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Ron Riggle, athletic director and head baseball coach, was interviewed by WICS News Channel 20 on the impact of the cancellation of the 2020 Illinois State Fair on LLCC athlete fundraising. The baseball and softball teams normally work at the State Fair gates.

LLCC named a top school for online learning in Illinois

2020 Best Online Community College Illinois. Guide to Online SchoolsLLCC has been named a top school for online learning by the Guide to Online Schools in its recently published “2020 Best Online Community College Rankings by State.”

Each community college was ranked by factors including retention rate, graduation rate, percentage of online enrollment data and the number of online associate degrees offered.

An announcement of the rankings states, “Many students are considering the benefits and safety of online degrees. Online community colleges offer an affordable option for students who want to begin their education path at home. Additionally, this choice can eliminate the financial strain … an important consideration as students face an uncertain economy.”

LLCC is expanding the number of online courses this fall, says Becky Parton, dean of academic innovation and eLearning. “We’re offering hundreds of general education transfer courses online, as well as many career-focused courses. Our faculty receive intensive training in online teaching. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, our online students receive personal attention in their classes.”

LLCC was among the pioneers in online education. For 23 years, LLCC has provided affordable, high quality courses online and maintains the highest level of accreditation for online teaching from the Higher Learning Commission.

Registration for fall classes is now underway at LLCC. More information on online courses is available at www.llcc.edu/online.

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Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, presented “Valuable New Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)” June 12 as part of the free webinar, “All IN 4U and Other Opportunities for Small Businesses: Changes to Paycheck Protection Program and Local Business Activities,” sponsored by UIS and Innovate Springfield.

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Jessica Ingold, youth programs coordinator, was interviewed Tuesday by WTAX about the online College for Kids programs that will be offered for summer 2020.

Jay Kitterman, consultant, LLCC Culinary Institute, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register entitled, “The new normal for restaurants.”

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Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville was interviewed on the WTIM morning talkshow on May 28. She discussed the advantages of summer classes, the upcoming virtual LLCC experience and community education offerings including information on College For Kids.

Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC, presented “Back to Business: What Not to Miss” as part of a series of 11 free webinars on reopening the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic sponsored by UIS and Innovate Springfield.

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Laurel Bretz, director, LLCC Community Education, was interviewed on WMAY’s “Comeback Springfield” segment May 29 regarding the 10 free online classes being offered, along with other online Community Education programs.

Jessica Ingold, youth programs coordinator, was interviewed Friday by the Jacksonville Journal-Courier about the online College for Kids programs that will be offered for summer 2020.