Upcoming LLCC Choir and Band performances

LLCC Music (made out of letters and music notes)The LLCC Choir and Band invite the public to free concerts in A. Lincoln Commons on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Rd.

LLCC’s Choir performs “Homeward” on Friday, Dec. 1 at 1 and 7 p.m. Selections include “Homeward Bound,” “Take Me Home,” “I’m Going Home” and “Let the River Run.” The choir is directed by Laurie Lewis-Fritz and conducted by See Tsai Chan.

The LLCC Band performs in concert Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Selections will range from concert band standards to holiday music. The band is directed by Jason Waddell. Soloists include Carter Demarco, Clay Higginson, Anna Lindstrom and Kelly Wells.

LLCC-Litchfield Student Club holds Thanksgiving food drive

The LLCC-Litchfield Student Club sponsored a Thanksgiving food drive from Nov. 6-17 in which students and faculty collected more than 200 non-perishable food items. These items were donated to the CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation in Montgomery County.

Classes competed to collect the most items for the drive and win a pizza party. First Year Experience taught by Jessie Blackburn was honored as the class with the most donations.

CEFS employees, LLCC students and LLCC-Litchfield staff with donated food items

l-r: Charity Griggs and Debra Wilkie, CEFS; Adrienne Frazier, LLCC-Litchfield education services representative; Josh Bader, Selina Cochran, Maggie Reynolds, Jessie Zhang, Drake Gasperson, Alyssa Lohman and Sofia Ray, LLCC students; and Jessie Blackburn, LLCC-Litchfield director

In the news

Ty Bergman, adjunct culinary instructor, provided a demo of different ways to make America’s favorite side dish, mashed potatoes, on News Channel 20 Marketplace Nov. 20.

Joshua Dineen, chef specialist, wrote last week’s Epicuriosity 101 column in the State Journal-Register, “A Brazilian favorite.”

“For Every Student, For Every Community”

LLCC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Wayne Rosenthal, Agriculture Student Skylar Stewart and Board of Trustees Secretary Samantha Enz

LLCC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Wayne Rosenthal, Agriculture Student Skylar Stewart and Board of Trustees Secretary Samantha Enz

The Illinois Community College Marketing Collaborative held a press conference yesterday, announcing the launch of a new statewide campaign, “For Every Student, For Every Community.” The campaign focuses on community colleges in Illinois and the many valuable and vital benefits they bring to the state.

Skylar Steward speaking from podium with Wayne Rosenthal in background

LLCC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Wayne Rosenthal and LLCC Ag Student Skylar Stewart spoke at the event.

The messaging centers on five truths that all Illinois community colleges share.

  • On our campuses, everyone belongs. We serve the most diverse group of students and communities of any post-secondary option in Illinois. We feel like home, and we open up the world.
  • We are outcomes-driven. Our degree and stackable certificate programs help every student forge a clear, personalized path toward their goal, giving them a sense of accomplishment and greater control over their future.
  • We open up access to more rewarding futures. We make the proven and substantial benefits of higher education available to the greatest number of people by doing whatever it takes to help them succeed.
  • We’re flexible, innovative and agile. We meet students where they are and make the most of their prior learning experiences. We can ramp up and re-engineer workforce development programs quickly, helping businesses and government stay ahead.
  • We’re dedicated and accountable to our communities. We return our communities’ investment by boosting local education levels and social mobility, developing new generations of local leaders, and being a trusted, proactive partner for local economic and civic ambitions.

In the news

Karen Sanders, vice president, advancement, and executive director, LLCC Foundation, was interviewed yesterday on WSMI about LLCC Giving Day coming up on Nov. 15