Friday, January 30, 2015

40th Annual Children's Play "Follow Coyote"

The Children’s Theater at Linn-Benton Community College presents its 40th annual play “Follow Coyote” Feb. 6, 7 and 14 at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Set in 1842 on the Oregon Trail, Follow Coyote follows the story of eleven-year-old William Armstrong, who dreams of being a hero but who’s rash behavior results in he and his bossy sister, Sarah, becoming separated from the wagon train. With the help of the trickster, Coyote, William and Sarah struggle to rejoin their family. When matters go from bad to worse, William has to save the day.

Follow Coyote is a coming-of-age story written the by Dari Lawrie and directed by LBCC theater instructor Tinamarie Ivey.

Performances will be held Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m., and two Saturdays, Feb. 7 and 14, at 2 p.m. The Feb. 6 performance is an American Sign Language performance.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online for no fee at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater, or at the Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office from 1 to 4 p.m. the week of the performance, and 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 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 Offers Forklift Safety Training

Forklift Safety Training will be offered through Business and Employer Services at Linn-Benton Community College on Saturday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus, IC-103, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This eight-hour Forklift Safety training fulfills OR-OSHA Guidelines for Safe Operating Practice.

This 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.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Triathlon Training Clinic in Albany

Jump-start or accelerate your triathlon experience in this two-day Triathlon Training Clinic offered through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education.

Improve your technique and learn strategies to streamline your swim, boost your biking ability, run efficiently, and transition smoothly, all while meeting your nutrition and hydration needs. Learn about safety, sighting, gear, planning, realistic goal setting and more. 

This two-day clinic will meet Friday, Feb. 6 from 7:30 to 9:20 p.m. at the Albany Community Pool, and Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus, Takena Hall room 215, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $69.        
                                                             
For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email Albany@linnbenton.edu.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

LBCC Community Education Watercolor Basics Workshop

A two-day Watercolor Basics Workshop will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center Feb. 19 and 26.

Learn the basics and build a solid foundation from which to expand your creativity. Class is good for beginners as well as those wanting to broaden their understanding and explore new techniques.                                                                                       

Workshop will meet Feb. 19 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street. Cost is $59.

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

Lebanon Community Education Classes in Lebanon

Several late starting classes are being offered through Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Community Education this term.

The one-day workshop “The Art of the Feline Face” introduces the basics of creating an exciting watercolor representation of a feline friend. The unique techniques discussed are freeing, fun, and useful in painting many other subjects. Workshop is for both beginners and more advanced painters. All materials provided.

Workshop will meet Saturday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

A “Triathlon Training Clinic” will be held in Lebanon to help you jump-start or accelerate your triathlon experience. This starter clinic will help you improve your technique and learn strategies to streamline your swim, boost your biking ability, run efficiently and transition smoothly while meeting your nutrition and hydration needs.

This two-day clinic will meet Thursday, Feb. 12, from 7:30 to 9:20 p.m. at the Lebanon Community Pool, 1800 S. 5th St., and Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center Annex, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $69.  

Interested in buying and selling products online? Learn how to effectively use Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy in the class “Buying and Selling Online” offered through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education.

Explore shopping options and popular marketplace services while learning how to create ads that attract buyers and other strategies to get results and protect yourself as both buyer and seller.

This three-week class will meet Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting Feb. 28 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

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





Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LBCC Re-establishes Women’s Basketball Program

Linn-Benton Community College announced plans to re-establish its women’s basketball program starting this fall, with an emphasis on the “student” in student athlete.

The search for a coach will begin in the next few weeks. Player recruitment will begin shortly after the hire, with team play starting in the 2015-16 intercollegiate basketball season.

The recommendation to reinstate the program was presented to LBCC President Greg Hamann by the college Athletics Advisory Board, led by LBCC Athletic Director Randy Falk and Associate Dean of Student Engagement Leslie Hammond, with representation from community members, high school sports and LBCC alumni.

The decision to re-establish the program came after months of work with community members to create a program structure that fosters high completion rates among student athletes and generates significant involvement of the community in supporting the program.

“Re-establishing our women’s basketball program is a win-win for our students, our athletic program and our community, creating opportunities for student athletes and the community to engage in a program that promotes student completion as well as a positive athletic experience,” said Falk.

LBCC’s athletic programs are committed to student-athlete scholarship and completion of academic goals, with an expectation that players will accomplish a 50 percent completion rate and a high rate of transfer to four-year institutions. 

In addition, the programs are committed to providing local students an opportunity to compete and pursue their academic goals, with a requirement that 40 percent of players come from LBCC’s service district or the district of a bordering community college, and at least 80 percent from the state of Oregon.

At the end of the 2013 school year, the decision was made to end LBCC’s baseball and women’s basketball programs in response to a $2.9 million budget deficit. The baseball program was re-established in the spring of 2014, with new measurements established to guide both athletic and academic progress.

LBCC athletics continues to rely on community involvement and support of its athletics teams. Community members who have an interest in getting involved as a supporter should contact LBCC Athletic Director Randy Falk at 541-917-4245.

   

Thursday, January 22, 2015

LBCC Traffic Control Flagger Certification Course

A Traffic Control Flagger Certification course will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room, CC-211, Calapooia Center building, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW Albany. 

Learn basic visual flagging signals, appropriate two-way radio usage, signing, and sign setting regulations. By making the worksite safe and keeping traffic moving safely you minimize liability and road user inconvenience.

Students also learn to demonstrate knowledge of state and federal traffic control standards, proper use of personal protective equipment, and understanding of work zone set up procedures.

Upon completion of the four and a half hours of training and meeting the requirements, students will be certified to flag traffic in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington.

Cost for the course is $109, which includes all materials, certification test and card.  Minimum Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Carmen

The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Carmen, by Bizet Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 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 Feb. 6, 10, 12 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. Opera will be sung in English with projections above the stage.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, Feb. 14 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $39 per person. Performance tickets are not included in trip cost. 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, email Linda Baskerville at baskerl@linnbenton.edu.
   


