Monthly Archives: September 2018

Career and Employment Services hosting fall activities for students

LCC Career and Employment Services (CES) would like to visit your classroom for a quick, 10-minute chat to share this semester’s CES events and services. Register your class(es) here.

This fall, CES will host several events for students, including drop-in resume reviews, LinkedIn profile photo headshots, local company field trips and mock interviews in addition to its usual career advising appointments. Learn more at lcc.edu/ces.

Join Student Support for Kim Cory’s retirement open house

The Center for Student Support will host an open house retirement party in honor of Kim Cory from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the Success Lounge. Everyone is welcome to attend to wish Kim the best in her retirement.

Kim, access consultant in the Center for Student Support, started working at LCC in 1987. She served as an adjunct for several years teaching WRIT121 and later ENGL208. She has worked in the Center for Student Access, since 1994. Kim has been with the college 31 years and will retire on her birthday, Oct. 1.

A round of Applause! for the Academic Success Coaches

This week, we’re applauding the Academic Success Coaches.

“I would like to recognize the Academic Success Coaches for their tireless work throughout the summer!” Carrie Gregg said of the team’s seamless efficiency. “While many of their peers were taking an opportunity to recharge, they were working harder than ever before to successfully launch new initiatives, develop programming and support their partner programs as they worked to provide incoming students with a positive first experience. The ASCs are an amazing, cohesive team of caring individuals who have fully dedicated themselves to student success and collegewide collaboration!”

This regular “Applause!” column features the good work you and your colleagues do around the college. It’s powered by Applause! Awards, an LCC-wide program designed to recognize you for providing excellent customer service. Know someone who deserves to be featured here? All awards are given by employees, to employees, and everyone is eligible.

Register now for Women’s Network fall breakfast

Join us for the ACE Women’s Network fall breakfast 7:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12 in the Gannon Building Michigan Room, This event focuses on “The Confidence Code, The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know,”- written by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. Dr. Kimberly Hurns, Vice President of Instruction at Washtenaw Community College, hosted a session based on this book at the MI-ACE State Conference in June, and will join us Oct. 12.

The first 100 participants to register for the upcoming Women’s Network breakfast will get a free copy of the book.  Register on the Women’s Network website by Thursday, Oct. 4.

Tonya Bailey to serve as LCC’s new chief diversity officer

Please join us in welcoming our new chief diversity officer, Tonya Bailey. She joins us from Michigan State University, where she was serving as the director of Student Success. In this role, she was deeply engaged in student support initiatives.

Prior to her time at MSU, Tonya spent 18 years at the University of Michigan-Flint, gaining expertise in program development and design, academic advising, coaching and career development services. She also served as a lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Africana Studies.

Tonya holds a bachelor’s of science from the University of Evansville and a master of public administration from the University of Michigan-Flint, and will soon complete her Ph.D. in educational leadership from Central Michigan University.

Many thanks to Tarence Lauchie’, who has served as our interim chief diversity officer since May. He will return to his roles as a Business and Community Institute trainer, adjunct faculty and Small Business Development Center senior business consultant.

Tonya begins Monday, Sept. 24.

eLearning offering numerous accessibility sessions and workshops

This semester’s Come See Us sessions, held during eLearning Academic Office Hours, are tailored to focus on D2L accessibility. Faculty are encouraged to stop by with their D2L accessibility questions!

Upcoming Come See Us session topics include Creating Accessible Documents Using Microsoft Office.

Additionally, eLearning will offer a variety of accessibility workshops this semester through the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

Upcoming workshops include:

  • Accessibility Tools in D2L
    11 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Sept. 25, TLC 321
  • CMS Accessibility Checklist & Revision Plan Training
    2-4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, TLC 321
Visit the CTE website to view the full workshop schedule, and to register for available sessions.

For questions, please contact eLearning by phone at x1839 or email at lcc_elearning@star.lcc.edu.

Educational event discussing mood disorders to be held Sept. 27

Join Counseling Services to learn more about depression, anxiety and other mood disorders that affect many college students and adults.

The event will include access to free, anonymous online screenings as well as prizes and giveaways. It will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Gannon Highway, near the StarZone.

As always, please remember all students have access to free, licensed counselors right on campus. Encourage them to contact the Center for Student Support at 517-483-1924 or lcc.edu/counseling.