Showing posts from May, 2018

LB Roadrunner Baseball Ends Impressive Season

LBCC Roadrunner’s amazing baseball season came to an end on Friday, May 25 at the Northwest Athletic Conference tournament, ending the season with an impressive 42 wins and four losses.

The Roadrunners had a 30-game winning streak going into the tournament, but were eliminated in the double-elimination tournament with a 2-1 loss to Everett at David Story Field.

LB entered the tournament at 42-2, losing 4-3 to Spokane in the first round May 24. Everett scored on Nick Anderson’s RBI single in the eighth to stave off elimination itself and send the Roadrunners home May 25.

Team photo
FRONT ROW (L-R): Neil Bastendorff, Richard Mascarenas, Cole Roberts, Parker Kuntz, Kleus Spacher, Michael Moore, Brock Townsend, Darren Brown, Daniel Ferrario, Kyle Smith, Will Reddekopp

SECOND ROW (L-R): Adam Cameron, Austen Carpenter, Brennan Lauffenburger, Ethan Whitney, Cole Carder, Jordan McDaniel, Trevor Wells, Taylor Ott, Matt Lester, DQ Lee

THIRD ROW (L-R): Blake Vandal, Josh Congdon, Fridtjof Fremstad, …

50 Years in the Making: LBCC Holds 50th Commencement

Linn-Benton Community College held its first graduation ceremony 50 years ago, on June 12, 1969 at 8:30 p.m. at the United First Methodist Church in Albany.

Thirty-seven students graduated with degrees and certificates in nurse’s aides and orderlies, bookkeeping, secretarial, and welding – the only programs offered at the time.

This year, LBCC will hold its 50th Commencement ceremony. On Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 833 students will graduate, earning 1,002 career technical degrees, certificates and transfer degrees from more than 60 programs of study.

LBCC graduates become an integral part of our community – serving as nurses, nursing assistants, dental assistants, x-ray technicians, pharmacy technicians, occupational therapy assistants and veterinary assistants, culinary chefs, educators, automotive repair technicians, welders, engineers, computer scientists, NASA space explorers, machinists, horticulturists, agriculturists, business managers, …

5o Years in the Making: DPP Celebrates 20 Years

Since it began in 1998, Linn-Benton Community Collegee and Oregon State University’s ground-breaking Degree Partnership Program had a key idea in mind: foster student success and help them complete their educational goals.

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of that historic partnership. LBCC President Greg Hamann and OSU President Edward Ray marked the occasion by reaffirming the institution’s commitment to DPP at a signing ceremony held May 4.

The first of its kind in the state, the innovative partnership began in 1998 as the LBCC/OSU Dual Admissions and Enrollment Agreement. It was implemented in fall term of that year for undergraduates in agricultural science, business and engineering, and soon expanded to include all majors.

DPP soon became a model program for community colleges and universities throughout Oregon. To date, approximately 19,000 students have benefited from the partnership.

Through a single application process, DPP students have access to resources at both coll…

LBCC Night at The Knights June 13, Gates open 5:30 p.m.

LBCC Night at The Knights baseball will be held at OSU’s Goss Stadium Wednesday, June 13, Coleman Field in Corvallis. 

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with the Corvallis Knights vs. the Wenatchee Applesox. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the game. Students are free with student ID.

Enter for your chance to win a $1,000 LBCC scholarship during the game. Entry forms available at the gate.

Come dressed in your LBCC blue and enjoy fun activities, door prizes, mascots on the field and LBCC President Greg Hamann throwing out the first pitch.

Scholarship winner to be announced during the seventh inning. Drawing is open to everyone. Scholarship redeemable for LBCC credits only.

LBCC Industrial Tech Hosts Car Show June 9

A multi-class car show hosted by LBCC Industrial Technical Society will be held Saturday, June 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the LBCC Industrial building courtyard, north side of campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The show will feature a trophy and awards ceremony, food vendors and metal art pieces created by LBCC students for sale. The show is free and open to the public.

Cost to show your car is $20 per vehicle advanced registration, or $25 per vehicle at the door. Proceeds benefit the LBCC Welding Club.

Register to show your car by contacting Marc Rose at or 541-917-4581. For more information, go to

LBCC Spring Choral Concert “Mozart Requiem”

“Mozart Requiem” choral concert will be held Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany
LBCC award winning choirs will perform in conjunction with an orchestra, conducted by Raymund Ocampo, LBCC Choral Studies director, with soloists Patty Gerig, Sarah Brauer, Jason Caffarella, and Kevin Wyant-Stone.
LBCC a cappella ensembles Sirens and Blue Light Special will perform works by Beyonce, Bruno Mars and more.
Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans. Concert is free for students with ID and children under 18. Purchase online at or at the theater box office one hour prior to performance.
For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531.
Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone 541-917-4789 or via Ore…

LBCC Driver Education class registration now open

Registration is now open for LBCC Driver Education courses.

