Retirement party for Tyra Taylor April 25

Please join in a farewell to Tyra Taylor, associate vice president, Enrollment Services, at her retirement party Friday, April 25, in the Student Life Office Club Room. Drop in anytime between 2-4 for punch, cookies and cake.

In the News-Lisa Collier, Kevin Lust and Truck Driver Training

Lisa Collier, assistant VP, Financial Aid, was interviewed March 31 by FOX-55 for a story that evening on avoiding student loan debt. Several students were also interviewed.

Kevin Lust, director, ISBDC at LLCC, was interviewed by Fox 55 News while speaking to the Sangamon CEO class of high school students about business plans. The interview was set to air March 31.

The April Springfield Business Journal features a story on Truck Driver Training’s special classes for laid off coal miners from Crowne III mine. Bob Howard, director, is featured along with several students.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC) UPDATES

Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) exists to represent professional staff, guided by LLCC’s statement of mission and purpose, to serve as an advocate for communication among and between the professional staff. PAC consists of seven members of the professional staff and meets once a month. PAC’s meeting minutes, agendas, newly revised bylaws and a list of committees and teams with professional staff representation can be found on the PAC portal page.

For more information, questions or concerns, please contact any of the current PAC members:

Misty Hagstrom (chair), Tim Maricle (vice-chair), Amy Williams (secretary), Nick Ferreira, Pam Kaiser, Dee Krueger, Tamie Penning

Transfer Fair 10-1 today, A. Lincoln Commons

The second of two Transfer Fairs will be held today from 10-1 in A. Lincoln Commons, featuring representatives from state universities including Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, University of Illinois-Springfield, University of Illinois-Chicago, Eastern Illinois University, Western Illinois University and Northern Illinois University.

NOTICE REGARDING DEPOSITS

The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is Friday, March 28th at noon. As a reminder, if you’ve taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the Finance Department on a daily basis. If you have questions, please contact Elyse Calhoun at ext 62204 or Robin Ackman at ext 62762. Thank you!

FORWARDS are here!

The Summer/Fall 2014 FORWARD is now available online.  Individual print copies may be picked up at the A. Lincoln Commons Information Desk or Public Relations Office. For larger quantities, bundles have been placed in the back hallway in lower level Menard Hall for faculty and staff to take.  A copy should also arrive at home in your mailbox soon.

Board of Trustees hears from diverse students at LLCC-Beardstown

The LLCC Board of Trustees travelled to Beardstown Wednesday evening to conduct its March meeting and tour the LLCC-Beardstown facility at 109 White Pine Lane.

Assistant Director Shanda Byer told trustees, “What sets LLCC-Beardstown apart, what makes us unique, are our students.” She presented a video entitled “Meet the students of LLCC-Beardstown” in which 25 students described their backgrounds and future plans. Many cited cost, proximity to home, caring instructors and flexible scheduling as reasons for choosing the local college.

The video revealed that LLCC-Beardstown students come from 15 countries and speak nine different languages, not counting dozens of tribal languages. Their average age is 27, ranging from high school students to senior citizens. Forty-two percent of the 2013 Beardstown High School graduating class has taken LLCC classes, and nine high school seniors are enrolled in college courses this spring through the “First Semester” program. On the other end of the spectrum, 17 senior citizens took a new computer class designed just for them. There are more than 400 enrollments at LLCC-Beardstown this spring. In addition, 202 students are studying English as a second language.

“It is wonderful, as a board, to be reminded of the many kinds of students we serve,” commented LLCC Board Chair Justin Reichert. Board Vice Chair Craig Findley, who represents the Beardstown and Jacksonville area, praised Ms. Byer, Executive Director Jan Terry, their faculty and staff for the excellent services provided to the diverse students of LLCC-Beardstown.