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

LBCC Holds College Night

Thinking about attending college, or looking to improve your job skills? Plan to attend College Night at Linn-Benton Community College Monday, Feb. 9 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Albany campus, Calapooia Center 2nd floor, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Preregister online at www.linnbenton.edu/college-night for this informative event.

Visit with faculty advisors and explore your degree and career options. Learn about LBCC’s degree partnership programs with Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology, and special admissions programs.

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

“A Look Beyond the Books” showcases clubs, co-curricular programs, theater, music, and short-term training programs from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-104.

Campus tours held from 5 to 6 p.m.  Register online for this free event, or call LBCC Admissions at 541-917-4847. Information will be available in Spanish. 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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

LBCC College Transfer Day

A free College Transfer Day Information Fair for students interested in transferring from LBCC to a four-year college will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd S.W., Albany.

Representatives from public and private four-year colleges will be on hand to answer questions, including: Concordia University Portland, Corban University, Eastern Oregon University, Grand Canyon University, Linfield College, National American University, Marylhurst University, National College of Natural Medicine, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Oregon State University-Cascades, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Pacific University Oregon, Portland State University, University of Oregon, University of Portland, University of Western States, Warner Pacific College, and Western Oregon University.

Information also will be available on the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship. For more information, contact Trista Ochoa at 541-917-4842.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LBCC Foundation Names New Development Officer

Andrew Wynings
Andrew Wynings has joined the Linn-Benton Community College Foundation office as development officer.

Wynings, of Independence, has 15 years of professional development and fundraising experience with Western Oregon University, Family Building Blocks in Salem, and the Willamette Cancer Foundation in McMinnville. 

In his new position, Wynings will be responsible for expanding relationships with existing donors and establishing new relationships with alumni and friends for the college Foundation.

Established in 1972, the LBCC Foundation serves as a conduit to the college for giving to programs, student scholarships, and special projects. The Foundation has invested undesignated funds for equipment to the Advanced Transportation Technology Center, supported student educational experiences and scholarships, provided high tech resources for students, and most recently was the major contributor to the political action committee supporting the LBCC Bond.

Pesticides Applicator Class

Pesticide applicator class 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 Jan. 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-213, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. 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.

Monday, January 12, 2015

LBCC New Social Media for Business class


A new class Social Media for Business will begin January 26 at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center in Corvallis.
                                                                               
Social media now makes it easier than ever to market your business and expand your network online. In this class for businesses, learn how to leverage Facebook, LinkedIn, and other online tools, and build a strategy that saves time, expands your reach to the "best customers" and covers business etiquette online. Basic computer skills are required.      
                                                                                                              
This four-week class will meet Mondays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting Jan. 26 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $59.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 or email corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

Benton Center Community Education classes

Learn how to photograph people or paint with oils in classes held this winter through Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center Community Education.

Photographing People teaches the art of taking outstanding photographs of people including informal, candid, formal and posed portraits. Plan your photo shoot, learn about appropriate equipment and how to use lighting, find appropriate locations, make people comfortable, pose individuals and groups, edit/enhance your photos, and share and present your results

This three-week class will meet Mondays from 6:30 to 9:20 p.m. starting Jan. 26 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $59.       

Oil Painting Made Easy will help you discover how easy oil painting can be. Learn how to paint landscapes, flowers, faces, animals or just about anything while exploring the richness and depth of color possible with oil paints.

This six-week class will meet Mondays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting Feb. 2 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $59. All skill levels welcome.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 or email corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

NSH Gallery Features Winter Invitational: Bets Cole, Judy Ness and Laura Mack

The Winter Invitational exhibit by three guest artists, Bets Cole, Judy Ness and Laura Mack will be shown through Feb. 27 in the North Santiam Hall Gallery of Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.

A reception and gallery talk will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in NSH second floor atrium.
   
The Winter Invitational features tapestries by Judy Ness, landscape paintings by Bets Cole, and collage images and paintings by Laura Mack. The show is rich in its diversity of media and style. Each artist’s work reflects a journey of a place or time.

Judy Ness, a fiber artist from Eugene, reflects about her journey as she weaves light and color into each tapestry. Usually working freeform, she creates tapestries using the Norwegian Krokbragd and Diné (Navajo)/Southwestern techniques.

Bets Cole, a landscape painter from Eugene, has created a series of paintings reflecting upon the journey of David Douglas, an early northwest explorer from the 1800s. As part of a project called, “In the Footsteps of David Douglas,” Bets painted at sites visited by Douglas, with “fresh eyes,” imagining what David Douglas observed as he explored the Willamette Valley.

Laura Mack, a collage artist from Salem. Her work involves a process of layering papers, paint and images to create stories. Collage is a way of making visual connections from disparate materials and images that Mack has collected. Her process embraces the unknown, and the result is part of the journey.

LBCC’s North Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

LBCC SSH Gallery Features Christian Barrios: Viviendo Muerto!


The show “Viviendo Muerto!” featuring the work of marquetry artist Christian Barrios will be shown through Jan. 30 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery of Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany.

A reception and gallery talk will be held Wednesday, January 28, from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in SSH Gallery.
   
Born in Mexico City, Barrios learned ceramic painting at a very young age. After moving to the US, he learned the art of marquetry and now creates beautiful images from exotic woods on panel.

“Every time I start working on a new piece of art, I experiment with the exotic wood to form my work,” said Barrio. “Each becomes a new challenge for me and it motivates and inspires me to create.”

Along with several large-scale, inlayed wood pieces, the show includes some of Barrios’ photography. His sensitive black and white images of “The Day of the Dead” exude beauty and embody the sentiment of his show title, which translates to: “What is dead is alive!”

