New phone number for Student Accounts

Student Accounts in the Finance Department is pleased to announce that we have a new group phone number!  We believe this will allow us to assist students and members of our community in a faster, more efficient manner.  The phone number is 217.786.2480.

The group phone number should assist you in transferring students to us as you’ll only need to remember one phone number instead of looking up 3 different numbers and trying to remember what order to call us.

There is voicemail in case all 3 of us are assisting other students or away from our desks and that will be monitored regularly.

We still have our direct phone numbers if you need to speak with one of us specifically.

Please make a note of the new number.  Thank you!
Robin Ackman, Elyse Calhoun and Libby Elder


Position Vacancies Announced

The Human Resources office is currently advertising for the following positions:  Police Officer, Public Relations and Marketing Assistant and Systems Administrator I.  Complete information on these positions can be found on the HR Employment site.

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In the News

Jamie Stout, director, Community Education, appeared on FOX 55’s Good Day Marketplace Jan. 28 to promote today’s Academy of Lifelong Learning Winter Celebration.

Culinary Institute announces spring 2016 food and wine classes and dinners

LLCC’s Culinary Institute announces its spring 2016 schedule of non-credit food and wine classes and special dinners. Instruction is provided by culinary and nutrition experts at LLCC as well as those from Springfield and surrounding areas. All Culinary Institute classes are held in the Workforce Careers Center.

Featured topics include French pastry, “Girl’s Night Out” and a pie and tart boot camp. New classes this year are exotic oils, spring baking, ombre cakes, naked cakes, five flavors, sausage making, paleo diet and sauces from scratch. The Culinary Institute will also collaborate with Robert’s Seafood for a class on sustainable seafood. Youth courses consisting of sushi, healthy snacks, baking basics and a new Star Wars themed class are available for grades 4-8. For a schedule of classes and more information, visit

The Culinary Institute also offers special multi-course dining experiences with its Bistro Verde dinners. These dining occasions include remarks by the chef on the menu selection, and dinners are paired with wine or beer, as well as music from the LLCC choir. Cost per dinner including wine is $59; participants must be 21 to register. To make dinner reservations, call 786.2432.

Bistro Verde dinners and guest chefs featured this fall include:

  • Thursday, Feb. 18 – An Evening at the Hill with Chef Maria Boccardi and Jeff Egizii
  • Friday, Feb. 26 – South African with Chef Devlin O’Reilly
  • Friday, March 18 – Seafood with Chef Howard Seidel
  • Thursday, April 14 – La Bistro Verde Cabaret with Chef David Radwine

LLCC Recital Series features Melinda Pitt Kaye Sunday in “Café Diem”

portrait of Melinda Pitt KayeMelinda Pitt Kaye, adjunct instructor of music, will perform “Café Diem: Retro/Modern Bistro” in the LLCC Recital Series this Sunday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Ms. Kaye will be joined by colleagues Jane Hartman on piano and accordion and Theresa O’Hare on flute. Jason Waddell will also accompany on guitar as well as Gene Haas, bass; Becky Waddell, saxophone; and Troy Roark, drums. The program will feature Klezmer, Spanish, French and Latino music, as well as more traditional pieces. Continue reading

Academy of Lifelong Learning Winter Celebration TODAY

The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) invites the public to its Winter Celebration, “The Beach is a State of Mind,” today, Friday, Jan. 29. The free event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Attendees do not have to be ALL members to attend. Registration for the event is available by calling 786.2432.

Each year, the Academy of Lifelong Learning hosts a special event to help seniors enjoy learning even with the onset of cold weather. This year, the group will combat the temperature by imagining themselves on a beach, with live music by Flip Flop Dave, a potluck, activities and prizes for best beach attire and best beach hat. Continue reading


On the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar, for Institutional Improvement Day, the date listed at the top of the calendar did not match the date listed in the grid below.  The correct date for Institutional Improvement Day is October 7, 2016.  The date listed at the top, under the heading “No Class Days for Students”, was originally listed incorrectly as September 30, 2016.  An updated calendar is available on our website or you can download this PDF.


The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is TODAY, Thursday, Jan. 28 at NOON. As a reminder, if you’ve taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the Finance Department on a daily basis. Please hand the deposit to Elyse Calhoun, Libby Elder or Robin Ackman as monies should not be left unattended. If you have questions, please contact Elyse at ext. 62204 or Robin at ext. 62762. Thank you!

In the News

Lyn Buerkett, director of Adult Education and Literacy, was interviewed by the SJ-R on the announcement by GED testing that the minimum passing score will be lowered.