LLCC staff at Making the Grade events

Brandon Lewis, Kim Wilson, Monica Walls-Butler, Michelle Pulce-Flynn and Leigh Giles-Brown
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.

LLCC-Litchfield Student Club holds Thanksgiving food drive

Kristy Compton, CEFS Montgomery County resource specialist; Adrienne Frazier, LLCC-Litchfield education services representative; Christine Marietta, LLCC-Litchfield administrative assistantThe 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.

LLCC Choir performances

15 members of the LLCC Choir wearing their LLCC Music T-shirts.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.

REVOLUTION (with the E and L backwards). The revolutionary power of love. Fall 2022 Choir Concert. Friday, December 2, 2022, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., A. Lincoln Commons Rotunda. Free. LLCC.

Student Radiographer Association volunteers in community

SRA club members and advisor in front of map of countries served by Mission Outreach

Left to right, front row: Club Advisor Janelle Murphy, Jordan Broaddus, Megan Jenkins, Macy Mullally, Madelyn Schaadt and Lexi Shull. Back row: Erin Quinn, Bailey Burris, Josie Dame, Brooklyn Deal and Sydney Landrey.

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!

Radiographer students packing items at a table and getting instruction from Mission Outreach employeeRadiography students packing items at a tableTwo radiography students sorting through medical suppliesThree radiography students standing behind stacks of boxesRadiography students sorting items into binsTwo radiography students standing behind sorted bins

In the community

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.

In the community

Jessie Blackburn and Tisha Miller wearing witches hats and standing at an LLCC info table
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.

In the community

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.

Jeff Martin talking to a student at an LLCC WEI exhibit tableSierra Peterson and Kim Wilson

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Image of LLCC-Team Loggers before the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.
Image of LLCC-Team Loggers after the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.
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.