Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LBCC Names Distinguished Alumni

Sara Krainik
Dan Segel
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 ArtsCare program, which places artists in a medical environment to work with patients, offers workshops to cancer survivors, and utilizes artists’ talents to beautify and humanize medical environments.

Krainik also volunteers her design, production and marketing services to the Arts Center, including pro bono branding for the organization. She is a volunteer for the Arts Center “Chocolate Fantasy” fundraiser, serving five years as a board member, and has donated design work to the Corvallis Clinic’s “Puttin’ on the Pink” fundraiser to combat cancer.

Krainik has conducted countless personal fundraisers to support local non-profits in our communities, contributing to fund art and bring joy to those who need it most. She also serves as a mentor to LBCC graphic design students.

Segel has been the driving force behind the reinstatement of the LBCC’s baseball program and the redesign of LBCC athletic programs to emphasize completion and community engagement for all student-athletes attending the college.

A former member of LBCC’s baseball team, Segel now leads LBCC’s Athletics Advisory Board and has been essential in fundraising and community outreach efforts, which includes personal financial support of college programs. He has made substantive efforts in the baseball community to support LBCC baseball, and is a guide and mentor to LBCC staff in the construction and operation of effective athletic programs to support students.

Segel co-founded the Aloha Knights, now Corvallis Knights, as a semi-pro team in 1990. The team was incorporated in 2002 and renamed Knights Baseball Club, which became a collegiate baseball club in 2005. The club relocated from Gresham to Corvallis in 2007, and was renamed the Corvallis Knights.  The club has grown as one of the most winning baseball clubs in the West Coast League.

Through Segel’s leadership, the Knights are committed to providing a place for college baseball players to develop their talents, while providing the community with high-quality and affordable sports entertainment during the summer.

Segel serves as coach of Wilshire Little League and Grant Youth Baseball Club. He’s a board member of the Old Timer’s Baseball Association of Portland and the Aloha High School Baseball Alumni Association. He also is a former board member for both the Corvallis Arts and Culture Commission and Visit Corvallis. Segel was inducted into the Northwest Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2005.

LBCC’s Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2005 to recognize former students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their professions or through service to their communities. Krainik and Segel join 30 others who have received the award.

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 class. Class meets four Tuesdays from 12 to 12:50 p.m. starting April 5 at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost: free.

New Class: Arts & Etsy
Learn how to polish your craft and sell your art in this workshop that inspires you to get creative and then get down to business. Bring your own product to polish up, or discover your inner artist and bring to life a new creation. Learn product design and how to create a catchy shop name and an inviting online presence. Class meets Thursday, April 7, from 1 to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost: $39.

