LLCC offering special assistance to MacMurray College students

Mac2LLCC. Resources for MacMurray College studentsLLCC is offering special assistance to students of MacMurray College displaced by Friday’s announcement of MacMurray’s closure at the end of spring semester.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the closure of this longstanding institution located within the LLCC district,” said Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president of LLCC. “We invite any MacMurray student to contact us for personalized assistance in continuing their education at LLCC.”

MacMurray students are encouraged to email Mac2LLCC@llcc.edu, call 217-786-9600 or text 217-387-3342. Staff from the LLCC Outreach Center in downtown Jacksonville and the main campus in Springfield are ready to help students who wish to continue their education through the sophomore level or in a career education program, in such fields as nursingcriminal justicebusinesseducation and many more.

LLCC personnel will work one-on-one with MacMurray students in exploring affordable transfer options for the upcoming summer and fall terms and answer questions about financial aid and transcripts.

LLCC will also offer in-district tuition rates to MacMurray students, regardless of their home addresses. In-district tuition is $131.50 per credit hour for summer term and $133.00 per credit hour for the fall semester. Some LLCC programs have variable tuition rates.

More information is available at www.llcc.edu/mac2llcc.

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LLCC is here in this challenging time,” an essay by Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president, which first appeared in the State Journal-Register March 29, was picked up by Community College Daily, an e-publication of the American Association of Community Colleges, for its e-Headlines March 30.

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Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed by phone for the WTIM Morning Talkshow. Dee gave information on Christian County resources available to LLCC-Taylorville students during the pandemic; how LLCC faculty, staff and administration can be contacted while we work remotely; and where students can go for more information on how to make the transition to remote and alternative delivery methods. She also discussed upcoming summer classes at LLCC-Taylorville and the Memorial Health System and LLCC nursing education partnership.

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The American Association of Community College (AACC) 21st Century Center website features a story, Shoring up the nursing shortage, about LLCC’s new partnership with Memorial Health System (MHS) to expand LLCC’s nursing program. Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president, is quoted, along with LLCC nursing student Hailey Case and MHS President and CEO Ed Curtis.

Sean Keeley, culinary specialist, is the author of today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Remedies.”

LLCC classes move to remote delivery today; offices open remotely

LLCC classes resume today, March 23, transitioning to remote (online) or alternate delivery for the remainder of the semester. Students have been contacted regarding details of their individual classes.

Also beginning today, all LLCC offices will operate remotely. Staff will be available by phone and online to assist students and the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. All LLCC campus buildings and outreach center facilities will be closed to the public.

Additional information on classes, services available and contacts can be found at www.llcc.edu/covid-19-college-update.

“I want to commend our outstanding faculty and staff for their intense work this week to develop alternative class delivery methods and ways of serving students,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC. “We pledge to continue the personal attention and excellent education for which we are known as we transition to new ways of operations during this challenging time. As we work to protect the health and safety of our students and employees, we also look forward to the time when we can welcome everyone back to campus.”

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Economic development partners in Springfield and Sangamon County, including Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center, are working in tandem to help businesses make it through the current COVID-19 shutdown. A new website will consolidate business information across Sangamon County to keep consumers apprised of the status of their favorite local businesses and their services in one, easily searchable, place. The website is SpringfieldZoom.com. Any Sangamon County business or organization can simply click on “Register My Business” to get started. This website serves as a one-stop information source for consumers to look up business openings and closings throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Culinary Institute, wrote yesterday’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Game of Scones.”