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Becky Parton, dean of academic innovation and e-learning, and Dr. Jason Dockter, professor of English, appeared on the FOX-55 Good Day Illinois program Nov. 17 to discuss the 20th anniversary of online education at LLCC.

Jolene Adams, coordinator, and Jay Kitterman, consultant, Culinary Institute, were interviewed by former LLCC culinary student Erin Hovey for a story on culinary offerings through Community Education for the January edition of SO magazine.

LLCC agriculture student Emmi Fisher, winner of a National Black Farmers Association scholarship for the third year in a row, was interviewed Nov. 16 for a profile in the State Journal-Register.

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Dave Pietrzak, director of the aviation program, was interviewed on WTIM radio Nov. 16 about the new facility and upcoming classes.

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Becky Parton, dean of academic innovation and e-learning, was interviewed by WICS/FOX 55 News yesterday on the 20th anniversary of online education at LLCC. She and Dr. Jason Dockter, professor of English, will discuss the same topic on FOX 55’s Good Day Illinois this Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:15 a.m.

Nancy Sweet, director of culinary programs and operations, is the author of this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “A night with good friends and delicious food.”

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Ag Career Expo 2017Bill Harmon, professor of agronomy, was interviewed by WICS on Nov. 9 regarding the third annual Agriculture Career Expo being held on campus. High school students learned about the many job opportunities available in ag. They toured campus ag facilities, met with faculty and students, and networked with representatives from various ag-related businesses. See photos from the event on LLCC’s Facebook page!

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Dave Pietrzak, director, LLCC aviation program, was interviewed by the Springfield Business Journal on Monday, Nov. 6 regarding the program, job demand for A&P technicians and the new facility. A number of aviation students were photographed for the story, which will run in the November issue of the magazine.

Marnie Record, workforce specialist, wrote this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Buy peace of mind with a local, pasture-raised turkey this Thanksgiving.”

LLCC honored with 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award

Dr. Judy JozaitisLLCC has been named one of 22 organizations across the state to win a 2017 Illinois Sustainability Award. From global corporations to small specialized businesses, the Illinois Sustainability Awards recognize significant achievements toward keeping the state’s economy green and going strong. LLCC was recognized for its commitment to sustainable campus operations. Dr. Judy Jozaitis, LLCC vice president of workforce development and community education accepted the award at a Chicago ceremony hosted by the Illinois Sustainability Technology Center – Prairie Research Institute.

Energy efficient upgrades to LLCC campus facilities have included installing roof top solar panels (also used for educational purposes), replacing aged boilers and chillers with high efficiency units, replacing constant volume air handlers with variable air volume handlers, replacing windows with energy efficient models and installing energy management systems.

The college adopted the use of 26 green cleaning products and switched all vending machines to Energy Star compliant models. The college paper reduction project has reduced paper usage across the campus by an average of 13 percent. Communal garden space has grown to 42 garden beds, two bee hives and two high tunnel greenhouses used to raise vegetables throughout the year.

In addition, 15 acres of native prairie landscapes at LLCC replaced high maintenance grass and created habitats for native wildlife. The native plant species added to the grounds provide learning opportunities for biology and environmental students. Establishing the prairies saved money, time and an estimated 200 gallons of gas, formerly used for mowing, annually.

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Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed on the WTIM Morning Talkshow on Thursday, Oct. 26.  She talked about the programs featured in the latest FORWARD; spring classes being offered at LLCC-Taylorville, including the criminal justice classes that will be utilizing the new crime lab; and other upcoming events.