Insider Staff News April 6, 2018
Budget Information Forums: Learn all about our college budget at one of the Budget Information Forums held Wednesday, April 18 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. or 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., or Thursday, April 19 from 4 to 4:45 p.m., Cascade View Rooms, Calapooia Center, CC-203/205.
In celebration of the college’s 50th Anniversary, a time capsule that was placed in the ground in May 1993 is due for excavation! Come see what’s in it at the unearthing Wednesday, May 16 in the courtyard. Cupcakes and refreshments start at 3 p.m., time capsule reveal program starts at 4 p.m. Watch your email for details – stay tuned!
Distinguished Staff, Pastega Faculty & Classified Excellence Awards
Awards presented during college Inservice on April 12: Jack Giles was named as this year’s Distinguished Staff. Jack has served as information support specialist with Information Services since 1988. He officially retired in Dec. 1, 2017, but continues to work part-time in that capacity. Jack was recognized for his dedication and commitment to helping staff across campus, and for his mentorship, leadership, his willingness to freely share his in-depth knowledge with others, and his work in the community as lead carver for the Albany Carousel project.
The Pastega Faculty Excellence award went to mathematics faculty
member Mary Campbell. Mary began teaching at the college in November 1990. She was recognized for her inspirational work to improve learning outcomes and pathways, aligning math curriculums with K-12 and four-year institutions, and her contributions to the math department and the college as a whole.
The Pastega Classified Excellence award went to Emily Dray,
career and advising support specialist in the college Advising Center. Emily has worked the college since 2014. She was recognized for her dedication to students in helping to remove barriers and create pathways for them to succeed academically and in their careers and personal lives.
LBCC Named Large Business of the Year
LBCC was named this year’s Large Business of the Year by the Albany Chamber of Commerce. After being nominated three times, this is the first time the college has won the award. LBCC was recognized for our work with the business community, including the Pipeline program, which aims to connect students with local jobs, and for our staff members support of a variety of community causes and organizations. Thank you, Albany Chamber!
Values Shout Out Recognizes Julie Hessel
This month’s “values shout out” highlights the extraordinary talents and skills of Julie Hessel, Program Assistant, in the Center for Accessibility Resources (CFAR). Julie exemplifies LBCC’s values of opportunity, excellence, inclusiveness, learning and engagement. Julie is the first person a student meets when they walk into, call or email the CFAR office. She greets everyone with the same open, warm and professional manner. Julie helps students learn how to talk to their instructors, understand, manage and request their accommodations, and she engages them in general problem solving skills. Her work in CFAR provides students with the opportunity to be successful at LBCC because she is a resource for them - someone who cares that they do well in college. Many students feel connected on campus because of Julie’s commitment to inclusiveness. She always goes above and beyond her duties to provide excellent service to LBCC students, faculty and staff! She is truly indispensable to our department and college.
LBCC approved for Mid Valley STEM-Hub, $65K Grant
LBCC received a $65,405 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation Oracle STEM Education Fund to expand STEM-CTE activities in the region, including Pipeline, a program of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. The grant covers year one of a three-year potential grant to expand Pipeline, which provides a bridge between K-12 education, post-secondary education and employment in STEM-CTE fields. The OCF Oracle grant will be administered through the Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub, a partnership between LBCC, Oregon State University, Linn Benton Lincoln Educational Service District, Linn and Benton K-12 school districts, and industry and community partners such as the Albany Chamber of Commerce’s Pipeline Program and the Boys and Girls Clubs. Approved by the Oregon Department of Education in December 2017, the Mid-Valley Hub joins a statewide network of hubs established to improve awareness of CTE and STEM opportunities. Funding will offset transportation costs to STEM-CTE activities for rural students and the costs of “Pipeline” STEM-CTE programs like manufacturing and healthcare events, and will support LBCC student ambassadors who will take hands-on activities into classrooms in elementary and middle schools to bring awareness of STEM-CTE activities and careers. Funds will also improve outreach to Hispanic communities that the Hub will serve, including translation services and programming for entire families.
LB iLearn staff work to transition students, programs
By Allison Lamplugh, LB iLearn
Since receiving the news in January, LB iLearn staff have been working to transition all students out of iLearn, as the College decided to discontinue the program for financial reasons. Although this is sad news for the community, the good news is that teach-out plans have been made for those students still in the program.LB iLearn has served 372 students in over a dozen states and five countries since 2015. Of those students, 26 percent completed their educational goal and 15 students completed a certificate or degree program. During their time together, the iLearn team created several unique program offerings that will live on at LBCC. Of those offerings, the Social Media Specialist Certificate and Vet Radiology Certification will become part of Short Term Training. The Computed Tomography Certificate and Interventional Radiology Certification will become part of Diagnostic Imaging. And, the partnership and transfer pathway created with OSU’s College of Business, allowing students to earn up to 120 credits at LBCC towards their Bachelor’s in Business, will be available through the Business department. Most iLearn staff will transition out of iLearn in April. While transitioning students may continue coursework through the end of the year, the iLearn office will tentatively close by the end of June.
In Remembrance: Former Physics Faculty Steve Rasmussen
Employee Service Longevity Awards 2017-2018
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A bit about our awards: The Distinguished Staff Award was established in 1980 to recognize employees for their contribution of both time and energy to the college. Nominees must have completed 10 years of continuous employment with LBCC. The Pastega awards, established in 2000 by the Mario Pastega Foundation, honor faculty members and classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community. Winners receive a $1,000 honorarium. The Part-time Faculty Excellence Award was established in 2015, with the winner receiving a paver stone to be placed in the Foundation Paver Patio by the Calapooia Center. Winner is selected by the Academic Affairs Council.
LBCC Values: Opportunity, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Learning, Engagement
Published by: LBCC Advancement Office
Writer/Editor: Lori Fluge-Brunker