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

Monday, March 28, 2016

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.  Bean, Samantha Beck, Kelly J. Becker, Taylor J. Beecher, John E. Beekman, Jason  Belcher, Alexandra Bell, Katrina Bennett, Kory W. Bennett, Todd D. Bentley,  Megan A. Bernards, Rex Betterly, Shawn J. Bevins, Lauren Biamont, Jonathan B.  Bidwell, Correen E. Bielman, Ronald R. Bilyeu, Kathleen E. Binkley, Jacob I.  Birchard, Forrest A. Birdwell, Austin G. Bitz, Chandlyr Bivens, Jared Blake,  Adam J. Boll, Madison K. Bonawitz, Shawn S. Bonnichsen, Margaret Bootsma,  Melvin S. Boss, Travis Boss, Erik Bourque, Katelyn A. Boyce, Joshua D. Boyer,  Megen R. Bradfield, Zachary Brandt, Cynthia I. Brenner, Kevin L. Brewington,  Uta Briggs, Shannah L. Britt, Melvin E. Brittain, Amy R. Broderick, Haleigh  Brown, Justin W. Brown, Laura B. Brown, Chihiro Bruning, Richelle A. Brunson,  Conner L. Buchert, Kaylee M. Buhrkuhl, Linh T. Bui, Karlie D. Bullis, Rachael  A. Burger, Benjamin M. Burkley, Erin L. Butler, Erick M. Cabrales-Hinojosa,  Jose Caldera-Ibarra, Joshua M. Campbell, Kaitlin M. Campbell, Leonard J.  Campbell, Natalie M. Cantrell, Christy M. Capilla, Sylas B. Caputo, Heriberto  Cardenas, Anna M. Carlson, James A. Carpenter, Edward P. Carr, Veasna Chan,  Austin D. Chatwood, Erik Chavez, Johnny Chen, Sadie J. Chestnutt, Gary L.  Chilcott, Carolina Chong-Ramos, Joshua C. Chorum, Sydney L. Christopherson,  James R. Cihak, Charles P. Cimmiyotti, Austin J. Clark, Benjamin A. Clark, Kyle  R. Clark, Sandra L. Clark, Richard E. Clarke III, Lucas B. Clayton, Elisabeth  D. Clevenger, Bethany F. Clugston, Snow H. Clyde, Yvonne E. Cochran, Barbara J.  Coldiron, Matthew T. Collins, Kara Jo A. Cone, Hana L. Conner, Jason L. Conner,  Kaily A. Cook, Cayla L. Coonc, Jordan R. Cooper, Jhoana L. Coronado, Kayla  Correia, Robert W. Counts, Cameron R. Cox, Kristin Y. Craven, Kelley Crider,  Krystina L. Crimi, Elena S. Crone, Madison Crouse, Lillian T. Cruikshank,  Austin G. Culver, Nathan D. Cundiff, Houston M. Cunningham, Loki Cuthbert, Eric  A. Cutter, Amanda Dalkenberg, Joanna Danias-Talesky, Garron A. Davis Gray,  Guillermo De La Torre, Ty O. Deckwa, Ashton K. DeFilippis, Molly J. DelCurto,  Isaac Denbo, Mickayla S. Dennis, Kiana G. Denny, Ethan N. Dooley, Andrew R.  Dowling, Matthew C. Drace, Mary E. Dray, Adam R. Drop, Nathan J. Duda, Steven  J. Dumas, Angela K. Duncan, Adriann M. Dunham, Calvin C. Dunn, Jenny L.  Dunning, Kyia M. Duvall, Erika D. Dyer, Jeremy R. Ehrman, Aaron S. Elliott,  Briana Ellis, Abbigail J. Elza, Vanessa Escobedo, Kathryn R. Evans, Lane Evans,  Emily D. Everetts, Sarah M. Fairchild, Ryker A. Faren, Dylan J. Farley, Hannah  R. Farnes, Kyle S. Fenderson, Alex L. Fenton, Hannah R. Ferguson, Alyson R.  Fewless, Michelle R. Fieland, Mary S. Fischer, Nicole L. Fish, Kevin P.  