COVID testing updates and vaccine clinic reminder

As a reminder, COVID testing is now open on campus and is occurring from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center. This is a saliva based test with results the next business day. If you have not registered in the SHIELD Illinois system yet, you can do so at portal.shieldillinois.com. The agency code for employees is bhzrx9j1-emp.

Several employees have inquired if this testing is available to family members. We are now ready to open up this testing more broadly in our community. If you have family members that want to be tested, they can register on the SHIELD IL portal account (portal.shieldillinois.com) and use the agency code df5brbrj.

Finally, if you want to participate in the COVID vaccine clinic that is being offered next Thursday, May 13, in A. Lincoln Commons from 9 a.m. to noon, please schedule a vaccination time at the following link: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/LLCC@llcconline.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/.

The vaccination being administered is the Pfizer vaccine so it requires two rounds of vaccination. The vaccination clinic for the second dose is scheduled for Thursday, June 3. This vaccination opportunity is also available to employee family members that are 16 years or older. All appointments must be made by no later than noon on Wednesday, May 12.

Welcome Tina Compton and Daymon Kiliman

Tina Compton, originally from Pana, began working as the employee recruitment coordinator in LLCC Human Resources on April 26. Previously, she worked in HR for six years with Prairie State Bank & Trust and 15 years with Pedcor in Indianapolis. She can be reached at tina.compton@llcc.edu or 217-786-2766.

Daymon Kiliman, a Springfield native, began May 3 as an academic support specialist in TRIO. Most recently, he served as the writing center director and Northwest Mississippi Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and two master’s degrees from University of Illinois Springfield. He can be reached at daymon.kiliman@llcc.edu or 217-786-2874.

Welcome, Tina and Daymon!

Tina Compton

Tina Compton

Daymon Kiliman

Daymon Kiliman

 

LLCC cuts ribbon for new Kreher Agriculture Center


Larry Hardy and Don Wienhoff, Kreher Farm Perpetual Charitable Trust; Alexis Carroll, LLCC Ag Club president; Gordon Gates, LLCC board vice chair; Ken Elmore, board chair; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; Craig Findley, board secretary; Wayne Rosenthal and Jeff Fulgenzi, trustees; Greg Marantz, LLCC Foundation Board chair.Officials of Lincoln Land Community College, the LLCC Foundation and the Kreher Farm Charitable Perpetual Trust cut the ribbon yesterday to open the new Kreher Agriculture Center on the LLCC campus.

Ken Elmore, LLCC Board Chair, speaking“Today we continue to honor the intent of our generous donors, Charles and Irene Kreher, to transform and grow our agriculture program and attract more students to this rewarding profession,” said LLCC Board Chair Ken Elmore.

A gift of $18 million from the Kreher Trust to the LLCC Foundation was announced in March of 2018. Since then the college has revamped its agriculture curriculum, adding more technology, simulators, research and scholarship opportunities. The new 19,750-square-foot, $7.5 million building is the latest step in the program’s transformation.

Dr. Charlotte Warren speakingLLCC President Charlotte Warren told the group of donors, elected officials and others gathered for the ribbon cutting, “We couldn’t be more excited about opening the Kreher Agriculture Center. We see LLCC as the central hub for agriculture education and the agriculture industry, the number one industry in the state. With this new facility, we will prepare even more students to be successful leaders and innovators in agriculture careers.”

Alexis Carroll speakingAlexis Carroll, LLCC Ag Club president, expressed the excitement of her fellow ag students. “In this building, collaboration, innovation and great moments will happen. Our students will be better prepared and equipped with the education they will be receiving in this facility.”

President Warren had a message for students, especially those who may have never considered a career in agriculture. “To any student wondering if there’s a place for them in the agriculture industry, I say, you belong here at LLCC! The career possibilities are endless.”

Read more about the Kreher Agriculture Center ribbon cutting.

Ag students, faculty and staff
Kreher Agriculture CenterLLCC faculty and staff toured the new Kreher Agriculture Center that afternoon. The Center houses state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories and student gathering spaces. It was designed to promote active learning including hands-on research, problem solving and group activities.

