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The Lincoln Land Community College Taylorville Advisory Committee met for their quarterly session on Monday afternoon at the college's Taylorville campus.

Jim Hahn, vice chairman of the group, was named chairperson of the committee, succeeding Mark LeVault.

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In remarks to the committee, L-L-C-C Taylorville executive director Scott Stallman told members that the Taylorville campus enrollment numbers have been flat versus last year, with a 5 to 6 percent drop this semester.  Stallman attributed that to fewer students graduating from high school, as well as at-risk students dropping out.  Stallman added that the college is making attempts to retain existing students and especially to assist those at-risk of dropping out.

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Lincoln Land College president Doctor Charlotte Warren told the Taylorville Advisory Committee Monday, that the original college building will have extensive renovations start at the end of May, and will take about a year.  She added once the renovations are complete, the existing structure will look just like their new building which is directly south of the existing building.

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Lincoln Land Director of Development Karen Sanders told the Taylorville Committee that some 845-thousand dollars has been raised in the college's “Growing Beyond” endowment fund raising efforts toward its 2-point-5 million dollar goal.

 
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