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LBCC Names Distinguished Alumni

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Linn-Benton Community College has named former students Sara Krainik and Dan Segel as this year’s LBCC Distinguished Alumni.

The pair will be recognized at a Scholarship and Honor’s Reception held April 27 at the college.

Krainik, of Corvallis, is coordinator of Corvallis Arts Center ArtsCare Program. She attended LBCC from 1989 to 1991, taking graphic design and art classes.

Segel, of Portland, is president and co-founder of the Corvallis Knights Baseball team, and chairman of the board of the Knights Baseball Club.

Segel attended and played baseball at the University of Washington in 1984, then transferred to LBCC, attending and playing baseball from 1985 to 1986. He transferred to NW Missouri State, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, and earned all-Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors.

Krainik dedicates her time to mentoring artists and expanding the reach of art in our community. Her work includes expanding the ArtsCa…

LBCC Community Education Spring Classes

Personal Computer Essentials
This is the perfect class for those who have never touched a computer before and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction. Class goes at an easy pace and introduces working with Windows 7 and a brief introduction to email and the internet. Important to attend first class. This three-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 7 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost: $59.

Introduction to Facebook
This class is for beginners seeking to learn the basics of connecting with family and friends online. Learn to establish an account, set up your profile, and set security parameters. Basic computer and web browsing skills are necessary. Bring your smartphone or tablet if available. This three-week class meets Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. starting April 6 at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost: $59.

Free class: Spring Gardening
Spend your noon hour sharpening your gardening skills and learning new techniques in this free gardening …

LBCC Pesticides Laws and Safety class offered in Spanish

Pesticide Laws and Safety class for Spanish speakers will be held April 7 and 8 at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

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. This course may also be used for recertification credits.

Class meets April 7 and 8, 8 a.m. to 12 noon both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-103. Cost is $119.

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 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 2016. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Marshall W. Abbott, Jake Adams, Amanda E. Afshar, Austin R. Aguilera, Omar Y.  Al Habsi, Belaal A. Al-Aghbari, Abdullah A. Albohalika, Amanda R. Alden, Nicole R. Alexander, Jenna L. Alford, Faris Aljarbou, Marjorie G. Allen, Joshua M.  Alley, Mariah C. Alley, Sulaiman Almokhadab, Hannah G. Altimus, Jessica  Alvarez, Ian R. Anderson, Mohamed H. Ari, Jonah W. Armstrong, Kira A.  Armstrong, Donald W. Arndt, Kathleen M. Arndt, Samuel M. Aron, Jessica M.  August, Matthew A. Aulerich, Nathaniel M. Avery, Alexandria L. Babbitt, Natalia  C. Badger, Theodore J. Baglien, Diana Baker, Larry J. Baker, Kaitlyn Ball,  Tyler J. Bamber, Joshua R. Barnes, Nicholas W. Barnett, Nolan M. Bastendorff,  Stephanie A. Bate, Tara A. Bates, Tyler Bayne, Tina N. Beachboard, Chelsea C…

LBCC Professional Development Workshops

Business and Employer Services at Linn Benton Community College is offering the following Professional Development classes through May 26, part of the “Developing World Class Employees” series.

April 7, 8 a.m. – Noon
Dealing with Interpersonal and
Team Conflict
April 19, 8 a.m. – Noon
Managing Projects

May 10, 8 a.m. – Noon
Negotiating and Mediating
in the Workplace

May 17, 8 a.m. – Noon
Finance for Non Finance Managers

May 26, 8 a.m. – Noon
Difficult Conversations

Cost for these non-credit workshops are $89 per person, or $79 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at
541-917-4923 or 541-917-4926.

LBCC Holds Free Athletics Play Day for K-5th Students

A free Athletics Play Day for area youth in grades K-5th will be held Friday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Meet LBCC student athletes for a variety of games including basketball, volleyball, soccer, mini golf, juggling, plate spinning, building Rube Goldberg machines, and even some quidditch!

Get your photo taken with LBCC’s mascot, Rocky Roadrunner, and earn prizes for completing activities.

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

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 meets April 5 and 7 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 $79.  

