January recognition report

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Julie recognized the following colleagues at the January Board of Education meeting.

Thanks to Leanna Crawford, English/Writing instructor, for organizing and promoting this year’s Soapbox Poetry and to the following faculty and staff who participated in the fall term Soapbox Poetry readings: Jim Eustrom, Steve Richardson, Chrys Tobey, Jeremy Trabue and Tamara Trattner.

The Society of American Archivists awarded Friday Valentine, library faculty member, a certification as a Digital Archives Specialist (DAS). Friday was one of 28 individuals to complete the required coursework and pass the comprehensive exam in November 2017. Friday serves as our digital assets curator and manages the Chemeketa Learning Cloud.

Board member Jackie Franke, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments.

The Chemeketa Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) received $500 in donations of cash, gift cards, and gifts to “Pay it Forward for the Holidays.” Six employees were nominated by their peers and all received personalized gift baskets to brighten their holidays.

The Health and Human Performance staff led by Raschel Larsen has finalized a new low cost HPE295 textbook, Health and Fitness for Life, which will be available at the Bookstore starting this winter term.

The Visual Arts and Performing Arts (VAPA) and Visual Communications (VC) Faculty Show and artists’ talks were held on January 10 in the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery. Thanks to VAPA and VC faculty who had art pieces on display: Deanne Beausoleil, Kay Bunnenberg-Boehmer, Marty Giovannini, Jesse Gottesman, Heidi Grew, Cynthia Herron, Burk Kleiber, Jane Lieber Mays, Alison Lutz, Laura Mack, Bret Malley, Susan Tringalli and Kel Ward.