Classes start the week of June 25, with additional classes offered throughout the summer in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon.

Skills learned in this course 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.

The 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  qualify for a car skills testing waiver when obtaining their Driver’s License. 

To register or for more information go to, call 541.917.4849 or pick up a packet at any LBCC location. Submit a completed packet, fee, and bring original driver permit and one permit photocopy.

Jerod Gibson named as Head Women’s Basketball Coach

The Linn-Benton Community College Athletic Department announced the hiring of Jerod Gibson as the new head coach of the LBCC women’s basketball program.

Gibson is a Corvallis native and Corvallis High graduate of ’97, and a LBCC alum.

“I have fond memories of my time as a student here at LBCC and having the opportunity to return home and lead the women’s basketball program is exciting for me and my family,” said Gibson. “I would like to thank the search committee, especially Leslie Hammond, dean of Student Engagement and Randy Falk, Athletics director, for the opportunity to be part of the continued success of the Roadrunner Athletics department.”

Coach Gibson comes from Pacific University, where he spent the last five years with the men’s program, most recently as the interim head men’s basketball coach this past season.

As assistant coach, his on court coaching duties included running the defense and guard development. He also served as the recruiting coordinator and head coach of t…

LBCC Opens Time Capsule for 50th Birthday

Approximately 150 people attended LBCC's Time Capsule Reveal and Re-bury party May 16, 2018 in celebration of the college's 50th birthday. 
On May 18, 1993, LBCC buried a time capsule to commemorate its 25th Anniversary, to be opened a quarter-century later in the then-futuristic year of 2018.
That year, LBCC held its first Diversity Week, welcomed its first second-generation child to the Family Resource Center daycare on campus, and started its first online library card catalog, all while coping with a hiring freeze prompted by budget shortages under Oregon's Measure 5.
Jon Carnahan, LBCC president back in '93, dedicated the original time capsule, placing it in the ground with the help of long-time LBCC grounds manager George van Keulen. Both men were present to dig up the capsule they helped bury 25 years ago.
The 1993 capsule held a variety of artifacts of the times, including a cassette tape of messages from Family Resource Center children on what they wanted to be w…

LBCC Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Class

Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety training will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Albany campus starting Thursday, June 28.

Geared for farm workers ages 14 to 18, the course is developed and operated with the assistance of the OSU Extension Service in accordance with federal regulations.

This three-day class session will meet Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 28, 29 and 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. 

Preregistration is required and students must be at least 14 to register. Students and parents must sign a Liability Waiver/Indemnification form at the time of registration.

Classes meet on the LBCC Albany campus, Forum building room F-113, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost for this non-credit class is $99.00

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840. Registration packets are available online at

Historical Issues of The Commuter now Online

The public can now read historical issues of Linn-Benton Community College’s student newspaper, The Commuter, through a free online archive.
The digitized back issues are hosted in CommunityArchive@LBCC, an online archive launched in summer 2017 and hosted by the LBCC Library. Student employees Chase Sublette and Bowen Orcutt digitized the 1,324 issues over the 2017-18 academic year. The first issue dates to Jan. 30, 1970.
Michaela Willi Hooper, LBCC Open Educational Resources and Textbook Affordability Librarian, helped oversee the project. “I’m excited to see this trove available to people interested in the history of Linn and Benton counties,” said Hooper. “It provides an important snapshot of our college’s past as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.”
Jane Sandberg is LBCC’s Electronic Resources Librarian, and serves as the software developer and system administrator for CommunityArchive@LBCC.“Members of the LBCC Community are very naturally drawn to the history of this place where we…

VIP Registration for Currently Enrolled Students is May 23

Continuing students can register EARLY for fall term during this special one-day-only event!

6 a.m. -  Registration opens for students with 45+ credits

7 a.m. - Registration opens for all continuing students

Registration will be open until 11:59 pm, May 23rd!

Get prepared: ALL continuing students can register as VIPs, but only those with an updated ed plan get FULL ACCESS TO THE VIP LOUNGE with food, drinks, video games, and a nap room! Schedule with your advisor today!

Get the right classes. Talk to an advisor to plan the fastest path to graduation.

Get the right schedule. Use Student Scheduler to plan a schedule around your life! Scheduling assistance is also available in the VIP Lounge!

Get in early. The next opportunity to register will not be until be Priority Registration on May 30th.

Get past any holds. VIP Registration is the ONLY registration period that allows you to register in spite of financial or academic holds. For VIP Registration, registration holds won’t prevent you from …

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Features Cooper Hollow May 18

Cooper Hollow will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase from Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 18 in the student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Cooper Hollow is a high-energy string band performing a mix of bluegrass, old-time fiddle tunes, folk, traditional country, blues, and rag.