Fitzgibbon, Javin B. Fleshman, Joel O. Fontanos, Caleb A. Forrest, Christopher  J. Forum, Hanna G. Foshay, Isak G. Foshay, Hunter L. Foster, Andrew Frank,  Bradley M. Freshour, Bryan A. Fry, Kaela M. Fuller, Christopher Gagneaux, Faith  I. Gandy, Nicole L. Gangewer, Carissa A. Garcia, Juan S. Gavette, Jacynda H.  Gavin, Kellee Gerard, Daniel Gibbel, Daniel Gibbons, Zachary B. Gilbert,  Matthew E. Gilberts, Kayla N. Gingerich, Alexandra K. Glenn, Lashae A. Goff,  Heron F. Golfetto-Dorr, Dana C. Gonzales, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jaqueline Gonzalez,  Emily Goodykoontz, Amanda Grant, Jaimie R. Green, Cassie L. Greene, Dylan C.  Griffin, Justin J. Griffin, Jessica R. Grinstead-Blair, Whitney M. Grizzle,  John Gross, Derek J. Guenther, Kelly S. Guenther, Mathew Guilliams, Bistra V.  Gyaourova, Caoilinn Haggerty, Shawna M. Hagner, Garrett C. Haley, Daniel K.  Hall, Kendra R. Hall, Peter J. Hall, Daniel M. Hamlett, Justin Hammond, Robert  Hancock, Kevin R. Hand, Zoe M. Hans, David J. Harold, Calvin K. Harris, Ryan R.  Harrison, Rachel K. Hauser, Sidney M. Hayes, Jessica M. Haynes, Christopher K.  Hays, Rusty L. Hays, Kaytlynn B. Henderson, Samantha I. Hergenroeder, Madelin  D. Herman, Michael Hernandez, Sandra M. Herrera, Justin R. Herry, McKenzie  Hershfelt, Colter W. Hessel, Rick W. Heuser, Ryan A. Hewes, Derek M. Hill,  Marie A. Hill, Stephanie A. Hitt, Mallory J. Hixson, Cory J. Hochstetler, Emma  L. Hodge, Matthew M. Hoffman, Alyssa R. Holder, Jonathan L. Holeman, Rylan E.  Holley, Robert J. Holstein, Benjamin Hood, Samantha Hooper, Nolan R. Hopkins,  Brooke A. Horning, Mariam R. Horton, Christopher S. Houck, Adam J. House,  Jessica L. Howell, Liping Hu, Ryan L. Hubby, Cody Hufeld, Derek Huff, Parker E.  Huffman, Delbert Hunt, Jessica M. Hurst, Garrett B. Immel, Megan R. Ireland,  Kyle S. Iv, Donald A. Jackson, Hayley B. Jackson, Brandon M. Jacobson, Jordan  A. Jacobus-Sewell, Safiya Jameel, Kelly E. Janzen, Cheryllynn E. Johnson,  Coralee J. Johnson, Jacob L. Johnson, Mark W. Johnson, Maxmiriana Johnson,  Morgan M. Johnson, Walter C. Johnson, Madison A. Joki, Aubree L. Jones, Zachary  P. Jones, Keri A. Jorgenson, Anthony Kahn, Ilex L. Karstens, Caitlin G. Kauer,  Lara C. Keaton, Christopher A. Keil, Emily L. Keller, Brittany A. Kelly, Shane  W. Kelly, Andrew D. Kelso, Benjamin A. Kelso, Asa M. Kerr, Lydeea S. Kersey,  Utkarsh Khetan, Katrina M. Kildea, Trenton L. Kilgore, Mekayla Kindle, Nathan  D. Kinkade, Raquel G. Kinser, Rachel E. Kleint, Samuel E. Knight, Daniel J.  Knott, Luke B. Knutson, Philip M. Koch, Kristina Koeppe, Melissa E. Koeppe,  Jonah R. Koerner, Holly A. Koltvedt, Chris R. Kropf, Tara Kuebrich, Stephen L.  Kyker, Allison D. Lamplugh, Ryan A. Lance, John B. Lanehart, Ana K. Lara, Brad  N. Larsen, Hannah R. Lawrence, Robert W. Lawrence, Delphine M. Le Brun Colon,  Sara A. Leathers, Desiree M. Leon, Brittany J. Leslie, David J. Leslie, Kendal  G. Libra, Krystal A. Lightle, Thomas Lilly, Susan Lindsey, Jasmine M.  