Passing of colleague Jim Van Kleek; funeral arrangements complete

Jim Van Kleek smallJim Van Kleek, program director, Aviation, passed away Sunday evening, July 27, at his residence. Jim joined LLCC in 2007 and worked tirelessly to advance the program, improve its environment at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, and recruit new students. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues at LLCC.


Visitation will be at Ellinger Kunz and Park Funeral Home, 520 North 5th St., Springfield, on Thursday, July 31, from 4-7 p.m.  Services will be Friday, August 1 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Camp Butler Cemetery with military rites.




This Week at LLCC

At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, a New Student Orientation will begin in the R.H. Stephens Room.  An Athlete Orientation will take place on Thursday, beginning at 9:15 in the R.H. Stephens Room.

Thursday, July 31, is the deadline to update your Sick Bank enrollment status.  Click HERE for details and the form.

The Army returns for a cooks training program Monday, July 28-Monday, Aug. 4,  utilizing the food lab, baking lab and Bistro Verde in the Workforce Career Center.

LLCC Board of Trustees puts tentative fiscal year ’15 budget on file

The Lincoln Land Community College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday evening to put the college’s tentative, fiscal year 2015 operating budget on file for public review for 30 days, as required by law. Final approval of the $43-million budget is anticipated at the September board meeting.

Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president, noted that enrollment in College for Kids, a summer enrichment program in its sixth year, reached a record number of 578. She also reported on the natural prairie areas being established on campus which provide both ecological and economic benefits. The cost savings of maintaining one acre of prairie compared to one acre of turf is approximately $870 per year, for an annual savings of $10,440. Also, nearly 1,400 birds of 82 species were banded in the third season of the college’s bird banding station. Some 200 LLCC biology students were involved in the process.


The deadline to submit your deposits to the Finance Department is Wednesday, July 30 before 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.

If you have questions, please contact Elyse Calhoun at ext 6-2204 or Robin Ackman at ext 6-2762. Thank you!

Updated Communication and Marketing Guidelines available

The college’s Communication and Marketing Guidelines have been updated and are available on the PRM portal HERE. The guidelines cover social media, crisis communication, media relations, the PRM project request form, advertising, promotional materials, LincIn and more.

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Welcome Dave Ogden

Dave Ogden

Dave Ogden has recently joined the Facilities Department as a Mechanical Maintenance Technician.  He can be reached at or 6-2397. Welcome Dave!

Condolences to Janice Lovekamp

Our sincere condolences to Janice Lovekamp, director of the Surgical Technology Program, on the passing of her father, Roger Grewatz.  A funeral was held at the Groover Funeral Home in Ellenton, Fla., on Saturday, July 26. Burial in Sarasota National Cemetery today, July 28th.

Academy of Lifelong Learning annual kickoff TODAY

 The LLCC Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) will hold its annual kickoff event this morning, Thursday, July 24 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 533 S. Walnut St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with a brief program at 10 a.m., followed by refreshments. The public is invited, including anyone interested in becoming a member. 

Visitors are encouraged to gather information on the many opportunities and activities open to ALL members. The Membership Committee will have a table to sign up new members, take renewals and answer membership questions. Leaders of various interest groups within ALL will have displays with details on upcoming activities for the year. Find out more…

ITDE closed today

A reminder that the Instructional Technology and Distance Education department will be closed on Thursday, July 24 for a staff retreat. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, July 28.