Discover - Fall 2010
Mailer for Lewis and Clark Community College
Table of Contents p. 4.... Student Spotlights p. 5.... Athletic Teams Win BIG! p. 6-7.... Student Service #1 Priority p. 8.... Great Year for Nursing p. 9.... New L&C Website The Solar Power of Education p. 10.... USTA Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament p. 11.... Save the Dates: Music Calendar Join the Alumni Association Back Cover.... Mobile Health Unit Community Calendar Feel Like Something’s Missing? For the last 40 years Lewis and Clark Community College has produced a printed class schedule each semester (spring, summer and fall) for residents in the College district. Today, with the most up-to-date class schedule available online, coupled with the College’s desire to reduce paper usage and help the environment, Lewis and Clark has ceased printing the class schedule. In its place, Discover has been created to keep you up to date on all of the latest news and events related to Lewis and Clark. In this edition of Discover you will learn about the success of individual students, how the Nurse Managed Clinic is meeting the healthcare needs of the community, and how Lewis and Clark’s employees and services are helping students reach their goals. Speaking of goals, the Trailblazers have had a tremendous year on the field, on the court, and in the classroom. You can find out about all of their accomplishments on the following pages. In its 40th year, Lewis and Clark Community College has grown to offer numerous programs for students and the community. We hope that you will find this publication entertaining and informative, and perhaps you, too, can “Discover” a little bit more about Lewis and Clark Community College. We welcome your feedback on this publication. Send your comments or requests for future topics to email@example.com. 14,840,000 Sheets of paper saved by Lewis and Clark eliminating the printed class schedule 23 The date in August when fall classes begin 15 Number of consecutive years of enrollment growth at Lewis and Clark 68 Student awards given at the 33rd Annual Honors Ceremony April 30 L 0 L&C By the Numbers 1,221 Number of graduates in 2010 2,544 Points scored by the NJCAA Fourth place Trailblazers Menâ€™s Basketball Team in the 2009-2010 season 21,893 Number of people served by the Nurse Managed Clinic since it opened 2008. 23 Music concerts scheduled for the fall 2010 season The number of years the USTA tournament has been played at Lewis and Clark Community College. This yearâ€™s tournament will take place July 22 - Aug.1 13 OTA Student Pursuing a Fresh Start Shawn Avery, 45, of Alton, worked eight years at the St. Louis Auto Auction and more than 11 years at Olin as a machine operator before he came to Lewis and Clark to pursue a fresh start three years ago. Today, the Occupational Therapy Assistant student is doing well and winning awards for his academic merit. Avery, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, was selected this spring as a 2010 Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar, to receive a $1,000 scholarship. “Shawn has taken advantage of the many scholastic opportunities that our campus has to offer. In addition, he has risen above the type of adversity that keeps many people from moving forward as productive individuals,” said Dennis Delfert, associate professor of Biology. Avery is a native of this region and received his GED from Lewis and Clark at age 25. Aside from spending time with his family, he also volunteers on campus, is a member of the Green Living Club and Biology Club and works at the campus post office. “This is kind of a turning point in my life, to find a career and not just a job. I like the longevity. I like people and this is a good opportunity and a good program here at the College that was right up my alley,” he said. Music Students Hit High Note Two Lewis and Clark music students landed top honors this past winter in the College Freshmen Women’s division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Sopranos Sydney Maples, of Edwardsville, and Audri Lucasey, of Alton, swept first and second place respectively in the competition, which was held at Lewis and Clark Community College on Sunday, Feb. 28. They are students of Susan Parton Stanard, associate professor/director of Choral Ensemble and Vocal Studies. The women beat out more than 65 competitors in groups that ranged from high school through advanced adult, representing private voice studios as well as more than 13 colleges and universities including Lewis and Clark, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Washington University, St. Louis Community College, and Saint Louis University. NATS was founded in 1944 and is now the largest association of teachers of singing in the world. Its mission is to encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing. Learn more about the organization at http://www.nats.org/. 