Wednesday, December 18, 2013

LBCC Fall Term Honor Roll

The following students at Linn-Benton Community College, listed by hometown, earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during fall term, September to December 2013. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Adair Village, OR
Nancy A. Jackson

Albany, OR
Luis E. Acosta, Shannon A. Affolter, Gabriel M. Alberigi, Nicholas L. Alden, Zoe M. Alley, Dustin L. Almendarez, Meagan R. Anderson, Laura Aragon-Gutierrez, Scott S. Backer, Kevin J. Bakken, Preston M. Barclay, Kyla Bare, Kylee M. Barnes, James A. Batdorff, Delilah Belt, Kayla J. Berg, Jacob J. Bewley, Zachary M. Bickford, Mandy L. Bilder, Jacob I. Birchard, Courtney M. Bodily, Jessica A. Bonelle, Samuel R. Bonner, Gregory D. Boxall, Steven E. Bricker, Rhonda M. Brittain, Samantha J. Brotherton, Devon W. Brown, Matthias J. Brumbaugh, Christopher N. Bryant, Craig D. Campbell, David Chavez, Albert D. Christy, Brian D. Chytka, Alexander R. Clarke, Robert E. Clayton, Dakota R. Coffey, Roy W. Commons, Ken L. Cray, Douglas M. Crockett, Christopher G. Cummins, Patricia A. Dennis, Catherine M. Denton, Corinna C. DeOlus, Stephanie N. Dolecheck, Evanne N. Domaschofsky, Jordan A. Dow, Francis Dubuc, Emily D. Dulany, Barry D. Duran, Michelle R. Egan, Chris B. Emery, Samantha G. Fanning, Cherona M. Finnell, Leon A. Fossett, Cammie D. Freitag, Eric French, Becky L. Friday, Carly O. Frishkorn, Bradley C. Gardner-Andrews, Janet R. Garrard, Jason K. Gatchet, Joshua C. Gatchet, Robert L. Gately, Ross A. Geomans, Andrew R. Giles, Christopher J. Goeke, Maria N. Gonzales, Brian R. Grell, Travis A. Grenz, Brandy M. Gustafson, Cheryl A. Hagey, Scott C. Hall, Jenessa A. Hamby, Rick C. Hammel, Heidi A. Hansell, Justin R. Hansen, Coleen Hill, Dennis J. Hill, Steven E. Hills, Cory J. Hochstetler, Chaz R. Hooley, Willard W. Hucks, Edward L. Huffman, Michael L. Humphrey, Rachel D. Hunt, Elisabeth Jones, Ashley N. Kelly, Eleanor Ker, Douglas A. Keys, Nicole A. Kilgore, Jason Klindtworth, Kelli L. Kramer, Sarah E. Kruse, Jesse L. LaJeunesse, Katherine Lancaster, Christopher A. Langwell, Tamra A. Law, Nicholas D. Lawrence, Angela M. Lee, Nicolle M. Lee, Cora P. Limerick, Amy N. Lloyd, Alex D. Lytle, Adam A. Madison, Tricia Maloney, Taylor Mangan, Monica N. Martin, Jeanette I. Martinez, Christian M. Matson, Bette J. McKibben, Anthony R. Miller, Daniel D. Miller, Jacob M. Miner, Daniel Mode, John-Paul B. Molden, Sara Moller, Ryan S. Mooney, Trace S. Moorhead, Gilbert M. Morse, Kristal L. Morvay, Alex R. Mowery, Bryan C. Munnick, Aramis R. Murray, Naphtali D. Murray, Kaitlyn N. Oare, Juan C. Ortiz-Melara, Christina L. Pack, Zachary D. Pape, Heather M. Parker, Aaron L. Parvin, Skylar S. Paul, Carrie M. Pendzik, Kenneth W. Perine, Aaron B. Peterschmidt, Elise S. Pietromonaco, Allan J. Plagmann, Ronnie A. Potter, Thomas J. Prochaska, Kyle E. Prouty, James F. Purpura, Bethanie D. Quiel, Mayra T. Ramos, Abraham Read, Ryan C. Rensmeyer, Brian D. Rhodaback, Carl B. Rhodes, Brent M. Riley, Kathrin Riley, David A. Roback, Stephen L. Roberts, Karen K. Robertson, Crystal D. Royer, Sarah J. Rudzik, Gina R. Sandberg, Nathan R. Sanders, Paul-Michael O. Santana, Sean T. Schaffer, Alex S. Serrano, Misty D. Simon, Cynthia R. Skinner, Deborah L. Smith, Renee I. Smith, Tylor L. Snyder, Jason S. Sprague, Mark B. Stocker, Jason Stoudenmeyer, Skyler L. Stutzman, Jessica L. Sylvester, Kendall M. Taylor, Ryschel L. Taylor, Heather N. Thomas, Brittany I. Tilton, Emily J. Traylor, Ashley I. Trout, Amanda J. Trudell, Michelle R. Turpin, Kyle J. Tyler, Douglas N. Van Winkle, Benjamin Villa, Raelynn E. Viramontes, Joyanna A. Virtue, Shari A. Virtue, Dallas V. Visser, Ashley Wade, Timothy D. Wainwright, Kristie A. Washington, Kaila D. Waymack, Christina S. Weger, Carolyn L. Weigel, Christopher D. Whitfield, Jason E. Wickliff, Jason L. Wilkerson, Darryl G. Willaman, Jebediah P. Williams, Keri D. Wogomon, Aimee L. Worley, Eric A. Wright

Alhasa, Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Alhejji

Alsea, OR
Cody J. Matthews, Pearl J. Stephens, Steve K. Stout

Anchorage, AK
Derick Guzman

Anyang, South Korea
Jong Ok Son

Ashland, OR
Jordan R. Wright

Astoria, OR
Stephen J. Allen

Aurora, OR
Adrienne K. Baglien

Baker City, OR
Luke R. Coomer, Kindra J. Smith

Banks, OR
Chelsie R. Bunn

Bay City, OR
Camella Neimann

Beaverton, OR
Alaaddin A. Alokby, Scott A. Feehan

Bend, OR
Megan R. Roback, Sara F. Thomas

Bismarck, ND
Tyler Sanford

Blodgett, OR
Marlon C. Casal, Heron F. Golfetto-Dorr

Boardman, OR
Caitlin M. Hearn, Kayla L. Nelson

Bonanza, OR
Ryan R. Stewart, Shadrack T. Worden

Brookings, OR
Gemma Cowan, Kayla L. Webre

Brownsville, OR
LeDell L. Blair, Jonathan Ealy, Rebecca C. Fountain, Ariyon Kawai, Taylor A. Moore, Seth D. Slater, Lucas C. Thomas