LBCC’s South Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Friday, January 9, 2015

LBCC Nominations Open for Distinguished Alumnus Award

Nominations are now being accepted for candidates for Linn-Benton Community College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

The award is open to former LBCC students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their profession or through service to their community, and who have completed at least 36 credits at LBCC.

Deadline for submission is Friday, Feb. 27. Nomination forms are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/distinguished-alumni. Nominees will be honored at a reception held April 22 at the college.

For more information or to pick up a nomination form, contact Dale Stowell, executive director, LBCC College Advancement, at 541-917-4784. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

LBCC Just for Fun Piano Class

Learn to play piano in three hours in the class Just for Fun Piano, taught by nationally known pianist Donn Rochlin.

This one-day class will teach you all the chords and tools you need to play your favorite songs and to improvise without years of practice. This class is for the total beginner as well as classical pianist who would like to play with more artistic freedom.

Class will meet Saturday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Avenue NW. Cost is $99. Preregistration is required. Textbook and cd for home study covered by fee.          
                                           
For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840

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. 20 and 22, 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 class is designed to help you set up an accounting system using QuickBooks 2013. This 10-hour class will meet on Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 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 541-917-4929, or see our website www.linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

LBCC Oregon Construction Contractors Board Education

Oregon Construction Contractors Board Education (CCB) will be offered through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College.

This five session course will meet Tuesday evenings Jan. 20 to Feb. 17, from 6 to 10 p.m., on the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center room CC-213.

The course is required for CCB licensing as part of the education requirement before taking the State of Oregon CCB exam. Participants are required to attend all five of the state-approved sessions to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing.

Topics include employer requirements and employee rights, Oregon lien and contract law, taxes/recordkeeping, best business practices, project and time management, estimating and scheduling, building codes, OR-OSHA requirements, job site safety, environmental laws, and test taking strategies in compliance with ORS 701-280. 

Advance registration is required by Jan. 16. Cost for the five sessions is $290 and includes a copy of the 11th Edition of the Oregon Contractors Reference Manual.  Register at Linn-Benton Community College Albany, Room LM-126, with your photo ID and payment.

LBCC Community Ed Computer Classes

A variety of computer classes will be offered through the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, starting Jan. 12.

Google Apps for You will help you organize, collaborate and communicate with Google Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Voice and improve your use of docs, spreadsheets, presentations and forms for business or personal needs. Class will meet Mondays from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. starting Jan. 12 and at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost is $69.

Apple iPhone covers iPhone’s basic functions and features. Explore the touchscreen interface, type with the intelligent keyboard, setup your email account, manage your preferences, learn standard iPhone Apps and download new apps from the App Store. For iPhone beginners, using any generation of iPhone device. Class will meet Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting Jan. 14 and at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost is $59.                                                                                 

Buying and Selling Online is for those interested in starting an online business or ready to sell unwanted items. Learn how to effectively use Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy, and explore shopping options and popular marketplace services while learning to create ads to attract buyers and other strategies to get results and protect yourself as both buyer and seller. Class will meet Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting Feb. 18 and at the Lebanon Center. Cost is $59.

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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

LBCC New Social Media for Business class

A new class Social Media for Business will be held beginning January 14 through Linn-Benton Community College’s Albany Community Education.

Social media now makes it easier than ever to market your business and expand your network online. In this class for businesses, learn how to leverage Facebook, LinkedIn, and other online tools, and build a strategy that saves time, expands your reach to the "best customers," and uses online business etiquette. Basic computer skills are required.      
                                                                                                              
This three-week class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting Jan. 14 in LBCC’s McKenzie Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost is $59.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 or email corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Albany Community Education variety of classes held winter term

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS                                                                      

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS                
Social media now makes it easier than ever to market your business and expand your network online.  In this class for businesses, you will learn how to leverage Facebook, LinkedIn, and other online tools. Build a strategy that saves time, expand your reach to the "best customers" and learn the do's and don'ts of business etiquette online. Held in computer lab. Basic computer skills required. Three-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 14 in LBCC McKenzie Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany. Cost is $59.

ENHANCE YOUR DIGITAL SLR CAMERA                                                                                       
Have fun creatively using your new or older, underutilized digital SLR.  Maximize your camera's features beyond full auto setting to get the affects you desire.  Get feedback as you learn the basics, and practice controlling exposure, stopping action, portraiture, landscape, and HDR (High Dynamic Range), using depth of field to your advantage. Work with Photoshop Elements for photo editing and enhancement.  Bring your camera and manual, your favorite lenses, fully charged battery, transfer cable and media card to class. Five-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. starting Feb. 18 in LBCC McKenzie Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany. Cost is $69.

COOKING    
                        
                                                       
SECRETS OF SAUCE                                                                                                 
Have you ever had an incredible sauce while eating out and wished that you could replicate it at home?  Sauces are the foundation of the culinary world and can elevate plain food to greatness. Learn to make a variety of sauces, including butter sauces, wine sauces, tomato sauces, hollandaise, gravies, cream sauces, sauces thickened with roux, and more. Class meets Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. in the Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany. Cost is $49. Register by contacting LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

HOME & GARDEN                                                                              

GARDENING IN THE PNW                                                                                                  
A free Gardening in the Pacific Northwest lecture series. Spend your noon hour sharpening your gardening skills and learning new techniques. Covers a wide variety of subjects of interest to the home gardener. A different topic is covered each week with ample opportunity for questions. Topics include fermentation, propagation, spring planting, new plants, budget-gardening, garden maintenance and more. Most classes are taught by certified OSU Certified Master Gardeners. Series meets Wednesdays from 12 to 12:50 p.m. at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Avenue.