4 - “Discover” L&C Athletic Teams Win Big in 2009-2010 The 2009-10 season was a real winner for athletics at Lewis and Clark Community College. Five L&C teams advanced to national tournaments and awards poured in for players, teams and coaches. Women’s Soccer…No. 3 in the Nation • NJCAA Region 24 Champions • Record: 23-2-1 • Kaylee Neutzling and Katya Hessel- NJCAA & NSCAA All-Americans • Kaylee Neutzling- Two-time NJCAA Player of the Year (2008/2009) and all-time leading scorer in Lewis and Clark Community College history • Head Coach Tim Rooney—NJCAA Coach of the Year, Region 24 Coach of the Year, MWAC Coach of the Year and inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame 2009 Men’s Tennis • 2010 NJCAA Region 24 Champions • Advanced to national tournament Men’s Basketball…No. 4 in the Nation • NJCAA Region 24 Champions • Record: 27-9—tying the men’s basketball all-time winning record for the College • Bryson Smith, No. 3 in nation in 3-point shooting percentage • Anthony Jones and Rico Pierrevilus- NJCAA All-Region Players; Pierrivilus voted Region 24 Freshman of the Year • Head Coach Deon Thomas- Coach of the Year for NJCAA Region 24, MWAC Coach of the Year, and IBCA (Illinois Basketball Coaches Association) Coach of the Year in his first year leading the Trailblazers Women’s Basketball • 2010 MWAC Champions • Record: 24-7 • Brianne CoxNJCAA All-American Women’s Tennis • 2010 NJCAA Region 24 Champions • Advanced to national tournament Golf • Sophomore Shane Smith named All-American after 21st-place finish at national tournament “Celebrating 40 Years of Success “ www.lc.edu - 5 Student Customer Service... This year Lewis and Clark Community College is celebrating 40 years of success, which wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of each student and the College’s focus on providing students with support services to make attaining their educational goals an easy process. From the moment a student enrolls until the time he or she graduates, Lewis and Clark’s student service personnel work diligently to transition students on to their next step, whether it be entering the work force, re-entering the work force or transferring to a four-year school. Lately there has been a push within the College to further improve student services. Individuals and departments who work with students every day have gone through training with the Disney Corporation within the past year to improve their people skills, and student service has become a focus of performance evaluations as well as strategic plans. “We want to provide the best service possible for our students. They’re the reason we exist. So for us, taking care of our students is the same as a business taking care of its customers. We want to ensure that when students come here they’re getting a high-quality education that’s going to help them, and the services that allow them to focus on academics while everything else falls into place,” said Kent Scheffel, Vice President of Enrollment Services. “Our goal is for the entire educational experience to be a positive one for students.” Yvette McLemore, assistant director of Academic Advisement, said it’s her department’s job to make sure students are able to meet degree and certificate requirements during their time here, and that they are able to transition seamlessly to their next step. “We do so by communicating and networking with program coordinators and college representatives on program changes and updates and making sure students are informed. The end result is always rewarding – graduation,” she said. Nursing Division Assistant Diane McDonough has taken service training to heart and knows the importance of good service. “It’s important for the (Nursing) department as well as the College to make that good first impression and let students know we are here to help them,” she said. McDonough is sometimes a student’s first contact at the College. She answers questions and helps prospective Nursing students understand Rick Marshall Coordinator, Assessment Center Ryan Hardin Financial Aid Clerk Heidi Scott Registrar 6 - “Discover” L&C Tell us what you think about our student services. Complete the survey online at www.lc.edu Virginia Dollins N.O. Nelson Campus Assistant the process of joining the program. She also tries to keep in touch with students throughout their educational experiences at Lewis and Clark. “I always encourage students to call me back if they have any questions along the way, to stay in touch,” she said. Virginia Dollins, assistant at the N.O. Nelson campus in Edwardsville, said eye contact and acknowledging students by name goes a long way. “One thing we’ve learned to do if we can’t personally help a student is to find the person who can, and never think, ‘That’s not my job,’” she said. “We want to reinforce with students the great choice they made by attending Lewis and Clark.” Kelly Wilson, Community Education Center Coordinator in Carlinville, said seeing students complete their education is a rewarding experience. “I was at commencement in May and had a young man come up and shake my hand,” she said. “He thanked me for helping him meet his two-year goal at Lewis and Clark. It’s just a really good feeling to know I’ve helped.” Although most students are familiar with the services the College offers in the Enrollment Center, such as placement testing, academic and financial aid advising, the College offers numerous other services to aid students in their voyage to success. Here are just a few of the Student Services offered at Lewis and Clark: • Academic Advisement • Counseling • Career and Employment Services • Child Care • Assistance and Services for Students with Disabilities • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention • Health Services/Nurse Managed Center • Learning Resource Center/Library • Free Tutoring Services for Math and English • Student Support Services (Grade Monitoring & Textbook Lending) • Student Activities and Clubs • Financial Aid & Veteran’s Affairs • Tuition assistance through the Lewis and Clark Foundation and Financial Aid • Access to the Fitness Center and use of Athletic Facilities • Online and Web-Blended Classes “We are always looking for feedback so that we can continue to improve our offerings for students,” Scheffel said. “We have established an e-mail address where individuals can submit feedback about how we’re doing.” If you would like to offer your thoughts and experiences related to student services at Lewis and Clark send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ... Our #1 Priority! Yvette McLemore