Cheshire, OR
Tristan Leslie

Chongqing, China
Di Yang

Clackamas, OR
Justin C. Parcher

Coburg, OR
Anders Lovendahl

Coos Bay, OR
Amanda M. Johnson

Corvallis, OR
Brittany D. Alix, Monica Alvarez-Rivera, Flint M. Anderson, Ezra A. Anglemier, Jaime L. Atkinson, Emerald E. Atsma, James A. Attig, Nate M. Avery, Christopher M. Bakkom, Kallan A. Bathke, Karen E. Bauer, Lucy L. Bauer, Hazel Betz, Annie M. Blackshear, Jennifer L. Booth, Christopher J. Bradley, Kelsey Bradley, Jack K. Brennan, Rebecca R. Brigantic, Claire K. Brodie, Molly R. Buermeyer, Guy J. Cassidy, Harley D. Chappell, Britnee M. Chittim, Sonia Cisneros, Diana A. Cone, Sonja S. Corcoran, Donnalyn L. Cox, Dexter J. Crabtree, Nicole M. Crabtree, Austin M. Cuenca, Aaron J. Curry, Eric A. Cutter, Vance L. Daberko, Vahishtah F. Dasteur, Maddison F. Davenport, Samantha M. Day, Angeliki A. de Morgan, Kevin W. DeLeon, Claire M. Denning, Zachary L. DeVita, Jacob L. Dill, Andrew Donaldson, Sean C. Donovan, Christine M. Dorr, Donald L. Dugan, Johnathon M. Estabrook, Kimberly J. Gardner, Richard S. Gibson, Raslan Godar, Brandi Gomez, Dana C. Gonzales, Christopher R. Griffith, Corey S. Habiger, David A. Hallock, Maggi Hallock, Christopher E. Hands, Bethany M. Hart, Amanda J. Hinman, Megan E. Hostick, Logan D. Hubert, Cesar R. Jensen, Ahreyanne A. Johnson, Beth A. Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Dylan A. Kidd, Jennifer L. Kidd, Thomas N. Kiriakedis, Matthew I. Lareau, Kristin N. Laursen, Dari M. Lawrie, Justin A. Leban, Stacy A. Lebar, James R. Lexau Jr, Rosalie S. Lingo, Jennifer M. Lund, Anthony Lusardi, Jessica L. Malin, Taryn McAllister, Joshua D. McKernan, Michelle C. Miller, Vivian L. Moreland, Audra L. Mote, Lorena Navarro, Jamie L. Neil, Katelyn S. Paglia, Rachel M. Pike, Briana N. Pitts-Sabo, Rosemary L. Purkerson, Molly C. Reynolds, Jason C. Rice, Patricia A. Richards, Daniel N. Robinson, Kimberly A. Rugh, Jackson Santee, Justin L. Schamp, Mindy L. Styczynski, Danica R. Stys, Joseph D. Sullivan, John P. Tessier, Richard E. Thackeray II, Christopher A. Thoennes, Elisabeth Thomas, Sarah A. Trevisiol, Russell R. Turpin, Jessica B. Urey, Seth K. VanSpeybrock, Alicia J. Vidana, Jasmine J. Vidana, Paul C. Weaver, Robert D. Wentland, Clairissa L. White, Audrey L. Whittemore, Alex C. Willess, Levi Willmeth, Victoria L. Wilson, Jacqueline Winkler, Heather N. Wukasinovich, Joanna Ziminski, Peter J. Sanchez

Cottage Grove, OR
Brett Muth, Sharlene S. Owens

Cove, OR
Brandon S. Batty

Crescent City, CA
McKinsey L. Pickerill-Trinitap

Dallas, OR
Kevin C. Pressel, Mikayla L. Unger

Dayton, OR
Tosh M. Baker

Derby, KS
Justin A. Franco

Dundee, OR
Makenzie L. Kasinger

Eagle Point, OR
Jesse Sattler

El Cajon, CA
Annabelle F. Butler

Elmira, OR
Mackenzie L. Cochran, Aspen Johnson, Emma L. Scalise, Rachael M. Smith, Bryan A. Zimmerman

Estacada, OR
Molly Kammeyer

Eugene, OR
Erik Bunce, Matthew Grimes, Bonnie Hoskinson-Wiebe, Darline N. Pham, Ashley N. Piter, Dustin E. Ramos, Joshua C. Robillard, Ginny Wobbe

Falls City, OR
Stephen Gibbel

Fort Collins, CO
Timothy Anthony

Fort Rock, OR
Kody Worthington

Fort Worth, TX
Mark J. Harvey

Foster, OR
LaVeva L. Tackett

Glide, OR
Samantha J. Strader

Gold Beach, OR
Haley N. Timeus

Granada, Nicaragua
Khawlah Mohammad

Grants pass, OR
Kevin N. Freeman

Gresham, OR
Emily C. Kozlowski

Halsey, OR
Ethan M. Bird, Katryn D. Coolley-Miller, Rio Espinosa, Sara W. Falk, Jade C. Headings, Olivia K. Lea

Hamamatsu-shi, Japan
Maiko Ishikawa

Hamburg, Germany
Svenja Kinder

Happy Valley, OR
Mitch R. Simmons

Harrisburg, OR
Cole R. Coleman, Lindee Elmblade, Shelby L. Gibson, Alexander Powell, Benjamin D. Smucker, Bobbi K. Souza

Hillsboro, OR
Travis Lynn, Danielle N. Tellvik

Hubbard, OR
Aaron Schildmeyer

Independence, OR
Sam J. Borgognoni, Molly K. Fertig

Jefferson, OR
Dylan J. Farley, Cody O. Goldman, Dionne L. Hamlin, Arizona R. Idsinga, Melissa R. Kemmer, Shawna M. Meekins, Tamara A. Melton, Carrie A. Merton, ReBecca L. Ogbin, Cleve A. Pruitt, Courtney M. Schwarzin, Jesob T. Warren

Junction City, OR
Brandon Bower, Andrew T. Collins, Mary C. Day, Leah E. Mancino, Jaime Markson, Cole L. Newman, Michael P. Rank, Kaitlyn N. Smith

Junction City, OR
Kevin F. Cross, Mandy L. Rucker

Keizer, OR
Brian E. Moss, Kelli M. Norby

Klamath Falls, OR
Tanner Kujawski

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Riza Y. De Asis

La Grande, OR
JD Hearing

Lake Oswego, OR
Seth D. Goddin, Robert G. Patton, Deanna L. Ulrich, Shelby Weston

Lebanon, OR
Maurisa M. Aitkin, Judyth H. Alexander, Stephanie A. Bate, Nichole Bazzani, Lorayne P. Boyce, Amanda K. Brockett, Janessa E. Brooling, Jacob S. Browning, Katie M. Bryan, Shiann S. Buckout, Trevur M. Byers, Cal I. Chambers, Kayela L. Coats, Michael R. Collins, Kaitlin E. Colwell, Jose G. DeLeon, Steven A. Denton, Melody L. Durrett, Mackenzie E. Elliott, Jaime L. Frasieur, Nicholas L. Garber, Megan M. Going, Matthew E. Grudzinski, Marisa L. Headley, Lisa R. Hedrick, Nalina K. Heidt, Sarah N. Higgins, Teisha Holloway, Kortnie R. Jazmin, Amanda M. Jeffers, Daniel M. Johnson, Henry W. Jones, Hope C. Keaton, Heather Kelly, Jennifer L. Kessel, Kara M. Klinkebiel, Chantal G. Lawler, Tiffany D. Ledoux, Elizabeth H. Livengood, Crystal R. Loar, Mark A. Loehr, Sarah J. Madison, Geremy T. Madsen, Lucas C. Markert, Bradley A. McInnis, Jessica A. Meek, James R. Morris, Whitley F. Nelson, Stephanie A. Nervino, Michelle L. Nofziger, Travis W. Norfleet, Kaycee D. Norton, Franklin T. Peeples, Laura M. Penny, Tyrell F. Rankin, Tara Raymond, Shyanna L. Ridinger, Phillip G. Robinson, Ryan R. Sapp, Breanna M. Shoulders, Brianna L. Sparks, Joshua P. Starbuck, Annie C. Tunstill, Shalyn K. Uhden, Deborah Vandehey, Daniel B. Vore, McKenzie N. Walker, Madison C. Wasson, Cody D. Werst, Dana B. Wikner, Crystal G. Wright

