Thursday, December 8, 2016

LBCC Insider Staff News

Jayme Frazier
Congratulations to Head Volleyball Coach Jayme Frazier and team on an undefeated regular season – landing a 2nd place finish in the NWAC playoffs. In addition, Coach Frazier was named NWAC Southern Region 2016 Coach of the Year, and player Chase Bohman was named NWAC South MVP, players Alyvia Sams and Montanna Gubrud were named 1st Team All-Stars, and player Mindy Wilmes was named 2nd Team All-Star. 

The college kicked-off its 50th Anniversary with cake in the Commons Tuesday, December 6, which marks the day in 1966 that Linn and Benton county voters voted by a 2 to 1 margin to establish the college. Speakers at the event included local business man and founding college board member Russell Tripp. Watch for future announcements to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college's first classes in September 1967.
Three LBCC faculty members recently had their writings published. An article by English faculty Chris Riseley titled “Allow Students to Pursue Their Interests in the Library Databases” was published in the higher education online publication The Teaching Professor, and one of his poems, “To Be Part of This,” was published in The English Journal of Poetry Anima. Christy Stevens, Education/Child and Family Studies faculty, had her poem titled “Revival” published in the literary journal The Timberline Review. And, English faculty member Karelia Stetz-Waters has published her fifth book, titled “For Good,” by Forever Yours, Grand Central Publishing.

The LBCC Nursing Alumni Association sponsored its first Willamette Valley Nursing Education Forum November 9, with 40 area nurses and nursing students attending. The forum not only provides much-needed continuing nursing education, it’s also an excellent way to build relationships with alumni and local nurses. The Nursing Alumni Association has already scheduled its next forum for November 1 at the new Healthcare Occupations Center in Lebanon.

The Livestock Judging Team, led by animal science faculty member Rick Klampe, earned overall high team in the Performance Cattle Division at the 2016 North American Livestock Exposition competition held in Louisville, Kentucky in November.  Photo, front, from left: Students Nathan Johnson, Johnathan Kelley, Juan Gavette, Junia Baglien, and Cody Wafford. Back row, from left: Contest superintendent Larry Wilson, student Kyle Kerlee, faculty and team advisor Rick Klampe, and assistant contest superintendent Luke Epley.

Choral Director Raymund Ocampo and LBCC music students have teamed up with the Albany Boys and Girls Club to form the clubs first choir. This first-of-its-kind project provides teaching opportunities for LBCC music majors while giving an outlet for Boys and Girls Club kids who are interested in music.

Students in LBCC’s International Studies program, led by social science faculty member Scott McAleer, attended the Northwest Model United Nations conference held in Seattle in November. LBCC was one of two community college’s represented at the conference, which hosts several hundred students from around the world. The students engaged in issues such as climate change, poverty, disease, refugee crises, global conflict and trade as they learned to build political coalitions, draft legislation and present in front of committees including the General Assembly, World Health Organization and the World Humanitarian Summit.
Matt Helget, Simon Hutton, Pennie Littou, Miguel Mendoza
and Paige Kopa represented the countries of  Sao Tome,
Principe and Suriname at the United Nations conference.
Next time you’re out and about, stop by the Luckiamute building and check out the new GED wall wrap, installed to help direct students to the correct office.



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

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