The festivities get under way next week, as faculty, staff,
students, alumni and community members gather to celebrate
three decades of student success. Many events, including a
faculty lecture series, are free and open to the public. A
complete list can be found at
Founded in 1979, LCN is a branch of Lincoln College in Lincoln. At that time, LC began offering extension courses in rented
spaces in the Bloomington-Normal area. The college broke
ground at its Raab Road campus seven years later. It opened the
Midwest College of Cosmetology in 1998.
Since the very beginning, LCN's focus has been on preparing its
students for the work force, as well as engaging with business,
educational and community partners for the benefit of the
region. The college's academic offerings have greatly expanded
since those early years. Today, students can also complete
studies online, and many earn their bachelor's degrees through
the college's popular accelerated degree program.
"We're delighted to be celebrating this historic occasion in our
college's history," said Dr. A. Gigi
Fansler, executive vice president of LCN. "As anyone who ever attended LCN can tell you,
it's a special place. We have always been a student-centered
institution. We continue that tradition of meeting the needs of
our students through quality academic programs, small classes
and a dedicated and compassionate faculty,"
She went on to add,
"With new bachelor's degree programs, the continued growth of
the accelerated bachelor's degree program and recent opening of
the Center for Adult Learners, the future is bright."