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Changes affect LBCC's Sweet Home presence

Linn-Benton Community College has experienced some big changes over the past couple of years, which affect what it's doing in Sweet Home, LBCC President Dr. Lisa Avery said last week.

The college announced Feb. 16 that the Sweet Home Center, located in the Sweet Home High School complex since 2004, was being closed, citing a "dramatic" decline in use and changing student needs.

Avery, who arrived at LBCC in July of 2020, said that since the COVID-19 pandemic the college has been faced with a number of challenges: the effects of the pandemic on education, including a decrease in interest in...

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