High gas prices are taking a toll on everyone, particularly on students who drive to college several days each week. Rend Lake College officials have come up with a carpooling strategy to help alleviate the hit to students’ pocketbooks.
“Because of the increase in gas prices, we are attempting to facilitate carpooling among our students,” said Interim Dean of Student Services Mary Bornheimer. She said the plan was developed at the suggestion of RLC President Mark Kern.
Bornheimer said a series of meetings has been scheduled to inform RLC students about the carpooling process. Meetings have been scheduled for 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8; 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9; and 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. All of these informational sessions will be held at Subway in the Student Center on the Ina campus.
Students can visit the Academic Counseling Center in the Administration Building to post their interest in carpooling. There they will fill out a form listing their hometowns and contact information. The information will be posted on a bulletin board in the Academic Counseling Center and students can then contact other students who live nearby to set up carpooling arrangements.
Anyone unable to attend one of the information sessions can contact the Academic Counseling Center at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1266, or visit the Center, located in the Administration Building, to find out more.