QuickBooks I class is designed to help you set up an accounting system using QuickBooks 2015. This 10-hour class will meet April 14, 21, 28, May 5 and 12, from 2 to 3:50 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-202. Cost for this non-credit class is $219.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

Community Art classes in Albany, Corvallis, and Lebanon

A variety of art classes, including a few new ones, are being offered through LBCC Community Education starting March 28.

In the new class “Art & Etsy,” learn to polish your craft and sell your art. Bring your own product to polish up, or bring to life a new creation. Immerse yourself in product design and then create a catchy shop name and an inviting online presence. This one-day class meets Thursday, April 7 from 1 to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, and Friday, April 15 from 1 to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave, Corvallis, and Saturday, April 16 from 10 to 12:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $39.

The new class “Mosaic Mashup” helps you create a mosaic masterpiece from recycled materials. Incorporate paper, glass tiles, ceramic tiles, and a wide selection of other materials. Leave with your own unique piece of artwork. This one-day class meets Thursday, March 31 from 1 to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Cent…

LBCC Foreign Language, new classes offered spring term

Learn a foreign language or brush-up on your language skills, including sign language and a few new classes held through Community Education at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The new class Italian for Travelers offers basic language skills with emphasis on conversation, both speaking and listening to Italian in tourist situations, meeting people, shopping, directions, restaurants, hotels, and more. This eight-week class is held Tuesdays starting April 5 from 6 to 7:20 p.m. Cost is $89.

Spanish for Seniors, Level A/B helps you practice Spanish conversation with essential words, songs and phrases. Learn past, present, and future verb tenses. One term of previous Spanish experience recommended. This eight-week class is held Tuesdays starting March 29 from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. Cost is $65.

American Sign Language I is for anyone interested in learning American Sign Language and about deaf culture. This eight-week class is held Tuesdays starting March 29 from 6:30 …

Community Ed Computer Classes Spring Term

A variety of computer classes will be offered spring term through Community Education at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

Excel I  offers the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program, including the construction of formulas for math calculations, sorting, and basic functions for personal or professional use. Basic computer skills are required. This three-week class is held Tuesdays, starting March 29 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

Excel II is for students familiar with the basics, you will learn more functions, charts, adding comments and more. Basic computer skills are a required. This three-week class is held Tuesdays starting April 26 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

Excel III includes information on protecting your worksheets, advanced function use, integrating with other programs and templates. Basic computer skills are a required. This three-week class is held Tuesdays starting May 17 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

Mac Essentials  I helps you l…

Woodworking Classes for Adults, Including a New Class

Learn woodworking skills, from introduction to advanced, in Community Education classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College spring term.

The new class Intro to General Woodworking helps you learn basic woodworking skills, home shop safety, use of hand and power tools, and project cost estimation. Learn wood joinery used to make fine furniture and experience how to make a fun project. This five-week class meets Thursdays starting March 31 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at South Albany High School. Cost is $125.

General Woodworking adds to your basic woodworking skills. Students must have completed Intro to General Woodworking prior to enrolling in this class. Learn to make fine furniture and other projects. Complete one to two simple class projects with materials provided. This eight-week class is held Wednesdays starting March 30 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at South Albany High School. Cost is $125.

Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Making is for students who wish to design, repair or finish w…

LBCC Insider Staff News - March 18, 2016

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The LBCC Board of Educationvoted Wednesday to approve a tuition rate increase of 6 percent for both in-state and out-of-state, and 8 percent for international, effective summer term 2016. The increase will be used to help cover current program expenses, expand services, and help develop an ending fund balance of 10 percent. After two years without an increase, the projection for future tuition increases includes a 5 percent increase next year, and 3 percent annual increases after that. In-state tuition for 2016-17 school year will be $99.43 per credit hour, up from $93.80. Out-of-state tuition will be $231.12, up from $214, and international tuition will be $282.02, up from $251.80.

Veterinary Assistant programinstructorKaren Talbott and her service cat, Raider, received the
Oregon Humane Society Diamond Collar Award for Raider’s work assisting her and others with alerting for a diabetic condition. Raider is a regular in our Vet Assistant classes, where students learn about his detecti…

LBCC Benton Center holds variety of Computer Classes spring term

A variety of computer classes, including a few new classes, are being offered this spring through LBCC Benton Center Community Education, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis.

