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Andrew Dewey, LLCC’s commencement speaker, was interviewed by WLDS Radio (click HERE to hear the story) and the Jacksonville Journal- Courier regarding his commencement speech and his journey from rehab and homelessness to an associate degree. Read the Journal-Courier article HERE. Read the speech HERE.

The Brian McMillen Walk/Run Saturday attracted over 500 participants and was covered in this story on WICS. Craig McFarland, financial aid advisor, was interviewed.

Amber Berman, program assistant, Student Life, penned this essay for the State Journal-Register, published May 25, entitled “Dare to step up and step out.” Amber was recently named “Campus Advisor of the Year” by United Way Worldwide.

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LLCC’s Commencement Ceremony was covered by WICS, who interviewed Outstanding Graduate Karla Martin, and the State Journal-Register, who interviewed Student Marshal Clark Johnson.


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The SJ-R story on Karla Martin, LLCC’s Outstanding Graduate, was picked up by the Daily Lumina News from the Lumina Foundation and distributed nationwide Friday, May 16.

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BtownThe front page of the Sunday, May 11 Jacksonville Journal Courier featured a photo of LLCC Beardstown’s entry in the “Arts in the Park” event and two LLCC students, Brittany Hayes and Kayla Ford.

Jolene Adams of the Culinary Institute demonstrated Green Citrus Smoothies on WICS Midday yesterday. Here’s the recipe!

Here's the recipe






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Julie Rourke, director, Workforce Development, was interviewed by the SJ-R for an upcoming story on the use of plastic bags vs. reusable bags.

Dr. Paul Hudson, professor of business, was interviewed by the SJ-R for a story this Sunday on LLCC Outstanding Graduate Karla Martin.

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Karla Martin, LLCC’s Outstanding Graduate, will be featured in the State Journal-Register Sunday, May 11 in the Our Towns section. She was interviewed yesterday by reporter Tamara Browning.

Mary Beth Ray, director, Career Development Services and interim director, Advising and Counseling, wrote this essay with tips for starting a job search for the State Journal-Register Our Towns section on Sunday, May 4.

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Lesley Frederick, vice president, Student Services, was interviewed by WICS on the Illinois Veteran’s Grant and its cost to LLCC due to lack of funding from the state of Illinois.

NOTE: Due to an unfortunate camera angle taken by WICS, the three flagpoles in front of Menard look like one pole with the MIA flag on top. As we all know, there are three poles and our police department always follows proper flag etiquette.

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Jim Ruppert, SJ-R sports editor, complimented the LLCC baseball fieldin the April 28 edition: “In my seemingly fruitless quest for the ultimate baseball park experience in Springfield, I have come upon what I have now deemed the best place for baseball in the city: Lincoln Land Community College’s Claude Kracik Field. The home of the Loggers has everything a local ballpark needs: the playing surface is well groomed and no longer holds water, the dugouts can accommodate both teams, there’s a place to park that’s safe, there’s a place to sit and watch, there’s a really good concession stand, there’s a terrific press box and the scenery is pretty nice too. They play good baseball at Kracik Field, too…”

The LLCC softball team was the subject of a profile on WICS and FOX 55 sports yesterday.

Judy Jozaitis, vice president, Workforce Development and Community Education, was interviewed by Sam Madonia on Sports Radio 1450 yesterday morning on Community Education, College for Kids and the Academy of Lifelong Learning.

Jessica Ingold, coordinator, youth services, was interviewed on WMAY this morning regarding College for Kids and Community Education.