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President’s Monthly Report – April 2013

John Marrin, President

Student Success Goal:  The demands of Colorado businesses and communities shall be met through the development of a high skilled work force.

Picture6Lamar Community College is proud to announce Head Baseball Coach Scott Crampton picked up the 800th win of his coaching career with a 6-2 victory over Western Nebraska Community College on Friday, March 1, 2013.  Since Crampton’s tenure, the Lopes have accrued eleven Empire Conference titles, nine Region IX titles, and had one World Series appearance (2002).  During his 19 seasons, the Lopes have had three seasons with over 50 wins and eight seasons with over 40 wins.  157 sophomores have transferred on to play at four-year colleges or universities with 30 signing professionally.  18 players have been selected as All-Americans, while another 21 have earned Academic All-American honors and a total of 87 players have been selected First Team All-Region under Crampton’s direction.  Congratulations Coach Crampton on reaching this milestone!

The Runnin Lopes Baseball team was ranked #1 in the Nation on March 27, 2013 by the NJCAA National Pole.

The Lamar Community College Rodeo Team is geared up for their spring season.  Sophomore Carter Coble enters the spring ranked 5th in the regional standings in steer wrestling, freshman Keely Smith is currently 4th in barrel racing and 4th in all-around, and freshmen Clint Buringa and Tucker White are ranked 5th in team roping.

Lamar Community College hosted its Regional Science Fair.  The event is a highlight for many of the area schools.  LCC students, faculty and staff helped with judging and preparation for the prominent event.  The day included students touring campus and enjoying movies in the Large Lecture Hall when waiting for the results of the morning judging.

Sarah Bradley was recognized as LCC’s selection to the All-Colorado Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic Team at the system-wide event.  Since Sarah was a little girl watching her neighbors’ horses across the street, she wanted to learn to train horses.  Sarah plans to graduate from Lamar Community College this spring with her Associate of Applied Science in Horse Training and Management.  After graduation Sarah would like to further her college education.

LCC hosted Lamar’s Girls in the Middle event on March 2, 3013.  The event was attended by many young ladies from 6, 7, and 8 grade Southeast Colorado schools.

Lamar Community College was the host site for the CHSAA District Basketball Tournament.  The Wellness Center was packed with enthusiastic high school teams and their supporters.

The Colorado Blueprint 2013 Regional Road Tour was held at Lamar Community College.  The Blueprint Road Tour was presented by staff from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

Lamar Community College hosted the City of Lamar Retreat.  City Council members and staff participated during the day-long event.

Lamar Community College Rodeo Team held a Calf Roping/Breakaway and Team Roping Clinic from at the LCC outdoor rodeo arena.  LCC Assistant Rodeo Coach and PRCA Cowboy, Cole Dorenkamp was the featured clinician.  Cole competed for Lamar Community College where he was a Central Rocky Mountain Region All-Around Champion and a Team Roping Champion. Participants of all ages and abilities were encouraged to attend; instruction was tailored to the individual levels.

Student Success Goal:  Colorado students shall have the opportunity to succeed through high quality, cutting-edge instruction and educational services.

Lamar Community College is holding their HTM interviews for potential fall students this month.  Interviewees are required to participate in a personal riding test at the Equine Complex.  The potential students receive pre/post-admission, advising and counseling, a tour of campus, and are then treated to lunch at Kelly Union.

Operational Excellence Goal:  The financial stability of the system’s institutions and the physical safety of its students shall be ensured.

The LCC Foundation is actively seeking additional funding on behalf of the college for additional Presidential and Service Area Scholarships to benefit LCC’s students and grow enrollment.  The Lamar Community College Foundation invites qualified seniors to apply for the Lamar Community College Presidential Scholarship.  The scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Colorado and residents of Colorado.  Applicants are required to have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, preference given to applicants having a high school GPA above the minimum 3.0 requirement.  The scholarship funds up to the equivalent of 15 credits per semester of tuition and fees for two-years, four semesters or 60 credit hours.  The estimated value of a two-year, four-semester scholarship is $7145.  The recipients must maintain full-time student status and a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.  Finalists for the LCC Presidential Scholarship will be invited to interview with the selection committee.  Students who are awarded Presidential Scholarships are expected to contribute 10 hours per semester of service to the Foundation.


One comment on “President’s Monthly Report – April 2013

  1. Pingback: April 2013, Volume 3, Issue 4 – Page 1 | The Pronghorn Pronk

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