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LCC Awarded for Financial Excellence from National Association

March 13, 2017

LANSING, MICH. - The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently awarded Lansing Community College (LCC) the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting for the College’s 2016 Annual Financial Report.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and represents a significant accomplishment by LCC. This is the College's eighth consecutive year receiving the award.

"Our pursuit of excellence in financial management, reporting and transparency continues to be recognized by experts in the field," said Lisa Webb Sharpe, senior vice president of Finance, Administration and Advancement.

In January, LCC's Financial Services Division was also awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. This is the eighth consecutive year that the College has received this award as well.

In a letter to LCC President Brent Knight, GFOA's Stephen J. Gauthier wrote that: "Through your example, we hope that other entities will be encouraged to achieve excellence in budgeting.'

Lisa Mazure, controller for LCC, stated, "These awards exemplify and are a culmination of LCC's Financial Services Division's dedication and commitment to excellence throughout the year in carrying out its accounting, budgeting, and reporting duties. This award is also evidence of the College's commitment to fiscal responsibility and financial reporting."

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association that offers benchmarking and independent analysis of public accounting practices and financial reporting. For more information about GFOA, please visit

LCC's financial information, including the Budget Presentation and Annual Financial Reports, can be found at

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with nearly 15,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a university, 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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