Piper Cherokee aircraft donated to LLCC Aviation

Piper Cherokee aircraftDr. Thomas Carey Jr. of Springfield recently donated his late father’s Piper Cherokee aircraft to Lincoln Land Community College’s aviation program. The plane is being used for hands-on training experiences in aviation mechanics.

An LLCC alum, Dr. Carey has been a pilot for 40 years. His father, Thomas W. Carey Sr., was a pilot for more than 60 years and was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

“This model was very special,” explains Carey. “My father flew on missions in a similar aircraft during the Vietnam War and once returned back to base with numerous bullet holes in his plane.”

Carey Sr. purchased the aircraft in 1968. It was only the seventh one built of that particular model.

“It is an honor to continue use of this aircraft as a learning tool in our program to enhance our students’ hands-on training,” says David Pietrzak, program director, LLCC Aviation. “We’re grateful to the Carey family for their generous donation.”

LLCC offers an aviation mechanics program at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in which students can earn airframe and powerplant certificates in 18 months, with degrees in aviation mechanics and aviation management also available. Last year, the median annual wage for aircraft mechanics and service technicians was more than $64,000. Registration is currently open, and classes begin Jan. 6. More information is available at www.llcc.edu/aviation.

Bistro To Go open today

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
This is the last day Bistro To Go will be open for the fall semester. So don’t miss the opportunity to place an order for curbside pickup or takeout at LLCC’s student-run café, open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also purchase frozen ready-made chili made by culinary students at BOGO prices!

View the  menu. In addition, specials are posted on the LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Facebook page. Lunch orders may be placed online at https://orders.cake.net/11205518 or by calling 217-786-2821, and must be paid for by credit or debit card when ordering.

Reserved parking spots for curbside pickup are available on the east side of the Workforce Careers Center on LLCC’s Springfield campus. When parked, call 217-786-2821, provide the name on the order and the vehicle make/model to have the order delivered.

For those joining us from campus that prefer to walk over, still order online and please pick up orders under the covered pavilion (signs will direct you to the pickup spot).

If you are a student attending classes at Workforce Careers Center or are an LLCC employee within the building, and you have already completed the daily health check as well as scanned your forehead temperature within WCC, you may wait for your order in the foyer. Please continue to follow the social distancing guideline of staying six feet apart.

Bistro To Go open today

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro Verde, LLCC’s student-run café, is open during the fall 2020 semester as Bistro To Go for curbside pickup and takeout. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 19. You are invited to enjoy takeout items such as items as smoked chicken tortilla soup, roasted pear salad, grilled and chilled shrimp tacos, short rib melt, chicken pot pie and apple bread pudding. View the  menu. In addition, weekly chef specials will be available. Specials will be posted on the LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Facebook page.

Lunch orders may be placed online at https://orders.cake.net/11205518 or by calling 217-786-2821, and must be paid for by credit or debit card when ordering.

Reserved parking spots for curbside pickup are available on the east side of the Workforce Careers Center on LLCC’s Springfield campus. When parked, call 217-786-2821, provide the name on the order and the vehicle make/model to have the order delivered.

For those joining us from campus that prefer to walk over, still order online and please pick up orders under the covered pavilion (signs will direct you to the pickup spot).

If you are a student attending classes at Workforce Careers Center or are an LLCC employee within the building, and you have already completed the daily health check as well as scanned your forehead temperature within WCC, you may wait for your order in the foyer. Please continue to follow the social distancing guideline of staying six feet apart.

Bistro To Go open today

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro Verde, LLCC’s student-run café, is open during the fall 2020 semester as Bistro To Go for curbside pickup and takeout. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 19. You are invited to enjoy takeout items such as items as smoked chicken tortilla soup, roasted pear salad, grilled and chilled shrimp tacos, short rib melt, chicken pot pie and apple bread pudding. View the  menu. In addition, weekly chef specials will be available. Specials will be posted on the LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Facebook page.

Lunch orders may be placed online at https://orders.cake.net/11205518 or by calling 217-786-2821, and must be paid for by credit or debit card when ordering.

Reserved parking spots for curbside pickup are available on the east side of the Workforce Careers Center on LLCC’s Springfield campus. When parked, call 217-786-2821, provide the name on the order and the vehicle make/model to have the order delivered.

