Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Students Named to OCCA All Oregon Academic Team

Ilex Karstens

Rebekah Pennington
Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Community College Association will honor two Linn-Benton Community College students as part of the OCCA All Oregon Academic Team.  

Ilex Karstens, a pre-dental hygiene major, and Rebekah Pennington, a nursing major, both Albany residents, will be honored at a luncheon with the Governor and the other Oregon community college student winners at the state capitol April 30.

Karstens is a four-point honor roll student who serves as an executive assistant for LBCC Student Government and is an active member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll Society.

Pennington, also an honor roll student, serves as Phi Theta Kappa - LBCC chapter president, and serves as a member of the LBCC Student Leadership Council Judiciary Board and a CASA volunteer.

Both students will receive a plaque from the OCCA and a $1,000 scholarship from the university they plan to attend for their bachelor’s degree.

The Oregon Community College Association, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, yearly recognizes outstanding students from Oregon’s 17 community colleges through the All-Oregon Academic Team awards.  Students selected become eligible for more than $350,000 in Coca-Cola Foundation and USA Today scholarships.

4th Annual “Celebration of A Cappella”

The 4th annual “Celebration of A Cappella” will be held Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The concert will feature a cappella performances by LBCC’s men’s group “Blue Light Special” and women’s group “The Sirens,” the University of Oregon’s “Mind the Gap,” South Albany High School’s “Rebelation,” and West Albany High School’s “Rhythmix.”

Tickets are $5 general admission and will be available at the door. For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC 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.

Pesticides Applicator in Spanish Classes

Pesticide applicator classes in Spanish 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.

Pesticide Laws and Safety in Spanish will be held April 9 and 10, from 8 a.m. to noon both days, at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-213. Cost is $99.

Pesticide Private Applicator in Spanish will be held April 30, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and May 1, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-203/205. 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.

LBCC Announces Hire of New Women’s Basketball Coach

Debbie Herrold
Women’s basketball returns to Linn-Benton Community College with the announcement of the recent hire of a new head basketball coach, Debbie Herrold. 

The 53-year-old Herrold, of Tangent, held this same position in the past, serving as head women’s basketball coach for LBCC from 1987 to 1993. In 1991, Herrold’s team placed fifth in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College tournament, and in 1999, she was inducted into the NWAACC Hall of Fame.

Herrold has been a health and physical education instructor at LBCC for 28 years, and served as assistant coach for the college women’s basketball, cross-country and track teams.

“I am humbled and excited to be given the opportunity to help start-up the return of the LBCC women’s basketball program,” said Herrold. “I have a great desire for this program to succeed, having been an athlete myself at LBCC and having prior experience as head coach. My 28 years as a faculty member in the Health and Human Performance division will also give me experience in helping our future student athletes to be successful in reaching their academic goals as well.”

The college will hold a welcome reception for Herrold Friday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in the LBCC Activities Center gym, Albany campus.

LBCC announced plans to re-establish its women’s basketball program last spring, with an emphasis on the “student” in student athlete. Player recruitment will begin in the coming months, with team play starting in the 2015-16 intercollegiate basketball season.

Herrold’s coaching experience also includes stints as assistant basketball coach for Western Oregon University and the University of Wyoming, coaching for high school, junior-high and elementary level teams, and volunteer coaching for both the Corvallis and Albany Boys and Girls Clubs. Her regional stats include 35 wins to 33 losses, with overall stats of 67 wins to 71 losses.

A three-sport athlete, Herrold twice-earned All-OCCAA honors in basketball, and was named team MVP in basketball and track. She also competed in the NJCAA national track meet in the heptathlon and javelin, played professional basketball in Australia and Division II community college basketball.

LBCC’s 1980 Women’s Basketball team, which Herrold was a member, was inducted into the NWAC Hall of Fame in 2005.

Herrold has a master’s degree in physical education from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s degree in education from Western Oregon University.

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.

The recommendation to reinstate the program was presented to LBCC President Greg Hamann by the college Athletics Advisory Board. 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. 

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.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Corvallis - Adult life-enrichment classes start March 30

Classes for adults (not for credit) will be offered this spring in Corvallis by LBCC Community Education. Classes begin between March 30 and April 13.

Art: Altered Books & Art Journaling, Colored Pencil Studio Workshop, Beer & Brushes,
Drawing The Next Step, Realistic Drawing, Beginning Painting, Exploring Art Styles, Figure
Drawing and Painting, Oil Painting Made Easy, Expressive Watermedia, Clay Exploration, Adaptive Handbuilding, Tile & Raku, and Techniques for Handbuilding Success.

