Students open fall semester at LBWCC, Aviation School Monday

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jennifer Newell gives a big wave at LBW Monday morning.

Jennifer Newell gives a big wave at LBW Monday morning. Photo by Renee LeMaire.

Students returned to school at LBWCC and the Alabama Aviation School on Monday.

It was the first day back in a year for the Aviation School, which had previously closed its local campus.

New instructor Michael Barton, who previously taught at the school from 2008-2011, said this semester will be a semester of building.

He only took the helm last Wednesday.

He said they are also working to be able to allow students to attend the local campus for all courses to earn an airframe certificate. At present, part of the coursework must be completed on the Ozark campus.

Local classes are open for adult students and for dual enrollment courses.

At LBWCC, Dean of Student Affairs Jason Jessie said, “The beginning of fall semester is always an exciting time at LBW as we welcome returning students and see freshmen in their first college classes.  They bring a high level of energy and enthusiasm to campus, and we certainly welcome their return.”