For those joining us from campus that prefer to walk over, still order online and please pick up orders under the covered pavilion (signs will direct you to the pickup spot).

If you are a student attending classes at Workforce Careers Center or are an LLCC employee within the building, and you have already completed the daily health check as well as scanned your forehead temperature within WCC, you may wait for your order in the foyer. Please continue to follow the social distancing guideline of staying six feet apart.

Info session tonight on Culinary and Hospitality programs

LLCC Hospitality and Culinary ArtsProspective students are invited to an info session this evening at 5:30 p.m. to learn about programs in LLCC’s Culinary and Hospitality Center of Excellence. Please encourage any prospective students you know to sign up at www.llcc.edu/forward.

These info sessions are a part of October’s Moving Forward to LLCC events, which have included virtual info sessions, the Campus Cruise and more!

Bistro To Go open today

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro Verde, LLCC’s student-run café, is open during the fall 2020 semester as Bistro To Go for curbside pickup and takeout. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 19 (except for Nov. 3). You are invited to enjoy takeout items such as items as smoked chicken tortilla soup, roasted pear salad, grilled and chilled shrimp tacos, short rib melt, chicken pot pie and apple bread pudding. View the  menu. In addition, weekly chef specials will be available. Specials will be posted on the LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Facebook page.

Lunch orders may be placed online at https://orders.cake.net/11205518 or by calling 217-786-2821, and must be paid for by credit or debit card when ordering.

Reserved parking spots for curbside pickup are available on the east side of the Workforce Careers Center on LLCC’s Springfield campus. When parked, call 217-786-2821, provide the name on the order and the vehicle make/model to have the order delivered.

For those joining us from campus that prefer to walk over, still order online and please pick up orders under the covered pavilion (signs will direct you to the pickup spot).

If you are a student attending classes at Workforce Careers Center or are an LLCC employee within the building, and you have already completed the daily health check as well as scanned your forehead temperature within WCC, you may wait for your order in the foyer. Please continue to follow the social distancing guideline of staying six feet apart.

Bistro To Go open today

Bistro Verde in the Workforce Careers Center
Bistro Verde, LLCC’s student-run café, is open during the fall 2020 semester as Bistro To Go for curbside pickup and takeout. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 19 (except for Nov. 3). You are invited to enjoy takeout items such as items as smoked chicken tortilla soup, roasted pear salad, grilled and chilled shrimp tacos, short rib melt, chicken pot pie and apple bread pudding. View the  menu. In addition, weekly chef specials will be available. Specials will be posted on the LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Facebook page.

Lunch orders may be placed online at https://orders.cake.net/11205518 or by calling 217-786-2821, and must be paid for by credit or debit card when ordering.

Reserved parking spots for curbside pickup are available on the east side of the Workforce Careers Center on LLCC’s Springfield campus. When parked, call 217-786-2821, provide the name on the order and the vehicle make/model to have the order delivered.

For those joining us from campus that prefer to walk over, still order online and please pick up orders under the covered pavilion (signs will direct you to the pickup spot).

If you are a student attending classes at Workforce Careers Center or are an LLCC employee within the building, and you have already completed the daily health check as well as scanned your forehead temperature within WCC, you may wait for your order in the foyer. Please continue to follow the social distancing guideline of staying six feet apart.

Info session tonight on social science and business majors

LLCC Transportation and IndustrialProspective students are invited to an info session this evening at 5:30 p.m. to learn about programs in LLCC’s Transportation and Industrial Centers of Excellence. Please encourage any prospective students you know to sign up at www.llcc.edu/forward.

These info sessions are a part of October’s Moving Forward to LLCC events, which include virtual info sessions, a campus cruise and more!

Info session tonight on social science and business majors

LLCC Social Sciences and BusinessProspective students are invited to an info session this evening at 5 p.m. to learn about majors in social sciences and business. Please encourage any prospective students you know to sign up at www.llcc.edu/forward.

LLCC Transportation and IndustrialThe next session will take place tomorrow, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m., and will feature programs in LLCC’s Transportation and Industrial Centers of Excellence.

These info sessions are a part of October’s Moving Forward to LLCC events, which include virtual info sessions, a campus cruise and more!