Welcome Doc Usher

Douglas "Doc" UsherDouglas “Doc” Usher is a new a full-time training specialist for truck driver training at LLCC. He drove for TMC for seven years and mostly recently worked here at the college as a part-time trainer. Doc is a graduate of LLCC’s truck driver training program. He can be reached at douglas.usher@llcc.edu. Welcome, Doc!

Contest to name LLCC roads!

LLCC-Springfield mapHave you ever wanted to name a street? Here’s your chance! LLCC students, faculty and staff are invited to submit ideas for five road names on the Springfield campus, shown on the map in yellow boxes. The winning names will be selected by the President’s Cabinet, and five $50 VISA cards will be awarded for winning submissions. (If a road name is selected that was suggested by more than one person, a drawing will be held.) Submit your ideas by Friday, Jan. 31 to be eligible for prizes.

  1. Road just off the main entrance by the west prairie
  2. Road running north from Workforce Careers Center
  3. Road east of Trutter Center that runs from Montgomery Hall to Millennium Center
  4. Road in front of construction site for new Kreher Agriculture Center
  5. Road just south of grassy area between Cass Gym and Menard Hall

Welcome Katrina Quattlander

Katrina QuattlanderKatrina Quattlander has recently joined the college as library access services assistant. She worked as a temporary reference specialist at the college during the fall semester and previously worked as a K-12 librarian. Katrina earned a master’s degree in library science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She can be reached at katrina.quattlander@llcc.edu or 786-2270. Welcome, Katrina!

Register for Jan. 28 Inclusivity Series presentation

LLCC Inclusivity Speaker Series. Diversity, Inclusion, Identity, Community.The second speaker in the Inclusivity Series, Dr. Stephen John Quaye, will be facilitating sessions on intergroup dialogue one week from today — on Jan. 28 — in the Robert H. Stephens Room. The event will also be available via livestream. The sessions for faculty and staff include:

  • Noon-1 p.m. – Keynote presentation
  • 1-1:45 p.m. – Facilitated workshop

Registration for the event (whether attending in person or via livestream) is requested. It is co-sponsored by the Campus Climate Team’s Safety and Inclusivity Workgroup, Student Life and TRIO.

Dr. Stephen John Quaye

In this presentation, participants will learn different terminology (e.g., privilege, power, oppression, intersectionality). In the workshop following the presentation, participants will learn dialogic skills for enabling them to engage in healthier cross-racial dialogues.

Dr. Quaye is associate professor in the higher education and student affairs program at Ohio State University and an associate editor of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Quaye focuses on understanding how students can engage difficult dialogues honestly and productively, as well as how storytelling is used as an educational tool to foster reflection and learning across differences. He also is interested in the strategies educators use to facilitate these dialogues and what they learn about themselves in the process.

Contest to name LLCC roads!

LLCC-Springfield mapHave you ever wanted to name a street? Here’s your chance! LLCC students, faculty and staff are invited to submit ideas for five road names on the Springfield campus, shown on the map in yellow boxes. The winning names will be selected by the President’s Cabinet, and five $50 VISA cards will be awarded for winning submissions. (If a road name is selected that was suggested by more than one person, a drawing will be held.) Submit your ideas by Friday, Jan. 31 to be eligible for prizes.

  1. Road just off the main entrance by the west prairie
  2. Road running north from Workforce Careers Center
  3. Road east of Trutter Center that runs from Montgomery Hall to Millennium Center
  4. Road in front of construction site for new Kreher Agriculture Center
  5. Road just south of grassy area between Cass Gym and Menard Hall

Our sympathy to Michael Phelon

We send our condolences to Michael Phelon, director, Open Door Mentorship Program and Workforce Equity Initiative, on the passing of his mother, Mary Alice Phelon, on Jan. 13. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. at Ruby Funeral Chapel, 1520 E. Washington, Springfield. Visitation will be at the Chapel one hour prior to the service, with private interment.

LLCC flags at half-staff through tomorrow

The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff through sunset Jan. 18 in honor of:

SPC Henry Jarrett “Mitch” Mayfield Jr., United States Army
Hometown:  Hazel Crest, Ill.

LLCC Alert test today, 11:30 a.m.

Each semester, LLCC tests its emergency alert system called LLCC ALERT. LLCC ALERT allows the college to communicate with you by text, phone and email in an emergency, as well as for severe weather and other closures. Current employees and students are automatically enrolled in LLCC ALERT.

The next test will take place today, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at approximately 11:30 a.m. You will receive a test message from LLCC ALERT.

We encourage you to visit www.llcc.edu/alert and log in with your LLCC username and password to check your current contact information and manage how you receive emergency notifications. LLCC ALERT uses the information about you currently stored in the college’s Colleague system, and this information may need updating. Please add your office phone number if it is not listed, and make any other revisions needed.

For assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at 786-2555 or helpdesk@llcc.edu.

Note: Updating your contact information in LLCC ALERT will NOT update that information in Colleague. To update your information in Colleague, please contact LLCC Human Resources.