The Pronghorn Pronk

Moving forward by leaps and bounds….

June 2013, Volume 3, Issue 6 – Page 1


John Marrin, President

Picture2Lamar Community College had a successful second year participating in the Tax Help Colorado program.  Don Yoxsimer and four students helped 148 taxpayers and over $290,000 in refund claims which was an increase of 72% over last year.

The LCC Rodeo team members Clint Buringa and Tucker White finished 5th in team roping at the University of Wyoming.  Brooke Smith finished 8th in barrel racing, and Haley Keller finished 7th in break-away roping to complete the rodeo season.  Buringa and White will advance to the College National Finals Rodeo June 9-15 in Casper, Wyoming. read more…



Kristy Trowbridge, Title III Administrative Assistant

Title III’s new program course, ENY 225  Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems is off to a good start. Already diving into a major construction project the students will be spending most days at the Crafter’s Studio. The project is an operational solar panel which once completed will be used for supplemental heating and hot water in the Crafter’s Studio. The students are also learning new theories and applications of thermal energy when not in the Studio.  When asked how the course is progressing Instructor, John Spano stated, “They were quite surprised as to how complicated the simplest of systems are and are now really excited to be doing the hands on stuff.” Below are pictures showing the beginning of the solar panel.

John Spano with his ENY 225 class working on building one of the panels.

Photos By Kevin Forney


Lamar Community College Honors David Northrup

Jenna Randle, Marketing Director

David Northrup(Lamar, Colorado; May 6, 2013) Lamar Community College honored faculty member David Northrup and his twenty year teaching career at a retirement reception held on May 2. Northrup retired after posting his final grades for the spring semester.

A Physical Science instructor at LCC since 1993, Northrup has taught Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, and a variety of math courses. A fourth generation Lamar native, Northrup received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines. He then farmed and fed livestock in partnership with his father for twelve years. He returned again to the Colorado School of Mines to complete his M.S. in Geophysics then worked for Mobil Oil Corporation for another twelve years before returning to Lamar to teach.

His hard work, positive attitude, and attention to detail have made him a true asset to the college. Cheryl Sanchez, vice president of Academic and Student Services stated, “we thank David for his long-term commitment to the college as well as the College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter and our annual regional science fair.”  Northrup served as LCC’s PTK advisor for 14 years and helped run the Science Fair for 13 years.

The Northrups have family connections to the College. David’s father, Robert (Bob) Northrup was a member of the class of 1941, and three of his children graduated from LCC.

Northrup enjoys spending time with his wife Cheryl, their six grown children and multiple grandchildren.  Other hobbies include being the Valley Jazz Orchestra leader, attending church, and being a member of the Lamar Rotary Club.

Lamar Community College thanks David for his hard work and dedication.

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