This week, we’re applauding Center for Teaching Excellence director and Integrated English adjunct professor Megan Lin.
“Professor/director Lin has done an
exceptional job maintaining the positive sense of community the CTE is known
for,” Melissa Lucken wrote in the award. “She listens to staff
needs and goes above and beyond to meet those needs.”
Applause also goes to Lonnie Arens of Facilities.
“Thank you, Lonnie, for rushing to help me first thing on a Monday morning,” Amy Park wrote in the
award. “The movable walls between two classrooms had been jammed and
I wasn’t strong enough to move them on my own. I called Physical Plant in a
panic and Lonnie came to help me get the classrooms set up in time for 8 a.m.
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.
Celebrate spring and bond with your coworkers with the Experience #Starpower Peeps diorama contest.
If you haven’t seen the dioramas before, the
basic goal is to build an interesting, creative, funny or clever scene using
Peeps marshmallow candy. Visit internal.lcc.edu/experience/peeps
to see prior years’ submissions. Your team can be made up of any work friends
you want to partner with – whether it’s a department or program group project,
or lunch room buddies.
Each team will be given one package of the chick-shaped Peeps, but you can use
as many additional packages of Peeps as you’d like. You can also use any other
materials you want (just don’t abuse LCC resources – check with your supervisor
if you aren’t sure). Start with a box (a paper box works particularly well) and
build from there.
Please keep your entries work appropriate.
Request your box of Peeps from firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day
Wednesday, April 10. Be sure submit the photo of your completed diorama and the
names of your team members to that same address by Friday, April 19. Winners
will be announced in The Star soon after.
The 5Star Service Center is
a campuswide system where you can access knowledge base articles for
self-help, submit service requests, find information related to technology
interruptions and understand campuswide project status. To help you get familiar with the 5Star
Service Center, we’re going to be highlighting new services here each
There are many services offered already, from all areas across campus – from IT
to Vehicle Reservations to Print Services. But, if you can’t find what you’re
looking for, you can request a new service! It’s easy. Just tell us what kind
of help you’d like to be able to initiate on the 5Star Service Center and we’ll
do all the research!
All faculty are
invited to the Center for Teaching Excellence’s annual Faculty Appreciation
Day 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in TLC 326. Faculty will have the
opportunity to gather with their colleagues, enjoy a taco bar and enter
giveaways. Drop in at any point, and we hope you can join us!
Comer, an instructor in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program, has
received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award from the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) in recognition of more than 50 years of aviation
Charles Taylor Award is the most prestigious award presented by the FAA to an
aviation maintenance technician. The award – named in honor of Charles Taylor,
the first aviation mechanic in powered flight – recognizes the lifetime
accomplishments of aircraft mechanics. Charles Taylor served as the Wright
brothers’ mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for
the 1903 Wright Flyer, the first aircraft to achieve heavier-than-air flight.
The purpose of the award is to recognize individuals who have exhibited
professionalism, skill and aviation expertise for at least 50 years in the
aircraft maintenance profession as master mechanics.
“We are justifiably proud that the FAA has recognized Gene
for his outstanding aircraft maintenance career,” said Mark Bathurst,
director of the college’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program. “We are
fortunate that Gene is able to impart his vast knowledge and expertise to our
Mr. Comer, a 56-year veteran of the aviation industry, began his
aviation maintenance career in 1963 by attending the Spartan School of
Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduation, he was awarded
the FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate and subsequently the FAA Inspection
Authorization rating. He has owned his own business on two different occasions
and has maintained a variety of aircraft ranging from small single engine
airplanes to modern, large jet aircraft. Gene also worked in aviation management
for more than 30 years as a director of maintenance for a large air freight
operation, and as a manager for a large piston engine overhaul company. Gene
also has more than 3,000 flight hours in a variety of aircraft. Gene joined LCC
in 2015 and currently serves as an instructor teaching in all areas of the
Since its inception in 1990, there have been
more than 2,700 Charles Taylor awards presented nationwide. Gene is only the
64th Michigander to receive the award. Congratulations, Gene!
Performing Arts is delving
into the world of child beauty pageants with its production of “Pageant Play,”
opening this weekend.
Pinky Corningfield will do anything to make sure her little angel wins the
ultimate title, Supreme Queen. When Marge, a newcomer to the pageant circuit,
shows up and starts grabbing all the glory, Pinky and her minions, Bob and
Bobby, use unorthodox methods to ensure her darling, Chevrolet, is
victorious. Glitz. Glamour. Kidnapping. Money. Really, really small false teeth.
The play is written by Matthew Wilkas and Mark Setlock, and directed by Paige
Tufford. It is intended for mature audiences.
Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays March 29-30 and April 5-6, and 2
p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Gannon Building’s Black Box Theatre. The April 6
and 7 performances will be sign interpreted by LCC student interpreters.
Tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and LCC employees, and
$10 for the general public. Cash and checks only.
The LCC ACE Women’s Network Equal Pay Day
event will be held 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Gannon Conference
Center Michigan Room.
On average, women in the U.S. are paid 80
cents for every dollar paid to men. Equal Pay Day is dedicated to awareness,
symbolizing how far into 2019 the average U.S. woman has to work to make as
much as men did in 2018. This year, it falls on April 2. At LCC, the average
full-time female employee makes 98.2 percent of what the average full-time male