Linebaugh, Tyger J. Liner, Keegan Ling, Rosalie S. Lingo, Shane Lissy, Sarah J.  Lister, Robert Lochbaum, Brittney Logan, Federico D. Lopez, Mariah R. Lopez  Boothe, Emily Lorang, Teresa C. Lundy, Bryce S. Lynn, Talia M. Lynn, Morgan A.  Magnuson, Nicole L. Magnuson, Jeffrey A. Mahoney, John D. Maine, Lydia M.  Maine, Bryan L. Mangrum, Anah M. Manoukian, Katherine Manson, Trisha K.  Marshall, Shyla E. Marske, Roger J. Martin, Jessie Martinez, Jeremiah J.  Massari, Jackie J. Matson, Esther Matthews, Christofer L. Mattox, Emily C.  Mattson, Phoebe May, Bailey Mcallister, Sean T. Mcaulay, Paige C. McBride, Kyle  D. McCollum, Rachel M. McCoy, Cassius L. Mccray, Tyler McDonald, Andrea A.  McGarry, Jacob C. McGarry, Ryan T. Mcgoldrick, Angelina R. McIntyre, Joshua  Mckenzie, Whitney M. McLain, Erin M. Mclean, Ashley R. McLeod, Eryn McNeil,  Anne L. Meador, Efren Medina, Marina M. Medina-Garcia, Margot L. Meehan, Taylor  J. Megy, Barton H. Meier, Miranda R. Mendenhall, Robert K. Mercado, Grant L.  Merola, Susan Metzger, Sarah N. Meyers, Chelsey F. Mick, Amelia G. Miller,  Ashley A. Miller, Cynthia L. Miller, Katrina N. Miller, Brittany Mills, Diane  M. Mitchell, Corina R. Mitzel, Brock Moffet, Rachel M. Moll, Keegan C.  Monterubio, Shawna L. Moore, Madison E. Moothart, Johnathan Morales, Miranda  Morehead, Corbin A. Morgan, Julie P. Morgan, Lily M. Morgan, Madeleine Morgan,  Rachel G. Morris, S. Ashley Morris, Brian W. Morrissette, Rachel K. Mortensen,  Sarah L. Mortensen, Gwen Moulton, Jenni G. Munoz-Lopez, Jarred D. Muscutt,  Sarah E. Nasshahn, Graciela I. Navarro, Anthony Needham, Jesse E. Nelson, Osten  P. Nelson, Jensen L. Neuman, Michael A. Newey, Michael V. Newhouse, Phan T.  Nguyen, Philip P. Nguyen, Alex R. Nobiletti, Matthew Noble, Monty W. Norris,  Oliver T. Nyberg, Alejandro P. Olarra, Emma A. Olson, Olivia Ortiz Castro,  Aaron M. Osborn, Raushell M. Palmer, Tyler R. Palmer, Taylor R. Pasvantis, Roma  Patel, Charles M. Patrick, Ethan J. Patterson, Samuel M. Patterson, Skylar S.  Paul, Raquel A. Paz, Giana R. Pearson, Chelsea N. Peaslee, Devin L. Peckfelder,  Corey A. Pedigo, James D. Perdue, Andrew J. Perry, Kody J. Peterson, Nelson  Peterson, Kaitlynn A. Pettit, Justin B. Phillips, Payge M. Phinney, Shannon N.  Pickard, Brittny L. Pippin, Taylor J. Poppitz, Gracie Potter, Neil Pound, Anna  N. Powell, Jodi M. Pozder, Jillianne M. Presley, Hannah R. Price, Shilo R.  Price, Johannah M. Priesing, Jacob S. Pscheidt, Lucas E. Pscheidt, Michael D.  Puchalla, Abigail L. Pyeatt, Tony Quirarte, Amanda J. Raiter, Michael P. Rank,  Jacob T. Rappe’, Celeste A. Ray, Lawrenze R. Raymundo, Trevor J. Read, Tyler M.  Read, Rebecca C. Reeves, Marissa L. Relf, Ashley Renz, Molly C. Reynolds,  Kendall J. Rice, Michael S. Rice, Kyle L. Rickard, Daniel C. Ricker, Bayli R.  