Florence Meet the Dean


Russ PiersonThere is something about fall that gets me excited. Possibility and promise seem to permeate the crisp autumn air and the cares I carried through summer float to the ground like so many leaves. This is my first fall in Florence, so I have a special sense of anticipation. As a fellow lifelong learner, I hope you sense that same thrill in the air. What will you learn this fall?

"Change" is the very stuff of life — and while change can be great, it can also be hard. This fall we will miss our Continu-ing Education Coordinator, Barbara Baker, who passed from this life in late July. Barbara provided oversight for all of our efforts in what we've called "community education," and we will especially miss her calm-yet-strong presence on our Outward Ventures. But I am certain nothing would please Barbara more than to know that each of us remains com- mitted to learning, laughing and living life to the fullest. Ponder the possibilities with me, and we'll see you in class — or in the van on the way to a new adventure — this fall term.

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.

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