The LCC Board of Trustees presented a resolution honoring long-time employee Dr. Rebecca Beard Ph.D. during the Nov. 19 board meeting.
Having served as LCC’s director of purchasing for approximately 14 years, Beard said she plans on moving to North Carolina for a new employment opportunity.
In addition to serving 11 years in the United States Air Force, she has made a point of championing student veterans on campus.
“It’s been an honor and a real pleasure working here at Lansing Community College,” Beard said.
LCC President Brent Knight described Beard as “exemplary, professional and ethical.”
Trustee Thomas Rasmusson, who also plans on retiring from his role at LCC, said, “(Beard) has instituted a very professional ethics program within her department similar to the one used in the federal government.
“I have dealt with her on several projects and there just isn’t any area that she doesn’t know well. She’s a remarkable person.”
In other news, the board of trustees amended LCC’s Livingston County Center lease to include additional space on the second floor of the “Parker Middle School” building. The Livingston County Center provides over 100 classes every fall and spring semester, according to lcc.edu.
The board also took the time to recognize the efforts of LCC students involved in the Lansing Architecture Walking Tour.
LCC adjunct professor Ron Campbell and his Preservation/Adaptive Use Architecture class began the development of a walking tour of Lansing in cooperation with the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects two years ago.
Since then, the students published a brochure over the past summer, titled “A Guide to Lansing Architecture.”
“What this does is it brings about six communities throughout the state to provide these brochures at rest stops and the Chamber of Commerce to promote the downtown area,” Campbell said during the board meeting.
Among the 22 historical sites highlighted are St. Mary Cathedral, Michigan State Capitol, Lansing City Hall, Boji Tower and LCC’s very own John T. Herrmann House and Rogers-Carrier House.
The students involved collaborated with local architects throughout the project.
“What better way to show students 150 years of architecture in a single area and see the technology changes and how society changes?” Campbell said.
In addition to promoting Lansing’s beauty, Campbell said he hopes this tour will showcase the significance of sustainability.
More information about the tour can be found at aiami.com.
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