21 Doors
of Opportunity

In honor of Lorain County Community College’s graduating class of 2021, LCCC installed an innovative tribute on their main campus. Twenty-one full sized doors line a median of grass stretching nearly 450 feet. Longer than a football field, the symbolism of the propped-open doors represents the diversity of the challenges each LCCC student overcame to reach their graduation day. Through each door, students found the opportunity that was right for them – on LCCC’s campus – to take them to the next chapter of their lives.

“Each student’s journey is unique, and I have deep respect for the commitment it took for each of them to reach this milestone,”

LCCC President, Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D.

The 21 doors also represent the depth of academic opportunities LCCC provides its students by offering more than 100 programs, including a University Partnership providing bachelor’s and master’s degrees, high-school dual enrollment options, and short-term training certificates. “Our goal is to keep LCCC’s programs relevant for the jobs of the future, and we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach no longer works in today’s world,” said Ballinger.

Visiting Doors of Opportunity

The Doors of Opportunity display is located in the parking lot median of lots 3 and 4 on the south end of campus, near the Campana Center for Ideation and Invention.

Graduates are encouraged to visit Doors of Opportunity beginning May 15 through May 23 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Each door contains an augmented reality component accessible with any mobile device that can be viewed during daylight hours.