Celebrating the Stars of LLCC

Congratulations to Distinguished Service Award winners announced yesterday at the 23rd Annual Employee Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony: Faculty Peggy Goetsch, professor of biology; Administrator Tricia Kujawa, director of institutional effectiveness; Professional Staff Joanie Rogers, alumni services/Foundation coordinator; Classified Staff Shelby Bedford, program assistant, student success.

Also recognized were NISOD award winners Bob Howard, director, truck driver training; and Mary Goldstein, professor of nursing.

Faculty emeriti, retirees and employees observing service anniversaries were also honored.

See a photo album of the event.


LLCC-Litchfield 50th anniversary celebration

LLCC-Litchfield celebrated the college’s 50th anniversary with a Litchfield and Hillsboro Chambers of Commerce After Hours event Wednesday evening. A special presentation included remarks by LLCC President Dr. Charlotte Warren, who introduced LLCC Board Chair Dennis Shackelford and Board Secretary Ken Elmore, and proclamation presentations by City of Litchfield Mayor Steve Dougherty and Hillsboro City Councilman Don Downs on behalf of Hillsboro Mayor Brian Sullivan. A special guest was Dorothy Mansholt, former Litchfield mayor who participating in the groundbreaking for the Litchfield facility in the early 1990s.

See a photo album of the event.

11th annual Foundation Gala “Mad Party” a success!

Attendees at last Saturday’s 11th annual LLCC Foundation Gala “MadParty” walked into a late 1960s atmosphere and a gorgeously decorated Student Union. Culinary students prepared and served a delicious gourmet dinner, the LLCC Big Band provided music, and guests enjoyed a silent and live auction, wall of wines and dancing, with all proceeds benefiting LLCC students. See a photo album!

50th Anniversary Event at LLCC-Litchfield this evening

A 50th anniversary event will be held at LLCC-Litchfield this evening from 5-7 p.m., with a special presentation at 5:15 p.m. The event will be held in the Charles Long Auditorium, Fine Arts and Technology Building, #1 Lincoln Land Drive, Litchfield

LLCC-Litchfield is hosting a Business After Hours event with the Litchfield and Hillsboro Chambers of Commerce as part of LLCC’s 50th anniversary events. A special presentation includes remarks by LLCC President Dr. Charlotte Warren and proclamation presentations by City of Litchfield Mayor Steve Dougherty and City of Hillsboro Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements Don Downs on behalf of Hillsboro Mayor Brian Sullivan.

“Forward: An Anniversary Exhibition,” featuring 50 years of photos and history of LLCC, also will be on display.


LLCC-Jacksonville 50th anniversary celebration

LLCC-Jacksonville celebrated the college’s 50th anniversary Friday, May 5 with a Chamber Business After Hours, LLCC historic display, art exhibit and presentation with speakers Craig Findley, immediate past LLCC Board of Trustees chair and current trustee; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president; and Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard, who presented a resolution from the city honoring the college.

See a photo album of the event.

Upcoming 50th anniversary observances include: LLCC-Litchfield, this evening from 5-7 p.m.; LLCC-Beardstown, Wednesday, May 17, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; and LLCC-Taylorville, Tuesday, May 23 during an advisory committee meeting.(The original event at LLCC-Taylorville scheduled for April 29 was cancelled due to inclement weather.)

Our sympathy to Gary Albert

We extend our sympathy to Gary Albert, head women’s basketball coach, on the passing of his father, Russell Albert. Services will be held Monday, May 8, at the United Methodist Church in Chatham. Staab Polk Memorial Home in Chatham will be conducting the services at the church. Military Honor Guard will be at 9 a.m., with 9:15 visitation until the 11 a.m. services. Burial will follow at the Old Salem Cemetery.


Tomato plant pick up Monday and Wednesday

If you ordered tomato plants from the Environmental Club, they will be available for pick up on Monday, 5/8, from 11:30 to 3:00 and Wednesday, 5/10 , from 10:00 to 1:00 and 3:00 to 4:30.   Please come to the biology department greenhouse on the second floor of Sangamon Hall.  If these times don’t work for you, please contact Becky Croteau, at becky.croteau@llcc.edu or 786-2369, to make alternative arrangements.  

 Tomato plants are still available.  Use this  order form, Environmental Club Heirloom Tomato Sale, making sure you complete both sides, then email it to becky.croteau@llcc.edu. Orders will be accepted until Wednesday of next week or when they are all gone.  Thank you for supporting our students!