On Monday, March 31, Jolene Adams, culinary arts adjunct instructor, will provide a cooking demonstration for University of Illinois Extension nutrition programs. Her audience will be teens that are participating in the SNAP-ED grant program. The goal is to teach them healthy cooking techniques. Jolene will prepare three recipes and will include introductory chopping skills, food safety and sanitation.
Culinary Center Operations Manager Nancy Sweet, Culinary Instructor Jolene Adams, and Culinary Institute Director Jay Kitterman (who took the photo) provided cooking demonstrations at the annual Illinois Products Expo March 2 at the state fairgrounds. They used Illinois products on display to make crepes.
The Culinary Arts Program and Culinary Institute will be at the Illinois Products Expo this Sunday, March 2 in the Orr Building of the Illinois State Fair Grounds. Representatives Nancy Sweet, John Kidd, Jolene Adams and Jay Kitterman will be doing demonstrations, providing samples and promiting the Culinary programs available at LLCC from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please stop by and see us!
Julie Rourke, director, workforce development, spoke on LLCC solar and green initiatives and programs as part of a panel sponsored by the Sierra Club and Sustainable Springfield Jan. 28 at Lincoln Library. Approximately 60 people were in attendance.
Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, spoke on the Christmas Truce at the “Christmas at the Front” event the evening of Dec. 17 at the Illinois State Military Museum.
The Litchfield Student Club raised $150.00 for Toys for Tots this semester through a bake sale and water sales. Club members presented a check to the Montgomery County Toys for Tots Chairperson, Chris Gutierrez. The money will be used to help the organization provide toys for 400 local families in need this holiday season. L-R: Leslie Johnson, director, LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro; Robert Conway, Litchfield Student Club outgoing president; Chris Gutierrez, Montgomery County Toys for Tots Chairperson; Michael Kellow, Litchfield Student Club incoming president; and Dee Tarter, LLCC-Litchfield & Hillsboro administrative assistant.
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.