Florence Meet the Dean

Director's Message: A Season of Light

Russ Pierson

Here's the secret you need to know about winter term: by the time we begin classes in January, the world is already growing a little lighter and brighter with each passing moment. Even during dark, rainy--or even snowy--days, and long before spring has fully sprung, this little bit of extra light reminds us that a season of promise is still ahead.

What will you do this winter term to make the most of this season of light? If you're one of our remarkable credit students, I commend you for your commitment to yourself and to your future. In January, we talk about a "new year," but you're well on your way to a "new you," with new confidence and expertise. You can do this! 

Our fantastic faculty and stupendous staff have brewed up some awesome offerings if you are focusing on your personal commitment to lifelong learning this winter—to adding new skills, integrating new information and generally bettering yourself. I encourage you to join us in one of our continuing education classes or Outward Ventures. Right here in Florence (and beyond!), you will discover many opportunities for engaging conversations, personal empowerment and enrichment, and rewarding adventure.

If you aren't enrolled this term, here's the great thing about the Florence Center: you don't have to wait till next fall—you can start any time! So if you are looking to earn a certificate or degree that might net you a new career—or if you are on your way to earning your degree—please consider making us your first stop. We would love to sit down with you and discuss the possibilities and the promise together. 

Lane Community College Florence Center is a wonderful place filled with great people. Won't you join us?

Thanks so much for your support of Lane Community College at Florence. Please stop in and see us at the LCC Florence Center, 3149 Oak Street. 

Here's to a bright season of light for you and yours,

-- Russ Pierson, DMin, CEFP, cSBA
Interim Director
LCC Florence Center