The LCCC Foundation is grateful for supporters who share our mission to “Transform students’ lives through the power of inspired learning.” They choose to make education attainable for others, helping them to reach their individual life goals and build a stronger community. The impacts of their gifts can be seen every day.
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Matt's family had limited exposure to college, so LCCC's smaller campus atmosphere allowed him to transition into college comfortably. He attended LCCC on a golf scholarship while he studied business and went on to complete his accounting degree at UW – and Matt has a plethora of wonderful memories of the Golden Eagle golf trips with teammates. He went on to complete the CPA exam and an MBA at Regis University on the LCCC campus.
"It wasn't until I went to LCCC that my focus began to turn to academics, and I started to become a better student. LCCC was the beginning of how to learn. I was able to do well and get more out of the classes because they were smaller, and the instructors were always available and wanting to help students succeed."
Matt is currently the president of First Interstate Bank of Cheyenne and a former member of the LCCC Foundation Board. Matt and his wife, Karen, have three children.
Matt believes that having the opportunity to start his academic journey at LCCC then come back to serve on the Foundation board—and also support the Foundation and the college both personally and through First Interstate Bank—has provided him with a great sense of satisfaction and confirmation that LCCC really is fulfilling its mission to students and the community.
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Though Grant Thomas Palmquist was just 23 when he died in 2010, he left a lifetime impact on everyone his life touched. With a drive to meet academic challenges, the Cheyenne native was a graduate of Jessup Elementary, McCormick Junior High, Central High School, and Laramie County Community College. At the time of his passing, he had just completed his first year of pharmacy school in Denver and was a pharmacy intern at Safeway. Grant was an athlete and avid sports fan, his passion for following his favorite teams exceeding even that of his father and brother. From his first t-ball game to his last high school varsity football game, Grant loved having the opportunity to compete.
Those who knew him, especially his family, remember Grant as dependable, full of grace, and compassionate.
Today, Grant’s legacy is carried on in-part through the Grant T. Palmquist Memorial Scholarship. It was established with an initial gift of $2,500, matched by the state of Wyoming, to establish the scholarship endowment. The intent is to provide financial assistance to students pursuing dreams of a higher education, with a preference given to pre-pharmacy students.
First interstate Bank Progress & Prosperity Community Conversation Series presents
6 p.m. | Mar. 7, 2024
Surbrugg/Prentice Auditorium @ LCCC’S Cheyenne Campus
The Gerald & Jessie Chambers Speakers Series presents
6 p.m. | Apr. 16, 2024
ANB Bank Leadership Center in the Clay Pathfinder Building @ LCCC’S Cheyenne Campus
Clay Watercolor Workshop
June 3-7, 2024
Laramie County Community College