Tom Bauman has spent much of his life giving to Laramie County Community College. Now it’s the college’s turn to give back.
Bauman was one of the founding fathers of LCCC, even when many in the community believed there was no need for a community college in Cheyenne. He helped bring the college and local industries together in order to provide a trained workforce for the businesses that needed help. And he spent 37 years on the board of trustees, making sure the college provided a top-notch education for its students, whether they were planning to go straight to work after school or continue their educations at other colleges and universities.
To thank Bauman for his tireless efforts, the north loop road on campus will be named in his honor. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the dedication of Tom Bauman Loop Road is planned for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, in front of the Agriculture Complex at LCCC. Immediately following the ribbon cutting, the ceremonies will continue in the LCCC Dining Room, where there will be refreshments and a program honoring Bauman’s service to the college.
Please note that the road on the north side of campus will be closed between the easternmost entrance to the north parking lots and the west entrance to the Agriculture Complex on Thursday. The road will be closed from approximately 11 a.m. until noon. The roadway south of the Agriculture Building will be used for the dedication of Tom Bauman Loop Road.
Parking will still be available in the lots on the south side of campus, as well as the western end of the parking lots on the north side of campus and the lot north of the Arp Building. Tom Bauman Loop Road will be opened again when the dedication is completed.
In August 2010, the southern portion of the loop road was renamed J.O. Reed Way in honor of another of the college’s founding fathers, the late J.O. Reed.