Our sympathy to Peggy Goetsch

We extend our condolences to Peggy Goetsch, professor of biology, on the passing of her mother, Alice B. Phipps, on May 5. LLCC friends are invited to a “mini-visitation” at Butler Funeral Home from 9 to 10:15 a.m. today. A graveside ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra or Sangamon Auditorium. Read the obituary.

Student Recognition Ceremony, 6 p.m.

The Student Recognition Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. today in the Student Union. At the event, this year’s outstanding graduate will be announced as well as student worker of the year, advisor of the year, club leadership awards and certain scholarship award winners. A reception will follow the ceremony.

24th annual Employee Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony tomorrow, 3 p.m.

LLCC will honor a number of individuals who have provided dedicated service to the college at the 24th annual Employee Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony Wednesday, May 9, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Student Union of Menard Hall. Come and provide well wishes to your colleagues celebrating service anniversaries and those being honored on their retirements. Also featured are announcements of the Distinguished Service Awards, NISOD recipients, Faculty Emeriti and Pearson Master Teacher awards.

Retirement receptions coming up May 8, 11 and 15

Retirement receptions are coming up on May 8, 11 and 15. Join us in giving the following best wishes!

Happy RetirementA retirement reception will be held for Phil SchaeferJeff MehanGloria BuhrDr. John RobertsSharon Cheek and Dr. Wendy Howerter on Tuesday, May 8, from 2-4 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

A retirement celebration will take place on Friday, May 11 from 2-4 p.m. for Dave GreenPeggy GoetschDavid Sack and Dave Sykes in the Robert H. Stephens Room.

A retirement reception will be held for arts and humanities faculty Michelle Coakes, Sharon Evans, Greg Murray and Paul Van Heuklom on Tuesday, May 15 from 1-3 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room. Also at this event, we will be saying farewell to Dr. Ashley Green.

Message from campus services

During the summer some of the food and drink vending machines on main campus will be turned off to conserve energy and reduce waste. Affected machines will be marked with signage, and every attempt will be made to keep a wide selection of food and drink available in the remaining machines over the summer.

For safety and sanitation reasons, LLCC Campus Services asks that no one other than food service personnel obtain ice from the ice maker in the back area of Subway in Menard Hall. Ice for individual consumption should only be obtained from the ice dispenser at the fountain drink unit located in the front area of Subway. Thank you for your cooperation.

Upcoming retirement receptions

Mark your calendars to join us in giving the following best wishes!

A retirement reception will be held for Phil SchaeferJeff MehanGloria BuhrDr. John RobertsSharon Cheek and Dr. Wendy Howerter on Tuesday, May 8, from 2-4 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

A retirement celebration will take place on Friday, May 11 from 2-4 p.m. for Dave GreenPeggy GoetschDavid Sack and Dave Sykes in the Robert H. Stephens Room.

A retirement reception will be held for arts and humanities faculty Michelle Coakes, Sharon Evans, Greg Murray and Paul Van Heuklom on Tuesday, May 15 from 1-3 p.m. in the Robert H. Stephens Room. Also at this event, we will be saying farewell to Dr. Ashley Green.

Lynn Whalen speaks at AACC national convention

Lynn Whalen, executive director of public relations and marketing, co-presented “Merging marketing and recruitment for enrollment success” at the recent American Association of Community College’s annual convention in Dallas, Texas. She also spoke at a meeting of AACC’s marketing commission during the convention on this topic.

Welcome Holly Bauman!

Holly BaumanPlease join us in welcoming Holly Bauman who recently joined LLCC as agriculture program specialist. She comes to the college with experience in teaching high school agriculture and in serving as the agronomy training coordinator for Effingham Equity. She earned her bachelor’s degree in ag education from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Holly can be reached at 786-2276 or holly.bauman@llcc.edu.

Retirement celebration May 8

Retirement Celebration on May 8 from 2-4 p.m. in the Trutter Center for Phil Schaefer, Jeff Mehan, Gloria Buhr, Dr. John Roberts, Sharon Cheek and Dr. Wendy Howerter.Mark your calendars for a retirement reception that will be held for Phil Schaefer, Jeff Mehan, Gloria Buhr, Dr. John Roberts, Sharon Cheek and Dr. Wendy Howerter on Tuesday, May 8, from 2-4 p.m. in the Trutter Center. Join us in congratulating them on their retirement!