PHYSICAL ED/HUMAN PERFORMANCE  
                                                            

TRIATHLON TRAINING CLINIC                                                                                                  
Jumpstart or accelerate your triathlon experience. This starter clinic will help you improve your technique and offer strategies to streamline your swim, boost your biking ability, run efficiently, and transition smoothly, all while meeting your nutrition and hydration needs. Learn about safety, sighting, gear, planning, realistic goal setting and more. Basic swimming, biking and running skills needed to participate. This two-day clinic meets Friday, Feb. 6 from 7:30 to 9:20 p.m. at Albany Community Pool and Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. in LBCC Takena Hall, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany. Cost is $69.                                                                   

DRIVER ED
Registration packets are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education and all centers one week prior to registration.  This ODOT approved program includes mandated 30 hours classroom instruction, parent/student orientation at first meeting, plus 12 hours on the road (6 hours behind-the-wheel and 6 hours driver observation).
Check our online schedule for class offerings or call 541-917-4849 with questions.                                                                                                               

WRITING                                                                                    

MEMOIR WRITING                                                                                        
Learn to tell your stories so future readers can visualize and feel your experiences. Memory-jogging exercises spark your recall. Exercises help you clarify your memory and encourage self-critiquing skills. Learn to interview and elicit stories from others. Class meets Fridays from 10 to 11:50 a.m. beginning Jan. 9 at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Avenue NW. Cost is $65.       

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Lebanon Community Ed Winter Term Classes

ART                                                                                        

THE ART OF THE FELINE FACE                                                                                             
This one-day workshop will introduce you to the basics of creating an exciting watercolor representation of a feline friend. The unique techniques discussed are freeing, fun, and useful in painting many other subjects. This is a wonderful class for more advanced painters and beginners alike. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you like. Class will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.                                          

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
                                                                      

GOOGLE APPS FOR YOU                                                                                                           
Google provides some of the most widely used tools online worldwide. Learn to organize, collaborate and communicate with Google Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Voice and more. Improve utilization of docs, spreadsheets, presentations and forms for business and/or personal needs in this hands-on course. Class meets Mondays from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. starting Jan. 12 and at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $69.

APPLE IPHONE                                                                                                             
Get to know your iPhone’s basic functions and useful features. Explore the touchscreen interface, type with the intelligent keyboard, setup your email account, and confidently manage your preferences.  Take advantage of standard iPhone Apps, and download new apps from the App Store. For iPhone beginners, using any generation of iPhone device. Class meets Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting Jan. 14 and at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.                                                                                 

BUYING & SELLING ONLINE                                                                                                       
Interested in starting an online business? Ready to sell those unwanted items collecting dust? Learn how to effectively use Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy. Explore shopping options and popular marketplace services while learning to create ads to attract buyers and other strategies to get results and protect yourself as both buyer and seller. Class meets Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting Feb. 18 and at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $59.

CONSUMER EDUCATION      
                                                                   

LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES                                                                                                          
A free Lunch and Learn series will help you make small changes in your life to improve your health, reduce stress, stretch your finances, and make your new year happier. Jan. 12, Public Health 101; Jan. 26, Financial Goals; Feb. 2, Learning New Things; Feb. 9, Health Benefits of Fermentation; Feb. 23, Spirituality & Health; Mar. 2, Remembering How to Play. Pick up a complete list of presenters and descriptions at the LBCC Lebanon Center or the Lebanon Senior Center. Series meets Tuesdays from 12:10 to 1 p.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street.

DOLLARS AND SENSE                                                                                                
A free Dollars and Sense class will be held by Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center Annex, 44 Industrial Way. Are you challenged with managing money and a budget? Would you like to learn how to improve your credit report and score? Are you curious about easy-to-follow steps that create the habit of saving? Join Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services, a local, non-profit housing agency, for this no-cost class. Using hands-on tools and group discussions, you'll learn how to master money management skills to reach your financial goals. Workshop participants are also eligible for free one-on-one support from certified credit and budget specialists. Registration is required by contacting Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services: www.w-nhs.org, or email: info@w-nhs.org, or call 541-752-7220, Ext. 300.

HEALTH & FIRST AID   
                                                                      

NEW TO MEDICARE                                                                                                            
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance, SHIBA, will hold a class that covers the basics of Medicare parts A, B, C and D on Thursday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center Annex, 44 Industrial Way. Designed for anyone who will be eligible for Medicare within a few months or is new to Medicare, or for current beneficiaries who would like a better understand their Medicare benefits and options for changes or additional coverage. Spouses and other relatives are welcome to attend. Class is taught by a SHIBA counselor and sponsored by Linn-Benton RSVP. Class is free. Preregistration is required by calling 541-812-0849.

HOME & GARDEN                                                                              

WINTER GARDENING SERIES                                                                                                    
A free Winter Gardening Series will meet Thursdays from 12 to 12:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center Annex, 44 Industrial Way. Spend your noon hour sharpening your gardening skills and learning new techniques. Taught by OSU certified Master Gardeners, the series covers a wide variety of subjects of interest to the home gardener, with a different topic covered each week. Pick up a complete list of topics and dates at the LBCC Lebanon or Sweet Home Centers.                                                       

PHYSICAL ED/HUMAN PERFORMANCE                                                              

TRIATHLON TRAINING CLINIC                                                                                                   
Jump start or accelerate your triathlon experience in this starter clinic designed to improve your technique and offer strategies to streamline your swim, boost your biking ability, run efficiently and transition smoothly, all while meeting your nutrition and hydration needs. Learn about safety, sighting, gear planning, realistic goal setting and more. This two-day clinic meets Thursday, Jan. 29 from 7:30 to 9:20 p.m. at the Lebanon Community Pool, 1800 S. 5th St., and Saturday, Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center Annex, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $69. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center, 541-259-5801.