Excel I offers the basics of Microsoft's spreadsheet program, including the construction of formulas for math calculations, sorting, and basic functions for personal or professional use. Basic computer skills are required. This three-week class is held Thursdays starting March 31 from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. Cost is $59.

Excel II is for students familiar with the basics, you will learn more functions, charts, adding comments and more. Basic computer skills are a required. This three-week class is held Thursdays starting April 21 from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. Cost is $59.

Excel III includes information on protecting your worksheets, advanced function use, integrating with other programs and templates. Basic computer skills are a required. This three-week class is held Thursdays starting May 12 from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. Cost is $59.

Mac E…

New Language classes offered at LBCC Benton Center

Learn a foreign language or brush-up on your language skills, including sign language and a few new classes, at LBCC’s Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis spring term.

The new class, French, Beginning II emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with a novice to moderate knowledge of French. This five-week class is held Thursdays starting March 31 from 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. Cost is $59.

The new class, French, Beginning III emphasizes everyday conversation and grammar for students with a moderate knowledge of French. Course is suggested as a follow-up to Beginning French II, or for those with previous French experience. This five-week class is held Thursdays starting March 31st from 11 to 12:20 p.m. Cost is $59.

Intermediate French is an intermediate level class for students with at least one year of French or equivalent, with opportunities to develop proficiency in reading, writing and conversing, while exploring French history and culture. This eight-week class is he…

New Yoga Class: Yoga, Me and My Baby starts April 1

A new yoga class "Yoga: Me and My Baby” will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting April 1.

In this relaxed class, learn to regain your strength and flexibility, increase your energy, and improve your mood while your baby enjoys being with you. Bond with your little one and find community among other parents. All levels are welcome.

This ten-week class is held Fridays from 3 to 3:50 p.m. starting April 1 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $49.

For more information, email albany@linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

LBCC Student Named to Junior College Livestock Judging All American Team

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Linn-Benton Community College agricultural major Lindsey McPeake has been named to the 2015-16 Junior College Livestock Judging All American Team. 

The award recognizes the top 15 judging students in the nation and is based on the student’s judging ability and academic GPA. 

McPeake, from Bend, has a 3.63 GPA and will graduate in June with an associate’s degree in agricultural business management. She is the first member of LBCC’s Livestock Judging Team to be named to the Junior College All American Team, which takes into account contest results from competitions in Kansas City, Louisville, Denver and Houston.

McPeake plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business management.

Pet Portrait Painting Class Starts March 29

Learn how to paint your favorite pet in the class “Pet Portrait Painting” held through LBCC Community Education starting March 29.

Paint your pup, cat or any furry friend using your photo in this creative class. No experience necessary.

This three-week class meets Tuesdays from 9 to 10:50 a.m. starting March 29 at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. Cost is $55.

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

New Community Ed Classes: Photoshop Lightroom & Travel Photography classes

Two new photography classes will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting March 29.

"Adobe Photoshop Lightroom I" provides one easy application for managing, adjusting, and presenting large volumes of digital photographs. Learn tips, techniques and hands-on activities will help you become more productive and enjoy great photos.

This three-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting March 29 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave. Cost is $59.

The class "Travel Photography" will help you explore the basics of exposure, lighting, and composition and identify what equipment is practical for travel and how to pack and carry.

This three-week class meets Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m starting March 30 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $59

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

LBCC Foundations of Business Success Class

The class Foundations of Business Success will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College beginning April 5.

Learn how to create and assess a business plan for a start-up or new business in this 10-week course.  Other topics include: financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance needs, bookkeeping systems, market research, and exploring the lifestyle of a business owner. One-on-one advising included.

A free orientation will be held Tuesday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis, room BC-236.

The 10-week class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning April 5. 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.

New Business Management Class: Superior Customer Service

Learn how to separate your business from your competition in the class Superior Customer Service offered at Linn-Benton Community College.

Why give ordinary customer service when you can be extraordinary? Discover how to focus on the few essential elements that yield big results.

In this interactive class, we train your staff for you to ensure you have all the bases covered including how to ask the right questions, turn foes into friends, handle difficult situations, promote repeat business from the best customers and more.

Cost is $49 per person. This three-hour, one-day class will be held at three LBCC locations: Friday April 14, 9 to 11:50 a.m., LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis; Friday, April 22, 9 to 11:50 a.m., LBCC Albany Campus; and Friday April 29 from 9 to 11:50 a.m., LBCC Lebanon Center.

