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Brownlee fast tracks education at LCC

Student feature photo LeeAnne Brownlee

LeeAnne Brownlee, a full-time student at the University of Michigan, is fast-tracking her educational journey by taking summer classes at LCC. Courtesy photo

Mallory Stiles

By Mallory Stiles
Freelance Reporter


Lansing Community College is a resource to so many, and the student body is quite diverse. Currently among the student body is LeeAnne Brownlee, a full-time student at the University of Michigan, who is fast-tracking her educational journey by taking summer classes at LCC.

Brownlee’s majors are biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience, as well as Spanish culture, language, and literature. She added it was her first AP psychology class in high school that really grew her interest in helping people, especially children.

The 19-year-old Brownlee is an avid athlete who plays volleyball, basketball and softball. She coaches softball as well, at Waverly High School. Yet, she still finds the time to keep a full-time job at Culver’s, and be an active member of her student government.

She said she was a part of a congress of future medical leaders at Harvard University and has interned for the Michigan House of Representatives. She also holds an executive position as a treasurer of the Doctors Without Borders organization, which assists people all over the world to get the help they need.

“LeeAnne’s drive for success makes me so proud,” said Brownlee’s mother, Melanie, who spoke with tears in her eyes. “Once she made up her mind for her career choice, she couldn’t be stopped.”

Brownlee explained why she choose LCC for her summer class.

“It was local with a nice campus and accessible resources,” Brownlee said. “I researched professor ratings and, after talking to other friends and family who were former LCC students themselves, it was an easy choice. My experience at LCC has given me a sense of community and more one-on-one time.”

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