SPECIAL INTEREST                                                                           

YOU, YOUR TREE FARM AND TAXES                                                                                       
Learn what you should know about taxation for tree farms and how to lower the bite in this workshop held Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 7 to 8:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. The workshop will cover free to grow, logging, severance taxes and more. Class is open to everyone and there will be time for questions and answers.  Co-sponsored by Linn County Small Woodland Association and OSU Extension Service.                                                                                                                      

DRIVER ED
Registration packets are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education and all centers one week prior to registration.  This ODOT approved program includes mandated 30 hours classroom instruction, parent/student orientation at first meeting, plus 12 hours on the road (6 hours behind-the-wheel and 6 hours driver observation).
Check our online schedule for class offerings or call 541-917-4849 with questions.                                                                                                               

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

LBCC Beginning French Classes Begin Jan. 13

Two French language classes will be offered started January 13 through Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center Community Education.

French, Beginning I emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with little or no previous knowledge of French. Class will meet Tuesdays starting Jan. 13 from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. at Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $75.
      
French, Beginning II emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with a novice to moderate knowledge of French. Class will meet Tuesdays starting Jan. 13 from 7 to 8:20 p.m. at Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $75.
                                                                                                                 
For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 or email corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Community Education offers a variety of classes

ART                                                                                        

WATERCOLOR BASICS WORKSHOP                                                                                                 
Learn the basics of watercolor and build a good foundation to expand your creativity in this two-day workshop. Class is for those just beginning or those wanting to broaden their understanding and explore new techniques. Class will meet Feb. 19 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street. Cost is $59.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS                                                                      

IPAD & KINDLE FIRE                                                                                                           
Learn the iPad or Kindle Fire device's core functions and settings. Search, download, and use practical and fun apps. Learn tips for shopping at the different on-line stores. See how to edit and share your favorite pictures and videos. Class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting Jan. 14 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street. Cost is $49.

APPLE IPHONE                                                                                                             
Get to know your iPhone’s basic functions and useful features.  Explore the touchscreen interface, type with the intelligent keyboard, setup your email account, and confidently manage your preferences in the Settings menu.  Take advantage of standard iPhone Apps (camera, maps, notes, and music) and download new apps from the App Store.  Suitable for iPhone beginners, using any generation of iPhone device. Class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting Feb. 11 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street. Cost is $49.

SOCIAL MEDIA                                                                                                            
Gain an overview of popular tools, starting with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn how to leverage your time, personalize privacy settings and even share content beyond your network. Basic computer skills required.                                                        
Class will meet Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting March 4 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street. Cost is $49.

HISTORY      
                                                                              

LEWIS & CLARK: OREGON & BEYOND                                                                                              
Have you ever wondered what the Corps of Discovery did in Oregon, what happened on their way back to St. Louis in 1806, or what Lewis and Clark and their companions did after they disbanded? This class will provide insight into these questions and give perspective from the tribal point of view. The first week will focus on the Oregon winter and the return trip while the final session will examine the fate of the main players including tribal leaders. Sweet Home Ranger District Archeologist Tony Farque will narrate. Class will meet Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting Feb. 18 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street.

DRIVER ED
Registration packets are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education and all centers one week prior to registration.  This ODOT approved program includes mandated 30 hours classroom instruction, parent/student orientation at first meeting, plus 12 hours on the road (6 hours behind-the-wheel and 6 hours driver observation). Check the LBCC online schedule for start dates at www.linnbenton.edu.

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

LBCC Student Finds Memoir-Writing Class Life-Enhancing

Maryke Desjardins
Marÿke Desjardins was eight years old when American troops from Camp Adair, Oregon liberated her small South Holland town from five years of German occupation at the end of World War II.

“The Timberwolves liberated us October 30, 1944, and we were so happy! I handed out apples to the soldiers as they marched through our town. For so many years after I moved to America, I looked for a soldier who was there that day,” said Desjardins.

Desjardins moved from Holland to New Zealand, then to Arizona, Minnesota, Montana and finally Oregon. “When I moved to Albany, a young man in one of my Bible classes said, ‘My dad was in the Timberwolves and he was in the Netherlands.’ I said, ‘Oh, I have to meet him, if he’s still alive.’ And he is; he still is today. The family took me to lunch and we talked. I brought them some tulips and Dutch chocolates. He showed me papers from the 104th Infantry Division, and there was my hometown that they had marched through. It was very exciting! My grandson Kenny started asking me questions about my life from the time he was ten years old, so I wanted to write a book for him.”

Insecurity about her English and lack of computer skills held Desjardins back, until she took Sharon Waldman’s Memoir Writing Class at Linn-Benton Community College, held at the Albany Senior Center.

Attending the Friday morning class for the past five years, Desjardins now has a book of her trials, triumphs and travels around half the world that is 167 pages and still growing.

“It was so wonderful to find Sharon, because I didn’t have good teachers in Holland,” exclaims Desjardins. “After joining LBCC’s class, my English and spelling greatly improved. Each week Sharon comes up with clever ways for us to remember things from our lives that we had forgotten. Every time I think I have nothing else to say, she’ll make sure that I do!”

One terrific thing about the class, says Desjardins, is that Sharon tells her students that whatever personal things they reveal in class will stay in class. “It was actually a little bit like being guided to feel better and get it out of your system, whatever bothered you. We talk about very personal things, and it is really nice, because now you don’t have to pay for a psychiatrist. It’s very therapeutic.”

Waldman requires each of her students to write something about their lives every week, and then they read their stories in class and discuss each other’s work with the goal of helping and encouraging each other. The feedback helps improve their communication skills.

“I would recommend Sharon’s memoir-writing class to anybody, because she’s a good teacher,” said Desjardins. “If you don’t understand something, she’ll help you. She makes you feel very comfortable. Being able to write my life story for my family has been a life-enhancing experience for me.”

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education Center at 541-917-4840.

Monday, January 5, 2015

LBCC Polysomnographic Technology 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 on Thursday, Jan. 15, 9-11 a.m., and Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m.  Additional sessions will be held on Monday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, February 11, 11-1 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1-3 p.m. All information sessions will be at the Albany campus in the Calapooia Center, 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 22 and runs through March 25, 2016. Cost for the program is $9,000. and is eligible for federal financial aid. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/forms.