Faculty and staff tour of sim labFaculty and staff tour of interactive classroomSoils labFaculty and staff tour multipurpose room with sheep pen

Driven to Succeed T-shirt pickup

LLCC Commencement 2021. Drivent to Succeed. LLCC.As a reminder, Driven to Succeed T-shirts to wear at the Graduate Parade will be available for pickup today, May 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Information Desk in A. Lincoln Commons.

Additional hours will also be available next week:

  • Monday, May 10, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 11, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 12, 8-11 a.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 13, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

For those at Outreach Centers, T-shirts will be delivered to those locations.

If you have questions, please contact amy.flynn@llcc.edu.

Kreher Agriculture Center tours this afternoon

Kreher Agriculture CenterFaculty and staff are invited to tour the Kreher Agriculture Center this afternoon beginning at 2:30 p.m. Ag faculty, staff and students, along with members of the LLCC advancement office, will be on hand to point out the many features of the state-of-the-art facility.

A ribbon cutting for the center is set for 10:30 a.m. today, followed by tours for invited guests. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, a limited number of invitations have been sent for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

FarmWeek, a publication of the Illinois Farm Bureau, featured this advance story on the building this week: https://www.farmweeknow.com/general/lincoln-land-s-new-kreher-agriculture-center-transformational/article_617e880c-a8eb-11eb-849d-f36c0e694c9d.html.

Driven to Succeed T-shirts are in!

LLCC Commencement 2021. Drivent to Succeed. LLCC.Driven to Succeed T-shirts to wear at the Graduate Parade will be available for pickup this afternoon, May 6, from 1:30-4:30  p.m. and Friday, May 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Information Desk in A. Lincoln Commons. Additional hours will also be available next week. For those at Outreach Centers, T-shirts will be delivered to those locations.

If you have questions, please contact amy.flynn@llcc.edu.

Tours scheduled for Kreher Agriculture Center May 6

Faculty and staff are invited to tour the Kreher Agriculture Center tomorrow afternoon, May 6, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Ag faculty, staff and students, along with members of the LLCC advancement office, will be on hand to point out the many features of the state-of-the-art facility.

A ribbon cutting for the center is set for 10:30 tomorrow, followed by tours for invited guests. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, a limited number of invitations have been sent for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at LLCC

LLCC has partnered with Memorial Medical Center to provide a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the main campus. This vaccination clinic is available to all college employees and students. It will be held on Thursday, May 13, 9 a.m. to noon in A. Lincoln Commons. The vaccine that will be administered is the Pfizer vaccine. This vaccine requires two rounds of vaccination, so the second vaccine clinic date will take place on Thursday, June 3. If you have not yet been vaccinated and want to take advantage of this convenient opportunity, simply schedule your vaccination time for the clinic.

In the community

Tony Rothering, professor of biology, and Samantha Reif, associate professor of geology, are featured in a video by the Ilinois State Museum on bird banding efforts at Jubilee Farm.

LLCC launches Summer Boost

FREE LLCC Summer Boost! June 7-30. Graduating high school seniors: Prepare for college-level math and writing this fall!
As a community service, Lincoln Land Community College is launching a free program in June to help graduating high school seniors boost their writing and math skills in preparation for college in the fall.

LLCC Summer Boost classes will be offered on the LLCC Springfield campus Mondays-Thursdays beginning June 7 and concluding Wednesday, June 30. Taught by LLCC faculty in a face-to-face format, Writing Summer Boost will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and Math Summer Boost from 1-4 p.m. Students participating in both Summer Boost sessions will receive a free Quiznos lunch each day. Books, supplies, T-shirts and bus passes will also be provided at no charge.

“We recognize the past year has presented many challenges to graduating high school seniors,” said Dr. Charlotte Warren, president of LLCC. “We’re launching LLCC Summer Boost to give them and any student who will be new to college next fall a strong foundation when they begin at LLCC or elsewhere.”

QR code for Summer Boost registration: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=1BK8dCw2uki0K-hQRj79MlLPv0ViRPRLm2lEjXTmLoxUNDdZQk81MThOU004U09NT1RDUjdGS0wzUi4u Students can get more information and register for LLCC Summer Boost by visiting www.llcc.edu/boost or click the QR code below. Questions about Writing Summer Boost can be directed to 217-786-2317 and Math Summer Boost to 217-786-2487. Registration for Summer Boost closes at 5 p.m. on June 2.

Please share the information with anyone who might have or know a high school senior who could benefit.