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LLCC’s aviation program and Bob Brandis of Brandis Aviation received a “thumbs up” in the Nov. 16 State Journal-Register for his donation of a Learjet 24B to the program. The column noted: “One of only three in Illinois, LLCC’s Aviation Mechanics Program provides hands-on preparation for an industry nodding and looking for skilled employees. The currently enrolled 30 students will learn the alignment of the jet’s structures and work on assembly and rigging, in addition to learning firsthand about the operational jet engine and the number of engine support systems. This generous learning tool donation will serve current and future students, as well as enable them to take off for rewarding careers.”

Bill Beaty, fire science program coordinator, was the subject of a Nov. 15 State Journal-Register article on his recent appointment as fire chief of Garden City, Kan. Bill will continue working at LLCC through December.

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David Pietrzak, program director, aviation, was interviewed by the State Journal-Register about the aviation program’s new teaching tool: a Learjet 24B. Aviation students were reassembling the corporate jet, which was donated by Bob Brandis of Brandis Aviation in Taylorville.

Sheridan Lane, interim director, culinary program and operations, is the author of today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Traditions or Traditional Now.”

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Jacob Deters, student engagement coordinator, was interviewed by WICS/FOX Illinois about the 24th annual Veterans Day Ceremony held yesterday at LLCC to honor all veterans, including LLCC faculty, staff and students who have served in the armed forces.

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Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed on WTIM about the LLCC-Taylorville Visit Day coming up on Nov. 6 from 5-7 p.m.  At the event, attendees can tour the LLCC-Taylorville facility, discuss degree and certificate opportunities, complete an LLCC admission application and learn about the first steps to enroll.

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LLCC students Anne-Marie Andersen and Theo Kennon were interviewed by the State Journal-Register for a story on how they met at the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired and now both attend LLCC. Anne’s student assistant Seth Jacobs, along with Brenda Protz, professor of speech, were also interviewed about the newly-married couple.

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