L&C Steps Up as a Resource for Support

Article by: Jan Dona, L&C Media Services,

GODFREY – Bolstering its commitment to helping the community thrive during uncertain times, Lewis and Clark Community College is hosting Ask the Experts, a series of online discussions with local experts on a variety of subjects.

Psychology Professor Chad Keller believes these discussions are just a part of L&C’s responsibility to the community. The first will be held May 5 and 7.

“The staff and faculty at Lewis and Clark has always had a commitment to the emotional and financial well-being of their students and the community,” Keller said. “This has not changed just because classes are no longer meeting on campus due to COVID-19.”

The discussions are free and open to the public via Zoom, a free video conferencing service. Attendees can choose to participate using audio, video or both. There is also a chat function that allows users to type their questions.

The first two discussions have been scheduled as follows:


  • Mental & Physical Health: 2 p.m., May 5, 2020
    • Moderator: L&C Professor of Psychology Dr. Kathy White
    • Expert Panel: L&C Professor Psychology Dr. Chad Keller; Renee Bauer, LCPC; Terri  
    • Austin, LCPC; Dr. Angela Bahner, Psychology Faculty at Metro Politan Community College, Longview
    • Topics: Stress management, dealing with insomnia, anxiety and depression, nutrition, exercise and more.
    • Join the FB event:
  • Financial Literacy: 2 p.m., May 7, 2020
    • Moderator: L&C Professor of Psychology Dr. Kathy White
    • Expert Panel: L&C Professor of English and finance expert Jen Bevel and Director of Financial Aid Angela Weaver
    • Topics: Utilizing financial resources, balancing finances during uncertain times, creating a budget and more.
    • Join the FB event:


To take part in the discussion or to leave a question for the experts, visit the Facebook events. Links to enter the discussions can be found inside.

Watch the L&C Facebook page for announcements regarding future Ask the Experts discussions.