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






LBCC 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.

Sessions will be held Monday, January 12, from 10 to noon; Thursday, January 29, from 11 to 1 p.m.; and Wednesday, February 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.

All sessions will be held at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, CC 210, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. No pre-registration 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 27 and runs through Nov. 13, 2015 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 & Media at 541-917-4923.

LBCC Fall 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 fall term, September to December 2014. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Students are listed by hometown given at time of registration.

Adair Village, OR

Marcella N. England, Lucas A. Kline, Rachel L. Olsen

Albany, OR

Luis E. Acosta, Juliana Alvarez, Tanya E. Avalos-Cisneros, Preston M. Barclay, Kylee M. Barnes, Sky S. Beisel, Katrina Bennett, Todd D. Bentley, Kayla J. Berg, Jacob J. Bewley, Jacob I. Birchard, Larissa D. Blackwell, Adam J. Boll, Mariah D. Brenner, Steven E. Bricker, Jose I. Caldera, Steven L. Camfield, Craig D. Campbell, Kathy M. Campbell, Nathanial W. Campbell, Aleta K. Carper, Kara-Donna Carsner, Jose M. Castro, David Chavez, Brian D. Chytka, Robert E. Clayton, Adam M. Colwell, Roy W. Commons, Ken L. Cray, Aaron J. Curry, Antonio Deavila, Alyssa L. Delude, Zachary L. DeVita, Jacob A. Dixon, Kiersten n. Doggett, Stephanie N. Dolecheck, Lisa A. Dooley, Jordan A. Dow, Francis Dubuc, Emily D. Dulany, Cuong T. Duong, Jayson J. Edblom, Jeremy R. Ehrman, Rebecca Enriquez, Jasmine D. Essey, Madeleine P. Ewton, Samantha G. Fanning, Michael Gaither, Ryan M. Garcia, Nicolette A. Gibson, Tyler J. Going, Nolan J. Gold, Hailey N. Groh, Taylor M. Groh, Drew T. Hamm, Charity L. Hanke, Tyrel D. Harry, Eric R. Harvey, Rachel Hauser, Vera K. Hayes, Bryanna N. Helms, Jacob Hernandez, Morgan E. Hernandez, Coleen Hill, Ryan R. Hill, Meghan E. Hobson, Cory J. Hochstetler, Tylyn M. Holzapfel, Cody Hufeld, Michael L. Humphrey, Cynthia K. Hyatt, Lisa Jenkins, Caitlynne L. Johnson-Underwood, Anthony Kahn, Erina Kariya, Ilex L. Karstens, Samuel E. Knight, Eduard Kokhanevich, Kelli L. Kramer, Jesse L. LaJeunesse, Nicholas D. Lawrence, Karla A. Ledesma, Nicolle M. Lee, Shuang Lin, Kathleen R. Lincoln, Heather J. Little, Conner D. Maddalozzo, Nicole L. Magnuson, Jennifer Makinson, Christopher A. McDonald, Sean E. McGovern, Efren Medina, Stephanie E. Metzger, Ashley A. Miller, Jackie D. Miller, William J. Miller, Kamran A. Mirza, John-Paul B. Molden, Ryan S. Mooney, James D. Morrison, Alex R. Mowery, Bryan C. Munnick, Alexandria S. Murphy, Christina M. Myers, Anthony Needham, Andrew S. Neumann, Kristen D. Niesen, Loren Nussbaum, Brian R. Pick, Tyler J. Pinheiro, Brittny L. Pippin, Kenneth A. Powers, Bethanie D. Quiel, Ryan S. Rambousek, Kelsey B. Ramer, Mayra T. Ramos, Tabitha A. Raveling, Savanah R. Rawls, Michael S. Rice, David A. Roback, Cheyenne R. Romine-Parsons, Mona Rose, Benjamin P. Roth, Christi D. Rowell, Briggs M. Rybolt, Mouang S. Saetern, Nathan R. Sanders, Stephen J. Sandridge, Gary F. Schaeffer, Derek A. Scheele, Tiffani Scherr, Carrick B. Scott, Ashley A. Seymour, Eric D. Slyter, Megan M. Stebbins, James B. Steinbacher, Alyson R. Stewart, Alyssa C. Swartzendruber, Ashley M. Torgerson, Summer C. Vestal, Dustin C. Vian, Bobbi J. Weems, Jennifer J. Wetz, Dorothy J. White, Christopher D. Whitfield, Darryl G. Willaman, Jebediah P. Williams, Ashley N. Wilson, Sarra Wolfe

Alsea, OR

Rex Betterly, Jackson B. Stout

Amity, OR

Dana E. Louderback

Anchorage, AK

Derick Guzman

Anyang, South Korea

Jong Ok Son

Baker, OR

Kindra J. Smith

Beaverton, OR

Maurita M. McDonnell, Grant P. McLendon

Bellevue, WA

Justin M. Nielsen

Bend, OR

Amy R. Broderick, Lindsey T. McPeake

Bonanza, OR

Shadrack T. Worden

Brookings, OR

Benjamin Cowan, Gemma Cowan, Cade Freels, Kayla L. Webre

Brownsville, OR

Jason P. Chase, Carrie A. Clark, Hana L. Conner, Melissa D. Dodd, Jonathan Ealy, Christina L. Hein, Taylor A. Moore

