LLCC officials broke ground for new Kreher Agriculture Center

L-R: Craig Findley, LLCC Trustee; Ken Elmore, Vice Chair, LLCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Vicki Davis, Trustee; Jeff Fulgenzi, Trustee; Aaliyah Kissick, Student Trustee; Gordon Gates, Secretary, Board of Trustees; Skye Kretzinger, Ag Club President; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC President; Wayne Rosenthal, Chair, Board of Trustees; Larry Hardy, Don Weinhoff, Robert Stuart, representing the Kreher Charitable Trust; Wyatt Banks, Professional Agricultural Student (PAS) representative LLCC officials broke ground yesterday on a new building for the study of agriculture. LLCC Board Chair Wayne Rosenthal announced that the new structure on the east edge of campus will be named the Kreher Agriculture Center, in honor of the late Charles and Irene Kreher.

The 19,750-square-foot, $7.5 million building is being funded by annual distributions from the Kreher Farm Perpetual Charitable Trust to the LLCC Foundation and is expected to open in the spring semester of 2021.

Rendering of the new Kreher Agriculture Center“This cutting-edge facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, student gathering spaces and a spacious, glassed-in expo area for ag simulators,” said Rosenthal. “The building will incorporate technology and active learning to prepare students for success in the 21st century workplace.”

LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., expressed excitement for the next step: a new facility. “But even more important are the people who will work and learn here. We have outstanding faculty and staff in our agriculture program. Our agriculture students are active and top notch. They continually bring home awards and recognitions that make us proud.”

LLCC Ag Club President Skye Kretzinger commented on the importance of the occasion. “Today is a major day for all of those who have, are or are going to be attending LLCC as an agriculture student. This new building signifies change and our future of agriculturists. Throughout this new building, students will be learning to become our next agronomists, animal nutritionists, land surveyors and much more; they will be becoming the future of agriculture.”

Also participating in the groundbreaking were LLCC Board of Trustee members Ken Elmore, vice chair; Gordon Gates, secretary; Dr. Vicki Davis; Craig Findley; Jeff Fulgenzi; and Student Trustee Aaliyah Kissick.

Unveiling of the new Kreher Ag Center renderingUnveiling the architectural rendering of the new building were Don Wienhoff, trustee of the Kreher Charitable Trust, along with trust representatives Bob Stuart and Larry Hardy, and Wyatt Banks, Professional Agricultural Student representative.

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Shop AmazonSmile and support the LLCC Foundation

You can make a difference if you shop on Amazon for Prime Day deals yet today, July 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1360597, and AmazonSmile donates to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation! To date, 62 people have helped raise nearly $1,500 to benefit students at LLCC simply by shopping through AmazonSmile. You can join these supporters by using the link above. Imagine how much more assistance the Foundation could provide with even more supporters!
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Shop AmazonSmile July 15 and 16 and support the LLCC Foundation

You can make a difference if you shop on Amazon for deals on Prime Day, July 15, or July 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1360597, and AmazonSmile donates to Lincoln Land Community College Foundation! To date, 62 people have helped raise nearly $1,500 to benefit students at LLCC simply by shopping through AmazonSmile. You can join these supporters by using the link above. Imagine how much more assistance the Foundation could provide with even more supporters!
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Gala items for sale

Red and yellow Kolanchoe plants, ferns, and clear and yellow umbrellas available for purchase in the Foundation.The LLCC Foundation has some Kolanchoe plants (red and yellow), a few ferns and umbrellas that were used as decorations at the 13th Annual Gala, “Singing in the Rain,” this past weekend that are available for purchase. All items are $5 each and located in the Foundation office.

 

Donate to LEAGUE by April 30 for your chance to win!

LLCC Foundation Fabulous LEAGUE Campaign 2019It’s not too late to make your annual contribution to the LLCC Foundation through the LEAGUE Campaign.  Donate to LEAGUE by Tuesday, April 30 to be entered into a drawing for some great prizes including $150 cash donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet. Complete the LEAGUE contribution form and return to the Foundation to be entered into the drawing.

Thank you to those who have donated more than $42,000 so far. Your gift makes an impact on the lives of our students by supporting scholarships, grants and more.

