Friday Update 1/9/15

In the Weeks Ahead at Lake Tech

  •  “Keep Our Community Warm” Drive  to collect coats, jackets, sweaters, socks, and blankets, sponsored by the Adult Education Department, ends Wednesday
  • Student of the Month Luncheon, January 13, 11:30 am in Tech Dining Room
  • School Closed for Martin Luther King Holiday,  January  19
  • Spring Terms begins, January 20
  • CTE on the Hill, February 11

Academic Affairs

Business Management & Administration

Accounting Operations / Administrative Office Specialist – The end of the 2014 was very busy for our two programs.  To start with we invited members of the Insight Credit Union to address the students regarding budgets, finances, banking, investments and financial planning.  Since this is such a universal topic, we extended an invitation to our fellow students from Digital Design, Auto Collusion, and HVAC to join us. Ms. Rosenglick helped to plan this event.  Gregory Salter, Regional Manager, and Tricia Guido, Manager of the Eustis Branch of Insight Credit, were the presenters.  This informative team gave a very detailed presentation to over 70 students.  They covered the above topics as well as answering a variety of questions.   The presentation was well received.

Continuing our efforts to work more with other programs on joint projects, a team from our business class and a team from Medical Assisting planned and developed a presentation.  The topic, “How to Survive Holiday Parties”, was very timely for many of our students.  The presentation described how to behave, as well as the do’s and don’ts of going to a holiday party.  The team members included Suzanne Short, Laura Ocasio, Rovosha Edwards, Sandy Walsh, Brandi Mullens, Jordon Steele, Maralee Whipp, and Kassandra White.

We also took time to recognize our Student of the Month, Ms. Kasey Steele. Congratulations Kasey!

As a hectic December drew to a close, our party planning committee hosted a wonderful celebration for our class.  It was an opportunity to reflect of what we accomplished and to plan for next year. The party included a wonderful buffet, a white elephant gift exchange, and fun games, including “Heads Up”, an iPad game. Thanks to Karen Hortan and her committee for an outstanding time. It was an excellent way to end the year and to start planning for the year!

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Health Science

Medical Assisting – Several of the Medical Assisting students are now ready for their practicum! This means they have finished most of their coursework and are ready to extern in a local doctor’s office.

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Hospitality & Tourism

Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts – Melina de la Paz, Lake Tech alum and owner of two local restaurants, spent time teaching our Culinary students how to create beautiful artistic jello flowers.

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Welding – Another donation from Lincoln Electric!! District Manager Richard Harrell was able to donate a Power Wave welding machine with a dual head wire feeder. It is a multi-process, programmable wave form machine. It will be a big asset in our new Center for Advanced Manufacturing. We appreciate the Lincoln Electric Company!

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Transportation & Logistics

Diesel Technology – The Diesel Technology students learned how to disassemble turbo chargers and alternators.

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Adult Education

To continue in the giving spirit of the holidays, the Adult Education Department is sponsoring a coat/blanket drive over the next week. The demand for warm clothes/blankets is great during this time of the year.

The Adult Education Department would like to challenge each program to collect as many “gently used” coats, jackets, sweaters, socks, pajamas, and blankets as you can – all sizes accepted.

The program to bring in the most per-person “gently used” warm items will receive:

  • bragging rights on Facebook
  • Names and picture in a press release
  • Special edible treat, curtesy of the Adult Ed. Department

Competition starts NOW and ENDS at 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 14thItems will be collected daily around 2:00pm – Adult Ed students/staff will come around to collect each day.

Winners will be announced on Thursday, January 15th.

Student Affairs

The December Students of the Month were recognized with balloons and a certificate last week. On Tuesday, they will enjoy a special luncheon with Dr. Culpepper. Congratulations to Jay Gause from Diesel, Robin Kester from Digital Design, Maurice Hill from Adult Education, Jennifer Roland from Paramedic, and Brooke Shaffner from Cosmetology.

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The Career Success Center is open on Monday (11 am until 6:30 pm), Wednesday and Friday (8:30 am until 4 pm). Services offered include developing and refining resumes, cover letters, portfolios, interviewing techniques, job search assistance, and much more. Please share this information with students and graduates. The Career Success Center is located in Room A-208.

Dr. Sherie Lindamood is serving as the Student Success Counselor this year. Please invite her to speak to your classes about stress management, study skills, and test taking strategies. She will be spending Tuesdays at the Institute of Public Safety so students on that campus will have the opportunity to utilize her services.

In the Community

Lake Tech students collected and donated 2,392 pounds of food to the Lake Cares Food Pantry prior to the winter break. Our goal was to collect 1,000 cans and we more than tripled that number. Congrats to the Practical Nursing students who collected the most! Check out the article in the Daily Commercial.…/article_0aa0fe42-26b2-5a3d…

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