LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) professors Dave Pollak of Laconia and Keith Fletcher of Belmont have received the first-ever Community College Innovation Fund Award which was presented at a Community College System of New Hampshire Symposium in Concord.
The two will receive monetary awards of up to $10,000 to launch initiatives which will serve as models throughout the system.
"My proposal involved the development of a video library of writing instruction so that students can have access anywhere/anytime," says Professor Pollak, who teaches Social Sciences at LRCC.
"Writing is thinking on paper and the more tools we provide students, the better their writing and the more creative their thinking. The initiative supports writing across the curriculum." Pollak has been an LRCC faculty member for 10 years.
"My proposal outfits LRCC's mobile Energy Services lab with state-of-the-art equipment," says Fletcher who teaches in the Energy Services and Technology program and in the Electrical Technologies and new Advanced Manufacturing programs. "Instructors will utilize the newest technologies and a hands-on approach to generate interest in and promote awareness of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency." Fletcher graduated from LRCC in 1990 and worked in the electrical industry for 18 years before returning to the college as a teacher.
"To have two of seven Innovations Award winners come from the Laconia campus is a great honor and speaks to the creativity and dedication of our faculty," says Tom Goulette, LRCC Vice President of Academic Affairs. "Both projects will have long-term impacts on the College's ability to serve students and advance learning and I am very proud of both Keith and David."
Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) professors, Dave Pollak, left, of Laconia, and Keith Fletcher, right, of Belmont, congratulate one another for receiving the first-ever Community College Innovation Fund Award at the Community College System of New Hampshire Symposium in Concord. The two will receive monetary awards of up to $10,000 to launch initiatives which will serve as models throughout the system. (Courtesy photo)