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Jane Aldrich Named LCC's 2017 Distinguished Alumna

May 9, 2017

LANSING, MICH. - The Lansing Community College (LCC) Alumni Association has selected Jane Aldrich as the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2017.

Aldrich started anchoring and reporting at WLNS TV in 1985 and has spent more than three decades bringing the news to mid-Michigan residents. She is an Emmy nominated, award-winning anchor and upon retiring in January, was one of the most recognized and trusted journalists in the region.

Aldrich has been a tireless cheerleader for the greater Lansing community, supporting many good causes, people and charities. She has served on the LCC Foundation Board of Directors for nine years and has volunteered with numerous community organizations.

"Jane is a great example of the thousands of LCC graduates that live, work, and volunteer in our community," said Dan McKean, executive director of the LCC Foundation. "It's alumni like her that make our community vibrant and prosperous."

This is the 27th anniversary of the Award, which was established to honor an outstanding alumni who has made tremendous contributions to their career and community.

Aldrich will address graduates and be presented with the award during LCC's Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on the campus of Michigan State University. She will also be honored at a special reception, along with past award recipients, prior to commencement.

For the full list of past award recipients please visit

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education, and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit, and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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