LCCC instructor proposes Gen Ed idea to SGA

The Laramie County Community College Student Government Association met at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Crossroads building. There were eight people in attendance.

Melanie Young, an English instructor, presented SGA with a draft of a proposed general education philosophy statement. The statement was crafted by members of the Guided Pathways General Education Committee.

The presentation dealt with how the philosophy could be integrated into general education classes. The philosophy emphasizes four key practices for students taking general education courses: Practices of Exploration, Research and Problem Solving; Practices of Creativity and Innovation; Practices of Empathy and Integrity; and Practices of Communications and Collaboration.

The committee is seeking student input on the draft philosophy. To participate, take the survey at

SGA will be hold a meet and greet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the  CCC Student Lounge. There will be free food.

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Tec Morning Star Bio Before starting his writing career, Tecumapese Morning Star, Tec to his friends, is retire 20-year Navy veteran having served on various ships and stations. After serving in the Navy Morning Star became an elementary school librarian and teacher. After leaving the education field, he worked in the fast food industry, the hospitality industry and the retail industry. Morning Star is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. He has a diploma for writing for Children from the Stratford Career Institute and has a diploma in freelance writing from the Penn Foster Distant Learning Center. Morning Star has one son, and three grandchildren. In his free time Morning Star said he practices and teaches karate. He holds the rank of Soke, tenth degree black belt. He also has a Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Arts and Sciences. He also holds a third and fourth degree ranks in two other Martial Arts styles. Morning Star recently competed in an international karate tournament in Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica and placed first in his age group in kata or forms competition. Morning Star also plays saxophone in a local community wind symphony. Morning Star said he also likes to travel. His favorite places to visit are Prague, Czech Republic and Costa Rica. Morning Star and his family are of Native American Shawnee decent and enrolled members of the Appalachian Shawnee Tribe.

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