Gradfest today and tomorrow

Summer 2017 and fall 2017 graduates and potential spring and summer 2018 graduates are all eligible to participate in Commencement 2018 on May 18, 2018. Students will be able to purchase their caps, gown and tassel for only $20 at GradFest. GradFest will be held March 21 and 22 in the A. Lincoln Commons from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. After GradFest, students can purchase cap, gown and tassel from the LLCC Bookstore – in-person or online.

Congratulations Benjamin Cox

Congratulations to Benjamin Cox, adjunct English instructor at LLCC- Beardstown  on the birth of his son Thomas Cameron Cox on March 16 at 9:29 p.m. in Jacksonville!

LLCC Community Garden Spaces Still Available

Just a few spaces remain in the LLCC Community Garden! Call today to inquire about signing up. Beginning and experienced gardeners are welcome. Garden space has full sun and each person can reserve up to two raised beds for $20 to grow your favorite vegetables, flowers, and fruits. For more information contact Darla Cochran at 786-2407.

Welcome to new LLCC staff!

Join us in welcoming new LLCC staff members!

Robert SchuermanRobert Schuerman is our new property control technician in LLCC Finance. He previously worked for Comcast and Corporation Service Company.

Robert can be reached at 786-2469 or



Christian BostonChristian Boston has joined LLCC as mechanical maintenance technician. He a background of approximately 20 years in mechanical maintenance. Previously, he was employed by Neuhaus Heating and Air Conditioning in Litchfield.

Christian can be reach at



Wayne DunwoodyWayne Dunwoody is a new building custodian for LLCC. He has worked for BJ’s Grand Salon, University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts and 4M Building Solutions as custodian.

Wayne can be reached at 786-2347 or



Chet SimmonsChester “Chet” Simmons  is also a new building custodian for LLCC. Previously, he was employed by St. John’s Hospital.

Chet can be reached at 786-2347 or

BSU Open Mic March 20th!

BSU Open Mic March 20th!

The LLCC Black Student Union is hosting an open mic night today, March 20, in A. Lincoln Commons from 5-8 p.m. Open mic night is a social event sponsored by the BSU where LLCC students and staff have a platform to openly express their voice and talents through poetry, singing, dance, instrumental solos and spoken word. Come showcase your talents and let your voice be heard!

Thank you from Dr. Cynthia Maskey

I would like to thank everyone at the college for the support and kindness shown to me during the time of my Mother’s illness and death. The care and compassion provided to me during this difficult time just confirms what I already knew- the people at LLCC are my second family.

Murray Gallery features “Herbaria and Otherwords” March 19-April 5

art by MazrimThe James S. Murray Gallery is featuring the exhibit “Herbaria and Otherwords” by local artist Ruthan Mazrim starting today through April 5. The campus community as well as the public is invited to attend a reception with the artist on March 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“Herbaria and Otherwords” represents a body of work influenced by the tradition of botanical collections that was popular during the Victorian era. However, unlike standard collections, Mazrim alters and manipulates dried plant remains, adding pigment, fibers and found objects. “The use of text adds to or changes the meaning of the specimens,” says Mazrim.

Her exhibit also includes works that incorporate pages or covers from vintage books. “It is a reference to the speculation about the future demise of printed books,” she explains.

Mazrim was born in rural Minnesota but has spent most of her adult life in central Illinois. She studied art at LLCC, Sangamon State University, University of Minnesota, Arrowmont School in Tennessee and Penland School in North Carolina. Her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Seattle and throughout the Midwest.