In the news

Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed Wednesday, Oct. 6 on the WTIM Morning Talkshow. She discussed eight-week course options, Campus Visit Day and the LLCC-Taylorville Financial Aid Workshop.

LLCC in Litchfield and Taylorville to host financial aid events

LLCC-Litchfield, 1 Lincoln Land Drive, will host Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 4-8 p.m. LLCC-Taylorville, 800 S. Spresser, will host Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 4-8 p.m. The events will assist high school seniors and their parents/guardians in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

An online registration form and more information on documents to bring to the event are available at www.llcc.edu/litchfield or www.llcc.edu/taylorville. Registration is also available by calling 217-786-3401 (Litchfield) or 217-786-2754 (Taylorville).

Current LLCC students who will be attending college next year are invited to attend as well. Prospective students may take a tour of the facilities and get assistance with enrollment steps.

LLCC-Jacksonville hosting College Now information sessions

High school students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend upcoming information sessions on LLCC’s College Now program.

The information session will be offered twice: on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m., both at LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza.

College Now allows high school students to earn college credit by taking classes at LLCC-Jacksonville during their normal school day.

Registration and more information are available at www.llcc.edu/jacksonville or by calling 217-243-6699.

LLCC to host financial aid events in Beardstown and Jacksonville

LLCC will host upcoming events in Beardstown and Jacksonville to assist high school seniors and their parents/guardians in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Current LLCC students who will be attending college next year are invited to attend as well.

FAFSA Completion Events are scheduled:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 3-6 p.m., LLCC-Beardstown, 109 White Pine Lane
  • Thursdays, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18, 3-7 p.m., LLCC-Jacksonville, 32 N. Central Park Plaza

Interested students may also take a tour of the facilities and get assistance with enrollment steps.

An online registration form and more information on documents to bring to the event are available at www.llcc.edu/jacksonville. Registration is also available by phone at 217-243-6699 (Jacksonville) or 217-323-4103 (Beardstown).

In the news

Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed Thursday, Aug. 26 on the WTIM Morning Talkshow. She discussed 12-week and eight-week course options, the vaccination clinic at LLCC-Taylorville and customized training opportunities for businesses.

LLCC provides customized training for Litchfield manufacturer

LLCC provided Excel training for Litchfield manufacturer Dometic on July 19-20 and Aug. 3-4 at LLCC-Litchfield. The college provided classroom space, an expert instructor and instruction tailored to Dometic’s needs and employee goals.

Mandy Jewell, director of human resources, Dometic, and Jessie Blackburn, director, LLCC-Litchfield“It is part of our mission at LLCC-Litchfield to increase access to educational and career training opportunities in our communities. In this instance, we connected local needs with the customized business training programs that LLCC offers,” explained Jessie Blackburn, director, LLCC-Litchfield. “We are excited to partner with Dometic and welcome the opportunity to provide similar services and programs to other businesses and industries in our community.”

“We plan on doing additional sessions and appreciate how we were able to work closely with the instructor to focus on particular skills and functions,” said Mandy Jewell, director of human resources at Dometic.

LLCC offers a variety of training opportunities for businesses. Topics covered include Microsoft applications, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, as well as customer service and leadership.

Extended registration hours week of Aug. 16

There is still time for students to register for fall 2021 classes at LLCC. The fall semester begins Aug. 21.

During the week of Aug. 16, LLCC Student Services, Bookstore and Outreach Centers will be open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 21, Student Services will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the bookstore from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Outreach Centers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Four class formats are being offered at LLCC this fall. Traditional, face-to-face courses take place in a classroom on regular days and times. Online courses allow students to learn entirely via the internet on their own schedules. Both flex and hybrid options provide a combination of online and face-to-face learning.

Current students may register for classes via LoggerCentral at www.llcc.edu/logger-central. New students should first fill out an application at www.llcc.edu (click on the blue “Apply” icon) or visit www.llcc.edu/getting-started for more information. Students may also visit or call the Springfield campus (217-786-2292) or an LLCC Outreach Center in Jacksonville (217-243-6699), Beardstown (217-323-4103), Taylorville (217-786-2754) or Litchfield (217-786-3401).

For more information, call LLCC-Springfield at 217-786-2292, text 217-387-8585 or visit www.llcc.edu.

In the community

John Jolliff at Old Settlers CelebrationLLCC-Litchfield hosted an informational table at the Hillsboro Old Settlers Day celebration Aug. 4 and 5.  Staff met with prospective students, current students and alumni. In the photo is LLCC alum John Jolliff, who graduated with an associate degree in art with a criminal justice emphasis.

LLCC at Christian County Fair

Lincoln Land Community College Agriculture. You belong here.LLCC Agriculture and LLCC-Taylorville teamed up to have a presence at the Christian County Agricultural Fair July 20-24. Staff participated in livestock shows, the job fair, children’s day and the Ag Products, Horticulture and Floral Show.  LLCC Agriculture was a sponsor for the event. Participating staff included Bill Harmon, professor, agronomy; Craig Beckmier, professor, agriculture; Holly Bauman, agriculture program specialist; Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville; and Tisha Miller, LLCC-Taylorville/Litchfield enrollment coordinator.

Tisha Miller and Dee Krueger at LLCC booth at fair.Holly Bauman and Tisha Miller at LLCC booth at fair

LLCC carpentry class completes Missions for Taylorville project

A garage destroyed in the December 2018 Taylorville tornado has been restored thanks to the efforts of Lincoln Land Community College carpentry students this summer.

LLCC partnered with Missions for Taylorville on the project.

“It’s a great partnership and learning experience for the students,” said Dee Krueger, director of LLCC-Taylorville. “The partnership allows students to gain real-world experience while contributing to their community.”

LLCC-Taylorville carpentry students outside finished garage

Carpentry students from LLCC-Taylorville posed with their instructor and representatives from Missions for Taylorville following completion of a garage restoration project that provided them with real-world experience. Front (L- R): LLCC students Juli Clemons, Kayla Critchelow, Logan Isaacs, Michael Altom. Back (L-R): Ed Legg and Bill Kerns, Missions for Taylorville; LLCC student Zane White and LLCC Carpentry II Instructor Chris Edmonds.