Lincoln City, OR
Brent A. Martin

Lynnwood, WA
John D. Hammer

Malin, OR
Salvador Cazarez

Maupin, OR
Melinda Burgett

Merlin, OR
Braden E. Monnot

Milwaukie, OR
Laura Fogg, Kathryn G. Iggulden

Monroe, OR
Dylan M. Crowson, Ismael Hernandez, Tara M. Larson

Newberg, OR
Neftali D. Pizano

Newport, OR
Nolan Gates, Wylde R. Gillen

Newport, OR
Keira Q. Newell, Meagan N. Urbach

Parker, CO
Cassandra A. Schmidt

Pendleton, OR
Daniel T. Fisher, Catherine M. Heath, Sheri L. McKague, Jacob M. Watkins

Philomath, OR
Yessenia L. Alvarado, Ryan J. Anderson, Devon A. Boone, Melissa C. Clark, Adam A. Cochran, Elizabeth M. Coskey, Benjamin P. Crew, Jessica L. Eastman, Angelina J. Graves, Austin R. Hart, Ryan J. Houck, Tammy R. Huett, Jenaye L. Johnson, Rachel K. Johnson, Ryan T. Johnson, Keren A. Keenan, Kathy L. Kohler, Ana K. Lara, Noah D. Lev-Sieger, Vicki S. Neuman, Megan L. Noble, Julia R. Sills, Kiauna C. Thomas, Riley O. Watkins, Kimberly M. Webster, Emilea Witt

Pingtung City ROC, Taiwan
Ju hsuan Chou

Portland, OR
Mark S. Najdek

Prineville, OR
Melissa M. Brown

Redmond, OR
Mikayla R. Leroue, Jillian B. Williamson

Reedsport, OR
Cody A. Wicks

Richland, WA
Kyle S. Conley

Roseburg, OR
Stuart M. Wagoner

Rufus, OR
Kegan W. Forrester

Salem, OR
Rogelio Barragan, Howard K. Bateman, Vilaisack Boupha, Slater K. Broaddus, Victoria A. Childs, Nathan A. Degerstedt, Kimberly Easton, Douglas L. Hibbert, Cody B. Hickey, Carson Knebes, Cassidy Lopez, Brenda K. Meyer, Stephanee E. Miller, Raymon Odom, Liliana A. Solis, Nicholas H. Weber, Mitchell J. Wirth

San Diego, CA
Brittany Abbott

Santa Rosa, CA
Kyrie E. Alberigi, Arielle Wyatt

Scio, OR
Kelsey N. Anderson, Ryan M. Gescher, Josh B. Henschel, Seth N. Merrell, Ashley N. Moore, Kaley M. Olson, Seth A. Stackhouse, Brian F. Tillinghast

Seal Rock, OR
Sydnee Galstaun

Seaside, OR
Kortnie A. Rose

Shedd, OR
Michael K. Brown, Benjamin D. Rist

Sherwood, OR
Marissa E. Cherachanko

Siletz, OR
William M. Burkhart, Teresa C. Lundy

Springfield, OR
Nicole E. Cogburn, Nicole L. DeGennaro, Bryan A. Johnson, Jamieson M. Reed, Jessica F. Torres

Stayton, OR
Ethan R. Cox, Eric Hayes, Joshawa T. Smith, Kasia M. Trussell

Sublimity, OR
Hannah Bradley, Lindsey Russell

Sutherlin, OR
William D. Martineau

Sweet Home, OR
Jesus M. Andrade, Scheherazade I. Begovic, Jennifer L. Caddick, Elya Christman, Pearl Christman, Kelli N. Fanning, Kristen D. Forum, Haley N. Hawkins, Kyle A. Holmes, Greg F. Hudson, Samuel L. Nothiger, Robert Olsen, Breaunna D. Powell, Samuel D. Rodgers, Anne K. Rollins, Carissa E. Swanson, Todd A. Tackitt, Catrina A. Turner, Katie Turner, Jill M. Wilson, Andrea J. Yoder

Tangent, OR
Elijah M. Devyldere, Jillene L. Herron, Sarah M. Lahanas, Brenden M. Towle

The Dalles, OR
Amanda N. Garner

Tidewater, OR
Tracy E. Douglas

Tillamook, OR
Trever M. Cooley, Rhyon V. Stresing

Tualatin, OR
Graye T. Norlin

Turlock, CA
Kristina Thorsen, Chelsea E. Wooten

Turner, OR
Dena C. Andersen

Turner , OR
Nicolaas Kamlade

Twentynine Palms, CA
Eric A. Mckenzie

Waldport, OR
Robert S. Voss

Wei Nan, China
Bin Zhang

West Hills, CA
Samantha Gilmore

Westlake, OR
Walker J. Warrick

Willamina, OR
Sierra D. Hawley

Wilsonville, OR
Anita Deck, William B. Hetland

Woodburn, OR
Artemy Efimoff

Xi an, China
Runxin Jia

Yongin, South Korea
Eunkyung Go

LBCC Offers Driver Education Classes Winter Term

Several Driver Education classes are being offered winter term through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education.

The course includes Oregon state mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a three-hour parent/student orientation at first meeting plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Registration requirements include completed packet, fee, original driver permit and one photocopy. Registration packets are available at all centers one week prior to registration or online at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education.

First class session starts Jan. 6. Cost for the course is $259 for ages 17 and under, $429 for ages 18 and over. Class must be dropped 24 hours prior to start date for refund.

For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840. Visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes for specific class dates and times. 

Home & Garden Classes

A variety of home and garden classes will be offered Linn-Benton Community College’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers winter term.

The free"Winter Gardening Series” will help you sharpen your gardening skills. This eight-week series taught by OSU Master Gardeners covers a wide variety of subjects of interest to the home gardener, with a different topic covered each week.

Series meets Thursdays from Noon to 12:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 9. List of topics is available at the LBCC Lebanon Center.

Not your typical gardening class, the "Effortless Gardening Workshop" offers instruction in the easy movements of the Feldenkrais Method of movement using tools and equipment with less pain.

This workshop meets two Saturdays, Jan. 11 and 18, from 9 to 11:20 a.m. at the Lebanon Center Annex, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $24. Workshop will also be held in Sweet Home at the Steelhead Fitness Center beginning Feb. 22. Cost is $29.

The 10-week"Knitting/Crocheting Workshop" will meet at the LBCC Lebanon Center Tuesdays from 9 to 10:50 a.m. beginning Jan. 7.

Learn techniques and practice and improve your skills working on your own project. Class is for beginning or accomplished knitters and crocheters. Cost is $58.

For more information, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Lebanon Center Dog Training

"Dog Obedience" and “Puppy Kindergarten” classes will be held through the Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center starting Jan. 9.

“Dog Obedience” covers basic commands and equipment, socialization, rewarding good behavior, breaking bad behavior, games and tricks, and responsible pet ownership. Veterinary shot records and dog history form are required.

This 10-week class will meet at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., Thursdays from 6:30-7:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 9. Cost is $39.

"Puppy Kindergarten" is designed specifically for puppies 16-weeks and younger that are not fully vaccinated. Class will focus on walking on a leash, appropriate interaction with other dogs of the same age and appropriate play.

This eight-week class meets at the Lebanon Senior Center Thursdays from 5:30-6:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 9. Cost is $39.

For more information, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Pain Relief Now Class

The class "Pain Relief Now" is being offered by the LBCC Lebanon Center starting Jan. 9.

