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.

Congratulations to Michelle Burger!

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Michelle Burger (student events coordinator) and her husband Matthew welcomed a baby girl, Maevyn Michelle on March 21st at 3:28pm. She weighed 6lbs 11oz. and was 19 inches long. She is greatly adored by her siblings: Madigan, Marlow and Mathis.

6th annual Walk Your Way to Wellness Challenge begins soon!

Get your 5-person team together today!! The 4-week walking challenge will begin Monday, March 31. This year’s challenge is strictly a walking challenge. Only miles walked by team members will be considered for the team challenge. Runners will be placed in a separate individual challenge. Prizes will be given away for individual and team winners. Contact Kim Elder at