Computers & Photography: Personal Computer, Information Technology Training (online), Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Android Phones & Tablets, Windows 8, Mac Essentials, Intro to Social Media, Photoshop Elements III, Your Digital SLR Camera, and Travel Photography.

Cooking: Cake & Cupcake Decoration, Cooking Across Italy, Beginning Home-Brewing, and Intermediate/Advanced Brewing.

Fitness & Dance: Belly Dance, The Art of Hula, Line Dance, Cowboy Swing for Couples, Beginners Cowboy Dance for Couples, Adaptive Movement Fitness, Zumba, Strength and Tone, Fitness Boot Camp, Body Conditioning, Body Toning, Better Bones & Balance, Cardio Strength and Balance, Aerobics/Toning for Seniors, Dance Exercise, Modified Exercise with Chairs, Tai Chi (I, II, III), Tai Chi Chuan Pilates Core Concepts, Pilates, Yoga (Yin, Flow, Strength, Hatha, Gentle), and Ballet Core.

Foreign Language: Mandarin Chinese, French (I, II, III), German (Beginning III and High Intermediate/Advanced), Italian (Beginning and Conversational), Russian Beginning, Spanish (Beginning A, Beginning B, Intermediate/ Advanced), and American Sign Language (I, II).

Home & Garden: Introduction to Sewing, Intermediate Sewing, Floral Design (Master the Basics, Parties & Gatherings, and Think in Color!)

Music: Intermediate Guitar and Guitar, Beginning.

Parenting Ed: Sign With Your Baby

Special Interest: Dog Training I & II and Dog Play

Theater: In Depth View: Shakespeare Festival 2015

Writing: Write Your Life Story, Poetry Workshop, and The Writers Workroom.

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

Adult life-enrichment classes Start March 30

Classes for adults (not for credit) will be held this spring in Albany at multiple locations via the Community Education Department of Linn-Benton Community College. They include:

Animal Technology: Equine Skills

Art: Watercolor Painting, Mixed Media Painting, Basic Calligraphy

Computers & Photography: Personal Computer Essentials, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Buying Selling Online, Enhance Your Digital SLR Camera, and Information Technology Training (online).

Consumer Education: Homebuyer Education, Tax Preparation

Fitness & Dance: Beginning Cowboy Dance for Couples, Intermediate Cowboy Dance for Couples, Beginning West Coast Swing, Early Morning Fitness, Gentle Exercise for Beginners, Cardio Dance Workout, Cardio Core Conditioning, Better Bones & Balance, Gentle Yoga, Pilates Combo.

Foreign Language: Spanish for Seniors, American Sign Language (I, II)

History: History of Linn County, Oregon History

Home & Garden: Backyard Woodworking Projects, Advanced Woodworking & Furniture Making, General Woodworking, Knitting/Crocheting Workshop

Music: Piano Just for Fun, For the Love of Singing.

Religion: The Novel Between the Testaments, Basic Biblical Hebrew II

Special Interest: Dog Training and Dog Play

Writing: Life Stories, Memoir Writing
For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu (Community & Learning), call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email albany@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Winter 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 winter term, January to March 2015. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits. Students are listed by hometown.

Adair Village, OR
Gabriel J. Archer, Marcella N. England, Nathan T. Knight, Ryan A. Lance,

