Live broadcast of the Board of Trustees meeting for Dec. 6, 2017
Region IX player of the year leads Golden Eagles in scoring
The Region IX Player of the Year resides here at Laramie County Community College, but the path she took to LCCC is not the norm.
Nikita Woods led the Golden Eagles women’s soccer team this season with 25 goals and was fourth on the team with 10 assists, which led to Woods being honored as the Region IX Player of the Year.
“It means a lot,” Woods said. “I mean not just for me but to my family as well because we have sacrificed a lot for me to be here. It’s a nice reward for everyone at the end of the day.”
Woods didn’t take the traditional path to college. Unlike most students who come to LCCC from the local area, Woods grew up in Corrimal, Australia. At first, the transition from Australia to Cheyenne was tough for Woods.
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I started studying at LCCC in 2014, and I want to throw my story in with all the other students who were lost in the tornado of campus life.
Though it has gotten a lot better, during my first few semesters here I had no sense of direction on this campus. The Advising Center at that time was going through a lot of staffing changes, and these affected me directly. I can’t say how many advisors I sat with during that time, but before my current advisor, I don’t think I met with the same one twice.
Games Corner | Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
In this 1961 dystopian sci-fi game, Nazis control the world. Developer Machinegames and publisher Bethesda take us back to the dual-wielding, mecha fighting, rebellious world of Wolfenstein in “Wolfenstein II The New Colossus.” The game is just like it is advertised. “If you’re a Nazi, GTFO.”
Lisa Trimble chosen as Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Lisa Trimble is now the permanent Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Laramie County Community College. Trimble has been the interim AVP since Jan. 2017.
The AVP is the executive director of the LCCC Foundation and looks over public relations and marketing of the college.
“That is something I look forward to is really getting to understand more of the administrative side of the college, and broadening my horizons for the understanding of what is taking place at the college,” Trimble said.
Before Trimble came to LCCC, she was the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and the Director of Special Events at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
History cemented into place | Statues represent tough times in American History
Local governments throughout the United States have recently made decisions to remove statues that represent the Confederacy because of their representation of slavery.
This has caused controversy because some Americans believe the statues represent American history and shouldn’t be removed. However, there has always been someone to record history since America was established.
Confederate statues should be removed if they’re causing distress.
There’s a time to protest, there’s a time to stand | Student justifies why she stands in midst of NFL kneeling controversy
Imagine a child watching as men lower his father’s casket into the ground, seeing a widow receive her husband’s flag as a symbol of his service for this country, or a family member leaning over the casket of a fallen soldier.
I have a lot of respect for people who have fought for this country, who continue to fight for this country and the families of these people.
My family has a history of people who have fought for this country, and there are still some who continue to protect this country today.
These Americans are why I stand for the national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance and acknowledgement of the flag.
Goodbye STATAWAY | LCCC cuts math pathway
Laramie County Community College has eliminated the STATWAY sequence of developmental math courses.
Elhadji Gaye, a mathematics instructor at LCCC, said in an email to the college staff that the pathway was cut due to low enrollment. Gaye also said that the full STATWAY sequence was only offered once.
“We’ve confirmed that students will not be impacted with the deletion of these offerings and that there aren’t currently any students needing to complete the STATWAY sequence,” Gaye said.
New classification compensation system
Laramie County Community College is implementing a new classification and compensation system.
In the fall of 2016, the Board of Trustees asked President Dr. Joe Schaffer to update the current classification and compensation system.
The classification and compensation system are the salaries or wages that employees receive.
Within this new system, no salaries will be reduced within the LCCC campus.