Riggs, Alisha S. Rinehart, Aaron Rito, Laura S. Rivera, Marley R. Roberts,  Chenoa I. Robertson, Rylan J. Rogers, Tammy G. Roles, Tyler J. Romeo, Tess  Rosecrans, Christina M. Royce, Sean M. Royce, Savanna M. Rucker, Alyssa R.  Ruisbroek, Sophia Ruiz, Lindsey Russell, Daniel Salazar-Garcia, Alyvia B. Sams,  Annalise M. San Juan, Eva M. Sanches, Ashley E. Santana, Ansumana Sanyang,  Carmela M. Scafidi, Mike A. Schallig, Benjamin Scheele, Derek A. Scheele, Jesse  D. Schell, Tiffani Scherr, Arthur L. Schoenberger, Hannah L. Schrock, Kristin  L. Schuck, Ian M. Scott, Kelsey M. Seitzinger, Ashley A. Seymour, Donald M.  Seymour, Elisha W. Shannon, Matthew C. Shelton, Catherine L. Shields, Jacob  Shook, Calla M. Shrode, Christie Shum, Karliann M. Sloan, Nathan A. Slocombe,  Lexi G. Smallwood, Amanda M. Smith, Bryce M. Smith, Jeannine L. Smith, Judah E.  Smith, Kenzie G. Smith, Nicholas V. Smith, Cary J. Solmi, Damon E. Solomos,  Carlie C. Somatis, Lily Son, Nicholas A. Sonka, Catherine Soto, James D. Spang,  Kristina L. Speed, Stephanie Spence, Elizabeth J. Spencer, Katelynn L. Spencer,  Justus S. St. Clair, Bobby Staneart, Sierra M. Starns, Erica W. Steele, Gina M.  Stefani, Taylor M. Steffens, James B. Steinbacher, Jake Stevens, Tammy R.  Stewart, Alyssa L. Stillian, Leah A. Stingley, Michael D. Stokesbary, Corrine  A. Stone, Thomas G. Stone, Espen Stormo, Jason H. Stoudenmeyer, Gabriel D.  Sudyka, Rebekah R. Suing, Darby-Kaye M. Sullivan, Jasmine J. Suyematsu, Steven  M. Swafford, Erik J. Swanson, Stephanie D. Swing, Bailee K. Tally, Aylmer Tan,  Russel P. Tasker, Caitlan Taylor, Caleb F. Taylor, Lindsay Taylor, Reis M.  Taylor, Jessica Tenbusch, Ryan J. Thackeray, Jeremy I. Thoennes, Carolyn J.  Thom, Jordan E. Thompson, My N. Tran, Rachel W. Treiger, Sarah L. Tunstill,  Jeremy N. Turetzky, Kyle J. Tyler, Sarrha R. Uffelman, Samual Z. Ullrich,  Hannah M. Van Hoosen, Melissa J. Vaughan, Frederick Vedder, Stephanie Vidrio,  Kyle O. Vinson, Cassidy L. Visconti, Dallas V. Visser, Jamie L. Vorce, Jessica  M. Voyles, Cristianna M. Waite, Travis L. Walcott, Abigail R. Wallace, LaRae D.  Wallace, Tyler P. Warner, Briana L. Warth, Robert H. Way, Kaitlyn A. Weaver,  Shelby R. Weiland, Morgan Weimer, Sarah E. Weishaupt, Bambi J. Wells, Diana M.  Whaley, Samuel D. Whipple, Whitney L. Whitacre, Haley N. White, Troianne M.  Wilkinson, Gyneth A. Williams, Jason G. Williams, Jeremy O. Williams, Jonathan  A. Williams, Scott A. Williams, Alexander H. Wilson, Zack D. Wilson, Landon J.  Wiltsey, Benjamin J. Winnett, Joshua R. Winnett, Emilea Witt, Jill A. Wolske,  Justin Womack, Martisha D. Woodall, Cheyenne C. Workman, Sean P. Wuilliez,  Trevor C. Wurster, Alisha A. Wyman, Tianru Xu, Kayla M. Yarbrough, Eric Yoder,  Guillermo A. Zambrano, Courtney A. Zeek, Nikolas R. Zeek, Robert R. Zehnder,  David J. Zenone, Yuting Zhou 


