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.