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By Cynthia Haggitt
Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) has alot to offer to its prospective students who want to learn more about becoming a Trailblazer.
However, instead of seniors from JCHS going to the college, L&C’s President Dr. Ken Trzaska (Dr. T) and his team visited Jersey Community High School (JCHS) last Monday to inform future students all about the two year community college.
Dr. T took office as the sixth president of Lewis and Clark Community College on Sept. 21, 2020. In addition to his role at L&C, he serves as president of the Community College Council of Presidents and co-chair of the System Council of Presidents.
“Good evening and thank you for coming out tonight to visit with us.
“Tonight, we are here to introduce ourselves and it will give us a chance to meet with the seniors personally,” Trzaska said. “We are here to answer any questions about our programs and give you guidance on financial offerings, as well as give you more information about L&C.”
Trzaska talked about campus life and how many changes have taken place since he took office as the president of L&C. He said not only does the college have many academic programs but there are also student activities and student athletics.
“Come be part of our legacy, share your story as your story becomes our story. We are an affordable community college and have many options available either through scholarships or financial aid programs,” Trzaska said. “We also work with our students when they decide to transfer to make sure their credits transfer to their future college program of their choice. It’s the benefits of the one on one assistance that we make available to our students.”
He said that many Trailblazers are making a difference after graduation because the quality of the education given to them has made an impact on their lives and when alumni come back for a visit they feel like they have come back home.
“Once a trailblazer always a trailblazer,” Trzaska said.
The college personnel departments who came along with Dr. T were as follows:
■ Heather Amburg who is the Tri-County counsler for the area outreach community.
■ Christina Wickenhauser who is a teacher of business at L&C.
■ Jessica Noble who is the Coordinator for the Criminal Justice Department at L&C.
■ Paul Kuebrich an Associate Instructor for the Process Operations Department.
■ Melissa Batchelor who is the Coordinator and a Professor for the Child Care Development Program and Education Department.
■ Michael Lemons who is the Broadcast Coordinator and Instructor for WLCA Station Manager at L&C.
■ Hayley Neibel, a Finanical Aid Coordinator.