Albany, OR
Alicia M. Adams, Kelyn R. Alvarado, Jesse R. Asebedo, Chase D. Ballard, Delilah K. Barboza, Kylee M. Barnes, Haley L. Baske, Megan E. Bell, Brandon D. Bendel, Katrina Bennett, Todd D. Bentley, Tailer M. Bentz-Ouellette, Troy Broadwell, Chris M. Brookes, Nina R. Buchovecky, Jose Caldera-Ibarra, Carl C. Callow, Kathy M. Campbell, Kara-Donna Carsner, Adelaine A. Carter, Jose M. Castro, Lyndee L. Center, Danielle K. Chartraw, Jason P. Chase, David Chavez, Dayla R. Cherry, Gary L. Chilcott, Hannah C. Chilton, Brian D. Chytka, Peter E. Clary, Robert E. Clayton, Natalie I. Clouse, Bradley J. Collette, Paul A. Conser, Ken L. Cray, Douglas M. Crockett, Aaron J. Curry, Cynthia R. Davenport, Alyssa L. Delude, Christina M. Devey, Zachary L. DeVita, Jacob A. Dixon, Kiersten n. Doggett, Lisa A. Dooley, Francis Dubuc, Brian A. Duckett, Emily D. Dulany, Cuong T. Duong, Tiara M. Duran, Jayson J. Edblom, Briana Ellis, Samantha G. Fanning, Nicole L. Fish, Isaac R. Foreman, Jordan E. Forrest, Tyler J. Going, Kyle D. Goldsborough, Hannah Grebner, Alyssa A. Green, Taylor M. Groh, Gregory A. Hansen, Eric R. Harvey, Rachel K. Hauser, Brian M. Hausotter, Vera K. Hayes, Bryanna N. Helms, Morgan E. Hernandez, Aaron T. Hiddleson, Coleen Hill, Meghan E. Hobson, Cory J. Hochstetler, Heather M. Hodel, Tylyn M. Holzapfel, Chaz R. Hooley, Cody Hufeld, Edward L. Huffman, Michael L. Humphrey, Rachel D. Hunt, Donald A. Jackson, Lisa Jenkins, Marissa H. Johnston, Anthony Kahn, Erina Kariya, Ilex L. Karstens, Nathan D. Kinkade, Caleb D. Kinsella, Christopher P. Knapp, Samuel E. Knight, Nicole D. Koerner, Eduard Kokhanevich, John M. Kotek, Kelli L. Kramer, Jesse L. LaJeunesse, Reece A. Larrabee, Logan A. Lawrence, Nicholas D. Lawrence, Nicolle M. Lee, Garrett A. Lesko, Shuang Lin, Kathleen R. Lincoln, Shane Lissy, Sarah J. Lister, Heather J. Little, Donna L. Luden, Brenden C. Luebeck, Lelani R. Machado, Taylor L. Mangan, Kyndall A. Marelich, Jessie Martinez, Ashley R. McLeod, Carli D. McSpaden, Efren Medina, Sarah M. Melcher, Hannah G. Melton, Stephanie E. Metzger, Ashley A. Miller, John-Paul B. Molden, Mandi K. Monroe, Monique T. Moore, Alex D. Mowdy, Bryan C. Munnick, Anthony Needham, Kristen D. Niesen, Raushell M. Palmer, Zachary D. Pape, Skylar S. Paul, Andrew J. Perry, Brian R. Pick, Shannon N. Pickard, Tyler J. Pinheiro, Brittny L. Pippin, Allan J. Plagmann, Crystal A. Pool, Kenneth A. Powers, Kelsey B. Ramer, Celeste A. Ray, Riley E. Rimer, Mona Rose, Sean M. Royce, Gary A. Ruiz-Nicolas, Gary F. Schaeffer, Derek A. Scheele, Michelle D. Schultz, Ashley A. Seymour, Shelbi A. Slayter, Eric D. Slyter, Mayzie F. Smith, David L. Smith II, Sherry Y. Spear, Megan M. Stebbins, Tyler A. Stitzel, Mark B. Stocker, Michael E. Stone, Alyssa C. Swartzendruber, Heather N. Thomas, Ashley M. Torgerson, Andrea
Torres, Sarrha R. Uffelman, Abigail Verdun, Summer C. Vestal, Cristianna M. Waite, Kristie A. Washington, Bobbi J. Weems, Christina S. Weger, Ben A. Weintraub, Kyle R. Welch, Jessica R. Wells, Amber M. West, Jennifer J. Wetz, Christopher D. Whitfield, Jebediah P. Williams, Scott A. Williams, Sarra Wolfe, Trevor C. Wurster, Brady E. Young, Roland Young, Marcos A. Zavala

 Alsea, OR
Jackson B. Stout, Steve K. Stout
Amity, OR
Dana E. Louderback

Anchorage, AK
Anna M. Knight

Anyang, China
Jong Ok Son

Baker, OR
Kindra J. Smith, Lillian Y. Wood

Beaverton, OR
Bradley Morsberger, Garrett R. Rowley

Bend, OR
Amy R. Broderick, Hannah T. Lundborg, Elena A. Pressprich

Bonanza, OR
Shadrack T. Worden

Brookings, OR
Gemma Cowan, Cade Freels, Kedrick Nelson, Kayla L. Webre

Brownsville, OR
Carrie A. Clark, Bethany F. Clugston, Christina L. Hein, Angelina R. McIntyre, Taylor A. Moore, Courtney A. Stenek

