named LCSC Grangeville outreach coordinator
Lewis Clark State College recently named Greencreek native, Carla Nuxoll Wilkins, as their new Grangeville Outreach Coordinator. She replaces Louise Stolz who was with the college for 21 years. Wilkins graduated from Prairie High School and earned a BS in Business Management from LCSC. Her office is located in Grangeville in the Avista Building.
She comes to the job from Idaho Forest Group where she worked for seven years, most recently as a Lean Project Facilitator. She and her husband, Jeff, farm and ranch near Tolo Lake. They have four children.
Each semester, Wilkins will organize between fifteen and twenty enrichment classes in the Cottonwood & Grangeville area. Those classes are described in a catalogue that can be found at area businesses, including Forsmann Accounting. Electronic versions of the enrichment class catalogue are available upon request. She said, “This semester there are four classes being offered in the Cottonwood area. Three are Saturday day classes being offered at the Monastery in May and June. The fourth is a day class, Drawing Made Simple, which is being offered at the Prairie Community Library in April. The Cottonwood library is graciously allowing us to use their space rent-free.” Wilkins stressed that she is part of LCSC’s non-profit division. “LCSC offers these classes as a benefit to the community. They want to be a presence here and offer the classes to enrich our lives. The fees collected for classes do not even begin to cover their costs.”
An advisory committee works with Wilkins to suggest & promote classes, offer feedback and help raise money for dual credit scholarships. In order to better serve Cottonwood, Beth Forsmann, has consented to join the committee. Beth and husband, Tim, own & operate Forsmann Accounting.
Wilkins also proctors tests for college students taking on-line classes. “I don’t just proctor tests for LCSC. Any on-line college student is welcome to test at the Outreach Office. I have a number of Cottonwood people who test here.” In addition, the Outreach Center has laptops to check out to LCSC students and they are welcome to use the eight computer lab free of charge. Adults who are not students are welcome to use the computers for $1 per hour. Other services offered at the Outreach Center are advising students about dual-credit high school classes, college classes, work-force training and compass testing.
Rachel Spencer, daughter of Richard and Mary Spencer of Cottonwood, is a work study student and helps Wilkins run the Center. She is pursuing a degree in business.
Wilkins can be reached at 983-2164 or at email@example.com.