The 2017 City of Springfield official holiday ornament to benefit St. Joseph’s Home will this year feature Lincoln Land Community College, in honor of our 50th anniversary. The ornament was designed by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, Public Relations and Marketing.
The ornament is now available in the LLCC Bookstore for $25.
We extend our sympathy to Dave Pietrzak, program director, aviation, on the passing of his father, Robert Martin Pietrzak, of Havana, on May 31. Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana on Tuesday, June 6 from 5-7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Havana at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7. Burial will follow the services at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana. VFW Post #6408 and American Legion Post #138 in Havana will provide a military detail at the cemetery.
Read the full obituary.
Kyla Kruse has joined the Public Relations and Marketing office as assistant director of public relations. She was previously communications director for the Energy Education Council, University of Illinois Extension. She holds a master’s degree in communication from UIS and a bachelor’s in communication from Millikin University. She can be reached at 786.4918 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome!
Congratulations to Marie Watson, student engagement coordinator, and her husband, Dominic, on welcoming their son, Ezekiel Pierre Watson, into the world. Ezekiel was born at 2:34 p.m. on Monday, May 30, weighing 7 lbs. and 1.5 oz., and is reportedly very excited to start classes at LLCC in the future.
Congratulations to LLCC Police Officer Lucas Ostendorf on receiving his Master of Public Administration degree from SIUE on May 6!
Yesterday at 6:02 a.m., LLCC Police Officer Chelsea Peddycoart and her husband, Phil, welcomed Bryson Charles into the world. He weighed 7.76 pounds and measured 20.5″ long.
Our condolences to Mary Goldstein, professor of nursing, on the passing of her sister, Barbara Pipkin, on Monday. The family will receive friends from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Friday, May 26 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1725 S. Walnut, Springfield. A funeral Mass will follow at noon with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Read the full obituary.
Teens from the local Boys and Girls Clubs will be on campus Monday afternoons June 19-July 24 learning about sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship, helping with the college farm stand, working in the high tunnels, and meeting with campus administrators to learn more about LLCC.
The “Sustainable Agriculture Youth Workforce Development Program” is made possible through a $2,000 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program.
Project coordinator Marnie Record, workforce specialist, says the grant will be used for a hands-on sustainable agriculture training program for low-income, disadvantaged community youth in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois. Participants will be introduced to all aspects of gardening from soil to harvest. The students will be given entrepreneurial experience through the management of a farm stand. In addition, in order to develop leaders and future employees, the students will learn life skills such as problem solving, working in a team, communication and time management.
The farm stand will be open on Monday afternoons in A. Lincoln Commons.
Since 1988, the SARE program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. The program, part of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, funds projects and conducts outreach designed to improve agricultural systems.
Ever wonder what students experience on a Belize study abroad trip?
Dave Cox, professor of biology, provided a link to this blog with information and photos about the recent LLCC Marine Biology – BIO 208 experience in Belize.