Buckley, WA
Cristopher R. Leal

Burns, OR
Holly J. Buck, Savannah Hannaford

Busan, South Korea
Hyemin Nam

Carlton, OR
Nicole R. Sitton

Carson City, NV
Mark W. Johnson

Cascadia, OR
Morgan R. Wilson

Central Point, OR
Gage C. Reddington

Cheshire, OR
Tristan Leslie

Clackamas, OR
Jessica C. Harold

Claremont, CA
Diego Castro Aviles

Coburg, OR
Anders Lovendahl

Coos Bay, OR
Javin B. Fleshman, Zachary P. Jones

Corvallis, OR
Belaal A. Al-Aghbari, Tamara J. Allen, Megan N. Amneus, Ariel L. Anderson, Michael J. Asbury, Christopher M. Bakkom, Bryan E. Ball, Tyler J. Bamber, Chris Bates, Kelly J. Becker, Hazel R. Betz, Polly A. Binder-Vitti, Natasha R. Bogdanovic, Shawn M. Bonine, Jennifer L. Booth, Karisa C. Boyce, Kyle R. Braun Shirley, Rebecca R. Brigantic, Nuri R. Bruner, Heather Chambers, Landon E. Connolly, Robert W. Counts, Elena S. Crone, Andrew De La Ree, Ashton K. DeFilippis, Claire M. Denning, Jennifer B. Duffy, Brandon R. Farmer, Aaron Fraser, Richard S. Gibson, Ryan A. Goforth, Cassie L. Greene, Joseph A. Greenwood, Justin A. Groft, Gianna F. Grosso, Anika R. Hall, Christopher E. Hands, Adam J. House, Liping Hu, Christian Hungerford, Lori L. Johnson, Walter C. Johnson, Cerrie J. Justesen, Patrick R. Kearns, Fela A. Lafi, Steven A. Langevin, Jordan R. Langley, Matthew I. Lareau, Kristin N. Laursen, Dari M. Lawrie, Delphine M. Le Brun Colon, Paul Lee, Young Joo Lee, Shane Licari, Sharon Lindsay, Tyger J. Liner, Rosalie S. Lingo, Aidan Linsteadt, Taylor N. Lownes, Deana N. Lowther, Teresa C. Lundy, Mary R. Lusardi, Maigyn Luthe, Jennifer K. Malm, Michael G. Martell, Joanna L. McClain, Whitney M. McLain, Grant P. McLendon, Taylor J. Megy, Kacie D. Melton, Robert K. Mercado, Chelsey F. Mick, Michelle C. Miller, Rachel M. Moll, Jesse L. Moore, Albert R. Morgan, Alexandria Murphy, Jennifer L. Napper, Lorena Navarro, Dena M. Nealeigh, Osten P. Nelson, Aaron M. Osborn, Joseph F. Page, Jake A. Pfeil, Rachel M. Pike, Lucas E. Pscheidt, Randall Pursifull, Brandi J. Ritter, Leanna Rivas, Renee L. Rocheleau, Henry C. Rondeau, Samantha A. Rose, Brandon M. Serrano, Donald M. Seymour, Crysten K. Shaver, Calla M. Shrode, Soleil L. Smith-Normand, Stephanie K. So, Danica R. Stys, Jesseca R. Swain, Denise M. Templin, Richard E. Thackeray II, Gillian K. Tobin, Elikomida Toran, Samual Z. Ullrich, Kurt A. Vedros, Jasmine J. Vidana, LaRae D. Wallace, Robert H. Way, Jeff E. Weber, Travis J. Weiland, Theresa R. Welch, Devin L. White, Elizabeth M. Whitlock, Cheyne A. Willems, Mark D. Woodworth, Sean V. Yamaguchi, Tyler S. Hartman

Cottage Grove, OR
Sharlene S. Owens

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, Kevin C. Pressel, Hannah J. Swan

Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Nayef Alqahtani

Dundee, OR
Grant Elsner, Johnathan Morales

Elgin, OR
Travis D. Ludwig

Eugene, OR
Snow H. Clyde, Jordan M. Gentzkow, Brandy M. Gustafson, Shawna M. Hagner

