The year is 2000, now click on the day in the timeline below.
The day is Sunday, November 5 in the year 2000.East Classroom Building dedicated and opened (November 5, 2000): After Dr. Luther (LLC President) introduced the event’s special guests—including Senator Judith Myers and Dr. Joseph Cipfl, President and CEO of the Illinois Community College Board—the ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opened the one-story building at the front of the campus. The building, the first permanent structure on LLC’s campus since 1974, cost $7.7 million, and was built by Upchurch and Associates. It would be the home for the ever-growing nursing program, as well as providing classroom and lab space for art, composition, and science classes.
From Left to Right: Doris Reynolds (LLC BOT chair), Jim Upchurch (Upchurch and Associates), Joe Cipfl (President and CEO of the ICCB), Leland Glazebrook (VP of LLC BOT), Wanda Ferguson (Mattoon Mayor), State Rep. Dale Righter, State Rep. Chuck Hartke, Senator Judy Myers, and Dr. Robert Luther (LLC President)
Governor Jim Edgar announcing to crowd in LLC's Backstage that State funds were being released to build East Classroom Building
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