David Jones, certified financial planner with VALIC/AIG Retirement, will be on campus next week on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 1-4:30 p.m. in the VP Conference Room of Menard Hall. To schedule a 30-minute appointment for an account review and to provide information about your options and new enrollments, go to my.VALIC.com/seminars and enter registration code 6303SPR11AB.
Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed Wednesday, Oct. 6 on the WTIM Morning Talkshow. She discussed eight-week course options, Campus Visit Day and the LLCC-Taylorville Financial Aid Workshop.
Bistro Verde, LLCC’s student-run café, is open during the fall 2021 semester as Bistro To Go. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Nov. 18 (except for Nov. 2). You are invited to enjoy takeout soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, coffees and drinks prepared by LLCC culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality students. View the fall 2021 menu!
Lunch orders may be placed online at https://orders.cake.net/11205518 (credit card) or in person (cash or credit card).
Back by popular demand for the 17th year, LLCC Student Life presents Multicultural Fest today! This long-standing tradition has been a community favorite for many years. We will celebrate the wonderful spectrum of cultures represented in our campus community. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with DJ Yinka and goes until 2 p.m. Starting at 11 a.m., the LLCC community will be able to enjoy some free food from Aztca Mexican Grill, B & W Food Truck and Kona Ice of Decatur. Food will be available until 1 p.m. or while supplies last. As always, this event is free.
A very special thank you to Jay Kitterman, Julie Sutfin, Marina Wirsing, Sue Alexander and Jolene Lamb for helping to plan this event. If you have any questions about the event, contact the student engagement coordinator at email@example.com.
Dr. Tia Brown McNair is the vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, D.C. She oversees both funded projects and AAC&U’s continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices and student success. She is the lead author of “From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education” (January 2020) and “Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success” (July 2016).
As cyberattacks speed up, it’s even more important for each of us to take our time when checking emails, browsing the web and using connected devices.
Taking a few extra seconds could be the difference between a security breach and stopping an attack in its tracks.
Cyberattacks are speeding up. Read more about it: https://llcconline.sharepoint.com/IT/SitePages/Cybersecurity—News-Articles.aspx
LLCC Human Resources is accepting applications for a temporary, part-time, non-benefited mechanical maintenance technician. Full details on this opportunity can be found on the HR employment site.
The LLCC Writing Center is a place to invent and is here to help! Students are welcome to schedule an appointment (either through Zoom or in person) to discuss prewriting, drafts, revisions — any writing-related activity for any of their classes. They can do so by calling 217-786-2341.
We hope you enjoy this month’s Padlet — The LLCC Writing Center: A Place to Invent.
The LLCC Student Success office has undergone significant changes over the past few years, so it is the office’s goal that colleagues across campus get to better know the who, what, when, where and why of Student Success. Over the next few months, they will be bringing you “Words to the Wise Wednesdays.” This week, they continue with the focus on the “who” and introduce four more members of the Student Success team.
Laurie Clemons, student success coach (Dec. 5, 1994)
Laurie is the student success coach for degree-seeking students in Workforce Institute programs, criminal justice and students with accommodations. Workforce Institute programs include majors such as automotive, culinary, lineman and related programs. Laurie received her bachelor’s degree in management from University of Illinois Springfield. She has worked in higher education for 26 years in the offices of registration and student success. Laurie is the club advisor for the Black Student Union, serves as African-American History Month Committee chair and also serves on the Technical Review Committee and Enrollment Management Team. When not at work, she enjoys fellowship with her church family, shopping and spending time with her sorority sisters, family and friends.
Richard Hayes II, student success coach (Jan. 3, 2000)
Richard is the student success coach for business and accounting students. Richard received his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Springfield and his master’s from Capella University. He has worked in higher education for 20 years in student services and student success. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and sons, attending church activities, playing tennis and golf, bike riding and building models.
Claire Heffron-McKinney, LPC, student success coach (Nov. 14, 2005)
Claire is the student success coach for STEM majors. These are science, engineering and math related majors. Claire received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Blackburn College and her master’s degree in human development counseling from University of Illinois Springfield. She is a certified domestic violence professional and a confidential advisor. Claire has attained special training to confidentially assist students experiencing sexual harassment, intimate partner/domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. She has worked in higher education for 17 years, with 15 years in student success. When not at work, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, reading and watching Netflix.
Dr. Melissa Franzen, LCPC, student success coach (July 9, 2012)
Melissa is the student success coach for arts and humanities and students in the Honors Program. Arts and humanities include English, communication, art, music and related majors. Melissa received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor in sociology from Illinois College, and a master’s degree in human development counseling: community/clinical mental health from University of Illinois Springfield. She completed her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Walden University in May 2021. Melissa is a past president and member of ILACADA and a confidential advisor, with special training to confidentially assist students experiencing sexual harassment, intimate partner/domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. She has worked in higher education for eight years in student success. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her son and her friends, and playing games or sitting with a good book.
Jolene Lamb, LLCC Community Education culinary coordinator, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “Halloween treats to make with your little ghouls.”