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College Community & Recognition

President’s Desk Report for April 2011

8th annual clay shoot On Friday, April 29th, the LCCC Foundation kicked off the event season with its 8th Annual LCCC Foundation and Alumni Scholarship Clay Shoot. It was a beautiful day at the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Ormrod, PA and the day started with delicious donuts and plenty of hot coffee while LCCC students mingled with guests and participants registered. A brief introduction from Tim Herrlinger, Executive Director of the Foundation, and the shooters were off to their stands. Six of the College’s students worked the Shot of Gold stands waiting to see what team member would shoot the lucky target. They enjoyed being a part of the day by getting to mix and mingle with our sponsors. While the pig was cooking, the rest of the volunteers prepared for a sumptuous BBQ catered by Grumpy’s Roadhouse BBQ. The tables were set with the give-a-ways - handmade clay mugs sporting LCCC’s clay shoot logo stuffed with packets of Green Mountain organic coffee and Bang Bang Shrimp coupons donated by Bonefish Grill. We would like to send a special thank you to Ironton Telephone for their continued support of LCCC’s Foundation events and being our lunch sponsor for the day! With over 25 Chinese auction items, eleven shot of gold winners, three 50/50 winners and Continued on Page 3


a message from our president

The campus is really coming together. The Berrier Hall renovation is almost complete and will feature a new center for our students including a wellness center, a new game room, an arcade and more. The Wellness Center, open for LCCC students, staff and faculty will be open on May 9th. And if you’re joining us to celebrate commencement on May 18th, you will be among the first to see the renovated gymnasium. A special thank you to everyone who supported the 8th Annual LCCC Foundation and Alumni Association Clay Shoot. Close to $9,000 was raised in scholarships for well-deserving students in our community. The Clay Shoot, which officially kicked off our event season, had 110 shooters and brought in a few new sponsors from the community. Read more about the Clay Shoot in this newsletter. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming foundation events, where you can see your dollars at work, making a difference for our students. We have so much to celebrate in the next few weeks - for our employees and students through our Staff Recognition and Commencement, respectively. The Staff Recognition Dinner will be held May 13 at the recently opened Community Services Center, main campus. In addition to recognizing employee milestones, retirees will be honored for their dedicated years of service. Our “Profiles of Excellence,” showcasing all employee achievements, awards and distinctions, will be distributed at the Dinner. Commencement is being held May 18 with two ceremonies, at 6 and 8 p.m. and we will have almost 600 graduates this spring. Our students were recently honored at our Annual Student Awards Banquet held April 28, where our students were recognized for outstanding athletic, academic and club achievements. Show your support for the achievements of our staff, faculty and students, many of which are reflected in this newsletter. Also in this newsletter is an update on our strategic plan progress – another reason to celebrate.

Donald W. Snyder LCCC President

As always, thank you for all you do to ensure LCCC’s success.

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our top three winning teams, there were lots of prizes given away. We also had a gun raffle for the first time this year and that in itself was a huge success. Many thanks to our very own Annabelle B. Creveling, LCCC Board of Trustees member, for donating the shotgun.

Pictured left are Annabelle B. Creveling and Gerald Trumbauer.

1st Place Team: Levan Associates with a score of 375 out of 400 2nd Place Team Wittig, CPAs scored 322 3rd Place Team Cowan Associates scored of 320

Team, and the winner of the gun raffle was Gerald Trumbauer. Thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting the scholarship clay shoot as we look forward to next year’s event.

The top shooter for the day, with a score of 99 out of 100 was Jay Martyn from Levan Associates

Events & Happenings Joseph A. Alban Whitehall-Coplay

David R. Hunsicker Northwestern Lehigh

Robert M. Cohen Parkland

Matthew T. Korp Catasauqua

Annabelle B. Creveling Allentown

Audrey L. Larvey Chair Palmerton

Mathias J. Green Jr. Northern Lehigh

2010-2011 Board of Trustees Thomas F. Mantz Secretary Salisbury

Kenneth H. Mohr Jr. Vice Chair Southern Lehigh William Santore Jr. Panther Valley

Randall L. Smith Jim Thorpe

Joseph C. Volk Trustee at Large

Larry E. Stern Lehighton

Jerome B. Frank, Esquire Solicitor

Ann L. Thompson Treasurer East Penn Michael J. Torbert Trustee at Large

2010-2011 Foundation Board of Directors Ann Bieber LCCC Administration Lee Bond Ashland Technologies Tony Boyle Boyle Construction John T. Cathers Jr. Treasurer FCFCU Jan Creedon County of Lehigh

Annabelle B. Creveling LCCC Trustee Bernard Durant Durant Ent. (ret.) Maria Esposito Saucon Valley Country Club Raymond Federici Alvin H. Butz Robin Flores Allentown Symphony Association

Kathy Frazier PPL Ronald Glass Administrator Emeritus Andre Green Verizon Inc. Christopher Jordan Northstar Youth Services Richard Kern Wachovia Bank

Kathy Kovatch Reaman Vice Chairperson & Secretary Kovatch Corporation Buddy Lesavoy, Esq. Lesavoy, Butz and Seitz, LLC David Lobach Embassy Bank Ellen Millard-Kern Chairperson Office of Sen. Patrick M.Browne

Ron Neimeyer Altronics Inc.

