Our sympathy to Darla Cochran

We extend our condolences to Darla Cochran, assistant to the vice president, workforce development and community education, on the passing of her mother, Dorothy Bramel, on July 26. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 30, 10-11 a.m. at the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ, and a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Internment will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery at a later date. Read the obituary.

FY20 Planning and Budgeting Documents Posted to SharePoint

Following Board approval of the FY20 tentative budget at the July Board meeting, several FY20 planning and budgeting recap documents have been posted to the LLCC Finance Department’s SharePoint site. Take time to familiarize yourself with the documents, which are sorted by requester’s name. Please watch for emails over the next few weeks if you have requests funded from tech fee, small projects and/or FFE. We will be reaching out to individuals to begin the purchasing process and will provide purchasing directions and necessary account numbers.

At this time, Perkins Grant funding is pending receipt of a fully executed grant agreement. Once funding is secured, individuals will receive emails with purchasing instructions and account numbers.

Solar panel installation at LLCC-Jacksonville begins Aug. 5

Starting on Monday, Aug. 5, contractors will begin installing solar panels on the roof at LLCC-Jacksonville. We anticipate this work will take approximately 30-45 calendar days to complete. Contractors will be sure to maintain access to the building at all times. Please use caution and be aware of all construction traffic and materials being lifted up on to the roof during this time period. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tim Ervin at 786-9605 or at tim.ervin@llcc.edu.

In the news

Dr. Judy Jozaitis, vice president, workforce development and Dr. Carmen Allen, professor, computer science, were interviewed by WICS/WRSP news on the $4 million ICCB grant creating IT apprenticeship programs at 10 partner colleges, including LLCC. Read more about the grant.

Natalie Baker, 2019 LLCC graduate, wrote the essay “Glad I made the educated decision to enroll at LLCC,” which was published in the State Journal-Register’s “Connections” page on Sunday, July 28.

Deadline tomorrow noon for deposits to Finance Dept.

The deadline to submit your deposits to the LLCC Finance is Tuesday, July 30 before noon. Please hand the deposit to Nichole Coffey or Robin Ackman as monies should not be left unattended.

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.

If you have questions, please contact LLCC Student Accounts at 786-2480.  Thank you!

LLCC one of 10 partner colleges in $4 million apprenticeship grant

A federal grant will allow the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) to serve more than 1,600 apprentices in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs that will lead to employment in the information technology sector.

The $4.0 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, announced earlier this month, will support the development and expansion of apprenticeship programs in partnership with 10 Illinois community colleges, including LLCC, that represent the geographic and demographic diversity of the state.

LLCC will receive $360,000 over the next four years from the grant.

Read more

In the news

Dr. Carmen Allen, professor of computer science, was interviewed yesterday by WLDS/WEAI news on LLCC’s partnership, along with nine other Illinois community colleges, with the Illinois Community College Board on a $4 million Department of Labor grant to establish apprenticeship programs in information technology.