Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College officially welcomes Upward Bound

Soaring sculpture makes its official debut

Introducing Upward Bound - Soaring 43 feet in the air

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Community College will host a ribbon-cutting, reception, and dedication Friday, Nov. 22 from noon – 1 p.m. to welcome Upward Bound, the newest sculpture to grace its Downtown Campus.

The stunning piece located in the center of a new quadrangle in the heart of campus soars 43 feet into the air and consists of three vertical beams in vibrant, extraordinary colors with eye-catching reflections set on a uniquely engineered 50-ton base.

The iconic sculpture is one of the largest in Michigan and will become a destination for visitors to the region, and a defining monument of LCC and downtown Lansing for generations to come.

Upward Bound was made possible through a generous gift from LCC Trustee Andrew Abood and his family to honor their mother, Patricia.

Upward Bound was designed by Matthew J. McGaughey of MAYOTTEgroup Architects.

The event is free and open to the public.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area 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 five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

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