In the news

The LLCC bird banding station is the subject of an article in the latest edition of Meadowlark: A Journal of Illinois Birds, a publication of the Illinois Ornithological Society. Tony Rothering, professor of biology, is mentioned in the article, which includes photos of him, students and volunteers at the bird banding station.

LLCC’s dual credit classes were the subject of an Oct. 11 story in the Taylorville Breeze-Courier. Taylorville High School and LLCC have collaborated to bring college course offerings to high school juniors. There are 68 THS students enrolled in LLCC classes, which is more than double the number compared to last year.

 

2017 City of Springfield Ornament featuring LLCC is in the news

WICS, FOX55, WAND and Access 4-Springfield covered the press conference yesterday at LLCC in which the 2017 City of Springfield Ornament was unveiled. The ornament, designed by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager, celebrates the 50th anniversary of LLCC. It is available for purchase from the LLCC Bookstore and the proceeds benefit St. Joseph’s Home, a not-for-profit nursing home serving Springfield’s elderly. Speakers at the press conference included Sister Lenore Highland of St. Joseph’s Home; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC president, who recognized LLCC Board Chair Dennis Shackelford; and Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder. Read more.

2017 City of Springfield Ornament

press conference

You can also view a short video of the event on LLCC’s Facebook page.

Two LLCC students receive national scholarships

LLCC agriculture major Edra “Emmi” Fisher of Springfield is among 20 students nationally awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the 2017-18 National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program. This is the third time she has won a scholarship from the organization, designed to assist students in pursuing studies in agriculture.

Emmi is passionate about organic farming. She has worked on farms through Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) in various parts of the country during the past two summers, bringing back information and ideas to the LLCC garden while helping to grow a wide variety of vegetables for the college culinary programs and campus farm stand. She has also written LLCC’s “Epicuriosity 101” weekly culinary column in the State Journal-Register three times, covering topics such as healthy eating, her organic farming experience and fair trade coffee. Read more.

Mason Gordon of Springfield, an agriculture business major at Lincoln Land Community College, is one of 10 students nationwide selected to receive the 2017 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education, a $5,000 award. The scholarship is awarded to Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society members who are civically engaged in their community through service and who demonstrate leadership, academic rigor and excellence. Preference is given to first-generation college students. Nearly 700 applications were received.

Mason, originally from Rushville, Indiana, is active with LLCC’s award-winning Livestock Judging and Model Illinois Government (MIG) teams. He was honored as Outstanding Committee Chair in the House of Representations at last year’s MIG simulation. Read more.

In the news

Jason Waddell, professor of music, was interviewed by WTIM in Taylorville Oct. 6 about the Sunday LLCC recital by JACK’d, featuring Jason and three other musicians with ties to Taylorville.

Dave Pietrzak, director, aviation, provided an interview for the Illinois News Network about the need for more workers in Illinois’ aviation industry and LLCC’s aviation program.

In the news

Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville, was interviewed last Thursday, Sept. 28 on the 96.3 WTIM Morning Talkshow. She discussed the process for enrolling at LLCC, spring classes being offered at Taylorville, filing the FAFSA and upcoming events.

In the news

WTIM interviewed Dr. Chris McDonald, LLCC professor of polical science, about the community education workshop “Illinois in the Great War” on Oct. 11 at LLCC-Taylorville.

WICS captured footage of the 14th annual Multicultural Fest that took place at LLCC-Springfield on Oct. 4 and interviewed LLCC student Terrelle Jackson. The event was sponsored by LLCC Student Life and showcased various cultures with ethnic food, entertainment and cultural exhibits.

 

In the news

Dave Pietrzak, director, LLCC aviation program, wrote this essay regarding the Oct. 25 open house at LLCC’s aviation center in yesterday’s State Journal-Register.