Commencement Friday, May 16

Commencement 2014 will be held at the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Friday, May 16, 2014 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Faculty/Administration information as well as an updated line of march are attached, plan to be there by 7 p.m.  Please note that there will be NO coat/purse check available.  In addition, the Komen Race for the Cure and other events will also be taking place Friday night downtown Springfield.  Please plan accordingly for additional traffic and limited parking.  Thank you!

FacultyAdministrators Directions_2014        Line of March 2014

KUDOS to be awarded again July 1

Kudos logoThe next KUDOS award recipients will be announced July 1, and twice in the fall and spring semesters. Nominate a deserving colleague by clicking on the KUDOS tab in the upper right corner of LincIn.

The KUDOS award is an informal way to recognize the small and large ways our faculty and staff contribute to the positive environment that is LLCC. The person you nominate will receive a KUDOS certificate, with winners announced in LincIn, along with what they did to deserve the award. You can make an anonymous nomination if you wish. Brighten someone’s day and say “thank you, great job!” with the KUDOS award.


A message from City Water, Light and Power:

Beginning Thursday, May 15, south- and north-bound Shepherd Road at University Drive near UIS will be detoured to 11th Street during daytime work hours, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for multiple days to accommodate City Water, Light and Power’s water main tap for a new construction project. This work requires a street opening near Shepherd Road’s intersection with University Drive. Motorists are encouraged to plan alternative routes to this area and to always slow down and be aware of construction and repair crews and equipment in and near roadways. Work will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Note:  Toronto Road access to the LLCC Child Development Center will still be available.

Thank you from Julie Rourke

To my Lincoln Land family, I would like to express my heartfelt thank you for the kindness and sympathy extended to me after the loss of my mother. It was a great comfort to me and I am deeply grateful to all of you. Julie Rourke

Online Ordering Now at Subway!

Skip the line and order online at Subway! Go to on a computer or mobile phone and place your order now! Create an account to save your favorite store (5250 Shepherd Rd) and even your favorite sandwiches! Orders are ready in just 15 minutes.

Interested in adding your photo to Email and Lync?

With LLCC’s large number of employees, it is hard to know and recognize every co-worker, especially if you are a new employee! LLCC’s Outlook  and Lync accounts have the ability to include your photo in the emails you send within the LLCC system. If you would like to have your photo included in your internal email (email sent to others with an LLCC account, not to outside recipients) and appear in Lync instant messenger:

  1. Email a head and shoulders, business appropriate photo of yourself to Your photo will be added to your email account within several days.
  2. Need a head and shoulders photo of yourself? The Public Relations and Marketing (PRM) Office in Menard Hall can assist. Please call Rose at 6.2218 to schedule a brief (less than five minutes) appointment, or stop by PRM between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  3. If PRM has already taken a head and shoulders photo of you, it is in our files.  Please email and she will send it to you.

In the News

Karla Martin, LLCC’s outstanding graduate, was the subject of this story, “Non-traditional student is LLCC’s outstanding graduate,” including comments from Dr. Paul Hudson, professor of business, in the Sunday, May 11 State Journal-Register.

The LLCC baseball team was featured in a WICS and FOX 55 profile May 11 and 12. Coach and Athletic Director Ron Riggle was interviewed. The team finished its regualr season with a pair of wins and are now 40-15 on the year, the most wins in a single season record. Regional play begins Thursday.

The LLCC softball team was featured in an SJ-R story. The Lady Loggers defeated Patrick Henry twice (11-1, 3-0) in Hendersonville, Tennessee to advance to the 2014 NJCAA Nationals in Clinton, MS (May 14-17).  The Loggers have a 50-14 record.

Dr. Judy Jozaitis, vice president, Workforce Development and Community Education, and John Mitchell, program coordinator, Workforce Development, were interviewed May 9 for a FOX-55 and WICS story on creating a pipeline of workers through workforce training programs.

Congratulations to honorees at the Employee Recognition Ceremony!

Congratulations to retirees, those celebrating service anniversaries, and the winners of these special awards. Click HERE for a photo album from the event.

Harmon Bill for LincIn 2 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher: Bill Harmon, Professor, Agronomy


Distinguished Service Awards: Sylvester “Chad” Jones,  Building Custodian; Dr. Anthony DiMaggio, Political Science Faculty; Nicole Ralph, Director, Employment and Benefits; Paula Hermes, Programmer Analyst

DSA for LIncClick to read all the honorees: Retirees, Service Anniversaries, Nominees for Pearson Master Teacher

Also honored were NISOD Excellence Award Winners Michelle Coakes and Dee Krueger.

Employee Recognition & Appreciation Ceremony Today

The 20th Annual Employee Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony is today!  Join us in the Student Union, Menard Hall at 3 p.m. for music and hors d’oeuvres followed at 3:45 by the recognition of service anniversaries and retirees, and presentation of the Distinguished Service Awards, Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher Award and NISOD Award.