Welcome to Bonita Bentley and Kim Wilson!

Bonita BentleyBonita Bentley has recently joined LLCC as help desk specialist. Before moving to Springfield six years ago, she worked in IT tech support and corporate training in Las Vegas, Nevada. She can be reached at bonita.bentley@llcc.edu or 786-2811. Welcome, Bonita!

 

 

 

Kim WilsonKim Wilson is a new recruitment specialist for the college. She previously worked for Springfield School District #186 as workplace coordinator. Kim earned an associate degree from Richland Community College, a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a master’s degree from University of Cincinatti. She can be reached at kimberly.williams-wilson@llcc.edu or 786-2810. Welcome, Kim!

Farewell reception for Junell Ransdell Oct. 31

Come say “auf wiedersehen” to Junell Ransdell, associate vice president, human resources, and enjoy some of her favorite things! A farewell reception and open house will be held Oct. 31 from 1-3 p.m. in LLCC Human Resources. Stop in to say so long, farewell to our dear friend and colleague, and wish her well as she embarks on a new adventure in Indiana!

Farewell reception for Junell Ransdell Oct. 31

Come say “auf wiedersehen” to Junell Ransdell, associate vice president, human resources, and enjoy some of her favorite things! A farewell reception and open house will be held Oct. 31 from 1-3 p.m. in LLCC Human Resources. Stop in to say so long, farewell to our dear friend and colleague, and wish her well as she embarks on a new adventure in Indiana!

Our sympathy to Lucinda Caughey

We extend our condolences to Lucinda Caughey, professor of computer science, on the passing of her father, Donald Matthew Arndt Jr., on Oct. 18. A visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 4-7 p.m. at Yurs Funderal Home in St. Charles, Illinois. A funeral mass will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Charles. Internment will follow at Marmion Abbey Cemetery in Aurora. Read the obituary.

Welcome to Michelle Pulce-Flynn

Michelle Pulce-FlynnMichelle Pulce-Flynn has recently joined the college as director, grants development. She previously worked for the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies for 17 years. Michelle earned a master’s degree in public administration from American University in Washington, D.C. and a management certificate in nonprofit management. She can be reached at michelle.pulce-flynn@llcc.edu or 786-2446. Welcome, Michelle!

Food bloggers on campus today learning about pork

Kurt Kwiatkowski and Neel SahniNeel Sahni from the National Pork Board and Kurt Kwiatkowski, corporate executive chef for Michigan State University are providing a presentation today in the Workforce Careers Center culinary labs for food bloggers from across the country. They are sharing information on pork quality, techniques on selecting cuts, cooking tips and recipes. The event is part of a tour in which bloggers also visited a modern day hog farm with producers and a veterinarian. The goal is to provide education about pork, from farm to table, and share this information with consumers.

Neel Sahmi creating cuts of porkKurt Kwiatkowski creating marinade for pork

Our sympathy to friends and family of Ed Fitzgibbon

Our sympathy to family and friends of Ed Fitzgibbon, founding faculty member of LLCC, who passed away Oct. 10. He taught geography and math for 27 years at the college. A visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 15 at West Side Christian Church in Springfield. A visitation will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Federated Church in Avon, followed by a funeral service with burial at Avon Cemetery. Read the obituary.

Celebrate LLCC talent at the “On My Own Time” opening reception today

On My Own TimeAll are invited to the opening reception for LLCC’s “On My Own Time” today, Oct. 3, from 4-6 p.m. at the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum. This exhibit features 29 pieces of artwork from LLCC faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served.

Don’t forget to vote for the LLCC’s People’s Choice Award! The artist of the favorite piece at LLCC will receive a $50 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

The LLCC OMOT exhibit will be open Oct. 1-31.

OMOT is a program of the Springfield Area Arts Council offering individuals the opportunity to display original art created outside the office.