Class introduces self-help techniques for relief of musculoskeletal pain and addresses pain symptoms in your muscle groups and joints, and for arthritis. Learn active isolated stretch techniques to enhance joint function and return to a more useful movement pattern.

This six-week class meets Thursdays from 10 to 10:50 a.m. beginning Jan. 9 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street. Cost is $32.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801, or visit online at www.linnbenton.edu.

Free Phlebotomy Information Sessions

Several free Phlebotomy Program information sessions will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College for those interested in training to become a phlebotomist.

January session times and dates are Thursday, Jan. 9,10 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional sessions will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, noon to 2 p.m., and Monday, March 10, noon to 2 p.m.

All sessions will be held at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. No preregistration is required to attend. Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory to register for the program.

The 16-week Phlebotomy Program training starts July 28 and runs through Nov. 14, 2014 at the Lebanon Community Hospital Health Careers Training Center and the LBCC Lebanon Center.

Skill areas covered in the training include medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, customer service, medical law and ethics, and phlebotomy theory and technique. 

Cost for the program is $5,500. The program is eligible for financial aid. Check the LBCC web site for course prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms. For more information, contact LBCC Business, Healthcare, E-Learning and Media at 541-917-4923.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

AARP Driver Safety Program



AARP Driver Safety Program is being offered through Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Corvallis and Sweet Home starting Jan. 6.

AARP’s program is designed to help develop and reinforce safe driving skills and techniques. Satisfactory completion of this class may qualify you for reduced auto insurance premiums (check with your insurance carrier).

This one-week class will meet Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 6 and 7, from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, or at the Corvallis Senior Center. Class also will meet from 1 to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Albany Community Education 541-917-4840, or the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944, or the LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Life Stories Class



Learn how to tell your story and your family history in the “Life Stories” class offered through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education.



Recall and recount treasured family history in your own narrative style, and learn how to write descriptively with details and dialogue. Information about publishing will be provided in class.



This 10-week class will meet at the Albany Senior Center on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 7; at the Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. beginning Jan.8; and at the Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. beginning Jan.9. Cost is $58.



For more information, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4947, the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Polysomnographic Tech Free Information Sessions

Free information sessions for those interested in becoming a Polysomnographic Technologist, or sleep technician, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College.

January sessions will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 9-11 a.m., and Thursday, Jan. 30, 1-3 p.m.

Additional sessions will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-noon, and Monday, Feb. 24, 11-1 p.m. All information sessions will be at the Albany campus in the Calapooia Center building, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, OR. 97321.

Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory before applying for the program.

Polysomnographic Technologists assist physicians with patients who have sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. The program combines online and in-class instruction with a clinical practicum where students learn how to administer, score and interpret a variety of sleep disorders and their treatments.

The program starts June 23 and runs through March 20, 2015. Cost for the program is $8,500 and is eligible for Federal financial aid. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms.

For more information, contact LBCC Healthcare, E-Learning and Media at 541-917-4923.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Legacy Letter Writing Class at Benton Center

The new class Write Your Legacy Letter is being offered at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting Monday, Jan. 6.

Legacy letters are a message that expresses a person’s values, life lessons and hopes and can be shared with family and friends at times of life transitions. Instructor Sharon Waldman, a personal historian, says legacy letters are for people who want to convey key beliefs and events of their lives but don’t have time to write an entire autobiography.

This six-week class will meet Mondays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 6 at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-121, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $40.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944, or visit online at www.linnbenton.edu.

Free Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Class

A free workshop “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Self Management Program” will be held at the Linn-Benton Community College’s Lebanon Center starting Jan. 7.

This six-week workshop is for people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, emphysema, heart conditions, high blood pressure, MS and other chronic health conditions.

Participants will meet Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 7 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

Pre-registration is required by calling Carole Kment at 541-451-6566 or by email at ckment@samhealth.org.  Co-sponsored with Samaritan health Services in partnership with Linn and Benton County Health Departments.

Friday, December 13, 2013

LBCC Professional Development Workshops

Business and Employer Services at Linn Benton Community College will offer two workshops in January as part of the series “Developing World Class Employees.”

“Success Skills for Training Others On-The-Job” will help you learn how to train employees effectively by understanding different learning styles, exploring the five-step model for learning something new, developing effective training plans and giving feedback.

Workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Fireside Room, Calapooia Center room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

“Foundation of Communication” will help you learn effective communication skills to improve your ability to get the job done and develop high quality professional relationships.

Workshop will be held Thursday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Cascade View Room, Calapooia Center room CC-203.


Cost for each workshop is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

LBCC Real Estate Pre-License Broker Exam Course

A Real Estate Pre-License Broker Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting Jan. 8.

Designed to prepare you for the Oregon Real Estate Brokers License Exam, this 150-hour course is the fastest way to qualify to take the state exam. The local real estate market is beginning to turn around. Now is the time to position yourself for the up-turn. 

This 11-week course will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 8 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW.

The course content will be mostly Internet based. Students are expected to have on-line capability, to self-study and attend all class sessions. A mandatory all-day study session will be held on Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost for this non-credit course is $695. For more information, or to register for the class, contact Barbie DuBois at 541-917-4927 or by email at barbie.dubois@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Offers Real Estate Property Manager Course

A Real Estate Property Manager course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College beginning Jan. 6.

Designed to prepare you to manage rental property, this course combines online and in-class instruction to meet the 60-hour requirement for the Oregon Property Manager Pre-License course.

This seven-week class will meet Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 6 through March 3 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW.

Cost for this non-credit course is $550. For more information, or to register for this class, contact Barbie DuBois at 541-917-4927 or by email at barbie.dubois@linnbenton.edu.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Free Lunch & Learn Series



A free Lunch and Learn series themed "Did You Know?" will be held at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street, starting Jan. 6.

Bring your lunch and hear local experts speak on a variety of topics including: History of Hops in the Willamette Valley; Albany's Timber Carnival; Gold Panning and Treasure Hunting; Ghost Towns of Oregon; and more.

Most sessions will be held Mondays from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 6. 
A complete list with presenters and descriptions is available at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. 

For more information, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

LBCC Winter Term Dance and Fitness Classes

Continue your fitness routine or get one started in a fitness class offered through Linn-Benton Community College in Lebanon, Sweet Home, Brownsville and Scio.



Choose from Aqua Zumba, Aquatic Fitness, Better Bones and Balance, Body Toning and Aerobics, Boot Camp, Cardio Strength and Balance, Complete Country Dance, Easy Cardio Fitness, Easy Does it Fitness, Line Dance, Rock'n to the Core, Strength & Tone, T'ai Chi, or T'ai Chi for Better Balance, Yoga, Zumba. and Zumba Toning.

Classes start the week of Jan. 6. For a complete description and start dates at all the Centers and the main campus,, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or contact LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801, or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers will be closed for the Holiday break beginning Dec. 20 through Jan. 1.

LBCC Offers QuickBooks Classes

Learn the basics of QuickBooks in classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center.

“Guided Tour QuickBooks” is a four-hour class designed for those with no previous experience using a computer-based accounting system. 

Class will meet on Jan. 9 and 16 from 2 to 3:50 p.m. in the LBCC Forum building, room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $69.  

“QuickBooks I” is designed to help you set up an accounting system using QuickBooks 2013. This 10-hour class will meet on Jan. 23, 30, and Feb. 6, 13, and 20, from 2 to 3:50 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-202. Cost for this non-credit class is $195.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4923, or visit linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

MicroBiz Explore and Prepare Classes


The class “MicroBiz Explore” will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College beginning January 14.

Explore the possibilities of starting your own business. Topics include how to register your business, how to determine pricing, how to find customers and more. Learn how to refine your business plan and get started.

