Several staff members from LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro and the Litchfield Student Club president braved the cold weather to participate in the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade on Friday night, December 6. Representing LLCC as “Degree Trees” were: front-Ellie Miller, back left to right-Leslie Johnson, director LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro, Tisha Miller, operations analyst LLCC-Taylorville, Litchfield & Hillsboro, Robert Conway, Litchfield Student Club president, Christine Lang, education services representative LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro and Deanna Tarter, administrative assistant LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro.
Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor, political science, presented a Veterans Day talk to more than 100 WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Afghanistan veterans and family members Nov. 12 at the Athens VFW/American Legion. He spoke about a WWI ambulance driver from Springfield (Dr. McDonald has a book on this subject to be published soon) and the 33rd Div. Illinois National Guard.
Eileen Tepatti, vice president, Academic Services, was elected president of the board of directors of Senior Services of Central Illinois at the organization’s 46th annual meeting in September.
Chris McDonald, Ph.D., professor, political science, spoke at the UIS Alumni SAGE Society’s Lunch and Learn program Nov. 7. His topic was “War, Medicine and Remembrance,” specifically Sangamon County’s involvement in WWI.
The LLCC Culinary Institute is a co-sponsor of the Taste of Home Cooking School at the Prairie Capital Convention Center this evening. The event begins at 7 p.m. but doors open at 4 p.m. for live cooking demonstrations, samples and booths. The Culinary Institute will have two tables and will be demonstrating various cooking techniques. Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Karen Davis visited a culinary class at LLCC Thursday. Culinary students will be assisting at the event.
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Julie Rourke, director of workforce development, made a presentation at the Faith Coalition for the Common Good’s Jobs Summit and Workers Rights event Sept. 28. She spoke, along with Frank McNeil and Janice Gower, on LLCC and IDOT: Highway Construction Careers and the IDOT/LLCC Pre-Apprentice training program.
Nancy Sweet, culinary operations manager and Jay Kitterman, director of LLCC’s Culinary Institute and special events, presented to a group of 125 members of the Retired State Employees Association Tuesday. Nancy and Jay spoke about LLCC’s culinary credit and non-credit classes and programs. Nancy also demonstrated several ways to make healthy, simple and tasty dishes using chicken breasts.