LEAGUE prize winners

LLCC Foundation Fabulous LEAGUE Campaign 2019Congratulations to Holly Gietl the winner of $205 from the LEAGUE 50/50 drawing and to Joe Hoff who won the first $150 LEAGUE cash prize which was donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet.

Thanks to all who purchased tickets in support of the LEAGUE campaign which benefits our programs and students like Aaliyah Kissick, who spoke at the LEAGUE luncheon about the impact that faculty and staff at LLCC have had on her.

If you would like to make a donation to the LEAGUE campaign to help students like Aaliyah, please complete the 2019 enrollment form and return to the LLCC Foundation office. Make your donation by April 30, and you will be eligible to win an additional $150 in cash!

For more information call the Foundation at 786-2785.

LEAGUE grant dollars at work!

As announced at the LEAGUE Kickoff on Tuesday, nearly $10,000 was awarded for LEAGUE grants for the following:

  • Community Education/Youth Enrichment Services – to purchase equipment and curriculum for the STEM program, “Ready, Set, Drone! at LLCC”
  • EMS Program – infant airway management trainer
  • Health Professions – provide students with hands-on experience with the mass disaster training simulation;
  • Adult Education – 100 GED Ready Practice vouchers and GED test vouchers
  • Financial Aid – two iPads, screen protectors and cases for the FAFSA mobile application
  • LLCC-Jacksonville/CAS – laptop for virtual interpreter services
  • Math and Sciences – to furnish the anatomy & physiology room with new models
  • Nursing – updated iPads for the nursing simulation lab

These grants are made possible by donations to the LEAGUE Campaign. It’s not too late to contribute. Please complete the 2019 enrollment form and return to the Foundation office. If you make a contribution by the end of the day on Friday, March 29, you will be entered into the drawing for the first $150 cash prize, donated by members of the LLCC Cabinet. Purchase 50/50 drawing tickets by 5 p.m. on Friday as well in the Foundation.

LLCC winners of Paul Simon Essay Contest

Please join us in congratulating this year’s LLCC winners of the Paul Simon Essay Contest. Our first place winner will be forwarded on to the statewide competition for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Congratulations to our local winners, and good luck, Ashley, in the state contest!
 
First place: Ashley Berry
Second place: Tyler Berola
Third place: Emily Russel
 
Thank you to the LLCC Foundation and the LLCC Bookstore for donating prizes.

LLCC receives portable X-ray equipment for radiography lab

Andrew Harmon, instructor, radiography; Casey Best, radiography student; Elliot Dawson, radiography student; Marjorie King, director, medical imaging and radiation oncology services at Memorial Medical Center; Janelle Murphy, program director radiographyLLCC recently received the gift of portable X-ray equipment from Memorial Medical Center in collaboration with BJC for use in the LLCC associate degree radiography lab. A portable X-ray machine is used to take diagnostic images of patients who cannot be transferred to a stationary unit.

“We thank Memorial Medical Center for their generosity,” said Karen Sanders, executive director, LLCC Foundation. “The portable X-ray machine makes a great addition to the state-of-the-art equipment available to our students and allows them to practice on the same equipment they will find on the job.”

“Our students will have hands-on experience with this technology and be better prepared for their role as X-ray students at the clinical sites they attend as part of their education,” added Janelle Murphy, director of the LLCC radiography program.

LEAGUE Campaign activities

LLCC Foundation Fabulous LEAGUE Campaign 2019All faculty and staff are invited to join the LEAGUE Committee for the Fabulous LEAGUE Campaign Kickoff on Tuesday, March 26, in the Student Union beginning at 11:45 a.m. But first, join us for the LEAGUE Poker Run starting today! Visit each of the five participating locations (or email the contact person if located off-site) to draw a playing card. The person with the best poker hand wins and will receive a prize. The winner will be announced at the LEAGUE Kickoff. View rules and the Poker Run Hand Sheet. Not a poker player? View the poker hand ranking sheet.

Don’t forget to bring some cash when you stop by the LLCC Foundation office so you can purchase your 50/50 tickets ($1 each or six for $5).