Monday, September 18, 2017

College Closed Tuesday, Sept. 19 for Inservice Day

LBCC and all centers will be closed to the public Tuesday, Sept. 19 for staff Inservice Day. Normal operations will resume Wednesday, Sept. 20.

50th Anniversary Celebration, Deluxe Brewing Sept. 29, 4 p.m.

Linn-Benton Community will hold its 50th Anniversary Celebration starting at 4 p.m. Friday, September 29 at Deluxe Brewery, 635 NW Water Ave, Albany. 

Open to friends and family of LBCC, the celebration will feature live music, a no-host bar and food truck, and a special edition “LBCC Inspired” IPA brewed by Deluxe.

LBCC was established in December 1966 as a two-year public college to serve the educational needs of Linn and Benton counties. The first classes were held in September 1967 in a variety of locations across Linn and Benton counties, and students came to call themselves “Roadrunners,” which eventually became the college mascot.

The current 104-acre campus in Albany was completed in 1972. Today, the college has centers in Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home, a horse center in Albany, and the Advanced Transportation Technology Center and the Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon.

More than 20,000 students take at least one class each year, and approximately 30 percent of in-district high school students come directly to LBCC after graduation.

Students can earn an associate’s degree, transfer degree, or short-term certification, and have community members and businesses have access to a wide-variety of classes and services offered through LBCC Extended Learning.

Monday, September 11, 2017

LBCC Summer Term Honor Roll

The following students at Linn-Benton Community College earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during summer term, June to August 2017. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Melanie M. Allam, Kaelee Almy, Holly R. Baker, Jessica L. Ball, Lindsey H. Bates, Anthony J. Bergener, Steven Betts, Zachariah L. Bilyeu, Keith W. Bratton, Laura B. Brown, Lucas B. Brown, Justin Bruner, Sean-Paul M. Bullock, Zachary J. Bullock, Tiffany F. Campbell, Gavin Carlisle, Hana L. Conner, Nyssa B. Cronin, Katelynn K. Curry, Luke R. Demarco, Chris Dickenson, Andrew L. Eklof, Komlan Etse, Aliza J. Fegan, Cricket Fegan, Elise K. Fournier, Lan L. Gallagher, Richard A. Haley, Monica D. Hellweg, Dustin A. Higgins, Angila Hill, Cinthia A. Ibarra, Nathan D. Jarrad, Courtney S. Kent, Laurel L. Knippers, Aubrey T. Lagrimas, Katie R. Larkin, Rachel C. Larkin, Charles T. Lewis, Krystal Lonien, Jeffrey A. Mahoney, Brent A. Martin, Trina J. Mcgarvey, Lucas B. Mckillip, Eva M. Mcmasters, Shailynn H. Miller, Brook A. Moreland, Cristian Munoz-Lopez, Tammy C. Nash, Kirby W. Nix, Zach A. Powell, Celeste A. Ray, Miguel A. Santiago, Malia L. Schaefer, Krystine B. Scheafer, Colleen R. Shaw, Jacqueline S. Simmons, Amy M. Smalley, Allie L. Spangler, Jamison C. Stewart, Geoff P. Swoboda, Jamar Taylor, Nancy L. Taylor, Katie Vergara, Courtney T. Williams, Lewis A. Wolske, Naomi F. Zelenka

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Class: Making Healthy Baby Food

The class Making Healthy Baby Food will be held at the First Alternative Co-op South in Corvallis, in partnership with LBCC Community Education.

Learn how to prepare nutritious baby food from scratch in this hands-on class, which also covers nutrition information and proper storage methods.

Class meets October 12 and 13 from 6 to 7:50 p.m., and October 14 from 9 to 10:50 a.m. at the First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. Cost is $49 and includes a recipe book.

Register online at, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Workshop: Facebook for Small Businesses

The workshop “Beginning Facebook for Small Business” will be held Monday, September 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College Calapooia Center, room 210, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn how to use the power of Facebook to reach and engage your customers, including how to create a Facebook business page, how to optimize your page and maximize SEO impact, how to use Facebook in your online marketing strategy, how to create engaging posts and more.

Workshop cost is $79. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Volunteer Facilitators Needed for Healthcare Group Sessions

Volunteers are needed to facilitate small group training sessions for students in varied healthcare and medical fields. 

Experience in healthcare or healthcare education needed. A free information session and mandatory facilitator training will be held Thursday, Sept. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC, CompNW Medical School and Oregon State University will work together in small, interdisciplinary group sessions, including students in the fields of pharmacy, medical assisting, nursing, and physician training.

Volunteer facilitators will help students work through real-life experiences during each session, which is designed to help students communicate and work together across their varied medical disciplines.

Sessions will be held at LBCC’s Albany campus from October through April for approximately 15 hour’s total volunteer time, one and half-hour per session.

For more information or to register the information training session, contact Aleta Fortier at 541-917-4923 or email

Monday, August 7, 2017

Healthcare Occupations Center Grand Opening set for Aug. 16

A grand opening for Linn-Benton Community College’s new Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon will be held Wednesday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann and Dr. Larry Mullins with Samaritan Health Services will speak at a ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 10 a.m., with an open house taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The center is located at 250 N. 5th St. in Lebanon, adjacent to COMP-NW Medical School.

The state-of-the-art 42,000 square foot facility brings LBCC healthcare programs into one learning space, providing greater opportunity for collaboration between programs and sharing of resources.

LBCC’s Diagnostic Imaging program was the first to move in June, with classes already in session. The remainder of healthcare programs are moving in over the summer with a fall term start.

LBCC healthcare programs include diagnostic imaging, nursing, nursing assistant, medical assistant, coding and reimbursement specialist, dental assistant, polysomnographic technician, phlebotomy, pharmacy technician and occupational therapy assistant. 

Construction was made possible through $8 million in bond funds approved by voters in 2014, and $8 million in state matching funds.