Welcome to the inaugural issue of LBCC Connects, the official e-newsletter of Linn-Benton Community College! Each month we will bring you stories of how LBCC is empowering passionate, purposeful growth in the lives of individuals -- and working to build upon the strength of our entire community. Please feel free to share this publication with family and friends, so they can receive a copy in their own mailbox. Sign up here.
A Year-end Message from President Lisa Avery
As 2020 draws to a close, I want to take a moment to thank you for your incredible support. While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly impacted every aspect of life, my thoughts are on the incredible endurance of a community who cares deeply about lifting one another up and helping folks persevere.

Community Rays Gala Nets $50,000 for Students and Programs
On Nov. 19th, as the days grew shorter in a city already darkened by a worldwide pandemic, more than 100 people gathered virtually to help LBCC spread some mid-valley light.

President Emeritus Hamann Receives NC3 Leadership Award
The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) has presented Dr. Greg Hamann with the 2020 NC3 Leadership Award for his dedication and commitment to career and technical education.

Dr. Ramycia McGhee: "We're a Family, too."
Coming from City College in Chicago to LBCC was a culture shock, but Dr. Ramycia McGhee said she feels like she’s found
a second home. Now, she goes out of her way to ensure that students feel the same.

From One Student to Another: Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help
With the recent loss of his father to pancreatic cancer, the idea of coming to LBCC was a scary one. “I had no idea what to expect,” said Ian Delgado, of Lebanon. “But the faculty and the staff made me feel really supported. They made me feel like they wanted me to succeed.” Ian knows his father would be proud.

Fall Concert: In the Night
LBCC In the News
Linn-Benton Community College will be closed for winter break from Dec. 24, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021. View all LBCC calendars
President Avery contributed to the national dialogue about enrollment challenges faced by students of color and what community colleges like LBCC are doing to help. Read more
Nursing Alum Cheryl McGrath is honored for her service. Read the story
Linn-Benton's choir operates under a new format in this 'new normal.' Read more in the student newspaper
Three Sweet Home volleyball players sign with LBCC. Read more
A Word from Roadrunner Athletics: #GOBEAKS