Brush Prairie, WA

Johnathan P. Kelley

Burns, OR

Holly J. Buck

Canby, OR

Travis J. Tracy

Carson City, NV

Mark W. Johnson

Cascadia, OR

Moriah G. Wilson

Central Point, OR

Claire E. Gladman, Gage C. Reddington

Cheongju, South Korea

Kangsoo Lee

Cheshire, OR
Tristan Leslie

Clackamas, OR

Jessica C. Harold

Coburg, OR

Anders Lovendahl

Coos Bay, OR

Javin B. Fleshman, Amanda M. Johnson, Zachary P. Jones

Corvallis, OR

Belaal A. Al-Aghbari, Austin T. Alexander, Megan N. Amneus, Jacob Archer, Michael J. Asbury, James A. Attig, Jessica M. August, Theodore J. Baglien, Chris Bates, Kelly J. Becker, Natane L. Blackwolf, Jennifer L. Booth, Karisa C. Boyce, Rebecca R. Brigantic, Lucas C. Burrow, Noel Byrd, Kayla M. Chestnut, Carolina Chong-Ramos, Paul M. Christensen, Landon E. Connolly, Dexter J. Crabtree, Caroline J. Crocker, Elena S. Crone, Vance L. Daberko, Persis Dasteur, Claire M. Denning, Jacob L. Dill, Myriah Dombrowsky, Shanna S. Doyle, Jennifer B. Duffy, Morgan A. Durling, Matthew C. Elton, Paul E. Faulconer, Taryn Y. Gabbert, Sara R. Gale Menendez, Cameron Graeber, Christopher E. Hands, Brooke D. Hostetler, Liping Hu, Winny Hu, Nicholas J. Huber, Walter C. Johnson, Cerrie J. Justesen, Robert J. Kaser, Parker Kleutsch, Scott Koeble, Dari M. Lawrie, Delphine M. Le Brun Colon, Paul Lee, Rosalie S. Lingo, Roger J. Martin, Hannah M. McAllister, Joanna L. McClain, Whitney M. McLain, Robert K. Mercado, Sophia Metzler, Michelle C. Miller, Annie M. Mitev, Albert R. Morgan, Jenna Mottern, Hunter Murga, Jennifer L. Napper, Lorena Navarro, Samantha N. Navlyt, Dena M. Nealeigh, Sally M. Nolen, Sarah S. OBannan, Aaron M. Osborn, Jake A. Pfeil, Matthew R. Pfeil, Donald F. Phillips, Rachel M. Pike, Caitlin M. Regan, Brandi J. Ritter, Leanna Rivas, Renee L. Rocheleau, Jesse D. Rose, Penelope A. Rose, Michael A. Schumacher, Brandon M. Serrano, Samantha L. Simmons, Stephanie K. So, Richard C. Thomas, Gillian K. Tobin, Sarah A. Trevisiol, Samual Z. Ullrich, Jasmine J. Vidana, LaRae D. Wallace, Robert H. Way, Jeff E. Weber, Devin L. White, Elizabeth M. Whitlock, Cheyne A. Willems, Jacqueline D. Winkler, Corrie E. Witherspoon, Michael Wittenburg, Sean V. Yamaguchi, Jesus A. Zamora

Cottage Grove, OR

Sharlene S. Owens, Michelle E. Sand

Cove, OR

Brandon S. Batty, Molly J. DelCurto

Crabtree, OR

Steven J. Dumas

Creswell, OR

Lydeea S. Kersey

Dallas, OR

Jessica Hastings, Andria L. Pressel, Cheri M. Shones, Hannah J. Swan

Dayton, OR

Tosh M. Baker, Allison L. Hanna

Dundee, OR

Grant Elsner, Johnathan Morales

Elmira, OR

Mackenzie L. Cochran

Enterprise, OR

Tyler P. Warner

Eugene, OR

Snow H. Clyde, Brandy M. Gustafson, Shawna M. Hagner, Bonnie L. Hoskinson-Wiebe, Jocelyn L. Newton-Jones, Dustin E. Ramos, Abigail R. Wallace, Yui Zojo

Fort Collins, CO

Timothy Anthony

Foster, OR

LaVeva L. Tackett

Gold Hill, OR

Nolan M. Bastendorff, Samantha Beck

Grants Pass, OR

Austin R. Aguilera

Halsey, OR

Melvin S. Boss, Katryn D. Coolley-Miller, Sawyur K. Headings, Wendy J. Headings, Keith B. Tow

Hamamatsu-shi, Japan

Maiko Ishikawa

Happy Valley, OR

Adam R. Canales, Mitch R. Simmons

Harrisburg, OR

Cole R. Coleman, Daniel Spangler

Hemet, CA

Nichole E. Stauty

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Phuong Thi Hong Tran

Independence, OR

Joshua R. Archuletta, Mia Caudillo, Justin R. Herry, Emma S. Neville, Jessie L. Stender

Jasper, OR

Richard Ward

Jefferson, OR

Briana N. Bittner, Vanessa M. Davis, Jesse L. Hall, Shawna M. Meekins, Justin B. Phillips, Vanessa D. Silva, Jose L. Torres Jr, Miranda S. Underwood