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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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.

Monday, March 21, 2016

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 Center. Friday, April 8 from 1 to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, and Saturday, April 9 from 10 to 12:50 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $39.

In Expressive Watermedia, learn watercolor and acrylic in hands-on exploration of color theory and design to learn how to control medium – water, paper, pigment and brushes. This eight-week class is held Thursdays starting March 31 from 9 to 11:20 a.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, Corvallis. Cost is $99.

In the class Watercolor Painting - Beginning, learn to use pigment, water, paper and brushes. This eight-week class is held Mondays starting March 28 from 2 to 3:50 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 NW Water St. Cost is $79.

In the class Watercolor Painting, Intermediate/Advanced everything that is learned in the beginning class is taken to the next level including many new and challenging techniques. This eight-week class is held Wednesdays starting March 30 from 9:30 to 11:20 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center. Cost is $79.

The class “Corks and Canvas” lets you explore your artistic talent while enjoying the atmosphere of a local winery. Receive step-by-step instruction, supplies, and your first glass of wine for inspiration (or age appropriate beverage). This one-day class in held Thursday, April 28 from 6 to 8:20 p.m. at Marks Ridge Winery, Lebanon. Cost is $39.

The class You Can Paint Acrylics provides the basics of design and acrylic painting with professional muralist, Victoria Knight. Take home a completed beach landscape scene to keep, or give as a gift. This one-day class is held Friday, April 29 from 10 to 2:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center. Cost is $65.

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 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 to 8:20 p.m. Cost is $99.

American Sign Language II is for those ready for silent communication through games and group interaction. Two terms of ASL or permission of instructor required. This eight-week class is held Tuesdays starting March 29 from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. Cost is $99.

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.

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 learn to understand the essential elements of the Mac operating system, discover the basic layout of OS X, and learn tips and shortcuts for navigating your computer, as well as the basics of word processing and printing. This three-week class is held on Mondays starting March 28 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

Mac Essentials II continues with productivity applications like contacts, calendar, mail, and Safari (internet). This three-week class is held Mondays starting April 18 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

Mac Essentials III reached the essentials of iPhoto and iCloud and how to back up your computer with Time Machine. This three-week class is held Mondays starting May 9 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

Personal Computer Essentials I is designed to go at an easy pace. Includes identifying the various parts of the computer, how to turn it on and off and use the mouse and keyboard. Also introduces working with Windows 7, and a brief intro to email and the Internet. This three-week class is held Mondays starting March 28 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $49.

Personal Computer Essentials II helps you learn how to surf the web using an internet search engine. Setup an e-mail account, draft and send an e-mail to a family member. Explore Facebook to find and connect with far away friends. Finally, learn tips and tricks for keeping your computer safe and virus free. This three-week class is held Mondays starting April 18 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $49.

Personal Computer Essentials III play your own CD's, or download play digital music. Play DVD's on your PC, and learn stream helpful "how to" YouTube videos. Use your computer to upload, organize, and edit photos from your phone or camera. Finally, share your photos with friends and family online. This three-week class is held Mondays starting May 9 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $49.

The new class Buying and Selling on EBay lets you 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. This three-week class is held Tuesdays starting March 29 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

The new class Google Apps for You helps you 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. This two-week class is held Tuesdays starting April 19 from 5 to 6:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

View online classes at http://bit.ly/LBCConlineclass

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.

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 wood home furnishings. Open shop class for experienced woodworkers. Students must have completed General Woodworking class. This eight-week class is held Wednesdays starting March 30 from 6 to 8:50 a.m. at South Albany High School. Cost is $125.

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.

Friday, March 18, 2016

LBCC Insider Staff News - March 18, 2016

The LBCC Board of Education voted 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 program instructor Karen Talbott and her service cat, Raider, received the
Karen Talbott with
Raider and KGW
meteorologist Matt Zaffino.
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 detecting skills. The Human Society featured Raider in a video, which includes images of LB students in class. Check out Raider's video!                        
The College Advancement Marketing office won a bronze Paragon Award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations for our college radio ad, which has aired on local radio stations over the past year. The Paragons are open to more than 650 community college and technical college marketing and public relations offices across the United States and Canada.

Danny Aynes (left), director of Enrollment Services, and
Dale Stowell, executive director, College Advancement accepted
the award at NCMPR's conference March 14.

Agricultural Business Management student Lindsey McPeake was 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. 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.

