David Bowman, workforce development program coordinator, hosted Illinois’ quarterly Alphabet Soup meeting on Monday, June 19, in the Trutter Center. Alphabet Soup is a voluntary, informal representation of government agencies, non-government organizations and individuals. The consortium’s session covered agricultural watershed issues and successes in Illinois and was followed by a tour of LLCC’s recent upgrades to its agricultural soils lab.
We extend our sympathy to Andres Morales, building custodian, on the passing of his father. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Sylvester “Chad” Jones recently retired as a building custodian. If you were unable to sign the book at his retirement party and would like to do so, the book is located in Mason Hall. Contact Maureen Curry, facilities office coordinator, for more information at 6.2304.
Viki Law has joined LLCC’s Finance Department as disbursements manager. She previously managed payroll for Hurst-Rosche. Viki holds a bachelor’s in criminal justice with an emphasis in human services and an associate degree in business administration from University of Phoenix. She can be reached at 786.4931 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome!
Lucas Ostendorf, police officer, thanks everyone for the support he received after earning his master’s degree. “I want to thank everyone who reached out and congratulated me. All the support gave me a strong sense of community.”
Visit the LLCC farm stand to find fresh, organically grown produce at affordable prices and to support the youth of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois in their entrepreneurial training! This program is made possible by a grant from North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (NCR-SARE). The farm stand will be open in A. Lincoln Commons on Monday, June 19, from 1:30-4:15 p.m. and accepts cash only.
The mother of a prospective student was thrilled to reconnect with Dr. John Roberts, a favorite professor from her days as an LLCC student. See more photos of Campus Visit Day.
Summer Campus Visit Day the evening of June 13 was a success with over 200 individuals registered to attend. Public Relations and Marketing would like to thank all who assisted with this important recruitment event. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your time, expertise and enthusiasm for LLCC! Those who assisted include: Shanda Byer, Leslie Johnson, Dr. John Roberts, Mary Beth Ray, Dr. Deanna Blackwell, Katie Eilers, Chris Barry, Doris Williams, Becky Parton, Bob Howard, Tom Spears, Julie Rourke, David Bowman, David Ferrill, Laurie Rhodes, Laurel Bretz, Julie Clevenger, Tammy Schnell, Brad Gentry, Kim Eddings, Shelby Bedford, Marina Wirsing, Lisa Collier, Tim Humphrey, Dr. Victor Broderick, Bill Bade, Dave Pietrzak, Rick Stillman, Dr. Carmen Allen, Bill Harmon, Keven Tait, Brian Earley, Nancy Sweet, Sean Keeley, Dr. Cynthia Maskey, Janice Lovekamp, Janelle Murphy, Cathleen Ferguson, Nancy Walton, Don Kallembach, Randy Rue, Andrew DeRosa, Michelle Burger, Ryan Howland, Julie McKinney, Karla Wilham, Dallas Woomer, Brian Tweryon, Cathy Huffman, Dawn Burch, Jolene Adams.
Also, thank you to the LLCC Dance Team: Express Your Seoul for entertaining the crowd with several demonstrations of K-Pop!
Governor Bruce Rauner issued a proclamation that the U.S. flag and the state flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise, Thursday, June 15, 2017, to sunset, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in honor of Firefighter Lawrence “Larry” Matthews of the Dolton Fire Department, Dolton, Illinois.
LLCC’s Workforce Careers Center is again the location for the Illinois State Fair Wine Competition. The Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association is evaluating more than 230 commercially-made wines as well as 150 home-crafted wines. The competition, which is not open to the public, continues through today. The top 66 scoring wines will be promoted as the “Illinois 66” to coincide with promotion of Route 66. Jolene Adams, coordinator, Culinary Institute, is assisting with coordination of the competition.