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Sandburg College Closes Bushnell Center

Carl Sandburg College
Carl Sandburg College Extension Center in Bushnell
Credit Carl Sandburg College
Dr Lori Sundberg, president of Carl Sandburg College

As college classes increasingly move online, there's much less need for buildings with classrooms and desks. And that's why Carl Sandburg College has closed its extension center in Bushnell- the decision was announced in February, and took effect Thursday. 

President Lori Sundberg says the center opened in 1995 to serve college students and for adult education. But in recent years no "face to face" classes have been offered at the center because those classes are now offered online or at local high schools.
Closing the extension center in Bushnell will save the college 150-200,000 dollars a year. 

The real challenge is not building or renovating, but maintaining a building.

Doctor Sundberg says the college is looking into ways to provide more computers for students in the Bushnell area - possibly at the community center, recreation center, and public library.  

Sometime soon she expects Carl Sandburg College will try to sell the center. 

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