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Person performing CPR
Sep 25th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
LTC Offering Community CPR Class
Lincoln Trail College will offer a CPR class for the community on October 3 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.  Students will learn how to provide CPR to an adult, child or infant and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a CPR card through the American Heart Association.  The cost of the class is $35, and students can register for the class by calling 618-544-8657.
Photo of Anne Hustad
Sep 24th, 2020
Olney Central
Anne Hustad Completes DNP Degree
Olney Central College Nursing Instructor Anne Hustad has completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. The DNP is one of two doctorate degrees available in the nursing field. SIU-E’s program combines classwork along with a comprehensive research project. “I am so excited to have it finished,” Hustad said. “I have been working on it for two years and COVID-19 changed how we did things. There was no graduation and I had to do my project and discussions through Zoom, instead of in person.”
People doing crochet
Sep 24th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
LTC Offering Crochet Class
Lincoln Trail College is offering a class that will help you learn how to crochet. The crochet class begins on October 14 and runs to November 18. The class will serve as an introduction to crochet for beginners, but will also give a review of basic techniques for people that are looking for a refresher on how to crochet.  The class will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at Lincoln Trail College. The cost of the class is $40 plus the cost of supplies. People can register for Crochet by calling 618-544-8657.
Nursing Instructors working with simulator
Sep 22nd, 2020
Olney Central
New Simulators Will Enhance Experience for IECC/OCC Nursing Program Students
New classroom simulators are ensuring students in the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges/Olney Central College Associate Degree Nursing Program have the skills needed to succeed in their clinical and healthcare settings.
Mason and family
Sep 22nd, 2020
Wabash Valley
WVC bass team signs Mason Gross of Carmi
Mt. Carmel, Ill.— Wabash Valley College's bass coach, Professor Todd Gill, is excited to announce the signing of Mason Gross for the 2021–2022 collegiate bass season. Gross signed on Wednesday evening, Sept. 9.
WVC holds Pro Day
Sep 22nd, 2020
Wabash Valley
WVC baseball Warriors hold Pro Day
Mt. Carmel, Ill.— Wabash Valley College’s baseball team hosted a number of professional scouts, ranging from area scouts to national cross-checkers, for a showcase on Sept. 17. There were several in attendance representing the majority of the Major League clubs. WVC Head Baseball Coach Rob Fournier stated the scouts “were there to see and evaluate our athletes, to determine who may be a fit for their organization in the future.”
Teacher working with GED student
Sep 18th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
LTC Celebrates Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
September 20-26 marks the annual Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. The week serves as a reminder that reading, writing, and basic math remain an elusive target for 36 million adults across the country. According to ProLiteracy, a non-profit organization that supports literacy programs, low literacy costs the United States $225 billion or more each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment. They say that 43 percent of adults with the lowest literacy levels live in poverty. 
Rendering of Theater Renaissance Project
Sep 16th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
IECC Board Approves Bid for Theater Renaissance Project
A Lincoln Trail College project that has been in the works for the last three years took a major step forward after the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Board of Trustees approved the bid for the Theater Renaissance Project. The addition to the Zwermann Arts Center will add a new choral room that doubles as a mid-sized lecture hall along with additional practice rooms, and office and storage spaces.
Portrait of Roger Eddy
Sep 11th, 2020
Lincoln Trail
Eddy Named LTC Interim President
Roger Eddy will assume the role as the Interim President at Lincoln Trail College on October 1. He takes over for Dr. Ryan Gower who was selected as the Chancellor for Illinois Eastern Community Colleges in May.  
Constitutional Convention
Sep 10th, 2020
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
IECC Colleges Observing Constitution Day
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges will observe Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17, 2020.  The IECC colleges will observe Constitution Day with a variety of activities and resources to promote the study of the Constitution. The following activities are planned at the IECC colleges: