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LLCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, advised by Dr. Claire Gordon, sponsored a “Life Goes On” organ donation event Nov. 15. The evening presentation featured speakers Emily Reynolds, scholarship vice president for Phi Theta Kappa; Larry and Vivian Lefferts, parents of an organ donor; Kenzie Dowding, living organ donor; and Damarius Blanks of Life Goes On. Emily was interviewed by WICS. Damarius Banks; Larry and Vivian Lefferts; Kenzie Dowding with PTK members and advisors

Sheridan Lane, director, culinary program and operations, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column, “Healthy habits for the holidays.” “

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Claire Gordon, Ph.D., professor of communication, spoke on WTAX radio Nov. 11 about the Phi Theta Kappa “Life Goes On” organ donor event being held Monday in A. Lincoln Commons.

Also, yesterday’s Veterans Day Ceremony was covered by WICS/WRSP and The Lamp.

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Claire Gordon, Ph.D., professor of communication, was featured on Community Voices on NPR Illinois yesterday. She discussed her career at LLCC, tips to overcome public speaking anxiety, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Life Goes On organ donation event Monday in A. Lincoln Commons.

Sheridan Lane, director, culinary program and operations, co-wrote this week’s Epicuriosity 101 column with adjunct instructor Ty Bergman called Food: Classic or Couture. 

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Jessie Blackburn, director, LLCC-Litchfield, was interviewed by the Hillsboro Journal News about the opening of the Coop in downtown Hillsboro and possible future partnerships with LLCC to assist local entrepreneurs.

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Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., president, and Thom Whalen, professor of art, were interviewed Nov. 1 by WTAX radio on the dedication of three outdoor sculptures, donated by Terry Travis, M.D. Whalen was also interviewed by WICS/WRSP News. The State Journal-Register took photos of the event, one of which was featured on the front page of the Nov. 2 print edition.

Sonja Spencer, Ph.D., associate dean of nursing, was interviewed by the Illinois Times regarding the LLCC CNA program and other levels of nursing, and how those graduates are employed at nursing homes.

Jolene Lamb, coordinator, LLCC Community Education culinary, wrote today’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, on cinnamon spice.

The Academy of Lifelong Learning essay in the Nov./Dec. edition of Senior News is “Staying Strong” by Pat Blinn, ALL board member.

LLCC and SIU Carbondale sign agreement allowing students to earn bachelor’s degrees online

Photo of Dr. Austin Lane and Dr. Charlotte Warren after hey signed the Saluki Step Ahead agreement Dr. Austin Lane, SIU Carbondale Chancellor, and Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC President, following their signing of the Saluki Step Ahead agreement, allowing qualified LLCC students to earn bachelor’s degrees while still living at home.

Officials of Lincoln Land Community College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale yesterday signed an agreement allowing LLCC graduates to complete bachelor’s degrees remotely at an affordable cost.

The Saluki Step Ahead program offers students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, criminology and criminal justice, health care management, psychology and radiologic sciences by spending the first two years at LLCC completing pre-determined coursework. The third and fourth years are online in an SIU Carbondale degree completion program. Students will receive an $8,000 scholarship ($4,000 per year) as a financial incentive for place-bound students, with the goal of completing a bachelor’s degree for less than $25,000.

“This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for LLCC students to earn an associate degree with us and then receive automatic admission to SIU Carbondale to earn their bachelor’s degree, while remaining in their hometown to live and work,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president.

LLCC is the first community college in central Illinois, and fourth community college in the state, to sign on to Saluki Step Ahead, which brings the expertise of a doctoral research university to place-bound community college students in Illinois.

“For working adults and other students with limited options, this is a game-changer and opens new pathways, with a smooth transition between our two institutions,” said Dr. Austin Lane, chancellor, SIU Carbondale. “Many community college students can’t uproot their lives and come to Carbondale to earn their bachelor’s degrees. We’re taking SIU Carbondale to them in an accessible and affordable way.”

Students interested in participating in the Saluki Step Ahead program should speak with a success coach at LLCC.

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Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed on WTIM’s Morning Talkshow Oct. 28. She spoke on spring registration, FORWARD magazine and LLCC-Medical District offerings.