Dale Roth Architect

Kent C. Newhart Accounting and Tax Associates Inc.

Christina Schoemaker Lehigh Valley Health Network

Thomas Oleksa Liberty Savings Bank, FSB

Betty Smith Trexler-Haines Inc.

Yvette Palmer CFO & Stuff LLC Roger C. Reis Lower Macungie Twsp. Commissioner

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Willard Snyder New Tripoli Bancorp Mark Thompson MKSD LLC

Alumni Association Board of Directors

Megan Billowitch (’94) Shannon Ciamacco (’94) Betty George (’73)

Fabian Moriah (’05) Secretary

Heather Mullen (‘06) Vice President Susan Heller (’03 and 07) Christina Schoemaker (‘99) Dallas Holtzer (’73) President Linda Krisko (‘80) Treasurer

Berrier hall & wellness center reopening Mark your calendars for the May 9th opening

of the Wellness Center in Berrier Hall! Berrier Hall will be the new home of a stateof-the-art wellness center, cougarcade and dance studio. You will also find the student government, student life, athletic and Physical Education offices. Some of the renovations include new locker rooms, snackbar, conference room, and a classroom equipped with an eno board. An enthusiastic staff will be at the welcome center to greet you, lead tours and process LCCC I.D.’s, parking registrations, and the lost and found. Hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday- 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Closed May 18th through May 22nd.

Summer Hours : Start May 19th Monday - Friday-10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

The Wellness Center is open to LCCC students, faculty and staff.

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Events & Happenings Student Awards banquet The Student Government Association (SGA) were hosts to the Annual Student Spring Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 28. The banquet was held at the Rodeway Inn & Conference Center on Routes 22 & 309 in Allentown. Students were recognized for their service to the College and for their achievements in athletics, clubs and organizations, Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges and the College Conduct Board. Coaching staff and faculty advisors were also recognized. As we celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and recognize the efforts of our students, a hearty congratulations go out to all award recipients!

Aspire to Care

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, LCCC’s Alumni Association was hard at work cleaning the kitchen and painting cabins at Camp Fowler, preparing them for the upcoming summer camps. This was the first of many “Aspire to Care” projects to which the Association will lend a hand. Thanks you to the following individuals for all of their hard work on Saturday: Christina & Chris Schoemaker, Deb Hock, Heather & Bill Mullen, Michelle Mitchell and her son Josh, Donna Williams and Dallas Holtzer. Camp Fowler is a therapeutic adventure camp, nestled in Orefield, PA. At the camp, children from the Lehigh Valley and all of eastern Pennsylvania are able to experience the benefits of the camping experience that might not otherwise be available to them. Camp Fowler is a place to heal, a place to learn, a place to grow. This state-of-the-art, 43-acre camp, nestled on the banks of the Jordan Creek, includes seven cabins that can accommodate more than 150 young people overnight, with complete handicap-accessible bath and shower facilities for boys and girls. Adventure opportunities include seven high elements, featuring a zip line and climbing wall. If you would like to learn more about Camp Fowler please visit the website at www.valleyyouthhouse.org/CampFowler. For more information on the College’s Alumni Association and the “Aspire to Care” program, please contact Jane Wilchak at alumni@lccc.edu.

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Diversity: creating connections

The Teaching Learning Center’s (TLC) second annual college-wide conference drew 140 participants from the college and surrounding community on April 15 in LCCC’s new Community Services Center. Setting the tone for the day, President Snyder welcomed the crowd and Professor Emeritus, Monro Roth, read a “Diversity Creed.” The keynote session was an interfaith panel composed of members of the Lehigh Valley Interfaith Council, Rev. Canon Maria Tjeltveit, Rabbi Dr. Robert Lennick, Mr. Shree Patel, and Ms. Nusheen Beik. Eleven more sessions and workshops followed, including student, faculty and community presenters. Readings from the student publication, Xanadu; a mandala workshop; and hip-hop were among the

many exciting offerings of the day. One student evaluation stated, “LCCC needs more programs like this - this should be mandatory!”

