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Speaker:  Margaret Hamilton

In 1964 Lane County citizens voted overwhelmingly to establish Lane as a comprehensive community college (approving it 5,944 to 1,282. State-approved programs offer students preparation for employment in approximately 50 career areas: health careers such as paramedics, nursing and, flight technology, culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management, auto and diesel mechanics, manufacturing, business and computer careers, graphic design and multimedia careers, exercise science, as well as criminal justice and human relations careers

Two years ago Margaret Hamilton took over the reins of Lane Community College.  What are her goals and dreams for LCC?  What hurdles has she encountered and what clouds are on the horizon?  In her talk she will answer these and many other questions.  More importantly, she will inform us as to the value of LCC to the community.

Dr. Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in Nursing Education from Widener University in Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Her honors include a 2011 Spirit Award from the New Jersey Council of County Colleges in recognition for her outstanding service to two year institutions of higher education for work that personifies dedication and excellence in community colleges, as well as the Dean’s Citation in 2000 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Health Related Professions, now Rutgers School of Health Professions, for outstanding contributions in allied health education.