Farm Credit Illinois presents check for ag program

Farm Credit Illinois recently presented a $5,000 check to the LLCC Foundation for use by the college’s agriculture program. The funds will be used to support student scholarships and several events hosted by the LLCC Ag Club including the fall Ag Career Expo and spring Farmers’ Share Luncheon.

Ryan Buckles, Farm Credit Illinois vice president of lending, and Shari Edwards, senior sales and service specialist, presented the check during the LLCC Ag Club’s end-of-semester cookout and awards event. Accepting the donation were Bill Harmon, professor of agronomy and Ag Club advisor, and April Leinburger, Ag Club president.

“Farm Credit Illinois is proud to support outstanding collegiate agriculture programs such as the one at LLCC,” said Buckles. “This program is preparing the next generation of leaders in the agriculture industry. As alumni, Shari and I hold a special place in our hearts for the LLCC ag program and know first-hand the excellent education students receive here.”


Instructor publishes first novel

John Jamison, adjunct instructor in Adult Education and Literacy, has published his first novel called “Disruption.” The story is a suspense-thriller, based on a terrorist attack on the Mississippi River. John is originally from Beardstown, where he grew up in a family of riverboat captains, giving him a unique perspective to create the story. More information can be found at:

LLCC-Taylorville to observe LLCC’s 50th anniversary Tuesday

LLCC-Taylorville is celebrating the college’s 50th anniversary at its Community Partnership Group meeting Tuesday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m., with a special program including remarks by LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D. and a proclamation presentation by Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry. In addition, Taylorville Alderman Earl Walters will announce a street name change from Lee Norse Drive to Lincoln Land Way.“Forward: An Anniversary Exhibition” featuring 50 years of photos and history of LLCC also will be on display.

LLCC-Beardstown holds 50th anniversary event

LLCC-Beardstown celebrated the college’s 50th anniversary with a Beardstown Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event last evening. “Forward: An Anniversary Exhibition” was on display and a special presentation included remarks by LLCC President Dr. Charlotte Warren, who introduced LLCC Board Chair Dennis Shackelford, and a proclamation presentation by Beardstown Mayor Leslie Harris.

See photos from the event.

In the News

Mark Hardiman, professor of theatre, was interviewed for stories in the State Journal-Register and Jacksonville Journal-Courier regarding “The Three Musketeers.”

He also was interviewed on WTAX radio May 19.

Condolences to Kim Lesko

Our deepest sympathy to Kim Lesko, specialty merchandise technician, Campus Services, regarding the passing of her brother, Kurt Stumpf, on Tuesday. A full obituary can be found HERE.

Congratulations Professor Beth Hoffmann!

Beth Hoffmann, professor of communication, was named the 2017 Drs. Raymond and Ann Pearson Master Teacher at yesterday’s 23rd Annual Employee Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony. Congratulations to Beth and finalists Dr. Diana Coffman, Mark Hardiman, Natasha Trame and Dr. Beth Wiediger!