenience of the nearest computer, join representatives from the Business and Computer Information Systems departments at Lake Michigan College to learn about certifications, certificates, and Associate degrees which can be earned in less than two years. Explore online and in-person options to discover which fit into your busy lifestyle.

Worried about paying for your education?

Representatives from West Michigan Works! and Lake Michigan College’s Financial Aid Department will discuss the variety of federal, state, and local aid programs available to help offset the cost of your education.

Don’t know where to start? We have a team of experienced people ready to walk with you through the steps of application, financial aid, enrollment; you will get the help you need every step of the way.

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Business & Computer Information Systems

WORKSHOP Monday, April 12 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Virtual Event

Questions: Contact Gordon Wickens (269) 512-7812 or gordon.wickens@alleganaesa.org

Allegan Advantage-Dual Enrollment for 2021

Interested in taking Lake Michigan College Courses in High School without having to commit to the 13th year? Allegan Advantage program is for you!

Eligibility to take Lake Michigan College Courses based on your GPA and district approval:

Juniors: 3.0 Unweighted GPA

Seniors: 2.6 Unweighted GPA

This video and links below provide additional information about the Allegan Advantage Program.

Allegan Advantage Video

Allegan Advantage Information

Sign-Up for additional Allegan Advantage Information

Early College Allegan County Contact:

Evy Houser


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