Julie Rourke, director of workforce development, and Marnie Record, workforce specialist, were interviewed Aug. 28 by the SJ-R regarding LLCC’s new Value-Added Local Food certificate program.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a news conference Friday, Aug. 8 at LLCC to call attention to student loan debt and the questionable practices of some for-profit colleges. He said that community colleges are a quality and affordable alternative to for-profit colleges and should be strongly considered by all seeking higher education. Participants in the roundtable discussion were Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; Deborah Hagan, chief of consumer protection for the Attorney General’s office; Dr. Karen Anderson, executive director of the Illinois Community College Board; Dev Gowda, advocate with Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG); and Dawn Thompson of Athens, a single mother and current online student at Everest College. Her student loan debt is more than $100,000.
The press conference was fed to CNN and CBS affiliates in Chicago, and was covered by local media WICS, WCIA, WTAX, WUIS and by John Reynolds and Bernie Schoenberg of the SJ-R.
Jay Kitterman, director, Culinary Institute, was credited in this story by former student Justin Cooper, who now runs his own food truck along with his wife.
Tisha Miller, operations analyst at LLCC-Taylorville and Litchfield, was interviewed July 30 on WTIM’s “Ask The Professional” about upcoming construction at LLCC-Taylorville, the enrollment process, and LLCC-Taylorville fall 2014 class offerings She also spoke on WSMI-AM about the enrollment process, topics covered at New Student Orientation, fall classes being offered at LLCC-Litchfield and upcoming events including Rapid Registration events.
Lynn Whalen, executive director, PRM, was interviewed by WLDS radio regarding community college presidents holding exploratory discussions on the possibility of Illinois community colleges offering four year degrees in some applied technology and health sciences fields.
Dave Green, dean of business and technologies, wrote the LLCC essay for the State Journal-Register’s Our Town page Sunday, August 3, entitled, “Hands-on training for those who prefer ‘learning by doing.’”
Shanda Byer, assistant director, LLCC-Beardstown, spoke about fall class offerings in an interview on WRMS radio July 31.
Scott Stallman, executive director, LLCC-Taylorville and Litchfield, and Dee Krueger, assistant director, LLCC-Taylorville, were interviewed by the Breeze-Courier July 29 for an upcoming article on education in the Taylorville area.
Esteban Cruz, chief information officer, was interviewed by WICS/FOX-55 news regarding safeguards in place at LLCC to protect student information online. Watch the story HERE.
Mary Beth Ray, director, Career Development Services, was interviewed by Tim Landis of the SJ-R for an upcoming weekend story on the local job market for LLCC soon-to-be graduates.
Jim Dietz, volleyball coach, was selected by USA Volleyball as one of four coaches to run the USA Girls Future Select National Skills Program July 29-Aug. 1 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Jim was the subject of this story in the SJ-R July 22.
Jessica Ingold, youth programs coordinator, and Zander Cowen, College for Kids student, were interviewed by Channel 20 on July 17 about the CFK program and the Backyard Ballistics class.
Ron Riggle, athletic director and baseball coach, was interviewed for this July 17 SJ-R sports story: “LLCC baseball team fortifies for 2015 with 18 recruits.”