Florence Meet the Dean


Summer in Florence is always something special!Russell Pierson

Once again this season, we are hosting an 8-week summer term, from June 23-August 13. If you're planning to enroll in a credit program this fall, summer may be your opportunity to position yourself for success and "knock off" a pre-requisite or two--and you'll still enjoy a month and a half break between terms!

Summer is also the season for fun and friends, and we have a full complement of awesome opportunities for both through our Community Education program. Our ever-popular Outward Ventures include road trips to the Sawdust Theater in historic Coquille, Wildlife Safari in Winston, and a wondrous Secret Garden in Lincoln City. There are also short-term or one-time classes on everything ranging from opera and art to canine health and botanical photography. And as usual, we host a strong selection of fitness and health-related classes.

I'm especially excited to be teaching a class myself this summer - a discussion course entitled "Reconnecting with Earth." As a US Green Building Council 2013 Greenbuild Scholar and a Greenfaith Fellow, this is a particular interest of mine, so if it fits for you, I hope you will join me Wednesday evenings from July 1 - August 12.

The Florence Center is closed on Mondays and Fridays through the summer, but we are anxious to meet you and discuss your plans for the fall any time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday each week. The Center will be closed for a brief summer break for our staff from August 17 - 30.

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

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