Assistant Director, Academic Advising Diane McDonough Division Assistant, Health Sciences Kelly Wilson Macoupin County CEC Specialist David Shifflett Academic Advisor “Celebrating 40 Years of Success “ www.lc.edu - 7 Lewis and Clark Wins MetLife Community College Excellence Award This spring, Lewis and Clark’s Nurse Managed Clinic (NMC) was named a winner of two national awards totaling $125,000. The NMC received recognition from the MetLife Foundation and the Kresge Foundation. The MetLife Award honors the important roles community colleges play in addressing educational, social, and economic needs and opportunities. Lewis and Clark was recognized with the Community College Excellence Award for Innovation, for delivering healthcare to the underserved areas of the community via the clinic on campus and the mobile health unit, all the while using those resources for training future nurses on campus. More than 215 applications were received for the award, which provided $50,000 for the NMC. The NMC also received a $75,000 planning grant this spring for its work with Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation (SIHF) to develop a strategy aimed at reducing health disparities in Calhoun, Jersey, Greene, Macoupin and northern Madison county. The partnership infuses SIHF’s primary care services with Lewis and Clark’s NMC and its academic setting to create a unique healthcare delivery model. The partnership was one of 12 projects selected nationwide from 180 applicants. Seven of the 12 finalists will be selected to implement their plans and will receive additional financial resources to accomplish their goals. Nursing Program Receives Maximum Accreditation In addition to the numerous awards received this spring by the Nurse Managed Clinic, the College’s Nursing Program has received recognition for its outstanding academic excellence. The National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) awarded the program with its maximum accreditation - eight years. The state-of-the-art Templin Building nurse training facility, coupled with the College’s Nurse Managed Clinic and the Nursing Program’s strong community clinical partners provide an excellent learning environment for students. Lewis and Clark’s program outcomes speak for themselves. Graduates of the Nursing Program consistently score above the state and national average with an average pass rate of 91 percent over the past five years. 8 - “Discover” L&C Open To The Public The Nurse Managed Clinic, located on the Godfrey campus, is a fast, convenient way to receive medical attention. The clinic is open to everyone age two and older from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. MondayFriday, and accepts most forms of insurance. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 618-468-6010. Walk-ins are welcome. If you can’t make it to the clinic, the mobile health unit makes stops at locations throughout the district. See the back page of this publication for the July-Oct. 2010 community schedule. College Website is New and Improved Lewis and Clark Community College is unveiling its new and improved website at www.lc.edu this summer. The redesigned site is more colorful and image-based to better reflect our historic buildings and state-of-the-art facilities, our gardens and green landscaping, as well as our diverse student population. The new design also allows for us to spotlight our outstanding students, alumni, faculty and staff, and highlight various programs and locations across our campus and other College area locations. In addition to aesthetics, we’ve improved the site’s navigation and condensed content so it’s easier for students, faculty, staff, alumni and other visitors to find the information they’re looking for more quickly and efficiently. We’ve also included quicklinks and a search function to add to the site’s ease of use. Want to know about an event or news item related to the College? Our calendar and news sections make it easy. For other questions, concerns or difficulties in navigating the site, please contact Web editor Laura Griffith at email@example.com. Lewis and Clark has successfully seen participants through the completion of six Photovoltaic (PV) training courses already this year. Twelve Journeymen from the IBEW Local 649 were the first of three groups to complete the training and learn design concepts for the emerging industry, as well as how to size PV systems for stand-alone and grid-tied applications under assistant professors James Duffey and Michael Morgan. Madison County helped acquire grant funding to create a world-class lab; Lewis and Clark supplied our great instructors and curriculum and the IBEW is bringing its highly-skilled craftsmen to the table. The result is that area residents and businesses have a well-trained resource to take us into solar panel installations. For more information, contact Marla Wagner of The Corporate & Community Learning Division at 618-468-5730. lar o S The Power of Education “Celebrating 40 Years of Success “ www.lc.edu - 9 USTA Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament Marks 13th Year at L&C Tournament Runs July 22-Aug. 1 Lewis and Clark Community College will host the 13th annual United States Tennis Association’s Men’s Futures Pro Circuit Tennis Tournament July 22-August 1 at the Andy Simpson Tennis Complex on the Godfrey campus. The weeklong $10K tournament offers a chance for the public to watch the up-and-coming stars of tennis battle for a spot in singles and doubles finals. Spectators from all over the metro area visit the tournament and are provided with covered stadium seating to keep them comfortable and shaded from the heat. Registration for the tournament will be held Thursday, July 22, from 4-6 