LLCC’s OMOT People’s Choice award winner is Michelle Burger

“Primpin' Ain’t Easy” by Michelle BurgerCongratulations to Michelle Burger, scholarship program and alumni services coordinator, on being the recipient of LLCC’s On My Own Time (OMOT) People’s Choice Award with her photography entry “Primpin’ Ain’t Easy.” She receives a $50 Visa gift card, courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

OMOT is a program of the Springfield Area Arts Council. The purpose of OMOT is to help local businesses, agencies, educational and medical institutions identify and celebrate the artistic talents of people they employ.

Misty Hagstrom, 786-2466misty.hagstrom@llcc.edu
Lindee Hall, 786-2409lindee.hall@llcc.edu

Welcome Carson Becker and Christopher Cook!

Carson BeckerCarson Becker, originally from Taylorville, has recently joined LLCC as police officer. Before joining the LLCCPD, he worked with McLean County and Divernon. Carson began his college studies at LLCC, earned a bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology from Illinois State University and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Training Institute. He can be reached at carson.becker@llcc.edu. Welcome, Carson!

 

 

Christopher CookChristopher Cook is a programmer analyst for the college. He previously worked for the state of Illinois as a cybersecurity analyst, data analyst and statistician and served in the Navy as a sonar technician on submarines. Christopher earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematical sciences with a minor in history, a master’s degree in European and world history, and a second master’s degree in software engineering and data analytics from University of Illinois Springfield. He can be reached at christopher.cook@llcc.edu or 786-2799. Welcome, Christopher!

New main campus phone message

The main campus phone message has been adjusted based on usage data. Anyone who calls in to the main campus number (217-786-2200) will now hear and choose from the options below. They will repeat automatically if no options are chosen. Please note: If an employee tries to transfer a caller and sees a message on their phone that says “transfer failed,” they will need to talk to the caller and give them a direct number to someone who can answer their question, or find another solution.

  • For Admission and Registration, press 1.
  • For Financial Aid, press 2.
  • For Student Success Coaching (formerly called Advising) press 3.
  • For Transcripts and Records, go online to llcc.edu/records, or press 4.
  • For Public Relations and Marketing, press 5.
  • To dial by name, press 6.
  • For LLCC Police, press 7.  If this is an emergency, hang up and call 911.

Our sympathy to John Turley

We extend our condolences to John Turley, help desk coordinator, on the passing of his father, Wendell Turley, on Oct. 29. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, Springfield. Read the obituary.

Flags at half-staff

The U.S. flag and the state flag are being flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Nov. 1 in honor of Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day.

Online giving to United Way campaign is easy!

It’s quick and easy to make your donation online to LLCC’s United Way giving program. You can also text LLCCUNITED to 41444 or use the paper form and return it to your group representative listed below.

LLCC participates in the United Way giving program because we are a vital part of improving lives in our community. Your gift through payroll deduction spreads your donation out over 24 pay periods. So a little from each paycheck adds up to a big impact on the community services that help your friends and neighbors in need.

Among the top needs in our community served by United Way agencies are:

  • Basic needs: emergency food and shelter
  • Education: kindergarten readiness, on-time achievement, graduating with a plan
  • Financial stability: stable housing, work skills support, financial literacy
  • Health: access to healthcare, mental health services, health advocacy

Be a game changer! All donors get a free “jeans day” sticker and are entered into a drawing for gift cards on Professional Development Day.

Thank you!

Leanne Roseberry, Classified Staff, Library; Nicole Ralph, Administrative Staff, Human Resources; Melissa Franzen, Professional Staff; Student Success; Tara Walk, Faculty, Sangamon 1109; Lynn Whalen, Program Coordinator, Public Relations & Marketing, 786-2219

Farewell reception for Junell Ransdell today 1-3 p.m.

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 is being held today, 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!

Today is the last day to vote for LLCC OMOT People’s Choice Award

On My Own TimeToday is the last day to vote for the LLCC On My Own Time People’s Choice Award at LLCC’s OMOT exhibit in the Trutter Museum! The artist of the favorite piece at LLCC will receive a $50 Visa gift card courtesy of the Trutter Museum.

A few pieces are for sale! Shop for that someone special and see if you can find them a one-of-a-kind gift! Contact Misty or Lindee if you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork that is for sale.

All pieces awarded first place at the LLCC OMOT exhibit will move on to the OMOT city-wide exhibit. The OMOT city-wide exhibit will be at the Springfield Art Association (SAA), 700 North Fourth Street, Nov. 5-23. The city-wide awards, as well as the city-wide best of show award will be announced at a reception at the SAA on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

OMOT is a program of the Springfield Area Arts Council. The purpose of OMOT is to help local businesses, agencies, educational and medical institutions identify and celebrate the artistic talents of people they employ.

Misty Hagstrom, 786-2466misty.hagstrom@llcc.edu
Lindee Hall, 786-2409lindee.hall@llcc.edu

Farewell reception for Junell Ransdell tomorrow 1-3 p.m.

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 tomorrow, 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!