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Monthly President’s Report – August 2013

John Marrin, President

Picture2Student Success Goal:  The demands of Colorado businesses and communities shall be met through the development of a high skilled work force.

Lamar Community College was visible again this year at the 2013 Lamar Sand & Sage Fair.  It was a great opportunity for LCC to be involved in the community as well as help make the fair a success.  Many LCC staff and students helped serve hamburgers and hotdogs for Family Night at the Sand & Sage Rodeo.

Lamar Community College hosted an all-campus student orientation on Friday, August 16.  Everyone on campus was involved in welcoming the new and returning students.  LCC employees wore blue shirts to help encourage students and family members and to help ease new student/parent anxiety.  Over 109 students along with their parents attended the various seminars scheduled throughout the day.  Community members and businesses were invited to set-up booths at a Community Expo in the Wellness Center to introduce parents and students to offerings in Lamar.

On Monday, August 19, students were treated to a welcome to campus breakfast for their first week of classes.  A variety of evening activities took place on and off campus during the first week to help students with the transition to college life.

Head Volleyball Coach Brandon Stephenson and LCC student and volleyball player Mikalia Martinez attend the monthly Prowers County Commissioners’ meeting with President John Marrin.

The Lamar Community College women’s volleyball team began the season by hosting their annual LCC Invitational Tournament on Friday and Saturday, August 23-24.  Besides LCC, other teams that competed included: Seward County, Garden City, Colorado Northwestern, and Cisco College.  LCC played well during the tournament winning all four of their games. Congratulations to the Lady Lopes Volleyball team on a great start to their season!

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

President John Marrin attended the Kane Family Foundation Scholarship award reception to honor deserving young students.  Freshmen Keaton Turner and returning student Jami McReavy received the Kane Family LCC/UCCS University Connection Scholarships.

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

Lamar Community College is ranked 4th in Colorado for being safe according to State.University.com.  Colleges and universities are ranked for campus safety on a scale that accounts for severity of a crime as well as frequency of crime.  Campus crime statistics are per 100 students.

Lamar Community College’s updated website has gone live as of 5:00 p.m., on August 13, 2013.  The website redesign was initiated in an effort to give the site a fresh new look that is easy to navigate and depicts the atmosphere of LCC.  The site plays to the colors of LCC with its new layout and updated photos.  The new site is mobile and tablet friendly allowing students and staff to use the site with ease on their own devices.  LCC’s 75th anniversary logo takes precedence on the site as the college continues to celebrate the anniversary in honor of the 75th commencement ceremony that will take place during the spring of 2014.

 

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