Reorganization brings three employees into Center for Student Support

The Center for Student Support is happy to welcome three phenomenal people to our team. Student Affairs recently went through a minor reorganization, and we are thrilled to welcome Curlada Eure-Harris of Counseling, Patti Ayers of Student Life and Larry Hook of The Lookout to the team. For those who have not met them, take a moment to read through their brief biographies below. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome to our team!
 
Curlada Eure-Harris
Curlada Eure-Harris is a product of Curt’s love for Admara. She hyphenates her last name, using her father’s family name and that of her deceased husband and their three children. As a transplant from the Philadelphia area, she enjoys Michigan’s Great Lakes over the Atlantic Ocean. Her professional and personal philosophy is that we are 99.99% genetically the same, one human race on earth, each having a contribution to make to humanity.
 
Eure-Harris brings a variety of ongoing formal and informal educational input to her work. She believes community college is the place within higher education where one has access to a combination of social reality and personal opportunity. She is, among other things, a loved caregiver of family pets, a dance performer on the Wharton’s stage, a dabbler in a variety of languages, a dedicated fresh foodie, and, for our LCC students, a licensed professional of integrative holistic counseling and therapy.
 
Larry Hook
Larry Hook has been the adviser of The Lookout for the past 17 years. His duties include hiring staff, teaching them how to write journalistically and helping them to produce a college newspaper. The Lookout has won many awards during Hook’s tenure as adviser, including Michigan Press Association’s “Newspaper of the Year” three times.
 
Hook is a graduate of Lansing Catholic Central High School and Michigan State University, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He spent nine years as editor in chief of The Leslie Local Independent newspaper and four years as an editor for Lansing Community Newspapers. He also worked for 12 years as a freelance reporter for MLive.
 
A fan of professional sports, Hook has coached a variety of sports, including baseball, basketball, bowling and soccer. In his spare time, Hook enjoys playing softball, bowling, collecting baseball cards, watching movies and playing pinball. He has a collection of 11 pinball machines and five arcade video games.
 
Patti Ayers
Patti Ayers is the departmental administrator for Student Life. She began her career at LCC as a student employee and later gained experience working in the offices of Accessibility Services and Financial Aid before joining Student Life in 1993. In her current role as Student Life coordinator, she oversees registered student organizations, the Student Leadership Academy, department student events and activities, and serves as the college’s student ombudsperson.
 
Ayers is an alumnae of LCC, holds a B.A. in multidisciplinary studies from Siena Heights University, and is faculty certified as an instructor for Phi Theta Kappa’s Leadership Development Studies curriculum. In addition to her work in Student Life, Ayers enjoys golfing and loves the outdoors, cooking and music.