Eugene, OR
Roma Patel, Dustin E. Ramos, Yui Zojo

Fort Collins, CO
Timothy Anthony, Kayla J. Hansen

Fresno, CA
Ashlyn N. Brewster

Fuchu, Japan
Ken Okada

Fukuoka, Japan
Naoki Wada

Gold Hill, OR
Nolan M. Bastendorff

Grants Pass, OR
Austin R. Aguilera, Katharine L. Cross

Grass Valley, OR
Jack W. Jefferies

Gresham, OR
Edgard Lopez-Bramasco, Crystal Rice

Haines, AK
John Gross, Justin C. Swinton

Halsey, OR
Katryn D. Coolley-Miller, Sawyur K. Headings, Wendy J. Headings, Maegan A. Pimm, Keith B. Tow

Happy Valley, OR
Mitch R. Simmons

Harrisburg, OR
Cole R. Coleman, Jordan A. Merckling, Sarah N. Meyers, Sarah E. Nasshahn, Daniel Spangler

Hemet, CA
Nichole E. Stauty

Hermiston, OR
Evan N. Douglass

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Trung Nguyen, Phuong Thi Hong Tran

Independence, OR
Joshua R. Archuletta, Mia Caudillo, Justin R. Herry

Issaquah, WA
Caleb M. Clearman

Jefferson, OR
Vanessa M. Davis, Adriann M. Dunham, Cody O. Goldman, Janice J. Malcome, Shawna M. Meekins, Diane M. Mitchell, Justin B. Phillips, Corrine A. Stone, Jose L. Torres Jr, Dallas V. Visser

 Junction City, OR
Heidi M. Haggard, Jana M. Hutchinson, Isaac J. Priddy, Marie A. Rank, Sierra M. Starns, Gisela Tracer
Klamath Falls, OR
Daniel K. Hall

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Riza Y. De Asis

Kunming, China
Wei Wang

La Grande, OR
John M. Miller

Lake Forest Park, WA
Hannah L. Axelson

Lake Oswego, OR
Liam R. Doyle, Alec Strassberg

Lakeview, OR
Daniel R. Smith

Lebanon, OR
Cami L. Anderson, Matthew J. Bambach, Nicholas W. Barnett, Jennifer E. Bazurto, Kurtis M. Begley, Jonathan B. Bidwell, Correen E. Bielman, Phany M. Boun, Lorayne P. Boyce, Jasmine M. Brown, Jacob S. Browning, Anna Burkey, Colby R. Cantrell, Colton S. Cheney, Benjamin A. Clark, Destry S. Cline, McKenzie A. Collins, Adam Colwell, Jason L. Conner, Brian Czmowski, Cheryl D. Dobbins, Robert W. Durkee, Rita J. Dziedzic, Tyler Ellis, Holly Eschelbach, Nicole E. Freitag, Amanda J. Gentry, James W. Hill, Stephanie A. Hitt, Robert J. Holstein, Brandon Z. Hood, Melissa A. Jeffers, Daniel M. Johnson, Michelle L. Kirkman, Kara M. Klinkebiel, Jason L. Knapp, Kaycie L. Kreder, Chris R. Kropf, Jeffery C. Lane, Tiffany D. Ledoux, Brittany J. Leslie, Sheryl L. Lira, Mark A. Loehr, Mylee R. Marvin, Jennifer S. McCooey, Scott A. Mckinley, James E. Mckinney, Susan M. McPherson, Terri L. McQueen, Jennifer A. Meadowbrook, Mary L. Mitchell, Cary-Ann Morrill, Sierra D. Naumann, Travis W. Norfleet, Adam T. Passmore, Kaitlynn A. Pettit, Kaylee M. Phillips, Christopher M. Pomeroy, Justin J. Poole, Stacy A. Porchia, Jodi M. Pozder, Tyrell F. Rankin, Luke T. Rappe', Abraham Read, Susan M. Richey, Monte C. Row, Ryan R. Sapp, Mike A. Schallig, Kimberly S. Schneiter, Kordell Sommer, Heather M. Tewalt, Mary F. Thomas, Abigail M. Uriarte, Daniel B. Vore, Bambi J. Wells, Kelsie M. Whitehead, Dana B. Wikner, Audrey J. Winslow, Alison L. Wood, Sean P. Wuilliez