Jinan, China

Min Wang

Jordan Valley, OR

Benjamin S. Telleria

Junction City, OR

Heidi M. Haggard, Donia A. Lemon, Marie A. Rank, Gisela Tracer

Keizer, OR

Brendan R. Martinez

Klamath Falls, OR

Daniel K. Hall

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Riza Y. De Asis

Lake Oswego, OR

Alec Strassberg

Lakeview, OR

Daniel R. Smith

Lebanon, OR

Kaelee Almy, Cami L. Anderson, Holly R. Baker, Nicholas W. Barnett, Kurtis M. Begley, Jonathan B. Bidwell, Jason L. Bond, Phany M. Boun, Jacob S. Browning, Khalil L. Burton, Daniel W. Carlson, Cal I. Chambers, Benjamin A. Clark, Destry S. Cline, McKenzie A. Collins, Kristin Y. Craven, Brian Czmowski, Tyler Ellis, Kalee D. Engler, Holly Eschelbach, Leah F. Fandino, Walter R. Fenn, Kegan W. Forrester, Jaime L. Frasieur, Randin Frost, Vance O. Haines, Cassidy J. Harding, Christopher K. Hays, Stanley M. Hicks Jr, Stephanie A. Hitt, Vladislav A. Ishenin, Daniel M. Johnson, Brandy Knapp, Heather P. Koffler, Chris R. Kropf, Jeffery C. Lane, Holly R. Ledoux, Brittany J. Leslie, Jennifer J. Lima, Mark A. Loehr, Crystal D. Mah, Scott A. Mckinley, James E. Mckinney, Susan M. McPherson, Yevgeniy Mikitchenko, Mary L. Mitchell, Cary-Ann Morrill, Sierra D. Naumann, Tyler J. Nolan, Travis W. Norfleet, Christopher A. Pitts, Christopher M. Pomeroy, Justin J. Poole, Jodi M. Pozder, Tyrell F. Rankin, Abraham Read, Cameron J. Reed, Susan M. Richey, Monte C. Row, Michael D. Ryan, Mike A. Schallig, Timothy J. Schauer, Kordell Sommer, Amy D. Souza, Kira L. Sudduth, Daniel B. Vore, Bambi J. Wells, April D. Wheeler, Audrey J. Winslow, Alison L. Wood, Sean P. Wuilliez, Lena V. Yakovleva, Candace R. Bird, Zachary L. Yocom

Lincoln City, OR

Henry D. Lahti

Los Suenos, Mexico

David Villatoro

Medford, OR

Daniel R. Seus, Joseph R. Sparks

Monmouth, OR

Kristen B. Brown, Donald A. Jackson

Monroe, OR

Clarissa D. Baker, Zachary S. Boyer, Jose I. Garcia, Ismael Hernandez Huerta, Kyle P. Larkin, Anthony M. Lloyd, James D. Perdue

Mt. Hood Parkdale, OR

Madelin D. Herman

Murrieta, CA

Dave M. Cho

Newberg, OR

Matt D. Freeman, Wylde R. Gillen, Keira Q. Newell, Matthew L. Noland

Oregon City, OR

Mckenna H. Maughan, Elizabeth K. Verschingel

Otis, OR

Jacob D. Riebe

Pateros, WA

Tyrel W. Gray

Pendleton, OR

Reese M. Merriman

Petaluma, CA

Kristine Hake

Philomath, OR

Stephanie M. Adams, Jennifer L. Clemens, Eleanor J. Daniels, Traver C. Danielson, Christopher S. Houck, Ryan J. Houck, Hannah C. King, Mary C. Noble, Megan L. Noble, Erin L. Strickler, Andrew C. VanLaere, Kimberly M. Webster

Phoenix, OR

Katie E. Patt

Portland, OR

Nichelle E. Berrigan, Elizabeth Dana, Tram Q. Nguyen, Julia M. Whitaker

Prineville, OR

Melissa M. Brown

Redmond, OR

Annie M. Fox, Michael S. Galarneau

Rockaway Beach, OR

Michael Springer

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Alexandra Stepanova

Salem, OR

Lauren Biamont, Nicole J. Buckman, Jacob W. Carr, Sadie E. Depue, Kimberly E. Easton, Ryker A. Faren, Katelynn Farmer, Andrew Gates, Andrew D. Kelso, Carson Knebes, Logan W. Kuenzi, Cassidy Lopez, Kacie N. McCracken, Brenda K. Meyer, Corbin A. Morgan, Marissa L. Olheiser, Rafael Olloqui, Jacob W. Phelps, Scott R. Shelton, Richard R. Steeves, Mitchell J. Wirth, Thomas J. Zecchini

San Jose, CA

Natalie Ogden

Sandy, OR

Kayla Lewis

Scio, OR

Josh B. Henschel, Alicia B. Lochbaum, Kaley M. Olson, Katie M. Rood, Dawn M. Schultz, David A. Silbernagel, Caleb F. Taylor

Shanghai, China

Xiaoli Sun

Shedd, OR

Kathryn G. Akin, Michael K. Brown, Victoria L. Winter

Shenzhen, China

Tianru Xu

Sherwood, OR

Hargobind S. Khalsa

Silverton, OR

Jared Brown, Logan A. Hagen

Springfield, OR

Wyatt Brooks, Vernon J. DuWell, Holly A. Lucas, Amanda A. McMahon, Jesse E. Nelson

Stayton, OR

Maygen N. Pietrok

Surabaya, OR

Aylmer Tan

Sweet Home, OR

Jesus M. Andrade, Salina A. Beemer, Stephen Bishop, Pearl Christman, Coleen R. Clark, Katie E. Gosnell, Kelly J. Gould, Angela D. Heimbuch, Sheila M. Herrera, Kelsie M. Horner, Candalynn Johnson, Jessica B. King, Rachel C. Larkin, Robert Olsen, John A. Reynolds, Jason J. Rice, Shyanna L. Ridinger, Robert L. Schatz, Paden W. Tyler

Tangent, OR

Nathan D. Cundiff, Elijah M. Devyldere, Gwen Moulton, Nicholas D. Pugliese, Rebecca E. Robinson, Malie K. Rube

The Dalles, OR
Charles P. Cimmiyotti, Silverio E. Regalado

Tidewater, OR

Tracy E. Douglas

Tigard, OR

Phil D. Thoma

Tillamook, OR

Trever M. Cooley

Toledo, OR

Jon B. Howry, Kyle O. Vinson, McKayla A. Wagner

Troutdale, OR

Jacob Crandall

Twin Falls, ID

Marla E. DeKlotz

Vale, OR

Jessica M. Alexander

Vancouver, WA

Daniel S. Landry, Miranda Waser

Veneta, OR

Andrea R. Culbertson, Lyndsie D. Parks

West Hills, CA
Samantha E. Gilmore

Wilsonville, OR
Nicholas A. Abrew, Spencer Stauffer, Beaux T. Watt

Woodburn, OR

Artemy Efimoff, Ivan A. Ivanov