A free orientation for the class will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-213.

The 10-week class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 14. Cost is based on income, and is determined and paid at orientation.

The class “MicroBiz Prepare” will begin Jan. 8. Get ready to launch your business and learn how to finalize your business plan. Class requires that you take MicroBiz Explore or get instructor approval to register.

This ten-week class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, room BC-225. Cost is based on income, and is determined and paid the first day of class.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4923, or visit linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

LBCC Computer Application Classes

Beginning computer and computer applications classes will be held at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers winter term.

Computers-1st Step is for those who have little or no computer experience and need hands-on, step-by-step instruction.

This four-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 7 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Class also will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., Wednesdays beginning Jan. 8 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., or Thursdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 16. Cost is $39.

"Your Digital SLR Camera" will be held at the Sweet Home Center beginning Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this five-week class is $39.

“iPad or Kindle Fire” class will meet Wednesdays at the Sweet Home Center beginning Jan. 8 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this three-week class is $39.

Computer classes held later in the term include Computers-2nd Step and Digital Photo Book. Check the online schedule for dates and times at linnbenton.edu.

For more information, visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901. Register early, classes start the week of Jan. 6.

The LBCC centers will be closed Friday, Dec. 20 through Wednesday, Jan. 1., and the LBCC Benton Center and Albany Campus will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 for winter break.

LBCC Brownsville, Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Art Classes

Watercolor and calligraphy art classes will be held at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers winter term.

"Watercolor Foundations” will be held at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 7.

Class also will be held at the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., Tuesdays from 9 to 11:20 a.m. beginning Jan. 7, or at the Brownsville Art Association Studio, 255 Main St., Thursdays beginning Jan. 9 from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this eight-week class is $65.

"Calligraphy" class will be held at the Sweet Home Center Tuesdays from 1 to 3:20 p.m. beginning Jan. 7. Cost for this 10-week class is $64.

For more information, visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901. Register early, classes start the week of Jan. 6.

The LBCC centers will be closed Friday, Dec. 20 through Wednesday, Jan. 1., and the LBCC Benton Center and Albany Campus will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 for winter break.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

LBCC Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale

LBCC Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale will be held Friday, Dec. 13, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the center's ceramics studio, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Shop local for your holiday pottery gifts and help support the LBCC ceramics studio. Ceramics faculty, students and instructional assistants offer raku, high fire, salt fire and wood fire pieces for sale including vessels, vases, decorative items, usable tableware and small sculptures.

Proceeds support the purchase of ceramic studio equipment. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

LBCC and Legacy Ballet Present “The Nutcracker”


Legacy Ballet will perform the classic holiday production of “The Nutcracker” at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Dec. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

An annual tradition, Legacy Ballet brings the magic of “The Nutcracker” to Linn and Benton counties for its second full-length production, in partnership with LBCC’s Russell Tripp Theater.

Legacy’s performance will feature adult and children dancers from the community. Established in Albany in 2008, the dance company offers ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and tap dance for ages three through adult.

Tickets are $12 general admission. Purchase online for no fee www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater. Tickets are also available at the theater Box Office by phone at 541-917-4531, or one hour prior to the performance. Box Office hours the week of the performance are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

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

LBCC GED/Adult Basic Education


Free orientation sessions for GED and Adult Basic Education classes held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers will begin December 9.  

Classes can help you improve your skills in reading, writing or math, prepare to take the GED test, or improve your score on the Computerized Placement Test for college entry.

Orientations will be held Dec. 10 and 11, Jan. 7 and 8, or Feb. 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., or from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m., at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

Orientations at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., will be held Dec. 9 and 11, Jan. 6 and 8, and Feb. 3 and 5 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., or from 6-9 p.m.

It is mandatory to attend both days of the orientation before registering for classes. Classes start Jan. 6. A $30 enrollment fee is due at registration.

Lebanon Center classes will meet Monday thru Thursday, 9-11:50 a.m., or Monday through Wednesday, 6-8:20 p.m. Sweet Home Center classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11:20 a.m., or 6-8:20 p.m.

For more information, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

LBCC Lebanon Center AARP Driver Safety Program


AARP Driver Safety Program will be held at the Lebanon Senior Center starting December 2.  

AARP’s program is designed to help develop and reinforce safe driving skills and techniques. Satisfactory completion of this class may qualify you for reduced auto insurance premiums (check with your insurance carrier).

This one-week class will meet on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2 and 3, from 8:30 to 11:20 a.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Cost for the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. 

For more information or to register, contact the Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Business Faculty Joseph Bailey Recertified as Certified Professional Facilitator

Joseph Bailey, instructor for Linn-Benton Community College Business and Employer Services, earned his recertification as a Certified Professional Facilitator from the International Association of Facilitators. 



Bailey was one of the first professional facilitators certified in the state of Oregon. The designation of CPF is the only international assessment process that is based on rigorous peer review of knowledge, experience and demonstration of skills.

Bailey is available for board planning, team building, strategic planning, and meeting facilitation. For more information, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

LBCC Fall Choir Concert “Sing for Joy”

LBCC choir director James Reddan leads choir students
in a practice session in the Bookstore atrium.
Linn-Benton Community College will present its fall choral concert “Sing for Joy” Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Conducted by James Reddan, LBCC Choral Activities director, the performance includes the Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, the Musical Theater/Opera Workshop, and the vocal a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Penny Bazanele will accompany on piano.

“The fall choral concert will truly be a choral extravaganza, with literally something for everyone,” said Reddan.  “We will present a real choral tour-de-force, celebrating the joy of the season reflected in song from many different cultures and periods!” 

The concert will feature different choral works to celebrate the joy of the season, including: Magnificat Mysticum (Snyder), Weep No More (Childs), In Dulci Jubilo (Culloton), Dúlamán (McGlynn), Nothin’ Gonna Stumble My Feet (Gilpin), The Little Drummer Boy (Hayes), O lux beata trinitas (Matshushita) and many more. 

LBCC’s new Musical Theater/Opera workshop will perform selections from Chicago and Into the Woods, celebrating the festivity of the fall season. The a cappella ensembles will present a wide variety of popular favorites including: Clarity, Telephone, Wonderwall, and You Found Me Turning Tables.

LBCC choir alumni will be invited to come to the stage to perform We Three Kings (Meader), an LBCC tradition. The performance will round out with a performance of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors, and veterans, and $5 for under 18. Purchase for no fee online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at the Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or two hours prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. 

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

LBCC Choirs to attend World Choir Games

Two Linn-Benton Community College choir ensembles have been selected to compete in the eighth-annual World Choir Games held this coming July in Riga, Latvia.

Students in LBCC’s Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, ranked amongst the top choirs in the world, will compete in three categories including Mixed Chamber Singers (a cappella), Musica Sacra A cappella, and Musica Contemporanea, with approximately 300 choirs from six continents and more than 60 countries competing.

“This is truly a huge honor and a testament to the hard work of our absolutely wonderful choral students here at LBCC,” said LBCC Choral Activities Director James Reddan, “We feel so lucky to have this opportunity to represent our country at such an important and prestigious event with all of the world’s eyes on us.”

Leading up to the competition, LBCC’s choirs will give invitational performances in Helsinki, Finland at the Senaatintori (Senate Church) in Senate Square and the St. Nicholas Church in Tallinn, Estonia.

In addition, the choirs will participate in a friendship concert in downtown Riga, and will participate in workshops lead by the world famous “King Singers” and composer Morten Lauridsen.

