A note from Peggy Goetsch

I would like to thank everyone for the emails, cards, messages, words of encouragement, offers of assistance, etc, upon the passing of my father in December. I have been overwhelmed by your kindness. It has been a difficult month, but it is so comforting to know I work with such a wonderful, caring group of people. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. – Peggy Goetsch

In the News

Mary Beth Ray, director, Career Development Services: Karla Martin, program records specialist and LLCC student, and Christine Robinson, LLCC student are featured in this story, “Life after layoffs,” in the SJ-R Jan. 12.

A Note from Jill Whitney

Thank you to the LLCC Family for all the phone calls, texts, visits, food, flowers, and overall concern about my well-being following my recent surgery and two hospital admissions. It’s nice to know that so many people care so much! My holidays were very different this year but I am on the mend and doing much better. Thanks again.

Jill Whitney

A reminder to sign up for CQI Training Sessions

If you have yet to attend a Continuous Quality Improvement training session, there are still some spots available in the sessions listed below. To register, please call 782-7436 or email cctc@llcc.edu.




January 30 & 31, 2014


February 21 & 28, 2014


March 21 & 28, 2014


April 18 & 25, 2014


June 5 & 12, 2014

Christmas bird count/fall bird banding report

LLCC continues to be a mecca for birds. Tony Rothering, professor of biology, conducted a campus bird count on Dec. 22 and recorded:

Great Blue Heron  1

Downy Woodpecker  1

Northern Flicker  1

American Kestrel  1

Song Sparrow  1

Red-tailed Hawk  2

Ring-billed Gull  2

Tufted Titmouse  2

White-breasted Nuthatch  3

American Robin  4

House Finch  4

Red-bellied Woodpecker  5

Black-capped Chickadee  6

Mourning Dove  6

American Goldfinch  7

White-throated Sparrow  10

Northern Cardinal  16

Blue Jay  17

Dark-eyed Junco  47

House Sparrow  60

American Crow  192

European Starling  260

Canada Goose  490

Also, below is a link to the bird banding report for this past fall (2013) as generated by Vern Kleen.  Some of the highlights from Prof. Rothering: we captured 1902 birds of 70 species over 64 banding days (we averaged 30 birds per day).  Our high day was Oct. 18 on which we captured and banded 194 birds (mostly goldfinches)!!  From a cummulative standpoint … after 3 banding seasons (fall 2012, spring and fall 2013), we have captured ~ 3600 birds of 94 species!

Between classes and individuals, we had 200 LLCC students visit and/or assist at the banding station this fall.  We hope this number will continue to grow!

MS — LLCC BBS Fall 2013 Report