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

LBCC Lebanon & Sweet Home Community Education Classes

Get active, stay fit and learn some thing new in adult fitness and self-enrichment classes offered through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon and Sweet Home this spring.

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

Lebanon Classes

Mosaic Mashup
Create a mosaic masterpiece from recycled materials that grab your heart. Incorporating paper, glass tiles, ceramic tiles, and a wide selection of other materials, you will cultivate a mosaic treasure. Leave with an expanded skill set and your own unique piece of artwork. Class will be held March 31, 1-3:50 p.m. at LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost is $39.

General Woodworking
If you’re interested in learning to “do it yourself”, this is the class for you. Complete two simple class projects with materials provided. Bring your own ear protection and safety glasses. Safety …

LBCC offers Wildland Firefighting Class

A class in basic wildland firefighting will be held at Linn-Benton Community College starting April 22.

This five-day class meets April 22, 23, 24, 30 and May 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Upon class completion, students receive a certificate, which may be beneficial when applying for positions with private wildland firefighting contractors, the Oregon Department of Forestry, the US Forest Service, or rural and city fire departments.

Cost for the class is $285 and includes books and supplies. For more information or to register, call 541-917-4923 or email ottor@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Students Named to OCCA All Oregon Academic Team

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Two Linn-Benton Community College students have been named to the Oregon Community College Association All Oregon Academic Team.

Economics major Taylor Megy, of Corvallis, and psychology and political science dual major Chelsey Mick, of Corvallis, will be honored at a luncheon with Governor Kate Brown April 27.

Megy is an active member of LBCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll Society, and serves as an intern with the Oregon legislature and as a member of the college Progression Management Council. He is a member of the LBCC ROV Club and the Board Game Club, and volunteers at Linn-Benton Food Share.

Mick is also an active member of LBCC Phi Theta Kappa and is part of the LBCC Student Government. She is founder and officer LBCC’s Human and Civil Rights Club, and is an active member in several college clubs including Gay Straight Alliance and Active Minds, and serves as a psychology and sociology tutor.

Both students will receive a plaque from the OCCA and a $1,000 scholarship from the univers…

Driver Education Class Registration is Open

Reserve a seat now for Driver Education courses held in March and April through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education.

Skills participants receive can be life saving. Course includes Oregon State mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a one-time parent/student orientation plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Classes will be held in Albany, Corvallis and Sweet Home. Cost for the course is
$265 for ages 17 and under, $445 for ages 18 and over.

Upon successful completion of the course, students under the age of 18 may qualify for a car skills testing waiver when obtaining their Oregon driver’s license. 

To register or for more information go to www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education, call 541.917.4849 or pick up a packet at any LBCC location. Submit a completed packet, fee, bring original driver permit and one copy of your permit.

Free Going Into Business Seminar

Learn what it takes to launch and run a successful small business in Oregon at the free seminar "Going Into Business" March 8, 1 p.m.-3:15 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave, Corvallis.

Topics such as financing, marketing, pricing, prospective customers, rules, regulations and more are introduced in such a way that first-time entrepreneurs can glimpse the reality of becoming a business owner. Get the basic information needed to begin planning your own successful business.

For more information or to register, contact Anne Green at 541-917-4929.

LBCC High School Industrial Skills Contest Winners Announced

Albany, OR; Approximately 220 students from 21 Oregon high schools, including from as far away as Baker City, competed in the annual High School Industrial Skills Contest held March 3 at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany.

Students competed in contests for commuter aided drafting and design (CADD), machine tool milling and turning and several types of welding technology. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony following the competition.

1st- 3rd place winners

Computer Aided Drafting and Design– 2D
1st    Tristan Jones    Junction City High School       
2nd    Casey Poe    Baker High School
3rd    Mason Tomac    Baker High School

Computer Aided Drafting and Design – 3D
1st    Anice Teel    Thurston High School       
2nd    Mackenzie Green    Roseburg High School
3rd    Joey Sherpa    Center for Advanced Learning

Machine Tool Technology-Turning
1st    Casey Waldbridge    Stayton High School       
2nd    Shane McCarty    Stayton High School
3rd    Solemon Sorokin    Rex Pu…