p.m. in River Bend Arena at Lewis and Clark Community College. Players in the tournament will start qualifying play Friday, July 23, at 9 a.m. For more information contact the Athletic Department at 618-468-6002. Like us. Friend us. Follow us. Lewis and Clark Community College is building its social network online to share and interact with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. From Twitter to YouTube, these sites are both virtual communities and supplements to our main website with unlimited photos, videos and other content to explore. Log on today and join the 1,250+ Facebook fans to ask us questions, comment on content and interact with us and your peers, or check out our multimedia sites and add to more than 17,500 Flickr views to date. www.lc.edu 10 - “Discover” L&C Got Kids? Looking for ways to keep your kids’ brains active this summer while still having fun? College for Kids 2010 offers more than a hundred classes for kids in pre-school through high school in locations throughout Madison, Macoupin and Jersey counties. Computers. Horses. Theatre. Cooking. Science. Photography. And more. Check us out www.lc.edu/corporate. Or call us at 618-468-5850. It’s what you know. Save the Dates... Music Department Fall Performances Each semester the Music Department at Lewis and Clark Community College offers a variety of performances and concerts for the public. This fall, more than 20 events are planned including: • Brown Bag Salons to be presented at noon on the first Wednesday of each month in the Ringhausen Music Building Atrium. Free, live musical entertainment will be featured and audience members are encouraged to bring their lunches and enjoy 50 minutes of entertainment. • Organ Concert, Sept. 13, in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel • Faculty Concert, Sept. 24, in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel • President’s Holiday Concert, Dec. 14, in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel Save these dates and plan on attending. For more information on all fall performances, please contact the Music Department at 618-468-4731. Join the Lewis and Clark Alumni Association … It ’s Free! If you’re a graduate of Lewis and Clark Community College you can now stay connected with with all the latest news and events taking place at Lewis and Clark by joining the Alumni Association. In the past we have asked alumni to contribute $25 annually to join the Alumni Association, but now anyone can join for free! Visit www.lc.edu/alumni and fill out the membership form online. Once you submit your membership form, you will receive your official alumni card that offers you: • Free admission to all L&C regular season athletic events • Free or reduced rates to L&C music concerts and productions • Use of the campus swimming pool during designated hours • Interlibrary loan privileges in Reid Memorial Library • 10 percent discount on purchases over $5 in the campus bookstore (except textbooks, items priced at textbook margin, class rings and any items already discounted at the textbook rate) You can also stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter , Flickr and MySpace. “Celebrating 40 Years of Success “ www.lc.edu - 11 Lewis and Clark Community College 5800 Godfrey Road Godfrey, IL 62035-2466 www.lc.edu Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Godfrey, IL Permit No. 18 To: Lewis and Clark District Residents Lewis and Clark Mobile Health Unit Community Calendar July 2010 July 1 – Gillespie Food Pantry (Oral Cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 8 – Royal Lakes Community Center (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 12 – Shipman Food Pantry (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 21 – Calvary Baptist Church of Alton (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 24 – YWCA of Alton “Ticket for a Cure Event” with Alton Memorial Hospital (Breast Exams/Screenings) 1-4 p.m. July 27 & 28 – Lincoln Middle School in Edwardsville (School and Sports Physicals) 1-7 p.m. July 29 – Liberty Middle School in Edwardsville (School and Sports Physicals ) 1-7 p.m. July 30 – Lincoln Middle School in Edwardsville (School and Sports Physicals) 4-7 p.m. August 2010 Aug. 2 – Shipman Food Pantry (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Aug. 3 & 4 – Southwestern High School (School and Sports Physicals) 1-8 p.m. Aug. 5 – Southwestern High School (School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Aug. 14 – Alton Mall Health Fair “Ticket for a Cure Event” with Alton Memorial Hospital (Breast Exam/Screenings and School and Sports Physicals) 1-5 p.m. September 2010 Sept. 2 – Gillespie Food Pantry (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 9 – Royal Lakes Community Center (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 13 – Shipman Food Pantry (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 15 – Calvary Baptist Church in Alton (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 25 – Bread of Life Fellowship Church in Alton “Ticket for a Cure Event” with Alton Memorial Hospital (Breast Exams/Screenings) 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. October 2010 Oct. 4 – Shipman Food Pantry (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 7 – Gillespie Food Pantry (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 14 – Royal Lakes Community Center (Oral cancer Screenings, Cholesterol, A1C, BP Screenings, School and Sports Physicals) 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 23 – Bethesda Temple in Alton “Ticket for a Cure Event” with Alton Memorial Hospital (Breast Exam/Screenings) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information about scheduling the mobile unit, contact Kim McAdams at 618-468-4440.