Thursday, January 19, 2017

LBCC Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for Linn-Benton Community College’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Thirty-three LBCC alumni have received the college’s Distinguished Alumni award since its establishment in 2005.

If you know a former LBCC student who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their profession and through service to their community, now is your chance to nominate them for this annual award.

Nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 20. Nomination forms and criteria are available online at Nominees will be honored at a reception held in April at the college.

For more information, contact LBCC Advancement Foundation office at 541-917-4209. 

Pesticides Laws & Safety in Spanish Feb. 2 & 3

A Pesticide Private Applicator class in Spanish will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College February 2 and 3.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills. Course may be used for recertification credits.

Pesticide Private Applicator in Spanish meets February 2 and 3, beginning at 8 a.m. both days, at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-203/205. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at or call 1-877-533-2900. The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC Insider Staff News

The math department is in the midst of big changes to the developmental math sequence. Beginning fall term 2017, the college will no longer offer math 20, 60 or 65. Instead, the math department has created two new developmental courses, while keeping an altered version of math 95: Math 50 and Math 75.  Programs that require Math 20, 60 and 65 as prerequisites or co-requisites will change to either the MTH 050-MTH 111 pathway or the MTH 098-MTH 105 pathway. With a goal of completion in mind, the new math pathways are designed to decrease the number of classes required to start transfer level courses, as well as to provide better CTE math courses and alternative pathways for non-stem students.

2017 is already starting to be an exciting year for LB iLearn Online, with this month marking iLearn's two-year anniversary. To date, iLearn has served 175 students, with three students completing their programs and a few more close to completion. A new certificate program, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certificate, has been added to the existing six programs, with students being accepted starting this month.  

The Concert and Chamber Choirs will be participating in the 10th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition
this July in Wernigerode, Germany. For many of our students, this will be their first trip overseas. Donations are being accepted to help offset trip costs. If you would like to contribute, contact the LBCC Foundation Office at 541-917-4209 or email Gifts are tax deductible.

With support from the Ford Family Foundation and others, LBCC is coordinating a multi-pronged, four-year effort to raise high school completion rates to the state average, increase attendance at LBCC one-year after graduation in Pipeline to Jobs certificate and degree programs, and increase the rate of LBCC completion and family wage job attainment for students from the Central Linn, Lebanon, Scio, and Sweet Home school districts. Primary elements include: 1) add staffing and capacity for the Pipeline program to support the additional four school districts; 2) support implementation of the Common Manufacturing Core certificate for high school seniors; 3) facilitate Professional Learning Communities around Pipeline learning outcomes for faculty in the four target school districts; and, 4) fully implement the Training Teens for Tomorrow (T3) program at the Greater Santiam Boys and Girls Clubs in Lebanon & Sweet Home, complementing the Pipeline program teens experience in school.  

LBCC is partnering with Samsung-IS Healthcare to provide the Diagnostic Imaging program with new, cutting edge equipment at a reduced price. In exchange, Samsung will be allowed to use the program's imaging labs during off-times for employee training and equipment demonstration. With classes starting summer term, the DI program will be the first to move into the new Healthcare Occupations Center building in Lebanon. See the latest HOC construction photos 

Nominations for Distinguished Staff Award and Pastega Faculty and Classified Excellence awards are now open. Nomination forms and quidelines are available online at: Nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 20.  Drop off or inter-campus mail forms to College Advancement, CC-105. Awardees will be recognized at Spring Inservice.

Grants, Awards, Donations

A $50,000 Talent Grant was awarded to LBCC Healthcare division from the Oregon Employment Department to develop curriculum for a new Surgical Technology program, which will use a distance education model along with partnering with Oregon clinics to provide students with a certified career opportunity.

A $100,000 STEM Innovation Grant was awarded from the Oregon Department of Education to develop a CTE-STEM summer camp for middle and high school students. Partners include OSU STEM Academy and the Albany CTE Pipeline project, with LBCC serving as the fiscal agent. The award is for the period starting August 15, 2016 through July 15, 2017.

The LBCC Foundation accounted for $3.3 million in donations last year to help build and equip college capital projects, including $700,000 in equipment donated to the Advanced Transportation Technology Center, $1.5 million in state funding resulting from development work at the State Capitol, $600,000 in diagnostic imaging equipment discounts as part of an agreement negotiated with Samsung, and a $500,000 commitment from a leading medical provider. The Foundation also increased its total pool of unrestricted funds to more than $1 million.

Published by: LBCC Advancement Marketing Office
Lori Fluge-Brunker, Communications Specialist

LBCC, Samsung-IS Healthcare Partnership Provides Imaging Equipment

Samsung and IS Healthcare are partnering with Linn-Benton Community College to provide state of the art x-ray equipment to its Diagnostic Imaging program.

The strategic partnership will allow the college to purchase the equipment at a reduced price, completely outfitting the program.  In exchange, Samsung-IS Healthcare will utilize the imaging labs during off times for employee training and equipment demonstrations.

Jennifer Clayton, LBCC Diagnostic Imaging faculty chair, cited the critical need for updated equipment for the program. "Our current equipment has served our students since the beginning of the program in 2002 and due to advances in technology will soon be out of date. Our partnership with Samsung will allow our students access to digital technology which is dominate in our industry and will be essential at helping them to transition smoothly from the classroom to the clinical environment."

The equipment will be installed in the spring at LBCC’s new Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon, with classes starting summer term.

“Having this new, up-to-date, cutting edge equipment for the students in the Diagnostic Imaging program will have a huge impact on the students' skills entering the workforce,” said Linda Carroll, dean of LBCC Healthcare Programs. “Students will be able to step right into a work environment and be familiar with the equipment and technology that is currently being used in the field."

LBCC’s Diagnostic Imaging program is a statewide 22-month associate of applied science degree program that offers training for students to become a certified radiologic technician.

The program is one of ten LBCC healthcare programs moving into the new Healthcare Occupations Center, currently slated to open for all students in the fall of this year.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

College Night Open House Monday, Feb. 6

College Night open house will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Monday, Feb. 6 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting in the college theater in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Information will be available on college admissions processes, financial aid, scholarships and how to earn college credits while still in high school.

Advisors will be on hand to help you explore degree options and learn about college partnership programs with Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology.

Information tables include program majors, college clubs, co-curricular programs, short-term training programs and more.

Register online at Información de LBCC en Español.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

Children’s Play "Winnie the Pooh” Feb. 4, 11 & 18

The 42nd annual Children’s Theater at Linn-Benton Community College presents “Winnie the Pooh” Feb. 4, 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Journey through the Hundred-Acre Wood with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin in this classic tale filled with imagination and wonder, lessons about friendship, and the best way to eat honey.

Tickets are $8 adults, $6 for under 18. Purchase online at, or at the door one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Jan. 17, 2 p.m., Cascade View A/B

Brenda Tracy
Sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy will speak at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 17 at Linn-Benton Community College Cascade View rooms, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.

Tracy will share her survivor story and how she has worked at the state and national level to expand victim’s rights, help extend the Oregon Statute of Limitations to prosecute rape, and help pass additional laws to provide protection and resources for campus sexual assault victims.

Tracy survived a living nightmare when she was brutally raped in 1998 by four men in Corvallis, three of them OSU football players. The attack left her overwhelmed and when she was not advised of her rights as a victim it left her feeling powerless.

After the system failed her, it took Tracy 16 years to find her voice, come forward and tell her story to Oregonian report John Canzano in November 2014.

This free event is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women of Albany, the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center and the LBCC Chapter of American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

For more information, please contact Theresa Johnson at 541-967-9516 or by e-mail at