Held every two years on a different continent, the World Choir Games are based on Olympic ideals, which aim to “peacefully unify singing people and nations connected by song in fair competition.” 

LBCC’s choirs are currently working to raise funds to help pay for students to take trip. If you would like to make a donation in support of the choirs, please contact James Reddan at 541- 917-4550 or by email at reddanj@linnbenton.edu.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Free Diabetes Symposium

A free Diabetes Symposium will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in the Commons cafeteria, second floor of the Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW., Albany.

Diabetes experts will present information on self-management, and a product fair will feature diabetes equipment, services and free healthy snacks.

Co-sponsored by LBCC Albany Community Education and Samaritan Health Services, the symposium is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Monday, November 4, 2013

LBCC Hosts 34th Annual Bob Ross Nature Photography Show

The 34th Annual Bob Ross Open Invitational Nature Photography Show will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This is a free, non-juried show and is open to anyone to attend, weather you are showing photographs or just want to see what others are doing in the field.

This year’s theme is “On the Ground” or “Grounded.” Nature for this purpose is defined as plants, animals, landscapes, rocks, clouds, water or anything else that one finds in nature and that lacks any evidence of humans. No architecture, vehicles, hot air balloons or backpackers, ect.

Nature photographers from throughout the Willamette Valley gather each year on this occasion to celebrate nature and share their experiences, techniques, favorite places and things to see.

Please limit your photographs to no more than 15 digital images. Send your images one week prior to the show to Bob Ross at rosspix@comcast.net, or send by disk to Bob Ross, Biology Department, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon, 97321.

No major manipulation of the photos is allowed. A slight adjustment to brightness, contrast or balance is acceptable.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bob Ross at 541-928-3711 or email at rosspix@comcast.net.

Friday, November 1, 2013

LBCC Hosts Parenting Educators for Training in Attentive Parenting

Parenting educators from nine agencies that serve families in Linn and Benton Counties attended a two-day training for the newly released Attentive Parenting curriculum, part of the Incredible Years® training initiative.

Taught by Carolyn Webster-Stratton, the developer of The Incredible Years, this was the first training in the United States for Attentive Parenting.

Educators who attended the training will be rolling out the Parenting Success Network’s new school readiness initiative, “Ready Together.” The six-session Attentive Parenting program will be taught to parents through schools and other community organizations, with a goal to reach out to families in many settings so all children arrive at school ready to learn.

The curriculum teaches parents how to build their child’s academic and social skills to prepare them to succeed in school. Parents learn to coach children in reading readiness skills and strategies to manage their emotions, persist at a task, solve problems and get along with others.

Research shows that the abilities to listen and pay attention, remember instructions, persist at a task and have self-control are most important in ensuring success in school. Attentive Parenting is the newest addition to The Incredible Years training series, a set of highly regarded research-based comprehensive curricula for parents, teachers and children.

The Parenting Success Network is a coalition of organizations working to improve and expand parenting education in Linn and Benton Counties and encourage all families to use opportunities to improve their parenting skills.

The collaborative work of the project is facilitated by Linn-Benton Community College’s Parenting Education Department and supported by a multi-year grant from Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative. Training was made possible by the grant funding.

For more information, contact LBCC Parenting Education at 541-917-4897.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

LBCC Benton Center Word Mob Poetry Slam

LBCC’s Poetry Club will present “Word Mob” at the LBCC Benton Center Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

LBCC students and poets will share poetry in an open-mic format. Mic will be open to anyone who would like to share original or favorite poetry.

Word Mob is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Computer Application Classes



Learn the second level of Photoshop Elements, how to use your iPad or Kindle Fire, through Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

The class Photoshop Elements II goes beyond the basics to include how to use layers, touch up portrait photos, restore old photos, add special effects, create slide shows and more.

This five-week class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Nov. 13 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $39.

The IPad and Kindle Fire class will help you learn about core functions and settings. Search, download and use practical and fun apps, learn tips for shopping and how to edit and share your pictures and videos.

This three-week class will on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting Nov. 6 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost is $39.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

LBCC Valley Writers Series Hosts Danny Earl Simmons

Danny Earl Simmons (photo contributed)
Corvallis poet Danny Earl Simmons will hold a poetry reading as part of the Valley Writers Series at LBCC’s Benton Center Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in room BC-234, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Simmons has lived in the Willamette Valley for over 30 years and considers himself an Oregonian. A graduate of Corvallis High School, he is a friend of the Linn-Benton Community College Poetry Club and an active member of Albany Civic Theater.

Simmons’ poems have appeared in various journals, such as Naugatuck River Review, Off the Coast, Shadow Road Quarterly, Grey Sparrow, and Verse Wisconsin. His first collection of poems titled Dancing the Allergic Swim is waiting publication.

The LBCC Valley Writers Series is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the LBCC English Department. The series exists to connect beginning writers with professional writers and to stimulate creative writing among area students, to enhance literary awareness in our community and to encourage Oregon writers.   

For questions about this event or suggestions for future events, contact Jane White at whitej@linnbenton.edu. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC 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 this event.

LBCC Pesticides Applicator Classes


Pesticide applicator classes, including laws and safety and private applicator classes, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College in November.

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.

Pesticides Laws and Safety, Public and Commercial applications, will be held Nov. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $99.

Pesticide Private Applicator will be held Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC- 213. Cost is $99.

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

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

LBCC Hosts Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors

OSF actors Benjamin Pelteson, left, and Eduardo Placer.
Oregon Shakespearian Festival actors Benjamin Pelteson and Eduardo Placer will give two free performances on Friday, Nov.8 at Linn-Benton Community College as part of the OSF School Visit Program, which is open to the public.

The OSF actors will perform selections from Shakespeare’s Tempest as well as selections from more contemporary plays.

The first one-hour show, An Adaptation of The Tempest,” will be from 10 to 10:50 a.m. and features Shakespeare characters from The Tempest, which will be part of the upcoming OSF 2013 – 2014 season.

The second show, “To Be or Not To Be (or The Problem of Happiness and How to Achieve It by W. Shakespeare and various other dudes),” will be held from Noon to 12:50 p.m. and features a medley of scenes from Shakespeare and contemporary plays.

The actors also will hold a two-hour performance workshop at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the LBCC Forum building, F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

Pelteson has been with OSF for one season. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, his OSF credits include King Lear, Cymbeline, and Black Swan Lab.

Placer, a graduate of University of California, San Diego, has been with OSF for one season. His work with OSF includes Cockney Quartet 1, My Fair Lady, and The Heart of Robin Hood.

The 2013 OSF School Visit Program is funded by grants from the Bowmer Society, Sharkey Family Charitable Foundation, Joseph R. Parker Foundation, Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, Starseed Foundation, the Helen Clay Frick Foundation, and the Oregon Arts Commission.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robin Havenick at 541-917-4574. For disability accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or TDD 1-800-735-2900.

Lebanon Center Holds Free SHIBA Class Medicare A, B, C & D

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) will hold a free class that covers the basics of Medicare as well as upcoming changes in 2014.

Class is designed to help beneficiaries gain a better understanding of their Medicare benefits and options, and for anyone who will be eligible for Medicare within a few months or is new to Medicare, their spouses and relatives.

This one-day class will meet Thursday, Nov. 7 from 10 to 11:50 a.m. at LBCC’s Lebanon Center Annex, 44 Industrial Way. Reservations required by calling 541-812-0849.

