Longtime professor of nursing passes away

Paula VehlowLLCC lost a longtime faculty member on Thursday, May 26.

Paula Vehlow, professor of nursing at LLCC since 1987, passed away at St. John’s Hospital. We extend heartfelt sympathy to her family, many friends and colleagues at LLCC.

Her visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home and also from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1 at the funeral home, just prior to services which begin at 11. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Paula earned her bachelor of nursing at the University of Illinois and a master of nursing from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and was pursuing a Ph.D. in nursing at UIUC. After five years teaching at St. John’s School of Nursing, she taught as many as three generations of nursing students at LLCC.  Read her complete obituary. 

Memorials are suggested to the LLCC Foundation for the Paula J. Vehlow Nursing Scholarship.



The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is TODAY,  MAY 26 at NOON! As a reminder, if you’ve taken in funds, it is necessary to submit them and corresponding deposit slips to the Finance Department on a daily basis. Please hand the deposit to Elyse Calhoun, Libby Elder or Robin Ackman as monies should not be left unattended. If you have questions, please contact Elyse at ext 62204 or Robin at ext 62762. Thank you!

Subway closed today

Due to a cooler which went offline yesterday, Subway will be closed today on campus, with plans to reopen on Tuesday.

Melinda Pitt Kaye nominated for ICCTA Award

The ICCTA Board of Representatives also gives an award to adjunct faculty each year. Congratulations to Melinda Pitt Kaye on being nominated for ICCTA’s 2016 Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Member Award! The recipient of the award will be recognized at ICCTA’s 50th anniversary banquet on June 3 in Springfield.

Beat the Heat

Andrew Blaylock, director, campus services, may have come up with the most creative way to beat the heat this week while the chiller replacement took place.  With a cooler of ice, a fan and some strategically placed books, his homemade air conditioner is keeping him cool down in the Bookstore!

Bookstore A/C cooler ac



In the Community

The LLCC culinary program and Culinary Institute are participating in the Farmers’ Markets at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Thursday evenings. Here are their upcoming demonstrations:

6/2 – Nancy Sweet – green bean and egg salad
6/9 – Sean Keeley  – fruit and nut salad
7/7 – Jolene Adams – watermelon feta salad
7/14 – Jolene Adams – grilled vegetable kabob
8/4 – Nancy Sweet – caprese
9/1 – Jolene Adams – spaghetti squash
9/8 – Jolene Adams  – Greek salad
10/6 – Nancy Sweet – cauliflower pizza
10/13 – Sean Keeley – soup

Chiller project update

The project to replace the campus chiller is progressing on schedule; however, this means we will be without cooling in Menard, Sangamon, Cass and Millennium for the remainder of the week. With temperatures anticipated to again be in the low to mid 80s today and upper 80s on Thursday, rented fans will be used in a number of areas. Please check with your supervisor with any questions about attire on Thursday. Thank you for your patience.

Michael Ramm nominated for ICCTA award

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Ramm, professor of chemistry, on being nominated for the 2016 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member Award! The recipient of the  award will be recognized at ICCTA’s 50th anniversary banquet on June 3 in Springfield.