LBCC Livestock Judging Team at Denver competition.
Left, back row: LBCC Ag instructor Clay Weber and
Lindsey McPeake, 2nd from left.

Human Resources Board Report
New Hires, Separations, Promotions & Transfers:
http://po.linnbenton.edu/boardmeeting/3_16_16BoardPacketAgenda/HR%20Board%20-%20March%202016.pdf

 
The Insider is published by the LBCC Advancement Office
Writer/Editor: Lori Fluge-Brunker, Communications Specialist, College Advancement

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 Essentials I helps you understand the essential elements of the Mac operating system and discover the basic layout of OS X. Learn tips and shortcuts for navigating your computer, as well as the basics of word processing and printing. This three-week class is held Wednesdays starting March 30 from 7 to 8:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

Mac Essentials II continues with productivity applications like contacts, calendar, mail, and Safari (internet). This three-week class is held Wednesdays starting April 20 from 7 to 8:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

Mac Essentials III reached the essentials of iPhoto and iCloud and how to back up your computer with Time Machine. This three-week class is held Wednesdays starting May 11 from 7 to 8:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

The new class 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 to become more productive and enjoy great photos. This three-week class held Tuesdays starting March 29 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

The new class Buying and Selling on EBay let’s you 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. This three-week class is held Mondays starting April 4 from 6:30 to 7:50 p.m. Cost is $59.

View online classes at http://bit.ly/LBCConlineclass

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 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 held Tuesdays starting March 29 from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m. Cost is $89.

Italian, Beginning is an introduction to speaking Italian with emphasis on essential travel phrases. Listen, practice speaking, read, write and sing in Italian as you learn basic language structure. This eight-week class is held Tuesdays starting March 29 from 7 to 8:50 p.m. Cost is $99.

Conversational Italian helps you use what you've learned and practice using common vocabulary and present tense verbs, asking and answering everyday and travel questions. Basic understanding of Italian language required. This eight-week class is held Wednesdays starting March 30 from 2 to 3:50 p.m. Cost is $99.

Spanish, Beginning teaches basic everyday conversation for students with little or no previous Spanish experience. This eight-week class is held Wednesdays starting March 30th from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. Cost is $99.

Spanish, Beginning B is basic conversation for everyday use. For students with one term of Spanish experience. This eight-week class held Mondays starting March 28 from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. Cost is $99.

Spanish, Intermediate/Advanced helps you speak entirely in Spanish as you study grammar and practice Spanish conversation in groups. Also explores culture and language through stories, proverbs, poems and songs of Latin America and Spain. This eight-week class is held on Wednesdays starting March 30 from 9 to 10:50 a.m. Cost is $89.

American Sign Language I is for anyone interested in learning American Sign Language and about deaf culture. Even-numbered chapters will be covered spring term. This eight-week class is held on Thursdays starting March 31 from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. Cost is $99.

American Sign Language II is for those ready for silent communication through games and group interaction. Two terms of ASL or permission of instructor required. This eight-week class is held on Thursdays starting March 31 from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. Cost is $99.

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 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.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

LBCC Student Named to Junior College Livestock Judging All American Team

LBCC Livestock Judging Team at Denver competition.
Left, back row: LBCC Ag instructor Clay Weber with
Lindsey McPeake, 2nd from left.
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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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.

Monday, March 14, 2016

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 orientation is required prior to tool use.Class starts March 31, and meets on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:20 p.m. at East Linn Christian Academy. Cost is $99.

Easy Cardio Fitness
A beginning level exercise program for general fitness and body trimming. Designed for mature adults, those with health limitations or those who want a gentle workout of stretching, range of motion exercises and modified cardio movements. Ten-week class meets Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9-9:50 a.m. starting March 28 at Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $99.

Better Bones & Balance
Reap the benefits OSU Bone Research Lab studies have shown. Improve your balance, flexibility and coordination and increase muscle tone and overall body fitness. This exercise program significantly slows the rate of bone loss in adults of all ages. Ten-week class meets Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 8-8:50 a.m. starting March 28 at Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $99.

