Moving forward by leaps and bounds….
Kristy Trowbridge, Title III Administrative Assistant
LCC’s Spring Orientation 2013
With the Holidays tucked away, Lamar Community College began its Spring Orientation on January 4th. One of the many benefits of a local community college is the individualized attention that students receive. Whether this is their first semester or they are a returning student, Lamar Community College makes it their priority to start off each semester with helpful programs.
Academic advisors extended their hours to remain on campus to help students as they planned their Spring semester schedule. Every student is assigned an academic advisor to assist in constructing a feasible schedule using their degree plan as a guide. All students will work with their advisors as they continue on the road to graduation.
Student Services also held extended hours giving students more flexibility to receive assistance in financial aid, registering for courses, or paying their bill. By having extended hours, students were able to register on Saturday which accomodated the working student.
In order to assess their academic skills, students found plenty of helpful workshops to attend throughout orientation week. Workshops such as Accuplacer Math Brush-Up, Reading Brush-Up, and Academic Skills helped both new and old students start the semester on the right academic foot. Financial Literacy Seminars and Fitness Center Orientations were also available.
Many new students feel overwhelmed their first semester, I know I did! What better way to relax then attending the Welcome Back Breakfast, Free Pizza Lunch, SGA Welcome Back Dance, or Bowling Night. These are great activities to help introduce new students to other students and a way to relax after a long day of scheduling and advising.
Lamar Community College is in full swing during this time, and every preparation has been made to ensure that the students adjust and are prepared for the new semester. The first priority for every faculty and staff member is the student. The return of students each year and the support of the community is why we can now celebrate our 75th anniversary.
Orientation Workshop Highlight
Laurie Larrick, MA, Financial Aid Coordinator
Financial Literacy Seminars are a tool brought to the campus by the Office of Financial Aid. During the seminars, students will work on three basic principles: budgeting in school and after school, borrowing of student loans and repayment of student loans. Students have the opportunity to learn about the options they have with financial aid and how to protect their financial futures. Seminars are required for first-time loan borrowers and students who are ineligible for financial aid, however, any student interested is welcome to attend.
During the Spring orientation, Lamar Community College’s Runnin’ Lopes Women’s and Men’s basketball teams had some amazing games! January 5th the Men’s Varsity Basketball team went up against Otero Junior college winning the game 66 – 64. The Lady Lopes’ scored two wins, one against Northeastern Junior College 63 – 50 and Trinidad State Junior College 65 – 60.
For more information and photos please click here to view the Lamar Ledger complete coverage:
‘Lopes post 4th straight victory’
‘LCC basketball teams sweep Northeastern Jr. College on Saturday’, Jan. 12
Photos By John Contreras, Sports Editor for Lamar Ledger