Lynn Whalen and Kyla Kruse complete NCMPR Leadership Institute

NCMPR Leadership Institute class of 2019Congratulations to Lynn Whalen, executive director of public relations and marketing, and Kyla Kruse, assistant director of public relations, who completed the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations’ Leadership Institute June 20-21. The institute’s theme, “Managing Up, Down and Across Your Campus,” focused on higher-level leadership skills in community college marketing and PR.

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Welcome Emily Smith!

Emily SmithEmily Smith is LLCC’s new recruitment specialist. She began her new duties June 17. Emily previously worked for Illinois College as senior admission counselor, recruiting in the St. Louis area. She earned an associate degree from LLCC and bachelor’s degree from IC. She can be reached at Welcome, Emily!

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LLCC to host Transportation and Industrial Expo July 16

Transportation and Industrial Expo. Interested in a hands-on career? July 16, 6-8 p.m. Transportation Center of Excellence. Industrial Center of Excellence
LLCC’s hands-on training programs will be showcased at the Transportation and Industrial Expo Tuesday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. Prospective students are invited to learn about the many LLCC degree and certificate opportunities that can launch careers in the transportation and industrial fields.

The free event will be held in the Workforce Careers Center. Registration is available at or by calling 217-786-2577.

“This expo is a great opportunity for those who want high-quality, affordable training for a hands-on career,” said Nancy Sweet, interim dean of applied and emerging technologies at LLCC. “We’ll be showcasing our programs in welding, HVACR, aviation mechanics, aviation management, automotive technology, electrical distribution lineman, commercial electrical maintenance, construction occupations, industrial technology, IDOT highway construction careers, truck driving and more.”

“We know that the area workforce needs skilled workers, and we know that people want good jobs,” said Sweet. “These jobs are available now – local and beyond. It’s a matter of connecting people with these hands-on programs and then getting trained, hired and ultimately working in a career.”

Attendees can visit various state-of-the-art labs with hands-on activities, talk with program instructors and industry experts, and take first steps in the enrollment process.

The Transportation and Industrial Expo is the next in a series of events designed to highlight Centers of Excellence at LLCC.

Thank you to all who assisted with Campus Visit Day!

Summer Campus Visit Day on June 11 was a great success with more than 150 individuals in attendance! LLCC Public Relations and Marketing would like to thank all who assisted with this important recruitment event. We sincerely appreciate you sharing your time, expertise and enthusiasm for LLCC!

Those who assisted include: Sue Alexander, Dr. Carmen Allen, Bill Bade, Whitney Brandenburg, Laurel Bretz, Dr. Victor Broderick, Shanda Byer, Debra Coet-Hanna, Christina Courier, Maureen Curry, Jacob Deters, Carissa DuBois, Barb Eades, Brian Earley, Kim Eddings, Tim Ervin, Nick Ferreira, Dave Ferrill, Chief Brad Gentry, Steve Handy, Sergeant Mike Hanson, Bill Harmon, Marybeth Hentrich, Tim Humphrey, Leslie Johnson, Chad Jones, Sean Keeley, Barry Lamb, Lori Large-Oldenettel, Kim Lesko, Diane Liesen, Taylor Littig, Dr. Cynthia Maskey, Dr. Chris McDonald,  Tisha Miller, Alison Mills, Patrick Moore, Janelle Murphy, Officer Adam Nieto, Becky Parton, Dr. Scott Queener, Cheri Reardon, Brooke Rhoades, Laurie Rhodes, Karen Sanders, Sarah Scheufele, Candace Silas, Tom Spears, Julie Sutfin, Nancy Sweet, Jan Szoke, Ashly Thomas, Chris Tople, Officer Brian Tweryon, Jud Walker, Duane Whitney, Eleanor Wild, Karla Wilham and Doris Williams.

Also, thank you to the student presenters (Natalie Baker, Seth Jacobs and Aaliyah Kissick) and clubs that participated (Dance Club: Express Your Seoul and The Lamp).

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Today is Campus Visit Day!

Explore your future at LLCC! Campus Visit Day Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon
Please help us in welcoming prospective students and their families to LLCC today for Campus Visit Day! The event begins at 10 a.m. in the Trutter Center. Following presentations there, guests will tour campus and visit exhibits in A. Lincoln Commons until noon. Please feel free to talk to any visitors you encounter about the advantages of enrolling at LLCC and let them know we’re ready to help them achieve their educational goals!

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Thank you to Welcome Week volunteers!

LLCC Public Relations and Marketing thanks everyone who joined us in greeting and assisting students in A. Lincoln Commons during Welcome Week. Volunteers helped create a great start for students this summer session at LLCC! Volunteers who helped with Welcome Week included: Chris Barry, Shelby Bedford, Gailyn Draper, Claire Heffron-McKinney, Cathy Huffman, Asia Jackson, Leslie Johnson, Dr. Scott Queener, Candance Silas, Denese Udey, Marina Wirsing and Kimberly Young.

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New “Ready?” email signature

The last day to add classes for summer session is today, June 6, so please replace your “Ready? Register now for summer and fall classes!” email signature with the updated email signature below. Thank you!

Ready? Register now for fall classes!

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