Class is taught by a SHIBA counselor and sponsored by Linn-Benton RSVP. For more information, contact the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Salome

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Salome, by Richard Strauss, on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:45 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

OSU music professor Angela Carlson will tell the story of the opera and play recorded excerpts from the score. Admission is free to Linn-Benton Opera Guild members, students of Linn-Benton Community College and OSU. Cost for the general public is $5.

Performance dates will be Nov. 1, 7 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, Nov. 9 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $39 per person. Cost for opera tickets is not included, and seating reservations are required.

The bus will leave LBCC’s Benton Center parking lot–757 NW Polk Avenue, Corvallis–at 4:30 p.m., arriving at Key Bank–3rd and Ellsworth, Albany–at 4:55 p.m., then to Super 8 Motel–1288 Hawthorne Avenue, near I-5 Market Street exit, Salem–at 5:30 p.m. The bus will return immediately following the performance.

Tickets to the opera must be purchased in advance through the Portland Opera Box Office, 503-241-1802 or toll-free at 866-739-6737 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by visiting Portland Opera website at www.portlandopera.org.

For more information about the Linn-Benton Opera Guild or to make bus reservations, call Betty Miner, Opera Guild coordinator, at 541-757-8949.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

LBCC Computer Application Classes

The class Computers-2nd Step will be held at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers starting Oct. 31.

This class builds on basic computer skills. Learn how to copy between programs, organize files, create folders and more. This four-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. beginning Nov. 5 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $39.

An additional class will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., Thursdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. beginning Oct. 31.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Forklift Safety Training

Forklift Safety Training will be offered through Business and Employer Services at Linn-Benton Community College Saturday, Nov. 16, from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus, IC building, IC-103, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This eight-hour course will provide four hours of classroom training and four hours of practice on the forklift. Training includes forklift safety, handling and moving loads, principles of lifting, stacking and un-stacking loads and driving with a load.

Upon completion of eight hours of training and meeting the requirements, student will receive an award of completion to take to their current or future employer.

Cost for the course is $149 and includes all materials.  For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Friday, October 11, 2013

LBCC Theater Production of “Macbeth – Movement Into Darkness”


Tickets are on sale for Linn-Benton Community College’s production of “Macbeth – Movement Into Darkness” at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Directed by LBCC theater instructor Dan Stone, this physical theater adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play tells the tragic story of murder, betrayal and witchcraft entirely through the use of music and movement, with no dialog.

Performances are Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active military, and $5 for children under 18.  Advanced ticket purchase recommended. Seating in limited.

Tickets can purchased online for no fee at linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater, at the Russell Tripp Performance Center box office beginning Oct. 28, and at the door one hour prior to performance. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Free Pharmacy Technician Information Sessions



LBCC is offering two free Pharmacy Technician Program pre-application information sessions for those interested in training to work as a Pharmacy Technician.



The sessions will be held Monday, Oct. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m.; and Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. 

No need to pre-register to attend the session.

Attendance at the session is mandatory in order to take the program.

The 18-week Pharmacy Technician Program starts Feb. 3 and runs through June 6, 2014.

Skill areas covered include customer service, pharmacy math, pharmacy laws and rules, pharmaceutical vocabulary, prescriptions, billing, insurance, industry software, pharmacology and on-the-job training.

Cost for the program is $5,000 and includes all books and supplies. The program is eligible for financial aid.

Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms. For more information, contact LBCC Healthcare, ELearning and Media at 541-917-4923.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Grand Opening for New Advanced Transportation Technology Center

ATTC site in Lebanon, Oregon.
Linn-Benton Community College will hold a Grand Opening for its new Advanced Transportation Technology Center at 2000 Oak Street in Lebanon on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tours of the new facilities will be given after a brief program, which begins at 5:15 p.m. and is open to the public.

The center is the only major broad-spectrum training facility between Seattle and San Francisco for students learning to service alternative fuel vehicles, and will serve as a first step toward creating a base for alternative fuel technology in the Willamette Valley.

The facility has state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including a dynamometer diagnostic tool, the only one of its kind between Vancouver, BC and San Francisco.

LBCC automotive students and technicians already in the field will receive training at the center on vehicles that run on compressed natural gas, propane, electric and biodiesel as well as traditional fuel vehicles.

Future plans for the site include building a new 10,000-square-foot innovation center, and construction of compressed natural gas and propane fueling stations, and electric vehicle charging stations.

In addition, LBCC continues to raise funds to support moving its heavy equipment and diesel program to the center, with plans for a 20,000-square-foot building to be built on site for the program.

The college has raised approximately $6.7 million for the project, with more than $2 million in private donations, $1.5 million from the Economic Development Administration, $1.4 million from the City of Lebanon Urban Renewal District, $800,000 from Oregon lottery funds, $350,000 from the Meyer Memorial Trust,  $170,000 from Pacific Propane Gas Association, $150,000 from the LBCC Foundation, $100,000 from the Lebanon Industrial Development Corporation, $60,000 from Consumer’s Power, NW Natural and Pacific Power, and $50,000 from Drive Oregon.

Industry partners for the ATTC project include Snap On, Pacific Power, John and Phil’s Toyota, and CoEnergy Propane of Corvallis. 

This event is co-sponsored by Northwest Natural, which is providing food and refreshments, and the LBCC Foundation. For more information, contact the LBCC Foundation office at 541-917-4209.

LBCC Veterinary Assistant Information Sessions

Two free Veterinary Assistant Program information sessions will be held at Linn-Benton Community College for those interested in training to become a Veterinary Assistant.

These pre-application sessions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from noon to 2 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Calapooia Center, room CC-212.

No preregistration needed to attend. Attendance at the information session is mandatory in order to take the program.

The 17-week LBCC Veterinary Assistant Program starts Jan. 6 and runs through May 2, 2014. Skill areas covered include basic education and experience in common disease states, commonly used medical and surgical techniques, and an introduction to hospital management, business procedures and radiation safety.
 
Cost for the program is $4,500. The program is eligible for financial aid. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms.

For more information, contact LBCC Healthcare, ELearning and Media division at 541-917-4923.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

LBCC Driver Education Begins Oct. 14

Drivers Education classes at Linn-Benton Community College begin Oct. 14.

The course includes Oregon state mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a three-hour parent/student orientation at first meeting plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation. 

Registration requirements include completed packet, fee, original driver permit and one photocopy. Students must register at the college. Online registration is not available.

Registration packets are available at all centers one week prior to registration or online at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education.

Cost for the course is $259 for ages 17 and under, $429 for ages 18 and over. Class must be dropped 24 hours prior to start date for refund.

LBCC’s Driver Education program serves students throughout Linn and Benton counties and is approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC GED Testing Changes

Students working on getting their General Education Development (GED) certificate are encouraged to finish their testing as soon as possible.

The current version of the GED tests will expire at the end of this year, and will be replaced Jan. 2, 2014 with a new test. To avoid having to start over, students must pass all five tests in reading, science, social studies, math and writing by the end of the year.

Linn-Benton Community College offers GED classes to help you prepare to take the tests. You must attend a free two-session orientation before registering for classes.

Orientation sessions will be offered the week of October 28, and GED classes will begin the week of November 4. There is a $30 enrollment fee due at registration.

Orientations and classes are available at the LBCC Albany campus, the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis, and the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers. Dates and times vary. 

If you are ready to take the GED tests, contact the LBCC Student Assessment Center at 541-917-4781.

For more information on classes, call LBCC Adult Basic Education/General Education Development at 541-917-4710.

LBCC Lebanon Center Going into Business Workshop

A free one-day workshop for those thinking of starting a business will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 1 to 3:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

The Going Into Business workshop will cover the rules, regulations, financing, customers, market and feasibility of your business idea.