Lebanon , OR
Zachary L. Yocom

Lincoln City, OR
Henry D. Lahti, Brent A. Martin, Brittany A. Neal

Lyons, OR
Kellee Gerard

Maputo, Mozambique
Isaias Rabeca

Medford, OR
Lindsey J. De La Vega, Tammy L. Musselman, Clarice F. Weathers

Monmouth, OR
Kristen B. Brown, Laquita K. Dagg, Arianna F. Looney

Monroe, OR
Clarissa D. Baker, Brooke A. Horning, Katie M. Koontz

Mt. Hood Parkdale, OR
Madelin D. Herman

Newport, OR
Scott T. Harrington, Sinaiah Melendez, Matthew L. Noland

Otis, OR
Jacob D. Riebe

Pateros, WA
Tyrel W. Gray

Pendleton, OR
Jessica Hitzman, Jordan M. Short, Angel M. Villalobos

Petaluma, CA
Kristine Hake

Peyton, CO
Cassandra A. Schmidt

Philomath, OR
Ryan J. Anderson, Natalie M. Cantrell, Sylas B. Caputo, Christopher J. Cochran, Eleanor J. Daniels, Traver C. Danielson, Disney Hayes, Leland M. Holden, Christopher S. Houck, Ryan J. Houck, Samuel J. Kremer, Ana K. Lara, Charles M. Melahn, Jacob D. Munsee, Joseph L. Noble, Erik J. Swanson, Andrew C. VanLaere, Kimberly M. Webster

Pleasant Hill, OR
James S. Gaughan, Mahmooda S. Sanders

Portland, OR
Nichelle E. Berrigan, Elizabeth Dana, Garth Meyer, Chelsie Pabon, Alexis Perez, Akeakamai M. Rose, Katherine Scherer, Tiffany Thorsen, Julia M. Whitaker

Prineville, OR
Melissa M. Brown

Redmond, OR
Chase C. Bennett, Annie M. Fox, Michael S. Galarneau, Ty A. Hovey

Residencial Los Suenos, Mexico
David Villatoro

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fares Alanazi, Faris Aljarbou, Rawan A. Shalhoob

Sacramento, CA
Elisa Espinosa

Salem, OR
Lauren Biamont, Vilaisack Boupha, Jacob W. Carr, Hailey R. Dalke, Kiana G. Denny, Sadie E. Depue, Kimberly E. Easton, Ryker A. Faren, Susan I. Graves, Winter R. Horsley, Andrew D. Kelso, Carson Knebes, Logan W. Kuenzi, Cassidy Lopez, Brenda K. Meyer, Corbin A. Morgan, Rafael Olloqui, Jacob W. Phelps, Scott R. Shelton, Richard R. Steeves, Thomas J. Zecchini, Jorge E. Garibay

Sandy, OR
Jacob L. Johnson, Nathaniel J. Whitlock

Santa Rosa, CA
Arielle Wyatt

Scappoose, OR
Daniel C. Ricker

Scio, OR
Bobbie J. Brown, Zackary R. Fergason, Josh B. Henschel, Shane W. Kelly, Chase L. Lister, Alicia B. Lochbaum, Robert Lochbaum, Seth N. Merrell, Kaley M. Olson, Michaela L. Rushing, Jennifer B. Slusser, Caleb F. Taylor

Seattle, WA
Ryan L. Hubby

Seoul, South Korea
Yong Jae Jeon

Sham Tseng, Hong Kong
See Ming Chen

Shanghai, China
Xiaoli Sun

Shedd, OR
Kathryn G. Akin

Shenzhen, China
Tianru Xu

Sheridan, OR
Lane M. Budeau

Sherwood, OR
Hargobind S. Khalsa

Siletz, OR
Taylor T. Karnes

Silverton, OR
Logan A. Hagen

Sisters, OR
Austin Jacobsen

Springfield, OR
Wyatt Brooks, Nicole L. DeGennaro, Vernon J. DuWell, Holly A. Lucas, Amanda A. McMahon, Jesse E. Nelson, Rachel Willoughby

St Helens, OR
Michael W. Kirby, Ashley F. Watts

St. Paul, OR
Stephen Wilson

Sublimity, OR
George S. Karakey IV, Mona Smith

Surabaya, OR
Aylmer Tan

Sutherlin, OR
Kayla A. Davis

Sweet Home, OR
Jesus M. Andrade, Stephen Bishop, Steven R. Blench, Michelle N. Carper, Joe W. Chiaffino, Pearl Christman, Brandon L. Combs, Sadie R. Gordon, Kelly J. Gould, Julia J. Hunter, Derek L. Jaques, Candalynn Johnson, Jessica B. King, Adam J. Lamb, Rachel C. Larkin, Kacie A. Mauch, Allerey Moffet, Samuel L. Nothiger, Robert Olsen, John A. Reynolds, Jason J. Rice, Shyanna L. Ridinger, Brinden M. Sanders, Robert L. Schatz, Paden W. Tyler

