Virtual LLCC Commencement, 7:30 p.m.

2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Moving Forward! Click here to view! Lincoln Land Community College.Join us this evening as we honor our graduates in the 2020 Virtual LLCC Commencement Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. The video will be available on YouTube and Facebook. The links are also available at www.llcc.edu/graduation along with more information.

“The commencement video will premiere on the date and time the live ceremony was originally scheduled, but graduates and their families can watch and enjoy it any time,” said Dr. Lesley Frederick, vice president of student services at LLCC. “Our theme for commencement this year is Moving Forward. We hope this virtual ceremony will provide a memorable celebration to commemorate the accomplishments and perseverance of our students in these unique times.”

Graduates were invited to submit photos of themselves, which will be displayed in the video as their names, degrees and certificates are read by Dr. Colin Suchland, LLCC professor of sociology.

The virtual event will also feature remarks from Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC President; Wayne Rosenthal, Chair, LLCC Board of Trustees; Travis McCullough, LLCC Student Trustee; and Thom Whalen, LLCC professor of art and recipient of the American Association of Community Colleges 2020 Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition. The 2020 LLCC Honored Alumni Award recipient and the Outstanding Graduate will also be acknowledged. Commencement will conclude with congratulatory messages from the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff.

All candidates eligible for graduation this year are also invited to return next year to participate in the live LLCC commencement ceremony planned for May 2021.

LLCC Virtual Commencement planned for May 15

LLCC will conduct a virtual commencement ceremony to honor its graduates on Friday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. A link to the commencement video will be available at www.llcc.edu/graduation.

“The commencement video will premiere on the date and time the live ceremony was originally scheduled, but graduates and their families can watch and enjoy it any time,” said Dr. Lesley Frederick, vice president of student services at LLCC. “Our theme for commencement this year is Moving Forward. We hope this virtual ceremony will provide a memorable celebration to commemorate the accomplishments and perseverance of our students in these unique times.”

Graduates were invited to submit photos of themselves, which will be displayed in the video as their names, degrees and certificates are read by Dr. Colin Suchland, LLCC professor of sociology.

The virtual event will also feature remarks from Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC President; Wayne Rosenthal, Chair, LLCC Board of Trustees; Travis McCullough, LLCC Student Trustee; and Thom Whalen, LLCC professor of art and recipient of the American Association of Community Colleges 2020 Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition. The 2020 LLCC Honored Alumni Award recipient and the Outstanding Graduate will also be acknowledged. Commencement will conclude with congratulatory messages from the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff.

All candidates eligible for graduation this year are also invited to return next year to participate in the live LLCC commencement ceremony planned for May 2021.

Our sympathy to family and friends of Rosemary King

Our sympathy to family and friends of Rosemary King, longtime member of the LLCC nursing faculty, who passed away May 6. A visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at Bisch and Son Funeral Home in Springfield. CDC and State of Illinois guidelines will be practiced, including visitors wearing masks and maintaining proper social distancing. Funeral services will be private with burial in Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Dr. Kimberly Vogt

We send our condolences to Dr. Kimberly Vogt, dean, natural and agricultural sciences, on the passing of her father, Don Cherry Jr., on April 30. Funeral services will be held privately by the family and also live streamed on Thursday, May 7, at 1 p.m. Private interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Read the obituary.

Connecting and moving forward with virtual learning

From College NOW to statistics to education to music classes, LLCC faculty and students are connecting and moving forward! Photos below are of Music 102 with Jason Waddell, professor of music; Introduction to Education with Dr. Taiebeh Hosseinali, professor of teacher education; College NOW with Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science; and Matt Vespa, professor of mathematics, teaching statistics with a combination of interactive whiteboard type and screen-casting.

Music notation and virtual class via Zoom

Virtual education class via Zoom
College Now class via Zoom
Using whiteboard technology is finding critical values

Welcome James Good and Alexander Young!

James GoodJames Good joined the college as building custodian on March 30. He previously worked at Shop-n-Save for 19 years. He has also recently been employed as a sub custodian for District 186. He can be reached at james.good@llcc.edu. Welcome, James!

 

 

Alexander YoungAlexander Young also recently joined LLCC as building custodian. He comes to us with experience working on the custodial crew at the University of Southern Mississippi while he studied there. His wife, Carley, works as a student success coach here at the college. Alexander can be reached at alexander.young@llcc.edu. Welcome!

LLCC Virtual Commencement planned for May 15

LLCC’s 2020 Commencement is going virtual! LLCC is planning a virtual commencement ceremony this year on Friday, May 15. More information on viewing the ceremony online will be announced.

Eligible students should first fill out a graduation application on Logger Central. They will then be invited via a hyperlink to submit their information and upload a photo of themselves (headshot) no later than May 1, 2020.

Highlights of the event will be graduates’ names read and displayed along with a headshot, degree/certificate and any awards and honors. The event will also feature remarks from Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC President; remarks from Wayne Rosenthal, Chair – LLCC Board of Trustees; remarks from Travis McCullough, LLCC Student Trustee; acknowledgement of the 2020 Outstanding Alum, recognition of the 2020 Outstanding Graduate and remarks from Thom Whalen, professor of art/recipient of the American Association of Community Colleges 2020 Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition.

Those who wish to participate in the virtual 2020 commencement ceremony will receive a tassel, letter of congratulations and T-shirt at a later date. Also, all candidates eligible for graduation this year are also invited to participate in our 2021 commencement ceremony planned for May 2021.