Welcome to Carl Hood!

Carl HoodCarl Hood joined LLCC as building custodian on Monday, Aug. 26. Originally from Chicago, he has lived in the Springfield area now for 12 years. He also works at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois and was previously employed at McDonald’s. Carl can be reached at carl.hood@llcc.edu. Welcome, Carl!

Arrangements for Dick Rogers

Dick RogersCondolences to family and friends of Dick Rogers, retired automotive professor, who passed away Aug. 19. A visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, 4-6 p.m. at Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home in Springfield. Memorial donations may be directed to the LLCC Foundation for the Ryan J. Landers Memorial Scholarship for students in the automotive program at LLCC. Read the obituary.

Professor Rogers had been a member of the LLCC family for 31 years when he retired two years ago. He and his family — including his wife Joanie, who retired last year from her longtime position in the LLCC Foundation, and his son Elmer, adjunct faculty — remain closely connected to the LLCC community.

Our condolences to family and friends of Dick Rogers

Dick RogersCondolences to family and friends of Dick Rogers, retired automotive professor, who passed away Aug. 19. Professor Rogers had been a member of the LLCC family for 31 years when he retired two years ago. He and his family — including his wife Joanie, who retired last year from her longtime position in the LLCC Foundation, and his son Elmer, adjunct faculty — remain closely connected to the LLCC community.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, 4-6 p.m. at Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home in Springfield. Memorial donations may be directed to the LLCC Foundation for the Ryan J. Landers Memorial Scholarship for students in the automotive program at LLCC. Read the obituary.

Convocation is today!

ConvocationThe annual Convocation to kick off the 2019-20 academic year is being held today, Aug. 16, in Cass Gym. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., with an address by Dr. Warren at 9 a.m.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to bring an item from the food pantry list to help the LLCC Food Pantry stock its shelves. All food items must not be expired, and single serve/individual portion items are preferred. Thank you in advance for helping us live our mission of providing support to LLCC students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food!

Convocation is tomorrow, Aug. 16!

ConvocationThe annual Convocation to kick off the 2019-20 academic year will be held Friday, Aug. 16 in Cass Gym. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., with an address by Dr. Warren at 9 a.m.

All faculty and staff are encouraged to bring an item from the list below to help the LLCC Food Pantry stock its shelves. All food items must not be expired, and single serve/individual portion items are preferred.

Food item donations:

  • Mac and cheese cups
  • Tuna/Chicken salad ready-to-eat kits
  • Easy peel opening cans of soup (microwave ready)
  • Ready-to-eat pasta meals (microwave ready)
  • Trail mix
  • To-go peanut butter cups
  • Cereal/oatmeal – single serving size
  • Protein and granola bars
  • Ready-to-eat rice meals
  • Juice (single servings)

The food pantry is also in need of disposable bowls and utensils and personal hygiene items.

To learn more about the food pantry, please contact LLCC Student Life by visiting the office located in the lower level of Menard Hall, calling 786-2241 or going to www.llcc.edu/food-pantry-list.

Thank you in advance for helping us live our mission of providing support to LLCC students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food!

Welcome to Aaron Bernhardt

Aaron BernhardtAaron Bernhardt has recently joined LLCC as an education services representative at LLCC-Littchfield. He earned an associate degree from Lewis and Clark Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information systems management from Blackburn College. He can be reached at aaron.bernhardt@llcc.edu or 786-3401. Welcome, Aaron!

Welcome to new LLCC faculty!

Join us in welcoming the following new LLCC faculty members!

Cory BrockmeyerCory Brockmeyer is LLCC’s new HVACR instructor. He is a graduate of LLCC’s HVACR program and previously worked as a journeyman and was with Local 137 for seven years. Cory can be reached at cory.brockmeyer@llcc.edu or 786-3676.

 

 

 

Bridgette HudsonBridgette Hudson joins the college as a nursing instructor. She previously worked with HSHS for almost 10 years. Her background is primary in medical surgery, but also intensive care and leadership and management. Bridgette can be reached at bridgette.hudson@llcc.edu or 786-2566.

 

 

Laurie Lewis-FritzLaurie Lewis-Fritz started at LLCC as an adjunct instructor and is now a full-time instructor of music. Prior to joining LLCC, she taught at Lincoln College and MacMurray College. She earned her master’s degree in opera/music theatre. Laurie can be reached at laurie.lewis-fritz@llcc.edu or 786-2562.

 

 

Dr. Teresa Liberati

Teresa Liberati, D.V.M., Ph.D., has been an adjunct instructor at LLCC since 2015 and is now an assistant professor, biology/anatomy and physiology. A veterinarian and toxicologist, she has worked in many areas of academia, research and teaching. Teresa can be reached at teresa.liberati@llcc.edu or 786-2793.

 

 

Matt SchownirMatt Schownir, Ph.D., is LLCC’s new assistant professor of history. Originally from Indiana, he earned his master’s and doctorate’s degrees in history from Purdue University. Before joining us, he taught at Purdue, Huntington University in Indiana and Jackson College in Michigan. His hobbies include soccer, listening to podcasts, board games and spending time with his two children. Matt can be reached at matthew.schownir@llcc.edu or 786-2404.

 

Bailey Shaw

Bailey Shaw, Ph.D., is a new assistant professor of English at LLCC. She is originally from Decatur, Illinois, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University and a master’s degree from Loyola Chicago. Prior to joining LLCC, she taught at other community colleges in Illinois, most recently at John A. Logan College. Bailey can be reached at bailey.shaw@llcc.edu or 786-2402.

 

 

Karen SiskKaren Sisk, Ph.D., has also joined LLCC as an assistant professor of English. She holds a master’s degree in English literature and a doctorate’s degree in creative writing. She previously was an adjunct instructor for Lorrain County Community College for four years. Karen can be reached at karen.sisk@llcc.edu or 786-2364.

VALIC representative on campus today

VALIC representative David Jones will be on campus today, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the VP conference Room of Menard Hall. To schedule a 30-minute appointment for an account review and to help you understand your options and new enrollments, go to my.VALIC.com/seminars and enter registration code 6303SPR11AB.