Coat drive for LLCC students starts today

This past winter our LLCC community noticed many students wearing light coats that did not provide the best protection for the intense cold we experienced. That is why the LLCC Student Government Association, TRIO and the Student Success team are working together to make sure any LLCC student who needs a warm winter coat will have one next winter.

Take a minute to watch SGA explain a bit more about how you can help make a difference! (Please note that the video plays best when using Chrome or Firefox as your browser.)

As you are doing your spring cleaning this year, if you find a gently used adult or child winter coat(s) you no longer are going to use, please donate it to our coat drive. Any size coat will be appreciated because, as you may know, many our students have little ones at home that also need a warm coat next winter. We welcome all new or gently used coats and ask that, if possible, you wash and dry donations on high heat before bringing them to campus.

Drop off locations can be found in LLCC Student Life, outside the TRIO area and in the Workforce Careers Center. The coat drive starts now and ends on Tuesday, April 23. The coat giveaway event will be held during the fall semester in November. Thank you for helping to make next winter a more enjoyable experience for many of our students.

SGA sponsoring Angel Tree

A reminder that LLCC SGA is sponsoring an Angel Tree to spread joy and cheer to local senior residents of Springfield Retirement Village. Students, faculty and staff are invited to take an angel from the holiday tree located in A. Lincoln Commons and purchase a gift for the resident named on the angel tag. Gifts can be returned to the Student Life Office with the angel tag included.

LLCC Students Advocate on behalf of Lincoln Land Student Body April 20

studentadvocacydayOlatayo Ajenifuja and Tyshiana Jackson had the distinct pleasure of representing Lincoln Land Community College students at the Annual Student Advocacy Day hosted by the Illinois Community College Board. They were able to meet with Illinois State Senator Sam McCann (pictured right with Tyshiana, Marie Watson and Olatayo) of the 50th District and Illinois State Senator Andy Manar of the 48th District.

Brandon Lewis seated as new LLCC Student Trustee

The Board of Trustees seated a new student trustee at its meeting Wednesday evening.

Brandon Lewis was elected by LLCC students to represent them on the Board of Trustees. He received his oath of office from LLCC Board of Trustees Chair Craig Findley. Lewis will serve a one-year term and replaces retiring student trustee Madison Baker, who was honored for her year of service and student leadership.

Craig Findley and Brandon Lewis Craig Findley and Madison Baker






Trustees were also introduced to newly-elected LLCC Student Government Association officers: President Carrie Darr, Vice President Amandeep Kaur, Springfield; Treasurer Nouriath Adouke Lawani, Springfield; Public Relations Officer Catherine Wittler, Williamsville; Business and Technologies Representative Keith Treadwell, Springfield; Social Sciences Representative Jonathan Davis, Springfield; and Representative-at-Large Emmi Fisher, Springfield.


Student Advocacy Day

Student Advocacy Day will be held April 20 at the Illinois Capitol Building from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. If you have a student who would be interested in attending to represent Lincoln Land Community College, please have them send an email and RSVP to by the end of today. Transportation is available. If a student is in need of transportation, please have them include that request in the RSVP. Any questions can be directed to Marie Watson (

Student Life events today

LLCC’s African-American History Month celebration wraps up today with African-American Food and Vendor Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The event features free samples of African-American food, displays exhibiting the wares of African-American entrepreneurs, in addition to “Saxophone and African-American Poetry Improvisations” performed by LLCC retired business law professor and jazz musician Virgil Rhodes, J.D.

Also, Student Government Association is hosting their information session today in Menard Hall, room 1177 at 12:30 p.m. Please send any students who are interested in running for an SGA position for the 16-17 academic year their way!


SGA Information Session Feb. 24

Student Government Association will be hosting an Information Session for all students who are interested in running for a position within SGA for the 16-17 academic year on Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m. in Menard Hall, room 1177. If you know of any students who are interested or would be a great fit for SGA, please let them know. Questions can be sent to Marie Watson, advisor of SGA, or directly to

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Awards for PRM and SGA/LAB

Public Relations and Marketing won two silver awards for best outdoor advertising (School for the Job billboard) and best ad series (COLLEGE SUCCESS) and a bronze award for best annual report (2011-12) at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 Conference Nov. 3-5 in Columbus, Ohio.

The Student Government Association (SGA) and Logger Activities Board (LAB) won two awards at the Illinois Community College Student Activities Association Fall Student Leadership Conference in Gurnee. The SGA received the 2013 Ed Snyder Merit Award for excellence in programming during the 2012-2013 academic year and  the LAB received the 2013 Low Cost or No Cost Creative Marketing Award for the 4th year in a row for the “Bundle the Babes” event.


PTK & SGA fundraisers to benefit fight against breast cancer

Phi Theta Kappa will be holding a “Pink and Jeans Day” on October 24th to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation. Stop by the Student Life Office with $5 to purchase your pin to wear on that day along with your pink and jeans.

The Student Government Association is also raising money to fight breast cancer. Look for their table on Fridays in October from 11am-1pm in the Student Union and make a $5+ donation to receive a pink t-shirt!