For more information or to register, call the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 514-917-4923.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Digital SLR Photo Class Oct. 9

A digital photography class Enhance Your Digital SLR Skills will be held at Linn-Benton Community College starting Oct. 9.

Learn how to use your new or older digital SLR camera including how to control exposure, stop action, portraiture, landscape, and high dynamic range using Photoshop Elements for photo editing and enhancement.

This five-week class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, McKenzie Hall room MKH-209, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.  Cost is $59.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Social Media Class


A class on understanding social media will be held at Linn-Benton Community College starting Oct. 21.

Learn about online networking, news, wikis, and other terms and take the mystery out of using social media.

The four-week Understanding Social Media class will meet Mondays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Forum room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Job Fair Set for Veterans and Disabled Individuals

A job fair for veteran’s and individuals with disabilities will be held Friday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Commons cafeteria, Calapooia Center building, 2nd floor, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Attending businesses are seeking individuals to hire. Community and campus resources will also be available to assist with employment and resource information.

Businesses include ATI Wah Chang, Samaritan Health Services, Comcast, Cascade Pulp, Knife River, U.S. Forest Service and more.

This event is free and open to the public. Cosponsored by Blue Sun, Inc. of Corvallis, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17, Hero 2 Hired, WorkSource Oregon and Linn-Benton Community College.

For more information, visit www.bluesuninc.com.

LBCC Hosts “Community Ground v.2” Exhibit

South Santiam Hall Gallery
More than 25 art faculty from Clatsop, Mt. Hood and Linn-Benton community colleges are exhibiting their work at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, through December 6.

“Community Ground v.2” fills three galleries on campus, with over 100 works of art in a wide array of media, including painting, ceramics, metal-smithing, photography, drawing, mixed media and installation art. 

The traveling exhibit is intended to celebrate the work of teaching artists and the role their art plays as a source of inspiration to their students and the community. 

The exhibit at LBCC is the second of three shows that grew out of collaboration between the three colleges. The first show was held at Clatsop last January, and the third will be held at Mt. Hood in 2014.

According to Richard Rowland, ceramics instructor at Clatsop and the inspiration behind the collaboration, “Community Ground” reflects how community college art faculty bridge the gap between teaching are and making art—both full time jobs that require a high level of commitment and focus.

“One can see that they are doing what artists do: mythologizing nature and the world around them,” said Rowland. “In their teaching, these artists provide foundational training to their students, who can then begin to develop the tools to discover their own voices, and thus help continue to define the cultural landscape for their communities.”

A “rolling reception” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., beginning in the North Santiam Hall Galleries with refreshments, and continuing on to the South Santiam Hall and Calapooia Center galleries for brief remarks by the artists.

In conjunction with the exhibit, a series of workshops that are open to the public will be held on Friday, Nov. 8. Contact Analee Fuentes for workshop information, fuentea@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  In addition, the North Santiam Hall Gallery is also open weekday evenings until 9.

LBCC Hosts Dr. Shakti Butler Lecture Oct. 9

Dr. Shakti Butler
Dr. Shakti Butler will lead a discussion on racial inequality and the impact on communities Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Forum lecture hall, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Dr. Butler, founder and creative director of World Trust Services, is producer and director of "Cracking the Codes: Understanding the System of Racial Inequity" as well as the documentaries "The Way Home" and "Light in the Shadows and Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible.”

Dr. Butler will lead a dialogue and reflection on how racial inequalities have impacted us as a society and as a community. A question and answer session will follow.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Office of Diversity and Community Engagement at 541-917-4299.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Gardening Classes

Learn gardening tips and techniques in one of several gardening classes held through Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this fall.

Tips for Successful Gardening will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 10. Cost for this three-week class is $39.

The free Fall Gardening lunch time series will meet at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St, from Noon to 12:50 p.m. beginning Oct. 3. A different topic will be covered each week for eight weeks. A complete list of topics is available at the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

Edible and Sustainable Landscape class will meet Wednesdays from Noon to 12:50 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center beginning Oct. 2. Learn how to design, plant and grow a small-scale garden while conserving resources. Cost for this six-week class is $55.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Pesticide Application Classes

Pesticide applicator classes will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College.

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.

Pesticides Laws and Safety, Public and Commercial applications, will be held Oct.11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-210, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $99.

Pesticide Private Applicator will be held Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC- 213. Cost is $99.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com 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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

LBCC Preschool Cooperative

Fall term enrollment is underway for Linn-Benton Community College’s Preschool Cooperative in Philomath.

Preschool classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings beginning Sept. 30 at Clemens Primary School, 535 S. 19th St., Philomath.

The cooperative program focuses on high-quality learning experiences for 3-5-year-olds; with parents taking an active part in their child's learning by working in the classroom and helping to plan activities.

Financial assistance is available. Contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4899 for more information or to register.

LBCC’s Foundation Donates $150k for Dynomometer

Linn-Benton Community College’s Foundation donated $150,000 to the college’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center for purchase of a dynamometer to use in its new automotive training center.

The dynamometer diagnostic tool used in automotive service will be the only one of its kind between Vancouver, BC and San Francisco.

The new tool will allow LBCC students to perform some of the most advanced testing and diagnostics in the country, and to work with regional manufacturers to develop or improve a variety of components used by hybrid and electric vehicles.

 “The new dynomometer functions like most other all-wheel drive dyno's except that this one is specifically designed to enable quick development cycles for performing initial hybrid and electric vehicle calibrations, traction system monitoring, regenerative braking and limited traction conditions using road load and federal drive cycles, electric power system analysis, HEV/PHEV/EV controller development, efficiency testing, fuel consumption testing and other complete vehicle or sub system simulations,” said LBCC automotive faculty member Bryan Schiedler. “The next closest dyno with this capability is in Vancouver B.C.”

The college’s advanced transportation center will be the only major broad-spectrum training facility for alternative fuel vehicles between Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California, and will serve as a first step toward creating a base for alternative fuel technology in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

“The Advanced Transportation Technology Center will open its doors for LBCC students starting fall term, and will be a real boost to the local economy,” said Dale Stowell, executive director of the LBCC Foundation. “The LBCC Foundation board felt this contribution was a great match for its mission to create opportunities for the people in our area, and ensures this key piece of equipment will be ready for students to use on a much a faster timeframe.”

Students in LBCC’s automotive and heavy equipment programs will received hands-on training using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment in research, installation, maintenance, conversion and operation of high-efficiency alternative fuel technologies including compressed natural gas, propane, electric and biodiesel as well as traditional fuel vehicles. The center will also be used to train technicians already in the field.

Future plans for the ATTC site include construction of a new 10,000-square-foot innovation center is set to begin winter 2014, and construction of compressed natural gas and propane fueling stations and electrical charging stations.

LBCC is continuing to raise funds to support moving its heavy equipment and diesel program to the center, with plans for an additional 20,000-square-foot building to be built on the site.

The college has raised approximately $6.7 million for the project. In addition to the LBCC Foundation donation, major funding for the center includes more than $2 million in private donations, $1.5 million from the Economic Development Administration, $1.4 million from the City of Lebanon Urban Renewal District, $800,000 from Oregon lottery funds, $350,000 from the Meyer Memorial Trust,  $170,000 from Pacific Propane Gas Association, $100,000 from the Lebanon Industrial Development Corporation, $60,000 from Consumer’s Power, NW Natural and Pacific Power and $50,000 from Drive Oregon.

Industry partners include Snap On, Pacific Power, John and Phil’s Toyota, and CoEnergy Propane of Corvallis.