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Students in the Automotive Tech program at the ATTC.
The college Foundation has a great option for you to donate personal items to benefit college programs and needs. Called “Gifts-in-Kind,” donations are tax-deductible and include vehicles, planes, boats, RV’s, buses, works of art, crops, production materials, tangible items, horses and livestock.  Items need to be appropriate and usable by the department or program designated. Additional items may be considered. Gifts-In-Kind valued at $5,000 or more may impact your taxes. Contact a professional IRS or tax preparer for advice. Note: If LBCC’s Automotive Program is unable to take your vehicle, you can still donate the vehicle to the Foundation and get a tax deduction. The Foundation has partnered with Automotive Recovery Services, which will arrange to pick up your vehicle for free and provide a tax receipt. Proceeds from the ARS auction of your vehicle will come directly to the LBCC Foundation. Simply call ARS at 1-800-240-0160 to donate for the benefit of the LBCC Foundation.

A huge surplus "Garage Sale" will be held on the Albany campus June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lot between the Industrial buildings (off parking lots 5 & 6, north side of campus). Non-profits and public agencies (schools) can shop for items free of charge for their organization's use on Monday, June 20 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. only. The sale will be open to the public starting at 1 p.m. Monday, June 20, and will run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through June 23. Items include: office furniture, room dividers, bookcases, miscellaneous automotive equipment, tables and more. For more information, contact Laura Bewley in Facilities or Cindy Sparks in Finance and Operations.

Summer construction on the Albany campus begins June 13 and includes Takena Hall seismic retrofitting and first floor Industrial A building renovation work in the shop areas. Projects are scheduled for completion before the start of fall term 2016. All work is paid for by bond funds and a state seismic grant. Gerding Builders LLC of Corvallis has been approved by the Board of Education for the Albany campus projects. Move schedule:

Takena Hall
  • Takena Hall will undergo a seismic retrofit, with the existing structure being "tied together.” Large part of the work being conducted on the roof and inside the ceilings.
  • Front entrance of Takena (south side) will be closed for summer. Entrance to Takena will be limited to the courtyard side, north side of building.
  • Long-term moves (all summer) include: Counseling & Career Center move June 8 to the Diversity Achievement Center, 2nd floor Forum 220; Albany Community Education move June 10, to the Student Leadership Office, first floor Forum 120; and Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) move June 13 to McKenzie Hall 210. No personal counseling services will be available during the summer, but faculty will be available for limited academic advising and career counseling only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Short-term moves include: Admissions & Registration, Financial Aid and High School Partnership going to “Cubicle City” in White Oak Hall 203 (dates for each move will be announced).
  • Courtyard Cafe' short-term move is likely (to be announced)
  • Russell Tripp Theater - closed for the summer.
Industrial A:
  • First-floor shop area of the IA building will be vacated, with renovation beginning June 13.
  • Renovation will include 15 new welding stations and a non-destructive testing area for the new Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation program staring fall term.
  • Summer classes will be relocated as needed.
  • Expect intermittent power outages in IA throughout the summer.
Stan Mazur-Hart
In memoriam: Psychology faculty member Stan Mazur-Hart passed away May 23 after a short illness. An instructor at the college since 2005, Stan was also advisor of the Active Minds Club. He touched many lives on campus, both in and outside of the classroom. A memorial service was held at the Peace Catholic Church in Salem on June 1. Stan held a doctorate degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska, and taught at Saginaw Valley State College before joining the Oregon Department of Human Services in 1980 as a clinical psychologist at the state mental hospital. He became the hospital’s superintendent in 1991. Stan dedicated his professional life to serving the mentally ill and teaching. He will be missed.

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