Before they passed away, both my grandfather and father had dementia. Although its onset probably came much sooner than our family recognized, my dad's decline seemed so very swift. It was heart-wrenching to travel to the nursing home in Missouri to visit him and realize that he didn't know me anymore. He seemed agitated as his hands fidgeted. If only I had known about fidget quilts at that time, I would have loved to create one to help soothe him. These quilts help patients feel more relaxed, thereby improving well-being. The different textures and shapes engage and stimulate the brain.
A total of 111 Lamar Community College students have earned academic honors for the Spring 2018 semester including 56 named to the President's List for achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Each semester, Lamar Community College credits its top-performing students with three distinct honors: President's List, GPA of 4.0, Vice President's List, GPA of 3.75-3.99, and Dean's List, GPA of 3.5-3.74.
LCC President Dr. Linda Lujan praised the students' hard work and dedication.
Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, has announced the Dean's List for its spring 2018 semester. For the semester, 378 students from 21 states and six countries were named to the Dean's List, with 252 students achieving a 4.0 grade point average.
To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time coursework.
Students are listed alphabetically by state and hometown. International students are located at the end of the list.
Students from Colorado are among the 1,601 named by deans at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, to the Deans Honor Roll for the spring 2018 semester.
The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.60 for the semester. Full-time on-campus and FHSU Virtual College students are eligible.
Students are listed alphabetically by city with their classifications and, for those who have declared them, majors.
Lamar Community College and the LCC Foundation continually support area students through ongoing scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Multiple scholarships are still available for the upcoming academic year, including two significant scholarships: the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) funds and the Quarterly Forum Scholarship for service area students of all ages.
When layered with other financial aid, these scholarships have the potential to cover most, if not all, of a student's cost of attending college.
Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey from Montrose will compete in bull riding at the College National Finals Rodeo this summer. The CNFR starts June 10 with performances and slack, and continues through June 15. The finals are held in Casper, Wyoming.
Hoey, who finished second in the Central Rocky Mountain Region and currently sits 22nd in the national standings, will ride June 10-12.
Joei Hamill of Lubbock, Texas, recently signed her Letter of Intent to rodeo at Lamar Community College this fall. The recent graduate of Frenship High School in Wolfforth, will add her goat tying and breakaway roping skills to the 2018-2019 Lopes Rodeo team.
Hamill is finishing an impressive year, as noted by LCC Head Coach Fred Sherwood.
"Joei is in eighth place in Texas Region 2 goat tying and is headed to the Texas State High School Finals in June," he said. "She also ropes very well and should make an immediate impact on our women's team."
The Lamar Community College Nursing department celebrated the accomplishments of their graduates with the time-honored tradition of the Nurse Pinning earlier this month.
The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession. 53 students were pinned including 20 from the Level I (Practical Nursing) and 33 from the Level II (Associate Degree in Nursing/Registered Nurse) programs.
A stream of blue-clad graduates entered a packed gym at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center for the college's 79thAnnual Commencement ceremony. In just a short time, those students would become LCC alumni.
Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, opened the commencement with a brief welcoming address. She remarked on the hard work of the graduates, congratulating them on all of they have accomplished.
Lamar Community College freshmen in the Horse Training & Management (HTM) and Equine Business Management (EBM) programs demonstrated their hard work from this past year during the Spring Horse Show.
Friends and family of the students as well as horse owners watched as each student performed reining patterns and additional horsemanship skills to demonstrate what they have learned during the academic year as well as how well they have applied that knowledge to training their horses.