Showing posts from December, 2016

LBCC Fall 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 fall term, September to December 2016. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits. 

Bobby D. Ackeret, Kristine E. Adair, Jake Adams, Nicholas E. Agoff, Efren Aguirre, Hassan Alabdulaziz, Hawra Alismail, Katelyn G. Allen, Mica R. Allen, Mario A. Almaraz, Hannah G. Altimus, Lauren Alvarado, Lydia T. Alvarez, Dena C. Andersen, Marshall W. Andersen, Cami L. Anderson, Ian R. Anderson, Kasey K. Anderson, Eduardo Arceo, Jonah W. Armstrong, Julie L. Arnold, Samuel M. Aron, Stefanie M. Artz, Scott G. Arundel, Chelsey J. Attebery, Matthew A. Aulerich, Rudi S. Ayala, Junia I. Baglien, Clarissa D. Baker, Cody J. Baker, Holly R. Baker, Kara L. Baker, Alisia M. Ball, Chase D. Ballard, Tyler J. Bamber, Jillian A. Banks, Mitchell R. Banks, Joshua R. Barnes, Nicholas W. Barnett, Adam Q. Barnhart, Vicki L. Bauer, Charles W. Beard II, Suzanne L. Beck, And…

LBCC Driver Education registration is now open

Driver Education class registration is now open for classes starting the first week of January 2017 through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education.

Classes are held in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon.

The course includes state-mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a one-time parent/student orientation, plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation.

Cost is $265 for ages 17 and under, $445 for ages 18 and over. Upon successful completion, students under the age of 18 may 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 completed packet with fee along with original driver permit and one permit photocopy.

LBCC Board of Education approves Part-time Faculty Association first contract

Members of Linn-Benton Community College’s Part-Time Faculty Association ratified their first contract, which the LBCC Board of Education approved at a special meeting Thursday, Dec. 8.

The contract increases LBCC part-time faculty salaries to the average of Oregon community colleges of similar size as LBCC before the end of the four-year contract term.

The contract also includes enhancements in sick leave, tuition waivers and retirement contribution provisions.

The contract agreement was reached after two sessions with a mediator, and took just over a year to negotiate – a relatively quick timeline for an initial contract.

The contract was ratified on the first vote of both the Part-Time Faculty Association membership and the LBCC Board of Education.

“We are grateful for the important contributions of our part-time faculty to the success of our students,” said LBCC President Greg Hamann. “This agreement will help us retain and attract the excellent faculty members we need to fulfil…

LBCC Hosts NWAC Men’s Basketball Crossover Tournament

Linn-Benton Community College will host the Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Crossover Tournament December 16-18 in the college Athletics Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Participating teams are LBCC, Centralia College, Olympic College and Treasure Valley Community College.

Tournament play begins 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 with Centralia vs. Olympic College. LBCC's first game is 7 p.m. Friday against Treasure Valley.

Admission each day is $6 for adults, $3 for students, seniors and military.

Full tournament details with game times and stats can be found at

LBCC Insider Staff News

Congratulations to Head Volleyball Coach Jayme Frazier and team on an undefeated regular season – landing a 2nd place finish in the NWAC playoffs. In addition, Coach Frazier was named NWAC Southern Region 2016 Coach of the Year, and player Chase Bohman was named NWAC South MVP, players Alyvia Sams and Montanna Gubrud were named 1st Team All-Stars, and player Mindy Wilmes was named 2nd Team All-Star. 

The college kicked-off its 50th Anniversary with cake in the Commons Tuesday, December 6, which marks the day in 1966 that Linn and Benton county voters voted by a 2 to 1 margin to establish the college. Speakers at the event included local business man and founding college board member Russell Tripp. Watch for future announcements to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college's first classes in September 1967.
Three LBCC faculty members recently had their writings published. An article by English faculty Chris Riseley titled “Allow Students to Pursue Their Interests in the Library …

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 January 17.

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, January 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center in Corvallis, room BC-205.

The 10-week class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning January 10. Cost is based on income. The fee is determined and paid at orientation.  Scholarships and discounts available.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website

LBCC open on time Thursday, Dec. 8

LBCC is open on time today, Thursday, December 8. Staff and students are encouraged to use their best judgement about driving conditions in their area to determine if it is safe to drive.

Public Meeting Notice: LBCC Board Holds Meeting Dec. 8, 7:30 a.m.

The Linn-Benton Community College Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Calapooia Center, room CC-101-C, to consider action on approval of the Part-time Faculty Association contract.

Those wishing to attend should contact the Board Secretary, Amanda Kliever, at 541-917-4204 for more information.

LBCC Real Estate Property Manager Course

A Real Estate Property Manager course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College beginning January 12.

Designed to prepare you to manage rental property, this course combines online and in-class instruction to meet the 60-hour requirement for the Oregon Property Manager Pre-License course.

This seven-week class will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning January 12 through February 23 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Calapooia Center room CC-212.

Cost for this non-credit course is $550. For more information or to register, contact Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923, or contact Sue Stone 541-917-4926 or by email at

Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam course

A Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting January 11.

Designed to prepare you for the Oregon Real Estate Broker License Exam, this 150-hour course is the fastest way to qualify to take the state exam.

This 10-week course will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning January 11 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Calapooia Center room CC-212.

Course content will be mostly Internet based. Students are expected to have online capability, to self-study and attend all class sessions. A mandatory study session will be held on Saturday, the last day of the class.

Cost for this non-credit course is $600. For more information or to register, contact the Healthcare, E-Learning, and Media Division at 541-917-4923, or contact Sue Stone by email at

Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale Dec. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

The LBCC Benton Center Winter Holiday Ceramics Sale will be held Friday, Dec. 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the center's ceramics studio, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Handmade pottery includes raku, high fire, salt fire and wood fire pieces, crafted by LBCC ceramics instructors, students and volunteers.

Proceeds support the LBCC ceramics studio. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.