Moving forward by leaps and bounds….
John Spano, Instructor For ENY Courses
Update On RET Fall 2013 Courses
Well fall semester is here and rolling, it’s sure is hard to believe we are already well into the semester. In the energy program we have some new as well as some familiar faces. We have expanded the energy program and offer an almost complete spectrum of classes covering all aspects of standard and renewable energy.
Last summer we had the first Solar Hot Water Build Class. In this class the students designed and built a working solar hot water panel. This semester we are in the Solar Hot Water Install class (ENY120). In this class we are preparing the panel built this summer for testing and installation. In the next few weeks the panel will be installed on the roof of the Crafters Studio. If you don’t know where that is it is in the south-east corner of the campus by the tennis courts. Once the panel is installed the students will be responsible for all the piping and connections to the existing hot water system. This panel will reduce the energy consumption needed to operate the building. We hope that you will take some time stop by and look at the project as it gets installed.
What in the future? Continued learning in all the many different energy fields plus a couple of more class not previously offered. This year as an added project for the folks in our program we plan on working with the carpentry class by installing solar power lights for the new pavilion they are building and installing in the park across Highway 287 in front of the collage. We will design the lights, power source and power storage system plus do the install. So stop in and talk to us we have courses that will enhance your overall general knowledge or lead you to a degree in a high paying field that will continue to increase steadily for many years to come.
Jenna Randle, Marketing Director
LCC Presidential Scholars
Every year the Lamar Community College Foundation awards Presidential Scholarships to worthy students. The scholarships fund standard tuition and fees for up to 15 credits for four semesters or two years. The students were recognized at the LCC Foundation’s September board meeting on Tuesday, September 17.
Recipients honored at the event include: (first row, left to right) Jonna Castanos (freshman); Jamie Nordyke-Peck (sophomore); Kristina Morben (sophomore); Shealynn McCracken (sophomore); Justina Mundell (freshman); Monica Gaitonde (freshman); (second row, left to right) Koby Rohr (freshman); Brenna Cash (freshman); Troy Schreivogel (freshman); Clint Buringa (sophomore); Adrian Suarez (freshman); and Kolby Palmer (freshman). Dara Knutson (sophomore) and Manuel Tarango (freshman) were unable to attend.
Each year, applications are accepted from Colorado graduating high school seniors. 75% of Presidential Scholarships are reserved for seniors from southeast Colorado school districts that are members of the Southeast Colorado BOCES or located in LCC’s primary service area of Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers Counties. Applicants are required to have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. 2014-2015 applications will be available later this fall at www.lamarcc.edu/scholarships.