Monthly Archives: August 2019

One-on-one VOYA retirement information sessions available

A representative from VOYA will be on campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the Administration Building, Room 105, to provide one-on-one, no-cost sessions with employees. The sessions seek to educate and inform participants in the Michigan Public School Employees’ Retirement System (MPSERS) Pension Plus, Pension Plus 2 and Defined Contribution plans.

If you would like to sign-up for a session, please contact Tristen Dodge at or 517-284-4582.

University Center joining Siena Heights in celebrating 100 years

The LCC University Center and Siena Heights University are celebrating another year of partnership and Siena Heights’ 100th anniversary with a reception open to all. It will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the University Center Lobby, and includes refreshments and giveaways.

The University Center event is part of Siena Heights’ Centennial Torch Relay. The bicycle relay will begin at SHU’s Lake Michigan College center on Aug. 19 and work its way across the state, finishing at the Adrian campus on Aug. 26.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion debuts new video

The college’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) advances academic excellence by increasing and advocating for campus diversity and inclusion. Studying and working on a campus that embraces a broad range of human experiences and perspectives is important because it enriches the quality of campus life, increases capacity to learn, and prepares students for engaged citizenship and leadership in an increasingly global society.
ODI undertakes initiatives aimed at the recruitment, retention and success of underrepresented students and employees by working with academic units, community partners, and national organizations and institutions. It is committed to the values of inclusive excellence, education and collaboration, sense of belonging for everyone, social justice and equity, and respect and civility.
Learn more about ODI and its programs by watching its new video.

Screenshot from the new Office of Diversity and Inclusion video.

In the news

Press clips from the week include:

Reminder: Tuition waiver request form for non-credit classes

Are you or your IRS dependents planning to use your tuition waiver credits for fall 2019 non-credit courses?
If you are, you must submit the electronic Tuition Waiver Request Form no later than the start date of the requested fall 2019 semester course(s). For non-credit courses to be processed properly and timely, employees are highly encouraged to submit the request form at least two weeks prior to the start date of the non-credit course(s). Check out the Tuition Waiver webpage, located under the “Employee Benefits” section on your myLCC Work tab, to access the request form. Please contact Mara Fisher at with any questions.

5Star Spotlight: Getting ready for fall

The 5Star Service Center is a campuswide system where you can access self-help articles, submit service requests, find information related to technology interruptions and understand campuswide project status. During the month of August, we are focused on getting ready for fall.

If you know a student enrolled in a Health and Human Services certificate program, let them know a new scholarship is available. The scholarship was just made available and had a short window for fall, closing today. The application will open again for spring and summer. Full details can be found in the 5Star Service Center.

Visit the 5Star Service Center. If you have questions, you can reach the Help Desk at or x5221. You can also submit a request for a new service online.

What about benefits? LCC Benefits and Supplemental Options Survey

LCC offers an array of benefits to non-student employees, but understanding them can be confusing. Each week, Human Resources hopes to explain the many facets of our LCC benefits. This week: How you can have a greater say in your benefits.

The LCC Health Care Task Force is conducting a survey to gather employee input on LCC-offered benefits and options for future supplemental benefits. The first wave of this survey will be emailed today to non-faculty employees. Faculty employees will receive the survey after the start of the fall 2019 semester. 

The survey was created through SurveyMonkey and will only take up to three minutes to complete. Employee participation is critically important and greatly appreciated. If you are a non-faculty employee, please look for this survey in your inbox today. Thank you, in advance, for your participation!

The deadline for this first wave of the survey is Aug. 30, 2019.

Please contact Mara Fisher at with any questions.

LCC awarded elite status by NSA and Department of Homeland Security

LCC has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2024 by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

“Your ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure,” the National Security Agency’s Karen Leuschner said.

To gain this elite status, LCC had to meet certain criteria and provide a series of services, including program guidance and oversight; general cyber defense information; and the development of collaboration and outreach opportunities among students, faculty and other institutions. Our cyber defense program is designed to increase understanding of the technology, policy and practices that enable our nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic cyber event.

Learn more about LCC’s cybersecurity programs.

2019-2020 holiday schedule

Holidays Paid Holidays
(where applicable)
Labor Day Sept. 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Nov. 28-29, 2019
Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 2019
Christmas Day Dec. 25, 2019
New Year’s Eve Dec. 31, 2019
New Year’s Day Jan. 1, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20, 2020
Memorial Day May 25, 2020
Independence Day July 3, 2020

Employees will be paid as stated in their applicable collective bargaining agreements or college policy.
The winter break impacting most employees will be Dec. 26, 2019, through and including Dec. 30, 2019.
As has been the case in the past, there will be exceptions to this schedule. Please check with your immediate supervisor if you have questions about holiday observances or college closings.
Please contact Human Resources at 517-483-1870 with any additional questions or concerns.

5Star Spotlight: Getting ready for fall

The 5Star Service Center is a campuswide system where you can access self-help articles, submit service requests, find information related to technology interruptions and understand campuswide project status. 
During the month of August, we will focus on getting ready for fall. If you’re a faculty member preparing for students, you can get help with your courses from our eLearning Department. Here are a few articles that can point you in the right direction for course prep:

eLearning can also assist with:

Visit the 5Star Service Center for more helpful course tips. If you have questions, you can reach the Help Desk at or 517-483-5221. You can also submit a request for a new service online.