Brandon Lewis, program navigator, Open Door Workforce Equity Initiative; Kim Wilson, recruitment specialist; Michelle Pulce-Flynn, director, grant development; and Leigh Giles-Brown, program director, diagnostic medical sonography (shown with Monica Walls-Butler, center, of Southeast High School), participated in the Making the Grade event at Southeast High School this week. The District 186 F.A.C.E. Family Liaisons put on this event once a quarter and ask community members to volunteer and mentor students about their grades, provide encouragement and give advice about achieving their goals. Brandon and Kim also participated in Springfield High School’s Making the Grade event this week.
The LLCC-Litchfield Student Club sponsored a Thanksgiving food drive from Nov. 7-17 in which students and faculty collected 383 non-perishable food items. These items were donated to the CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation in Montgomery County.
Classes competed to collect the most items for the drive and win a pizza party. General Biology taught by Amy Delap was honored as the class with the most donations.
The LLCC Choir traveled to A-C Central on Wednesday, Nov.16. The choir performed selections from its upcoming concert for the high school and junior high school choirs, and the high school and junior high school choirs performed selections from their upcoming holiday concert for the LLCC Choir. Afterward, Laurie Lewis-Fritz, assistant professor of music, did workshops with both choirs and was assisted by the students in the LLCC Choir. Liz Klauzer, the director of the A-C Central choirs, praised the LLCC students for their wonderful performance and their encouragement and support of the A-C Central students.
“RƎVO⅃UTION,” a concert about the revolutionary power of love, will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 1 and 7 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.
LLCC Public Relations and Marketing, Workforce Equity Initiative and Aviation staff attended the Central Illinois Building Trades Career Day on Nov. 15, speaking with students about careers in the trades.
Afterward, students from Winchester, Triopia and Nokomis-Pana-Taylorville (NPT) Special Education Cooperative came to campus and toured the Workforce Careers Center.
On Thursday, Nov. 3, members of the LLCC Student Radiographer Association volunteered at HSHS Mission Outreach. Mission Outreach is an organization that accepts medical supply donations from all over the U.S. These donations are sorted at the center and then shipped overseas to various countries in need. The club members sorted, counted, weighed and boxed supplies to help expedite the process! They are current students of LLCC’s associate degree radiography program and demonstrated a strong commitment to bettering healthcare concerns across the world!
Chris McDonald, Ph.D., was a speaker at Great War Encampment 2022 presented by the Illinois State Military Museum on Nov. 5 and 6. He provided two talks — one on the 33rd Infantry Division on film and the other on Camp Logan during World War I.
Tisha Miller, enrollment coordinator, provided information on LLCC programs including opportunities available through LLCC Adult Education to attendees at the Christian County Learning Express Resource Fair on Nov. 2.
LLCC-Litchfield sponsored the 2022 Imagine Hillsboro Education Committee Spooktakular Golf Scramble that was held Oct. 22.
Jessie Blackburn, director, LLCC-Litchfield, and Tisha Miller, enrollment coordinator, represented LLCC at the 10th annual Hillsboro Trick-or-Treat Trail on Friday, Oct. 28. About 300 youngsters participated in the event sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, The Journal-News, Hillsboro Rotary and participating businesses.
Jeff Martin, Sierra Peterson and Kim Wilson represented LLCC at the 4th Annual Central Illinois HBCU and State College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Union Baptist Church in Springfield. They talked with students and shared information about college and Workforce Institute programs as well as opportunities through the Open Door Workforce Equity Initiative.
LLCC-Team Loggers participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 1. They raised awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association, “the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.” LLCC-Team Loggers had 16 members and raised $2,260 for the Alzheimer’s Association so they can continue their great work. Thank you to co-captains Laurie Clemons and Leslie Johnson, and team members Jeremy Alexander, Kim Alexander, Mackenzie Bryant, Shanda Byer, Mary Dellert, Julie Eason, Claire Heffron-McKinney, Bobbi Henry, Barry Lamb, Laurie Lewis-Fritz, Crystal Norris, Elliana Thompson, Kassie Thompson and Kirk Yenerall.
Please reach out to Laurie Clemons or Leslie Johnson if interested in being a co-captain for the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.