Yoga
Increase strength and flexibility while learning tools to calm your mind and soothe your spirit. Learn yoga poses that develop balance, proper breathing, and relaxation techniques. Ten-week class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20 p.m. starting March 28 at Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $69.

POUND™
POUND™ is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, and isometric movements to strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique all while rocking out to your favorite music! Class starts March 29, and meets on Tuesdays at Lebanon Senior Center, 5:30-6:20pm. $39 for 10 weeks.

LINE DANCE
Learn to dance to a variety of music including Country/Western, 50’s and Latin. No partner needed. Dancers must wear shoes with a smooth sole. Ten-week class meets Tuesdays from 1:30-2:50 p.m. starting March 29 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $65.

Complete Country Dance
Learn a variety of couples pattern dances and line dances in this combination class that requires no partner. Wear smooth soled shoes for easy foot movement. Ten-week class meets Tuesdays from 6:30-7:50 p.m. starting March 29 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $65.

Playing Music Together
Gain confidence in your stringed instrument skills as you learn to play bluegrass, country and old time music with others. Bring your stringed instrument. Ten-week class meets Wednesdays from 6-7:50 p.m.starting March 30 at the Lebanon Center. Cost is $79.

Life Stories
Your own life stories and those of your family members are treasures that need to be preserved as carefully as photos. Recall and recount family history in your narrative style with enhancement of detail, description and dialogue. Ten-week class meets Wednesdays from 2-3:50 p.m. starting March 30 at the Lebanon Center. Cost is $69.

Dog Training
Are you training your dog or is your dog training you? Learn how to positively motivate your dog to respond quickly despite distractions and to reliable come when called. Veterinary shot records and dog history form are required. Email lebanon@linnbenton.edu for forms. Five-week class meets Thursdays from 6:30-7:20 p.m. starting March 31 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Cost is $49.

Sweet Home

Quilters Workshop
Come and join the fun! This term we are doing a quilt call Rare Gems, a traditional quilt pattern that uses quick-piecing methods. This quilt is good for all levels. Email for supply list at sweethome@linnbenton.edu.  Five-week class meets Wednesdays from 7-7:50 p.m. starting March 31 at Sweet Home High School. Cost is $29.

Scio

Body Toning and Aerobics
A workout program designed to tone and strengthen all major muscle groups incorporating aerobic activity for cardio fitness. Exercise band, step platforms, yoga balls and light weights will be used to add resistance and variety to the workout. Ten-week class meets Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:20 a.m. starting March 28 at ZCBJ Hall in Scio. Cost is $89.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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.

Monday, March 7, 2016

LBCC Students Named to OCCA All Oregon Academic Team

Taylor Megy

Chelsey Mick
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 university they plan to attend to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

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.

Friday, March 4, 2016

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 Putnam High School

Machine Tool Technology-Milling
1st    Solemon Sorokin    Rex Putnam High School       
2nd    Casey Walbridge    Stayton High School

Welding Technology-Novice Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)   
1st    Tyler Humphreys    Stayton High School
2nd    Cole Arns    Central School
3rd    Matt Ragan    Clackamas High School

Welding Technology-Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)   
1st     Jakob Bergman    Roseburg High School
2nd    Monte Martin    Silverton High School
3rd    Lucus Richard    Lebanon High School

Welding Technology-Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
1st    Andrew Dummer    Silverton
2nd    Jacob Morris    Philomath High School
3rd    Nolan Cook    Harrisburg High School
   
Welding Technology-Oxy-Acetylene Welding
1st    Ben Dahl    Silverton High School
2nd     Caleb Gunderman    Silverton High School
3rd    Justin Thompson    Philomath High School

Welding Technology-Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
1st    Dusty Gullenburg    Baker High School
2nd    Tayler Walker    Forest Grove High School
3rd    Kaden Melvin    Roseburg High School

Welding Technology-General Welding Skills
1st    Shane Case    Forest Grove High School
2nd    Sam Stursa    Thurston High School
3rd    Trever Robinson    Jefferson High School, Jefferson Oregon