Moving forward by leaps and bounds….
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
John Marrin, President
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.
Phi Theta Kappa Fall Induction
(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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