The band includes Paul Scheerer, lead vocalist, player of guitar, mandolin, melody banjo, and harmonica; Sally Clark, of The Luckiamute River Band and A Sweet Bunch of Daisies, harmony vocalist, player of mandolin and guitar; Dan Apperson, harmony vocalist, player of fiddle and mandolin.

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at 1-800-735-2900 or 1-800-735-1232. Make sign language in…

English Faculty Present “Springs Light” May 18, Benton Center

“Spring’s Light,” a reading benefiting the English Endowment Fund at Linn-Benton Community College, will be held Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Street, Corvallis. 

The evening includes short readings and performances by LBCC English department faculty, students and specials guests.

Suggested donation is $10, or $5 for students. A no‑host beverage and snack bar will be available.

Proceeds benefit the LBCC English Endowment Fund, which supports the literary arts at LBCC and in the community.

Life in Art Presentation May 17

Be-Longing, Linn-Benton Community College’s third Life in Art project, brings together five trios of Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center community members, LBCC poets, Photo Arts Guild members, and other local photographers.
Local writers and photographers interviewed literacy center community members, listened to their life stories, and photographed them.
This collaboration between LBCC and the CMLC, on the theme of Be-Longing, has sparked two creative portraits—a poem and a photograph—of each participant.
The show will be on display at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW 9th Street, during the Corvallis Arts Walk on May 17 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and continuing through June 30.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. CMLC is not currently wheel-chair accessible.
Life in Art furthers LBCC’s mission to promote meaningful, diverse and resonant relationships within our community and shows how the arts, particularly poetry, have the power to penetrate to the heart of a ma…

Parenting Ed Presents: “How to Think Like a Baby” May 21

A free presentation “How to Think Like a Baby” will be held Monday, May 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Theater, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany.
Join Dr. Ross Thompson as he presents on how babies think and how learning to understand them can help us better understand their reactions and feelings. The presentation is designed for those who work with children from birth to age five and their families.
Thompson is a development psychology professor at the University of California, Davis and president of the board of Zero to Three.
The presentation is free. Free childcare will be provided with reservations. Reserve your childcare space by calling 541-917-4884 by May 15. Space is limited.
Spanish interpreters will be available. For more information, contact LBCC Parenting Education at 541-917-4884. 
Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Or…

Celebrate 50 Years, Time Capsule Opening May 16, 3-5 p.m.

In celebration of Linn-Benton Community College’s 50th birthday, the public is invited to attend a special unearthing of a time capsule buried 25 years ago on the college’s Albany campus.

Join LBCC President Greg Hamann and special guest, former LBCC President Jon Carnahan, Wednesday, May 16 in the courtyard for music, historical displays, cupcakes, refreshments and signing of a giant birthday card.

Festivities start at 3 p.m., with time capsule program starting at 4. The event includes the dedication of a new time capsule, to be opened on LBCC’s 75th anniversary in 2043.

Details at

50 Years in the Making: Time Capsule Party

Our 50th anniversary provides a great opportunity for us to connect to our past while envisioning our future. One great way to make those connections is by burying a time capsule filled with memorabilia.

In 1993, LBCC staff decided to bury one with our 50th anniversary celebration in mind! On Wednesday, May 16, plan to join us for a nostalgic special event as we dig up that time capsule buried 25 years ago.

Join LBCC President Dr. Greg Hamann and special guests in the courtyard in front of White Oak Hall for music, historical displays, cupcakes and refreshments. You can even sign our giant birthday card!

Festivities start at 3 p.m., with time capsule reveal starting at 4 p.m. Not only will we get to see what was buried 25 years ago, we’ll dedicate a new time capsule to be opened on LBCC’s 75th anniversary in 2043.

Details at

New Class! Lighting & Simplicity for Happier Living

A new class on using lighting to create healthier living and working spaces is being offered through LBCC Community Education in Lebanon. 

Lighting and Simplicity for Happier Living covers how to create calm and relaxed spaces at home and at work, that allow us to self-center, regenerate, and aspire for better living, with easy to follow guidelines for applying simplicity for conscious living.

This two-week class meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting May 30 at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $49.

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

New class! BBQ Basics: The Art of Grilling and Smoking

A new class on barbeque basics will be offered through LBCC Community Education.

BBQ Basics: The Art of Grilling and Smoking is a two-part class covering the basics of grilling and smoking proteins and vegetables. Class overs the grill, smoker, basic marinades and summer sides to go along with your grilled and smoked foods

This two-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting May 31 at the LBCC Albany Campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $79.

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