Showing posts from June, 2010
LBCC Re-Choired Element First Runner-up for American Prize

The Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir at Linn-Benton Community College was named first runner-up in The American Prize held in June.

The LBCC ensemble competed in the college and university division with numerous other choirs from across the country, and was the only community college ensemble to advance to both the semi-final and final rounds. (see recent performance below)

“This is truly an honor for the ensemble and the college,” said LBCC music faculty and choir director James Reddan. “This award recognizes the choir as being amongst the finest college/university choirs in the country."

American Prize awards are given to the best recorded performances of music by individuals and ensembles in the United States at the professional, community/amateur, college/university, church and school levels.

Congratulations LBCC Class of 2010!

LBCC 42nd Annual Commencement Ceremony

The 42nd annual Linn-Benton Community College Commencement Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in the Willamette Event Center.

Graduates should plan to arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. at the Santiam Building at the Expo Center. Doors open for seating at 6 p.m. No tickets are needed to attend the ceremony.

LBCC will award 789 degrees and certificates to 685 candidates this year. More than 250 students completed LBCC’s General Educational Development preparation program and will receive their certificates at commencement.

A traditional bagpipe processional will be lead by the Portland Metro Pipe Band, with posting of the colors by the American Legion Post 184 of Brownsville. LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann will give the welcome and present several awards including Phi Theta Kappa award and Distinguished Alumni awards. Nic Bowman, president of the LBCC Associated Student Government, will give the student address.

Degrees and certificates…

LBCC ROV Team Qualifies for International Competition

The Linn-Benton Community College ROV team has qualified for the third consecutive year to compete in the 2010 Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle international competition held at the University of Hawaii June 24–26.

LBCC’s ROV, the "Nautical Observer of Volcanic Activity (NOVA)," qualified at the Oregon regional ROV competition held at Portland State University in April. The NOVA is an explorer class ROV designed to perform the full series of underwater challenges created by MATE based around the exploration of the undersea Loihi seamount.

Approximately 20 LBCC students helped construct the NOVA. Team members include Julia Morrison, Mark Overholser, Keith Smee, Louann Van Beek, Jesse Lowther, Michael Tilse, Justin McLeod, Ben Dean, Nicholas Cantrell, Raven Dorr, Justin Hussey, Mike Hussey, Ivan Merlin, Mike Ortiz, Daniel Roberts, Matt Seiditz, and Savannah Van Beek.

According to LBCC club advisor and physics instructor Greg Mulder, the team s…