Congratulations Tamie Penning!

Tamie Penning, project and web services manager, was recently awarded a master’s degree in information systems and technology management from Capella University. She received the honor of “graduation with distinction” with a 4.0 grade point average. Congratulations!

Thank you from Dr. Deborah Brothers

Thank you to everyone who has sent a card or note, or had a message of kindness and sympathy for me due to the death of my dad on Jan. 6. I appreciate it very much.

Deborah Brothers
Ph.D., professor of English

Two staff members take on new positions

The following LLCC staff members have taken on new positions at the college:

Nichole CoffeyNichole Coffey is our new accounts receivable collection technician in the LLCC Finance Department. She has been at the college since 2010, working in LLCC Financial Aid.

Nichole can be reached at 786-2244, via the student accounts line at 786-2480 or at



Sharon FrittsSharon Fritts is our new administrative assistant to the dean, health professions. She has been with LLCC for six years, working part time at LLCC-Taylorville as an education services representative and at LLCC-Hillsboro as a nursing program assistant.

Sharon can be reached at 786-2445 or

Thank you from Maureen Curry and David Mahan

We cannot find the proper words to express our appreciation for the support you gave us after the passing of our father, Wayne Mahan.

We are deeply touched and grateful for your expression of sympathy, whether a kind word was spoken, you attended the services or you sent flowers/plants or a card.

Times like these remind us of what good and caring people we are fortunate to work with at LLCC.

Thank you so much.

Maureen Curry, facilities office coordinator
David Mahan, police officer

LLCC named a “Best Place to Work”!

Best Places to WorkLLCC has been awarded the 2018 “Best Places to Work” award from the Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank. The recognition honors organizations dedicated to their employees’ growth and a quality workplace. As a previous winner (2010), LLCC is receiving the award in the alumni category, along with Orthopedic Center of Illinois. First time recipients are Resource One Office, Mid-West Family Broadcasting and Staab Funeral Homes.

“Call for Stories” for Feb. 17 performance

LLCC Arts and Humanities is asking for story submissions for a performance the evening of Feb. 17 entitled, “What We Talk About When We Say Love.”

“We are looking for individuals to write and deliver original stories or monologues on any aspect of love,” said Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English. “The stories can be about familial, platonic or romantic love – positive or negative – and be up to about seven minutes long.” For inspiration, she suggests listening to podcasts including the Moth Radio Hour, Snap Judgment or This American Life.

Stories should be composed in a Word document and emailed to by Wednesday, Feb. 1. Writers should indicate whether they will read their own story or prefer an LLCC theatre student to read for them.

Dr. Brothers will inform everyone who will participate in the show by Friday, Feb 3.

Spring 2018 fitness center hours

The LLCC Fitness Center in Cass Gym is available to LLCC students enrolled in physical conditioning classes, students in athletic programs, and LLCC faculty and staff who have paid the user fee. Hours of operation may vary from semester to semester. This spring, the hours are:

Monday: 7 -9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-6 p.m.
Tuesday:  7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon, 1-6 p.m.
Wednesday:  7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-6 p.m.
Thursday:  7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon, 1-6 p.m.
Friday:  7 a.m.-6 p.m.
CLOSED when the college is closed

Faculty and staff wishing to use the fitness center should sign up each semester through LLCC Registration.

VALIC representative on campus today

Terri Bailey, VALIC financial advisor, will be on campus today from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the VP conference room to answer questions about the 403(b) and 457(b) deferred compensation plan options available to LLCC employees from VALIC. View the invitation to find out how you can register for a consultation time. Deferred compensation options are available to employees from VALIC and TIAA-CREF.

Welcome to spring semester!

We welcome students as spring semester weekday classes begin today! Volunteers will be assisting at the welcome table in A. Lincoln Commons,  helping answer students’ questions and providing directions.

Special student events during Welcome Week include:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Carnival and turtle apples, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 – Showings of the movie “The Lion King” and free haircuts sponsored by the Black Student Union, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 – The Ultimate Blowout, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons