Florence Meet the Dean

Winter 2016 Director's Message

Russ Pierson

Whether it’s as simple as noting the passing of the coming winter solstice or as engaging as participating in an ethnic- or faith-based community tradition, it seems humankind has determined that an otherwise dark and chilly winter season shall also be a time of reflection and celebration.

As the holidays slowly but surely give way to a new year of promise and possibility, and as you reflect on what you want to learn and experience this winter, I hope you will consider signing up our any of our classes that can lead to a rewarding new career or get you started on the road to obtaining your certificate or Associate of Arts degree. Or join me in one of our continuing education classes or our Outward Ventures. Right here in Florence, you will discover many opportunities for engaging conversations, personal empowerment and enrichment, and rewarding adventure.

This winter brings a new and improved registration system for our continuing ed classes. If you’ve ever done any online shopping, I think you will grow to love the new “shopping cart”-based system. No more cryptic “L numbers” or “CRNs,” you can just point, click and checkout to be instantly registered. If it seems daunting, please drop by the Florence Center and we will walk you through it and get you signed up. 

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 fulfilling new year for you and those you love,

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