The Pronghorn Pronk

Moving forward by leaps and bounds….

December, 2012, Volume 3, Issue , Page 5

Keynote Speaker Lauren Jones (left) with LCC Vice President of Academic Student Services Cheryl Sanchez.

K-14 Collaborative Communities Conference

Kristy Trowbridge, Title III Administrative Assistant

LCC and SE BOCES co-hosted the K-14 Collaborative Communities Conference on Friday, November 16.  The event drew nearly 400 participants from area school districts, SE BOCES, and LCC.  The event drew focus from “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success,” an inspirational quote from Henry Ford.  An opportunity for professional development, the conference assisted area educators to see themselves as part of an education continuum from preschool to college.

The program schedule that was passed out to all attendees included the following inspirational quote by Henry Ford: “This quote aptly describe this conference, which helps  bring together all educators for the purpose of seeing our communities children grow into productive and well educated adults.

The day included into two professional development sessions and a “cluster” group meeting. Sessions included such content as “Build Your Own Curriculum,” “Disability Awareness,” “Smartboards in the Classroom,” and “Higher Education Admission Requirements.” A few LCC faculty and staff members presented these offerings. The last part of the day was spent in Clusters in which preschool teachers to superintendents, gathered to discuss common challenges and solutions, as well as best practices.

Video and photo by Curtis Turner

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John Marrin, President

  • The Learning Resource Center/Library hosted a Lunch n’ Learn on November 14.  The topic was “In Their Own Words:  Dust Bowl Tapestries:  Desert and Oasis,” with LCC’s own Barbara Preskorn and Vice President of Academic Services/Student Services Cheryl Sanchez read letters and memories from her grandparents.
  • Two sophomores from the Lamar Community College men’s Baseball team signed national letters of intent to play NCAA baseball on Wednesday, November 14th.  LCC Head Baseball Coach Scott Crampton announced that catcher Drew Mertensigned a national letter to play at Division I University of Arkansas Little Rock and catcher Max Schoen signed a national letter to play at the University of South Carolina – Aiken, a Division II power.   The Runnin’ Lopes are coming off a 48-12 season where they finished ranked 11th in the country.  They also won their tenth conference and eighth regional titles in the past eleven years.  Since Coach Crampton’s arrival in the fall of 1993, 159 Runnin’ Lopes have signed to play baseball at the four-year level.  Last season, all twelve sophomores were placed in four-year colleges or universities.
  • LCC hosted the Day/Night Fair at the Wellness Center.  The fair was well attended with many area high school students participating in the two hour event.
  • The LCC Horse Training & Management and Equine Business Management programs held their Fall Show.  This is the time that students showcase their riding skills, training green broke colts during the fall semester.  The horse show is well attended by horse owners and students’ families.  Students are scored on their riding skills and progress on the horses during the competition.

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Left to right, Ratna Malkan, Faith Thomas, Sydney Smith, Sarah Bradley (standing), Nate Stoddard, Kelly Emick, Chad Surprise, and Brett Sallee.

Left to right, Ratna Malkan, Faith Thomas, Sydney Smith, Sarah Bradley (standing), Nate Stoddard, Kelly Emick, Chad Surprise, and Brett Sallee.

LCC’s top students have the opportunity to join Phi Theta Kappa, the largest academic honor society in the world. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college, and is open to students who are pursuing an associate degree and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher after 12 or more credits of college level coursework.

Phi Theta Kappa students are eligible for millions of dollars annually in transfer scholarships to four year colleges and universities nationwide.

Campus chapters can also follow PTK’s “Five Star Chapter” program to earn regional and national recognition. LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter is working towards three star status for 2012. One of the requirements for reaching three star level is to work on an honors study topic for the year, which Phi Theta Kappa designs for all its members.

This year, the topic is “The Culture of Competition.” As part of the chapter’s project, our students designed a visual exploration of the function of the free market in response to Phi Theta Kappa’s question. “To what extent is Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” concept applicable in the twenty-first century global business environment?”

With the assistance of the Business Tech Club, students researched the Apple iPhone© as an example of how everyday products are the result of people all over the world working together. The students  designed a bulletin board presentation in the Bowman Building to illustrate the global sources of iPhone components to share their research with the campus.

Participating students not shown in photo include  Brady Rink, Samantha Jenkins, Shaelynn McCracken, David Martinez, Timothy Wheaton, Jessica Loewer, and Alicia Dawson.

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Phi Theta Kappa Fall Induction

left to right: Jade Deguair, Alicia Dawson, Samantha Jenkins, Vanessa Galindo, Sarah Blain, Rebecca Popovich, Jessica Loewer, Lauren Tinnes.  Back row, left to right: Adrian Arguello, Madi Lange, Antonio Huerta, Ty Hansen, Kona Delostrico, David Martinez, Timothy Wheaton, Nathan Stoddard, Vincent Chavarria, Jolynn Rider, Faith Thomas.  Not pictured: Frank Fehr, David Holden, Porter Salisbury, Sydney Smith, Jamie Thomas, Kaylee Weakley.

Left to right: Jade Deguair, Alicia Dawson, Samantha Jenkins, Vanessa Galindo, Sarah Blain, Rebecca Popovich, Jessica Loewer, Lauren Tinnes. Back row, left to right: Adrian Arguello, Madi Lange, Antonio Huerta, Ty Hansen, Kona Delostrico, David Martinez, Timothy Wheaton, Nathan Stoddard, Vincent Chavarria, Jolynn Rider, Faith Thomas. Not pictured: Frank Fehr, David Holden, Porter Salisbury, Sydney Smith, Jamie Thomas, Kaylee Weakley.

PTK INDUCTS 25 NEW MEMBERS

(Lamar, Colorado, December 3, 2012)  Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honorary society recognized 25 new members during the fall induction ceremony.  This is one of the largest groups ever to be inducted in the chapter.  New inductees were: Adrian Arguello, Sarah Blain, Vincent Chavarria, Alicia Dawson, Jade Deguair, Kona Delostrico, Frank Fehr, Vanessa Galindo, Ty Hansen, David Holden, Antonio Huerta, Samantha Jenkins, Madi Lange, Jessica Loewer, David Martinez, Rebecca Popovich, Jolynn Rider, Porter Salisbury, Sydney Smith, Nathan Stoddard, Faith Thomas, Jamie Thomas, Lauren Tinnes, Kaylee Weakley and Timothy Wheaton.

After a welcome from LCC President John Marrin, LCC Admissions Counselor Jenna Davis was the guest speaker.  Davis spoke of students’ abilities to reach their full potential by taking advantage of the opportunities that lie in front of them. As an ending highlight, Davis offered a $1 scholarship “Dollarship” to prove her belief in each student.
Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic honor society to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. The Beta Eta Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa promotes academic excellence at LCC and is active on campus. To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 grade-point average after completing 12 or more credit hours of college-level work, be currently enrolled, and pursuing an AA, AS, AGS or AAS degree.  Induction of new members occurs every fall and spring semester.  LCC’s PTK chapter officers include Sarah Bradley, President; Brett Sallee and Chad Surprise, vice presidents; and Shaelynn McCracken, secretary.

For more information on PTK at LCC, contact David Northrup at 335.1546 or Kelly Emick at 336.1532.

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