Talent, OR
Rachel W. Treiger

Tangent, OR
Cassidy A. Capilla, Nathan D. Cundiff, Sarah M. Lahanas, Christopher J. Moulton, Gwen Moulton, Nicholas D. Pugliese, Rebecca E. Robinson

Tao Yuan Hsien, China
Po Yuan Hsu

The Dalles, OR
Charles P. Cimmiyotti

Tidewater, OR
Tracy E. Douglas

Tigard, OR
Michael S. Allred

Toledo, OR
Jeremy R. Ehrman, Jon B. Howry, McKayla A. Wagner

Tualatin, OR
Chihiro Bruning, Meghan Shockloss, Dane R. Simonsen

Turner, OR
Angela M. Pence

Vale, OR
Jessica M. Alexander

West Hills, CA
Samantha E. Gilmore

Woodburn, OR
Artemy Efimoff

Xiajin, China
Lingmeng Kong

Yakima, WA
Annalise M. San Juan

YunCheng, China
Ruilin Bu

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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 April 7 and 9, 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 April 23, 30, May 7, 14, and 21, 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 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 April 14 through May 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. on the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, room CC-210.
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 April 10. Cost for the five sessions is $290 and includes a copy of the 11th Edition of the Oregon Contractors Reference Manual.  Register at LBCC Albany campus, Luckiamute building, room LM-126. Photo ID and payment required at registration.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Free Athletics Play Day for K-5th Students

A free Athletics Play Day for area youth will be held Friday, April 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC Athletics department and student-athletes will host K-5th grade students and their adult companions for an afternoon of games including baseball, basketball, volleyball, foot races, jumping, disc golf, a geo-caching scavenger hunt, foursquare, ping-pong and more. Equipment will be provided.

Representatives from the Portland Trailblazers, along with team mascot, “Blaze,” will be on hand during this free non-school day event.

This play day is free and open to children in grades K-5th grade. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event. For more information, contact LBCC Athletics at 541-917-4266.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LBCC Seminar: How to Market your Business to State Agencies

The seminar “How to Market Your Business to State Agencies” will be held April 2 from Noon to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Luckiamute Center, LM-130, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn what it takes to get the attention of state agencies, how to write your Capability Statement and apply for the Bid Match Program (G-COM), and how to find which solicitations are open for bidding. 

Seminar cost is $19. For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Anne Green at 541-917-4929. Sponsored by LBCC’s Small Business Development Center.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Pesticide Private Applicator Class

Pesticide Private Applicator class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting April 2.

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 Private Applicator will be held April 2 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and April 3 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-203/205, 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.

Tractor Safety Training Prepares Teens for Farm Jobs

Tractor Safety training will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Albany campus beginning March 23.

This three-day training prepares teen’s ages 14 to 18 for job opportunities on local farms in the coming months. The course emphasizes safety and was developed in accordance with federal regulations. Students and parents must sign a Liability Waiver/Indemnification form within 24 hours of registration.

Class will meet Monday thru Wednesday, March 23-25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. on the LBCC Albany campus, Forum building room F-113, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd.

Cost for this non-credit class is $96.50, which includes materials. Preregistration is required. Register early as class fills quickly. Students must be at least 14 years of age to register.

To register, contact LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840. Registration and waiver forms are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/tractor-safety.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MicroBiz Explore Class Offered

The class MicroBiz Explore will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College beginning April 7.

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 will be held Tuesday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC campus, in the Calapooia Center, room CC-213.

The 10-week class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning April 7. Cost is based on income. The fee is determined and paid at orientation.

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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

“Women Working in a Man’s World” Panel Discussion

“Women Working in a Man’s World,” a panel discussion featuring women who work in the criminal justice system, will be held at LBCC Thursday, March 5 from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Forum Building lecture hall, room-104.  

Panelist include Lebanon police officer Karin Lynn, Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility Program Director Alicia Buettner, Becky Reed and Erin Fox with Benton County Juvenile Corrections, and Marci Johnston with LBCC Career and Counseling Center.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the LBCC Criminal Justice Department. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Center for Accessibility Resources at 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 prior to the event.