Thanks to all who donated to LLCC Food Pantry!

LLCC Student Life would like to thank everyone who donated to the LLCC Food Pantry throughout this summer and at Convocation. We logged more than 900 items donated at Convocation! Your support is much appreciated and goes a long way in supporting our students. Please find attached the August Food Pantry Update. The food pantry is open Monday noon-3 p.m., Tuesday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursday 1-4 p.m. Questions and referrals can be directed to Marie Watson and Marina Wirsing in the student life office.

August 2017 Food Pantry Update

Thank you to all who helped with new student welcome lunch

LLCC Student Life would like to send out a huge thank you to all the faculty, staff and volunteers who helped with the New Student Welcome Lunch. We had a great turnout and received excellent feedback from our students! The NSWL started out in A. Lincoln Commons with information tables from various departments and clubs or organizations. Following the informational portion, two breakout sessions provided students with bystander intervention training and information on a variety of other topics. Nelson’s Catering served a delectable lunch menu in the student union that was enjoyed by students, faculty and staff! Many thanks to those listed below.

Club/Organizations/Departments who sponsored informational tables:

  • Advising, Counseling and Career Services
  • Center for Academic Success
  • Department of Arts & Humanities
  • Department of Mathematics and Sciences
  • Department of Social Sciences
  • Environmental Club
  • Foundation
  • Hablamos Club
  • The Lamp
  • LLCC Police
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Public Relations & Marketing
  • Retention & Student Success
  • Sexual Assault & Violence Education Task Force (SAVE)
  • Student Government Association
  • Writing Center

Breakout session facilitators:

  • Bystander Intervention
  • Hanson, Officer Tess Olson and Austin Harris
  • Shelby Bedford
  • Sarah Scheufele and Kimberly Heinish
  • Dr. Deborah Brothers and Terrelle Jackson
  • Dr. Beth Wiediger and Sierra Peterson
  • Leslie Johnson

Breakout session facilitators and topics

  • Dr. Victor Broderick – Faculty Expectations Family Feud
  • Michelle Burger – Career Exploration
  • Catherine Wittler– Honors Opportunities
  • Jeris Creasey and Amy Chernowski – Technology 101
  • Chris Barry – Avoiding Procrastination
  • Tricia Hardway – RISE

Faculty/Staff at lunch tables:

  • Bill Harmon
  • Dr. Cynthia Maskey
  • Chris Barry
  • David Green
  • Dr. Carmen Allen
  • Natasha Trame
  • Dr. Paul Hudson
  • Dr. Victor Broderick
  • David Leitner
  • Dr. Claire Gordon
  • Tim McKenzie
  • Brittany Clark
  • Tim Humphrey
  • Nancy Sweet
  • Alexis Morris
  • Leslie Johnson
  • Phil Schaefer
  • Karen Sanders
  • Caitlin Scott
  • Dr. Lesley Frederick
  • Asia Jackson
  • Brittney Boyd


  • Alyson Bass


  • Leslie Johnson
  • Dr. Lesley Frederick
  • Catherine Wittler
  • Marie Hountondji
  • Officer Lucas Ostendorf
  • Beth Hoffmann


  • Gailyn Draper
  • Carissa Dubois
  • Tiffany Fenner
  • Samantha Flores
  • Carrie Darr
  • Alexis Morris
  • Colleen Goett
  • Lucy Carley
  • Caitlin Scott
  • Facilities
  • Foundation
  • IT & AV staff




LLCC food pantry needs your help

The Lincoln Land Community College Food Pantry needs your help to stock its shelves. All faculty and staff are encouraged to bring an item from the list below to convocation on Friday, Aug. 18. The items listed below are either out-of-stock or highly desired at this time. All food items must not be expired and single serve/individual portion items are preferred. To learn more about the food pantry, please contact LLCC Student Life by visiting the office located in the lower level of Menard Hall, calling 786.2241 or going to

Food item donations:

  • Mac & cheese cups
  • Tuna/Chicken salad ready-to-eat kits
  • Easy peel opening cans of soup (microwave ready)
  • Ready-to-eat pasta meals (microwave ready)
  • Trail mix
  • To-go peanut butter cups
  • Cereal –single serving size
  • Protein and granola bars
  • Ready-to-eat rice meals
  • Juice (single servings like Juicy Juice)

Thank you in advance for helping us live our mission of providing support to LLCC students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food.

Blood drive July 13

LLCC Student Life is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, July 13, from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the student union, Menard Hall. Walk-ins are welcome! All donors please eat before donation and present a photo ID.

LLCC food pantry needs donations

The LLCC Food Pantry, located in the Student Life Office, lower level, Menard Hall, is in need of donations. The mission of the LLCC Food Pantry is to provide support to Lincoln Land Community College students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food. Below is a list of items that are either out-of-stock or highly desired at this time. All food items must not be expired and single serve/individual portion items are preferred. To learn more about the food pantry, please contact the Student Life Office at 217-786-2241 or click on the following link.

  • Ready-to-eat pasta (microwaveable)
  • Mac-n-Cheese cups
  • Tuna Salad/Chicken ready-to-eat kits
  • Tuna pouches
  • Soup/Chili/Beef Stew in easy-peel open cans
  • To-go peanut butter cups
  • Cup-o-Noodle or ramen noodle soup
  • Juice boxes
  • Fruit snacks
  • Cereal bars

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Jeans Day

In observance of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Computer Science Academy and the Gay-Straight Alliance clubs are sponsoring a Jeans Day on Thursday, April 20. Proceeds will be donated to the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault (PCASA). Anyone at any LLCC location can participate. Donations can be taken to the Student Life Office and teal ribbons can be worn to show support for SAAM.

“Vagina Monologues” this Friday & Saturday

LLCC is presenting a production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. The production is being held in the Trutter Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s performance features a pre-show called “Cis-iety Interrupted,” with original monologues from LLCC students and faculty and Springfield community members. The pre-show begins at 7 p.m. followed by “The Vagina Monologues” at 8 pm. The production includes adult themes and language.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or in the ticket office in Menard Hall. More information on LLCC’s production is available from Dr. Deborah Brothers, professor of English, at 786.4966 or

Honors Program selling Krispy Kremes today!

The Honors Program is selling Krispy Kreme donuts TODAY in the A. Lincoln Commons from 8 a.m.-1 pm. Original glazed donuts are available and the cost is $6 per dozen. Cash or checks payable to “LLCC.” Proceeds from the fundraiser will help the Honors Program Club members pay for a Chicago museums day trip. Please consider purchasing a dozen (or two!).