Transformation 2009-2014: Strategic plan update - Making great progress

An excerpt from the Davison Group, as we continue with our plan... LCCC’s organizational capacity for strategic planning continues to grow. The strategic planning process has evolved significantly and continues to move forward in a positive fashion. In the past, it was difficult even to get people into the same room, much less on the same page. Now, teams of people are working together and making significant contributions to the future of the College, as evidenced by the committees’ report-outs. The specific recommendations in the plan initially tended to be made more in a vacuum. While resource balancing was considered, the need for it is now being taken more seriously, and recommendations are more reflective of the realities of LCCC’s internal and external environments, both the short- and the long-term. The report-outs also reflect that the committees are not only generating ideas but also are examining processes (i.e., how work is getting done) in an in-depth way.

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One of the process considerations raised during the Transforming the Learning Environment (TLE) presentation was the challenge of prioritizing 60 projects, and the connection of this challenge with infrastructure. Resolving this is clearly a crucial piece of business for the strategic planning team, for several reasons. Each project deserves thoughtful consideration while calling for a chunk of limited resources. How they are evaluated, and how they fit into the full strategic picture, will to some degree be tied to project dependencies: what resources must be assembled, or created, in order to carry out their planning and implementation. The evaluation process has brought to light the fact that lowerlevel infrastructure has not always kept pace with the higher-level need for research and exploration built into many of these projects. The existence of documentation redundancies, and multiple names for the same things—the familiar “confusion of tongues” problem of technological society—are signs that people may find themselves working at cross purposes.


E-Stats: Quick facts on our E-Communications

new employees Marjorie A. Beahm, Recreation Center Coordinator – Ext. 1181, Berrier Hall

During the month of March we had 218,644 visitors to LCCC’s website who spent an average of 4:19 browsing and viewing 489,749 pages. And did you know that the course catalog has been downloaded 12,000 times in the past 8 months?!

students give back

Students in ECE 225: Early Childhood Professional created Family Literacy Bags through a grant from Rotary International and Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). The books were donated through the Cops and Kids program and the literacy bags included a purchased manipulative, such as a teddy bear or a puzzle, games that each student made, and a list of five activities related to the book that families could do at home with their children. As part of the grant, the book bags were donated to Lehigh Valley Children’s Centers to help celebrate NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child in April.

On LCCC’s Facebook site in March, we had 70 new “likes”, 2,260 lifetime “likes” and 32,800 post views. We have a total of 1,196 active monthly users and growing!

College Community

recognition employee scene Name: Mary Beth O’Dea Title: Assistant Controller - Services Start Date at LCCC: February 20, 2007

As a result of the Beacon 2011 rankings completed by three readers in each of the categories, the following LCCC students have been invited to present their papers at the June 3 conference to be held on LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville: • Tyler Landis, whose paper “Economic Paradoxes” is included in the Business and Economics Panel. His faculty mentor is Ned Schillow. • Ryan McGrail, whose paper “The DeLacey Family; the True Creators of Frankenstein’s Creature” is included in the General Literature Panel. His faculty mentor is Dr. Kathleen Mayberry.

• Jusline Sayegh, whose paper “Addressing the Needs of Generation 1.5 in the Community College” is included in the Education Panel. Her faculty mentor is Ruth Munilla. All members of the LCCC community are encouraged to attend part or all of the conference in support of our students. Registration information can be found on the Beacon website, www.beaconconference.org.

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Favorite Activity: I love the beach. I don’t get there often anymore, but when I do, I love sitting in a chair with a book, enjoying the sounds of the beach. It is very calming. Favorite Hobby: Right now my hobby is to watch my daughter play softball or field hockey. Watching my daughter play the sports she loves and enjoy the success she has had is an incredible feeling. What do we not know about you but you would like to share: When I retire, I want to purchase a used baby grand piano and take piano lessons.

Grant received Mary Rasley and Steve Weitz received a $15,000 Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) grant from Google for a project entitled “Edugaming in High School.” The purpose of the CS4HS initiative is to promote computer science in the high school curriculum by supporting colleges to develop projects, such as workshops for local high school teachers, that incorporate informational talks by industry leaders and discussions on new and emerging computer science curricula at the high school level. Google grant funds will supplement funding provided through a National Science Foundation grant to conduct workshops for high school Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) teachers that will focus on computational thinking and student learning through educational games. The goal of the workshops is to enhance student learning and generate student interest in game and simulation development.

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Coming Up May 12 Health Career Job & Transfer Fair Community Services Center May 13 Staff Recognition Dinner Community Services Center

.....to our 2011 Graduates!

May 18 Commencement Berrier Hall May 21 Your Future is Now! Parent College Event Donley Center June 3 Beacon Conference

Archived issues of the President’s Desk can be found online at www.lccc.edu

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President's Desk - April 2011 report