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'Party with the Prez' kicks off semester

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LCC President Dr. Steve Robinson competes with students in a game of musical chairs during "Party with the Prez" on Aug. 25.  Photo by Julie Newell

Julie Newell

By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief

To kick off the fall semester, LCC hosted the annual “Party with the Prez” event on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the downtown campus mall. Hundreds of students and staff attended the event.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet and hang out with LCC President Dr. Steve Robinson and enjoy free food, games, giveaways and a live band.

“We just love seeing so many students on campus,” Robinson said. “There’s so many of us who really missed that interaction face-to-face with students. I have been just non-stop talking to students and it’s been great.”

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LCC President Dr. James Robinson met his match in the dunk tank when members of the LCC softball team took turns soaking him during "Party with the Prez" on Aug. 25.  Photo by Julie Newell

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Students Haley Ellis (left) Morgan Heatherington enjoyed free sno-cones during 'Party with the Prez.  Photo by Julie Newell

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Hundreds of students and staff filled the LCC downtown during "Party with the Prez" on Aug. 25. Photo by Julie Newell

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Local band "Trilogy" entertained the crowd during "Party with the Prez" on Aug. 25.  Photo by Julie Newell

The event was sponsored by CASE Credit Union, which supplied the giveaway prizes and had a cash vault for anyone who set up a membership with them during the event. Those who participated in the cash vault had 15 seconds to try and grab as much cash as they could. Some left the vault with more than $100.

The giveaway prizes included various gift cards, T-shirts, JBL ear buds and a brand-new laptop.

“I think it’s super fun and cool,” LCC Business student Morgan Heatherington said of the “Party with the Prez” event. “Great way to get people involved and meet new people.”

Live music from the band Trilogy served as a great ambiance for attendees as they walked around the mall, participated in the activities, and enjoyed free food from Lansing Catering, Smokeshow BBQ and Domino’s Pizza.

“The team that puts on this event does such a nice job,” Robinson said. “Great music, awesome food. We’re just really happy.”

Along with the hot food, attendees satisfied their sweet tooth with free cotton candy and sno-cones.

“I think it’s (the event) great,” LCC Criminal Justice student Haley Ellis said. “I think it’s good for the freshman to get out and go around campus and meet new people.”

Fun activities included a caricature artist, a MaC 360 video booth, giant Jenga, corn hole, a basketball hoop and the chance to soak President Robinson in the dunk tank.

“It’s just a great way to start the semester,” Robinson said.

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